Not long until Christmas now, and road.cc reviewers are getting as much riding in as possible despite the awful weather to earn an indulgent festive season! Here's the best of the test pile bunch this week...
Saris H3 Smart Trainer
Saris have caused something of a stir in the world of indoor training this year with the launch of their MP1 training platform... and this is the trainer they say is ideal to put atop of it. it has even quieter internals than its predecessor (previously under the Cycleops brand) at a claimed 59 decibels when riding at 20mph and it can handle up to 2000 watts of power. Incline simulation is up to 20%, and power meter accuracy is claimed to be +/-2%. Your cadence is measured too so there’s no need for any extra sensors. The smartest smart trainer out there? The verdict is due later this month.
This tiny little thing is a GPS computer with built-in navigation believe it or not, weighing in at just 55g. The clear arrows should guide you without any over-complication or distractions, and it will give you coverage worldwide with its Google Maps technology. Battery life is up to 30 hours, and there is also an automatic backlight for night rides. Small and mighty? The review is due in the new year.
Vulpine Cycling Jeans
What makes jeans cycling jeans? These ones from Vulpine are slim-fitting with a 'Diamond Gusset' that takes pressure away and means you're not sitting on seams. On the driveside is a reflective turnup at the bottom of the trouser leg, and they have plenty of stretch with a raised rear waistband to help keep them in place while riding. Are they a stroke of Jean-ious for urban riding? Find out in Matt Lamy's review soon.
Lezyne Tubeless CO2 Blaster
This 2-in-1 kit has everything you need to repair and inflate tubeless tyres, featuring five tyre plugs that seal holes and two Co2 inflators to get your air back in. It's compact enough to fit in your back pocket, and there are also straps supplied to fit it to your bike. Has it plugged a gap in Dave Atkinson's cycling life? Find out in his test report soon.
Julbo Fury sunglasses
With a wide lens and plenty of venting, the Fury are made for those who like to go fast and will fit under any help, so say Julbo. They also say the Spectron polycarbonate lenses are "for perfect clarity of vision and protection", and Julbo have added their 'Air Link Temple system' shock absorber at the end of the temples to make them lighter and more comfortable. The weight is just 25g, and the lenses are said to offer "maximum protection from sunlight in extreme conditions."
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Well the bollards are wearing hi-viz....
Is air pollution the reason why all our southern and urban squirrels now look grey, not red?
The only sense I can think for the idiotic manoeuvre is the driver thought the cyclist was going into the little lane too, where it would have been...
Ebay can be quite good but list it when they have one of their 80% off selling fees weekends (seem to be every second Friday-Monday), or else you...
Same with me! Hope they reset the counter soon, so I can enter the new competition.
Manufacturing defect, send it back for a refund. Could be any number of reasons. Inconvenient but it won't take long to fix.
It's not the same without a lirpa loof reference, but that's going back a few years now
I'm pleased that local businesses seem to be more aware of issues than the council are - maybe they should volunteer to walk/cycle along the path...
That is true but I'm not sure that Shell's sponsorship of cycling will have much of an impact on the climate either....
Totally apropos that the Shell logo appears to be British Cycling up in flames