It's January, which means a new year of bikes, shoes and cycling tech and we'll be here each month with the latest and greatest from the cycling tech world.
Adidas Road Cycling Shoes £130
Read the story: Adidas back in cycling with road shoe
Adidas' first cycling shoes in 15 years caused a storm when they were released before the new year and Tech Editor Michelle has got her hands on a pair to test.
The £130 shoes sit in the ground between entry level and upgrade, and are compatible with three bolt cleats only and feature laces for a uniform tension and great looks. A classic design in a modern shoe, we love these.
Assos Mille GT Ultraz Winter Jacket Evo and Bib tights £290/240
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From one end of the pricing spectrum to the other, these two pieces of kit from Assos are the definition of premium.
However, they back up the price tag with performance, and CW's newest team member Stefan rated them very highly, particularly the jacket's thermal properties and the fit of the tights if you're riding on the rivet.
Wilier Filante SLR
Read the story: New Wilier Filante SLR
This month, Rupert takes a closer look at the Wilier Filante SLR which launched before the new year.
The new bike from the Italian brand blurs the line between aerodynamics and lightweight, similar to what we've seen from the latest Trek Emonda and Specialized Tarmac SL7.
The frame features airfoils and has Kammtail tubing - well known to keep the aero benefits of a tear drop shape whilst cutting weight - but is more rounded at the edges than Wilier's previous bonafide aerobike, the Cento10 Pro, which the Filante replaces.
The bike also bears more than a passing resemblance to the Zero, Wilier's lightweight bike. This resemblance is structural as well as aesthetic, with the two bikes sharing a carbon layup and the same offset fork design, although the Filante's are wider to reduce turbulence.
Keep your eyes peeled for Rupert's review coming soon.
Mark Cavendish spotted cycling in central London
Cavendish will race in the World Championships on Sunday 26 September, but needed to get some miles in his legs in London
By Ryan Dabbs •
See and be seen with the Garmin Varia rearview radar and tail light
Garmin’s clever tail light alerts you to approaching vehicles as well as upping your road presence
By Cycling Weekly •
Bike gears: shifting explained for beginners
We talk you through how to use your bicycle gears efficiently and properly
By Michelle Arthurs-Brennan •
Zwift: Everything you need to know about the online training and racing platform
From Watopia to the Zwift Academy - check out our complete guide to start your virtual cycling experience
By Henry Robertshaw •
Electric bikes and UK law: what you need to know
Do you need a licence to ride an electric bike? What's the maximum permissable power output for an ebike? Read on to find out more...
By Nick Busca •
How to buy an e-bike: Everything you need to know about electric bikes before you purchase
Are you wondering how to buy an e-bike but don't know your torque from your power or your hub drive from a mid drive motor? Then you've come to the right place
By Rupert Radley •
Is an e-bike worth it? Why an electric bike is perfect for commuting
An e-bike is the perfect mode of transport for commuting to work
By Luke Friend •
The best electric bike conversion kits and how to fit one
Feeling a little e-curious but don't want to splash the cash?
By James Bracey •
Best road bike wheels reviewed: disc and rim wheelsets
Our complete guide to what to look for when buying your new road bike wheels, including the type of rim, the material, and the depth you should go for.
By Stefan Abram •
A new look for Strava app with updates to the navigation bar
The new design should make the app more intuitive to use, as well as offering the promise of “room to grow when it comes to developing new features
By Stefan Abram •