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This week in bike stuff: 5th August

Jordan Gibbons
5 Aug 2016

Five hot new products from Brooks, Crankalicious, Hunt, Orbea and Thule.

Brooks Harrier

The Harrier isn’t Brooks first helmet (it currently sells a Brooks branded folding helmet) but it is of the first it has designed itself (although looking at the straps, we think it’s manufactured by Kask). The road-leaning Harrier is actually one of a pair of new helmets, including the urban Island. It’s currently available on TriBoom for early adopters with full production expecting in spring.

£160, brooksengland.com

Crankalicious cleaners & lubes

Crankalicious is a new name to the cycling market but the founders are old hands having earned a solid reputation in the performance car world. The full range lands in September, but the first 200 to sign up to the newsletter will receive a free ‘Classics’ box. Did we mention that there’s a specific tan sidewall cleaner? You had us at hello…

From £3, crankalicious.com

Hunt x Mason 650B wheels

Hunt has once more teamed up with Mason; the new Bokeh adventure bike rolls on 650b wheels, so naturally it needed some new hoops to handle all the gnar. Headline figures are a 20mm internal rim bed, which is tubeless compatible naturally, and a claimed weight of 1,579g. The wheels ship in October and a £70 secures you a set.

£400, huntbikewheels.com

Orbea Orca M10i Disc

The party piece of the fifth-generation Orca is a totally redesigned fork. The new fork bows outwards, partly to accommodate an increase to 27mm tyre clearance, but also to clear the fork from the turbulent air coming off the wheels, which should make it faster.  What’s more, the new range (fully unveiled in September) will also be available with disc brakes, for those who enjoy stopping. 

£TBA, orbea.com

Thule Chasm

Massive bags to stuff everything in are often overlooked by cyclists. If you travel with the intention of riding at the other end, especially if the weather is changeable, we think they’re essential. Thule has updated the straps but kept all the good bits the same – sizes range from 27l to 130l. We say go buy one, travel with ease and never look back. 

From £79, thule.com

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