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This week in bike stuff - 15th April

Jordan Gibbons
15 Apr 2016

Five cool new bike products from 4iiii, Lauf, Pongo, Rapha & Scicon.

4iiii Precision 2.0

Low cost power meter manufacturer 4iiii has announced a new single-sided power meter dubbed the Precision 2.0. 4iii claims that the Precision 2.0 is ‘the industry’s first 3D crank based power meter’, as it can measure force in three directions: axial, bend and shear. And the best bit? It only weighs 9g. Available for alloy cranks only, from $399.

Lauf Grit 

Lauf has been making suspension forks for mountain bikes for some time and now it’s branched out into gravel bikes. The Grit fork promises 30mm of travel from its carbon leaf springs, and Lauf claims this comes at only a minor weight penalty over a regular fork (the grit weighs 900g). Available in both 12 and 15mm axles, the Grit will be ready to ship in August with an RRP of $790.

Pongo Socks

Lairy socks are all the rage now and the latest brand to get in on the fluoro action is Pongo London. As well as being fashion conscious, the socks are very tech orientated, with high thread counts, a mesh upper for breathability and come with an on-trend 6-inch cuff. Other colours are available - all priced at £13 - with more designs due in the near future.

Rapha + Liberty Souplesse jersey

For Spring/Summer 2016 Rapha has once again teamed up with iconic London department store Liberty for a range of women’s products. The highlight is the Souplesse jersey, which Rapha claims ‘is a fine balance of British sports tailoring and fashion heritage’. The Souplesse jersey is priced at £125 and comes with a free pair of arm warmers. 

Scicon Custom Race Rainbag

If you’ve ever been jealous of the pro treatment then you can now take your fantasy one step closer with the Scicon Custom Rainbags. Okay so they’re not fully custom (you can’t change the make up of the pockets) but you can have your name and a flag of your choice sewn onto it all for £95.

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