Ratio Technology 1×12 Upgrade Kit Review: Lightweight 12-Speed On A Budget

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Ratio Technology 1x12 upgrade kit review: Lightweight 12-speed on a budget It’s a bit quirky for sure, but it works well and is very reasonably priced. Read More

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Five Things I Really Wish The Bike Industry Would Do

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Five things I really wish the bike industry would do My wishlist of things that could promote positive change. Read More

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Sram Rival Etap Axs Groupset Review

Sam Challis Monday, October 18, 2021 - 14:44 An exercise in scaling back, Sram's new Rival eTap AXS raises the bar for mid-tier groupsets 4.0 / 5 £1,516 as tested Sram has for some time been widely seen as the most innovative of the big three groupset manufacturers. In 2015 the brand made its flagship Red groupset not just electronic, but wireless. Within a few years Sram had added an extra sprocket to the cassette and brought the wireless technology down a tier to its Force level components. In doing so Sram created its AXS family concept, whereby all components are cross- compatible, not just between tiers but riding disciplines too. Rival eTap AXS is the extension of that, bringing that interchangeable 12-speed, wireless tech and power measurement down to a third tier and its most accessible price point yet. The manufacturer has done this mainly by changing the materials ...

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Bikes Of The Bunch: A Baum Corretto With Italian Descent

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Bikes of the Bunch: A Baum Corretto with Italian descent An Australian bike with Italian roots, named Frankie – after great-grandfather Francesco. Read More

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Road Bike Or Gravel Bike? The New Wilier Rave Slr Says Yes To Both

Wilier Rave SLR gravel bike photographed against a rocky background

The new Wilier Rave SLR comes in both road and gravel builds, with prices starting at £8,680 / €8,300

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2022 Specialized Crux Shifts From Cx To An Ultralight Gravel Speedster

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} 2022 Specialized Crux shifts from CX to an ultralight gravel speedster It’s basically a fat-tired Aethos — and I mean that in the best way possible. Read More

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Tubeless Tyre Takeover | 6 Pro Bikes From The 2021 Women’S Tour

Alice Barnes' Canyon Aeroad propped up againt a post

A mix of new and old tech, with tubeless tyres everywhere

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Basso Palta Ii: Update Of Popular Gravel Bike Goes The Extra Mile

Will Strickson 9 Oct 2021 Previously praised for its road-ready aggressive geometry, Basso's new Palta II has doubled down while increasing long-distance comfort Basso has launched the Palta II, the next generation of its versatile gravel bike with new features that prioritise comfort over speed. The Italian manufacturer explains that while the previous Palta – ridden and reviewed by Cyclist's James Spender in late 2019 – is still an incredibly popular platform four years after its initial release, the success of that model provided the assurance to push on with the same methodology and mindset to go even further. Named Palta after what the gravel is called in Italy's Veneto region – where Basso is based and where the Palta is made – it was crafted from the brand's experience producing top tier road bikes, like the Diamante , transferring qualities including handling and ride quality onto a gravel-ready bike. ...

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Wilier Rave Slr: The Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Gravel Road Mashup

Will Strickson 12 Oct 2021 Wilier's new frameset is being sold with a choice of allroad and gravel setups, making it versatile in nature but specialised in final form The new Wilier Rave SLR can be set up as either an endurance road bike or a gravel bike , according to taste. Having previously teased the new design at Eurobike, the Italian brand has now officially started the party. Wilier Triestina stepped into the gravel bike game in 2019 with the release of the Jena, built for tackling off-road terrain and prioritising comfort. Now, with the Rave SLR, it's covering the racier side of the spectrum and it's so racy that Wilier is offering two bikes with one frame. With a single 'light, responsive' frameset for all models featuring more aggressive geometry and aerodynamic refinement, the choice of handlebar setup, wheels and groupset determine whether it's a racy gravel bike ...

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Bikes Of The Bunch: A Two-Tone Ritchey Road Logic Disc

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Bikes of the Bunch: a two-tone Ritchey Road Logic Disc Custom made details and a hybrid 12-speed SRAM/Shimano 1x drivetrain. Read More

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Bianchi Matta S9: The Stunning Italian Titanium Bike You've Never Heard Of

Joe Robinson 23 Sep 2021 A lesser spotted classic in 2000s' metal that reminds us why we love bikes The Bianchi Matta S9 Titanium is a bike that is as rare as hen’s teeth. It was produced by the legendary Italian brand throughout the late noughties using ‘material for life, not just for Christmas’ titanium that you just don’t see in normal bikes. In fact, before owner and general bike collector Jamie Anderson pulled the bike from his shed at the Flandrien Hotel in Brakel, Flanders – of which he is co-founder and owner – I’ll admit that I’d never even heard of the Matta S9. A rudimentary Google search suggests you might have a chance of picking one up in the US and Japan, but in Europe? Nothing. If you want one, you will have to cross your fingers that one crops up on the second-hand market. Luckily for ...

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What’S The Difference Between Campagnolo’S Road Groupsets?

Joseph Delves 16 Sep 2021 Groupsets Explained: We look at the differences between all of Campagnolo’s road bike groupsets Out of the three leading groupset manufacturers, Italian firm Campagnolo is the smallest but most storied. Accounting for a volume of sales inversely proportional to the number of mechanics with its logo tattooed somewhere about their body, its products inspire unusual levels of devotion. Formerly the stuff of dream bike builds, the increase in the cost of Shimano’s top-tier offerings might yet spark something of a renaissance for the Vicenza-based firm. Always a high-end manufacturer, Campagnolo long since ceded the entry-level and mid-market to its rivals. Allowing it to concentrate solely on racing products plus its Ekar gravel range, its groupsets have a reputation for durability, beautiful aesthetics, and premium pricing. With such a focused range, many technologies appear across multiple groupsets in the firm’s line-up. Campagnolo currently produces a single ...

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Shimano 105 Di2 R7100 Is Coming

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Shimano 105 Di2 R7100 is coming The death of Ultegra mechanical can only mean one thing. Read More

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11 Tips To Keep Your Bike Running Through An Industry Parts Shortage

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} 11 tips to keep your bike running through an industry parts shortage Can't find the part you need in stock? These tips may help. Read More

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Santini Redux Istinto Aero Jersey Review

Marc Abbott Monday, September 13, 2021 - 15:20 Truly aero jersey for the obsessive windcheater 3.5 / 5 £185 To my mind, aero jerseys have a lot to offer the recreational rider. For starters, if you look fast you often feel fast, and go fast. Also, we love to feel like we’re wearing the same kit as the WorldTour stars who rocket through our town in races like September’s Tour of Britain. Sitting on the front of a group ride in aero kit, putting in a serious shift whilst punching through the warm summer air is one of the finest feelings we can experience as cyclists. The boundaries between skinsuits and everyday riding kit were first blurred many years ago, and since then we’ve been chasing marginal gains on the nation’s back roads. And if you’re looking to do just that, you’ll not find many more suitable items of kit ...

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Want On-The-Fly Tyre Pressure Adjustment? Gravaa’S Kaps Wheels Can Do That

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Want on-the-fly tyre pressure adjustment? Gravaa’s KAPS wheels can do that These gravel and MTB wheelsets have a pump in the hub to inflate and deflate tyre pressure at the touch of a button. Read More

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Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 Is Finally Here And It’S Rip For Mechanical Groupsets

Shimano's new Dura-Ace R9200 drivetrain

All-new pro-level flagship groupset launches along with Ultegra and matching wheelsets

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Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9200 First-Ride Review: More Range, Better Brakes

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9200 first-ride review: More range, better brakes The 'wiredless' format is neat, but it’s the improved brakes and availability of more gearing range that really stand out here. Read More

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Microshift Advent X Gravel Bike Groupset Review: Big Range, Small Price

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} MicroShift Advent X gravel bike groupset review: Big range, small price A gravel-friendly single-ring shift set that offers 10 gears and a wide 11-48T range. Read More

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Zipp Reveals Its First Gravel Wheelset: The 101 Xplr

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Zipp reveals its first gravel wheelset: the 101 XPLR Comfort is said to equate to speed with Zipp's intentionally flexy single-wall carbon rims. Read More

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