Back in October, BikeRadar heard that Cannondale was to issue a limited run of special edition SuperSix Evo bikes, each one a replica of the machine Peter Sagan rode to victory in the Tour de France green jersey competition. With just 100 examples produced to span the whole of Europe, it’s one of the rarest bikes money can buy. Should you feel the need to imitate the stylish Slovakian then quite simply no other bike will do.
Lazer’s Cappuccino lock provides a secure and convenient way to store your lid – simply connect the Cappuccino lock with its preset three-digit code to secure your helmet to your bike or anywhere convenient. It’s compatible with Lazer buckles only, though.
Belgium-based nutrition specialists Etixx recently sent in its one day starter kit. The Etixx range features all the usual energy gels, isotonic drinks and recovery solutions. We’ll give it all a good go and keep you posted.
American classic road tubeless wheelset: american classic road tubeless wheelsetJonny Ashelford / Future Publishing
BikeRadar already have experience of American Classic’s Argent Road Tubeless wheels and now we’ve got our hands on this narrower and lighter option from the firm. The wheelset builds to a claimed weight of just 1,232g and uses 22mm wide, 310g tubeless-ready clincher rims.
Tacx mini tyre levers: tacx mini tyre leversJonny Ashelford / Future Publishing
Tyre levers aren’t the most exciting pieces of bike kit, but they’re something we all require at times. These slot together nicely to take up just 10cm x 2cm of space. We’ll let you know whether they stand the test of time.
Despite the fact that these shades from Oakley aren’t bike-specific models, they’re still a popular choice among many riders. Whether you prefer the wraparound looks of the Crankshaft (left) or the retro frames of the Frogskins (right), both look to be solid casual options for summer.
Dainese basanite jersey and drifter short: dainese basanite jersey and drifter shortJonny Ashelford / Future Publishing
Jersey £50 / US$69.95, shorts £84.99 / US$109.95
Dainese protective kit has always been stylish and these new garments are no exception. The Basanite downhill jersey is packed with technical features and is available in short or long sleeved options, and in four different colourschemes. The Drifter shorts are Dainese’s take on lightweight enduro shorts, and include a padded undershort and two side pockets. They’re available in five colours.
Six six one evo am helmet: six six one evo am helmetJonny Ashelford / Future Publishing
The Evo AM from SixSixOne is a lightweight and well ventilated lid with coverage that’ll inspire confidence. There’s a BOA retention system, which secures the head without the pinching that you get with some other designs. A version with MIPS, a system designed to help reduce the chance of rotational injury in certain types of impact, will also be available. For full details check out our first look.
Despite being a motocross product, these new gloves are seriously lightweight. There’s a padded foam area around the thumb to prevent blistering, while the silicone graphics add grip to the thin palm sections. A tab at the bottom of the glove makes for easy application and removal. If the fluoro colouring isn’t for you there are other options available. They’re a good price too.
The Trailfox TF03 from BMC is a 29er that’s unlikely to come up short when it comes to fun, which is always good to hear, particularly from a brand that is more prominent in the world of road bikes. There’s 150mm of Fox suspension at either end and a sensible, if not overly slack, 67-degree head angle. BMC has also fitted a decent cockpit setup, with a 750mm wide bar and 55mm stem across all sizes. You can’t go far wrong with Shimano’s SLX group and that’s what the Trailfox is built around. It’s also worth nothing that the front derailleur mount is removable for those who fancy a clean way of swapping out to 1x drivetrain. We can’t wait to get it tested!