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We're busy getting winter clothing in to test (and a load of other things too), but because road.cc is a club we thought we'd do things differently by finding out what you'd like us to test.

So what would YOU like us to test? We want your suggestions for winter clothing, but also anything else you'd like to know more about, including the bikes you'd like us to review.

We'll try to test all the benchmark brands and products anyway, and we'll be testing things aimed at a whole range of riders, but if there's anything you'd particularly like to see reviewed, especially from brand that maybe you don't see reviews of then let us know (by either, sticking a comment on the bottom of this story or firing in an email using the 'Contact Us' button in the top nav).

We'll put your suggestions on a list and we'll do our best to get then in and tested. And we'll keep you updated on our progress…

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.

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the-yorkshire-p... [173 posts] 7 years ago
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Tony, I reckon a softshell test would be handy, as they're taking over for winter riding. Being as we've had our annual rainfall for the summer (I hope) then the waterproofs may not be required... I'll happily review the ones I've got (or lend them for a review), being the 2xu, 2 different howies ones, a berghaus one and a cheap and cheerful Aldi special.

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 7 years ago
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Ant,
Top marks for optimisim? Take your point though, we will try and have a look at some soft-shells because that does seem to be where the advances are all being made at the moment.
We will try and get a 2xu one in, but I might come back to you on the Aldi - they are really hard to get when Aldi aren't doing their cycling promotions. Thanks for the offer on the others we'd want to test them ourselves and I wouldn't want to leave you jacketless as winter approaches. Mind you, it isn't going to rain…

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DaSy [688 posts] 7 years ago
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I notice a lot of the comments seem to be from commuters rather than roadies. I only buy clothes for road riding/training and would be interested in comparison tests between the likes of Rapha Sportwool jerseys and Assos synthetic offerings.

Quality bibshort reviews - Assos, Goirdana, Rapha and Pearl Isumi etc.

Gloves - mitts and winter

For me Rapha and Assos would be a benchmark for all clothing brand tests

I'd like to see some of the less represented brands of bike on test - Litespeed , Look, BMC.

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 7 years ago
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Got some Rapha stuff coming in, and we'll be looking to get in some Assos too (not prejudicing anything - cos I won't be testing it, but there are other brands working in synthetics who easily give Assos a run for their money - De Marchi spring to mind as one (so we should try and get some of their kit in too).

Less tested bike brands are very much on our list as well - although one of the reasons some of them are less tested is simply that they either don't want their bikes tested or haven't got any to test. Mind you, that doesn't include any of the brands you mentioned.

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the-yorkshire-p... [173 posts] 7 years ago
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according to the met office we're looking at a dry-ish and mild winter, so hopefully they're right on this one. Michael Fish didn't say there would be a hurricane though...

Anyways, on the shell's, I have 2 of each of the Howies ones, so no worries if you do want to take them in for a while. Besides, I don't ride much in the winter comparatively - can't be arsed to clean the bike that often!

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 7 years ago
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Thanks yorshire -p we might well take you up on that.