Tag

Tech news

Link to Fizik goes lighter with updated Vento Powerstrap Aeroweave road shoe
The new shoe is claimed to be the lightest in the Vento collection

Fizik goes lighter with updated Vento Powerstrap Aeroweave road shoe

The new shoe uses the latest generation Aeroweave fabric and R3 sole to save weight over the existing model

Clock
Link to BMC aims to redefine endurance standard with latest Roadmachine bike
BMC has refined its Roadmachine endurance bikes

BMC aims to redefine endurance standard with latest Roadmachine bike

A move to larger 40mm tyre clearance has made BMC's endurance bike more versatile than ever before

Clock
Link to Will airbag bib shorts be used by the WorldTour peloton in the future?
A prototype of airbag bib shorts

Will airbag bib shorts be used by the WorldTour peloton in the future?

Sam Ratajczak is hoping to bring airbags to professional cycling, at a time when big crashes have become depressingly regular

Clock
Link to Lotto Dstny drop 28mm tyres in light of hookless rim controversy
With hookless under scrutiny the team rule out the use of 28mm tyres

Lotto Dstny drop 28mm tyres in light of hookless rim controversy

The team revealed the precautionary measure ahead of Paris-Roubaix

Clock
Link to POC releases limited-edition Ventral Air helmet in homage to Alison Jackson’s 2023 Paris-Roubaix win
POC's limited-edition helmet celebrates Alison Jackson's win at the 2023 Paris-Roubaix Femmes

POC releases limited-edition Ventral Air helmet in homage to Alison Jackson’s 2023 Paris-Roubaix win

New helmet celebrates the Canadian's “refreshing and distinctive attitude to professional cycling” through special decals

Clock
Link to 'We don’t really understand this discussion' – Canyon-SRAM confident in hookless amidst UCI investigation
Canyon-SRAM hint that issues with tubeless could be a result of incorrect tyre pressures

'We don’t really understand this discussion' – Canyon-SRAM confident in hookless amidst UCI investigation

After the UCI announced the preparation of new measures around hookless technology, we got the thoughts from a team that races on it exclusively

Clock
Link to Castelli says new Gabba R is 'faster' than its Sanremo BTW Speed Suit
Castelli says that its new Gabba R is the "ultimate race jacket"

Castelli says new Gabba R is 'faster' than its Sanremo BTW Speed Suit

Latest addition to the well-know Gabba waterproof range has a strong focus on racing performance, with improved aerodynamics

Clock
Link to Hunt updates carbon road wheelset range with new rim profiles and freehub
The updates focus on new rim profiles and freehub design

Hunt updates carbon road wheelset range with new rim profiles and freehub

The new rim profiles signify the changing face of tyre width used by riders

Clock
Link to How do modern cobbled Classics bikes compare to those from the past? GCN Tech Show
YouTube video Cm9AdVORZOM

How do modern cobbled Classics bikes compare to those from the past? GCN Tech Show

Due to their tough parcours, races like Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders have spurred on bike design and tech. But how much have bikes changed over the last 10 years?

Clock
Link to Redshift’s new Top Shelf gravel handlebar offers 50mm or 70mm rise
The Top Shelf handlebar features a unique profile

Redshift’s new Top Shelf gravel handlebar offers 50mm or 70mm rise

The dropped handlebar is designed to boost comfort through it’s unique two-bar construction

Clock
Link to Visma-Lease a Bike rule out adjustable tyre pressure system at Paris-Roubaix
The system used by the team last year allows on the fly tyre pressure adjustments

Visma-Lease a Bike rule out adjustable tyre pressure system at Paris-Roubaix

With GRAVAA not used, adjustable tyre pressure could be absent from the peloton at this year's Hell of the North

Clock
Link to Shimano reveals new 8-speed ESSA groupset aimed at entry-level cyclists
ESSA is based around a single chainring setup

Shimano reveals new 8-speed ESSA groupset aimed at entry-level cyclists

The new groupset is said to simplify Shimano’s active range and hit an affordable price point

Clock
Link to Hot tech of the cobbled Classics
YouTube video undefined

Hot tech of the cobbled Classics

We take a look at some of the most eye-grabbing tech that teams have on display

Clock
Link to Quoc’s M3 Air road shoes used by Geraint Thomas officially break cover
Quoc has released its latest road shoes

Quoc’s M3 Air road shoes used by Geraint Thomas officially break cover

New shoes have been put through their paces in the WorldTour peloton by Geraint Thomas over recent weeks

Clock
Link to Specialized claim new S-Works Phenom saddle reduces pressure by 28%
unknown

Specialized claim new S-Works Phenom saddle reduces pressure by 28%

The 3D-printed saddle is the culmination of Specialized’s proprietary saddle technologies

Clock
Link to Rapha adds three new performance sunglasses to its eyewear collection
Rapha has released a new range of eyewear

Rapha adds three new performance sunglasses to its eyewear collection

While primarily designed to enhance performance, the new range provides a twist on common aesthetics

Clock
Link to Spring Classics tech gallery: Wide tyres and prototype equipment
unknown

Spring Classics tech gallery: Wide tyres and prototype equipment

We take a closer look at just what is being used by the pros this Classics season

Clock
Link to Super deep prototype Dare aero cockpit on display from Uno-X Mobility
The prototype bar makes the most of the update to equipment regulations that came in to effect last year

Super deep prototype Dare aero cockpit on display from Uno-X Mobility

Team mechanics confirmed the prototype bar will be used across the cobbled Classics by select riders

Clock
Link to Tubeless might be the future but tubular is still relevant inside the peloton
Roland Cycling was spotted using 26mm tubular Pirelli P Zero Race Tub tyres

Tubeless might be the future but tubular is still relevant inside the peloton

Tubular tyres can still be found being used at the highest level of cycling

Clock
Link to Park Tool expands range with BRK-1 ‘ultimate mobile mechanic tool kit’
The BRK-1 is designed for mechanics

Park Tool expands range with BRK-1 ‘ultimate mobile mechanic tool kit’

New kit features 100 tools selected by Park Tool’s mechanics and is joined by a bike stand adapter for D-shaped seat posts

Clock
Link to Unreleased POC helmet worn by entire EF Education-Cannondale team at Brugge-De Panne
EF Education-Cannondale were decked out in the unmissable POC helmets at Brugge-De Panne

Unreleased POC helmet worn by entire EF Education-Cannondale team at Brugge-De Panne

The TT-style helmet looks to be the road helmet of choice for the American women's team

Clock
Link to Canyon releases ‘Untamed’ limited edition Lux World Cup CFR to celebrate 20 years of Cape Epic
The Untamed Lux World Cup CFR is to celebrate 20 years of the Cape Epic

Canyon releases ‘Untamed’ limited edition Lux World Cup CFR to celebrate 20 years of Cape Epic

A run of 100 bikes will be made available in an exclusive ‘Untamed’ build and colourway

Clock
Link to Body Rocket brings its on-bike drag measuring system to road bikes with new prototype
Body Rocket's prototype drag measuring system on a Giant Propel bike

Body Rocket brings its on-bike drag measuring system to road bikes with new prototype

The new tech could make wind tunnels redundant by providing a cheaper alternative to aero testing

Clock
Link to Is the peloton actually taking the UCI’s lever position regulations seriously?
A lot of team bikes at the start of Brugge-De Panne looked to have lever positions that exceeded the 10 degree regulation

Is the peloton actually taking the UCI’s lever position regulations seriously?

Regulations around the angle riders can have their levers look to be largely ignored across the professional peloton at Brugge-De Panne

Clock
Subscribe to the GCN Newsletter

Get the latest, most entertaining and best informed news, reviews, challenges, insights, analysis, competitions and offers - straight to your inbox