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Five cool things coming soon from Northwave, Look, Lezyne, Water-to-Go and Abus

Another fine selection of bikes, gear and clothing that we're testing at the moment, with full reviews coming soon...

Just the Vuelta to go, and then it's back to mostly focussing on our own riding until sometime next year are being well! Here are some of the best bits in our testing pile this week...

Water-to-Go Active bottle


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We first reviewed a Water-To-Go bottle back in 2015, with the generally favourable test report mentioning that the shape wasn't ideal for cycling... well now they're back, and the new one is sized perfectly to fit in standard bottle cages and features all of the smart water filtration tech the company are renowned for. 
Able to hold 750ml of fluid, the Active bottle has a 3-in-1 filter and uses two 'nanotechnologies' to get the filtering job done; this, say Water-To-Go, results in 99.9999% of microbiological contaminants being removed from the water. As impressive as it sounds? Matt Page is sipping from an Active bottle at the moment, and his test report is coming early next month.

Look Geo City Grip Pedals


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It's taken a while, but Look have finally gone back to basics and launched some fully-fledged flat pedals almost 40 years since they launched the first clipless cycling pedal. Aimed at commuters and light trail pootlers, they've been made in partnership with Vibram to offer plenty of grip, and are available in numerous funky colours. The grooves are specifically designed to increase grip, whether you're in the pouring rain or blazing sunshine. What's more, they've even got rechargeable USB lights on the back, with 20 hours of charge at a time. 
The ultimate urban pedal? Hollis Jones will be delivering his verdict soon.

Northwave Celsius R Arctic7


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New for 2021, these boots from Northwave feature a wind and waterproof Gore-Tex membrane with insulating neoprene, with an overlap construction that should keep your toes warm and comfy. The single SLW2 dial offers precise adjustment, and pull tabs at the front and rear will help you to get them on and off when your hands are cold. An insulating insole, reinforced abrasion-proof toe box and reflective elements complete the package. Has Steve Dunn given up the overshoes and switched to these beefy boots for winter instead? His verdict is due shortly...

Abus Alarmbox


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Described as a box "with many functions and applications", the Alarmbox kicks out 100 decibels for a minimum of 15 seconds when it detects tampering, using 3D position detection to sense impacts and small movements. The intelligent alarm also gives a 'short warning' if it sense small movements, handy for letting potential thieves to back off if they fancy like nicking your bike. 
It mounts securely to bikes, and can also be used on other items such as child strollers or trailers. Is Lara Dunn now an Alarmbox convert? Hopefully she hasn't had to test it too much, but the review is coming soon anyway...

Lezyne Flow Tool Caddy Pro


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This semi-rigid container fits inside standard bottle cages, and has a sturdy zipped closure system to keep your tools from rusting up. The internal compartments include one zippered section, and allow you to organise all your essentials such as puncture repair kit, snacks and personal items. Lezyne also promise the shell is "durable and water resistant".

For all the latest test reports, head over to our reviews section. If you want some more advice before splashing the cash, check out our buyer's guides

Arriving at 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 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.  

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armb | 3 years ago
0 likes looks as though the funky colours are "Geo City Grip" for £58, but the LEDs are "Geo City Vision Grip" for £115 (possibly needing a £38 "ACTIV GRIP City pads" to add colour).

And is "four eye-popping, ultra-dynamic colors" really "numerous"?

Pantster | 3 years ago

the "Northwave Celsius R Arctic7" link for the shoes takes you to Merlin Cycles page for "Northwave Celsius R Arctic GTX Winter Boots - 2021", I presume this is the same shoe? The dials look different

I love my bike | 3 years ago

I wonder if the Tool Caddy Pro can be ~10 times better than a Carnac Multi Case?

Rapha Nadal | 3 years ago

I hope Northwave have stiffened up the soles on those winter boots as the old ones were like cooked spaghetti!

Chris Hayes replied to Rapha Nadal | 3 years ago

I have last year's model and they're fine - depending how mjuch power you put through them.  Wish I'd waited for the grey now... 

The very old ones had plastic soles if they're the ones you mean.  My main gripe with the later models is that they have gauze on the soles the sole purpose of which  seems to be to let water in.

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