Eurobike 2018 Part one: Latest products and best highlights

Cyclist magazine 9 Jul 2018 All the best bits of Eurobike 2018 including the best tech, clothing and bikes Eurobike 2018 is upon us. The annual get-together of the cycling world in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is the biggest bike exhibition in the world and gives brands the opportunity to launch their most innovative and exciting products. Spread across a gigantic aircraft hanger, 12 halls contain more than 1,500 brands, each with a wealth of new and updated products, meaning that there are literally thousands upon thousands of things to see. As has been the case for the past few years, Eurobike has caught e-bike fever with an entire hall dedicated to the alternative method of cycling that is sweeping mainland Europe. Also hot on the agenda is gravel and all-road with almost all of the big brands showcasing off-road specific products. This year, Eurobike also finds itself in the earlier date ...

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Wahoo launches new Kickr Core turbo trainer and Headwind smart fan

Joe Robinson 8 Jul 2018 Kickr Core and Kickr Headwind add to Wahoo's expanding 'ecosystem' of indoor training products Wahoo has expanded its 'ecosystem' of indoor training equipment with the introduction of an updated Kickr turbo trainer, plus the new Kickr Core and Kickr Headwind, a connected smart fan that gives the realistic feel of riding on the road. Starting with the new Kickr Core, the updated turbo trainer has addressed the constant issue of noise while indoor training by reducing sound amplification and pitch to create what it claims is 'a virtually silent trainer'. This has created a hushed hum from the turbo which Wahoo believes is perfect for those in shared living arrangements or who train at night. The Kickr Core has also received an updated flywheel which is heavier. Alongside accurate power reading to 2,200w and real-time reactiveness from first and third party apps, the weighty flywheel ...

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Wahoo updates KICKR trainers, adds Headwind smart fan

The updated KICKR.

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness is launching an updated and expanded line of KICKR smart trainers at Eurobike. It's also adding a new fan, called the KICKR Headwind, that can adjust its power depending on the rider's simulated speed. The top of the line KICKR has reduced sound, in both volume and pitch, the company said, for nearly silent operations. It also has been updated with a larger flywheel that provides power measurements up to 2,200 watts and delivers a more realistic indoor riding experience. It retails for $1,199.99. The new KICKR CORE is a wheel-off trainer that offers a compact design and compatibility with a wide range of bikes and training platforms. KICKR CORE will be available for sale later this summer for $899.99. Both the KICKR and KICKR Core are compatible with the KICKR Climb grade simulator. The KICKR Snap, a wheel-on trainer, also is still available. "We're ...

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Exclusive: Rotor introduces 13-speed hydraulic groupset for all disciplines

Exclusive: Rotor introduces 13-speed hydraulic groupset for all disciplines

The groupset arms race takes an interesting turn today with the release of Rotor’s 1x13, 13-speed hydraulic groupset that is adaptable for road, mountain, cyclocross and gravel riding. The highly modular drivetrain is near production and BikeRadar is pleased to share the worldwide exclusive first look at this fascinating groupset. Rotor's latest cranks and hubs tested, plus more time with the UNO hydraulic groupset Road bike groupsets: everything you need to know For the sake of clarity, please note that the groupset is simply called ‘1x13’ — no catchy names here! So why go 13-speed? The Rotor 1x13 groupset is the first 13-speed production groupset. We seem to have only just landed in the 12-speed era, so adding yet another cog will no doubt confuse some, but there’s sound logic behind the decision; although a 2x11 groupset has 22 theoretical ratios, the effective number of usable combinations is usually only ...

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An enigma wrapped in rainbow stripes: Understanding Peter Sagan

I am sure as hell not going to pretend that I understand Peter Sagan. He’s a massively talented enigma to me, and I know that many journalists who cover pro cycling feel the same way. The last time I lobbed a question Sagan’s way was 18 months ago in a modest hotel conference room in … The post An enigma wrapped in rainbow stripes: Understanding Peter Sagan appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Women's race to get marquee spot at cyclocross Waterloo World Cup

Women's race to get marquee spot at cyclocross Waterloo World Cup

Joe Robinson 4 Jul 2018 Step forward in gender parity as women's race given top billing alongside equal prize money Women's cycling has received one more step towards gender equity as the Telenet UCI World Cup Cyclo-cross Waterloo confirmed it would move the elite women's race to the marquee position, after that of the men. Hosted by bicycle brand Trek, the Waterloo-based race takes place at Trek's USA headquarters and forms part of the coveted World Cup series. It will now be the first of these races to flip the running order of the racing in encouraging a step towards gender equality. This follows the race's 2017 move to increase prize funds in the women's race to become the first World Cup race to offer equal prize money for both the men and women. Trek announced its decision via a press release that read, ' The first - and only ...

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Which national championships jerseys will be at the Tour de France?

Joe Robinson 4 Jul 2018 Surprise winners mean that some of the usual national jerseys we see at the Tour will be in absence In case you was not aware, the 105th Tour de France starts this Saturday at Noirmoutier in the Vendee Region of northwest France. As the Daily Mirror pointed out this week in its preview it has 'really snuck up on us' with barely the hint of a controversy or drama in the week leading up to the Grand Depart. The will he-won't he saga of Chris Froome's Tour attendance has put the cycling world on tender hooks but now that is all behind us we can all begin to concentrate on the important things like which national jerseys will you be able to spot at the upcoming race. It's tradition for most nations to hold their national championships in the week leading up to the Tour ...

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Which national champions jerseys will be at the Tour de France?

Joe Robinson 4 Jul 2018 Surprise winners mean that some of the usual national jerseys we see at the Tour will be in absence In case you was not aware, the 105th Tour de France starts this Saturday at Noirmoutier in the Vendee Region of northwest France. As the Daily Mirror pointed out this week in its preview it has 'really snuck up on us' with barely the hint of a controversy or drama in the week leading up to the Grand Depart. The will he-won't he saga of Chris Froome's Tour attendance has put the cycling world on tender hooks but now that is all behind us we can all begin to concentrate on the important things like which national jerseys will you be able to spot at the upcoming race. It's tradition for most nations to hold their national championships in the week leading up to the Tour ...

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Pro Bikes: Helen Wyman's fleet of KindHuman race bikes

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Top cyclocross racer Helen Wyman talks us through her race bikes from a new Canadian bike brand

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Specialized unveils 2019 CruX cyclocross race bikes - with 1x and fade paint jobs

Specialized S-Works Crux Di2 2019 Cyclocross Bike

Ready for the upcoming cyclocross race season is the new 2019 range of CruX race bikes

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Five-time Irish champion Matt Brammeier retires

Five-time Irish champion Matt Brammeier retires

Joe Robinson 26 Jun 2018 Brammeier set take coaching and backroom role at British Cycling after calling time on 12 year career Five-time Irish national champion Matt Brammeier (Aqua Blue Sport) has announced his retirement from professional cycling. After more than a decade as a professional racer, Brammeier will now turn to a role at British Cycling . In retirement Brammeier will leave his contract at Aqua Blue Sport to take up a backroom role at British Cycling while also becoming lead academy coach for the Great Britain cycling team's men's endurance programme. The 33-year-old has enjoyed a 12 year professional career which has included spells at top WorldTour teams such as HTC-Highroad and Omega Pharma-Quick Step. During this time, Brammeier managed to take four consecutive Irish road race titles. In 2011 Brammeier also took the national time trial title to become double champion. As a junior Brammeier completed the ...

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Red Bull challenges cyclists to ride 1 million miles on Strava this July

Red Bull challenges cyclists to ride 1 million miles on Strava this July

Joe Robinson 26 Jun 2018 Ditch public transport or your car for the month of July and help Red Bull reach its 1 million mile target Current weather in the UK is hitting the dizzy heights of 28 degrees. That means that your commute on the bus, tube or train is becoming even more uncomfortable than usual. The close proximity, lack of air conditioning and never ending delays make the journey to and from work worse than work itself. So with this in mind energy drink giant Red Bull is challenging commuters to ditch the rattling tube carriages and stuffy buses for your bike in the month of July to collectively ride one million miles in one month on Strava , as the Red Bull Million Mile Commute returns for another year. This is the second year of the challenge with 2017 seeing the million mile target surpassed in three ...

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CT Recommends: Best bike travel cases and bags

Rtichey Break-away versus Thule Roundtrip Traveller

Welcome to a new series on CyclingTips. Here, we take the commonly asked question, “What product is best?”, and answer it based on the expertise of both our own team as well as a few trusted contributors. Consider these buyers guides for products we’d buy ourselves, backed by long-term experience. To kick things off, we’re … The post CT Recommends: Best bike travel cases and bags appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Brown solos, Rivera sprints: New US road champions crowned in Knoxville

In hot, humid conditions, two new national road champions were crowned Sunday in Knoxville, Tennessee, having earned their stars-and-stripes jerseys in very different fashion. In the women’s nine-lap, 114km race, pre-race favorite Coryn Rivera (Sunweb) out-sprinted three-time national champion Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) to take her first elite road title from a small group of contenders. … The post Brown solos, Rivera sprints: New US road champions crowned in Knoxville appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tramadol ban, joint Worlds and gender equality on UCI agenda

Tramadol ban, joint Worlds and gender equality on UCI agenda

Joe Robinson 22 Jun 2018 A whole host of changes announced as UCI takes strides in the fight against gender disparity and the use of tramadol The UCI has unveiled an ambitious agenda for the next four years, which includes the banning of painkiller drug tramadol, the indefinite approval of disc brakes, a surge towards gender equality and a joint World Championships across all cycling disciplines every four years. These changes were announced at the UCI Management Committee in Arzon, France, yesterday giving an indication of the direction of the UCI up to 2022. While some of the plans, such as the joint World Championships, are pending confirmation, some changes will come into effect immediately. The most notable promise set out by the UCI in this recent agenda is the concerted effort to battle gender inequality in professional cycling, which a particular focus on the ethical standards set within the ...

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Bikes of the Bunch: Art bikes from inside the Trek Bicycle Corporation

Mainstream bicycle companies aren’t always known for producing dramatically avant garde paint and graphics. These bikes are sold to the masses, after all, and in the interest of financial solvency, the aesthetics need to be catered to the middle of bell curve. Few bicycle brands are bigger than Trek, and few companies have to satisfy … The post Bikes of the Bunch: Art bikes from inside the Trek Bicycle Corporation appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Faces of the Future: 10 questions with Clif Pro Team’s Hayley Batten

One can be forgiven if they’re not familiar with American mountain-bike pro Haley Batten. After all, she’s still a teenager, and she hasn’t scored a major international result — not yet, anyhow. But a close look at her results, and her trajectory, reveals that it’s only a matter of time for the Utah native. At … The post Faces of the Future: 10 questions with Clif Pro Team’s Hayley Batten appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Ride like Fabio Aru

BikesEtc 19 Jun 2018 A closer look at the feisty Sardinian climber ahead of his bid for Giro glory Born on the island of Sardinia in 1990, Fabio Aru moved to the Italian mainland aged 18 to pursue his dream of becoming a Giro d’Italia champion. It was the 2014 edition of that race where he first entered the spotlight of cycling superstardom, winning on the summit finish of stage 15 to Montecampione. Despite standing 6ft tall, Aru’s lean physique makes him a natural climber, something that he likes to show off at every opportunity. Aggressive by instinct, he is not one to sit and wait for an opportunity, instead showing an inclination to launch searing attacks on the steepest gradients – a style that has to date netted him six stage wins across the three Grand Tours, and overall victory at the Vuelta a España in 2015 aged just ...

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Opinion: A two-time Dirty Kanza winner’s view on the spirit of gravel racing

Once upon a time, following some controversial drama at the 2016 Dirty Kanza 200, a group of gravel enthusiasts took pen to paper and began writing down what they viewed as unwritten rules of gravel racing. I was one of those gravel enthusiasts. Spearheaded by Rebecca Rusch, the first edition was dubbed the “Rough Road … The post Opinion: A two-time Dirty Kanza winner’s view on the spirit of gravel racing appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Canyon launches £1,299 Inflite aluminium cyclocross race-ready bike

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Canyon's unique Inflite cyclocross race bike now comes in aluminium

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