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road.cc Recommends! All new batch of the best products reviewed on road.cc featuring Fairlight, Apidura, Santini and more

Bikes, clothing and accessories join our list of the créme de la créme products awarded the coveted road.cc Recommends badge in November

As we bid farewell to November, we're thrilled to highlight seven more exceptional products that have earned the prestigious road.cc Recommends badge. These items not only withstood rigorous testing but also garnered high scores in our reviews. From versatile gravel bikes to top-notch cycling gear, these standouts have proven their mettle in performance, comfort, and innovation. For even more in-depth reviews published on a daily basis, check out our reviews page

Bikes: 
Fairlight Secan 2.5 GRX 820 2x
Basso Venta Disc 105 2023

Clothing: 
Altura All Roads Fleece
Santini Aldo Bib Tights
Santini Prime Bib Tights
Scott RC Pro Warm GORE-TEX +++ Men’s Bib Tights

Accessories:
Apidura City Messenger

Fairlight Secan 2.5 GRX 820 2x

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The Fairlight Secan 2.5 is a visually stunning steel gravel bike that impressed us with its capability both on gravel and road. Stu praised its incredible ride quality, numerous mounting points, and meticulous finish - and the proportional geometry ensures a near-custom fit. The Shimano GRX 820 12-speed groupset, FSA components, and Hope 20Five Pro5 wheels all add to the well-rounded bike that this Secan 2.5 is. 

Read the full review of the Fairlight Secan 2.5 here. 

Basso Venta Disc 105 2023

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The Basso Venta Disc is an endurance road bike that blends performance and comfort well, and its sporty, responsive frameset offers excellent stiffness and rear-end comfort. This bike is a  lively ride, despite the basic wheels, and the full bike is a good value option at £2,599.

Read the full Basso Venta review here. 

Altura All Roads Fleece

Altura All Roads Fleece

If you prefer more relaxed cycling clothing, the Altura All Roads Fleece is a jacket that really impressed us. It's t a blend of fleece and softshell fabrics, which results in excellent warmth, weather resistance, and breathability.

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You also get two pockets, reflective details, and an overall comfortable fit, which makes this jacket a versatile garment for both on and off the bike. 

Read all about the Altura All Roads fleece here.

Santini Aldo Bib Tights

Santini Aldo Bib Tights

We've got not only one, but two pairs of Santini winter bib tights added to the t road.cc Recommends in November. These Also tights are the heavier ones, and excel even in some sub-zero temperatures. They sit high enough on the waist, feature Santini's Sitip Acquazero technology for water and dirt repellency, have a comfy C3 endurance chamois and in short, offer very impressive performance without feeling bulky. 

Find out all the details of the Santini Aldo Bib tights here.

Santini Prime Bib Tights

Santini Prime Bib Tights

The Santini Prime bib tights are a little lighter than the above Aldos, and made with fleece-lined Blizzard thermofleece fabric that excels in breathability and keeps some of the rain at bay, too. The seamless GITevo chamois provides excellent long-distance comfort, and with eight size options, these tights cater to a wide range of cyclists. 

You can read all about the Santini Prime Bib Tigths here. 

Scott RC Pro Warm GORE-TEX +++ Men’s Bib Tights

Scott RC Pro Warm GORE-TEX +++ Men’s Bib Tights

Featuring a Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper for warmth, race fit, and comfy chamois, these winter bib tights received a nearly perfect score in our testing. If you regularly ride in the cold and weather weather, these bib tights are a great purchase to make it that little bit more pleasant. 

Get all the details of the Scott RC Pro Warm Gore-Tex +++ tights here.

Apidura City Messenger

Apidura City Messenger

For those looking for a stylish messenger bag, the Apidura City Messenger could be just the one. This is a waterproof messenger bag ideal for cyclists wanting to carry around a 13-inch laptop – or whatever else you might need.

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It offers excellent waterproofing, and is comfortable when carrying on either side of your body. It's got a well-designed lid, multiple pockets, and thoughtful features like light attachment slots, too. 

Check out the full review for the Apidura City Messenger here.

Suvi joined F-At in 2022, first writing for off-road.cc. She's since joined the tech hub, and contributes to all of the sites covering tech news, features, reviews and women's cycling content. Lover of long-distance cycling, Suvi is easily convinced to join any rides and events that cover over 100km, and ideally, plenty of cake and coffee stops. 

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