Cervélo updates the Áspero plus an endurance bike from Bianchi, a gravel tyre from Hutchinson and Pinarello's summer clothing

Both the Áspero and the Caracal Race tyre come with 'faster' claims, while Bianchi's Infinito is all about comfort

Hutchinson Caracal gravel tire (L) Bianchi Infinito road bike (R)
(Image credit: Hutchinson (L) Bianchi (R))

The popularity of gravel riding is likely aided by its scope, it runs the gamut from slow-paced bikepacking trips to competitive racing. The latter is the focus of two of this week's tech roundup, a Cervélo gravel bike and a Hutchinson tyre, both with claims of being faster than ever.

We're back on tarmac for the rest of the collection. Our second featured bike - a Bianchi Infinito - is built for the road, as is the new summer clothing range from Pinarello. 

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.