July’s tech of the month: Budget special with Garmin, Wahoo, Hunt and Canyon

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Playlist 20 Videos July's tech of the month: Budget special with Garmin, Wahoo, Hunt and Canyon 19:35 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 Watch: Seven stunning shoes coming in 2019 04:53 August Tech of the Month: Enve wheels, Oakley sunglasses and something very special from CeramicSpeed (video) 18:14 Watch: What are the key features to look for when buying your next bike? 09:16

July’s tech of the month is a budget special and each team member brings their favourite budget product. Guest presenter James Bracey goes head-to-head with the people’s favourite Rupert Radley over which cycle computer offers up the best value for money, while tech editor Symon Lewis talks through why Hunt’s wheels are a no-brainer and how good that disc-brake equipped Canyon is.

Wahoo Mini

Elemnt Mini scales down the user interface to just two buttons

The Wahoo Mini is a mirroring device which means it’ll use your phone’s technology (GPS etc.) to provide all the typical cycling stats. This means it’ll give you recorded speed, distance and time, as well as, where you’ve been.

If mapping and GPS doesn’t mean a thing to you though or just don’t have a smartphone, you can just use the unit as a basic computer with a speed sensor to get speed and mileage stats.

At under £80 it is a good option, especially with a 12 month battery burn time!

Garmin Edge 130

A little wonder from Garmin

Garmin has done a great job with the Edge 130 and it really is a mini 1030.

It provides everything you need to measure stats. It can show power data, maps and gives up to eight data fields per screen – pretty mighty considering the size. Price wise it isn’t the cheapest but the team feels that if data is your thing when out on the bike, then you can’t really ignore the Garmin Edge 130 as probably the best small cycle computer currently.

Hunt Four Season Aero

A solid performance wheel that’ll take on the winter too

Hunt is now renowned for producing well priced wheelsets that are specific to the British roads and weather.

Hunt builds its own wheels but source all the products from factories around the world. But it isn’t as simple as pick some rims, spokes and hubs out of a catalogue, oh no, these guys test and develop the product to make sure it suits the price and the terrain they are intended for.

The Four Season Aero wheels are doubled sealed for bearing durability and simple J bend aero spokes are used for easy replacement. They only weight 1500g too, which is great when you consider the £299 price tag.

Canyon Endurace AL 7.0

Canyon Endurace AL disc 7.0

A inspiring ride from the Canyon Endurace Disc AL 7.0

Budget bike of the month falls to Canyon. What a surprise that the German brand can produce a well price bike that performs in all aspects of cycling?

Shimano 105 throughout with very good hydraulic disc brakes. Discs mean clearance and this bike has 28mm fitted but they actually measure up at just over 30mm, meaning despite being aluminium the bike soaks up road buzz very, very well.

At just under £1350 you can’t really argue with value and it rides amazingly well too!

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