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Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios.

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Today we’re taking a look at Bianchi’s new hyperbike, performance sunglasses from Article One and an exciting new Single Malt. This is Today in Gear.

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios. Send your most pressing product questions to tig@gearpatrol.com.

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Bianchi Unveils its First-Ever Hyperbike
Bianchi

Bianchi emphasizes that its new Oltre RC is intended for World Tour racing and professionals – but for between $5,285 and $14,827, anyone can bring one home. Built with a lightweight, carbon aero frame and electronic drivetrain, the bike's flagship design feature is a central air channel that creates airflow around riders' legs. Also available is the Oltre Pro, which "shares the same construction principles" as the RC (plus Air Deflector technology) but was designed to offer a more comfortable ride for "less extreme riders."

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Article One Teamed Up with Mission Workshop to Reimagine Aviators
Article One

Article One is committed to challenging "what performance eyewear should look like" – its newest design certainly delivers. In conjunction with Mission Workshop, the brand has released a "reimagined aviator style" with "technical specs for urban riders and cyclists." The stylish, durable TR-90 frames house polarized lenses treated with backside anti-reflective coating. The lenses also block 100 percent of UVA/UVB rays and prevent road glare. Available in eight different colorways, the new sunglasses currently retail for $255.

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St George Spirits Releases its 40th Anniversary Edition Single Malt Whiskey
St. George Spirits

St. George Spirits made a name for itself as a master purveyor of inventive spirits, from Absinthe Verte to California Shochu. Now, the brand has released a limited-edition 40th Anniversary Edition Single Malt Whiskey to celebrate its liquor legacy. Over 600 casks were tasted, but only 14 were pulled in for this release. Barrels range in age from four years old to "one of the earliest casks the distillery ever laid down," and the resulting spirit comes with an SRP of $500. On the nose, fans can find vibrant cola, dark chocolate and lager, which then transforms into bold notes of walnut fudge, amber malt and buttered waffle on the palate.

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Bell & Ross Release the Jaw-Dropping BR-X5
Bell & Ross

The brand’s new BR-X5 is based on the brand’s previously released BR-05 series but replaces the usual Sellita-based mechanical movement for a new, cutting-edge caliber. The brand’s new Kenissi-manufactured, self-winding movement – the BR-CAL 323 – bumps the previous 40-hour power reserve up to 71 hours and guarantees better precision than the previous models. Beyond that, the new model retains a similar case and integrated bracelet to the BR-05, but between the new movement and a handful of additional, new technical details, the BR-X5 is set to retail for roughly $2,000 more than its predecessor: from $6,900 to $11,800.

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Houdini Launches A Long List of Fall and Winter Styles
Houdini

In incredible impressive news, 100 percent of the fabrics used to create Houdini's 2022 fall and winter collection are recycled, recyclable, renewable, biodegradable or Bluesign certified. The new line boasts everything from ski touring Bib Pants to comfortable baselayers, with plenty of durable jackets, anoraks and parkas dotted in. Stylish, streamlined and built to last, pieces range from $80 - $550.

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