Road Bike News Exciting Projects | Something Interesting! Argon 18, Exposure, Gore, Universal Colors, and Knog have five exciting project in the Works
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Something interesting Road Bike News! Argon 18, Exposure, Gore, Universal Colors, and Knog have five exciting projects in the works. Argon 18’s Sum “aero and lightweight” road bike, a daytime running light from Exposure, a budget-friendly light twin pack from Knog, a quirky long-sleeved jersey from Universal Colours, and 3/4 bib tights from Gore are this week’s five nice items for October rides. Road Bike News you just need to put on your shoes and helmet (if you wear one) and you’re ready to go.
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The Argon 18 Sum Road Bike News from Canada is touted to have “the same ideal mix of aero and weight as the Sum Pro.” It’s designed for road racing, with a 46cm seat tube, 53.8cm top tube, and 10.1cm head tube on the small model.
The hourglass-shaped head tube “provides aero efficiency with optimum rigidity,” according to Argon 18, while the contoured fork legs “deflect air away from the down tube for maximum aero advantage.”
Matt is presently testing out an Argon 18 Sum equipped with DT Swiss E 1800 Spline Disc wheels and an SRAM Rival eTap AXS groupset. On the road, this size small (53.8cm top tube) weighted 8150g. truth scales in cc
Will it be included in the upcoming version of our best road bike guide? Check back in a few weeks to see whether Matt agrees that the Sum “will get you ahead on the hills, hold you there on the flats, and push you through the sprints.”
Year after year, exposure made our best bike lights list, and the Sirius Mk10 DayBright is considered to be the “ultimate to be seen” light, with brightness up to 900 lumens from the Sirius Mk9. Its pulse pattern, as the name implies, is meant to increase visibility throughout the day, and Exposure claims it will assure visibility “from over a kilometre away, even in the brightest circumstances.”
You’d like to imagine that when combined with the Exposure Sirius light, you’ll be visible in this Universal Colors Spectrum Long Sleeve Jersey. According to Universal Colours, this jacket is best worn over a light base layer, but it may also be layered with a gilet or jacket in severe winter situations. 3-12°C is the optimum temperature for wearing this bright long sleeve.
A PFC-free DWR coating is intended to withstand light rain and road spray, as well as three back pockets for your ride necessities and an extra zippered waterproof compartment. Ben is presently evaluating this jersey, so come back in a few weeks to see what he thinks!
These Knog Frog V3 front and rear lights are waterproof and rechargeable, and they come in a low-cost packaging at the Road Bike News. This is Frog’s first rechargeable light, and a full charge takes 3 hours, giving you up to 50 hours between charges.
The front light produces 45 lumens and the rear light produces 25 lumens, according to Knog, making them “strong enough for daily commuting or to compliment your current lighting setup.” An extra feature is that the LEDs are positioned on a curved board, so light is projected from the sides, “significantly increasing side visibility.”
These Gore C3 3/4 bib tights, which are shorter than full bib tights, are stated to be “ideal for cold mornings or those transition months at the Road Bike News.” Ed is presently evaluating them, so we’ll have to wait and see whether they’re a must-have for your spring riding outfit.
Gore claims that the seam location has been optimized for comfort, with a full mesh bib design for ventilation at the Road Bike News. These bib tights include reflective accents as well as an ACTIVE Comfort seat liner and cushion.