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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

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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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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.