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Sugoi RSX shortsPublished: 04:15pm 19 Dec 2013

Sugoi RSX shorts
£109.99
www.sugoi.com

The price looks hefty until you realise the design features and that you get a top-spec padded short liner included. Designed for summer mountain biking or touring, the RSX has an incredibly light ...

Spiro S188M jerseyPublished: 04:08pm 19 Dec 2013

Spiro S188M Jersey
£15
www.spiroactivewear.com

The S188M jersey is a synthetic, zipped top that’ll appeal to those on a tighter budget. Available from S-XXL (in black/white or green/black), reflective elements enhance visibility, ...

Vulpine Alpine women's jerseyPublished: 04:03pm 19 Dec 2013

Vulpine Alpine Women’s Jersey
£80
www.vulpine.cc
 
For a one-year-old company, Vulpine is riding high at the moment, having recently been nominated in the London Cycling Awards ‘Best Brand’ category. We tested its ...

Ana Nichoola Hello Yello women's Commuter JacketPublished: 03:55pm 19 Dec 2013

ANA NICHOOLA Hello Yello Commuter Jacket
£110
www.ananichoola.co.uk

There’s definitely a gap in the market for fashionable women’s cycle clothing and the latest range from Ana Nichoola helps to fill that void. This jacket ha...

Teko Evapor8 Light socksPublished: 03:36pm 19 Dec 2013

TEKO Evapor8 Light
£9.95
www.tekosocks.co.uk

Socks are socks right? Well not if they make your feet sweaty or uncomfortable. These 100% recycled polyester socks don’t absorb moisture, dry really quickly, have light padding at the ...

Keela women's ADS zip topPublished: 03:28pm 19 Dec 2013

KEELA Women’s ADS Zip-top
£19.95
www.keela.co.uk

Having made a name for itself in the outdoors market — especially as a kit supplier to UK mountain rescue teams — Scottish firm Keela’s now branching out into mult...

Keela Roadrunner cycling trousersPublished: 02:58pm 19 Dec 2013

KEELA Roadrunner
£64.95
www.keela.co.uk

The Roadrunners were designed for emergency services cycle teams and have now been released to a wider audience. The Stretch-Tec Advanced fabric means they feel and ‘give’ like a softs...

Pearl Izumi Launch jerseyPublished: 02:40pm 19 Dec 2013

PEARL IZUMI Launch jersey
£39.99
www.madison.co.uk

A slightly different take on the basic polyester technical jersey, the Launch has a relaxed (and fairly long) rather than performance fit and comes in two sleeve length options (short o...

Helmet review: Limar X-RidePublished: 02:25pm 19 Dec 2013

LIMAR X-Ride
£59.99
www.todayscyclist.co.uk

The main attractions of the new X-Ride are obvious the moment you stick it on and head out for a ride — it weighs next to nothing (260g) and the fewer, larger vents (16 in total) do a ve...

Helmet review: Lazer OasizPublished: 02:19pm 19 Dec 2013

LAZER Oasiz
£99.99
www.madison.co.uk
At a penny under 100 quid you’d expect the Oasiz to be jam-packed with original features and indeed it’s even got a specific mount for a headcam. The top ‘wing’ can be interchan...

Helmet review: Endura SnypePublished: 02:11pm 19 Dec 2013

ENDURA Snype
£69.99
www.endura.co.uk

Clothing specialist Endura’s first foray into helmet design has clearly been influenced by the demands of its race team — it’s extremely light and offers exceptional airflow. The la...

Helmet review: Bern WattsPublished: 02:01pm 19 Dec 2013

BERN Watts
£50
www.bernunlimited.com

Taking its cue from skate-style helmets, the combination of hard plastic outer shell with EPS foam inner (approved to EN1078 standard) means the Watts offers excellent all-round head protection. Luck...

Helmet review: Bell MuniPublished: 01:55pm 19 Dec 2013

BELL Muni
£49.99
www.zyro.co.uk

It may be fairly inexpensive but the Muni was instantly comfortable thanks to its really well shaped shell, light padding strips and adjustable TAG system. It sports neat features for commuters too, with ...

Vulpine Harrington jacketPublished: 12:10pm 16 Dec 2013

VULPINE Harrington
£195
vulpine.cc

Ticking both the ‘cool down the pub’ and ‘performance cycling’ boxes is a bit like excelling at shot-put and gymnastics, but the Harrington pulls it off. Style-wise it’s a...

Surface Aquaphobic jacketPublished: 12:05pm 16 Dec 2013

SURFACE Aquaphobic
£84
surface-clothing.com

A slim-fitting stylish jacket, the herringbone print and synthetic suede arm patches make it great for wearing around town and smart enough for going straight to the office. It has proper cycl...