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.
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.
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.
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.