June’s tech of the month: New Brompton X, Cannondale SystemSix and Maxxis tyres

We have some unusual products this month with Symon and James offering two alternative products to the norm

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Playlist 19 Videos June’s tech of the month: New Brompton X, Cannondale SystemSix and Maxxis tyres 20:54 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 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

Full steam ahead, summer!

As the team are enjoying the best of the weather this June they’ve been testing products to find the best to show and tell, including a couple of slightly different options.

Tech Editor Symon Lewis has been enjoyed the new Brompton X CHPT 3 and shows the rest of the team how he’s been getting on folding and un-folding it!

Meanwhile, James Bracey has been testing a USE Vybe suspension seatpost, perfect for those who can’t quite get comfortable on the bike.

Rupert Radley has found some brand new tyres from Maxxis that are looking to make a big impact in the road market.

The Cannondale SystemSix Hi-Mod with SRAM Red eTap AXS is this month’s featured bike and it’s an absolute stunner!

Cannondale SystemSix Hi-Mod SRAM Red

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Thanks to lessons learned from it’s Slice time trial bike, Cannondale knows how to make an aerodynamic bike. But what’s impressive is that it managed to create a whole package that works very well first time around, when many bike brands have taken two or three attempts to get it correct.

See more: Cannondale SystemSix Hi-Mod SRAM Red from Evans Cycles £7,500

Brompton X CHPT 3

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Weighing 10.3kg, the Brompton x Chpt3 aims for style and a light weight, using titanium for the rear of the frame.

The components and suspension also get an upgrade from the standard model, and the tan walled Schwalbe One 35mm tyres are designed to roll faster than the standard-issue Brompton tyres. The saddle is a Fabric Scoop titanium railed number finished in Chpt3’s latest Devesa print, which was launched in October last year and is used on products by POC and Castelli, too. The Fabric dual texture grips have red accents, too.

See more: Brompton X CHPT 3 From Evans Cycles for £1990

Ultimate Sports Engineering Vybe Seatpost

James Bracey has found this USE seatpost a great way of allowing a bit of comfort to your  bike. It offers up to 50mm of suspension which can be tuned to the riders weight – perfect for those riding off road. Watch out for the slightest of sag though, so a check of your saddle height will be needed.

Maxxis High Road tyres

Read more: Maxxis High road tyre review

If you’re in the market for a top end bike tyre and don’t mind paying a top-end price of around £90 for a set of Maxxis High Road’s (roughly in line with the likes of a Conti GP5000) then these are definitely worth considering. I’d say they’re even worth a switch from your usual race tyre of choice, I can assure you certainly won’t be getting a dud.