Trek Madone SL 6 Disc breaks cover

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New model will bring disc brake version of Trek's aero road bike to a lower price point

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First ride: Orro Venturi aero road bike

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New bike is designed with disc brakes and 28mm tyres and there's lots to like here

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United City Bikes attracts deluge of pledges for folding e-bikes

The One weighs 27.5 pounds and folds in seconds.

At 27.5 pounds, The One's three models have raised more than $770,000 through Indiegogo. ZURICH (BRAIN) — United City Bikes saw the need for a lightweight folding e-bike in the ever-growing electric urban universe, but the response to its solution, The One, even caught the company by surprise. After a year-and-half of research and development, the Swiss startup launched its three 16-inch wheel models, each weighing 27.5 pounds, on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in April. According to United City Bikes, more than $100,000 was collected in less than an hour. As of Tuesday, 10 days from the end of the campaign, more than 800 backers have contributed nearly $770,000. United City Bikes’ goal was $50,000. “We knew there was a big interest in a real lightweight urban mobility folding bike,” said Ralf Miller, United City Bikes customer relationship manager for sales. “But, finally, it was still overwhelming to see the great ...

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Cut through the dust with Lynskey’s Pro GR aero Ti gravel bike

Driveside studio shot of the Lynskey Pro GR Race

An aero titanium gravel bike for those who want to stay with the lead group

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First Look: Look 785 Huez RS Disc

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The disc brake version of Look's top-end lightweight road bike comes with their intriguing Zed 2 cranks with adjustable lengths...

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Two primo race bikes, reflective shoes, handy tech pouch and a foamy bike washer

Collage of images including Santa Cruz V10 downhill mountain bike, Fizik shoes, Morvelo shirt, Peak

New goods galore from Marzocchi, Fizik, Santa Cruz, IRIS, Morvelo, Muc-Off and more

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HTech’s Svelter: An aero disc road bike, made of wood

Htech Svelter

“It’s the Rolls Royce of road bikes,” said renowned custom bike maker Darren Baum in reference to HTech’s new Svelter aero road bike. Moments before, I’d asked Baum what was the best thing he’d seen at the Handmade Bicycle Show Australia (HBSA). Baum wasn’t referring to the statement owning one would make, but rather the … The post HTech’s Svelter: An aero disc road bike, made of wood appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Giant Revolt Advanced 0 2019 gravel bike review

Giant Revolt Advanced 0 2019

New for 2019, the Revolt Advanced is Giant’s first carbon gravel-focussed steed. Built with performance in mind, it’s a clear departure from Giant’s previous and surprisingly numerous gravel-styled models. I spent the past couple months riding the Revolt Advanced 0 and came away impressed. It’s not only a great leap above the Giant ToughRoad SLR … The post Giant Revolt Advanced 0 2019 gravel bike review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Pearson Hoopdriver Carbon Road Wheelset

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A decent performing set of disc brake wheels with plenty of versatility but up against some cheaper opposition 7/10

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New Specialized Shiv spotted at Giro d'Italia

Is this a new Specialized Shiv?

Bob Jungels ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) raced the opening Giro d’Italia time trial aboard what looks to be a new Specialized Shiv time trial frameset. Jungels placed 13th on the stage , 46-seconds behind stage winner Primoz Roglic ( Jumbo-Visma ). Specialized launched a radical triathlon-specific Shiv system last autumn ahead of the Kona Ironman Triathlon, which wasn’t UCI legal, and Jungels appeared to be racing on a similar, road-specific version of the bike on Saturday. The UCI’s list of approved frames and forks list a Specialized Shiv TT model registered on 22.03.2019 and available in four sizes – XS through to L. The bike was equipped with disc brakes and sticks, with Deceuninck-QuickStep and Bora-Hansgrohe’s commitment to disc brakes for the 2019 season. The front end of the Shiv raced on by Jungels also appears to have a new fork compared to the triathlon version, losing the unusual high bladed, ...

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Argon 18 reveals new time trial bike with disc brakes at Giro d’Italia

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New Argon 18 E-118 Pro gets disc brakes and big aero improvement

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Electric Trek road bike, funky footpump, and top-end titanium tools

11spd is here!

This week’s new bikes and gear

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Bikepacking bags, a titanium hammer and a high-spec aluminium road bike

11spd is here!

This week’s new bikes and gear

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Lighter than Lightweight? Partington’s 1,150g disc brake tubeless wheels

Partington wheels

German brand Lightweight has long claimed the lightest and stiffest (and most expensive!) aero-inspired road bike wheels. However, it may soon be an Australian-made wheel that takes that crown, with materials engineering firm Partington looking ready to up the ante. Said to weigh just 1,150g for a disc brake, tubeless-ready and aero wheelset that can … The post Lighter than Lightweight? Partington’s 1,150g disc brake tubeless wheels appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Shimano Tiagra gets hydraulic disc brakes

The new Shimano Tiagra lever

Shimano have launched an upgraded Tiagra groupset, which is announced alongside a new gravel-specific groupset from the Japanese components giant. Shimano Tiagra is an entry-level groupset from the company, and is now available as a hydraulic disc brake groupset alongside a 10-speed, double-chainring drivetrain system. Shimano say the updates promise an enhanced cycling experience for riders new to road biking. New Shimano Tiagra brake/shift levers (ST-4720-L/R) replace the previous iteration, non-series components and feature a new, slimmer construction in line with more advanced groupset components. A smaller, short reach lever is also available for riders with smaller hands, which is also seen at Shimano 105 and Ultegra levels. Shimano say the shifting mechanisms have also been upgraded in the new shifters and provide quicker shifts up or down the cassette. Shimano have also added a smaller chainring combination of 48/34 to the current Tiagra line-up of 52/36 and 50/34 chainring ...

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Shimano updates Tiagra 4700 with new-look hydraulic levers

Shimano RS505 levers

Lumpy RS405 joins RS505 in dustbin of history

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Shimano GRX is here: gravel-specific and 1x components for Ultegra, 105 and Tiagra

Cranks and rear derailleur of Shimano GRX 1x drivetrain

RX800, RX600 and RX400 ranges add new levers, derailleurs, cranks and more

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Shimano GRX gravel-specific groupset launched

Component and drivetrain giant, Shimano have launched a versatile gravel/adventure-specific groupset, which can be set up as double or 1X, 10- or 11-speed, mechanical or electronic shifting, wide or close gear ratios and be integrated for use with a dropper post. Shimano say the new GRX series is a platform that addresses riders’ needs now and into the future through gravel riding, modern adventure road riding, bike-packing or cyclo-cross. The Shimano GRX range includes RX400, RX600 and RX800 components, which are compatible as a 1x11, 2x11 or 2x10 drivetrain setup, dropper post-integration, disc brakes and wider rimmed, gravel specific GRX wheels. Shimano say the components are recommended to be used with existing Shimano MTB (Deore XT, SLX or Deore) or Shimano Road (Ultegra, 105, Tiagra) cassettes and chains. Shimano GRX cranksets The Shimano GRX cranksets are available in a 1X or 2X setup with Shimano saying a +2.5mm chainlink increases ...

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Shimano GRX: World’s first dedicated gravel groupsets

Shimano GRX RX810 rear derailleur

The new group offers three tiers, lower gears, better braking from the hoods, clutched rear derailleurs, and mechanical or Di2 versions The post Shimano GRX: World’s first dedicated gravel groupsets appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Shimano introduces Tiagra-level hydraulic disc brakes

Sam Challis Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 14:59 Tiagra is Shimano’s fourth road groupset to get a full hydraulic disc brake upgrade The top four tiers of Shimano’s road groupsets now offer a series-specific hydraulic disc option as technology previously only available at Dura-Ace, Ultegra and 105 trickles down to the Tiagra tier. Previous non-series components have been replaced with Tiagra-series components, which feature many attributes of models at the more premium end of Shimano’s catalogue. ‘The new Tiagra levers replace the previous non-series ST-RS405 units and now follow the pattern set by the Dura-Ace, Ultegra and 105 groupsets, with a slim body to house the hydraulic disc brake controls and increased adjustability for optimum bike control,’ says Shimano. The brakes are not the only components in the tier to receive an overhaul as Shimano took the opportunity to refine the shift mechanism too. ‘The Tiagra 10-speed shifting mechanism within ...

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