Tech Roundup: An Anime Ostro, El Sonder's first ever gravel bike, and tech that could end car door crashes

Christmas is looming - could these bikes be a present to yourself?

three bikes and a van grid
(Image credit: Factor, El Camino, Basso, Ford)

The time between Black Friday and Christmas can often be a quiet one when it comes to new product releases, but that doesn't mean it has been a dull week in the cycling tech world.

Sonder has entered the e-bike market for the first time, and Ford has shown off some new tech that could help prevent dreaded car door crashes. Meanwhile, both Factor and Basso have been busy bringing an extra bit of design flare to existing models ahead of the holidays. Let's take a look.

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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.