Boom! Whether you like your rubber knobbly or smooth, the racing season has kicked off with a bang and if you’re anything like us you’ll be fired up for what lies ahead. The carnage on the rocks at the Lourdes DH World Cup, the carnage on the cobbles at Paris-Roubaix, the cheering, the shouting and the chance to ogle new kit. What’s not to love?
There’s nothing quite like watching the women and men at the top of their game for inspiring you to swing a leg over your bike and get out there yourself. And if you’re in the market for some shiny new gear to motivate you further, well, we can help with that. Here’s what’s landed on our desk this week, from electric dropper seatposts and shocking yellow shorts to sophisticated mugs for the discerning coffee imbiber to a speed-fiend aero bar. We’re pretty sure we’ve got something for everyone.
New road bike gear
3T Revo LTD aerobar
For its latest Revo aerobar, Italian pioneer 3T has flipped conventional thinking and attached the base bar wing to the front of the grips rather than the back. This 180-degree switch is said to make it much less likely for the rider’s hands to slide forwards off the grips, and much easier to tuck your hands out of the passing air.
It’s already won a Red Dot design award this year, and comes in three versions: Revo Ltd, Revo Team and Revo Team Stealth. We’ve been sent the Revo Ltd, which is made from carbon and weighs 700g on the minimum stack height. It’s fully Di2 compatible and UCI 3:1 compliant, and could be just the ticket at your next club TT.
Price: $900 / €850
Mamnick pouch & tshirt
- Pouch: £30, available in three colours
- T-shirt: £35
Bianchi Café & Cycles mug
Assos iJ.haBu5 jacket
Mercx Blockhaus 67
KMC X11SL DLC chain
New mountain bike gear
Magura Vyron dropper post
Topeak JoeBlow booster pump
Fox Free Ride women’s mountain bike shorts
You can read more at BikeRadar.com