By James Bracey
Well after an exhausting couple of weeks in which it seemed every bike brand was intent on releasing its new range in a very short space of time things have calmed down some what - for now. So here's what we've covered in cycling tech over the last seven days.
Sagan's Deconstructivism Collection
Less than a week after the launch of the highly anticipated Tarmac SL7, Specialized announced another new collection of kit. This time in the shape of the latest instalment in its collaboration with none other than Peter Sagan. Comprising bikes, frames and equipment each has had a distinctive paint job designed to reflect something of Sagan. Spoiler alert: they're not subtle...
Enve launches its first ever tyre collection
On a mission to conquer the world of high performance wheels, Utah's finest carbon purveyors Enve has launched a brand new complimentary tyre range. Designed to deliver the maximum performance from its wheels the new SES road tyres will be available in four widths as well as black and tan wall versions. All the tyres are tubeless ready and made by Czech handmade tyre brand Tufo. We've got the complete lowdown.
Elite Sterzo takes Zwift interaction to the next level
Elite's latest indoor trainer accessory sits under your front wheel and allows you to steer. Sounds simple but the best thing about it is it has been launched in conjunction with an update on Zwift that will allow you to take full advantage of the new tech. Connect the Sterzo up via the usual means and you can draft, steer around people and just make things a little more 'fun'. Want to find out more?
Best Road bikes tested - a complete guide
This is a biggy. We've compiled our latest list of the absolute best road bikes we've tested over a whole host of price points. Want to find out what to buy? You need to read this.
Best budget gravel bikes
And of course if you've been bitten by the gravel bug and/or are looking for your way to dip your toes into the off-road scene we've got just the guide for you. It's no secret that riding off tarmac is fun and we've identified the best bikes to really get you started without needing to really break the bank.
That's all for now, check back next week for another tech round-up.
Mark Cavendish spotted cycling in central London
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See and be seen with the Garmin Varia rearview radar and tail light
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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
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By Henry Robertshaw •
Electric bikes and UK law: what you need to know
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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 •