Here are a few things that are being introduced that we should be excited about:
Argon 18 is bringing the wind tunnel to your next ride. The optional body positioning sensors are intriguing.
FSA throws their hat in the electronic shifting ring. The most interesting aspect of this is the app available to fine-tune your gearing and record your habits.
Wheels are evolving, due to some trends in tire widths, tubeless compatibility, and the increasing availability of disc brakes for road applications. Lots of new stuff for both on or off-road:
- RaceFace has new wider MTB wheels
- FSA calls theirs WideR
- WTB offers their Ci31 wide wheels
- Campy is offering some wider alloy Mille wheels
- Zipp has been very busy on several fronts including a disc disc
- Crank Brothers is getting into the cyclocross wheel world
- Stan's No Tubes pretty much went crazy with 6 widths and they kept them relatively affordable
- Industry nine offers their new Backcountry 360
- ENVE is offering their new wider aero SR 4.5 AR Disc wheelset for an aerodynamic option to go with 28mm clinchers or 30mm tubulars.
We're seeing some big updates in the power meter world, one of my favorite topics. I'm hoping to write in some more detail on these soon. For now:
- Quarq has the new D Zero power meter
- PowerTap is introducing a single-leg version of their P1 pedals
- SRM is making updates
- Power2Max is offering their third generation NG system
Winter trainer season is almost here, and some really good stuff is coming out to make it a bit more interesting (I'll be writing more about these soon, too):
- The new, improved Wahoo KICKR
- The Zwift iOS Beta is out
- Elite is offering a bunch of updated products
- Kinetic Smart Control brings smart trainer tech to the Rock 'n Roll and Road Machine
- New CycleOps Magnus
While not a new product introduction, the UCI is dropping the 3:1 rule for bike design. There are a lot of tri bikes that do not conform to the UCI rules out already, but this could open up some doors.