Sram Launches Third-Tier Rival Axs Electronic Groupset | Wireless For The Masses?

SRAM Rival eTap AXS groupset

New third-tier wireless drivetrain is SRAM’s most affordable electronic road groupset

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Bmc Teammachine Slr1 Four Review

Joe Robinson Friday, March 26, 2021 - 12:29 The Teammachine SLR1 Four is a bike that's almost too good to be true 4.5 / 5 £6,500 The BMC Teammachine is an exceptional bike. Since its launch in 2011, there have been four iterations, all of which have been tested by a member of the Cyclist team, and all of which have been adorned with the highest praise. The first version of the bike, launched in 2011 and guided to Tour de France glory by Cadel Evans the same year, drew a line in the sand for how modern race bikes would perform going forward. It was light, stiff, it had dropped seatstays. Later versions pushed boundaries too, with the 2017 Teammachine being the first WorldTour bike to embrace disc brakes, remain aggressive and weigh in at that magical 6.8kg mark. And most recently, the Cyclis t team even declared the ...

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Bmc Roadmachine 01 Three Review

Paul Norman Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 14:14 An impressively compliant longer-distance ride enhanced by a quality spec 4.5 / 5 £6,900 The endurance-focussed BMC Roadmachine comes in three flavours and a range of build options. The Roadmachine 01 gets BMC’s higher spec carbon and an integrated cockpit, whereas the standard Roadmachine comes with a less pricy frameset and non-integrated cabling to the bars and stem. Finally, there’s the Roadmachine X with an alloy frame, big tyres and a single ring groupset, designed to take you to those places less trodden off-road. Image 2 of 10 Image 2 of 10 The breadth of frameset and spec options allows BMC to offer the Roadmachine at prices from £10,000 all the way down to £1,900, with the Roadmachine 01 Three tested coming towards the top end of that range. The Roadmachine offers the wide clearances you’d expect in a modern endurance-focussed road ...

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Dirt Protection From Mudhugger, The Meltdown Mtb Yearbook By Misspent Summers, A Multi-Tool From Topeak And Lezyne’S Matrix Bottle Cage

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Plus a pair of eco-friendly FiveTen shoes and this week's hot stories on BikeRadar

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Opinion: Why Progress Is So Slow For Road Bike Tech

Four reasons why an older road bike remains relevant today. The post Opinion: Why progress is so slow for road bike tech appeared first on CyclingTips .

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2021 Team Bikes Of The Men’S Worldtour

We take a look at all the bikes and equipment teams will use in the 2021 UCI men's World Tour. The post 2021 Team bikes of the men’s WorldTour appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Patent Suggests Next-Gen Specialized Roubaix Could Go Full Suspension

Specialized road bike suspension patent

Hidden rear shock could be the future of one of our favourite endurance road bikes

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Torgny Fjeldskaar Has Designed Some Of The Most Iconic Bikes Of The Past Two Decades

Concept illustrations for road bikes by Torgny Fjeldskaar

The role of the industrial designer is often overlooked, so we spoke to one of the best in the business for an inside glimpse into how to style a bike

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A Beginner’S Guide To Choosing A Road Bike

Looking to get a new road bike in 2021? Start here. The post A beginner’s guide to choosing a road bike appeared first on CyclingTips .

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2021 Worldtour Team Bikes And Equipment | Who’S Riding What?

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BikeRadar's guide to all the shiny new bikes and flashy kit in the men's WorldTour this season

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Men's Worldtour Team Bikes 2021: A Breakdown

Joe Robinson 27 Jan 2021 A breakdown of the bikes being used in the men's WorldTour for the 2021 season With less than one month until Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – fingers crossed – and professional bike racing just days away from resuming, it is about time we reminded ourselves of the bikes set to be used during the 2021 season. The annual merry-go-round of bike sponsorship was in full swing over the winter months. Jumbo-Visma swapped Bianchi bikes for Cervelo with Team BikeExchange (formerly Mitchelton-Scott) exchanging bikes with a swap to Bianchi from Scott. Then to complete the perfect circle, Scott bikes were picked up by Team DSM (formerly Team Sunweb) after parting ways with Cervelo. One word: synergy. For the first time since the mid-1990s, Giant will be absent from cycling's highest echelons while BMC joins Specialized as the only manufacturer with two teams in the men's WorldTour. Below ...

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From Triathlete To Time Trial Age Group National Champion

When Egert Purre decided to race the 2020 Estonian Time Trial National Championship he didn't think he had a shot at winning. At best he hoped to earn third in his age group, and ideally he’d finish in the top five. His performance on race day told a different story though. Egert left everything he had out on the course and ended up finishing with the fastest time in his age group.

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Bikes Of The Bunch: Ritte ‘Player One’ Ace

Our latest Bikes of the Bunch comes from VeloClub member Kasper Voogt. Here Voogt shares his passion for the relatively young bike company Ritte, and takes us down the creative rabbit hole he followed to arrive at his one-off bike. Grab a beverage and enjoy the journey. About five years ago I found an interest … The post Bikes of the Bunch: Ritte ‘Player One’ Ace appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: Your Guide To The 2020 Tour De France Contenders, Sprinters And More

Well, it’s starting two months later than normal, and there’s a good argument to say it shouldn’t be happening at all, but here we are, just a few days out from the 2020 Tour de France. We’ve already given you a stage-by-stage breakdown of this year’s route; now it’s time to bring you up to … The post Preview: Your guide to the 2020 Tour de France contenders, sprinters and more appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Flanders Winner Bettiol Signs On For Another Year With Ef

Supported by Alberto Bettiol, the reigning Tour of Flanders champion, will stick with EF for another season. The team announced on Wednesday that the 26-year-old Italian, who rode to a fourth-place finish after an aggressive finale at Strade Bianche over the weekend, has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the American WorldTour team through … The post Flanders winner Bettiol signs on for another year with EF appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Chapter2 Ao Gravel Frameset Review: Sporty, Comfy And Adventure-Y

Chapter2 AO gravel bike

New Zealand-based Chapter2 is a company still in its relative infancy and best known for its performance carbon road bikes, such as the Tere and Rere. The brand’s creator, Michael Pryde, might be a familiar name — he is the son of Neil Pryde, whose name adorned a series of high-performance carbon bikes. Hence the … The post Chapter2 AO gravel frameset review: Sporty, comfy and adventure-y appeared first on CyclingTips .

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2021 Marin Headlands 2 Gravel Bike Review: Upright Meets Fun

2020 Marin Headlands 2 gravel bike

Marin County, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, is widely considered the birthplace of the modern mountain bike. Here, the likes of Joe Breeze, Charlie Kelly, Gary Fisher and John Frey rode and raced their clunkers down the rocky forest access roads. They broke them, refined them, and eventually created a market … The post 2021 Marin Headlands 2 gravel bike review: Upright meets fun appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Our Favourite Bikes From The 2020 Gravel Bike Field Test

Viathon G.1 GRX gravel bike

It’s taken us a few months to get here, but the inaugural 2020 CyclingTips gravel bike field test is now over. The test itself took place over a long and intense 10 days, filled with far more fun and drop-dead-gorgeous scenery than there was sleep. We learned plenty from the experience: what we love about … The post Our favourite bikes from the 2020 Gravel Bike Field Test appeared first on CyclingTips .

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From A Medical Degree To Winning Races: One Doctor’S Late Ascent Into Cycling

Dottore Erica Magnaldi. If you look up her results you see some impressive numbers: a stage win plus top-10 places in the overall classification at the Tour de l’Ardèche, a 10th place in the general classification in the Giro Rosa, fourth in the Amgen Tour of California, fifth in the Tour of Yorkshire, a 10th … The post From a medical degree to winning races: one doctor’s late ascent into cycling appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Gravel Bike Vs Mountain Bike: Are You Just Better Off With A Hardtail Mtb?

So often we joke that gravel bikes are just old mountain bikes from a time that’s now in the rearview mirror. And really, a look at the latest geometry, tyre widths and technology to hit the gravel riding world don’t help to make that joke any less true. So if gravel bikes are effectively where … The post Gravel bike vs mountain bike: Are you just better off with a hardtail MTB? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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