Tech of the week: new Dura-Ace ridden, shopping bargains, wheels and coffee

Here’s the bike tech which twizzled our seatposts here at Cycling Weekly over the last week.

New Dura-Ace ridden

This week we’ve been for a spin on Shimano’s new Dura-Ace R9100 groupset. Watch the video to find out our first impressions.

Watch: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 first ride

One man already riding the new groupset is Elia Viviani and we’ve had a look at the spangly paint job on his Pinarello Dogma, which celebrates his Olympic gold medal – and his Italianness.

Needs a wash!

Needs a wash!

And we also spec checked the bike which Paul Oldham used when he won the Three Peaks Cyclocross race last week, which showcased lots of new tech from Hope.

Yet more bargains

We’ve been scouring the bike shops and warehouses for more bargains for you this week and found a Ribble R872 kitted out with Dura-Ace which is a snip at £1850, along with 29 other road bike bargains.

A Dura-Ace equipped Ribble for £1850

A Dura-Ace equipped Ribble for £1850

You’ll want to look the part on your new bike and we’ve also found a host of deals on POC clothing and accessories to tempt you to part with yet more cash.

And if you want to know where you’re going, Aldi has been selling the Garmin Edge 810 for just £180 as part of its Specialbuys this week. We’ve also looked at the best cycling apps to download to your smartphone.

Wheels and tyres have been big in the last week

Hunt Bike Wheels has announced three new disc braked carbon clinchers, with the 30Caron Aero coming in at 1338g, which Hunt claims is the lightest metal spoked option available. There’s also a 50mm section and a gravel wheelset.

Hunt's disc brake carbon clinchers include this 50mm profile weighing 1438g

Hunt’s disc brake carbon clinchers include this 50mm profile weighing 1438g

The rider weight limit on the 30Carbon Aero is 95kg and we’ve also looked last week at whether you need to worry about weight limit numbers. And we’ve also told you how to service your Shimano hubs.

We’ve looked at tyre pressures and recommended what you should run for different tyre widths and rider weights.

Cycling and coffee in one heavyish package

Cycling and coffee in one heavyish package

And if you’ve ever wanted to cycle round the world selling coffee, this bike café could be for you. Last week we also found out that a warm drink can actually cool you down more than a cold one. Yet another excuse for that mid-ride coffee stop.