In a move not dissimilar to Easton, Race Face has firmly established its carbon reputation in the off-road market, before making headway with a road-specific offering.

Leapfrogging its alloy Cadence and Revolution products, Next SL Carbon tops the Race Face range for road bars and seatposts in 2008. The bars, at £129.99, are full carbon, 215g, anatomically shaped, 31.8mm diameter and available in sizes 40, 42, 44, and 46 centre to centre. They are double grooved, with fairly standard dimensions, 142mm drop and 86mm reach.

The Next SL Road seatpost features an innovative, patented head design that offers more adjustability, where tilt is altered independent of fore and aft movement. Low-profile, sideways rail clamps (7mm and 8mm compatible) improve clearance for riders? legs and 35mm of rail support focuses the load on the clamp for increased strength.

Available in 27.2mm and 31.6mm diameters and 300mm length, weighing 210g for the 27.2mm.

Contact: Silverfish UK, 01752 843882 www.silverfish-uk.com