Another week, another exciting selection of bikes and bits that have flown through the office and on to our intrepid team of testers. Here’s the cream of the crop we've picked to preview this week...
Effetto Mariposa Giustaforza 1-8 Deluxe torque wrench
This snazzy torque wrench set has a small head to operate in tight spaces (not a euphemism) and comes wrapped in a neat package to keep everything together. It has a capacity from 1 up to 8 Nm for the most precise of tightening jobs, and is easy to use with a clear torque scale so you always know your setting. A loud click allows you to hear when your desired torque has been reached. Is it worth the hefty lump of cash? Mat Brett is finding out now...
Sportful Bodyfit Classic bib shorts
These all-round race bibs from Sportful have their BodyFit Pro chamois pad to keep you comfortable over long rides, with variable padding and improved moisture management compared to the previous versions. The mesh upper has also been improved with extra Lycra used to give more stretch and even more comfort, so say Sportful. They borrow tech from Sportful's pro bibs as worn by the Bora-Hansgrohe team, and were developed with pro riders. Do they offer pro performance for the reasonable price? Alex Williams is testing them now...
With a classic-looking logo, 650b wheels and an Ultegra drivetrain the Jena has all the makings of a modern adventure classic. The whole bike weighs a shade over 9kg and it has a full carbon frame and forks to absorb every bump, while the Miche 966 650B wheels with 27.5" Mavic tyres should offer a fast-rolling and grippy ride. R8070 hydraulic disc brakes come as standard and the only cables you see are neatly routed into the frame at the front. Is the Jena a stroke of genius from Wilier-Triestina? The review is coming later this month.
Zilfer Active Proof phone wallet
This smart phone case is built for the outdoors and has pockets for your phone, keys and cards so you needn't carry your valuable in different bags and pockets. The material is durable and water-resistant with a YKK zipper, and it's got a welded construction with no stitches for the strongest protection from the elements. The dimensions of 172mm x 82mm x 15mm should mean it will fit in any standard jersey pocket, and you'll be able to get an iPhone 7 (not Plus size), and up to four cards in there.
Topeak Roadie DA mini pump
Though you can get a cheaper version of the Roadie, this one comes with a pressure gauge for more precise pumping (again not a euphemism), and has a durable plastic body with an aluminium head. It's Presta valve only, and the pressure gauge goes up to 120psi. Weighing just 132g and being pretty diminutive in size, it should fit in most jersey pockets and a large saddle bag at a push. Does it do the job in an emergency and more? Mike Stenning will be airing his opinion in the test report, coming later in June...
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Much of your review might as well be writtten about your own review: I give it 6/10, and no, your style doesn't appeal to me.
Nissan Micra seized for parking on same Sheffield pavement twice in six months...
As per other comments, it's all out of sync with model years isn't it at the moment. Some bikes are still full price but still lots are discounted...
Highway Code Rule 59 is unusual...
JRA Monitors are 25mm deep - how's that 'deep section'?
not least because it's a special edition - chromed mirrors and black wheels. There can only be a few hundred of those at most.
I'm not sure you fully understand ALARP. It's not about the cheapest method. It's about reducing risk as far as possible, until you get to a point...
She could buy a bike manufacturer and have the firm build her a series of different bikes to suit her mood.
Wot no Furry of the Mountain?