Tech round up: Factor Ostro VAM Oceanic Edition, absoluteBlack Graphenpads, PRO Vibe Superlight cockpit and Bollé Eco React MIPS helmet... plus Le Col's new flagship Pro Aero Bib Shorts

A bike to raise awareness of ocean pollution, copper-free brakes pads, an eco helmet, some featherweight handlebars and Le Col's most aero (and expensive) shorts

Tech products released in the week ending Sept 16 2022
(Image credit: Factor / PRO / Bollé / absoluteBLACK)

In the bike industry it appears ‘sustainability’ is slowly becoming less a buzzword and more a lasting goal. Of course there is a huge amount of work to be done but if three of the products here are anything to go by then progress is being made.

Professional bike racer and sailor Isabella Bertold has teamed up with Factor to create a custom bike for her charity ride to highlight the ongoing issue of ocean pollution, with another bike up for grabs to raise money for the cause. Meanwhile absoluteBLACK and Bollé are challenging conventional methods to create disc brake pads and helmets that do less harm to the environment. 

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