Cyclocross champ Hyde chasing Olympic MTB dream
Two-time U.S. cyclocross champion Stephen Hyde sets an ambitious course to make the U.S. 2020 Tokyo Olympic MTB team. Read the full article at Cyclocross champ Hyde chasing Olympic MTB dream on VeloNews.com .
Industry Nine i9.35 Disc Wheelset
The Industry Nine i9.35 wheelset brings a slightly new use of the word ‘drag’ to the brand’s vocabulary. Usually the North Carolina company discusses drag in terms of freehubs, seals and bearing precision, but now it's talking about drag in terms of aerodynamics. While Industry Nine's reputation needs no backing in the mountain bike world, the brand is new to the road market. Here is a look at what i9 has to offer to a 700c set. How to find the perfect tyre pressure for racing cyclocross 5 tips for the first-time gravel rider Boyd Cycling introduces new Jocassee gravel wheelset Industry Nine i9.35 Disc Wheelset specifications Rim width : 21mm (I) / 29mm (O) Rim : Reynolds-developed, disc-specific, tubeless ready Spokes : Sapim CX-Ray Spoke count : 24 (F) / 24 (R) Lacing : 2:1 – radial non-drive (F) / 2:1 – radial drive (R) Hub : Industry Nine ...
Chain cleaning: A complete guide from lazy to obsessive
Your bicycle’s chain is like a mechanical log of your riding adventures: road grit from that last wet ride, red mud from adventuring in the desert, clumps of pollen from the springtime blooms. But if your chain is left dirty, that grit will form an impressively effective grinding paste, causing expensive wear, poor shifting, rough … The post Chain cleaning: A complete guide from lazy to obsessive appeared first on CyclingTips .
Introducing Performance Analytics
Today I’m excited to announce a new major feature area for TrainerRoad. We call it Performance Analytics. We think that cycling analytics today are overblown, overcomplicated and bloated for 99.9% of riders out there. Our goal was to develop an easy-to-use set of tools that show you exactly what you need to become faster, while…
Tan-wall tyres — hot or not?
Tan-wall tyres are back in a big way. For a few years, black rubber ruled the road, but light-coloured sidewalls are now ubiquitous in every cycling discipline, from gravel to downhill. Tell me, how does that make you feel? A love letter to the Shimano SPD sandal I won’t miss Shimano’s ugliest levers Best road bike tyres in 2018: everything you need to know Also referred to as skin-walls (with inconsistent hyphenation and spacing), true tan-walls have little or no rubber on their sidewalls, meaning that the tyre’s casing is exposed. This may make the tyre ever so slightly more supple (I’m sceptical) but more importantly, it provides a pleasing bit of contrast, which in my most humble opinion looks fantastic, particularly when combined with all-black (or all-grey) rims. Don’t get me wrong, I happen to think that coloured tyre treads are an abomination. With certain honourable exceptions (green Vittoria ...
A chat with the champ: Peter Sagan has done just about everything. What’s next?
It’s good to be Peter Sagan. Over the past eight months the Slovakian star has become a father, won a third consecutive road world championship, launched his own line with Specialized, won Paris-Roubaix and Gent-Wevelgem, and put his name behind a pair of gran fondo events in California, the first of which was held over … The post A chat with the champ: Peter Sagan has done just about everything. What’s next? appeared first on CyclingTips .
Fulcrum Racing Zero vs. Racing 3 vs. Racing 5 LG wheelset review
Carbon wheelsets may be more popular than ever, but alloy clinchers still dominate the market, if only because they are much cheaper to buy. Better yet, time has proven that alloy wheels are incredibly robust and reliable, and with the rise of factory-built wheelsets, they are also very easy to obtain at short notice. Fulcrum … The post Fulcrum Racing Zero vs. Racing 3 vs. Racing 5 LG wheelset review appeared first on CyclingTips .
Gravel riding with the world champ: Sagan talks dirt fondo and more
Supported by While races like the Giro d’Italia and Tour de Yorkshire take place over the coming weekend, the biggest star of the sport will be pinning on a number for a different type of event — a gran fondo, held on gravel roads at high altitude. World champion Peter Sagan will be the marquee rider of … The post Gravel riding with the world champ: Sagan talks dirt fondo and more appeared first on CyclingTips .
Who will succeed at this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire?
Joe Robinson 1 May 2018 Cyclist looks at the men and women likely to rise to the top in God's own country The men's and women's Tour de Yorkshire races kickstart this Thursday with both events departing the small market town of Beverley on their way to Doncaster for the stage finish. For the men, this will be the first of four testing stages with two days designed for the fast men and two days of unrelenting climbing to decide the General Classification. Of particular note for the men's race will be Stage 2 to Ikley and Stage 4 to Leeds. On the second day of racing, the TdY will see its first ever summit finish on the 1.8km, 8.2% Cote de Cow and Calf. Day four will then take the role of the 'Queen Stage' with no fewer than six categorised climbs within the 189.5km. Of those will be ...
Handmade Bicycle Show Australia 2018: The newcomers
The inaugural Handmade Bicycle Show Australia proved not only a perfect place for prospective customers and fans to meet the best-known builders, but also get to know the passionate part-timers and eager next generation in Australian frame building. Some see frame making as a way to share their passion with like-minded folk, while others are … The post Handmade Bicycle Show Australia 2018: The newcomers appeared first on CyclingTips .
USA CRITS season preview: Criterium racing, American style
Elbows out. Bicycle bumper cars. Leaning on your best friend and your worst enemy at 50 kilometers per hour in a ninety-degree corner. Breakaways and crashes and leadouts and sprints. Post-ups, arms up, the smiles of victory and drooped shoulders of defeat. It’s bike racing at its finest, the American crit scene. It’s a bit … The post USA CRITS season preview: Criterium racing, American style appeared first on CyclingTips .
By the numbers: What it takes to win at the men’s Ardennes Classics
With the Ardennes now behind us, the 2018 Spring Classics season has come to a close. Before we turn our attention to the Giro d’Italia, however, it’s worth looking back at the Ardennes Classics in some detail. In the following article, former pro Stephen Gallagher from Dig Deep Coaching breaks down each of the men’s … The post By the numbers: What it takes to win at the men’s Ardennes Classics appeared first on CyclingTips .
SOC18: Prototype gravel, XC & enduro tires from IRC, Hutchinson and Panaracer
The new IRC Boken dropped a “k” from the name since we first saw the prototype at Interbike, but now it’s officially in the lineup in 700×36 and 700×40 sizes. It has a lightweight single-ply casing with sticky rubber compounds to grab and grip anything it rolls over. Based off their sand cyclocross tire, the […] The post SOC18: Prototype gravel, XC & enduro tires from IRC, Hutchinson and Panaracer appeared first on Bikerumor .
SOC18: FSA goes WideR for mountain bike wheels, converts prior models for gravel
FSA’s mountain bike wheels now have categories – AGX for Adventure, Gravel and Cyclocross; and WideR for mountain bikes of all types. The AGX line will measure 22mm internally and have a traditional bead hook design, essentially taking their old mountain bike wheels and rebranding them for gravel. The WideR rims are come in at […] The post SOC18: FSA goes WideR for mountain bike wheels, converts prior models for gravel appeared first on Bikerumor .
Peter Sagan’s $330,000 Facebook post and the value of cyclists’ social media
Atop the recent Paris-Roubaix podium, Peter Sagan appeared wearing a now-familiar pair of motocross goggles draped around his neck. Nothing to do with the cobbles’ mud and dust, the goggles are pure cross-promotion, for eyewear sponsor 100%. Some laugh, stylistas howl. Others shrug — hey, if anyone can pull it off, the charismatic world champion … The post Peter Sagan’s $330,000 Facebook post and the value of cyclists’ social media appeared first on CyclingTips .
2018 Sea Otter Classic tech gallery, Part One
The Sea Otter Classic has always leaned more heavily toward the off-road side of the spectrum, but traditional road bikes nevertheless still commanded a reasonable presence in the expo area in years past. Based on this year’s show, however, those days are over. More clearly than ever, gravel bikes have taken over the drop-bar scene, … The post 2018 Sea Otter Classic tech gallery, Part One appeared first on CyclingTips .
9 stars of Boardman’s 2018 bike range
Check out the best new road, adventure, cyclocross and urban bikes from the British brand
Track real-time air pressure on your Garmin or smartphone
The new Quarq TyreWiz threads into tubed or tubeless valves and measures air pressure in real time, transmitting that information in ANT+ and Bluetooth for real-time readouts on newer Garmin Edge computers or smartphones. How much air pressure pros use at the Tour de France Mountain bike tire pressure — all you need to know How to find the perfect tire pressure for racing cyclocross Why would you want to monitor air pressure like this? Quarq believes there are a few cases, such as road, mountain, cyclocross or gravel riders, who really want to fine-tune their air pressure in any situation regardless of what inflation tool they use. Also, riders running tubeless can scan to see how much air pressure was lost after a tire has punctured and then sealed without hopping off the bike. The pressure reading shows up on newer Garmin Edge computers via the Connect IQ app, ...
First quarter wholesale bike sales up 2.4% thanks to e-bikes and gravel bikes
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The U.S. bike industry saw a slight uptick in wholesale sell-in in the first quarter, driven by increases in sales of e-bikes, gravel bikes, and BMX. The dollar value of the bikes sold in to retailers in the first quarter was $229 million, up 2.4 percent from the same period last year. In unit sales, the industry saw a decline of 9.3 percent in the quarter, with the steepest decline seen in the transit/fitness bike segment, which was down nearly 21,000 units compared to the first quarter in 2017. The numbers are from the Bicycle Product Supplier Association's quarterly sell-in report compiled by The NPD Group. As has been the case for several years, e-bike sales bolstered the report. Electric bikes accounted for 9.8 percent of all wholesale bike sales in the first quarter, up from 5.5 percent of the total market in the same quarter ...
Sea Otter 2018: Kids' bike brands move young riders up the age spectrum
Editor's note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year's Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Laguna Seca. MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The big news in kids' bikes at this year's Sea Otter Classic is a host of new bikes with 26- and 27.5-inch wheels that allow kids beginning to outgrow their 24-inch bikes to have a slight step up in size but still keep kid geometry, kid-size components and kid-friendly light weight. And many companies are launching higher-end kids' mountain lines, generally priced $1,000 and up, that get lightweight air-sprung forks, hydraulic disc brakes, 1-by drivetrains and light 24- or 26-inch wheels and tires. "A lot of today's parents grew up during the growth of mountain biking. We now have a generation of parents who have been mountain biking their entire lives and they ...