What is the secret new bike tech behind LAB71, Project Black and 795RS? We go codebreaking…

Thanks to the internet and social media channels, not much remains under wraps these days, from politicians’ tax dealings to celebrity affairs. The same is true of new race bikes and related components.

Fortunately, our seemingly insatiable appetite for yet more unreleased bike tech is whetted often during the early part of the season, with off-season sightings given a clearer perspective now that the racing is officially underway. Even the brands themselves are happy to play along, with covert releases given code names as though they were part of a John le Carré novel.

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