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Five cool things coming soon from Smith, Monton, CES Sport, Muc-Off and Birzman

More cycling swag our reviewers are rating at the moment...

We're making the most of this spring-like weather before The Beast rears its head again for Easter (if the forecasts are to be believed) - so here's our pick of this week's test products... 

Smith Attack sunglasses


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Smith call the Attack their "next generation" of performance eyewear, with fast and easy interchangeable 'Chromapop' lenses that have rated highly in our previous tests. Our pair has a green mirrored lens and a lighter pair with a red hue for duller conditions, and you also get a fancy presentation case with cleaning cloth included. The Attack also features a two-position nose piece for the best possible comfort. Do they rival options from the big O? Check back for a review soon.

CES Sport RC50 Carbon Clincher wheelset 


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This new Welsh wheel brand came to our attention late last year, and their 50mm deep carbon clincher set is the first product we've had in for review from CES. They've done their homework and already had all the RC range UCI-approved, and claim the RC50's are manufactured using the same rim moulds as some of the leading bicycle manufacturers using Toray T700 carbon fibre sheets. The braking surface is basalt for high temperature resistance and brake force, and they're built with precision CNC machined hubs and super strong spokes. The decals are also customisable if you fancy shocking pink instead of red. Do you get big performance for the relatively small price? Stu Kerton is riding these hoops now...

Monton Fourth Field Ear Protection Cap


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Ok, so we partly picked it for the purposes of mocking our poor hat model Matt here... but still we're keen to see if this cap with added ear protectors fits the bill for chilly days! It's one size and unisex according to Monton, and supposedly fits perfectly under a cycling helmet. The Italy MITI Stelvio fleece fabric is designed to be warm and breathable, and there's also a reflective strip around the brim of the cap which may or may not add a tiny bit of extra visibility. Sean Lacey is waiting for our next arctic blast to try it out in some seriously abject conditions...

Muc-Off Dirt Bucket with Filth Filter


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It's far more than just a massive bucket to put all your bike polishing stuff in... Muc-Off's Dirt Bucket also has an innovative Filth Filter that traps dirt at the bottom to prevent sponge contamination! It holds up to 13L of water, and is made from a tough and durable Copolymer plastic. Of course 65 quid for a bucket would be on the steep side, so you'll be pleased to know that the products included inside make for quite a good deal: highlights include 500ml of protecting spray, a wheel and component brush, dry and wet lube plus an expanding pink sponge. You can find out if our reviewer Liam digs the Dirt Bucket or not soon.

Birzman Maha Push and Twist II Floor pump  


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This innovative pump from Birzman aims to make pumping your tyres up even easier, with their 'push and twist' system for attaching the nozzle to your valve. You just push the black part of the head onto the valve and then twist the gold ring a quarter turn to secure. When attached the pump has a pressure gauge to get precise PSI, and has a solid aluminium construction. It sure looks neat, but can it handle the pressure? Dave Atkinson's review is coming soon.

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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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