Tech round up: Ritchey WCS Zeta ZX wheels, Pirelli sealant range, TICCC Roam shorts and Apidura's bag-sizing tool

From new gravel hoops to functional shorts designed for on and off the bike use, we delve into this week's more interesting product releases

New cycling products released in August 2022
(Image credit: Pirelli, Apidura, TICCC, Ritchey)

This week's round up features rims with a 25mm internal width, sealant for tubeless road tyres, 'baggy' shorts and frame bags - products that only a few years would have seemed unlikely for most drop-bar enthusiasts if not downright sacrilegious to the traditionalist. 

But times are a changing. Expanding horizons and an opening of minds has seen cycling make some important (baggy) strides of late. And while product development pales into insignificance when compared to the likes of the Tour de France Femmes and its subsequent impact, gear that might just get more people riding bikes can only be a good thing too. OK, off the soap box and onto the products...

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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.