Cycling is one of those sports where you can purchase something new every time you go into a bike shop and a month later be able to pick up a new, improved or revised version. As cycling continues to adapt into this new “connected world” we will see more products that will make cycling even more accepted by the masses. In 2021 we have seen a variety of anti-theft devices, cycling computers, apps, and smart helmets hit the market – and all have been well received!
Emerging Cycling Tech
Bikeexchange.com recently published an article on the most popular emerging tech trends for the cycling industry and in their article listed the following:
- Electric Bike Batteries and Design
- Smart Trainers & Exercise Bikes
- Tire Upgrades
- Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring
- Disk Brakes Becoming Universal
This is nowhere near a complete list of new bike technology. Wide Range Gearing and Electronic Shifting for example continue to enhance the cycling experience for many riders.
Cycling Apparel Goes High Tech
There are so many new options of Wearable Tech to not only keep you safe but also to keep you entertained while keeping both hands on your steering.
Cycling Apparel is another thing to keep in mind when thinking about high tech advancements. The best cycling clothing brands can be expensive but with the increase in price often comes an increase in quality, so the price can often be considered an investment in the long run. “The clothes you wear can affect your comfort, your temperature, and your aerodynamics.” Cyclingnews.com recently stated in an article on their site. Much advancement has been made in fabrics from wicking, to breathability, anti-chafing, and even comfort. Cycling in the cold, rain, and heat have all been made more comfortable with the proper clothing (Though cycling with a head wind is still challenging).
What’s Next for the Bike Tour Industry?
“Travel will cautiously start reopening. There will be a pent-up demand for travel both from business travellers and tourism. There’s even been a new phrase coined to describe this phenomenon, ‘revenge travel’.”Thelatzreport
Great Bike Tours Stays Current with Cycling Trends
At Great Bike Tours we pay attention to the trends and the high tech changes. We now offer hybrid and e-bike options for most of tours.
Our choice of Fuji bicycles is based on strong performance and their high tech features. Fuji performance hybrid bikes have quality Shimano components throughout and lightweight aluminum frames. Each has easy to use gears (trigger shifters and are available in various sizes.
Our Fuji Electric bikes are available in 2 styles, 9 speed levels for pedal assist and these are also available in multiple sizes.
With the high demand of travel services due to the Covid-19 fears slipping, our tours are selling out fast. At the time of publishing this article Great Bike Tours is fully booked through May of 2022. There are dates available however for private and custom trips. Here at Great Bike Tours we love arranging exclusive bike vacations for groups of friends, multi-generational families taking active vacations together, corporate retreats, and even school outings.
There are Three Options to choose from for Private Trips:
- Choose from our existing destinations, following the pre-set itinerary for that particular tour.
- Customize the itinerary of an existing (published) tour.
- Choose a new destination.
Minimum Group Size For Private Booking
For an exclusive and private group departure, GBT requires a minimum group size of 12-18 people (depending on destination). At that point you will own the trip, from start to finish.
We will go above-and-beyond what you’ve experienced before. You’ve traveled with the rest, now travel with the best – Great Bike Tours.