September’s Tech of the Month: Fighter jet cycling glasses, Wahoo’s indoor training system and a pair of very sensible lights

Another month, another load of cycling tech brought to you by Cycling Weekly's Tech Team
Playlist 20 Videos September's Tech of the Month: Fighter jet cycling glasses, Wahoo's indoor training system and a pair of very sensible lights 17:37 November’s tech of the month: new products from Zipp, Nopinz and a bespoke Bowman Palace 3 18:23 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

Well, it’s September again! It only feels like yesterday that we were basking in the glorious tech of June with a whole summer of fine riding ahead of us. But nevertheless, here we are with the nights drawing in and the temperature dropping. But fear not because we’ve brought more excellent tech for you.

Raptor Everysight Glasses £649

These Raptor Everysight glasses are probably the most audacious product to ever grace the Tech of the Month sofa. They’re glasses with a heads up display, that basically projects the equivalent of a cycling computer on to your eyeballs as you ride along. Heart-rate, cadence, power, distance and the like are all visible in front of you and it’ll even direct you and shoot video or photos.

The technology is a variation on what fighter jet pilots get beamed into their brains when they’re flying missions so it’s seriously high-tech and is a good indication of where this technology might be going in the future, even if they do make you look like Geordie in Star Trek.

Light and Motion Urban 1000 Commuter Combo £149.99

This week I bring a pair of very sensible (and cool) bike lights. The Urban 1000 front light pumps out a whopping 1000 lumens on its highest setting which is easily enough to ‘see by’, let alone ‘be seen’. It can also put out 500 lumens, 250 lumens or operate as a pulse. There are also two little orange side lights so you have side visibility, too.

The VIS 180 Pro rear puts out a whopping 180 lumens which is a lot for a rear light. It has a pivot lock so you can mount it more versatile places on the bike.

Wahoo’s indoor training system

  • Wahoo Kickr Core £699.99
  • Wahoo Kickr Headwind £199.99
  • Wahoo Kickr Climb £499.99

It appears James has tried to trump Symon’s glasses by bringing with him the Wahoo indoor cycling ecosystem which is made up of the new Kickr Core trainer, the Kickr Climb and the Kickr Headwind.

When considered separately they might all look like robots used to clean the Death Star but put them together they make up the ultimate indoor training environment. In short, the Kickr Core is the smart turbo trainer while the Climb simulates the hills and the Headwind is, well, a fan. But it does help simulate a head wind and keep you cool.

Bike of the month: Specialized Allez Sprint

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Test winner: Specialized Allez Sprint

Read more: Specialized Allez Sprint Comp review

With Specialized announcing the the release of the Allez Sprint Disc, it seemed apt to feature the rim-brake version that we rated so highly. At the bike’s beating heart is the D’Alusio Smartweld, which is a way of making the strongest join they can. Which is great because it’s supposed to be a criterium racing bike.