At NCC, we have a problem.
We have a problem of bringing in way more cool things than we can tell you about unless you stop in the store. We’d like to change that – please stop into the store everyday. Thanks.
We know that’s not a reality, really, so we’re going to start a regular series of posts called “H.Y.S.T.” posts. H.Y.S.T. stands for Have You Seen This? (or Those, or Them, or That thar). The posts will consist of new items in the store we think are pretty cool. They might be big or small, fancy or basic, but they’ll all be new.
Today, we’ll start with something fancy.
HAVE YOU SEEN THESE NEW HELMETS?
Check out the new Lazer Z1 (top) and Bontrager Velocis (bottom) helmets – the lightest, most ventilated options on the market today. These are the first arrivals.
HAVE YOU SEEN THESE NEW BOTTLES?
No matter what time of year it is, having an insulated bottle is a good idea. These new Fire and Ice bottles from Nathan Sports are a great idea. They are insulated, reflective, and easy to use. How is one bottle easier to use than another? These have a no-slip cap, so you can open and close it with wet hands. And it has a wider poppet so you can more water at once. That’s how it’s easier.
HAVE YOU SEEN THESE DOHICKIES?
Next up is another smart solution product – the Cycloc Wrap. It’s a rubber leg band (protecting your pants from the chain), a useful accessory strap for keeping things on your bike rack, and a very handy bungee strap for keeping wheels in line when they’re on your car rack. They come in a handful of colors. Smart stuff.
HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR FRIEND CRASH AND NOT KNOW HOW TO GET A HOLD OF THEIR FAMILY?
When you’re on a ride with friends, it’s never a bad idea to tell them who to contact if there was an emergency. The EID system is by far the most simple and economical solution we’ve seen. The tags are cheap and can attach to a seatbag or jersey very unobtrusively. Load your emergency info (contacts, medical info, bike information, etc) into your free EID account and then anytime the QR code is scanned, it accesses the information. They are available as wristbands, tags, and they’ll have stickers for bikes soon. Easy.
HAVE YOU HEARD OF A CLUTCH OUTSIDE OF A CAR?
The last little fun thing today is truly a plain product. It’s boring. But it’s so straightforward and useful that we had to share it. Electra has a number of small bags, clutches and satchels that affix to the handlebars. They pop off easy and can be toted around. This one happens to be a great size for everyday adventures. And compared to the more industrial options on the hbar bag market – this one is a steal.
That’s it! That’s a HYST post. Now you can CABT.