Canyon seemed to be dominating the news last week, but we also tracked down a host of new products and a few bargains too
That Canyon moment
Canyon was going full gas last week, starting off with the launch of a new version of its UCI-legal Speedmax time trial bike. The Speedmax CF SLX will be ridden next year by the new Canyon-SRAM women’s team as well as by the Movistar and Katusha men’s teams.
If you’re lost in the Strava also-rans, fear not, as Canyon has also released the Beyond Limits app. This looks at your last 30 rides and calculates an infographic of how far beyond your average your best ride was. And it also ranks you against its other users, just in case you thought this was competition-free.
And Canyon has also launched its vision of what a racing e-bike might look like in 2025. Powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, Canyon sees it being raced in 24 hour track-based endurance events.
New products from Kinesis and a one-off Maserati bike
Kinesis has a host of new frames and some new wheelsets too, which feature on its recently redesigned website. There’s a new titanium disc frame as well as a cyclocross frame with both disc brake and cantilever brake mounts, for those who can’t make their minds up.Maserati has teamed up with Mario Cipollini to launch a one-off Maserati-branded Cipollini Bond bike. Signed by the man himself, the bike will be auctioned on-line with proceeds going to the Action Medical Research charity.
Kit choices and bargains
Meanwhile, with Black Friday looming on the horizon and Evans Cycles and Wiggle joining in the frenzy, we’re keeping abreast of the best deals from the major internet vendors. There are already a host of deals on bikes, wheels and kit out there.
Talking of kit, we’ve also published our list of the ten worst winter kit mistakes not to make. We’ve made them already, so you don’t have to.
And new products from Blaze and Zipp
Blaze’s Laserlight front bike light projects an image of a bike 6m in front of the cyclist to alert other road users of the rider’s presence. Now the company plans to launch a rear light. Named the Burner, this emits a peak power of 100 lumens and is fully sealed and attached to the bike with a magnetic mount.
Meanwhile Zipp has expanded its accessory line, with new bottle cage options and disc brake rotor protectors featuring.