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Eurobike 2013: PROLOGO’s patented grip system extends

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Pro Logos CPC tech features on all of their glove range, including this middleweight winter glove

Pro Logos CPC tech features on all of their glove range, including this middleweight winter glove
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Fat nosed with plenty of grippy CPC material upfront defines the ZeroII TT CPC

Fat nosed with plenty of grippy CPC material upfront defines the ZeroII TT CPC
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The Nack Zero II tips the scales at 190g, for Tinox steel it rises to 220g

The Nack Zero II tips the scales at 190g, for Tinox steel it rises to 220g
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The flat profiled ZeroII

The flat profiled ZeroII
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The X Zero is the lightest XC saddle offering at just 185g with carbon rails

The X Zero is the lightest XC saddle offering at just 185g with carbon rails
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Whilst the steel railed version is a still very light 215g

Whilst the steel railed version is a still very light 215g
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The short mitt is well padded and features plenty of ultra-grippy CPC panels

The short mitt is well padded and features plenty of ultra-grippy CPC panels
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The Tirox rails only add 47g to the overall weight, a respectable 232g

The Tirox rails only add 47g to the overall weight, a respectable 232g
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blue The curvy Scratch shape is the most classic offered by ProLogo and one of our favourites

blue The curvy Scratch shape is the most classic offered by ProLogo and one of our favourites
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The X10 is only available with Tirox steel rails yet still weighs a very respectable 22g

The X10 is only available with Tirox steel rails yet still weighs a very respectable 22g
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Whilst the X10 version is designed for marathon racers

Whilst the X10 version is designed for marathon racers
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The Nago shape has also been adapted to suit off road duties

The Nago shape has also been adapted to suit off road duties
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All Pro Logo saddles feature a triangular insert at the heel, these are now available aftermarket in various flags of the world designs for that personal touch.

All Pro Logo saddles feature a triangular insert at the heel, these are now available aftermarket in various flags of the world designs for that personal touch.
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The popular semi-round shape of the Nago Evo has been re-imagined into more of a triathlon friendly design. The broad highly padded nose gets strips of the CPC material for added grip.

The popular semi-round shape of the Nago Evo has been re-imagined into more of a triathlon friendly design. The broad highly padded nose gets strips of the CPC material for added grip.
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The Nago Evo Nack CPC is a seriously light saddle at just 160g

The Nago Evo Nack CPC is a seriously light saddle at just 160g
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The semi-round shape of the Nago Evo CPC should have wider appeal, especially now there is a cheaper version in the works

The semi-round shape of the Nago Evo CPC should have wider appeal, especially now there is a cheaper version in the works
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The summer weight version uses a more open breathable weave

The summer weight version uses a more open breathable weave
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If you like your TT saddles super flat and highly padded at the nose then the ZeroII is a fine option

If you like your TT saddles super flat and highly padded at the nose then the ZeroII is a fine option
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For PROLOGO’s recent history their big story has been their proprietary CPC technology.

PROLOGO’s head honcho Salvatore Truglio told us that the shift to the CPC systems from his pro athletes has been rapid, and he hopes that plenty more will switch especially given the new additions to the range.

We’ve tested the CPC concept on both saddles and gloves and been left suitably impressed by the performance. The only major caveat we’ve had is the prohibitive pricing, CPC technology is not cheap to manufacture or integrate into saddle designs. That meant that until now the tech was only found on the range topping carbon railed Nack versions.

Salvatore and PROLOGO hope to convert more riders the system with a whole range of T-iroX (light alloy steel rails) versions, which means for example the popular Scratch Pro CPC is now available for £139.99 opposed to the carbon versions high £209.99 price tag.

More grip for more riders

Aside from more affordable versions ProLogo have also extended the technology to four new saddle designs. First is the flat shaped cross-country special the XZero that is now available in Nack (185g) and Tirox rails (215g) and CPC. XC, Enduro and cyclocross are where we can see CPC tech making a great deal of sense, in fact tech ed Robin Wilmott here at BikeRadar already uses the CPC long finger glove to race with.

XC riders who prefer a little more curve to their saddle shape are well served now with the X8 CPC (190g Nack, 214g Tirox). The wider sized and semi curved shaped X10 is well suited to XC marathon racers and comes in a Tirox only railed version at 222g.

The Time trial market was already well served by the fat-nosed Zero II TT CPC, but its joined this year by the more Tri focussed Nago Evo Tri40 CPC, again this is available in both Nack (185g) and Tirox (210g) versions.

A bigger hand

The CPC glove range has also extended beyond the basic long and short finger versions. With them now being joined by a more substantial winter version of the long finger glove. Whilst not an out-and-out all weather glove, it features a more closed weave to the back fabric rather than the open mesh of the summer glove. The gloves are priced from £69.99 for the short finger and from £74.99 for both long finger versions.