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This week in bike stuff: 11th November

Cyclist magazine
11 Nov 2016

New gear from Demon Frameworks, Fat Chance bikes, Massif Central, Met and Whyte

Demon Frameworks jacket

Made in collaboration with premium clothing brand Private White VC, the Demon Cycling Jacket is a product aimed at those after nothing less than the best in quality. 'Whether you are cycling to work, going on a long tour, walking the dog or just heading out to the pub, this jacket will keep you dry and looking great no matter what the weather does,' say Demon Frameworks - who, as the name suggests, are more known for their hand built custom frames. With a retractable back flap, reflective strips and extra long arms, there are just enough features on the Cycling Jacket to remind us as such.  


Fat Chance Slim Chance 2.0

You’ve already decided if you like this bike or not. It’s the paint. It’s garish, it’s lairy and it wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Saved by the Bell. And once upon a time it could have been, for this an identikit reissue of the Slim Chance, a bike that first debuted in 1991 from legendary framebuilder Chris Chance.

Chance set up Fat City Cycles in 1982, and pioneered TIG welded bike frames in an age where everything was brazed lugs. Fat Chance branded bikes quickly gained cult status, and 25 years on here’s you chance to own a piece of history. And if that’s not enough, it’s made from highly revered, but latterly defunct, True Temper steel, making in not just a classic in the making, but a bicycling rarity straight out the jig. We suggest you ride it though, because this thing looks sick bro! Read more...

Massif Central personalised illustrations

Massif Central provide the very original service of creating graphics that illustrate the statistics of a physical achievement. In the past for Massif Central this has meant producing beautiful representations of pro races, sportives and such like, but it's now launched a new concept on Kickstarter that will allow anybody to upload a ride on 'The Massifier' and create a graphic to act as a memento for one of their own rides.


Met Manta

Met claims that at a wind speed of 50kmh, the Manta saves 10 watts over other semi-aero competitors. We can't confirm that, but it certainly looks as sleek and slippery as the sea creature its named after. It has hardly any vents, but the few there are have been placed for best effect so cooling shouldn't be an issue, and at 218g there won't be any problems with weight either.


Whyte Wessex

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