Fluoro kit for Trek-Segafredo
Following on from last week’s tech news which majored on winter weather, we had news this week that Trek-Segafredo would be wearing bright yellow kit at the weekend’s Japan Cup races.
The aim was to highlight Trek’s safety-through-visibility message, with the team using the new colour scheme for training during the off-season.
Watch: Buyer’s guide to winter clothing
And in other kit news, we told you that Chain Reaction Cycles would be selling dhb kit. It’s Wiggle’s in-house brand and the announcement is the first obvious result of the two web vendors’ merger over the summer.
If you like scorpions on your kit, we also rounded up 12 Castelli kit bargains from around the web and we told you about Vulpine’s new Rainy City collection, the third of its autumn/winter 2016 releases.
While if you’re looking for new shoes for next summer, you might like to look of Vittoria’s new kangaroo leather numbers.
New helmets and accessories
In helmet news, Smith has given details of its new Route mid-priced helmet. It’s priced at £130 with MIPS and £110 without. Smith has a new sunglasses technology called ChromaPop to increase detail and colour differentiation too.
If you like to listen to music as you ride, you might like to stick the Audionoggin near-ear speakers to your new helmet.
They’re wireless and let you hear what’s going on around you as you ride.
In other accessory news, we’ve covered the bike lock that makes thieves vomit: if you try to cut through it, it releases a cloud of foul-smelling chemicals.
And Crud’s Roadracer mudguards have been updated to fit the wider tyres and disc brakes which are becoming more prevalent.
Elsewhere, Nikon has launched three new action cameras, including a virtual reality model, all with 4k video capability.
New and old bike news
The Wilier bike on which Marco Pantani made the fastest ascent of Alpe d’Huez is coming to London next month.
And Pinarello is about to be bought by luxury goods group Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. So maybe you can expect a flashy bike bag with your next Dogma.
Another tech round-up next week