This week has seen a slew of new bike releases with Canyon, Trek, BMC and Santa Cruz all announcing new machines.
Canyon has updated its all-round race bike, the Ultimate . While there may be an air of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ about the new bike, Ashley Quinlan’s first ride impressions suggest Canyon has hit its goal of achieving the perfect balance for many riders .
Also on Thursday, Trek released the new Domane , which ditches front IsoSpeed to create a faster bike.
The brand also announced a new version of its Fuel EX that, on first impressions, rewards aggressive riders. Tom Marvin was on hand to write a first ride review .
Santa Cruz released a new version of its trail bike, the 5010 . The previous iteration was the last 27.5in-wheel bike in the brand’s line-up, and with this new version switching to a mixed-wheel setup Santa Cruz has waved goodbye entirely to bikes with 27.5 wheels in twos.
BMC revealed the Kaius gravel bike that takes inspiration from its Teammachine road bike with an ultra-light frame and aerodynamic touches.
Aside from bikes, maybe the biggest news story this week was Zwift releasing a smart trainer . The new piece of hardware could rival many competitors – especially with its relatively low retail price.While Zwift’s smart trainer and the brand’s CEO using the word ‘Zwift’ as a verb may hint at the possibility of genericide , it isn’t the only training platform in town. We published our guide to […]