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Catch up with tech from Cervelo, FitBit, Panaracer, Castelli, GORE and Fabric.
The week that was, was a week full of tech. We began with a look at FitBit’s Surge and the newest weapon for British Cycling Olympic domination, the Cervelo T5GB, then brought you a look at the evolution of Panaracer’s Gravelking tires. Mid-week we brought you three new items, skin care from Castelli, GORE’s newest lightweight shell and Nice Trials GPS routes come to life. We polished the week off with our long term review of the Fabric ALM saddle.
The Fit Bit Surge
The “Fitness Super Watch” from the San Francisco based tech company, Fitbit, makes tracking not only your training rides, but everyday exercise as well as sleep at night a no brainer.
READ: HEART RATE FROM THE WRIST: FITBIT SURGE
The Cervelo T5GB
British track cycling has been the dominant force on the world track stage, culminating in massive Olympic medal hauls. With seven gold medals at the Beijing games and another seven at the London games, the bar is set absurdly high for Rio.
READ: BRITISH CYCLING & CERVÉLO CREATE BIKE FOR RIO CAMPAIGN
Panaracer’s Newest Gravelkings
Bombproof, supple, just plain badass—they’re terms we’ve used to describe Panaracer’s Gravelking tires. Needless to say we’re fans, but we’re greedy. We want tubeless, we wanted more volume.
READ: GRAVELUTION: PANARACER’S 2016 GRAVELKING
Here are three items we’ve been wearing, applying and enjoying at the Peloton Service Course recently – a limited edition Gore jacket with the latest waterproof material, three products from a new Castelli skin care line, and a new company called Nice Trials that creates 3D models of your on bike adventures.
READ: PELOTON PADDOCK: GORE, CASTELLI AND NICE TRAILS
What is better than a saddle that you don’t even notice is there? Well, from the perspective of a tester that spends upwards of 20 hours a week riding, racing and commuting – absolutely nothing. From our first ride to the last (heck, we’re still riding the thing), the Fabric ALM Saddle is one of the most comfortable rear-end perches we’ve ever straddled.
READ: FABRIC ALM ULTIMATE SADDLE