3 Cool Bits: Kona, 100%, Pactimo #issue100gearfestival


Kona Rove LTD
Fans of steel, rejoice! This material is not just relegated to custom-build realms these days; it’s very much still alive and kicking in production frames like the Kona Rove LTD. This butted-chromoly frame stays true to Kona’s mountain bike roots by stocking 650b WTB KOM wheels with 47c WTB Venture tires, providing lots of volume to handle technical terrain. And the frame provides a slacker ride, too, for mixing in some single track with your gravel rides. Kona outfits the bike with Shimano 2x GRX components and finishes the frame off with a gorgeous deep-red color. $2,499; konaworld.com

100% S3
The S3 is what happens when 100% takes a look at its line of cycling eyewear and identifies the best features from throughout the range. It borrows the minimal brow from the S2 and combines it with the intake vents on the bottom of the lens in the Speedcraft. The result is a highly capable, shatter- and impact-resistant performance sunglass with the full coverage of a 5.5-base cylindrical-shield lens, but with a slightly more subdued look. To suit any style, the S3 is available in various frame colors and lens styles—including photochromic and contrast-enhancing HiPER versions. $155–$195; 100percent.com

Pactimo Alpine Thermal LS Jersey Based in Colorado, Pactimo knows the importance of having versatile garments to handle weather that’s always in flux. The brand’s Alpine Thermal LS Jersey is perhaps its most versatile garment, great for temperatures in the 40- to 65-degree Fahrenheit range on its own and perfectly capable of being worn into much colder territory with the right base layer and vest combinations. A large center pocket lets you easily pack away bulky winter items like vests or gloves, just in case. And subtle reflective strips that put out an impressive 350 lumens keep you safe during the darker days of winter. $149; 5 colors; pactimo.com

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