Tech of the Week: Fresh Tarmac, Merida's new Reacto and more

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

This weeks has been another bumper week for the release of some pretty high profile bikes and cycling tech. Talk of the week has to be the launch of one of the worst kept secrets in cycling, a bike that has kept us speculating and second guessing since leaked pictures early in the year, yes it's the new Specialized Tarmac.

Specialized's Tarmac SL7 - the Venge is dead

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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.