Gear

Tour Down Under Tech: Disc brakes reign supreme, and Movistar makes a change

Precision, fit, and cooling. The service courses at the Santos Tour Down Under offer us our first glimpse at new gear and tech for the 2020 race season.

The Santos Tour Down Under kicks off the pro racing season, and it’s our first opportunity to catch a glimpse of new tech. Rob Arnold is on the ground for VeloNews and has spotted some unique setups on Trek-Segafredo drivetrains. Over at the Bahrain-Mclaren service course, it’s all about disc brakes — and cooling them down to optimize performance. And of course, Team Movistar has a lot to show off, as the Spanish team has changed from Campagnolo components to SRAM, capping off a 37-year relationship with Campy.