Two for Today: Velocio & SQlab

VELOCIO MICROMODAL LONG SLEEVE

velocio micromodal long sleeve

Fall might just be the best time of year to ride gravel. When the leaves start to turn and the temperatures begin to drop, reach for the Velocio Micromodal long-sleeve jersey. Based in Vermont, Velocio is intimately familiar with the demands of cool-weather riding, so bringing the comfort of its short-sleeve gravel jersey to fall and spring was a nobrainer. With no zipper, this lightweight jersey imparts a more casual look, but it is still very much a performance garment with an athletic cut. Made of Modal, a fabric derived from beech trees, this jersey is soft and wicks moisture well while a carbon thread knit into the fabric adds anti-microbial properties. And, crucially, the jersey has three back pockets with a stability panel to keep all your essentials on hand.

$150; velocio.cc

SQLAB 712 HANDLEBAR TAPE

sqlab 712 handlebar tape

Rough roads call for padded, grippy handlebar tape to keep you comfortably rolling along mile after mile. Measuring 2.8mm thick, SQlab’s 712 handlebar tape is perfectly suited to the demands of off-road riding. It’s made of a special rubber compound with integrated knobs on the surface (a concept borrowed from the brand’s mountain bike grips), which together provide a confident grip, rain or shine. The raised knobs also provide extra damping and serve as a handy guide for wrapping your bars—leave three rows visible for small handlebars, and one row for large bars.

$30; 70g; sqlab-usa.com

From issue 98, get your copy here