May’s best tech: British wheels, a Quarq power meter and pocket-sized tool sets

We chat about our favourite products this month, including bits from Hunt, Quarq, Altura, Topeak, Whyte, and SRAM
Playlist 20 Videos May's best tech: British wheels, a Quarq power meter and pocket-sized tool sets 10:45 Watch: The most anticipated cycling tech for 2020 03:13 Watch: Are these the most influential cycling products of the last 10 years? 07:16 Watch: inside the Hope factory where GB's new track bike is being made 10:07 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

May has been a super exciting month so far. We’ve had the start of the 100th Giro d’Italia, big product launches from the likes of Campagnolo and Canyon and there’s so much more still to come.

But alongside all this excitement abroad, there’s lot of exciting tech to talk about so once again we’ve gathered round to chit-chat about our favourite tech this month.

Cycling Weekly kit

Ok, so it’s a bit of a self-promoting plug, but would you just look at how nice it looks! We’ve partnered with Altura, who has given us its elite race team kit to ride in.

We’ve got gilets, short sleeve jerseys, long sleeve jerseys and shorts – it’s all dead comfy, and looks great in our videos.

Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite NTX tool set

The Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite NTX is a really neat piece of kit. It’s super packable, which makes it perfect for taking abroad and comes with all the torque options you need to rebuild your bike post flight.

It looks good, has a great feel to it and you just know it’s going to stand the test of time.

Quarq Dzero power meter

Tech editor Symon has been super impressed with his power meter, both in its performance and with its price level at £858.

It’s dual sided, which traditionally is more accurate than single-sided units. It’s also both Bluetooth and ANT+ compatible, which gives you a choice when hooking it up to your cycling computer.

At the end of the day, though, it has been a super reliable piece of kit, which is exactly what you want from a power meter.

Hunt 50Carbon Wide Aero wheels

Now these are some seriously nice wheels from the British brand Hunt. Its products have reviewed well with us before, and these look, on paper at least, to do the same.

They’re 50mm deep, and have loads of added tech. For example they have a Basalt ceramic brake track which should avoid that terrifying carbon-in-the-rain braking experience. Other bits include flat bladed spokes for stiffness and aero gains.

and… The Whyte Wessex SE

Yup, this month the choicest bike comes from British brand Whyte. The Wessex SE is a special edition model, (you can buy the standard Wessex) and it looks terrific.

Whyte’s continued goal is to create bikes that can handle the British winter and that’s why this carbon, SRAM Red HRD equipped mega machine is perfect as a winter bike. It has disc brakes, bags of tyre and clearance and comes with 28mm tyres.

SRAM HRD is also particularly exciting, and, as Oliver explains, is brilliant. Is it the first groupset to nail both electronics and hydraulics?

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