October’s tech of the month: Lightweight wheels, new MET helmet and Light and Motion smart lights

Cycling Weekly's tech team take a look at what's hot this month, including wheels, helmets, lights and the new Specialized Tarmac.
Playlist 20 Videos October's tech of the month: Lightweight wheels, new MET helmet and Light and Motion smart lights 12:37 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

Lightweight Meilenstein Obermayer wheels

These bonkers wheels are fresh in from Germany and the missing link to Oliver’s hill climb bike that he’s been building over the last few months.

They’re frankly mind-boggling, coming in at £4969 a pair and weighing just 940g. It’s all to do with the carbon layup and how the spokes are laid directly into the rim and hub, and it’s this that makes them so stiff and fast.

Light and Motion Vibe Pro Commuter Combo

The idea behind Light and Motion’s flagship commuter lights is great. Basically, depending on ambient light and their motion sensors they change their output mode.

The rear light is especially bright (geddit?), and it switches from a slow pulse to a quick series of flashes, not only alerting other drivers but improving their depth perception, too.

The lights are currently unavailable but they should be by the end of November, retailing at £99.

Met Trenta helmet

We’re very lucky to have this one in the office considering it’s yet to be released. Although, you may have seen it in use on the head’s of UAE Team Emirates and Dimension Data.

It’s lightweight, weighing in around 215g and it has a special rear light to help keep you safe, too.

Tech Ed Symon Lewis has found it comfortable and cool thanks to its big vents which help push the air out the back of the helmet, like a giant rocket’s exhaust…

Bike of the month: Specialized Tarmac

Specialized Tarmac

The Specialized Tarmac is the GC contender of the bike world

Symon Lewis is in love, and it’s easy to see why! The new Specialized Tarmac is quite the looker with that sleek matte paint job and tan walled tyres.

The biggest changes are, of course, the new dropped seat stays and squared seat post. Specialized has also reduced the size of the tubing thanks to its Fact12 carbon.