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This week the Peloton Service Course looked at the Cannondale Super Six Evo Hi-Mod Disc and the Scapin Kalibra, two bikes with race pedigree getting the disc brake treatment. We also checked out Kinetics new options, something bright from Sigma Sport and a bag born from necessity by North St. Enjoy the look back at our Week in Tech!
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We Took the Cannondale Super Six EVO Disc for a Spin
Most manufacturers claim that the frames of disc-brake race bikes retain the light and lively feel of the rim-brake version; sadly, this is rarely the case. Added layers of carbon to reinforce disc-brake zones and the extra weight they carry can leave them a pedal stroke behind. The new Cannondale Super Six EVO Disc does a better job than any previous race bike at going disc. In fact, we think the disc version is a better all-around race package.
Get the rest of the scoop: Tested: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc
Sigma Sport, Scapin and North St. Have Some Goods We Wanted to Show You
Sigma Sport has released their brightest light to date to confidently illuminate even the darkest riding. The Sigma Sport BUSTER 2000 uses three CREE LEDs for a 2000 lumen output. To put it in perspective, a typical car headlight is around 1400 lumens. There are not a lot of situations, if any, that would require a brighter light for a bike.
North St. came about in 2009 to satisfy the simple need of a high quality bike bag that can also easily be worn as a backpack. Since then this small company, out of Portland Oregon, has expanded its catalogue with a wide selection of some of the more beautifully crafted bags and accessories available. The newest offering, The Morrison Backpack Pannier, goes back to North St’s roots, effortlessly transitioning from Backpack to Pannier.
Scapin has already gotten off to a quick start with its new disc road bike. The 2017 Scapin Kalibra recently bagged a Tech Award at the CosmoBike Show in Verona. Redesigned from the ground up, the Kalibra is a bike to fit any style of road riding. The geometry is certainly racy enough for more aggressive riding, but the disc breaks and room for 28mm tires gives the bike a dose of versatility.
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Kinetic Adds Resistance Control to It’s Most Popular Trainers
As the quality level of indoor cycling apps increases and the options for trainers that will work with those apps grows it becomes more evident that ‘smart’ trainers are here to stay. The question from many cyclists has shifted from “Should I get a smart trainer?” to the more inevitable, “Which smart trainer should I get?” Kurt Kinetic’s Smart Control Trainers provide more intriguing offerings to help answer that question.
Find out more: Kinetic Smart Control Trainers