Gear of the year: Tech Editor Michelle Arthurs-Brennan's 2021 picks

The very best road bike of the bunch, an overhauled app and cycling shorts, tech ed Michelle outlines her favourites...

Liv langma gear of the year
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The past twelve months have been transformative, in terms of where I’m riding and how I’m riding. Firstly, I moved counties - I’m now closer to the sea, which gives me the natural alarm clock of seagull cries that I’ve always wished for. 

As with any location move, a change in habits often follows, and in my case there’s been a lot less intensity to my 2021, and more off-road graveling. That’s a trend we’ve seen across Cycling Weekly’s audience, so it’s likely not something I need to explain: there’s something about a global pandemic which encourages you to reassess your priorities, and just loving my time on the bike has been more important than FTP increases. 

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