Shimano GRX: World’s first dedicated gravel groupsets
The new group offers three tiers, lower gears, better braking from the hoods, clutched rear derailleurs, and mechanical or Di2 versions The post Shimano GRX: World’s first dedicated gravel groupsets appeared first on CyclingTips .
Photo gallery: 2019 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia – The rebels and the new guard
The Handmade Bicycle Show Australia isn’t just an expo for established builders, it also serves as a soapbox for up-and-coming makers. In this final gallery, we take a look at the apprentices, rebels, and keepers of the craft. Some are picking up the torch, and helping to ensure classic handmade bikes don’t disappear anytime soon … The post Photo gallery: 2019 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia – The rebels and the new guard appeared first on CyclingTips .
Sarto Lampo Plus frameset review
Sarto is an Italian frame manufacturer with a massive 60 years of experience, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the company started putting its own name on its frames. This was well after Sarto had made the transition from working with steel to carbon composites, however the company has retained its traditional approach to the … The post Sarto Lampo Plus frameset review appeared first on CyclingTips .
Amstel amazes, defending champs triumph on the Mur: Weekly News Digest
Supported by It’s okay to admit it – sometimes you’re just too busy to stay up to date on every bit of news from the world of cycling. Need a recap of the week’s biggest happenings? No problem. The final Daily News Digest of the week will be a Weekly News Digest, with highlights from the headlines … The post Amstel amazes, defending champs triumph on the Mur: Weekly News Digest appeared first on CyclingTips .
New Campagnolo Chorus 12-speed groupset embraces modernity
Supported by Campagnolo has just announced a redesign of its popular Chorus groupset, which, as expected, incorporates most of the functional advancements of its more premium Record and Super Record stablemates – including a move to a 12-speed cassette. However, it also includes a new wider-range 11-34T cassette size, plus a 48/32T chainring option that isn’t available … The post New Campagnolo Chorus 12-speed groupset embraces modernity appeared first on CyclingTips .
Campagnolo launches Chorus 12-speed
Campagnolo has launched a new 12-speed Chorus groupset, which sits below the more superior Record and Super Record groupsets but features plenty of trickle-down tech from its bigger siblings. Campagnolo was the first of the big three groupset manufacturers – Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM – to launch a 12-speed groupset last year, updating the groupsets earlier this year with an electronic version of the Super Record groupset. The new Chorus groupset features similar ergonomics, mechanicals and aesthetics as the more expensive versions of the groupsets but uses different materials to attain a lower price point for consumers. Campagnolo says that aside from a new aluminium brake lever – instead of the carbon Record and Super Record levers – the new Campagnolo Chorus Ergopower levers are nearly identical to the higher-tier components. The brake lever reach is adjustable via a small hex bolt to enable a comfortable fit for multiple hand ...
Video: Do you need 12-speed?
A look at the pros and cons with Campagnolo's Record 12-speed groupset
Campagnolo Chorus 12 speed groupset launched, with lower price points and smaller chainring and cassette options
Campag are trying to bring 12 speed to the masses by trickling it down to Chorus level, and they now appear to have embraced gravel and adventure riding with a 48/32 chainset and 11-34t cassette option
Campagnolo launches new Chorus 12-speed groupset
Rim and disc brake options, plus gravel-friendly gearing
Campagnolo launches 12-speed Chorus groupset
Pete Muir Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:10 The Italian brand’s third tier groupset gets an update and extra sprocket Campagnolo has unveiled a Chorus version of its new 12-speed groupset. Chorus is the third tier in Campagnolo’s line-up, and the new groupset aims to offer virtually all the same functionality as its forebears, but at just a bit more weight and for a chunk less money. As such, the new arrival means that Campagnolo now has eight versions of its 12-speed groupset: Super Record mechanical in rim and disc brake variants, Super Record EPS in rim and disc, Record mechanical in rim and disc, and now Chorus mechanical in rim and disc. The main differences between Chorus and its more expensive Record and Super Record siblings are in the materials used. Where Super Record is dripping with carbon and titanium throughout, Chorus relies on more alloy components to keep ...
Industry predictions: What will WorldTour tech look like five years from now?
Predictions are notoriously tricky to get right, as evident by my last attempt. However, when it comes to the WorldTour, with its often old-school mentality, we know that trends or even emerging technologies we see today are likely to become commonplace in pro racing in years to come. Inspired by predictions from the likes of … The post Industry predictions: What will WorldTour tech look like five years from now? appeared first on CyclingTips .
SRAM Force eTap wireless electronic groupset arrives at last
Almost since the release of Red eTap in 2015, fans of SRAM’s innovative wireless electronic road groupset have been clamoring for a less-expensive Force edition. That day has finally come. As we expected, Force eTap AXS is virtually identical to Red eTap AXS in terms of function, with the same 12-speed gearing format, downsized chainrings, … The post SRAM Force eTap wireless electronic groupset arrives at last appeared first on CyclingTips .
Sram launches Force eTap AXS 12-speed
Stu Bowers Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 13:59 Sram now offers its latest wireless eTap AXS 12-speed shifting at the Force level. £2,274 It seems like only a matter of a few weeks ago we were bringing you news of Sram launching its all-new flagship Red eTap AXS 12-speed wireless shifting groupset. Sram had, at that time, alluded to the possibility that a Force level version of eTap AXS might also be the pipeline, and now here it is. And the good news, by the time you read this it will already be available to buy. The key message is it’s bringing its very latest, cutting edge, eTap AXS wireless, 12-speed shifting technology down to a considerably more attainable price point. At the premium Red level, the cost for this eTap AXS kit is indeed pretty steep, at £3,349 for a 2x hydraulic disc brake set-up, but Force knocks over ...
Photo gallery: The best of the 2019 Taipei Cycle Show, final day
The final day of the Taipei Cycle Show saw me wandering the distant corners of the final hall, and then returning to the first hall for a final look for things I may have missed. As it turns out, I unintentionally saved some of the best stuff for last, including a new, incredibly well-priced and … The post Photo gallery: The best of the 2019 Taipei Cycle Show, final day appeared first on CyclingTips .
Photo gallery: The best of the 2019 Taipei Cycle Show, day three
I spent my third day of the Taipei Cycle Show in the second exhibition area, strolling the parts and accessory hall – which is somewhat confusing given I spent the first two days also perusing parts and accessories. I digress. The gates are open to consumers on the third day, and the booths are busier … The post Photo gallery: The best of the 2019 Taipei Cycle Show, day three appeared first on CyclingTips .
XSHIFTER brings wireless shifting to any road bike
We reported on the original XSHIFTER system back in 2016, when it was funded by Kickstarter, but in the intervening years it has blossomed into a standalone business. The idea behind the system was to combat the complexities of modern mechanical (rear mech) cable routing with wireless shifting, but without the added expense of buying a whole new groupset. The system works by replacing the shifters on your current bike with a simple electronic ‘pod’ on the bars — both mountain bike (flat bar) and drop-bar versions are available — and adding a chainstay-mounted motor unit that emulates the mechanical cable pull (well, it pulls a small length of cable) to provide slick, quick shifts. The system is paired with a companion app so you can tweak shift speed, button operation and set up the pairing. XSHIFTER tells us you can tune the system to work with any current mechanical ...
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 ...
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 .
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. ...
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 .