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This marks the end of another week filled with tech at the Peloton Service Course. Between the Specialized Roubaix, BH G7 and Kona Ti Esatto, this week’s road bikes are incredibly diverse. We also dig into Panaracer’s EVO3 tires, take a look at SRAM’s Hydro for eTap and Bontrager’s IsoCore Handlebars. Enjoy looking back at our Week in Tech!
We Took the Specialized Roubaix for a Spin
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We Detailed the Improvements Panaracer Made on Its Race EVO3 Line of Tires
For 2016, Panaracer has delivered the third generation of the Race EVO family—and delivered big gains. The tires retain proven Panaracer features like the ZSG Dual compound—which we found much improved for more longevity in this generation—and a very progressive profile called the All Contact Tread Shape, which we have found to create an aggressive and confident footprint with wider rims in the 25mm and 28mm widths.
Check out the full review: Panaracer Race EVO3
SRAM, Bontrager and BH Had Some Gear we Felt Compelled to Share with You
We know two things: that disc brakes offer more power and more modulation with less effort at the lever and SRAM eTap is the easiest, most intuitive way to shift. Now those two things have come together to create the ultimate in fingertip ease—SRAM Hydro HC.
Can’t afford a fancy new Trek Domane with all its IsoSpeed tech for comfort? Some of that comfort comes from new handlebars: Bontrager’s IsoCore bars. Using a special layer within the bars’ carbon layup, Bontrager is able to reduce vibration by 20 percent over its more traditional carbon bars.
The gang at BH maybe thought of Basque climbers, but they have been making aero road bikes for a long time—and they are some of the best looking and performing aero road bikes in the peloton. The new G7 continues this tradition.
Read more about these goods here: Service Course Goods
Kona Shows us a Frame for a Lifetime with the Ti Esatto
Kona’s Esatto line of bikes are built for road endurance and adventure seekers everywhere, most of the models offering conservative budget friendly build options. However, at the top of the line sits the Kona Ti Esatto, a frame only option that begs to be built with bells and whistles to match its sexy, brushed titanium body.
See more of this Beauty here: Kona Ti Esatto