Straight from our February Adventure issue, here are three goods we love for adventure – on-road, off-road and all of the above. GU’s making the calories easier to get to in a sleeve, the new Northwave Extreme RR is one of the sexiest shoes we have ever seen, and perfect for a big day in the mountains and Devinci takes its dirt know-how and applies it to gravel. Click here to get the Adventure issue of PELOTON and check out the PELOTON Shop. You can get all of our back issues there, as well as goods and apparel to provide #FuelForTheRide.
GU ENERGY CHEWS SLEEVES
Single servings? Please. We’re on an adventure here and it’s fueled by calories. GU listened to its sponsored athletes and has put its energy chews in a new double-serving sleeve. Eight chews per sleeve, two servings of 80 calories each, in an easy-to-open, easy-to-consume, easy-to-store-in-the-back-pocket sleeve. They’re the same chews we love—tasty flavors, 20 calories each, electrolytes, amino acids, options for caffeine—just in a more compact package making it easier to ride with the fuel you need for big adventure. Like all the packages from GU, it’s recyclable too. $36/18 sleeves; guenergy.com
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NORTHWAVE EXTREME RR
The new Extreme RR form Northwave has a lot going for it. The new outsole—Ultralight Carbon 15—added some needed stiffness to Northwave’s high-end road shoes without adding weight. The easily and minutely adjustable dial-closure system—the Speed Lace Winch 2—is secure and durable. But what really steals the show is the X-frame construction. A single closure on each shoe pulls a Dyneema cable, intricately routed through the shoe’s forefoot, that creates snug, balanced and comfortable tension across the foot. A feeling many shoes with dual Boas and Velcro cannot replicate. The last is low volume and quite narrow, but different-volume insoles help adjust it as necessary. The shoes also look incredible, although they are heavier than the eye would suggest: 275 grams for size 45. Not heavy, but not light either. $400; northwave.com
DEVINCI HATCHET CARBON
We may think of Devinci as an MTB brand here in the States, but its road history in Canada runs deep—30 years’ deep. The perfect bike to help Devinci bridge that divide is its new Hatchet Carbon. It’s a gravel racer made by folks that know how to deliver confidence in challenging situations. The Hatchet has clearance for 40mm tires, a long stable wheelbase, a low bottom bracket and even routing for a dropper post. But Devinci didn’t forget about high-end performance either. It’s got a stiff chassis for power transfer and a fit that puts the rider in a race-ready position, not that of a laid-back beach cruiser. Devinci offers three carbon builds: Shimano Ultegra Di2, Ultegra mechanical and 105. $5,750; devinci.com