New year (sort of), new bike tech, so here’s our guide to the latest and greatest products from the cycling industry.
Initially a small startup, SRAM quickly realised the potential of Shock Wiz and immediately snapped it up. After pouring the company’s markedly larger R&D budget into producing a quality product, SRAM has made finely tuned suspension finally available to the masses.
RockShox Super Deluxe Coil
Rockshox’s latest offering, the Super Delux coil, is a coil shock designed for trail and enduro riders, something these days that is rarely seen. Claimed to give a more supple feel, and better consistency, this shock is more customisable than almost every other shock available.
Campagnolo Hydraulic Disc Brakes
We got a glimpse of these last year, when Campagnolo gathered the cycling world’s elite journalists for a first look press release. Whilst Campagnolo has yet to officially release these, it’d be safe to say we could expect them on bikes before this year is out.
With enduro riders ever blurring the lines between trail and downhill, and with many other brands opting for a convertible design, Fox has come out and made an insanely light, breathable full face helmet to satisfy both disciplines. Passing all downhill safety regulations, yet cool enough to climb in, this helmet is sure to shake up the market.
A first in class wheel, with a revolutionary, marine inspired design, this wheel is light, faster, and better in crosswinds. If you’re one to chase marginal gains, this is the wheel set for you.
Yes, I know, dropper posts have been out longer than I’ve been off training wheels; seriously, the first one came out in 1998, but never has there been more available than there is right now. For 2017 alone, there have been loads of new posts announced. With great offerings from KS Lev, Fox, Thompson and Pro, it’s no longer just a choice between a Reverb or a Reverb Stealth.