Tech of the week: new bike top picks, new hoops and an £1100 Garmin

Here's our round up of Cycling Weekly's hotest tech content from the last week

Over the last week, we’ve been getting excited about new bikes, with a video look at our five sexiest disc brake bikes of 2017. We’ve got another five which we like the look of in the accompanying post.

If you’re not looking to spend so much, we’ve also got our pick of road bikes under £750 and advice on what to look out for in a bike at this price.

Pivot Vault - not just for cyclocross

Pivot Vault – not just for cyclocross

And if you’re looking out for the One Bike To Rule Them All, you might like the 2017 Vault from Pivot Cycles. It’s primarily designed for cyclocross, but Pivot reckons it will double up as a road bike as well as tackling gravel.

New hoops and how to look after them

We’ve also news of new British deep section carbon wheel brand Parcours Velo. There are rim depths between 32mm and 86mm with prices between £700 and £800. We’ve also reviewed and liked Walker Brothers’ 58mm deep Wideboy wheelset. And if you’re looking to fit Vittoria tyres, you’ll be pleased to know that the company has announced price reductions for 2017.

Watch: aero wheels buyer’s guide

Having bought your new kit, naturally you’ll want to look after it well. So we’ve advice on how to look after your new wheels. And we’ve also investigated the risks to your carbon frame and how to minimise them.

Crowdfunding campaigns in abundance

You’ll also want to keep your new bike well secured and Hiplok has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce a high security bike hanger. Called the Airlok, it lets you hang your bike from an inside our outside wall, securing it with a hefty lockable steel bolt.

Hiplok's new Airlok is a bike hanger with Sold Secure Gold security

Hiplok’s new Airlok is a bike hanger with Sold Secure Gold security

We’ve also reported on crowdfunding of a new design of tint-changing sunglasses. The CTRL XC sunnies use an in-built light sensor to change how dark the lenses are in 0.1 seconds – far faster than photo chromatic lenses.

And another Kickstarter campaign has seen the Zwatt power meter smash its target funding. Priced at £140, it measures power via strain gauges in the left crank. There’s also a spider-based option and both have now achieved ANT+ certification.

And a flashy new Garmin product

garmin fenix chronos watch

Flash your Watts with the new Garmin Fenix Chronos

If you’ve still got cash to flash after all that lot, there’s always the new £1100 Garmin Fenix Chronos watch. With a titanium case, it offers activity tracking as well as strapless heart rate monitoring via its in-built sensor and connectivity to your new power meter.

This week it’s Eurobike, the huge trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, so look out for a stream of tech news and launches.