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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Top Viral Cycling Social Media Posts Of 2017

Top viral cycling social media posts of 2017

These posts were watched and shared the most in 2017. Don't miss out on what your fellow cyclists were liking and sharing.

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Giant Anyroad 1 First Ride Review

Giant AnyRoad 1 first ride review

Giant’s AnyRoad features a huge bow-shaped top tube flowing from head tube to rear dropouts that creates a very low-slung frame. One of the key benefits of this is that it leaves masses of Giant’s clever D-shaped carbon seatpost unsupported, which allows the post to flex fore-and-aft (while the D-shape stops it twisting), creating a compliant back end. Best gravel and all-road bikes Get started with gravel grinding Giant AnyRoad 1 spec overview Frame: Aluxx aluminium Fork: Giant carbon composite Wheels: Giant SX-2 Cranks: Shimano Tiagra 50/34 Cassette: 11-32 Shifters: Shimano Tiagra Derailleurs: Shimano Tiagra Brakes: TRP Spyre C disc brakes with 160mm rotors Giant AnyRoad 1 kit The rest of the bike is well thought out too. The XR bar features a subtle flare to the drops that isn’t as extreme as most, but enough to give you ample wrist clearance when settling into the shallow drops when riding ...

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Noble Wins Us Pro Cx Calendar Opener In Rochester

Rochette, Noble and Keough on the Rochester podium

Ellen Noble (Aspire Racing) outlasted the field at Rochester Cyclocross on Saturday and soloed to victory in the opening round of USA Cycling Pro CX Calendar, finishing 11 seconds ahead of Maghalie Rochette (CLIF Pro Team) and 37 seconds ahead of Kaitlin Keough (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld). Emma White (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld) was fourth, one minute back, while Crystal Anthony (Maxxis Shimano Pro Cyclocross) was fifth at 1:13. On the third of five laps, Noble and Rochette dropped Keough from their lead that had formed on lap two. Then when Rochette bobbled on the final circuit, Noble rode in for the win. "It feels really good to come out and win the season opener," Noble said about her first C1 win. "The main objective today was to stay calm, cool and collected. I felt super confident technically today. I felt super smooth and dailed in with all my lines. That allowed ...

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Hyde Opens Us Pro Cx Calendar With Rochester C1 Win

Rob Peeters, Stephen Hyde and Jeremy Powers on the Rochester Cyclocross podium

Stephen Hyde (Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld) out-duelled Rob Peeters and Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) over the final lap to win the opening round of the USA Cycling Pro CX Calendar Saturday at Rochester Cyclocross. Hyde got the better of the other two in the finishing straight for the C1 victory and his first-ever win in Rochester. "This is a long course and you have to play your cards right," Hyde said. "It's taken me a lot of tries to get my hand correct. This was a good start for me. It's a good mental kick for me, and good for the ego." Nineteen-year-old Spencer Petrov (Aspire Racing) fought his way to the leaders on the last lap but was gapped in the flat set ions near the pits about 1km from the line and settled in for fourth overall and the top U23 rider. "Today is the first UCI 'cross race ...

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Rochester Cyclocross C2: Victory For Kaitlin Keough

Rochette, Noble and Keough on the Rochester podium

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Cannondale Superx Force 1 Looks Ready For A 'Cross Fight

Cannondale SuperX Force 1 looks ready for a 'cross fight

Newly-crowned US National Champion Steven Hyde piloted the all-new SuperX this past season to great success. But the secret behind the bike goes much deeper, with the likes of Tim Johnson (450 time US national champion) and Stu Thorne (cyclocrossworld.com team owner) adding input at every step of the development process. With such pedigree, one should expect the SuperX to add up to a true contender for best cyclocross bike of the year. Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2 first ride review Try this 7-day cyclocross training plan for the busy 'cross racer 2018 Cannondale SuperX Force 1 spec overview Frame: SuperX, BallisTec Carbon, SPEED SAVE (flatmount; 12x142) Fork: SuperX, BallisTec Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1.5" steerer (flatmount; 12x100) Drivetrain: SRAM Force 1 Bottom bracket: BB30-83 Wheels: CX 1.0 Tires: Schwalbe X-One All-Round 33mm Saddle: Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite Size Options: 46, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61 Weight (size 56): 18.6 lbs ...

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The September Issue Of Cycling Plus Is Out Now

Fresh, fast and fun (that's the bikes, not the cover model)

Scoring on debut? The new bikes making a splash this summer

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