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Five cool products coming soon to road.cc

A preview prior to our verdicts on the latest products from Pirelli, Pearl Izumi, Ekoi, Specialized and PRO...

Road.cc's test team have had another busy week testing the latest bikes, kit and accessories. It's a hard life, but someone's 

gotta do it! 

 

Ekoi Morfo

£150.39

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We confused a few of you on our Facebook page last week after showing our tester heading out for a ride with the new 

Morfo 

bib shorts from Ekoi, looking as if they're on inside out: however these shorts just happen to have no lining over the chamois pad, meaning it has direct contact with your saddle. They're also one size, with Ekoi 

claiming they will fit you "no matter if you're 1.6m tall or 2m tall, 50kg 

or 100kg". Sound too good to be true? We'll be calling on a few road.cc testers prior to review to see if one size does truly fit all... 

ekoi.fr

 

 

Pirelli P Zero 

£39.99

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We got an exclusive first ride of these tyres at their official launch in Milan last month, and now our tester 

has put in an additional 500 miles into them before giving a final verdict. Pirelli have put a lot of resources into their return to the cycling industry, developing a whole new compound for the P Zero 

range. Will they roll as good as Pirelli say they will 

on the road, though? Check back for a review soon... 

pirelli.com

 

 

Specialized S-Works Prevail II women's helmet

£175.00

 

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Our reviewer Tass is currently putting the women-specific, top-of-the-range S-Works version of the Prevail II through it's paces, and Specialized say it's their lightest race helmet ever. A patented, reinforced skeleton inside the helmet provides EPS support, and the 

Specialized Mindset Hairport II micro-dial fit system allows for dialling in a perfect fit. As with all Specialized' race-focussed products, the Prevail II has been tested in their very own 'Win Tunnel' to achieve the best aerodynamics possible. 

specialized.com

 

 

Pearl Izumi 

Pro Escape jersey

£89.99

Pearl Izumi Pro Escape short sleeve Jersey.jpg

This premium Pearl Izumi 

race 

jersey has had a makeover for SS17, with Coldblack cooling technology inside for optimal cooling and reflective sun protection. It's got three back pockets, reflective elements for low light visibility and even some 'Screaming Yellow' colour added for extra visibility in the daylight too. It's best recommended to use in very warm temps of 25°c and upwards, and our reviewer Neil Gander has been sun-seeking recently to test out the Pro Escape's 

cooling properties...

pearlizumi.co.uk
 

 

PRO Vibe stem

£99.99

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The alloy version of PRO's Vibe stem has a -10 degree angling to promote a super-aggressive slammed 

position at the front end, built for fast riding and tucking in to shave seconds during sprints and breakaways. It weighs 

just 125g, and has a triangular design for an optimal stiffness to weight ratio. It also has 

specially positioned cable ports so you can internally route all 

your 

Shimano Di2 cables, making for the cleanest, most aero front end possible. Stu Kerton is currently testing this stem out on the road, looking 

for a good vibe... 

madison.co.uk

 

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Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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