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Michelin’s latest road racing tyres, CeramicSpeed bike care, 100% sunglasses and a Garmin heart rate strap with a 3.5-year battery life

Michelin’s latest road racing tyres, CeramicSpeed bike care, 100% sunglasses and a Garmin heart rate strap with a 3.5-year battery life

It’s nearly the end of another busy week, and that means it’s time for First Look Friday – BikeRadar’s weekly round-up of the latest tech…

Friday, Apr 22

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It’s nearly the end of another busy week, and that means it’s time for First Look Friday – BikeRadar’s weekly round-up of the latest tech goodies to land with us.

Before we dive head-first into that, though, let’s do a quick recap of the biggest news and reviews from the week.

In exciting news for lovers of expensive bikes, Colnago announced its new C68 road bike . Its high price and inclusion of a non-fungible token (NFT) might be divisive, but it’s worth reading both our news story and Colnago C68 review before jumping to any conclusions.

BikeRadar’s senior road technical editor, Warren Rossiter, has been charged with riding the new Colnago – and he’s also in possession of a Vitus Venon prototype . With clearance for 45mm tyres, is Vitus’s new endurance road bike actually just a gravel bike?

In the mountain bike world, Canyon has announced the latest version of its Strive enduro bike . Our tech writer, Luke Marshall, was at the launch to bring you his Canyon Strive CFR first ride review .

From one enduro bike to another, this week has also brought us a new Santa Cruz Megatower . Once again, Luke was there to find out just how ‘mega’ Santa Cruz’s bigger, radder bike really is – here’s his first ride review of the 2022 Santa Cruz Megatower CC X01 AXS RSV .

Finally, Alex Evans has been busy putting the leading electric mountain bike motors through their paces in a Shimano vs Bosch vs Brose vs Yamaha […]

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