Giant Contend AR 1 2020 review: Fresh and affordable all-road

Giant Contend AR 1 2020 all-rounder road bike review

If the lines between road and gravel bikes were already blurry, then the way things are trending is likely to confuse you even further. All-road bikes are relatively new and aim to do everything a good endurance-style road bike does, albeit with a pinch of additional versatility. As the name suggests, they’re designed to handle … The post Giant Contend AR 1 2020 review: Fresh and affordable all-road appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Kona Special Interview – Nate Zarlengo – Ask a Cycling Coach 228

Nate Zarlengo is coming into Kona already having overcome a big obstacle. After so many hard hours training and preparing, hitting a car on his bike days before the race is the last thing he expected. Regardless, he is not going to let it slow him down. Tune in to hear Nate's experience and his feelings going into IRONMAN World Championships.

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Fast Talk podcast, ep. 85: Learning to trust the science with Dr. Jim Peterman

While many of us read about training science, a lot of us don’t know how to interpret it, or how to determine if it's useful or junk. On today's episode, we discuss how to read and interpret sports science with Dr. Jim Peterman and other guests. Read the full article at Fast Talk podcast, ep. 85: Learning to trust the science with Dr. Jim Peterman on VeloNews.com .

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Kona Special Interview – John Borton – Ask a Cycling Coach 227

John Borton is coming to Kona for the first time, but he has done his research and is ready to race. He plans to use his insights in aerodynamics, nutrition, and course knowledge to be as fast as ever. Tune in to hear exactly how John has prepared for IRONMAN World Championships.

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The future of indoor cycling

If there was one predominant theme from the recent Eurobike trade show, it was that indoor cycling is, well, in. Not only did segment giant Zwift have one of the biggest booths at the show, but many of the most significant product debuts from major hardware companies were also dedicated to riding inside, not outside. … The post The future of indoor cycling appeared first on CyclingTips .

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WTB’s saddle-fit system uses wrist measurement to determine saddle width

WTB Silverado saddle - size determined by wrist size

The saddle manufacturer says there are direct links between wrist and sit bone dimensions.

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Cycling Plus November is out now!

Cycling Plus November

In the latest issue five titanium bikes are put to the test, any of which could become your lifetime companion

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A signature saddle, bright night lights and tan wall tyres

First Look Friday

It's this week's First Look Friday…

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Public nominations open for new active travel media awards

Public nominations open for new active travel media awards

Jack Elton-Walters 11 Oct 2019 Westminster University's Active Travel Academy launches inaugural Media Awards The University of Westminster’s Active Travel Academy has launched a new set of awards to recognise the work of UK-based journalists, reporters and presenters in any form of media who are contributing to the public understanding of road safety and active travel - both cycling and walking. There's also an award for the worst reporting, for which Channel 5 is surely the frontrunner . The panel will be led by Director of the Active Travel Academy Dr Rachel Aldred, with assistance from journalist Laura Laker. Other panel members include academics Professor Guy Osborn and Dr Pieter Verdegem, Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael and Tanya Braun from Living Streets. ‘We are excited to be launching these Media Awards,' explained Dr Alred. 'Our distinguished panel of active travel experts and academics are looking for the very best work in ...

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The latest on AusCycling: An open letter from Cycling Australia

AusCycling is an ambitious initiative that seeks to unify cycling disciplines in Australia. The goal is to increase the sport’s commercial opportunities, reduce inefficiencies that exist in the current system, and to grow the sport at all levels. The project has been more than 18 months in the making and is now entering a crucial … The post The latest on AusCycling: An open letter from Cycling Australia appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Confirmed: Power output isn’t compromised in a super-low sprint position

Supported by Caleb Ewan’s sprint position has become something of a fascination in recent years. Here at CyclingTips we’ve written a handful of articles on the subject, largely because there’s been a bunch of research showing how effective the position is. In the past year, no fewer than three independent studies, from different researchers, using different methods, … The post Confirmed: Power output isn’t compromised in a super-low sprint position appeared first on CyclingTips .

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CyclingTips Weekly Quiz #31: Il Lombar-dia know the answers?

As the season winds down, a big month of Italian races also comes to an end with the final monument of the year, Il Lombardia. Have you been paying attention in the lead up? This week, thanks to The Sufferfest, one lucky reader will win a year’s subscription to The Sufferfest app and a customized … The post CyclingTips Weekly Quiz #31: Il Lombar-dia know the answers? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Kona Special Interview – Norman Banick – Ask a Cycling Coach 226

Norman Banick is a Kona veteran and a previous Ironman winner. This year he is using his experience with consistent training, nutrition, and equipment to be faster than ever. Tune in to learn from Norman's experience as he prepares for IRONMAN World Championships.

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Where have all the women’s bikes gone? A look inside an ever-changing market

I had my first experience with the women’s specific movement in 2002. “I ride a Trek 6700 WSD,” my 12-year old self would say, smugly, to my friends. They didn’t know what on earth I was talking about, and neither did I. But I was hooked on clarifying to all who would listen that my … The post Where have all the women’s bikes gone? A look inside an ever-changing market appeared first on CyclingTips .

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How Lennard Zinn and Ian Thompson built an unbreakable road bike for heavy riders

Over the last decade, Lennard Zinn worked with retired rugby player Ian Thompson to design a high-end road bicycle for heavy riders. The project produced plenty of broken parts and lessons learned. Read the full article at How Lennard Zinn and Ian Thompson built an unbreakable road bike for heavy riders on VeloNews.com .

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Salsa’s Cutthroat ultra-endurance race bike gets completely updated for 2020

Salsa Cutthroat

The entire range sees a new fork and redesigned frame, while top model goes Di2

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How to bleed SRAM hydraulic road disc brakes

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If your brakes aren't quite performing, they may need bleeding

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Here’s why your next bike should be a cyclocross bike

Here's why your next bike should be a cyclocross bike

Working to the formula N+1=CX

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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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How one bike brand is making others look environmentally irresponsible

Bjorn Bikes

At this year’s Taipei Cycle Show I got talking to a product manager who was in the midst of setting up a new bike brand. Normally I’d glaze over upon hearing another such story, but this was different. It was filled with talk about disposable and non-recyclable products, irresponsible packaging, poisonous working conditions, and an … The post How one bike brand is making others look environmentally irresponsible appeared first on CyclingTips .

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