Does your bike need handcuffs? Plus three eye-catching models from Basso, Wilier and Standert

Abus' Chain Claw handcuff lock might be the accessory you never knew you needed, while Basso honours its hometown with a limited-edition Diamante SV race bike

Basso Bikes / Standert / Abus / Wilier
(Image credit: Basso Bikes / Standert / Abus / Wilier)

Stunning looking bikes are staple of this roundup. But given that beauty is in the eye of the beholder it seems only fair to try, when possible, to offer a range of machines for your enjoyment. 

This time around it was an easy task, with a Tour-ready TT bike, a Made in Europe steel endurance machine and a limited-edition superbike all released this week. 

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.