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This week in bike stuff: 28th October

George Wallis-Ryder
28 Oct 2016

New gear from Elite, Le Coq, Ortlieb, Salsa and Sealskinz.

Elite Quick-Motion Rollers

If you grew up loving Transformers, you might have to force yourself to train on Elite’s new rollers instead of merely playing with them. The Quick-Motion rollers won a gold award at this year’s Eurobike, and feature a unique central beam construction, allowing the unit to be folded down to a compact size for storage. Three levels of magnetic resistance are available, and the rollers themselves feature an antistatic coating to reduce noise and wear. Now just resist the temptation to yell ‘Autobots, roll out!’ before every session.

madison.co.uk

Le Coq Sportif x Look shoes

For years French brand Look has been a jack of all trades and fortunately a master of many. Bernard Hinault rode to victory pushing their pedals during the 1985 Tour de France, and Greg LeMond the next year atop their first carbon bike. Likewise Le Coq Sportif - the traditional manufacturer of the Tour de France's yellow jersey - has always broken new ground in the field of sports-fashion, so a collaboration between the two brands comes as no surprise. The capsule collection features a jersey, tee-shirt and two pairs of shoes. Apparently Greg has just bought the lot and never looked so stylish. 

lecoqsportif.com

Ortlieb Framebag and Rack Box

Nothing says ‘I like to travel unusually long distances on my bicycle’ like a frame bag. Since 1982, German brand Ortlieb has produced high quality waterproof panniers, back packs and handlebar bags, and will soon add a frame bag and a Rack Box to their extensive range. The Rack Box is perhaps most exciting - essentially a rack mounted cool box designed with chilling food and drinks in mind. The box’s capacity maxes out at 18L, although whatever you might want to transport 18L of, we’ll leave to your imagination…

lyon.co.uk

Salsa x Brooks 150th Anniversary Warbird

Birthday presents seem to get less exciting the older you get - robots and racecars gradually morph into socks and spanners. Not so however if your name is Brooks and make some of the world’s most well known saddles. American brand Salsa has produced a limited edition version of their carbon framed Warbird adventure bike, honouring Brook’s 150th Anniversary. A full SRAM Force 22 groupset with hydraulic disc brakes adorns the ‘dirty champagne’ frameset - a Brooks Cambium C15 saddle finishing the look. With gifts like these, we're already getting excited for our 150th birthday.

ison-distribution.com

Sealskinz Halo Gloves


‘I just need to change the batteries on my gloves,’ was a sentence that probably didn’t exist ten years ago. Today our gloves are waterproof, windproof, heated - we really live in the golden age of gloves. Now they can keep you safe whilst keeping your fingers from freezing. Sealskinz have added L.E.D lights to their already impressive hand wear, with the Halo Gloves offering both flashing and continuous modes, visible up to a claimed 500 metres away. An added bonus is touch-screen compatibility, so you can let your Twitter followers know you’ve reached the office safely.

sealskinz.com

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