January’s best tech: lube on demand, a track disc wheel, digital pump and Cipo rides again

New year, new tech. Here's our pick of the best new tech to come through our doors leading into 2017
Playlist 20 Videos January's best tech: lube on demand, a track disc wheel, digital pump and Cipo rides again 09:45 Watch: The most anticipated cycling tech for 2020 03:13 Watch: Are these the most influential cycling products of the last 10 years? 07:16 Watch: inside the Hope factory where GB's new track bike is being made 10:07 July's tech of the month: new products from Garmin, 100%, Prime and Cannondale 19:54 Pro bike: Geraint Thomas's Pinarello Dogma F12 04:35 June’s tech of the month: New Brompton X, Cannondale SystemSix and Maxxis tyres 20:54 April's Tech of the Month: Canyon Aeroad with SRAM AXS, new Vittoria tyres and Fulcrum wheels 26:29 March's Tech of the Month: Pinarello, new Specialized shoes, DT Swiss wheels and Evoc's bike bag 27:06 February's Tech of the Month: new kit from Castelli, Le Col, Smith and Triban 24:22 Greg Van Avermaet to ride a gold Giant TCR in 2019 (video) 01:00 Watch: Top five Strava cheats (video) 04:41 January's Tech of the Month: Colnago C64, Assos Equipe RS S9, Santini Vega and Specialized S-Works Recon 18:29 December's Tech of the Month: New Shimano 105, Canyon's best bike and new helmet tech from Specialized and Met 22:31 The best new e-bikes of 2019 05:01 November's Tech of the Month: New S-Phyre shoes, a CatEye lightshow, Fulcrum carbon wheels and a big bike bag 24:26 October's Tech of the Month: New Giro helmet, rain protection from Castelli and Specialized's tubeless tyres 19:24 Watch: Seven of the hottest aero bikes for 2019 06:15 The six most exciting cycling computer releases of 2018 03:09 September's Tech of the Month: Fighter jet cycling glasses, Wahoo's indoor training system and a pair of very sensible lights 17:37

This month, we’ve got the new Flaer Revo Via chain lube dispenser. Wet or muddy races can take a toll on your chain’s efficiency with Flaer quoting up to 25W extra power required in the worst case. The Revo Via microdoses lubricant onto your chain as you ride.

The system has been taken on by Orica-Scott this year, to use on its pro team’s bikes.

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Not so new is the Campagnolo Ghibli track disc wheel. It’s been around since 1986, with Campag giving it a refresh in 2015, when a pair was used by Alex Dowsett on his hour record-breaking ride. Team GB have also used it during the Olympics.

The rear weighs around 800 grams, so it’s light. But we suggest that you don’t commute on one – they’re around £2400 per wheel.

The Lezyne Digital Pressure Drive minipump comes in a bit cheaper at a penny under £60. We’ve got tyres up to 90psi with it and reckon 100psi should be achievable for those with patience and strong forearms. It’s presta/Schrader compatible with a reversible hose.

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Although you may not want to know the exact psi in your tyre after repairing a flat, it’s useful to know you have enough air in your tyre not to pinch flat 500m down the road. And for cyclocross racers, being able to check your exact pressure and bleed the tyre if it’s too high is very useful.

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Finally, we’ve got a Cannondale Supersix Evo painted up in Saeco team colours by Fat Creations. Its bright red paint job resembles Mario Cipollini’s Cannondale team bike from 1997. It comes with a Campagnolo Super record groupset and Spinergy wheels, although sadly not the razor-spoked originals which were banned by the UCI. You might want to change the brutal saddle too.