We've been bringing you you five cool things from our annual Eurobike trip for the last three weeks, however we're back on our test pile this week and there's been plenty of neat stuff coming in and out of road.cc Towers since then. The heat wave might be over for the time being but the gear testing definitely isn't!
We followed this handy-looking mount on Kickstarter, so when we were offered one for review our man Dave Atkinson jumped first on the chance to test. Described as 'the bike phone mount to end all bike phone mounts', it has 4 nickel plated neodymium magnets to which you dock your phone case, and to release the mount you just twist and lift. You can angle it and there are two different mounting positions, and F3 also say the case plate doubles up as a rest for your fingers. Find out if Dave does indeed think it makes all other cases redundant soon...
This busy and limited edition jersey from Gore is slim fitting and uses 'race-ready' fabrics to stop you sweating too much. Gore say it's extremely breathable and the full length zipper has housings on the top and bottom to prevent chafing. It's also got reflective elements, with four pockets to store your essentials.
The R5 has been Cervelo's foremost light road racing option since 2013, and this is the all-singing-all-dancing version with Sram eTap and Zipp 302 wheels. The tube profiles have been refined from the previous R5 to be more aerodynamic, and the frame weight is 831g for this disc brake version - that's actually lighter than the 850g rim brake frame. Cervelo have also worked hard to refine the stiffness to weight ratio, claiming an 18% improvement at the bottom bracket and 26% at the head tube. Does Cervelo's extensive homework transpose to better ride feel the road? Check out Dave Arthur's review soon.
Yep that does say dhb, and yep they're £130... Wiggle's in-house apparel brand have gone high-end with the launch of their Aeron Lab line, and although these shorts are more than you'd expect to pay for dhb kit, the specs and quality looks on par with kit even more expensive still. An Elastic Interface performance chamois pad, specially selected fabrics and aero refinement are some of the highlights, and dhb spent a whole year designing the Lab line. Do they do luxury as well as they do budget? Stu Kerton's verdict will be in shortly.
A not so classic look from Brooks, the most classic of saddle makers, but classic comfort is indeed promised in the C15 All Weather with a central cut-out. It has a vulcanised natural rubber top that promises flexible performance that doesn't need breaking in, and the cover is a waterproof and weatherproof nylon that should perform in all conditions. The updated back plate has loops for a saddle bag or other accessories, and it weighs in at 432g. Is it the perfect perch? Stu's review is coming soon...
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.