BikeRadar.com News - Cervelo has updated its S5 aero road bike for 2015, with 31 improvements over the old Cervelo S5 VWD model. These include an increase in stiffness at the bottom bracket area of 35 per cent – making it nearly as stiff as the R-series – and a claimed saving of 21.3 watts at 40km per hour, while keeping the frame weight down to 1,065g.Cervelo S5 2015 frame changesFrom a side-on perspective, the new S5 frame looks nearly identical to the old version, but Cervelo has made several changes during the redevelopment of its flagship aero road platform. The most notable are the increase in diameter – and stiffness — of the head tube, a decrease in the head tube height, and the increased tyre clearance to accept 25mm tyres.The fork now has a tapered steerer (1 1/8 to 1 3/8in), which has helped stiffen up the front end – the old bike was a little soft in steering, as we found in our own testing. The stack height has been lowered too (down to 565mm
BikeRadar.com News - Ashmei is a high-end sportswear brand that’s launching its first road cycling kit for delivery in early 2015. The range includes hydrophobic bib shorts, a merino jersey and a softshell jacket, and here's a sneak peek at the range.Just because it’s the first time you’ve seen the Ashmei logo on a jerseym it doesn’t mean the brand is new to cycling – designers Blue Associates bring years of experience in the sport, having previously created designs for Rapha and Vulpine, among a slew of other sportswear companies.Ashmei says that the gear is designed for performance, quality and style, in that order, hence the high pricetag – and that if the range couldn’t beat its nearest competitors – Assos, Castelli and Rapha – it wouldn’t bother in the first place.Ashmei cycle bib shortsThe bibs use hydrophobic material that was developed for the company's new tri suitAt £235 / US$370 / AU$429, the bib shorts certa
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