Rotor's 13-speed groupset, CeramicSpeed's chain-free drive shaft, on-board aerodynamics monitoring and more
BikeRadar is at Eurobike, the world’s largest cycling trade show. It's packed full of the latest tech, bikes, gadgetry and kit galore, not to mention plenty of weird and wonderful creations. Read on to discover the best (and worst!) of what's on offer.
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Exclusive: Rotor introduces 13-speed hydraulic groupset for all disciplines
A BikeRadar exclusive! The groupset arms race takes an interesting turn with the release of Rotor’s 1x13, 13-speed hydraulic groupset, which is adaptable for road, mountain, cyclocross and gravel riding.
Notio Konect provides all your aero data without a wind tunnel
Mounted to the underside of an out-front computer mount, the Notio Konect features a pitot tube — which is the same thing as those little sticks you see pointing out of the nose cone of an aircraft — which, among other things, measures wind speed.
Faster than any chain: CeramicSpeed DrivEn
CeramicSpeed and Friction Facts have made a business of reducing friction to an absolute minimum, whether using ceramic bearings, oversized pulleys or highly specialized chain lube.
CeramicSpeed has just won a Eurobike Award at the trade show in Germany for its DrivEn drive shaft concept, which it claims is substantially more efficient than even the most optimized chain system.
Wahoo launches cheaper Kickr, plus trainer-controlled fan
Wahoo's Kickr revolutionised indoor training, but the power-measuring smart trainer, which works with third-party apps to control resistance, is cost-prohibitive for many.
Now, Wahoo has a £699 / $899 Kickr Core that uses the same technology and flywheel, but with a different leg configuration. The company also has a new category of product: the smart fan. The fan determines its speed according to the effort level of the rider, using heart rate, power or speed, via ANT+.
A peek inside Eurobike
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