Another new Pinarello, power meters and more pro bikes
After three new Dogma models the week before, Pinarello went off the boil a bit last week, only unveiling a single new model. We bemoaned the absence of a disc brake option on the previously announced Dogma K10 endurance bike. So last week’s launch of the Dogma K10S Disk was a nice surprise. And the bike has an electronic rear shock absorber too.
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In other bike launch news, Bianchi has teamed up with Ferrari to produce a whole range of Scuderia Ferrari branded machines.
If you’re in the market for a power meter, Quarq has released two new models. The DFour91 is designed to work with Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 and Quarq claims 1.5% accuracy. There’s also a new version of the DZero power meter compatible with Specialized S-Works carbon cranks.
On the subject of power, we’ve reported Rigoberto Uran’s power data from his ride on Stage 9 of the Tour de France, when he put out up to 1190 watts while stuck in a 53/11 gear to win the stage.
Last week, we had a video look at Mark Cavendish’s Cervélo S5. It comes in green and silver metallic livery, with the paint only 10 microns thick and weighing just 10g, saving up to 200g over a standard lacquer finish. And we also had Simon Yates’s yin-yang black and white Scott Addict, which he rode into Paris in his White Jersey last week.
Touring and tan lines
With summer in full swing and holidays around the corner, if you fancy bike touring we’ve run through what to look for in a tourer and selected our picks from the models available.
But if you don’t fancy getting tan lines on your arms, you can always try Ekoi’s new Solair jersey, that lets you tan through the fabric while still filtering out harmful UV-B rays.
For a more leisurely ride or for the daily commute to work, you might prefer a hybrid machine. We’ve given you a buyer’s guide to flat bar bikes last week as well as our pick of sub-£1000 road bikes with drop bars or flat bars.
If you want to get that go faster aero tuck on your road bike, we’ve shown you how to fit clip-on aerobars in our latest maintenance video. Or for some indoor on-bike training you could always head for a spin class – we’ve told you what to expect.
Kit bargains too
Rapha’s been in the news this week, with the owners of Aston Martin and Louis Vuitton amongst those rumoured to be competing to pay up to £200m for the luxury cycling brand. And Rapha’s sale has started this week too: we’ve looked out a few bargains.
It’s not just Rapha kit that’s priced down either. We’ve also had a round up of bargains on men’s and women’s Castelli clothing and our Sunday Trading deals to tempt you again this week.