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Five cool things coming soon from Black Inc, Met, Koo, 7mesh and Moon

Some more of the best gear we're testing at the moment, with full test reports coming soon.....

Did you freeze your toes off riding this weekend? Winter is well and truly here, we’ll hope for milder riding next weekend, but we'll be out testing all the latest new gear regardless! Here’s more of the best gear on test with our team of reviewers at the moment…

Koo Supernova

£169

Koo’s new sunnies are ultralight, 21g, and offer a high field of vision thanks to the frameless single lens construction. Koo promises the temples have plenty of flexibility and breaking resistance, the lenses are shatter-proof, anti-reflective and provide 100% UV protection, and the nose pad is interchangeable.

> 10 of the best cycling sunglasses — protect your eyes from sun, crud and flying bugs

Nick Cox has been testing these sunnies with the Red Mirror Lens that has 23% Visible Light Transmission for sunnier conditions; his verdict is on the way soon…

kooworld.cc

Black Inc Forty Five wheelset 

£2,200

Optimised for 25 to 28mm tyres with an internal rim width of 20.7mm, these 45mm deep disc-only, tubeless-ready wheels are designed for riders who want a single wheelset to do everything from climbing to flat road races to long training days.

> 58 of the best road bike and gravel bike wheels in 2021

BlackInc is Factor’s in-house components brand and it says this wheelset is the perfect partner to the Factor Ostro - balancing aerodynamics with lightness, the 45s weigh in at 1580g. Liam Cahill has been having fun rolling on these and his full report is coming soon…

factorbikes.com

7mesh Colorado Arm Warmer

£50

A unique trimmable cuff allows you to achieve the length you prefer for layering up with these arm warmers on cool rides with changeable conditions.

> 20 of the best arm & leg warmers for 2021

Using a water-repellent, fleece-backed Colorado fabric, this should provide a warm defence and 7mesh promises the smart articulation results in a wrinkle-free fit. Are these adjustable-length arm warmers worth it? Neil Gander has been finding out and his verdict is coming soon…

7mesh.com

Moon Rigel Rechargeable Front Light

£55

This front light that’s currently on a 45% discount for Black Friday has a max output of 700 lumens, six modes to choose from and uses a USB-C cable for charging.

> The best 2021/22 front lights for cycling: Our big beam comparison engine plus bumper guide on how to choose

Lots of features are packed into the compact unit including a rotatable anti-dazzling lens which allows upside down mounting, mode memory, variable lumen system as well as a charging and fully charged indicator. Jamie Williams has been relying on this device for his rides lately; his full report is on the way…

www.merlincycles.com

Met Estro MIPS road cycling helmet

£120

Met’s new road helmet is all about comfort, versatility and protection at a low price point. With 26 vents, 17 of which are inlets and 9 are exhaust holes, Met says all of them work with the internal engineered air channeling system to ensure maximum ventilation.

> 19 of the best lightweight high-performance cycling helmets

MIPS safety tech is included and Met has also increased the head coverage to ensure a higher level of protection around the two most sensitive brain areas: the back and the temples. Neil Gander has been testing and his full report will be landing on the site soon…

www.met-helmets.com

For all the latest road.cc test reports, head over to our reviews section. If you want some more advice before splashing the cash, check out our buyer's guides.

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