Tech of the week: a hot pink Bianchi, £870 brakes, Simpsons kit and more

This week we’ve had news of Bianchi’s custom colour options, some rather expensive carbon components and shoes, along with summer clothing options, track bikes, children’s balance bikes and more.

Expensive and not so expensive bikes and parts

If you’ve always dreamed of owning a hot pink Bianchi with yellow accents, Bianchi now lets you choose your own colour scheme for its Oltre XR4 via its web configurator app. This week we’ve also tested the Oltre XR4 in its more traditional celeste if you want to know how your custom pink bike will ride.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.