Tech nerds, cycling geeks and everyone in-between: sit back, relax and take a look at some of our favourite gadgets from the world of bikes and beyond.
The cycling industry is constantly evolving – tweaking and tuning existing technologies as well as coming up with completely new ways to enjoy our time on two wheels. If there’s any you’d like to add to our list, let us know in the comments section below
This little smart device called the Quarq ShockWiz will help you set up your suspension and unlock your bike’s potential whether you’re a beginner rider, weekend warrior or pro racer.
Once attached to either your air-sprung fork or air-sprung shock and calibrated, you simply tell it what sort of riding you’ll be doing – so either cross country, trail or downhill, for example, then it constantly tracks your suspension, sending recommendations via the app on your phone on what you need to do in order to tweak it.
It’ll be available from Chain Reaction Cycles very soon…
Probably the best turbo trainer money can buy, the Tacx Neo is a feature-packed smart trainer that’ll take your indoor training to the next level. It’s a direct drive unit, with the bike directly mounted to the trainer via the frame so you get a highly realistic cycle experience with no loss of power as you pedal. Watch our video for more.
SRAM Red eTap
Launched with a huge fanfare in 2015, SRAM’s RED eTap was their first electronic shifting system and it’s been a huge hit since launch. Its completely wireless setup, precise shifting and light weight has helped it become the number one on many riders’ wishlist!
A long time favourite of ours, the See. Sense ICON has just been voted Best Gadget in the road.cc Reader Awards – and for good reason. Take a closer look at the light in our video.
Dropper seatposts are now an essential component for enduro/all-mountain riding, and the Magura Vyron continues the wireless theme, taking away the hassle of seatpost cable routing. With a quick press of the button the saddle height drops smoothly by up to 150 mm.
DJI Mavic Drone
Not strictly a cycling-specific gadget, but we can’t wait to get our hands on one of these super-portable drones and we’re expecting hours of awesome riding footage from you guys too!
The guys at Zwift read the rule book on indoor training, ripped it up and brought us a fresh new way to have fun on a turbo trainer! Zwift’s interactive online training platform has revolutionised indoor training –
Shimano STEPS system
Already specced on e-bikes from many top-end brands, Shimano’s own pedal-assist system is likely to propel e-bikes into the mainstream whether you’re a city commuter or enduro mountain bike rider. With the power and size of the big ‘S’, battery sizes will get smaller and running times will increase too.
We can’t wait!