September’s best tech: Giro Techlace shoes, Lazer Bullet helmet and Wahoo Elemnt Mini computer

Here's our Tech Team's pick of the latest products to come through our doors here at Cycling Weekly
Playlist 20 Videos September's best tech: Giro Techlace shoes, Lazer Bullet helmet and Wahoo Elemnt Mini computer 10:08 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 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

Giro Prolight Techlace shoes

The Giro Prolight Techlace has three techlace straps

What would Tech of the Month be without a new pair of shoes? In this case, it’s the new Giro Prolight Techlace, a shoe with construction so light, it tips our scales at 160g per shoe in size 44. It’s not quite as light as some very niche (and pricey) pro-level shoes like those made by Adam Hansen, but nevertheless a pair won’t hold you back if you’re targeting some big climbs.

We say they’re new, but they were actually announced at Eurobike in 2016 and have taken a year to come to market – just in time for winter!

Lazer Bullet helmet

With ventilation on demand, the new Lazer Bullet helmet is designed to be aero when you want it to be, but its sliding vent gives you a bit more airflow when you need it.

Tested in the Flanders Bike Valley wind tunnel, it’s the preferred lid of Lotto-Soudal’s André Greipel. Although we’ve used the non-MIPS version, there’s a MIPS option available too.

Wahoo Elemnt Mini computer

The Elemnt Mini is the latest addition to Wahoo’s computer line-up. As its name suggests, it’s very small and weighs just 31g. Nevertheless, it gives you three data fields and is configurable via Wahoo’s smartphone app.

The Elemnt Mini relies on your smartphone for its GPS signal too, so you need to carry that with you to get a fix. With ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity, it will couple to peripheral devices too.

Lapierre Aircode

Thibaut Pinot Lapierre

The bike of the FDJ pro team, the Aircode has been completely redesigned this year. We reckon its handling and comfort are an improvement on the outgoing model and it climbs well too. Kitted out with Dura-Ace mechanical and Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SLC carbon clincher wheels, the bike has other nice aero features like its narrow 40cm bars for a more aero position.

We’ve ridden it at the launch event and also taken it out for a spin up the cols around Nice. Nice.

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