Are aero sensors the tech of the future?

Will CdA measurers be commonplace on our bikes in 20 years time? We explore the tech, and put one to the test

Every few decades, a new piece of cycling tech is revealed to the cycling community. First it was Odometers, then heart rate monitors, power meters and GPS devices. Each new creation is met with questions over its value and puzzlement over the complexity of the system - sometimes it can take a generation of cyclists to grow up with the technology before it'll become widely adopted. But eventually, the successful items become common place - they’re built in to the equipment on our bikes and we’re giving each other kudos on social media for the numbers recorded.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.