Proviz PixElite range
For the now upon us winter season, Proviz expands upon its successful Reflect lines with the PixElite performance line.
Building its famed reflective yarn into a performance fabric, the PixElite is cut for in the saddle comfort, offering jackets and gilets, gloves, bib tights, jerseys, shoe covers and arm warmers.
Designed and manufactured in Italy, the garments offer enhanced breathability, along with a reactive to light reflective finish that’s embedded in the fabric and as such will stand the test of time.
Just one of many new and interesting additions to the Thule portfolio at Eurobike came in the form of the Backspace container.
This add on to the Velospace tow-ball mounted rack offers 300 litres worth of lockable storage, making it perfect for anything from Strollers to golf clubs – in fact it’ll take anything weighing up to 50kg. What’s more, it’s weatherproof, with welded seams.
Collapsible into itself, when not in use the sides roll into the plastic tub base and will sit happily on a shelf. Expect stock with Madison in February.
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A firm favourite among the riders pedalling deep into the night, Exposure’s Strada this year comes in 20 per cent brighter than previously.
At £275, the light now offers 1,000 lumens, with an extended field now spanning a 230 degree angle, meaning excellent side visibility. With the German market’s rules in mind, the light’s beam is a rectangular shape, meaning it won’t dazzling oncoming traffic, instead illuminating the key section of road ahead.
Offering three hours of burn on high mode and 300 lumen output for 12 hours straight, this remains a strong option for races through the night.
Magura Vyron Elect seatpost
A big draw for the crowds at Eurobike was Magura’s electronic dropper post. Following on from the clever Elect fork, this 150mm wirelessly controlled post offers smooth hydraulic movement, with an air spring bringing the post back toward the posterior.
Weighing in at 595 grams, there’s two versions available, catering for both 30.9 and 31.6mm seat tubes. It’s USB rechargeable, with a charge offering approximately 400 actuations at present.
The system is expected to retail in the same region as other performance options from the likes of RockShox and Thomson, with the price on the booth suggesting €400.