Giro d’Italia-Inspired Gear: Italian Brands on Sale at Competitive Cyclist
Cycling’s final Grand Tour is underway, and it’s time to save on fall gear, from full bikes to snazzy saddles.
In the spirit of the 103rd-annual Giro, discover the finest cycling gear and apparel from premium Italian brands. Competitive Cyclist has curated the style and performance of brands like Castelli, Giordana, Sidi, Bianchi, and Pinarello.
The sale runs from October 9 through 25. Get loaded up with solid cycling gear and discounted pricing on some of the brand’s favorites!
Competitive Cyclist’s ‘Italy’s Finest’ Fall Sale
Pinarello Dyodo eRoad Bike: $6,500 (19% Off)
Zoom over hills or extend your commute with a little help from some electric power. Beyond the assist, this carbon-framed bike is stiff and made to take sharp corners and steep ascents with aplomb. The motor is built into the rear hub, and the battery hides in the downtube.
Fi’zi:k Arione Saddle: $98 (25% Off)
Fizik uses its own metal, dubbed “k:ium,” for the rails of this long and narrow saddle. That change from titanium is said to better dampen road vibrations. And from a design perspective, it’s made to accommodate snap-in saddlebags.
Selle SMP Bar Tape Grip Gel: $19 (64% Off)
Cut down on chattering hands with this gel-backed tape. Selle’s foray into tape is another stylish option for cyclists, and the tri-colored bar end plugs can add just a sprinkle of Italia to your setup.
Campagnolo Bora One 35 Disc Brake Wheelset: $2,000 (19% Off)
Here’s an all-around wheelset that performs everywhere you take it, from climbs to cobbles. The carbon construction was widened to 23.5 mm to fit 25mm tires, which should provide better cornering and less resistance.
Vittoria Corsa G Plus Tire — Clincher: $39 (42% Off)
Vittoria made waves by adding a thin layer of graphene to its tires. But the brand still uses a layer of Kevlar as well to protect the core-spun casing beneath. The intent is to dampen road noise, and the result is an eye-catching tire accentuated with classic gum walls.
Fi’zi:k Infinito R1 Giro Special Edition: $404 (10% Off)
Dial in the fit with BOA IP1-B dials to control the feel around your instep and forefoot separately. There’s also arch support for further support during long rides. The modern styling speaks for itself.
Competitive Cyclist’s Fall Favorites
This thermal jersey should be enough to stay warm during shoulder season rides and then be incorporated into your winter layering. The insulation runs throughout the jersey, so your arms aren’t as exposed to chills as in previous versions. It’s also available in several colors, so feel free to accessorize.
Kask Valegro Helmet: $250
Kask designed this hot-weather lid to shed weight and provide optimal safety in case of a crash. The polycarbonate layer covers the top of the helmet, which stays in place using Kask’s Octo Fit system. A dial adjuster provides easy adjustments, and there’s an eco-leather chinstrap to prevent chafing your chin on the standard nylon webbing.
Bianchi Infinito: $4,500
The versatile Infinito CV offers a somewhat relaxed riding position based on a longer wheelbase and higher tire clearance. It’s a race bike, but one that emphasizes longevity over tougher terrain thanks to Bianchi’s Countervail tech, which dampens road vibrations.
The PT Pro has a snug, race-cut fit and elasticized hem keep this jersey in place while you ride. Its microfiber polyester wicks away sweat and has a full zipper for dumping excess heat. The standard three pockets on the back help keep gear within reach.
Don’t just mash through your fall miles, pedal in style. And nobody does style quite like these Italian brands. Whether you’re looking for a new ride or new parts, Competitive Cyclist has curated gear that will add both performance and flare.