11spd: this week's best new bikes and gear

11spd: this week's best new bikes and gear

What a week it’s been here at BikeRadar — we’ve had hot MTB news coming from all directions, with Santa Cruz releasing the all-new Megatower , Orange updating its Alpine 6 and Calibre launching the Sentry . It’s not all been dirty news though — on the road side of things, we saw a glut of new kit from Campagnolo, including its all-new Record EPS 12-speed groupset , which we first saw back in January at the Tour Down Under . We also saw the unthinkable happen, with Paul Components releasing a set of bar ends that are actually not bad looking . If you’re not quite full yet and need another spoonful of hot cycling gossip, read on to check out all of the latest road and MTB kit to land at BikeRadar HQ. Mountain bike groupsets: everything you need to know Road bike groupsets: everything you need to ...

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We will stick with skinny tyres, honest: The Bunch Ep.7

Supported by Hello people. We have a quick one for you this week — we here at CT have been a little busy. I happen to find myself in Girona, Spain, yet again. Two weeks ago it was for the Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed launch, this time it’s for a multi-brand event, all of which … The post We will stick with skinny tyres, honest: The Bunch Ep.7 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Campagnolo launches latest Bora WTO wheels

Pete Muir 15 Mar 2019 ‘Wind Tunnel Optimised’ wheels get a versatile 45mm version Campagnolo has welcomed the latest addition to its Bora wheel line-up: the WTO 45. The Bora wheel has been around for decades – indeed, Campagnolo claims it has won more races than any other wheel – but it was only in 2018 that the Italian company introduced the WTO version. WTO stands for ‘Wind-Tunnel Optimised’ and, as the name suggests, it is the most aerodynamically advanced of the Bora wheel options. These won’t be replacing the traditional Boras, so fans of the Bora One and Bora Ultra need not panic. When the first WTO wheels appeared in 2018, there were only two rim depths to choose from. The WTO 77 is a super-deep rimmed wheel that only comes as a front wheel, as it is designed to be paired with a disc wheel at the rear. ...

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Week in Tech: Enve/Vittoria dispute; Surly electric cargo; Campagnolo EPS 12-speed

Week in Tech: Enve/Vittoria dispute; Surly electric cargo; Campagnolo EPS 12-speed

Enve claims Vittoria tires are prone to failure on its rims, but Vittoria wants to know more. New Campagnolo EPS 12-speed, and more. Read the full article at Week in Tech: Enve/Vittoria dispute; Surly electric cargo; Campagnolo EPS 12-speed on VeloNews.com .

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Campagnolo launch Super Record EPS 12 Speed groupset

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12 months on from the launch of the world's first 12 speed road groupset, it's now officially available in an electronic version and will cost you over £4k in its disc brake guise...

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Campagnolo launches Super Record 12-speed EPS electronic groupset

Campagnolo has today announced an electronic version of the Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed groupset – in both rim and disc brake versions – is now available following the launch of the mechanical version last year. The iconic Italian brand has also announced a new wheelset to their Wind Tunnel Optimised Campagnolo Bora WTO range, claiming "a new era in terms of aerodynamic carbon wheels", which is available as a rim or disc-brake option. Cyclingnews first spotted electronic versions of the Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupsets at the WorldTour opener of the Tour Down Under in January. Movistar , Lotto Soudal and UAE Team Emirates have all been using the groupsets throughout the season so far. The new Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 wheels are focused on all-round racing and sit alongside the deeper-rim Bora WTO 60 and Bora WTO 77 wheels, which were launched alongside the mechanical 12-speed groupset last year. ...

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Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed: Details and first-ride review

It was hardly a secret that Campagnolo would upgrade its Super Record EPS electronic groupset to 12-speed; the company even told us that outright a few months ago, and sponsored riders have already been using it since the start of the season. But now it’s finally here, and we have all the details. Updated Ergopower … The post Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed: Details and first-ride review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Campagnolo launches 12-speed Super Record EPS

Pete Muir Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:48 Electronic shifting comes to the Italian brand’s top-tier groupset TBC In 2018 Campagnolo surprised the world by being the first of the big three groupset manufacturers to produce a 12-speed groupset for the road. Now in 2019, it has taken the next step by launching the electronic EPS version of Super Record. Super Record EPS will be available in both rim brake and disc brake formats and, for now, only the top-tier groupset is getting the electronic treatment, with next-level-down Record remaining as mechanical 12-speed only. As expected, the new EPS groupset maintains all the same features as the mechanical version of Super Record, combined with the electro-gizmology of the established 11-speed EPS set-up. That, however, doesn’t mean that the old electronic derailleurs and shifters have simply been bolted on to the new crankset and cassette. The move to 12-speed has required ...

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First ride: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Speed groupset

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We headed out to Girona to have a go on the electronic version of Campagnolo's 12 speed groupset, and it all looks pretty impressive so far...

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Cycling's worst-kept secret: Campagnolo's Super Record 12-speed EPS groupset launches

Cycling's worst-kept secret: Campagnolo's Super Record 12-speed EPS groupset launches

Less than a year after Campagnolo launched its Super Record 12-speed mechanical groupset, the inevitable EPS electronic version has landed. The groupset's arrival came as no surprise, having already been spotted on World Road Champion Alejandro Valverde’s bike in 2019’s early season races. All-new Campagnolo 12-speed EPS electronic groupset spotted Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed hydraulic brakes first ride review Improve ergonomics The new groupset shares a number of components with the mechanical version, but adds in EPS parts, which have been re-engineered for 12-speed, and some all-new or improved ones too. Externally similar, the Ergopower controls come in rim and hydraulic disc brake versions, and maintain the superb ergonomics of the mechanical system, but with, in my opinion, a superior thumb lever shape. Unlike the mechanical one, the downward sweep of the EPS inner lever requires little thumb or hand movement to operate from the hoods or drops, further accelerating ...

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Zeal Camerig 44 carbon clincher review

Zeal 44mm carbon aero clincher

The Camerig is a climb in the Netherlands that rises 145m over 3.6km with an average gradient of 4%. It is also the name that Zeal has chosen for its mid-profile (44mm) carbon wheelset. While the parallels between the two may not be immediately obvious, in the eyes of Zeal, their new wheels are as … The post Zeal Camerig 44 carbon clincher review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Rotor releases 1x13 hydraulic groupset

Rotor has finally released price, weights and futher specs for its 1x13 groupset

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . Rotor has today announced the full prices, specs, weights and availability for all four versions of its 1x13 13-speed hydraulic groupset. It has also opened up pre-orders for the groupset, with shipping expected to start in April this year. The highly modular groupset is adaptable for road, mountain, cyclocross and gravel riding, though only drop-bar compatible build kits have been announced so far. The mountain bike version is due to be released in the summer. As a reminder, please note that the groupset is simply called ‘1x13’ — no catchy names here! Rotor 1x13 groupset price Rotor’s all-new 1x13 hydraulic-actuated groupset is priced at €2,599 / £2,299 / $2,800 for the cheapest groupset rising to €4,499 / £3,999 / $4,900 for the top-end version. Rotor 1x13 ultimate performance groupset specs Rotor 1x13 groupset Rotor 2inPower crankset Rotor 13-speed carbon wheels €3,449 / £3,050 ...

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Masterclass: Lugs and lugged framebuilding with Llewellyn Custom Bicycles

Welcome to Masterclass, a series where we take you behind the scenes with renowned artisans to share the effort that goes into their craft. In some cases there will be tips and tricks to help you practise at home, other times we’ll simply provide an advanced understanding of how something is created. In this edition … The post Masterclass: Lugs and lugged framebuilding with Llewellyn Custom Bicycles appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Bikes of the Bunch: Bianchi Specialissima X-4

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, VeloClub member Richard Greaney tells us the story behind his Bianchi Specialissima X-4, which spent almost 10 years in his shed before he decided to tackle its resurrection. When it comes to rescuing a classic road bike, there are three schools of thought. The first is to … The post Bikes of the Bunch: Bianchi Specialissima X-4 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Richie Porte's Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc eTap — gallery

Richie Porte's Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc eTap — gallery

This article first appeared on Cyclingnews . Richie Porte ( Trek-Segafredo ) began his 2019 season with a new team, a new bike and an unreleased groupset. SRAM's new 12-speed RED eTap AXS groupset was still unreleased at the race — where the Tasmanian finished second on general classification and won the final stage — but was being used by the entire Trek-Segafredo and Katusha-Alpecin squads, as well as Trek-Segafredo and CCC Team in the Santos Women's Tour Down Under. SRAM 12-speed RED eTap AXS HRD review Trek-Segafredo announce SRAM partnership The new groupset opens up new gearing combinations as the extra cog allows for a 10-tooth option on the cassette, as well as a larger bottom gear. Porte opted for the 50/37 chainring option combined with a 10-28t cassette, a similar combination to traditional racing gearing of 53/39x11-25. Trek-Segafredo is one of a number of teams in the WorldTour ...

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SRAM 12-speed RED eTap AXS HRD review

SRAM 12-speed RED eTap AXS HRD review

SRAM's new wireless RED eTap AXS road groupset has 12 gears, approaches road gearing in a totally new way, is available in either 1x or 2x setups and features a clutch. It's set to cost £3,349 / $3,648 / €3,618 for the 2x HRD RED version we have tested over the last few months. In the world of bike tech ‘game-changing’ is a hyperbolic phrase that gets bandied left, right and centre. Small gains in aerodynamics here or weight loss from a bike’s chassis there are often breathlessly described as game-changing, when in fact they’re merely reasonable, expected gains brought about through refinement by clever sorts. Which means it could be a complete folly for us to describe SRAM’s new eTap AXS shifting system in such terms. Then again, might it just live up to the hype? SRAM competitor Campagnolo might well have got to 12-speed first, but with the ...

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Mechanical groupsets and Shimano 105 cranks – Vuelta a San Juan tech gallery

Mechanical groupsets and Shimano 105 cranks – Vuelta a San Juan tech gallery

This article first appeared on Cyclingnews . The Vuelta a San Juan has attracted some of the biggest teams in the peloton but also much smaller Continental and national teams from across South America, creating a contrast in ability and equipment. Many of the WorldTour teams have transitioned to disc brakes during the winter and have the best electronic groupsets from Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo. In contrast, the riders in the smaller teams are often on different bike brands and components, with some frames showing years of use. All-new Campagnolo 12-speed EPS electronic groupset spotted New lightweight Specialized climbing shoe spotted at the Tour Down Under Cyclingnews wandered through the team parking before stage 2 to look at some of the bikes and tech. Several of the Deceuninck-QuickStep riders, including neo-pro Remco Evenepoel, were sporting the new Specialized lightweight climbing shoe that was first spotted at the Tour Down Under ...

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Chain quick links: A guide to easy connection

The best 11 speed chain master links

Chain quick links, connecting links, missing links, master links – whatever you call them, they’re fast becoming the common way to join a chain. As one of the smallest components of a bike, quick links all but remove the risk of wrongdoing and open up possibilities of removing a chain for thorough cleaning, pedantic travel … The post Chain quick links: A guide to easy connection appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Gallery: Core Bike 2019 best bits

Joe Robinson 30 Jan 2019 Some of the best tech and kit from Core Bike 2019. Photos: Rob Milton Cyclist 's recent trip to Core Bike produced more than just the gallery of new bikes for us to feast our eyes upon. There was also a whole host of kit, components and accessories on show that we managed to capture too. For those who are unaware, Core Bike is one of the UK's biggest trade shows giving the opportunity to over 250 brands to showcase 1,000s of products to bike retailers and the cycling media alike. Chief among the products on show was a clear market drive towards riding off-road. It seems with every week a brand most known for its work in road cycling starts to dabble in the world of gravel and adventure. For example, Catlike which now produces a peaked helmet for those off-road rambles. It was ...

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Gallery: Our pick of bikes from Core Bike

Joe Robinson 29 Jan 2019 From a brand new Cinelli to an EF Cycling Cannondale SystemSix, check out this gallery of lovely bikes Core Bike took place this week. One of the UK's leading bike shows that brings together over 250 brands giving them a chance to show off the latest and greatest products to retailers and media alike. While a lot of the product is not strictly brand new, it will be the first opportunity that many get to see some stuff in the flesh making it no less exciting, so Cyclist went along to check it out and found some pretty nice bikes along the way. Top of the pile was the Colnago Master X-Light Adidas frameset, limited to 105 units, built with brand-new Campagnolo Super Record 12 speed , which we decided deserved its own article and gallery, which you can see hereere. We also noticed that ...

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