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!
We confused a few of you on our Facebook page last week after showing our tester heading out for a ride with the new
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...
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...
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.
Pro Escape jersey
This premium Pearl Izumi
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
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
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...
Check out all our latest road.cc test reports
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.