Tour Tech: Why are pros running MTB discs and is that a new set of Shimano wheels?

We've spotted an unusual trend in the pro peloton

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WorldTour races, especially early season or the Grand Tours can throw up lots of little tech tidbits that can either indicate the imminent launch of a new product or just be a curious experiment with increasing performance through the use of clever adaptation of existing kit.

Mountain bike rotors for the win?

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.