Tech of the Week: Spartacus's new clothes and Zipp brings back silver

What's new in the world of cycling tech over the last seven days

Spartacus' new Gore Wear collection

Fabian Cancellara has had a relationship with Gore Wear for a long time and has been responsible for helping the clothing brand develop some of its flagship kit. This new eight piece collection brings together some of his favourite items and sprinkles some unique and distinctive features, as well as an exclusive blue colour scheme.

Take a closer look at the full range here.

Could this new update be the end of Garmin Vector woes?

Garmin Vector 3

(Image credit: Cycling Studio)

Garmin's Vector power pedals have long been hailed as one of the better power meters on the market. But like many precision, high-tech components reliability has always been a bit of an achilles heel. Garmin thinks it has solved the issues now and has refined and updated the battery door - a part that has been identified as being the culprit for many a failure.

Battery door issues? Read more here.

Zipp bring back silver

Launched at the end of the week, Zipp has put its head over the parapet and brought back silver components. At a time when it looks like every component brand wants your bike to look like a modern stealth fighter, Zipp has included a new silver anodised finish to its high on value Service Course BSS (Bar, Stem and Seatpost) kit.

Drool over the kit and imagine what your bike would look like with silver parts here.

So there's been a lot in the news about self distancing and keeping active, luckily there's been a lot of tech stories to help you keep yourself immersed in cycling at this difficult time.

Wahoo launch bonkers Kickr bike

(Image credit: David Emmite)

Another fully functioning indoor training bike, this time with the typical Wahoo attention to detail. You want to train with a headwind (who doesn't???) you got it! The bike combines the resistance unit we know and love from the Kickr smart trainer, with the up and downhill movement seen in the Kickr Climb as well as additional nods to realism, like the Kickr Headwind indoor cycling fan.

Get all the details in this feature.

Road Grand Tours VR training software goes free

Virtual cycling platform Road Grand Tours (RGT) has today announced that it is making all of its Premium features available for free to all indoor cyclists, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out what RGT is all about and how to access all the features for free here.

LeCol and Wahoo launch indoor training kit

Le Col X Wahoo indoor cycling clothing

(Image credit: Le Col)

British clothing brand Le Col and cycling connectivity experts Wahoo Fitness have announced a joint indoor cycling collection. Perfect for wearing whilst riding your new Wahoo Kickr bike and following your RGT route!

The range of two collections made by Le Col have been born out of thousands of indoor ride activities collected by Wahoo, provider of indoor trainers and computer software.

Find out what makes it so good here.

And if you're in the market for a new turbo trainer as we move closer to having to watch the outdoors through a laptop then we've just updated our turbo trainer deals page to include all the latest kit.

Still want more tech news? Here's come of the other things we covered during the week.

Ribble Cycles planning live interactive show

Zipp launch Tangente Course G40 gravel tyre

How Corona is affecting the bike industry

11 cycling books you should read

That's all for now, check back next week for another tech round-up

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.