Tech of the week: the lightest and brightest bikes and more

We've news of bikes, clothing and Black Friday in this week's instalment

Light and bright

In the last week, we’ve told you about the lightest disc braked bike in the world. Weighing just 5.7kg, It’s based on a Cannondale frame and decked out with SRAM Red eTap and other droolworthy components.

Brighter than the rest

Now can you see me?

Meanwhile, Aurora Bright Bikes has built LEDs into its bike’s frame, giving you a flashy (literally) coloured frame, which can be controlled via a smartphone app to vary the patterns.

And if you have your eye on a new Brompton, now may be the time to buy as Brompton says its prices may increase with the increase in cost of imported components post-Brexit.

Brompton prices on the rise in the UK?

Brompton prices on the rise in the UK?

Halfords has reported an increase in bike sales since the Olympics, although its profits have dropped. While we’ve also reported a 20% increase in sales of e-bikes in the last year in the UK, if you’re looking for some help on your ride.

We’ve also told you what to look out for when buying new wheels.

New clothing options

Primal has just launched a range of urban cycling clothing for men and women. Designed to work as well in the office as on the bike, it will be on sale for Christmas.

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But if your taste is for something bespoke, Endura has just launched its service which lets you upload your own designs for jerseys and shorts, to be made up by Endura using the same templates as used for the Movistar pro team. There are prizes for the best designs.

Black Friday heats up

With only a couple of weeks until the day, we’ve had more news about what to expect, with deals on bikes from £300 and clothing from £9.99. We’ve also highlighted our pick of deals that are already available from Chain Reaction Cycles.

App lets you find events in your area of interest (Photo Wiggle)

App lets you find events in your area of interest (Photo Wiggle)

But if you can’t wait to see what’s out there, Wiggle has just released an upgrade to its mobile app which gives you a sneak peek of its deals 24 hours before they are released. The update also lets you search for Wiggle sportives by location and date and book them on line.