Tech Features

CTech October Product Picks

In the latest edition of CTech Product Picks we pull together a whole bunch of goodies that have arrived at CyclingTips HQ in the past month or so, giving you our initial impressions. As ever, if you’ve used any of the products featured here, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Shimano R785 Road Hydraulic Disc Brakes review

Shimano unveiled its first road hydraulic disc brake ensemble late last year with levers designed for Di2 transmissions. In this review CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at the installation of the brakes and their mid-term performance.

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First-look review: FullCarbon Ivan Basso AB watch

The FullCarbon Ivan Basso AB watch is the product of a collaboration between Italian watchmaker Federico Massacesi and Cannondale professional racer Ivan Basso. One of three watches in the Ivan Basso range, the AB (full model number IB0101-AB) features a Nubeck leather strap and a carbon-composite case and bezel. The screen is made of Sapphire […]

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Soul S4.0 wheelset review

Based in Singapore, Soul is a rider-owned company that concentrates on affordable race-worthy frames and wheelsets. The company offers both alloy and carbon wheelsets with rim profiles ranging 22-62mm. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at Soul’s S4.0 wheelset that is built with 40mm alloys rims.

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Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera review

The Garmin Virb launched in late 2013 into a market dominated by the GoPro HD Hero and replete with a number of other competitors trying to attract consumer attention. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef got his hands on the Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera and put together this review.

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Campagnolo Super Record RS groupset review

Campagnolo recently refined its Super Record groupset. The company made a variety of modifications to the drivetrain that included an overhaul of the chainrings and front derailleur. The result is the RS edition that will be produced in limited numbers with exclusive badging. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at how […]

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Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL review

Canyon began by trading out of a trailer but the company now serves the world market with customer-direct sales from its headquarters in Koblenz, Germany. Canyon also sponsors the Movistar and Katusha WorldTour teams. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom rides the Ultimate CF SLX that sits at the top of the company’s road […]

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The best of Eurobike 2014: clothing, saddles and more

In this third and final piece about his visit to Eurobike last week, Dave Everett shares some of his favourite items of clothing, saddles, pedals and more.

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Essor USA Pace 32 wheelset review

Essor USA is a new brand created by the guys behind State Bicycle Co. and VeloVie. Essor’s goal is to offer high quality carbon wheelsets at the lowest possible price. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom spends some time on Essor’s Pace wheelset, a 32mm carbon clincher that retails for US$1,299 (AUD$1,390).

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Pioneer Gen-2 Powermeter Review

Pioneer isn’t a company you think of when talking powermeters. However, inside the US division of the company are a number of cycling enthusiasts and when they began tinkering with the idea, they realised that they had all of the technology in-house to be able to create a powermeter with all the best features that […]

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