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 March.
Specialized S-Works Sub 6 shoes – £250
Lace-up shoes might split opinion, but the Specialized S-Works Sub 6 shoes have won plenty of fans in the CW office. They’re super-light at not much more than 200g per shoe, but are also very comfortable despite not being able to adjust them on the fly.
And even with the retro technology, Specialized say that they’re aero too, giving the Sub 6s a sleeve that can be pulled over the laces to give a super-sleek profile.
Bontrager Velocis Halo jersey – £129.99
Also very aero is the Bontrager Velocis Halo jersey, which offers the slim fit you’d expect from any high-end performance cycling jersey. It’s also made from a very light fabric which means it’s a good choice for riding in hot conditions, while the three rear pockets offer plenty of storage.
However, the big selling point of the Velocis Halo jersey is the Pixel technology, which means that it becomes incredibly bright when lit up by car headlights in gloomy conditions, making it the perfect jersey for hoovering up KOMs on the commute home from work.
Topeak Nano Torqbar – £24.99
If you’ve got a carbon frame with carbon components, then a torque wrench is a vital part of your tool box. However, they can be expensive and sizeable pieces of kit, and certainly not something you’d want to deal with if, for example, you needed one to take one on holiday to reassemble your bike at an overseas training camp.
This is where the Topeak Nano Torqbar comes in, with its sleek design and impressive pricetag. Coming at preset torque options of 4, 5, or 6Nm and with five different Allen and Torx heads hidden within the tool, it should have most bolts on your bike covered.
Endura FS260-Pro SL Thermal Windproof jacket – £129.99
Finally, the snappily-named Endura FS260-Pro SL Thermal Windproof jacket, which has become a firm favourite of the whole team over the last few months of winter riding. It’s very warm, and also comes with a water-resistant coating that does a great job in all but really heavy rain.
It’s also one of the most comfortable jackets we’ve had the pleasure of testing, with a close-fitting soft neck, and a pricetag that, in a world of increasingly expensive winter cycling jackets, seems incredibly reasonable.