Fit Matters May 17 2015, 0 Comments
Fit is important for proper functioning of Wind-Blox.
First, attach the blox
- Open the velcro attachment
- Place Blox on the strap that will be in front of your ear
- Close the velcro so that the flap will face backwards
Second, check your helmet straps:
- The side straps should form a Y just below your earlobe
- The chin strap should be snug against the chin so that when you open your mouth very wide you feel the helmet pull down a little bit
With the helmet in position on your head, adjust the length of the rear straps, then the length of the front straps, to locate the Y fitting where the straps come together just under your ear
Third, adjust your Blox:
- Check your Blox to make sure that they rest against your cheek
- Slide your Blox along the strap so that the length of the Blox is aligned to your ear
Last, compare your fit with this picture:
another great resource is this step-by-step featuring Giro helmets
Helmet Library April 30 2015, 0 Comments
Our company has a helmet library...a large helmet library and it is growing.
We've got Bells, Berns, Giros and Nutcases.
Now that we've been to InterBike we're dreaming of the new metroride line Nutcase is selling soon, Kasks, Cratonis and anything by Vittoria.
Oh, and a helmet with a tiara wouldn't hurt our feelings either
Freezing Weather Continues...Here's Some Gear November 20 2014, 0 Comments
Our favorite wind-fighting product is Wind-Blox, it goes without saying, but what other wind products are valuable?
We like Pearl Izumi's cycling gloves, but also realize that in really cold weather something like a lobster glove may be more what a person is looking for.
If riders are dealing with rain, another vital layer would be booties (and of course our favorite is our local brand Showers Pass which is now available at Nordstrom). Beyond the need for booties, a great pair of cycling shoes is going to be helpful and SIDI has a really warm pair.
Knickers or knee warmers will make a big difference when it comes to keeping your ligaments happy, and fleece lined tights and bibs are great options too.
Balaclavas stop important sounds (like CARS) and so do earmuffs, so Wind-Blox should stay on your helmet straps year round, but adding a warm layer like Bern's knit liner will be very helpful.