DT Swiss launches new carbon gravel and cyclocross wheels

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First Look: CRC 1100 and CRC 1400 Spline cyclocross and gravel wheels launched

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New Crossroad CRC1100 and CRC1400 wheels from DT Swiss

New Crossroad CRC1100 and CRC1400 wheels from DT Swiss

DT Swiss has launched the final piece in its wheel overhaul puzzle with the new Crossroad CRC1100 and CRC1400s, which look like seriously promising wheelsets for those riders looking to lighten their bikes off road. Top 5 gravel bikes of 2018 Best gravel and all-road bikes The new carbon any-road wheel range is topped by the tubular specific CRC1100, aimed squarely at the CX racer, which features an all-new UD carbon rim that DT has worked on by shaping the tyre bed to best suit 32 and 33mm wide cyclocross tubular tyres. This new shape means that the tyre bed is much, much shallower than a traditional tubular rim and also wider at 26mm. The claimed 38mm depth offers the best balance between strength and lightweight, and while DT admits that aero benefits have little to offer the cyclocross rider, the rim has still been optimised to handle the wind. ...

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Turbo time: Best turbo trainer workouts to improve your cycling

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Joe Robinson 28 Feb 2018 Five top turbo trainer workouts to make you a better cyclist this winter While we all love riding on the road, if you harbour any ambitions of being able to get good results in local races or time trials, get that local Strava KOM or even just significantly improve as a rider then you will need to consider using a turbo trainer. Even for the world's best pros training indoors is usually where all the hard graft is done during the long, winter months with just the finishing touches happening in the great outdoors. To some, the idea of training on the turbo may seem as exciting as watching paint dry but there is no denying that when used correctly it helps improve performance massively. Below, Cyclist has put together some its top turbo trainer workouts that, if followed properly, will guarantee improvements in your ...

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Vitus Energie Carbon CR SRAM Rival cyclocross bike review

Joseph Delves Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:56 Top value cyclocross bike that won’t sell you short whether you race it, rag it, or ride it to work 4.5 / 5 £1600 From niche to mainstream - cyclocross bikes have outgrown the muddy off-season races they were originally designed for. With a couple of tweaks these strange beasts, part road bike, part mountain bike, can tackle a range of pursuits, from touring, to adventure racing, and even regular road work and commuting. Plenty of manufacturers have cottoned on to this, and it’s now rare to find the sort of purist-pleasing ‘cross bike likely to set Belgian hearts fluttering. Consequently the revamped Vitus Energie cyclocross bike range has plenty of nods towards the multi-use market, like broad tyres, tubeless wheels, and a gnarly looking fork. But these modern accoutrements are hung off a carbon frame with pretty race-like geometry. So how ...

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Vitus Energie Carbon CR SRAM Rival cyclocross bike review

Joseph Delves Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:56 Top value cyclocross bike that won’t sell you short whether you race it, rag it, or ride it to work 4.5 / 5 £1600 From niche to mainstream - cyclocross bikes have outgrown the muddy off-season races they were originally designed for. With a couple of tweaks these strange beasts, part road bike, part mountain bike, can tackle a range of pursuits, from touring, to adventure racing, and even regular road work and commuting. Plenty of manufacturers have cottoned on to this, and it’s now rare to find the sort of purist-pleasing ‘cross bike likely to set Belgian hearts fluttering. Consequently the revamped Vitus Energie cyclocross bike range has plenty of nods towards the multi-use market, like broad tyres, tubeless wheels, and a gnarly looking fork. But these modern accoutrements are hung off a carbon frame with pretty race-like geometry. So how ...

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NAHBS 2018: Gravel & Ti from Breismeister, Built x Kent Eriksen, and Co-Motion

Taking home the award for Best Gravel Bike, Breismeister Bicycles showed off their ability to manipulate steel into a beautiful bike. The brand offers lugged or brazed bikes, in road, cyclocross, mountain bike and, now, gravel frames. The head tube used a combination of lugged and brazed construction, which always adds a subtle depth to […] The post NAHBS 2018: Gravel & Ti from Breismeister, Built x Kent Eriksen, and Co-Motion appeared first on Bikerumor .

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Why the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was so underwhelming

Joe Robinson 26 Feb 2018 There were a few clear reasons as to why the first cobbled Classic of the year was not that exciting This weekend, for many, sparked the true start of the cycling season with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. This cobbled one-day Classic usually produces electric racing and builds the anticipation for the upcoming Tour of Flanders to palpable levels. However while Michael Valgren's (Astana) canny attack led to an impressive solo victory , I couldn't help but to feel a little unsatisfied with this year's race. Bucking the trend of recent years, the 2018 Omloop did not produce the fireworks on the much loved cobbled climbs between the usual culprits that we are used to seeing. Below is a little looks at why we may have all been left underwhelmed by this usually tantalising race. If it isn't broke, don't fix it On paper, Omloop ...

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Photo gallery: 2018 NAHBS custom gravel, CX, rando, and town bikes

One of the best things about the annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show is the tremendous variety of bikes on display. Traditional roadies always make a strong showing, of course, but the countless gravel, cyclocross, randonneur, and town bikes on display provide visual evidence to the diverse interests of enthusiast cyclists. Variety is the spice … The post Photo gallery: 2018 NAHBS custom gravel, CX, rando, and town bikes appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: Michael Valgren takes surprise victory

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: Michael Valgren takes surprise victory

Joe Robinson 24 Feb 2018 Astana make most of numerical advantage with Valgren taking first cobbled classic of the season Michael Valgren made the most of Astana 's numerical advantage in the final kilometres to take a surprise victory at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad . As one of three Astana riders in the lead group, the young Dane managed to launch himself from a group of 12 close to the finish, gaining a large enough gap to take him to victory. Team Sky 's Lukasz Wisniowski battled to second place with an ever aggressive Sep Vanmarcke (EF-Drapac) holding on for third. Thanks to the company of teammates Alexey Lutsenko and Oscar Gatto, the sheer numbers of Astana were enough to beat the likes of Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) and Wout Van Aert (Verandas Willems–Crelan). Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2018: How the day unfolded Omloop Het Niewsblad, for many, marked the beginning ...

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Cycling Songs, Professionally Reviewed

An art, it can be said, is the craft of pedal-turning. Every rotation of the cranks is itself a symphony. That said, sometimes instruments and vocal chords are added to it. With, er, varied effects. Get Out Of That Saddle, Stephen — Dermot Morgan Ah, the lilting refrains of this ode to Ireland’s only Tour de France winner. Before Dermot Morgan joined the priesthood, he left us with this haunting ditty about Ireland’s darling of 1987. The famed hook of “Get Outta that Saddle, Stephen,” delivered in a melodious manner, sticks in the mind for some time after listening to this tune, famous in nightclubs throughout Ireland. In a French accent, showing the ahead-of-the-curve artistic genius of the songwriter, he imparts great lessons about cycling, such as his intricate knowledge of the steep pitches on the Col d’Aubisque. The line “you’re only gasping for oxygen — I’m gaspin’ for a ...

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Four funky mountain bikes from NAHBS 2018

Four funky mountain bikes from NAHBS 2018

We’ve covered some of the best gravel bikes as well as traditional road bikes on display at this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle show. Last but not least, let’s take look at four interesting mountain bikes. Three stunning road bikes from NAHBS 2018 8 great gravel bikes from NAHBS 2018 Gallery: the weird and wonderful bikes of NAHBS 2018 Sklar Adam Sklar starting building frames as a teenager, and although he’s only 24 years old, he already has a strong following. Based in Bozeman, Montana, Sklar builds mountain, cyclocross, gravel and all-road bikes with his signature arcing top tube. He primarily crafts his bikes from steel, but has recently added titanium to his repertoire. This particular bike was made for a Kitsbow employee. The TIG-welded steel frame features long and slack geometry, a 150m-travel fork and meaty 29x2.6in tires. Olivetti Boo Bicycles Groovy Cycleworks You can read more at BikeRadar.com

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Photo gallery: 2018 Hagens Berman Axeon team camp

Over the past nine years, Hagens Berman Axeon has earned a reputation as the sport’s top development team. Since its debut in 2009, the program has advanced 25 riders to the WorldTour ranks, including Taylor Phinney, Joe Dombrowski, George Bennett, Alex Dowsett, Jasper Stuyven, Ian Boswell, Greg Daniel, and Tao Geoghegan Hart. Four riders from … The post Photo gallery: 2018 Hagens Berman Axeon team camp appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Team Wiggins and Le Col reveal 2018 kit

Team Wiggins and Le Col reveal 2018 kit

This article was originally published on Cyclingnews Team Wiggins has revealed its kit for the 2018 season, created by new clothing partner Le Col, switching from Rapha after three years on the race circuit. Gallery: the weird and wonderful bikes of NAHBS 2018 Race tech from the Tour Down Under gallery Founded by former British professional Yanto Barker, Le Col will also produce a line of clothing designed by Wiggins that will be available to consumers to buy for spring/summer 2018. Team Wiggins is a British Continental team founded by Bradley Wiggins in 2015. It has nurtured riders such as Owain Doull, Jon Dibben, Chris Lawless, James Knox and Scott Davies, all of whom now ride in the WorldTour. For the 2018 season, Team Wiggins has signed U23 cyclocross sensation and junior time trial world champion Tom Pidcock , along with British youngster Jesse Yates, son of former professional rider ...

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'Don't go to Team Sky – they'll ruin you,' Wiggins tells young team

'Don't go to Team Sky – they'll ruin you,' Wiggins tells young team

Joe Robinson 21 Feb 2018 Wiggins makes cheeky swipe at former team at the launch of Team Wiggins On the first floor of a yoga shop on Regent Street, London, Bradley Wiggins presented his raft of 17 young Team Wiggins riders for the 2018 season. The team's aim is simple: take a group of talented under-23s and nurture their talent to help them step up to WorldTour level. One of these riders is Tom Pidcock , whose palmares already speaks for itself despite him being just 18 years old: Junior Paris-Roubaix winner, junior time-trial World Champion and junior cyclocross World Champion are just three of his titles so far. So what advice did the former Tour de France winner Wiggins have for his promising young signing – someone who he says 'already has it'? 'Don't go to Team Sky in the future, go somewhere else. They will ruin you.' The ...

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Matt Brammeier: I remember everything until I hit the car

Giles Belbin 20 Feb 2018 The Aqua Blue Sport rider explains his controversial 1x 3T Strada race bike, that crash at the Tour of Utah and why it’s all for charity Matt Brammeier is a multiple national champion of Ireland. Aged 32 and based in Girona, he rides for Aqua Blue Sport and is married to three-time British cyclocross champion Nikki Brammeier. After driving Nikki to the airport one January afternoon he takes time out to talk to Cyclist. Cyclist: Your team’s 1x (single front chain ring) 3T Strada bike has caused quite a stir already this season. What were your thoughts when you first clapped eyes on it? Matt Brammeier: The only reason it got a reaction was because it’s different and goes away from the traditional gear set-up. I’ve ridden cyclocross bikes quite a lot – which have been 1x for a number of years – and sometimes ...

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Speed skating and cycling - the similarities are uncanny

Speed skating has many similarities to cycling

The Winter Olympics don't have any cycling, per se, but you'll find there's a lot in common with ice speed skating. We look into the similarities of the racing and equipment and events.

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Training Plan Guide: How to Coach Yourself to Peak Fitness

No time, no coach, no problem. Coach Chad shares his proven, science-backed training process that takes busy athletes from base to peak. Table of Contents This guide was written with order in mind, but if you want to jump around feel free to do so by clicking on the hyperlinked questions below. Base Phase Training:…

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How Age Affects Performance, Can Time Trialists Sprint & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 138

How age affects performance, can time trialists sprint, why average power is so low in cyclocross & more in this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad’s Facebook Beta Group What DEXA scans tell you about your body Do I need to replicate the distance of…

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6 top gravel bikes under $2000

Gravel riding through scenic countryside, rolling hills

Our top 6 picks for gravel / adventure bikes around $2000. These are for cyclists who like on and off-road riding and value at a moderate price point.

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‘Cross Nats Takeaways, TT Bike Fits, Using Weight To Your Advantage & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 137

What we learned watching and racing cyclocross for 7 days straight, how to get the best TT bike fit, how to use extra weight to your advantage & more in this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode What we learned from CX Nationals How to get…

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