Genesis enters carbon-fibre market with Zero + video

Genesis has today launched its first carbon fibre bikes in the Zero range. The British brand says that the Zero has been over 18 months in development and will make its race debut with the Madison Genesis team in this year’s Tour of Britain.

The Zero range features six models, all of them using the same frame.

Zero RH ZX Helmet


Making up one third of the ZeroRH+ helmet range (along with the ZR and the recently reviewed ZW), the Zero RH ZX Helmet promises premium head protection with good looks and build quality to match.

The ZX is available in two sizes; S/M (54-58cm) and L/XL (58-61)cm. With a head circumference of 56cm, the S/M fitted me perfectly - benefiting from the offering of narrower sizing brackets compared to cheaper alternatives. This helps to give the helmet a nice close fit that is apparent in both looks and feel.

Zero RH ZW Helmet


Italian brand ZeroRH+ have a range of three helmets in their cycling portfolio; the ZR, the ZX and this - the ZW.

The ZW, like practically all helmets on the market,is made from an expanded polystyrene (EPS) liner which is co-moulded to the polycarbonate shell. This keeps the helmet together after the first impact just in case of a second.

Just In: Bont Zero shoes

We’ve got a brand new pair of shoes in for review in the shape of the Bont Zeros (or Zeroes, if you prefer that spelling).

Sneak peek: Santini clothing, winter 2013

Italy’s Santini have some great looking winter clothing, but you’ll have to wait a few months before you can get your hands on it because this is for winter 2012-13.

Santini products are arranged in three different fits. That was the case before but they’ve changed the way they classify things now. Randonée clothing comes in an aerodynamic race fit; Granfondo articles are a regular stretch fit; and Criterium denotes a regular fit.

WTB: Speedplay Zeros

Looking for a set (or two) of Speedplay Zeros with cleats.


Giro Zero mitt


I’ll start with a confession: I always thought cycling gloves were about padding for recreational cyclists, and not shredding your hands to bits in spills for racers. Testing these Giro zero mitts, I discovered a third function: grip on wet bars and controls. Not having used gloves for a long time — I don’t need the padding and I like to think I won’t come off — I found myself thinking, “there seems to be a bit of moisture in the air: better take the Giro Zeros”

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