Cycling and walking are short-changed when it comes to transport funding in Australia
To understand why Australian cities are far from being meccas for walking and cycling, follow the money. Our research has collated data for all the states and territories and our three biggest cities. We found that cycling and walking receive a tiny fraction of overall transport infrastructure funding. To improve cycling and walking infrastructure in our cities, funding will have to increase significantly.
Abus Aventor helmet
Very good road-biased helmet, aside from the exposed EPS 8/10
WADA to enlist AI in anti-doping
The World Anti-Doping Agency is in discussions on how to use artificial intelligence as a new weapon in the fight against drugs in sport.
Santa Cruz Highball - first ride review
Hot on the heels of the new Blur, Santa Cruz is also releasing a revamped Highball to cater to cross-country riders who want to toe the line on a modern lightweight hardtail. The company managed to shave a half pound off the carbon frame while also making it more forgiving than its predecessor. Santa Cruz Highball highlights Carbon only, no alloy version 1x specific frame design 73mm threaded bottom bracket Top build weight: 19.1lb / 9.9kg Frame-only weight: 2.5lb / 1,140g Complete bike pricing: $2,799 - $7,999 / £2,799 - £6,599 Frame only pricing: $1,899 (UK pricing TBC) Available now A softer approach to a hardtail Updating the Highball wasn’t just a matter of hitting refresh on the bike’s frame standards. While the new Highball does feature Boost spacing, the primary driver for this update was to improve the ride quality of this hardtail. To that end, Santa Cruz lowered ...
Volta a Catalunya: Hodeg makes an impact on Stage 1
Alvaro Hodeg followed up his recent Handzame Classic victory with another on the opening stage of the Volta a Catalunya.
Santa Cruz Blur - first ride review
Santa Cruz has relaunched one of its most iconic bikes. After a hiatus, the Blur is back in the Santa Cruz arsenal as a thoroughbred cross-country racer. The latest Blur is fast, light and will meet the needs of hardcore racers that have been left behind by recent long-travel trends. Santa Cruz Blur highlights Full carbon frame VPP suspension 100mm of rear travel / 100mm fork 1x drivetrain specific 73mm threaded bottom bracket Top build weighs 21.9lb / 9.9kg Frame w/shock weighs 4.61lb / 2,090g Complete bike pricing: $3,699 - $8,999 / £3,699 - £7,899 (Australian Pricing TBC) Frame only pricing: $2,999 (UK and Australian Pricing TBC) Available now The Blur is back The Blur along with the V10 are foundational bikes in the Santa Cruz product line. These models launched concurrently in 2001 to showcase the versatility of the company’s recently-acquired counter-rotating link suspension design, known far and wide ...
Santa Cruz Blur is back with 100mm 29er XC platform
One of the most recognizable names in the Santa Cruz Lexicon, the Blur is back. Again. The Blur XC 3 as it would be is an all new, 100mm full suspension XC race bike that continues with VPP suspension and 29″ wheels. Along with the new Highball, the Santa Cruz Blur answers the need for […] The post Santa Cruz Blur is back with 100mm 29er XC platform appeared first on Bikerumor .
Santa Cruz mixes up a new Highball XC hard tail
It’s new bike Tuesday! Which means in addition to the new hard tail from Rocky Mountain, there are not one, but two new rides from Santa Cruz. Like Rocky, one of those two bikes is a hard tail – the new Highball 3. Like previous models, the Highball runs 29″ wheels and tires for the […] The post Santa Cruz mixes up a new Highball XC hard tail appeared first on Bikerumor .
First Ride: Santa Cruz brings back Blur; refines superlight Highball
After a four-year hiatus, the Blur cross-country mountain bike is back in Santa Cruz’s stable. Read the full article at First Ride: Santa Cruz brings back Blur; refines superlight Highball on VeloNews.com .
Rocky Mountain Vertex XC hardtail offers their highest end carbon yet
XC race season is almost upon us, which means a number of new race-ready rides are starting to pop up. Proving that the hard tail isn’t dead, today we’re seeing two new XC race rigid frames with one of them being the new Rocky Mountain Vertex. Featuring a new carbon frame and all new geometry, […] The post Rocky Mountain Vertex XC hardtail offers their highest end carbon yet appeared first on Bikerumor .
Check out Rocky Mountain's new Vertex hardtail
Rocky Mountain has updated its Vertex line of cross-country race bikes with three complete carbon bikes and a frame. How XC bikes got their cool back Dropper post vs fixed post. Which is faster for XC racing? Best XC race shoes: buyer's guide and recommendations Rocky Mountain Vertex features Smoothwall carbon frame 29" or 27.5+ tire compatibility Full-length internal shift housing 27.2mm seatpost Internal dropper post routing Small, Medium, Large, X-Large sizes Vertex Carbon 90 The Vertex Carbon 90 is crafted from Rocky Mountain's Smoothwall HBO carbon. According to Rocky Mountain, by using 40-ton carbon sheets, it's able to use less resin, which results in more durability with the ride characteristics it demands. Leading the carbon frame is a RockShox SID RLC Remote fork with 100mm travel. Drivetrain duties are handled by SRAM's X01 Eagle, stopping is done by SRAM Level TLM discs, and motion is courtesy of Stan's Crest ...
Cobbles Season Starts... NOW
By now everyone should be there, somewhere in Flanders. Men, women, mechanics, soigneurs, directeurs, sponsors — if the subject is elite bike racing, the place to be is in the northern half of Belgium. Cobbles Season is underway. I’ve evangelized enough in the past about the cobbled races being a season within the season. I even wrote an entire book about the matter , which if you’re into the Cafe and into reading about the cobbles, you might be interested in. If you’re more of the tl;dr crowd, the bottom line is that the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix are two of the greatest days of the year, and they put an end to a three-week, slowly-building celebration of the entire sub-sport of riding bikes on really bad road surfaces. As God intended. The rhythm of the Cobbles Season (which I define as starting Wednesday at Driedaagse de Panne and ...
A year and counting: My long road back to riding after concussion
I’ve just hit a cycling landmark that I never aspired to. It is now a year since my last proper ride. A year since I was enjoying the thrill of a descent, the satisfaction of summiting a climb, that mind-settling solo ride, that lung-busting race, the camaraderie of the bunch. My bikes are sitting in … The post A year and counting: My long road back to riding after concussion appeared first on CyclingTips .
#Vanlife: VanDOit transforms Ford Transits from people movers to adventure
As part of our #Vanlife series, we’ll feature custom builders and outfitters who turn a standard van into an Adventure Van. At NAHBS this year, VanDOit held a lot of peoples’ attention with their sweet custom Transit smack dab in the middle of the show floor. Based in Kansas City, VanDOit’s founders have been in […] The post #Vanlife: VanDOit transforms Ford Transits from people movers to adventure appeared first on Bikerumor .
Review: Mineral Designs Mini Bar serves up solid multi-tool performance
The more mini-tools I test, the more particular I become. And when I find one I really like, it tends to stay in my pack for a long, long time. The latest such gem is the Mineral Designs Mini Bar, which launched via Kickstarter in 2016 and went on sale in 2017. The tool uses […] The post Review: Mineral Designs Mini Bar serves up solid multi-tool performance appeared first on Bikerumor .
Roundtable: Why did Nibali’s tactic work at Sanremo?
Saturday’s Milan-Sanremo reminded us why we love watching professional cycling. After 185 miles of racing, the race came down to the Read the full article at Roundtable: Why did Nibali’s tactic work at Sanremo? on VeloNews.com .
Five cool things coming soon from Pinnacle, Fizik, Cateye, Attacus and Bontrager
Another fine selection of cycling swag that's out with road.cc’s test team at the moment, with reviews coming soon
Hodeg takes opener at Catalunya; early drama at Cape Epic: Daily News Digest
Supported by In today’s Daily News Digest: Colombian sprinter Alvaro Hodeg takes opening stage at Volta Catalunya; Italian sprinters sweep Stage 2 podium at Langkawi as Astana’s Minali takes race lead; Greipel shares disappointment over lost opportunities after collarbone plated with 10 screws; Cape Epic: Cannondale men win Stage 1; Specialized women in control; Schurter loses bid for Cape Epic repeat after … The post Hodeg takes opener at Catalunya; early drama at Cape Epic: Daily News Digest appeared first on CyclingTips .
Photo gallery: Solo victory for Niewiadoma in rain-soaked Italy
It was another wet and miserable day for the women’s peloton in the third round of the UCI Women’s WorldTour at Trofeo Binda in Cittiglio, Italy on Sunday — a theme we have seen all spring thus far. “It’s nothing we haven’t seen already and we are tough enough to do it,” commented Boels-Dolmans’ rider … The post Photo gallery: Solo victory for Niewiadoma in rain-soaked Italy appeared first on CyclingTips .