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