If you woke up to shockingly cold conditions in the UK for your Saturday morning ride, fear not... we're set for a blast of warmth later this week, so don't put away those shorts just yet! Here's some shiny new stuff we'll look forward to testing in those more pleasant temperatures...
This nifty little set of lights from Fabric put out 30 lumens at the front and 20L at the rear, with plenty of side visibility so you can be seen from all angles. They're also free of cables thanks to the direct USB charging built into the body of the lights, which helps cut down on cable clutter at home and/or work, and the max run time is 8 hours on flash. Did they light up Stu Kerton's life? The review is imminent...
The Flash is Derbsyshire-based Forme's fast, workhorse race bike, and is built to be nippy but also to deal with British road conditions year-round. This means tubeless-ready wheels and tyres and a high quality frame made from T700 and T800-grade carbon. It comes with a flat mount hydraulic disc set-up with thru-axles front and rear, and you can choose from various build options with our test bike being the Ultegra Di2 version with Mavic Ksyirium Elite UST wheels. Did it get our reviewer from A to B in a flash? The verdict is coming soon.
These rollers are said to offer larger cylinders than your average to allow for more inertia, stability, balance and lower resistance. The easy-folding structure is light and transportable with its own bag, and the QuickAdapt system allows you to set the front roller distance with no tools needed.
These shades certainly got plenty of attention when they arrived in the office due to their space-age appearance, and there are a ton of features packed inside the frames and on the lenses themselves via a heads-up display. Everysight say the semi-transparent display is actually safer than relying on looking down at a head unit when riding in traffic or on technical sections - it also gives message and call notifications from your phone, useful for those who may be tempted to try to grab their phone from a back pocket. You can even use voice commands to alter the settings, or swipe and tap on the touch pad located on the right temple of the glasses, and there's a companion Raptor app to share all your data through Strava and social media. A built-in HD camera can also capture images and short videos, useful for any Relive fanatics. Has Stu embraced the futuristic Raptors, or are they too convoluted? The full review is coming soon.
One of the most affordable lids we've seen with the MIPS brain protection system, the Isode has a classic design with Giro's In-Mold construction to keep the weight down, and easy one-handed adjustments thanks to the Roc Loc Sport retention system. Check back for the full test report towards the end of the month...
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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 was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing road.cc's live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. 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.