Tech of the Month December: Our favourite products of 2023, an affordable World Tour bike, and our bike of the year

We take a look back at our favourite bike of 2023 and Decathlon's new sponsorship deal

Sl8 and Decathlon pro bike
(Image credit: Future, Decathlon)

In December's tech of the month, we took the opportunity to reflect on a year jam-packed full of product releases, revealing a couple of our staff picks for Gear of the Year. 

It was also confirmed that Decathlon's own bike brand, Van Rysel, would be joining the UCI World Tour in 2024, marking the beginning of a sponsorship deal from the French sports retail giant.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.