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Five cool things coming soon from Specialized, Lusso, RH+, RoadHawk and Scott

Here are the first five products of 2018 we're previewing before the reviews go live on the site...

While we might have overdone it over the festive season as much as the next person (luckily there's little photographic evidence from our Christmas Party) our review team still budgeted in enough recovery time to get out and test some of the latest kit, tech and bikes so you can read before you buy. Here's our pick of what's on test this week...


RH+ Shark Jersey


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Big price but also claimed to offer big performance, this luxurious jersey is designed to be super aerodynamic and has a pre-shaped 'Skin Fit' construction according to RH+. They loftily say the breathability is of a level never seen before on a bike jersey, and it's also waterproof thanks to added Polartec innovation. Is it the best in the biz? Stu Kerton is testing it now...


Specialized Tarmac SL6 Pro


The Tarmac needs little introduction, but it has had quite an overhaul over the last couple of years and our tester Dave Arthur runs through what's new for the 2018 version in this video. His review will be on the site in the coming weeks... 


Scott Road RC Ultimate shoes


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Expensive yes, but Scott's RC Ultimate road shoes are designed to offer the very best in breathability and comfort while offering top end power transfer from the soles, rated a 10 out of 10 on Scott's stiffness index. The upper is a mix of Carbitex, a structural fabric that's actually made from carbon, and a textile mesh to offer support and a high level of comfort. Are they worth the huge outlay? The review is coming soon.


RoadHawk Ride R+ Cycle Edition Camera


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"As a cyclist, you have probably been in countless situations whereby you wish you could’ve replayed an incident", say RoadHawk, who are touting this bar-mounted video camera as the answer. It can spin 360° and has a simple mounting system, plus 1080p resolution quality and an 8gb SD card included. Apparently it's also ideal for horse riders, if that is of interest to you...


Lusso Windtex Stealth Overboots


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The latest version of these overshoes from Brit brand Lusso have a more understated look, and retain the same thermal, windproof and water repellent properties. They're said to be ideal for temps of 0-14°c, a wide range, and our reviewer Stu Kerton has been trying them out in the mildest and chilliest days the UK's eccentric weather system can throw at him to see if the claims ring true...


To read all of's latest test reports, head over to the reviews section. If you want some extra advice before splashing your cash, check out our buyer's guides. 

Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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