Dec 22, 2016 – It’s day 10 of the 12 Days of Dig, and we bring you four essential products for cyclocross season .
SIMPSON MEGASHOT 3100 PRESSURE WASHER. For ’cross season you need something to keep your rig sparkling clean after a mud-fest Saturday race in a torrential downpour. Made in the U.S., the Simpson MegaShot 3100 PSI with a Honda GC190 engine is just what the doctor ordered. Accessories include five stainless-steel quick-connect nozzles with 0-, 15-, 25- and 40-degree options, a conveniently integrated gun/hose hanger and a reliable engine that starts easily, runs quietly and is virtually maintenance free. $400; simpsoncleaning.com
MR. HEATER BIG BUDDY PORTABLE PROPANE HEATER. Staying warm as old man winter creeps up on the calendar is vital to performance during the CX season. With the Mr. Heater Big Buddy Portable Propane Heater your hands, feet and behind are covered. Weighing in at only 17.1 pounds and with the ability to pump out between 4,000 and 18,000 BTUs per hour, the Big Buddy is the perfect solution for heating your team tent, cabin or sprinter van. A tip-over safety shut-off mechanism and an oxygen-depletion sensor keep you safe while staying warm. $152; mrheater.com
QUARQ ELSA R POWER METER. Designed, manufactured and assembled in the small town of Spearfish, South Dakota, Quarq has been making power meters for nearly a decade. The GXP-compatible Elsa R power meter features 10k temperature compensation to ensure accurate power measurements. An integrated AxCad accelerometer means you don’t need a magnet in order to obtain precise cadence metrics. Quarq’s OmniCal power measurement technology allows you to swap chainrings without worrying about compatibility or affecting the accuracy of the meter. One CR2032 battery will supply 300 hours of riding time with accuracy expected at 1.5 percent. $1,300; quarq.com
KASK MOJITO HELMET. Not to be confused with the popular summertime adult beverage, the Mojito from Kask won’t make your head feel funny. An up-and-down adjustment system helps ensure a precise, comfortable fit with width, height and inclination all alterable. A faux-leather eco chinstrap feels soft on the under-chin. On the safety side, the in-molding design combines an inner- and outer-polycarbonate shell to absorb impacts. 13 colors; $200; S–XL; 220g; Kask.it