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This week in bike stuff: 30th September

Cyclist magazine
30 Sep 2016

New gear from Casco, K-Edge, Rapha, Ribble & Sportful.

Casco Full Air RCC helmet

We know, the peak is hurting our eyes as well, but luckily it's removable, and so not necessarily destined to bridge the forehead of all those that choose to wear Casco's latest helmet, the Full Air RCC. There's a rather large vent right at the front of the helmet, with a metal gauze over the top of it, that's designed to improve airflow and ventilation through the helmet, and the peak is even said to aid this further. We're not sure that justifies its presence on an otherwise tidy bit of headgear, though.


K-Edge Garmin Sport mount

K-Edge specialises in after-market mounts for bike computers and on-board cameras, but its products have often lay just outside of what most would consider a justifiable price for such products. The 'Sport' mount, at £29.99, aims to combat that. The aluminium mount attaches to 31.8mm diameter bars only, and weighs 48g, but is still made from CNC machined aluminium and keeps the Garmin device in the 'pro' position, out in front and flush with the handlebars.


Rapha Helmet

'The Rapha Helmet has been developed with Giro and features MIPS technology,' says Rapha. 'It's a Giro Synthe with Rapha written on it,' says everybody else. But what's wrong with that? The original Synthe was a great helmet, and the colourways that Rapha has updated it with look good. The fact that there's a subtle Rapha logo on the top will also appeal to many too. 


Ribble 2017 bike range

Ribble have launched a host of new bikes in a big revamp for their 2017 range, which includes disc versions of the pre-existing Aero 883 (pictured) and Sportive Racing frames, as well as a brand new 'flagship, the Ultimate SL, with a claimed frame weight of 850g and updates to other models too. The online brand is keeping its bike builder feature on the website, but is now offering complete 'recommended' builds at set prices, too.

Sportful R&D Light Jacket

We loved the Sportful R&D jacket when it was released last year, but we never really found it got cold enough to give it much use. For this winter Sportful has refined the fit and expanded the jack to two jackets: Zero and Light. Both jackets are filled with Polartec Alpha insultation but, as you may have guessed, the Light is the light weight option designed for milder climates or high tempo riding. Sportful suggests the Light is good for 5c - 15c, which should be perfect for the upcoming winter.


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