Would you like to see the crazy Cadex tricycle in the Tour de France? Plus new stuff from Elite, CeramicSpeed, Santini, Bollé, MAAP and more

We’ve had some huge tech launches this week, including a Trek Madone and a Scott Foil that will see action at the Tour de France, but we start with a radical bike that definitely won’t be showing up…

Cadex releases a wild looking triathlon frame

Giant-owned brand Cadex has officially released the Tri frameset that has been used in recent weeks to win an Ironman World Championship title and break Ironman’s seven-hour barrier, but you won’t see it on the Tour de France because, as its name suggests, it is a triathlon machine and does not meet the UCI requirements… Far from it.

“The Cadex Tri frame is…designed and engineered to offer a more custom fit, race-ready integration, superior real-world aerodynamic performance, and maximum efficiency,” says Cadex.

One of the most notable features of the design is the fork with widely spaced legs designed to allow air to flow cleanly.

The braces are likewise widely extended and run horizontally for much of their length. The idea is that this minimizes your contact surface as the air passes through.

“The unique chassis – a huge down tube with no top tube – includes a bento box, hydration system and tool box, all seamlessly integrated into the frame,” says Cadex.

The fluid is housed in a removable reservoir and is accessed through a straw that extends from the aero cover on the head tube, allowing the rider to hydrate on the go without taking their hands off the bars. A refill port is meant to make adding more liquid quick and easy.

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The frameset even comes with a specially designed Topeak case that minimizes the amount of disassembly and assembly required when traveling to races, while the base bar and extensions fold up so they can be loaded into the travel case without having to to disassemble the parts.

Granted, the looks can be a bit challenging, but that’s not the point of a bike like this. It seems that Cadex has gone to work on the details here and produced something special. Do you think the UCI rules are stifling the development of cycling, both for road bikes and time trial bikes, or do you like things the way they are? Let us know in the comments below.

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Bollé presents the “lightest MIPS aerodynamic helmet on the market”

Bollé has launched the Avio MIPS helmet, which it says is the lightest aero helmet on the market to feature MIPS (Multiple Impact Protection System), weighing in at 234g.

Bolle Avio MIPS 2022 Three Quarter Helmet

Find out everything you need to know about MIPS

Bollé says that as well as being lightweight and aerodynamically efficient, the Avio is extremely well ventilated.

The Bollé Avio MIPS is priced at £235, so that’s just over £1 per gram.

We have one of these on the way for review on road.cc, so we’ll let you know how it works in the coming weeks.

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Elite casts Turbo Justus with side to side movement

Elite has introduced a new high-end trainer called the Justo that comes with two stiffness options designed to allow side-to-side movement just like on the road.

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The Justo is direct drive (you remove the rear wheel from your bike and use a trainer mounted cassette) and power measurement is said to be accurate to within +/-1% with the integrated power meter. Justo is also said to automatically calibrate itself without your involvement, which is a welcome feature.

Elite says Justo enhances their existing Direto XR-T trainer with new features and added performance while following the Suito-T’s compact form factor.

Read our review of the Elite Direto XR Smart Trainer

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Elite says the Justo’s flexible feet squash as you pedal, allowing you to rock the bike like you’re riding outdoors. You can choose between two different options to adjust the trip.

The Elite Fair is £999.99.

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Mio Cyclo Discover Connect GPS computer available in the UK

Mio’s new GPS computer, called the Cyclo Discover Connect, is now available in the UK. It provides GPS navigation data and is compatible with Mio’s latest MioShare app, which is designed to offer route ideas and allow you to sync your data with multiple route planning services.

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Says Mix: “Cyclo Discover Connect features a 3.5-inch full color touch screen with unique large button launchers that allow users to select any function by simply clicking a button. Wi-Fi equipped, it gives cyclists or walkers a cable-free experience to transfer data, and built-in Bluetooth ensures you’re always connected with hands-free notifications on the go.”

Check out our review of the Mio Cyclo 210

It has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which means you can submerge it one meter deep in water for 30 minutes if that’s your thing. More specifically, it will withstand heavy rain.

The Mio Cyclo Discover Connect is now available from Robert Dyas and on the Mio website for £299.99

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MAAP OffCuts clothing is back

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Australian clothing company MAAP has launched the latest phase of its OffCuts Program, in which leftover fabrics from previous T-shirt production runs are repurposed into new clothing.

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The result is this multicolored Evade Pro Base jersey that is available in short sleeves (€140) and long sleeves (€145) for both men and women. The OffCuts Program Evade Pro Base Shirt is available in limited quantities at maap.cc and select retailers.

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CeramicSpeed ​​introduces Danish rear derailleur cages for the Tour de France

With the start of the 2022 Tour de France in Copenhagen, CeramicSpeed ​​has given four professional teams the special edition OSPW (Oversized Pulley Wheel System) Eros showcasing the brand’s Danish heritage.

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Riders from Team Astana Qazagstan, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert, Israel-Premier Tech and Team TotalEnergies started the race with the Danish flag covering their rear derailleur cages.

CeramicSpeed ​​was founded in Denmark in 2004 and all of its production facilities are still located on the west coast of the country.

The CeramicSpeed ​​OSPW Aero was officially launched last week with a €739 price tag and the claim that it can save you 2.5 seconds on a 25km time trial.

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Ganna races in Bioracer’s “fastest time trial suit ever”

Bioracer says that the custom time trial suits worn by Filippo Ganna and the other Team Ineos Grenadiers riders in the Tour de France are the fastest ever.

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“Wind tunnel tests were conducted at three separate sites… [and they] they were unanimous: the time trial suit is more streamlined and faster than ever,” says Bioracer.

“In this lightweight suit, the aerodynamic properties of the fabric are crucial, but the support that the suit provides to the rider is, if anything, even more important. A good time trial suit forces the body into a compact stance with shoulders curving inward to minimize frontal surface area. In this way, it is easier for Ganna to maintain his aerodynamic position optimally from start to finish.”

Each suit is tailor-made for the individual athlete, taking into account physique, personal preferences and position in the race. So, for example, Ganna’s suit has a front zipper and no leg fasteners.

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“Welding and sealing the seams instead of classically sewing them, as well as strategically placing them, prevents even the slightest turbulence that could have a negative impact on its aerodynamics,” says Bioracer. “In addition, a soft fabric surface is applied to the back and sleeves, unlike what we often see in the peloton. The underlying reason… cannot be revealed.”

Oooh, cunning!

Bioracer says it took a mobile ‘Protolab’ to Copenhagen, where last minute adjustments were made to the suits “for optimal comfort without loss of performance”.

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Check out Israel: Premier Tech’s special edition kit for the Tour de France

Israel: Premier Tech has revealed a special edition kit for the Tour de France to launch its fundraising campaign to build a bike hub in Rwanda.

Plans for the Field of Dreams bike center include a pump track, race track and cycling academy, and Israel: Premier Tech hopes to raise €300,000 (£260,000). Donations can be made here.

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Trek-Segafredo merges men’s and women’s team uniform designs

Several other teams competing in the Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift have new kits, including Trek-Segafredo, which merged the colors and graphics of the men’s and women’s teams.

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The new image is a horizontal interweaving of male red and female blue, with the idea of ​​representing the equal status of the two teams.

You can buy Trek-Segafredo replica kits at Santini retailers and also at www.santinicycling.com.

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In case you missed it on road.cc earlier in the week…

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