BMC recalls 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc models

Supported by BMC has identified a potential safety issue with the forks used on 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc bikes. The Swiss company is urging owners of the bikes to stop riding them and have a BMC dealer perform a “safety check”. Related to the potential failure of the fork steerer, the recall affects some 20 … The post BMC recalls 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc models appeared first on CyclingTips .

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BMC issues recall for 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc bikes

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc detail

Model years 2018 and 2019 affected

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BMC issues voluntary recall of Teammachine disc bikes

BMC issues voluntary recall of Teammachine disc bikes

Joe Robinson 14 Nov 2019 Safety problems with the fork have forced BMC into this recall of bikes BMC has issued a voluntary recall of its Teammachine SLR01 disc bikes due to fork issues. The brand issued the recall on Thursday afternoon in order to undergo safety checks stating it would affect 'bikes from the Model Years 2018 and 2019' adding that the first bikes of this kind went on sale in June 2017. BMC stated it had 'identified a technical problem with the fork that could result in a cracked or broken steerer tube, leading to potential crashes and injuries.' While the recall is only voluntary, it continued by stating: 'To safeguard the user and uphold the brand’s own strict quality standards, BMC Switzerland requests that these bikes are no longer ridden and are brought to a BMC retailer for a safety check.' BMC asks its customers to take ...

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How psychologist David Spindler helped Rohan Dennis win his second world title

Dr David Spindler is an Andorra-based sports psychologist who works almost exclusively with professional cyclists. In the first part in this two-part series, Spindler spoke about what it’s like to work with elite athletes, what makes pro cyclists stand out, and what he enjoys most about his role. In this second and final part, he … The post How psychologist David Spindler helped Rohan Dennis win his second world title appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Fabian Cancellara on life in retirement: 'I’m busier now than when I raced'

Joe Robinson 1 Nov 2019 The seven-time Monument winner on why he doesn't miss racing and how life has become busier off the bike Fabian Cancellara is now three years into retirement. Hanging up his wheels having won gold in the individual time trial at the Rio Olympics, the Swiss brought to a close one of the most dominant careers this century. Four time trial World Championships, three-time Tour of Flanders winner, three-time Paris-Roubaix victor, a Milan-San Remo and two Olympic gold medals, too. With a palmares like that, you could probably get away with not having to work another day in your life after retirement. But for the 38-year-old, his life after bike racing seems to just be getting started. If he is not running his Chasing Cancellara sportive series, he is helping brands like Suplest, BMC and Gore develop products. Cyclist caught up with Cancellara at Sigma Sports ...

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Exept Allroad long-term review: Custom Italian modular monocoque

I’ve always had an appreciation for alloy or steel frames. Recently I’ve even come around on the merits of titanium after getting to play with a hand-built Caminarde gravel bike. Borrowing a Specialized Allez built with Shimano’s mid-range 105 groupset got me more excited than many of the superbikes I’ve played on in recent times. … The post Exept Allroad long-term review: Custom Italian modular monocoque appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Adam Blythe retires from professional cycling

Adam Blythe

Joe Robinson 31 Oct 2019 The 30-year-old hangs up his wheels to focus on other areas in pro cycling Adam Blythe has announced his retirement from professional cycling citing the mounting sacrifices needed to compete at the top level. The 30-year-old took to his Instagram page to make the announcement on Thursday morning. 'It's time for me to hang up my wheels as a professional bike racer,' Blythe wrote on his Instagram. 'I have seen the sport change a lot over the past decade, with the sacrifices getting greater and greater for a pro to keep competing at the top level. 'With this in mind, the time is now right for me to step away from racing, spend more time with my beautiful Mrs and three beautiful children while focusing on what else I can do in the sport.' View this post on Instagram Its time for me to hang ...

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Adam Blythe parts ways with Lotto-Soudal

Adam Blythe parts ways with Lotto-Soudal

Joe Robinson 17 Oct 2019 British rider yet to confirm future after team confirms departure on social media Adam Blythe will part ways with Lotto-Soudal at the end of the 2019 season with his future yet to be confirmed. The British rider will end his stint with the Belgian WorldTour team after only one year. The team confirmed Blythe would be departing on their Twitter page, while Blythe is yet to comment on his future. Thank you Adam Blythe! :hugging_face: Some recollections of the past season in @Lotto_Soudal colours. Wishing you all the best for what comes next! pic.twitter.com/Y5TnvVLCln — Lotto Soudal (@Lotto_Soudal) October 17, 2019 The 30-year-old had made the jump back up to cycling's top tier having spent two seasons with the now-defunct Aqua Blue Sport team. Blythe was lucky to have earned a move to Lotto-Soudal with many of his Aqua Blue teammates struggling to find contracts ...

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Taylor Phinney retires from professional cycling

Taylor Phinney retires from professional cycling

Joe Robinson 17 Oct 2019 The 29-year-old hangs up his wheels to focus on life away from cycling. Photo: Chris Blott Taylor Phinney will end his career at the Japan Cup this weekend as he announced his retirement from professional cycling. The American will bring a premature end to his career at the age of 29 concluding a career defined by raw talent, distinct individualism and grave ill-fortune. In a press release from his Education First team, Phinney said: 'This decision has been something that I've been back and forth struggling with for a long time, and by a long time I mean a couple of years, and ultimately, I feel like my body sort of made this choice for me. 'I've now been injured longer than I've not been injured as a professional athlete. And I felt that it was a good time to click out and trade in ...

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16 of 2020’s hottest disc brake-equipped race bikes

14 of 2018 & 2019’s hottest disc brake-equipped race bikes Sept 2018

Starring Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Bianchi, Scott, Pinarello, Merida, BMC and more

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Il Lombardia: All you need to know including TV guide, favourites and route

Joe Robinson 10 Oct 2019 A complete guide to everything you need to know about Il Lombardia, taking place on Saturday 12th October Il Lombardia is the last big race of the season and one to savour. The final of the five Monuments of road cycling, 'the race of the falling leaves' takes place in early autumn across the picturesque landscape of Lombardy in northern Italy. Like all Italian Classics, the race takes place on a Saturday (12th October) as opposed to the usual slot of a Sunday. At 263km, it's a gruelling day in the saddle, covering six categorised climbs including the dreaded Colma di Surmano as the course takes the peloton from Bergamo to Como. Usually a race reserved for punchy climbers, recent winners have included Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott). While defending champion Pinot will be absent, a stacked start list will ...

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The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships

What a week in professional cycling. The UCI’s Road World Championships is an annual end-of-season gathering of national federations, sponsors, rider agents, and stakeholders that often delivers not only new world champions but also a flurry of announcements and controversies. The Yorkshire world championships was no exception. The eight-day event began with a new discipline, … The post The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Bahrain-Merida terminates contract with Rohan Dennis

Bahrain-Merida terminates contract with Rohan Dennis

Joe Robinson 30 Sep 2019 Austrlian parts way with team following season of sponsor controversy Bahrain-Merida have terminated their contract with elite men's time trial World Championships Rohan Dennis with immediate effect. In a short press release, the team confirmed the two-deal had been brought to an end and that the decision had been made prior to last week's World Championships in Yorkshire . 'The team terminated its contract with Mr Dennis on 13th September 2019. This termination has not previously been made public to allow Mr Dennis an undisturbed preparation for the UCI 2019 Road World Championships,' read the statment. 'Mr Dennis has referred the termination to the UCI Arbitral Board. Against this background, no further comment will be made at this time.' The dispute between the two parties began during the Tour de France when Dennis abandoned the race on Stage 12 without a publicly stated reason. It ...

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Bahrain-Merida terminate contract with Rohan Dennis

Bahrain-Merida terminate contract with Rohan Dennis

Joe Robinson 30 Sep 2019 Australian parts ways with team following season of sponsor controversy Bahrain-Merida have terminated their contract with elite men's time trial World Championships Rohan Dennis with immediate effect. In a short press release, the team confirmed the two-deal had been brought to an end and that the decision had been made prior to last week's World Championships in Yorkshire . 'The team terminated its contract with Mr Dennis on 13th September 2019. This termination has not previously been made public to allow Mr Dennis an undisturbed preparation for the UCI 2019 Road World Championships,' read the statment. 'Mr Dennis has referred the termination to the UCI Arbitral Board. Against this background, no further comment will be made at this time.' The dispute between the two parties began during the Tour de France when Dennis abandoned the race on Stage 12 without a publicly stated reason. It ...

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Bahrain-Merida terminates Rohan Dennis’s contract

Supported by Bahrain-Merida has terminated the contract of world time trial champion Rohan Dennis. The team announced on Sunday that it had cut ties with Dennis just over two weeks ago on September 13, waiting to make the news public “to allow Mr Dennis an undisturbed preparation for the UCI 2019 Road World Championships.” Dennis secured his … The post Bahrain-Merida terminates Rohan Dennis’s contract appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Dennis calls World Championships time trial defence 'biggest win' of career

Dennis calls World Championships time trial defence 'biggest win' of career

Joe Robinson 25 Sep 2019 Australian dominates field to defend title after difficult season off of the bike Rohan Dennis labelled his time trial World Championships defence as the ' biggest win of my career' after a difficult season on and off the bike. The Australian beat 19-year-old Remco Evenepoel by 1 minute 9 seconds across the 54km course in Harrogate in his first competitive race since mysteriously abandoning the Tour de France in July. It was rumoured Dennis fell into dispute with his Bahrain-Merida team over the use of their bikes and kit, which forced the Australian to leave the Tour. Dennis only returned to racing today riding an unmarked BMC bike and Kask helmet. Crossing the line, Dennis celebrated by pointing towards his head, something he later explained was in reference to the mental battle he has faced since abandoning the Tour early this season. ' This is ...

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Rohan Dennis untouchable in individual time trial win at the World Championships

Rohan Dennis untouchable in individual time trial win at the World Championships

Joseph Delves 25 Sep 2019 Despite Primoz Roglic ruining his finish line photo, Rohan Dennis was still able to celebrate an emphatic win Rohan Dennis won the men’s elite time trial at the 2019 World Championships in Yorkshire in dominant fashion. The Australian rider beat youngsters Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) and Filippo Ganna (Italiy) on a largely rain-free afternoon. Covering a lengthy 54 kilometres from Northallerton to Harrogate, Dennis got around in 1:05:05, one minute and nine seconds ahead of his nearest rival. Thankfully the terrible weather that had beset previous events was mostly absent. Setting off last, Dennis never looked in trouble, having been up at every split around the course. Riding a blacked-out BMC bike after falling out with his current Bahrain–Merida team, the result represents an emphatic return to form and a second consecutive title for the 29-year-old racer. With Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin all ...

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Preview: Can Rohan Dennis win his second time trial world title?

Rohan Dennis goes into Wednesday’s World Championships time trial as the defending champ and, realistically, the rider to beat. But it’s been far from a smooth run-in for the enigmatic Australian, who left the Tour de France in mysterious circumstances and hasn’t raced since. In the past two seasons Dennis has raced the Vuelta in … The post Preview: Can Rohan Dennis win his second time trial world title? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Who are the bookies backing for the World Championships men's race?

Joe Robinson 23 Sep 2019 A guide to the favourites for the men’s elite road race in Harrogate on Sunday 29th September The UCI World Championships is already underway in Harrogate, Yorkshire and the final event is the elite men’s road race on Sunday 29th September. At 285km, it will be the longest World Championships road race in recent history, almost matching the mammoth 298km tackled at Milan-San Remo , just with a mighty 3,645m of elevation. After a long 180km lap of the Yorkshire Dales - which includes ascents of Kidstones Pass, Buttertubs and Grinton Moor - the men will enter Harrogate for seven laps of a 14km finishing circuit. It’s technical, negotiating plenty of narrow roads, tight corners and a few rude gradients in a loop that will sap the energy reserves of every rider. Particularly watch out for the tight bridge on Penny Pot Lane followed by ...

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Mixed Team Time Trial Relay: A guide to the World Championships's newest event

Joe Robinson 19 Sep 2019 A complete guide to the World Championships' newest event: the Mixed Team Time Trial Relay This weekend sees the best road cyclists on the planet descend onto Harrogate, Yorkshire for the beginning of the UCI World Championships . Across nine days, 15 individual events will crown a host of World Champions who will be able to dress resplendent in rainbow for the next 12 months. Among those races is the introduction of a brand new event: the Team Time Trial Mixed Relay. Replacing the outgoing and utterly boring Team Time Trial event - which was ridden as trade teams, it is a brand new format that gets elite women and men racing together, going all out to bring home team gold for their respective nation. Below is a full guide to this new event and what we should expect. What is the Team Time Trial ...

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