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This week in bike stuff: 7th October

Cyclist magazine
7 Oct 2016

New gear from BMC, Cervelo, Chapeau, Endura, Mason and Oakley.

Chapeau Autumn/Winter range

Clothing brand Chapeau has today launched its new autumn/winter range, typifying the brand with its classical looks, clean lines and familiar stripes. In the words of Chapeau: 'For the days when you daren’t open the curtains to check the weather, when the alarm clock seems to go off in the middle of the night and when café starts bringing you hot soup instead of ice cream.' Sounds like just the ticket.

Cervelo P5X and BMC Timemachine TT bikes

Both Cervelo and BMC have used the Ironman World Championships, being held this week in Kona, Hawaii, to launch new triathlon-focussed time trial bikes. Cervelo's P5X is solely dedicated to multisport and falls well outside of the UCI rule specifications, but the BMC Timemachine 01 can be altered so that it conforms, making it useable for us pure cyclists in any UCI-sanctioned event. Read the full story on the Cervelo here, and the BMC here

Endura Pro SL Bibtights

Endura introduced its three-pad bibshort system back in 2014, which enabled buyers to choose between three different chamois sizes depending on their body shape. Now the brand has continued the idea and introduced it to this year's winter range, including the Pro SL Biblong, which also features reflective materials and grippers at the ankle hem to eliminate the need for stirrups or zips. 


Mason Bokeh

British bike brand Mason launched its new adventure bike this week, the Bokeh. It's an aluminium framed, disc-braked affair that is available in four build options as well as a frameset, but each come with the same ability to be run with either 700c or 650b Hunt wheels (Mason's sister brand), allowing the user to decide how they want their bike to feel, and indeed on what sort of terrain they want to ride. The Bokeh is due to become availble soon, and a titanium version is also in the pipeline.

Oakley Radar Pace

After initial reports circulated earlier in the year, Oakley has now launched one of the most advanced pair of sunglasses you're likely to find. The Radar Pace is made in collaboration with Intel, and provides live data for the user while riding by way of an accelerometer, a gyroscope, as well as pressure, humidity and proximity sensors built in. There's even a touch pad, and the evident earbuds for audio feedback. Space age indeed, and yours for £400.

Cyclist holiday

This November, Cyclist is hosting a luxury road cycling break in the south of Spain, with four days of great riding, fine food and high-quality relaxation at Real Agua Amarga villas, secluded in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. It's the perfect opportunity for some winter sun in a region with quiet roads, challenging climbs and amazing views, and so numbers are being kept to a minimum to maintain the personal touch. 

Dates: Thursday 10th November to Tuesday 15th November. Click here for more information, or here to register your interest.

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