New bikes from Fuji, Specialized and Canyon
A trickle of new bikes this week: we’ve reported on Fuji’s ultra-light new SL. The top of the range SL 1.1 costs £8500 and weighs just 4.96kg (10.91lb). Fuji claims that a 56cm frame weighs just 695 grams, making it one of the lightest available.
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We’ve also unearthed the new Specialized Allez Sprint – an aluminium framed aero bike which sadly looks unlikely to make it to the UK at present. It comes with SRAM’s 1x shifting and is targeted at US criterium racers.
Meanwhile, with the muddy season around the corner Canyon has released details of its 2016 aluminium framed cyclocross bike range. This tops out with the £2399 Inflite AL 9.0 SLX which comes with tubulars and SRAM’s 1x single ring cyclocross groupset.
Lights, groupsets and clothing
Elsewhere, we’ve seen Lezyne’s 2016 lights, with the highlights being the Strip front and rear safety lights with daytime visibility and the Deca Drive front light which emits up to 1500 lumens. It’s brighter, lighter and burns longer than last year’s model.
Continuing the light trend, the Locksit dual light and helmet lock system is being launched on Kickstarter on 1 September. If you are a commuter that frequently gets caught without a front light or often can’t decide where to store your helmet, then you may want to have a look at the Locksit.
We’ve covered Rotor’s new Uno hydraulic shifters. Six years in development, Rotor claims that they are as light, efficient, flexible and maintenance free as leading mechanical or electronic groupsets.
We’re off to Eurobike next week, so expect a bonanza offering of new bikes, technology and general good stuff.