Week in Tech: Enve CX wheels, Niner RLT 9, Lezyne contest

Enve offers new 'cross tubulars, Niner upgrades all-road frames with thru-axles, Lezyne will give away GPS computers, and more.

Photo: Ian Hylands/Niner Bikes

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Here’s the Week in Tech — all the gear news, tips, and announcements you need and none of the marketing gibberish you don’t.

Enve launches disc-specific cyclocross race wheelset

Enve introduced a new disc-specific cyclocross wheelset that it developed for racing and is available as a tubular model only. The Enve CX wheels feature a durable tire bed for frequent tire changes and are optimized for tires that fall within the UCI 33mm width limit. The wheels are disc brake optimized and cannot be used with rim brakes. Shipping at the end of October, the Enve CX rim weighs 285 grams and is available in 28-hole count only.


Niner Bikes updates RLT 9 and RLT 9 steel all-road models

Niner announced updates for its line of RLT 9 all-road bikes that will affect both the alloy and steel RLT 9 models. The alloy frame will get a 142×12 rear thru-axle, while both the alloy and steel models will now come with a Niner carbon fork. These forks include a 15mm thru-axle design as well as mid-mount rack attachments.


Sufferfest “The Best Things In The World” training video

The Sufferfest, creators of virtual indoor cycling videos for groups and individuals, recently released a new training video called “The Best Things In The World.” The 21st video in the Sufferfest series features officially licensed footage from Gent-Wevelgem and Amstel Gold races. Grant Holicky of Apex Coaching created the 47-minute long, high-intensity interval workout that focuses on strength, speed, and power development.


Enter Lezyne’s epic ride contest to win a Super GPS cycling computer

Lezyne is giving away Super GPS computers to winners of the Epic Ride contest, a competition to showcase personal rides and activities on social media.
To enter, participants are asked to create a video or snap photos of an epic adventure and share it with Lezyne on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The contest runs until Friday, October 30 at midnight, and winners will be announced on November 2.


MilKit’s clean tubeless tire maintenance and installment system

Swiss company, MilKit, introduced a new tubeless installation and maintenance system aimed at simplifying the checking and refilling of sealant in tubeless tires. The system, which includes a valve, valve core tool, and a syringe, allows tires to remain inflated and on the rim to prevent sealant leaks and spills. Using the syringe, sealant can be extracted from the tire, inspected, and the injected as needed through the company’s milKit valve. A rubber flap on the valve prevents the sealant from getting into the valve, which helps prevent clogs.


An American in France

What’s it like to be an American cyclist living in France? Watch to get professional road cyclist Joe Dombrowski’s view.