Welcome to addition Friday and the final one of October. This agency it’s alone 60 canicule and eight club rides larboard until Christmas. The assured anniversary adorned dress Christmas bike rides will be in abounding beat and there are now alone a few weeks until the ages of December area for some reason, boundless bubbler becomes socially acceptable. You’re welcome.
But for now, let’s get aback to bikes. This anniversary we’ve apparent a new alluvium bike and a new cyclocross bike from Pinarello, Benedict has been digging about in the patents brazier and Eddy Merckx Bikes makes a acknowledgment to the WorldTour in 2019 with AG2R La Mondiale.
Keep on scrolling to see the latest articles to acreage on our desks at BikeRadar HQ.
Factor Vista CHPT3 Devesa edition
Following the end of arrangement with WorldTour aggregation AG2R La Mondiale, Factor Bikes looks to accept switched some of its focus abroad from able alley antagonism with the barrage of its aboriginal alley plus/gravel/adventure bike with the Factor Vista, launched aftermost week.
Our colleagues over at Cycling Added accept already got their easily on one of the new bikes, accurately in the CHPT3 Devesa colours. CHPT3 is a cast run by above able cyclist David Millar and the cast collaborates with Castelli, POC, Brompton, Bolt and Factor.
The Devesa Forest is amid aloof alfresco of Girona, Spain area Millar now lives and is said to accept aggressive the architecture of the bike.
The Factor Vista takes characteristics from a cardinal of alley added bikes, including angle rake, bargain seatstays for acquiescence and a bargain basal bracket for stability. Alongside these, the Vista additionally shares a cardinal of characteristics from Factor’s added alley bikes such as the abnormal alien steerer fork.
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A drawstring aperture allows you to stand/walk in the sleeping bag while blockage warm
Rapha has boring been absolution its new ambit of adventure-specific products, including aggregate from burden bib-tights, jerseys and now a packable bottomward anorak that is advised to assignment as a sleeping arrangement with the analogous sleeping bag.
A non-cycling-specific cut agency the anorak is at home off the bike and offers amore through an 850-fill-power bottomward “even in the coldest conditions”, according to Rapha.
Rapha formed with Allied Feather to antecedent the down, application absolutely traceable and responsibly-sourced bottomward for the jacket.
The Rapha Explore Bottomward jacket
Elasticated openings are amid on the cuffs and hood, and the bendable nylon is adequate alike on bald skin. Two close pockets acquiesce for safe stowage for backing aback comatose up in a bivvy, alongside two ambiguous alien pockets.
A accessory is provided with the jacked to be arranged in and stored on the bike during the day and our admeasurement ample weighs aloof 249g.
The analogous sleeping bag is complete with the aforementioned 850-fill-power bottomward and nylon outer, and weighs 275g for a admeasurement M/L. A drawstring aperture at the anxiety allows you to airing about while axial the bag.
Like the jacket, the sleeping bag packs bottomward into the included pouch.
Muc-Off’s Disc Anchor covers assure brakes during alteration and while charwoman with lubricants
First apparent at Eurobike aback in the summer, charwoman and aliment specialists Muc-Off has now appear its new Disc Anchor Covers.
Patent-pending, the neoprene, Velcro and artificial covers are advised to assure disc anchor rotors and calipers during transit, as able-bodied as from any lubricants or careful overspray while charwoman added genitalia of your bike.
Sold as a brace in a ablaze pink, atramentous and blah design, the covers should be removed afore riding.
The Rehook apparatus is the apparatus you’ve consistently needed?
For those consistently afraid about alone chains and accepting their easily dirty, the Rehook apparatus could be for you. A apparatus advised to get the alternation aback on your bike afterwards the charge to blow the potentially adipose or bedraggled chain.
Rehook says the apparatus will get your alternation aback on the chainrings in aloof three seconds.
The Rehook apparatus weighs 19g, and a silicone band (weighing an added 2g) agency you can abundance the apparatus on your frame. 3D-printed, the apparatus is fabricated in the UK and able with graphite fibres. It has a claimed compactness backbone of 58MPa.
Calling all tandemistas — Dave at DCR auto is your man for Arai-threaded hubs!
This is as abundant of a accessible account advertisement as annihilation abroad — if you so appear to be one of our dozen or so tandem-toting readers and charge a 145mm spaced Arai-threaded rear hub, Dave at DCR auto is your man.
The hubs, which are alone accessible in 40h configurations, are one of the actual few options for bike owners who still use boom annoyance brakes on the market.
The hubs are sourced from Chosen — a actual ample OEM architect — and use abounding aggregate parts, authoritative them an ideal backup for earlier hubs that may accept patchy spares availability
A disc adaptation is additionally available.
As with annihilation destined for a bike that acreage at BikeRadar HQ, these hubs will alive on Jack’s often-referenced tandem, Cecil, and are due to be congenital assimilate a set of Sun Ringle Rhyno Lite rims.
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Metier Cycling’s rain jacket
We admired Metier’s aboriginal Beacon jacket, which accumulated a balmy windproof and water-resistant anorak with congenital in advanced and rear LED lighting (160 lumen white upfront and 22 lumens of red at the rear).
The Beacon was a actively balmy anorak best ill-fitted to the base of winter, so now it’s added the failing rain anorak (175g in a medium) with the aforementioned able lighting (all operated by a able battery/on hidden in the rear pocket) with flash, apathetic blink, or solid settings and run times of amid 12 and 72 hours depending on mode.
The anorak incorporates LED lighting into the alien material
We anticipate we’ll get affluence of use from it as the nights draw in and autumn’s close mornings set in further.
Touring nerds will rejoice at the account that addition agent complete caster advantage is now available, this time from Halo
Year-round cyclists accept acumen to bless with the advertisement that Halo is aing the accretion cardinal of brands who are alms banal agent wheels.
These auto brace a diminutive 1.5w 6v SP SV-9 agent hub with Halo’s own Rs 6Drive rear hub and are abstemious to its Evaura rims. The red admixture nipples that accomplishment off the anatomy accept disconnected assessment in the BikeRadar office.
The auto were never activity to be agile but appear in analytic ablaze for a agent caster at 891g for the advanced and 903g for the rear.
SP’s dynamos are diminutive
What’s added absorbing is the amount — the advanced caster is £180, which is one of the cheapest dynamo-equipped auto on the market. An alike cheaper dynamo-equipped caster will additionally be accessible at £150, admitting the specs of this aren’t bright yet. The rear costs £190.
The auto will be accessible anon via Halo’s distributor, ISON, with a disc adaptation due to follow.
Campagnolo’s enamel-coated coffee mug
If Campagnolo, coffee and all things awakening is your vibe, this enamelware coffee mug from the allegorical Italian cast may able-bodied be the account to add to your accumulating and could able-bodied aftermost you a lifetime.
A archetypal dejected and white architecture appearance the Campagnolo logo either ancillary of the mug as able-bodied as an added logo on the base of the mug.
The ultimate account metal mug is covered in apply and broiled at 850 degrees Celsius for backbone and multi-purpose use, acceptation the mug is dishwasher safe, can be acclimated on an induction, gas or electric cooker, in the oven or stored in a fridge/freezer afterwards an issue.
Hand-painted touches beggarly there are a few imperfections, which add some best character, and the abiding backdrop of the mug beggarly you’re acceptable to add some imperfections of your own in years to come.
But amuse remember, no cappuccinos afterwards noon.
Gaerne G.Chrono Carbon Blended alley shoes
Italian shoe architect Gaerne has adapted its range-topping alley shoe for 2019. The shoe has two Boa dials for a defended fit, while the high appearance laser perforations for bigger breathability.
Gaerne says the shoes additionally affection a Tarsal Support Arrangement “to ensure the absolute position of the bottom axial the shoe”, as able-bodied as a anew designed, anti-slip heel cup, with both appearance accumulation to access a “rounded and added able pedal stroke.”
Each shoe appearance four vents in the carbon soles
A clear-lacquered carbon blended sole appearance four vents for alike added breathability, while capricious thicknesses of the carbon on the sole amalgamate for abundant ability alteration and a acerbity basis of 12, says Gaerne.
The sole additionally appearance an anti-slip toe pad and a dispensable heel pad.
Available in atramentous with white or atramentous with aqua (photographed). A admeasurement 46 weighs 324g per shoe.
Specialized Andorra Long Sleeve Women’s Jersey
Specialized’s Andorra jersey is advised for changeable force riders and is fabricated from its, and we quote, “venerable Vaporize fabrics”. Now that could beggarly by cutting this jersey you’ll get to Vaporize bodies with your aisle annihilation skills. Or, added likely, it’s a breathable t that should booty a few thrills and spills forth the way.
As it’s a women’s jersey, Specialized has advised the Andorra with a changeable specific fit and larboard affluence of amplitude for pads and anatomy armour to be beat underneath.
Oxford Commuter’s X4 Personal Beam System
Designed to be beat either about your aback or over a rucksack, the X4 Personal Beam Arrangement from Oxford Commuter combines a able axial ablaze with cogitating straps, which additionally affection added LED illumination.
Charged via USB, Oxford Commuter claims the run time is amid 3.5–20 hours, depending on settings.
The capital axial ablaze has a 70-lumen achievement and there are bristles altered modes, while the four LED straps accept three beam settings alongside a cogitating argent trim.
Adjustable straps should ensure a defended fit about best anatomy types and best rucksacks up to a 35-litre capacity. Oxford Commuter additionally says the assemblage is baptize aggressive to IP65 specification.
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