At Cycling Weekly we’re lucky enough to get to test some of the best tech the cycling world has to offer. From the most cutting edge products to the tried and trusted old favourites. Here are our favourites for June.
Campagnolo Shamal Ultra C17 wheels
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Campagnolo has jumped on board the wide rim bandwagon, with the latest incarnation of its iconic Shamal wheels, giving the latest model a 17mm internal rim width that provides an incredibly smooth ride.
But these wheels aren’t just about comfort, they’re incredibly lively too, with the trademark Campagnolo spoke patter of the rear wheel helping to improve stiffness. The weight is also good, coming in below the magic 1,500g mark.
Kurio Compression leggings
The Kurio Compression leggings may look a little odd, but if you believe in the benefits of compression clothing, then these some of the best you can get.
All of Kurio’s garments of made-to-measure (which in the case of leggings means an intimate 20 minutes with a Kurio expert) meaning that you are guaranteed a perfect fit to help you get the most out of what is undeniably a very exclusive piece of kit.
Kitbrix Citybrix bag
For the super-organised commuters out there, the Kitbrix Citybrix is surely the ultimate cycling rucksack. It’s got more compartments than you can shake stick at, helping you keep all of your bits and bobs separate so you can find them at a moment’s notice.
But probably the best feature for cyclists is the waterproofed bottom section that means you can keep your riding clothes separate from everything else, making sure nothing else gets wet even if you’ve had to ride to work in a monsoon.
Castelli Climber’s 2.0 jersey
It might not feel like it, but it is technically summer, which means that it’s time to crack out the mesh jerseys and put on the sun cream in an attempt to make sure that you don’t end up looking like Chris Froome.
This is Castelli’s attempt at the climber’s jersey, with a lightweight mesh construction that makes it suitable for the hottest of conditions. But it’s also meant to be aerodynamic, with Castelli saying that it is only two watts slower than it’s top-end aero jersey.
Trek Domane SLR
When the Trek Domane SLR was launched just before Paris-Roubaix, eyebrows were raised about the fact that it would come with a slider on the side of the seat tube that would allow riders to tune the comfort of the ride. The word “gimmick” may have been said more than once…
But how wrong we were. The slider effectively changes the length of the seat tube (you’ll have to read our full story for full details), which dramatically alters the ride quality, allowing you switch between a bike that is perfect for long sportives, to one that is just at home in the cut and thrust of a town centre crit.