Giro 500 Ladies bike
Dawes: 0121 748 8050
Dawes has always had a close connection to road cycling and the new ladies Giro 500, retailing at £549.99, bears testament to this.
Built around a lightweight 6061 alloy frame, carbon blade race fork, Shimano 16-speed STI gears and double wall alloy racing wheels, the 500 glides effortlessly over the asphalt. With carefully thought out mudguard clearance and Schwalbe Lugano 700 x 23c tyres, the Giro 500 is also perfect for those looking for a winter training bike.
Limited Edition RockShox RS-1
Fisher Outdoors: 01727 798345
Finally joining the stocks of European distributors, a limited edition Rock Shox RS-1 lands this month.
With differing decals that hint back to the 1989 RS-1 graphics and colours, just 500 of the forks will land across Europe. The £1,416 package includes the 100mm travel fork, a 120mm air shaft that allows a travel change, a Rock Shox digital pump and a limited edition beanie.
For those who’ve not read up on this unique fork, the chassis design is unlike any seen before, integrating the fork's steerer tube, crown and legs into a single carbon fiber upper. The all-new Accelerator Damper combines incredible small bump performance with an ultra-efficient lockout. Predictive Steering and a reimagined interface between hub and dropouts has enabled the firm to create an inverted fork light enough for XC racing and stiff enough for trail riding.
Evoc Transition bag
Silverfish: 01752 843882
This one caught our eye at CoreBike and given its practicality for those regularly at race days we just had to flag it up.
Designed around the many stages of preparation and clean up, the bag has its own unfoldable changing mat, zippy lined compartments at either end for shoes and helmets and a main central section for your kit.
There’s even angled bottle pouches, so that when the bag’s in use as a backpack there will be no spills. This is bound to be a must have for cyclocrossers, triathletes or any racer lugging mucky kit around.
T-One Revive grips
Greyville: 01543 251328
T-One is a new brand with Greyville and one that designs and makes their own products. A good example and new for 2015 are the Revive grips. These grips carry four replaceable sections fitted over a permanent core and can easily be exchanged when worn or just for a change if the user is fed up with colour.
Manufactured from hard wearing TPR (Thermo Plastic Rubber) they’ll offer strong longevity, as well as having a unique design appeal. The design appeal is further enhanced with aluminium locking rings to keep them secure.