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Five cool things to look forward to in the New Year from Castelli, Enduro, Scribe, Van Rysel and Galibier

Check out the latest and coolest gear we have on test right now, with full reports on the way…

As 2022 comes to end, what better way to kick-start your New Year's resolutions than with some new cycling kit? Here are five cool things you can expect to see in the New Year from our sizeable pile of kit in for review.

Highlights include Enduro Bearings' ceramic jockey wheels which promise to last forever, "do-everything" shoe covers from Castelli, Van Rysel's winter cycling tights to help get you out in the cold without breaking the bank, a gilet from Galibier for when we approach those spring months and a "super lightweight, alloy" wheelset from Scribe. 

Enduro Bearings Jockey Wheels XD15 Ceramic 


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You may have already spotted these on Jamie's 2022 Specialized Allez Sprint dream build as he's currently putting them to the test. 

Enduro Bearings says that this is "the ultimate upgrade pulley. Guaranteed to last forever against corrosion", but will Jamie agree?

> When to replace your jockey wheels - avoid an expensive mechanical issue and improve your shifting

These jockey wheels feature XD-15 Ceramic-Hybrid, radial bearings which are said to enhance shifting performance and longevity, and these sit at the top of Enduro's range.

We've gone for the Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra 11sp option which weigh in at 14g on our trusty scales of truth, but other options are available for alternative groupsets.

Castelli Perfetto Shoe Covers


2022 Castelli Perfetto Shoe Covers

Castelli's Perfetto Shoecover is designed to offer a performance-fit, focusing on "exceptional breathability" and a "high level of water protection from road spray." 

> Check out the best cycling overshoes 2022 

Castelli says that this is "the do-everything bootie", best suited to temperatures ranging between 2°C and 14°C. 

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They also feature GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® Stretch Light fabric, reflective detailing at the back, "abrasion-resistant" fabric under foot and silicone gripper elastic at the top. Is there anything worse than wet feet?

Van Rysel RCR Sport Winter Cycling Tights


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Bib tights are a staple in a cyclist's wardrobe but Van Rysel says, "these cycling tights are not just another pair of cycling tights" and promise they will last you for years to come!

What's more, they cost far less than many of the best winter bib tights that we've tested to date. 

Being part of Van Rysel's Racer Line, these are designed for long rides and dedicated to performance with "comfort and freedom of movement".

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These bib tights are said to be "soft, warm, windproof and water-repellent" and suited for rides in temperatures between -3°C and 10°C. As you can see on our good-looking mannequin, the back provides high coverage and is made of "breathable" mesh fabric with "ultra-comfortable" stretchy bib straps.

Galibier GrandTour Foul weather Gilet


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Galibier's GrandTour Foul weather Gilet weighs in on the heavy side on our scales at 235g. Rather than focusing on being lightweight, Galibier appear to have focused on designing a gilet that can be kept on for the duration of a ride thanks to three rear pockets and a front zipped chest valuables pocket which they say will fit even a larger phone.

The Galibier GrandTour Foul weather Gilet is a "waterproof" and "breathable" top-garment. Galibier says it is engineered for racing and riding in unpredictable spring and autumn conditions, combined with a jersey. 

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> Check out the best cycling gilets 2022

We're particularly pleased to see 3M reflective trim on the shoulders and pockets, as well as a sizeable centre panel which should help keep you visible in nighttime riding.

It is available in seven sizes from XS to XXXL. Our full verdict will be appearing on the site soon.

Scribe Race-D Wide+ wheels


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These Scribe Race-D Wide+ wheels are an evolution of the Scribe Race-D wheelset that we reviewed and loved. However, the new wheelset features a wider internal profile of 21mm compared to 19mm before, giving you the option to fit wider tyres. 

> Check out the best road bike wheels 2023

Scribe says they are a "super lightweight, alloy" wheelset and we weighed them at just 1,448g (31g lighter than previously) on our scales of truth, placing them amongst carbon alternatives. 

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The Race-D Wide+ wheelset features a 26mm-deep aluminium rim, "lightning fast" Ratchet Drive hubs and is tubeless-ready. Sadly, that candy apple green free hub body won't be visible once a cassette is fitted. 

Check back in a couple of weeks to see how these compare to the Scribe Race-D wheelset.

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

Emily is our track and road racing specialist, having represented Great Britain at the World and European Track Championships. With a National Title up her sleeve, Emily has just completed her Master’s in Sports Psychology at Loughborough University where she raced for Elite Development Team, Loughborough Lightning.

Emily is our go-to for all things training and when not riding or racing bikes, you can find her online shopping or booking flights…the rest of the office is now considering painting their nails to see if that’s the secret to going fast…

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Freddy56 | 1 year ago

Got the Galibier gilet for Christmas with some lovely new specialized  S-Works shoes. Not sure if it a typo or Galibier error -but it isn't a "waterproof" garment with a mesh back to it?

Rendel Harris replied to Freddy56 | 1 year ago

Isn't only the pockets that have a "mesh drainage feature" to allow water out if it gets in? No mention of any other mesh on the Galibier site and certainly doesn't look it...

fenix replied to Freddy56 | 1 year ago

The front is water and windproof?
Back is breathable - so that might be a bit meshy ?

You want the protection at the front.

Looks like a nice piece of kit. Might treat myself after the review.

check12 | 1 year ago
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"Scribe says they are a "super lightweight, alloy" wheelset and we weighed them at just 1,448g (31g lighter than previously) on our scales of truth" which you will have to add two disc rotors to be able to brake, which will add 200g so a nice and "light" (lol) 1,648g wheel set, great job team

Scribe Cycling replied to check12 | 1 year ago

Hi check12, 

Thank you for the comment on our wheels. Yes, you are absolutely correct. The industry method to weigh wheels (disc in this case) is without any quick releases, rim tape and spares (lockrings for rotors for example). This is the globally accepted standard and you'll find this method for almost every brand on the market. This way, it's always comparing like-for-like so it's a good representation of where our wheels sit when compared to others. won't have taken the rim tape off; which is about +30g for the wheelset, so this set should be even lighter than the claimed weight on our website.

I hope this helps and if you'd like to know more about us, or our wheels, please don't hesitate to give us a shout on team [at] 

Have a great weekend.


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