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POC’s aero sunglasses, Rapha off-road trousers, tan-wall Michelin tyres and Shimano’s latest Dura-Ace disc brake rotors

It’s time for another edition of First Look Friday , our weekly round-up of the latest swag to arrive at BikeRadar HQ, and a chance…

Friday, Feb 24

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It’s time for another edition of First Look Friday , our weekly round-up of the latest swag to arrive at BikeRadar HQ, and a chance to revisit some content highlights from the week.

This week has been absolutely jam-packed with delicious news, reviews, features and more. So before we get on to the new kit, let’s take a look at what you might have missed.

Liv, the sister brand of Giant, announced the EnviLiv Advanced – its version of the highly rated 2023 Giant Propel .

We were lucky enough to get a test bike in advance of the launch and our tester, Katherine Moore , found it “excels at speed yet is surprisingly smooth and comfortable”. A great option for women who race or simply like to ride fast, then.

Café du Cycliste took hike-a-bike to a whole new level with its hiking boots-inspired gravel shoes .

In men’s pro racing, meanwhile, the Uno-X Pro Cycling Team caused a stir at the Volta ao Algarve with a new, rather outlandish, time trial helmet .

Presumably made by team sponsor Sweet Protection , the helmet appears to draw inspiration from the POC Tempor , by using a flared shape designed to smooth the airflow over the rider’s shoulders. For the more traditionally minded, there was also news in the form of two new road bike platforms from Pinarello .Wednesday saw the launch of the F-Series road racing bike, which is essentially a baby Dogma F , and the X-Series endurance road bike.BikeRadar’s senior technical editor, […]

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