The weekly spin: The ageless Katerina Nash

The weekly spin is a new column from our Editor at Large, offering commentary and analysis on topics ranging from racing to tech to industry to travel to simple observations from the saddle. It wasn’t a win. It was a podium finish, behind one of the greatest cyclists of all time and one of the … The post The weekly spin: The ageless Katerina Nash appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Cane Creek announces road version of eeWings titanium crank, plus Stages power meter version

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has announced the release of the eeWings All-Road – a new version of their titanium eeWings cranks designed to fit road, gravel and cyclocross bottom bracket standards. Additionally, Cane Creek has announced that their eeWings Mountain cranks will now be available equipped with an optional power meter from Stages Cycling. Like its mountain bike oriented sibling, the eeWings All-Road crankset is made entirely from high-grade titanium and is designed for ultimate stiffness and durability while weighing in at less than 400 grams. The company said that's in the same weight range as premium carbon cranks but 20-30 percent stiffer and more durable. The eeWings All-Road carries the same 10-year limited warranty as the eeWings Mountain. In addition to the existing 10-year warranty, Cane Creek has announced that they will offer a 30-day, 100 percent satisfaction guarantee to any rider who purchases a ...

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Interbike 2018 highlights: Ceramic, aluminum, rubber, and foam goodness

The 2018 Interbike show has closed its doors, and all of the exhibitors and attendees have scattered from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. But does that mean we’ve already shared everything that caught our interest there? Hardly. Featured in this round of follow-up coverage are: a wealth of neat go-fast upgrades from Enduro … The post Interbike 2018 highlights: Ceramic, aluminum, rubber, and foam goodness appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Vos victorious, Noble second in World Cup opener

Vos victorious, Noble second in World Cup opener

Seven-time world cyclocross champion Marianne Vos wins the Waterloo World Cup after a battle with young American Ellen Noble. Read the full article at Vos victorious, Noble second in World Cup opener on VeloNews.com .

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Trek CXC: Aerts earns first World Cup win

Trek CXC: Aerts earns first World Cup win

Toon Aerts wins his first World Cup, dueling with fellow Belgian and world champion Wout Van Aert. Read the full article at Trek CXC: Aerts earns first World Cup win on VeloNews.com .

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Waterloo World Cup: Toon Aerts takes opening round in Wisconsin

Toon Aerts at Koppenbergcross

Toon Aerts (Telenet Fidea Lions) won the first round of the 2018-19 UCI cyclocross World Cup, soloing away from the world champion Wout Van Aert two laps from the end of the race. Van Aert finished second, 34 seconds back, while Laurens Sweeck (Pauwels Sauzen-Vastgoedservice) grabbed the final podium spot, 51 seconds behind Aerts. "When you win the first race of the classification you take the jersey," Aerts said. "So it's the first time I've ever had the white jersey in my career and so I'm looking forward to next week. "On the last lap when I came up the running point pretty good I knew it was almost there for the victory. It was my weakest point - I didn't know what was wrong there. So coming up on the last lap I knew I had to make no mistakes so I was fine." Meanwhile, runner-up and two-time World ...

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Passion powers Trek’s investment in cyclocross

Trek CXC Cup

Five years ago, Trek made its first foray into cyclocross. Now, the Wisconsin-based bicycle brand is a true powerhouse within the sport. Read the full article at Passion powers Trek’s investment in cyclocross on VeloNews.com .

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Wiggins: Yates wouldn’t have won Vuelta with Sky

Wiggins: Yates wouldn’t have won Vuelta with Sky

The British cycling legend admitted that Simon Yates is thriving better at Mitchelton-Scott than he would have on Sky. Read the full article at Wiggins: Yates wouldn’t have won Vuelta with Sky on VeloNews.com .

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With ’cross contract annulled, Wout van Aert free to join WorldTour

With ’cross contract annulled, Wout van Aert free to join WorldTour

Wout van Aert found a way out of his contract with cyclocross team Veranda's Willems-Crelan one year early as he seeks a road deal. Read the full article at With ’cross contract annulled, Wout van Aert free to join WorldTour on VeloNews.com .

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The new Rose Backroad Cross is a carbon 'cross frameset that's specced to impress

The new Rose Backroad Cross is a carbon 'cross frameset that's specced to impress

Rose Bikes recently updated its Backroad range , with the same carbon frameset built specifically for either gravel or cyclo-cross riding. 11 different models are built around the same frameset are available from the direct-to-consumer company. The full carbon frameset is available in teal or sand and the bikes feature 42mm tyre clearance, thru-axle standard, flat mount disc brakes and full internal routing. Rose goes after gravel with fresh Backroad models Baptism of mud: a first attempt at a cyclocross season 5 quick tips for getting into cyclocross racing I recently requested a sample of the mid-range, SRAM Force 22-spec Rose Backroad Cross Force 22 variant for this year's cyclo-cross season. Rose Backroad Cross Force full specification Frame: Rose Backroad High Modulus Aerospace Carbon Fibre Fork: Rose Backroad High Performance Disc Front brake: SRAM Force HydroR, 160mm rotor Rear brake: SRAM Force HydroR, 160mm rotor Brake/shift levers: SRAM Force HydroR ...

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Wout van Aert terminates contract with Sniper Cycling

Wout van Aert terminates contract with Sniper Cycling

Joe Robinson 18 Sep 2018 Belgian unilaterally ends contract leaving question marks over team's ProContinental chances for 2019 Wout van Aert has decided to unilaterally terminate his contract with Sniper Cycling, with immediate effect, despite the team's best efforts to keep the cyclocross World Champion at the team. The team announced that Van Aert's contract had been ceased as of Monday 17th September, with the decision coming from the rider himself. Sniper Cycling, known in the road peloton as Verandas Willems-Crelan, stated that this decision came 'despite the fact that the team management tried to resolve the situation last week, by offering him an improved contract for 2019.' According to the team, the 24-year-old rejected all proposals from the team ending his partnership with the squad a season early. The decision seems to have been sudden considering that the team posted a photo of van Aert, in his cyclocross rainbow ...

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Bottom brackets, crank axles and bearings: Your guide to a compatible fit

cranks and bottom bracket bearings

The evolution of road bikes may have provided cyclists with frames that are lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic, but there has also been a substantial increase in the number of bottom bracket and crank axle designs. The once ubiquitous threaded bottom bracket shell has given way to larger threadless designs while the diameter of crank … The post Bottom brackets, crank axles and bearings: Your guide to a compatible fit appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Nittany ProCX: Zaveta takes two; Boulo wins men’s race

Erica Zaveta

Erica Zaveta wins back-to-back at Nittany Lion Cross in Pennsylvania, while Matthieu Boulo wins men's race with French flair. Read the full article at Nittany ProCX: Zaveta takes two; Boulo wins men’s race on VeloNews.com .

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Fall Cycling Gear Guide

Fall Cycling Gear Guide

Be prepared for the fall season and weather changes with the right gear that keeps you cycling through and enjoying the autumn colors

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Nittany Lion Cross, day one: Zaveta and Werner take the spoils

Erica Zaveta

Zaveta banishes fear of losing to take the win while Werner wins on home turf Read the full article at Nittany Lion Cross, day one: Zaveta and Werner take the spoils on VeloNews.com .

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Werner and Mani take early leads in US Pro CX Calendar

Caroline Mani on Day 2 of the US Open of Cyclo-cross

Kerry Werner (Kona Maxxis Shimano) and Carolyn Mani (Van Dessel Factory Team) have the early leads in the 2018 USA Cycling Pro Cyclocross Calendar after the first two weekends of racing in Virginia and New York starting on Labor Day weekend. Virginia's Blue Ridge GO Cross Race in Roanoke featured two UCI C2 races on September 1 and 2, while the 11th annual Rochester Cyclocross in New York hosted the first of seven US Pro CX C1 races on Saturday, September 8, and a C2 race on Sunday, September 9. With 186 series points, Werner took the early lead for elite men with consecutive victories in Roanoke and two podiums in Rochester, where he finished second on Saturday and third on Sunday. US champion Stephen Hyde (Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld) missed Virginia but won both days in Rochester and is currently third the standings, Hyde is 10 points behind 2017 series winner Tobin ...

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13 reasons to ride on the road

13 reasons to ride on the road

The road-bike scene is just as full of veterans as it is beginners. There are sportives almost all-year round up and down the UK that cater for all abilities, and road cycling clubs — once the preserve of hardcore racers — now actively welcome beginner members, offering shorter alternatives to the Sunday morning 60-miler. So whether you’re a complete newbie, are dusting off your old bike after time off, or are just looking to take your riding to the next level, there’s never been a better time to pull on the Lycra and get cycling. We look at the top reasons why life is great on the road. Best bike: our buyer's guide to which bicycle type you should buy in 2018 Best road bike: how to choose the right one for you Best mountain bike: the ultimate buyer's guide Best hybrid bikes: a buyer's guide to find what you ...

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Check out Matteo Trentin's beautiful special edition Scott Foil

Joe Robinson 13 Sep 2018 As a thank you for winning the European Championships, Scott has produced Trentin a simply stunning frame To celebrate Matteo Trentin's recent victory in the European Championships road race, Mitchelton-Scott have teamed up with bike provider Scott to create the Italian a simply stunning special edition Scott Foil. Trentin became the first Mitchelton-Scott rider to win the white and blue jersey of European Champion after outsprinting cyclocross duo, Mathieu Van Der Poel and Wout Van Aert, in Glasgow, Scotland last month. This helped turn around a difficult season for the Italian who sustained a fractured spine in April following a crash at Paris-Roubaix. Honouring this achievement, Scott created this special edition Foil to reflect the colours of his European title with subtle hints to his two sons, Giovanni and Jacopo, and Italian nationality. Image 3 of 6 Image 3 of 6 The frame has been ...

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Cyclocross stars circle North America, chasing points

Cyclocross stars circle North America, chasing points

The lack of a U.S. national series sends North American 'cross stars jet setting across the country hunting UCI points. Read the full article at Cyclocross stars circle North America, chasing points on VeloNews.com .

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Yates twins and Dani Rowe headline British World Championships teams

Yates twins and Dani Rowe headline British World Championships teams

Joe Robinson 12 Sep 2018 Strong squads announced across the board for Great Britain ahead of the Worlds later this month British Cycling has announced its men's and women's teams for the UCI World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria at the end of the month. The Yates twins, Simon and Adam, will headline the elite men's race and Dani Rowe will be targetting rainbow stripes in the women's race. With eight riders eligible to compete in the men's elite road race, British Cycling has decided to spearhead its team with Mitchelton-Scott duo Simon and Adam Yates, two riders that could suit the mountainous course on offer. Simon currently occupies the red jersey at the Vuelta a Espana as he looks to take a maiden Grand Tour victory while brother Adam rides in support of his efforts. They will be joined in Innsbruck by EF-Drapac rider Hugh Carthy, who recently enjoyed an ...

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