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?