First Ride: Specialized S-Works Venge
The new Venge manages to shave weight off the previous version of Specialized's aero bike, and it's better in the wind to boot. Read the full article at First Ride: Specialized S-Works Venge on VeloNews.com .
Eurobike 2018: Latest products and best highlights (Gallery)
Cyclist magazine 9 Jul 2018 All the best bits of Eurobike 2018 including the best tech, clothing and bikes Eurobike 2018 is upon us. The annual get-together of the cycling world in Fridrichshafen, Germany is the biggest bike exhibition in the world and gives brands the opportunity the launch its most innovative and exciting products. Spread across a gigantic aircraft hanger, 12 halls contain over 1,500 brands which each have an entire stand of new and updated products meaning that there are literally thousands upon thousands of things to see. As has been the case for the past few years, Eurobike has caught e-bike fever with an entire hall dedicated to alternative method of cycling that is sweeping mainland Europe. Also hot on the agenda is gravel and all-road with almost all of the big brands showcasing off-road specific products. This year, Eurobike also finds itself in the earlier date ...
Eurobike 2018 Part one: Latest products and best highlights
Cyclist magazine 9 Jul 2018 All the best bits of Eurobike 2018 including the best tech, clothing and bikes Eurobike 2018 is upon us. The annual get-together of the cycling world in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is the biggest bike exhibition in the world and gives brands the opportunity to launch their most innovative and exciting products. Spread across a gigantic aircraft hanger, 12 halls contain more than 1,500 brands, each with a wealth of new and updated products, meaning that there are literally thousands upon thousands of things to see. As has been the case for the past few years, Eurobike has caught e-bike fever with an entire hall dedicated to the alternative method of cycling that is sweeping mainland Europe. Also hot on the agenda is gravel and all-road with almost all of the big brands showcasing off-road specific products. This year, Eurobike also finds itself in the earlier date ...
Campagnolo disc brakes used for the first time at the Tour de France
Three years after disc brakes were first used at the professional level of the sport, Campagnolo's disc brake groupset has been used for the first time at the Tour de France through Andre Greipel and Jasper De Buyst of Lotto-Soudal . Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soudal) raced on the same groupset at the Giro d'Italia last year, though a Campagnolo spokesman explained to BikeRadar ahead of stage two that this was the first time they have been used officially. A plethora of new aero framesets have been launched in the week leading up to the Tour de France, including the Specialized Venge , Cannondale SystemSix , Trek Madone , BMC Timemachine Road and the new Ridley Noah Fast . Like the new Trek Madone, Ridley offers its new framesets in both a rim and disc brake option, while the other framesets are offered exclusively in disc brake models. Shimano and SRAM offered ...
Exclusive: Rotor introduces 13-speed hydraulic groupset for all disciplines
The groupset arms race takes an interesting turn today with the release of Rotor’s 1x13, 13-speed hydraulic groupset that is adaptable for road, mountain, cyclocross and gravel riding. The highly modular drivetrain is near production and BikeRadar is pleased to share the worldwide exclusive first look at this fascinating groupset. Rotor's latest cranks and hubs tested, plus more time with the UNO hydraulic groupset Road bike groupsets: everything you need to know For the sake of clarity, please note that the groupset is simply called ‘1x13’ — no catchy names here! So why go 13-speed? The Rotor 1x13 groupset is the first 13-speed production groupset. We seem to have only just landed in the 12-speed era, so adding yet another cog will no doubt confuse some, but there’s sound logic behind the decision; although a 2x11 groupset has 22 theoretical ratios, the effective number of usable combinations is usually only ...
BikeRadar Bargains: ridiculous groupset bargains — UK deals
Whether you’re looking to upgrade, refresh or update, a new groupset can breathe new life into your bike. This week’s edition of BikeRadar Bargains collates the best deals we can find for mountain and road bike groupsets on the web. Road bike groupsets: everything you need to know Mountain bike groupsets: everything you need to know Take your pick from the 12 speed SRAM XX1 , X01 or more value conscious GX , or look at Shimano’s mountain bike offerings in the form of the proven XT or more value-minded SLX groupsets . On the road side, there's a definite Shimano bias, with the pro-level Dura Ace , high performance Ultegra and value 105 . For some Italian flair, consider the Campagnolo Potenza groupset and if you just want something different consider the Rotor UNO hydraulic shifting groupset. SRAM XX1 Eagle groupset — £1,215 £850 SRAM XX1 Eagle groupset review ...
Classic bikes: A tour of Colnago's Italian factory
James Spender 28 Jun 2018 Ernesto Colnago talks Cyclist through some of his favourite creations at his factory in Italy ‘I remember I had to lie to get the job,’ says Ernesto Colnago in his office in Cambiago, Italy. Short, slightly stooped but still spry at the age of 86, the great framebuilder is nearly lost behind his vast mahogany desk and a litany of awards, photographs and memorabilia that covers almost every wall and surface. Bicycles are very much where his heart is and seemingly always have been. He cheerfully regales us with the tale of forging papers to secure his first job as a welder’s assistant in the Gloria bicycle factory when he was just 13 years old. The young apprentice progressed quickly, and by the time he turned 20 in 1952, he had set himself up as a subcontractor, building bicycles for other companies in Cambiago, just ...
Classic bikes: Colnago
James Spender 28 Jun 2018 Ernesto Colnago talks Cyclist through some of his favourites creations at his factory in Italy ‘I remember I had to lie to get the job,’ says Ernesto Colnago in his office in Cambiago, Italy. Short, slightly stooped but still spry at the age of 86, the great framebuilder is nearly lost behind his vast mahogany desk and a litany of awards, photographs and memorabilia that covers almost every wall and surface. Bicycles are very much where his heart is and seemingly always have been. He cheerfully regales us with the tale of forging papers to secure his first job as a welder’s assistant in the Gloria bicycle factory when he was just 13 years old. The young apprentice progressed quickly, and by the time he turned 20 in 1952, he had set himself up as a subcontractor, building bicycles for other companies in Cambiago, just ...
Shimano Dura-Ace 9170 C40-TL tubeless road disc wheelset review
When road disc bikes were first unveiled, Shimano was reasonably quick to bring suitable brakes and wheels to market, but none could be counted as high-end products. That all changed when Shimano unveiled the new Dura-Ace 9100 series for 2017 that included its vision for a high-end disc brake groupset. The new ensemble of Dura-Ace … The post Shimano Dura-Ace 9170 C40-TL tubeless road disc wheelset review appeared first on CyclingTips .
From the ground up: How to pick the parts for a custom road bike build
There comes a time in the life of every cyclist when they have enough experience to form strong opinions on the parts they use. At this point, they are ready to consider a custom bike where every part is handpicked to satisfy their needs and desires. It can be a daunting proposition, but all of … The post From the ground up: How to pick the parts for a custom road bike build appeared first on CyclingTips .
Shimano XTR M9100 MTB groupsets announced: 12-speed and a new freehub standard
XTR has occupied the top tier in Shimano’s mountain bike range since the first generation decimated the CNC-machined aftermarket world in 1991. Shimano has now announced the new XTR M9100 and M9120 versions, both of which not only incorporate a 12-speed cassette and proprietary freehub standard, but provide some clues on where Shimano will be … The post Shimano XTR M9100 MTB groupsets announced: 12-speed and a new freehub standard appeared first on CyclingTips .
Btwin Ultra 920 review
Marc Abbott Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:08 A punchy all-rounder that makes the most of your pedalling input whether powering along on the flat or attacking a climb 4.6 / 5 £1,999 Enhanced by feedback from the French Btwin-sponsored development squad, the Ultra 920 is unashamedly pitched at the racer in all of us. Perhaps not what you’d expect from the in-house brand of sports superstore Decathlon. Beyond the bike’s racing credentials, it also sports a stunning paintjob – we’re suckers for a flash of pink… Frame B’twin claims its Ultra Evo Dynamic carbon-fibre frame is ‘the most advanced frame for tackling mountain climbs and winning the most demanding classic races’, and that it was ‘specially designed for the most climbers and sprinters’. Their U19 team ride this frame at races such as Liège-Bastogne-Liège, so this rings true. The frameset features an oversized, square-profile down tube and chunky head ...
2018 Sea Otter Classic tech gallery, part four
The Sea Otter Classic has always been a predominantly American event. It’s based in California, it perennially showcases the open-mindedness to new trends that have long characterized American riders, and most of the brands displaying in the expo have typically called the United States its home base. The parking area is lined with big pickup … The post 2018 Sea Otter Classic tech gallery, part four appeared first on CyclingTips .
Movement 12 explained – The perfect number by Campagnolo
Why did Campagnolo develop their latest 12-speed road bike groupset? It may have been more than simple one-upmanship. Let Campy’s own engineering and development team explain why the perfect number behind movement is undoubtably 12. Campagnolo Movement 12 – The Meaning of 12 As much as Campagnolo can be a traditional company, steeped in history, […] The post Movement 12 explained – The perfect number by Campagnolo appeared first on Bikerumor .
8spd: Bike gear from yesteryear
In the same week that Campagnolo officially released its first 12-speed groupset (oh, and we've had a go on it too ), we've turned back the clock and dropped back down to 8 cogs in order to celebrate bikes and bits from years gone by, and it's all been done as a retro nod to the return of the UK's biggest mountain bike festival — the Malverns Classic . After almost two decades out of the game, 2018 will see riders return to the iconic venue that is Eastnor Deer Park in Malvern, Herefordshire for what is tipped to be an event like no other. Taking place on 15–17 June, the Malverns Classic is a family-friendly weekend for those who love mountain bikes. The weekend will be packed with exciting races, three full days of bike demos and live music and DJs to recapture the party atmosphere the Malverns was ...
Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed hydraulic brakes first ride review
The De Rosa Protos was my test vehicle for Campagnolo's new Super Record 12-speed hydraulic disc brakes, and although the Protos is not a bike I’ve previously ridden, the disc brakes were a reassuring continuation from 2017’s release. Campagnolo Record 12-Speed road groupset first ride review Campagnolo 12-Speed Record and Super Record groupsets launch Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed hydraulic highlights Brake lever adjusts for long or short disc brake bite points Reach adjustable brake and shift levers Hollow carbon fibre crankset CULT ceramic bearings Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed hydraulic ride impressions Hydraulic brakes mean taller levers than the mechanical version, but the 8mm extra height is hardly noticeable and certainly not in functional terms. In some ways, it makes for a better grip when holding the hoods and riding with your arms horizontal. Otherwise, the controls sit in the same place and feel identical — the upshift paddle is solid ...
Albion Cycling SS18 on the Emporium
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Ride the 'revolutionary' Canyon Grail with double handlebar at the Cyclist Track Days
Joe Robinson 11 Apr 2018 The Canyon bike with 'those' handlebars will be on offer for you to ride at the Cyclist Track Day events: buy your tickets now The Canyon Grail certainly caught your attention last month, dear reader. Until the release of Campagnolo 12-speed earlier this week, it was the most viewed gallery in the history of the Cyclist website. While the gravel scene is undoubtedly going through the roof, you weren't reading about this bike because Canyon had finally released a gravel-specific bike. No, you were all busy trying to work out the revolutionary handlebar set-up mounted to the bike, the Hover Bar. With its double decker approach, the German direct-to-market giant has attempted to reinvent the handlebar in an effort to combine the needs of those who love riding the road and the off-road. The jury is still out, and will remain to be for quite ...
Campagnolo rolls out new Bora wheels and MyCampy 2.0 app
This article originally appeared on BikeRadar In conjunction with its 12-speed launch, Campagnolo is also rolling out new Bora wheels and an updated version of its app, MyCampy 2.0. The Bora wheel has evolved a number of times over the years. The latest models are the Bora 60 WTO and Bora 77 WTO, with the abbreviation standing for Wind Tunnel Optimized. As with almost all new wheels the aim was to improve efficiency by reducing drag. The new Boras are the result of Campy's largest ever aero project, which included CFD and FEM analysis, aero paper research and testing in the real world and wind tunnel. Lab testing replicated six months' of use in two and a half weeks, and included use in salty, sandy and extremely hot conditions, plus cobble stones and so on. MyCampy 2.0 You can read more at Cyclingnews.com
Hands on: Campagnolo Super Record, Record 12-speed road drivetrain in depth
This morning Campagnolo unveiled the first production ready 12-speed road bike drivetrain, built on a wide-range, tightly-spaced cassette fitting in existing 11-speed spacing. But there are more updates to the two top-level Super Record & Record gruppos from all new derailleurs to cranksets, even series branded disc brakes. And we have all the tech details. […] The post Hands on: Campagnolo Super Record, Record 12-speed road drivetrain in depth appeared first on Bikerumor .