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Some info prior to our in-depth reviews of the latest shiny new things from Powertap, Shimano, Carradice, Chapeau! and Feedback, all out being tested by our roving team of reviewers…

Our reviewers have had another busy week riding, data-recording, bike-commuting and getting dirty while testing some of the latest gear. Here are five things we’ll be giving our verdict on soon…
 

Powertap P1S single-sided power meter pedals

£550

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PowerTap P1S pedals - 1.jpg

We were impressed by Powertap’s original power pedals last year, and now they’ve released a more affordable singe-sided version. The P1’s can easily be swapped between bikes with minimal faff or set-up required, and to give you a power reading it just takes the value of power from one leg and doubles the figure. Our reviewer John Stevenson will be checking for accuracy and ease of use amongst other considerations in his review soon…

paligap.cc

 

Shimano XC7-SPD MTB shoes 

£169.99

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Shimano XC7 shoes-5.jpg

 

Shimano have teamed up with Michelin to create the sole of these MTB shoes, which combines dual-density rubber and a strategic lug placement pattern for increased grip without compromising pedal efficiency. The midsole is lightweight carbon and the upper is synthetic leather with perforated venting, while a Boa dial holds your feet in securely.
Dave Atkinson is currently putting some miles into the XC7’s, and his verdict will be here and on our sister site off-road.cc soon.

madison.co.uk

 

Carradice Ryal City Classics rucksack

£99.00

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Carradice City Classics Rydal Rucksack - back.jpg

 

This understated yet classy bag from Carradice is made from a cotton canvas, with tough leather straps and stainless steel buckles to increase its longevity. The lining is waterproof and it’s got internal pockets to keep your essentials safe. A zipped outer pocket pouch and diameters of 32cmW x 17cmD x 46cmH make this a roomy bag for commuting, but is it practical in all aspects? Our review is coming soon…

carradice.co.uk

 

Chapeau! Etape Jersey

£99.99

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Chapeau! Etape jersey - riding.jpg

Chapeau! claim their Etape jersey is “like a second skin”, designed to wick away moisture and keep you cool in warm weather. It has three full-sized pockets and is available in black or bolue colours, The minimalistic design with just a small logo and contrast arm grippers will strike a chord with the modest and the stealthy alike. We’ll be judging the performance and totting up style points for our final verdict soon.

chapeau.cc

 

Feedback Ride Prep toolkit

£149.99

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Feedback Ride Prep Tool Kit - tools.jpg

 

This comprehensive tool kit purportedly has everything you need for a fine-tuning of your bike, and comes in a handy sized box to keep on a bench or in the car. Included is 12 tools with 16 functions, including schrada and presta valve cores, a pedal wrench, spoke wrench and numerous hex keys amongst other things. Does it have everything you need, or did our reviewer Liam Cahill find there were bits missing? His verdict will be in soon.

2pure.co.uk

 

Check out all our latest tests in the reviews section

 

After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since.  He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake. 

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kil0ran [492 posts] 3 months ago
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£150 for a toolkit which doesn't include a torque wrench? What's it made of, hen's teeth? 

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fluffed [41 posts] 3 months ago
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The P1S pedals came out in 2016, slow postal service to road.cc offices?