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This week in bike stuff: 23rd September

Cyclist magazine
23 Sep 2016

New gear from GoPro, Kask, RH+, Silca & SpeedX

GoPro Hero5

Action camera manufacturer GoPro has this week launched its new flagship camera, the Hero5, which features a 2-inch touch screen display, as well as the ability to capture 4k resolution video. The camera was launched alongside the Hero5 Session, a micro version of the same camera, as well as a brand new venture for the brand, coming in the form of the Karma drone. $399, $299 and $799 respectively.

Kask Optics

Kask has been threatening to make glasses for some time now, but to keep things clear it has separated them into sub-brand KOO. The lenses are made by Zeiss optics, so they should be pretty good, and they're easily changeable. There's other neat features too like the adjustable nose bridge and some odd features, like the arms rotating instead of folding. We tried a pair at Eurobike and first impressions were great.


RH+ Shark range

Italian clothing brand RH+ has just launched a timely range of autumnal clothing, which it's named Shark FW16, and is meant to combine 'aerodynamics, protection, breathability, comfort and water repellence.' A tall order, but one that RH+ think it has covered with the special Polartec fabrics used throughout the range, which consists of a jersey, jacket, bibshorts, bibtights, gloves, cap and warmers.

Silca Roll Premio

Now under new ownership, historic brand Silca seems like it's launching a new product every week, with the latest addition to the ever-expanding arsenal of accessories the Roll Premio saddle bag. What's interesting about the Roll Premio is its as yet unseen use of a boa dial, which tightens around the roll - with all your mechanical accoutrements inside - and keeps the packet neatly tucked up and secure. Clever.


SpeedX Leopard AL

SpeedX burst onto the scene a few months ago with a Kickstarter campaign to launch the Leopard - a carbon, aero, integrated 'smart bike'. The brand has now backed this up the the unveiling of the Leopard AL, which is a similar concept, but as the name suggests is made from forged aluminium as opposed to carbon. The bike retains the integrated computer system, and gains a set of Shimano Tiagra hydraulic brakes and groupset, all for a quite incredible $1,199 (£861 at time of writing).

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