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This week in bike stuff: 8th July

Castelli Idro jacket pocket
Jordan Gibbons
8 Jul 2016

Five new products from Campagnolo, Cannondale, Castelli, Giant and Oakley.

Campagnolo Zonda C17

The Campagnolo Zonda has been a mainstay of Campagnolo’s aluminium line-up for a while and now it’s received an update. The new C17 has gone to a wider 17mm (internal) rim to optimise it for the wider tyres many riders are choosing now. The rest of the rim profile remains the same, giving a total weight of 1,596g for the pair.


Cannondale Super Six Evo Hi-Mod Disc 

What’s better than a light and stiff carbon race bike? One that can stop in the wet. Cannondale has been slow to introduce a disc braked version of its range topping Super Six as it wanted to improve on the rim brake model without a heap of compromise. Headline facts are a claimed 829g weight, flat-mount disc mounts and bolt-thru axles all round.


Castelli Idro jacket

Gore launched the new Active fabric last year, which was a big deal as it doesn’t require a face fabric meaning much thinner, lighter and more breathable garments. Castelli is the latest manufacturer to make use of the fabric in its Idro, which it claims weighs just 123g. The Idro is also very ‘packable’ and is fitted with ventilation zips, all while staying 100% waterproof.


Giant Pursuit helmet

Giant has now joined the swelling ranks of bike manufacturers having a stab at aerodynamic helmets. If you’re into your racing, and also have a massive television plus the eyesight of a hawk, you may have spotted Giant-Alpecin rocking them at this year’s Tour de France. The huge vents up front, combined with the 250g claimed weight means it should make for a good all-rounder.


Oakley Jawbreaker Tour de France edition 

We’re big fans of the Jawbreaker glasses here and we’re also big fans of the Tour de France, so what more could you want in a pair of glasses? The TdF Special Editions marry Oakley’s signature Prizm road lens with a pair of very smart black & white frames that are exclusive to the TdF collection. The TdF logo is pretty discreet too, in case you’re not too fussed by it. 


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