These are our favourite products from the last month’s testing, as picked by Cycling Weekly’s team of expert tech writers.
Vittoria Corsa tyres
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40% less rolling resistance, better grip, improved puncture resistance and better wear. Amazing properties for a new tyre, but these are advantages claimed for Vittoria’s new Corsa, which incorporates wonder material graphene into the tyre’s structure. We’ve tested them and been impressed.
Price: £55 each
Topeak Micro Rocket AL minipump
Although a CO2 inflator will get you back on the road quickly if you do get a flat, what do you do if you run out of gas? It’s useful to have a backup pump. The Topeak is mini enough to fit in a saddle pack and light enough not to notice, but still efficient enough to get a tyre up to get-you-home pressure. A better option than a walk home.
The Infocrank power meter has been making waves. It’s now used by the One Pro Cycling team as well as British Cycling for its elite athlete programme across all Olympic disciplines. Advantages include left and right power balance and very accurate power measurement without the need to recalibrate.
Rapha Shadow short sleeved jersey
Technical race kit is getting ever more sophisticated and Rapha’s entry – as developed for Team Sky – has a lot to recommend it, albeit at an eye-watering price. It’s made from a very light fabric which is waterproof treated, so it’s resistant to the rain and windproof without getting too hot. But it still manages the trick of being stretchy and breathable, so you won’t end up drenched from the inside out either.
Look out for next month’s best tech coming up soon.