We're expecting our first proper cold temperatures of the year over the coming few days, so it's time to dig out those overshoes, jackets and the like and face the freeze! Here is some of the stuff we'll be trying out regardless of what's going on outside over the next few weeks...
Tubolito Tubo road inner tube
20-odd quid for an inner tube? This ain't just any old inner tube, say Tubolito, as it weighs just 38g, offering on average a 70g weight saving compared to a normal tube. They also say they're stronger than standard inners, and they're suitable for disc or rim brake bikes. Are they really worth it, and how on earth is our tester Neil Gander going to test it? We're as intrigued as anyone else, with Neil's review due in a couple of weeks' time.
Storck Fascenario.3 Comp Ultegra
Storck's Fascenario.3 frame has 'advanced sectional aerodynamic shaping' applied to the frame and a flat section impact solution at the rear, with the aim to provide a comfortable and fast ride that borrows tech from the Platinum and Pro models yet comes in at a much more affordable price. Usually Storck aren't known for their discounting but this looks like a very decent package for the money, but will it ride as such? Stu's test report is coming soon...
Giro Savix road shoes
The Savix is a mid-level road shoe that aims to offer plenty of comfort with easy adjustment. Weighing 310g for a size 42, they have a single Boa L6 dial and a universal 3/2 nylon outsole so you can mount two or three bolt cleats (useful if you want to take them mountain biking or use in the spinning studio, which often have two-bolt pedals). Steve Williams is currently testing these kicks.
Gore C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 Insulated Jacket
Before you do a double-take at that hefty price tag, check out our reviewer Dave Arthur's instalment of 'things I couldn't ride without' on Gore's first Shakedry jacket; it's a pretty glowing statement and according to Dave the investment goes pretty far, and on this new version Gore have introduced some colours while keeping it totally waterproof and have also added a zip, while the jacket itself can still pack down into your jersey back pocket itself. "Never get stuck in the cold and wet again", say Gore... is that the case? The verdict is due soon.
CatEye Volt 1300 RC Front Light
This super-bright 1300 lumen front beam has five different light modes which can easily be switched through by pressing the top power button, with both flashing and solid modes. You can get a huge 150 hours out of the economy mode, and 2 hours out of the very highest beam for off-roading and the unlit tracks. The OptiCube lens also ensures your seen from all angles. Did Stu find it illuminating? The review is due early next month...
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I would add after the age of 17....
The bit that bothers me is the simple T shaped joint into the down tube. There is a lot of bending moment on that joint. It just looks unwise.
It says on their website "Small leakages can be sustained by continuously adding air via our patented kinetic air pressure system (KAPS)" so for a...
I put a bet on Ganna for P-R at the start of the season which guarantees he will DNF!
To give the council their due the consultations were torrid affairs. Part of me thinks that they might have been a little less, had they done a...
Or - for the more far-out - a lizard warning (beware reptilian overlords)?
My family have 3 See.Sense Aces....
door mirror not wing mirror ?
Love mine too, albeit I only have 11 spd :-(.