Fassa The Separator review

Fassa The Separator  review

Chucking multiple bikes in the back of a car or van, or storing them in a garage, can lead to scuffed paint, scratched stanchions and greasy disc brakes. There are a multitude of options out there for protecting against such annoyances, and Fassa's The Separator is one such item. Cantitoe Road Shelter bike protection New bike storage solution looks like an alien egg The Separator features a single sheet of padding between heavy-duty material, with two long Velcro straps that loop over the top. The sheet is 1,885mm long and 920mm high, so reaches the length of all but the longest of mountain bikes, and is high enough to tuck under most handlebars. Even if the tyres extend past the sheet, they're rubberised and therefore unlikely to cause any damage anyway. The loops are pretty long, as is the corresponding receptive Velcro strap on the side of the sheet. In ...

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Bianchi reveals Oltre XR4 Disc & Infinito CV Disc

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More high-end carbon-fibre road bikes get the disc brake treatment

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B’Twin Ultra 520 AF GF Rival Disc review

B’Twin Ultra 520 AF GF Rival Disc review

Decathlon’s hypermarché house brand has given us yet another top-value alloy all-rounder that shames a lot more expensive bikes. B'Twin Ultra 900 AF review B'Twin is dead, long live B'Twin Coming in at just under £1300, you might expect some compromise with the alloy chassis, and at a claimed 1470g (M) it is fairly heavy. The only obvious cost-saving elements are the external gear cables and brake hoses, although they are bonuses in terms of minimal friction gear operation and easy servicing. B’Twin Ultra 520 AF GF Rival Disc frame and kit The mainframe tubes are triple butted (three different thicknesses in each tube) and the rectangular top tubes and down tubes are smooth-welded onto a short (150mm) tapered head tube. Add the 390mm reach for a potential predatory ride position, if you remove all the carbon-fibre spacers. It would feel even more speed-focused with a normal bar rather than ...

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Tour de France bikes: Mark Cavendish's custom-painted Cervelo S5 – Gallery

Tour de France bikes: Mark Cavendish's custom-painted Cervelo S5 – Gallery

This article first appeared on Cyclingnews . Mark Cavendish ( Dimension Data ) is within touching distance of taking the record for the most Tour de France stage victories in history . Tour de France bikes: Dan Martin's Colnago V2-R - Gallery How to watch the Tour de France 2018 live on TV Tour de France 2018 bikes, gear and tech While the Manxman is yet to get off of the mark at this year's Tour , the former world champion has been improving stage-by-stage and made a top-ten finish in the run-in to Chartres on stage seven of the race. The current record holder for Tour stage wins – 34 – is Eddy Merckx, who had a reputation for carrying a 5mm hex key in his jersey for on-the-fly bike-fit adjustments throughout his career. Just four wins away from the Belgian's record, the similarities between the two riders are ...

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An eye-catchingly light weight for the new Look 785 Huez

An eye-catchingly light weight for the new Look 785 Huez

Super-high modulus carbon for climb-friendly lightweight frame, hydraulic disc brakes for control on descents, the new Look 785 Huez RS is a climber's dream, with a premium price tag to match. The new 785 Huez also boasts the Z crankset, which is a screwless and boltless design, with a claimed weight for the carbon parts of only 320g and double the stiffness of any alloy crankset. 11spd: This week's best bike gear Tour de France bikes: Dan Martin's Colnago V2-R gallery Gallery: the weird and wonderful of Eurobike 2018 The cranks also give you the option to change the effective length with a small insert that allows you to switch between 170mm, 172.5mm and 175mm. Tyre clearance is generous — up to 30mm tyres can be accommodated within the frame, and the wheels come with tubeless rims and tyres. This all weighs in, according to Look, at 6.8kg for the ...

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First Ride: Specialized S-Works Venge

The new Venge manages to shave weight off the previous version of Specialized's aero bike, and it's better in the wind to boot. Read the full article at First Ride: Specialized S-Works Venge on VeloNews.com .

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Tour Tech 2018: The rise and rise of disc brake aero road bikes

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They're here, there and everywhere in this year's Tour de France – here's why

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How to stop your brakes squealing

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Whether your bike has rim or disc brakes you don’t have to put up with them squealing. Here are some common causes of screechy brakes and how to sort them

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Alludens: Elegant Sporting Watches

The post Alludens: Elegant Sporting Watches appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour de France bikes: Dan Martin's Colnago V2-R - Gallery

Tour de France bikes: Dan Martin's Colnago V2-R - Gallery

Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) put in a powerful attack one-kilometre from the finish line on Mûr de Bretagne to take the sixth stage of the 2018 Tour de France and raise his hopes for a strong general classification performance after being caught out in a crash during last year’s race. Campagnolo disc brakes used for the first time at the Tour de France Michal Kwiatkowski's custom Pinarello Dogma F10 X-Light — gallery Peter Sagan's Specialized S-Works Venge - Gallery Martin raced the stage aboard the semi-aero Colnago V2-R frameset, which was photographed during last month’s Criterium du Dauphine where the Irishman finished in fourth place on GC. The Italian frameset, is draped almost exclusively in Italian components. A full Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset provides the shifting and drive for Martin’s bike, while non-series, direct-mount Campagnolo brakes provides the stopping power. Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 wheels are paired with ...

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BMC launch Timemachine 01 Disc TT bike

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After the aero road version was unveiled last week, now BMC have updated their TT Timemachine too, optimised for disc brakes and wind tunnel-tested to the max

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BMC launch Timemachine 01 Disc bike TT bike

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After the aero road version was unveiled last week, now BMC have updated their TT Timemachine too, optimised for disc brakes and wind tunnel-tested to the max

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Boardman SLR Endurance Disc 9.0 review

Boardman SLR Endurance Disc 9.0 review

Boardman’s SLR Endurance frame has been around for a while, which shows in certain detail elements. You’re also getting previous generation Ultegra rather than the latest 8000 version. The upside however is that because it’s not the latest gear Boardman has dropped the price. Sensa Giulia Evo Ultegra review Cannondale CAAD12 Ultegra review Boardman SLR Endurance Disc 9.0 frame and kit While the brakes and axle standards might be a bit dated, the C10 carbon fibre chassis is a seriously light, high-performance piece. Boardman definitely emphasises the SuperLightRace part of its name over a more traditional laid back, soft-focus endurance character. The lightweight frame has a claimed weight of under 900g and uses the same T1000 and T800 composites as Boardman’s top race bikes. It’s built into big, boxy mainframe tubes behind a tapered head tube for extra stiffness without excess weight. The seat tube is large diameter, with a ...

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Look launch disc brake version of the 785 Huez RS, with 28mm tubeless tyres

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Look's super lightweight frame has been given the disc brake treatment, and the whole range will come specced with 28mm tubeless tyres for better cornering grip and comfort at lower pressures...

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BMC Timemachine 01 Disc

BMC Timemachine 01 Disc

BMC’s premier clock-conquering bike, the Timemachine 01, fresh from winning the 2018 Tour de France team time trial under the BMC team, has had a braking and aerodynamic makeover. BMC Timemachine Road 01 ONE first ride review Tour de France bikes: Stefan Kung's BMC Timemachine Road 01 - Gallery The current rim brake Timemachine 01’s development was prioritised for triathlon use, appropriately being launched at Kona in 2016, and the new Timemachine 01 Disc also majors on multisport use, but has lots to offer the road time triallist too. The rim brake TM01 was designed to be fastest at 0 percent yaw angle, stable in crosswinds, and to efficiently carry hydration, but also to be integrated, with included storage and a rider fit that prioritised aerodynamics, comfort and versatility: Form, Function and Fit. The TM01 Disc project’s slogan is ‘Stay Ahead Of Time’, and its development work took BMC back ...

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Tour de France bikes: Greg Van Avermaet's custom-painted BMC Teammachine — gallery

Tour de France bikes: Greg Van Avermaet's custom-painted BMC Teammachine — gallery

BMC presented Greg Van Avermaet with a custom-painted BMC Teammachine SLR01 to celebrate the Belgian taking the Tour de France yellow jersey after BMC Racing's team time trial victory on stage three of the race. How to watch the Tour de France 2018 live on TV Tour de France Team Time Trial tech gallery Van Avermaet's frameset has been given an eye-catching all-yellow design, with contrasting black BMC decals on the down tube and head tube of the frameset. Equipped with the usual full Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset and wheels, Van Avermaet's bike has also been paired with matching yellow bottle cages and bidons from Italian components and accessories specialists Elite. The BMC Teammachine SLR01 features a proprietary stem, dubbed BMC ICS, as well as the expected frame-specific seatpost, which is topped with Van Avermaet's custom gold and black Fizik Antares saddle from his usual race bike. Since the spring, ...

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Pure Cycles launches Capacita cargo e-bike on Indiegogo

BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — After launching its first e-bike, the Volta urban commuter, on Kickstarter last year, Pure Cycles is turning to crowdfunding again to bring its Capacita cargo e-bike to market via an Indiegogo campaign. The company showed the new pedal-assist hauler at Eurobike this week. The Capacita has an aluminum frame, built-in smart app, GPS anti-theft tracking, integrated front and rear lights, Tektro disc brakes, full fenders, fat 24 x 2.35-inch WTB Thickslick tires, a front basket, extended rear rack and removable rear foot platforms. The front basket and rear rack each have a carrying capacity of 175 pounds. The Class 1 e-bike’s Bafang 350W rear hub motor and 42V 10Ah Samsung battery provide a range of 20 to 40 miles. The Capacita will retail for $2,499, but Pure Cycles is offering an early bird premium in its Indiegogo campaign to reserve a bike for as little as ...

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Orbea reveals Orca Aero Disc + video

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It’s definitely the season for launching disc brake-equipped aero road bikes!

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Orbea reveals Orca Aero Disc

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It’s definitely the season for launching disc brake-equipped aero road bikes!

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Dolan Dual Carbon Ultegra R8000 SE review

Dolan Dual Carbon Ultegra R8000 SE review

While the distance-bike market seems to have gone disc-brake mad, Dolan’s Dual proves there are still lots of advantages to sticking with conventional caliper brakes. There are some imbalances with the ride character though and the wheels on the default kit don’t do justice to its performance potential. Cheap road bikes: our pick of the best under £600 A beginner's guide to the road bike The most obvious advantage of using rim brakes rather than discs is they’re lighter. You can also use a lighter frame and fork because braking stress is located away from the tips where leverage has most effect. That reverse engineering is clear in the relatively skinny fork legs. There are no braking forces at the hub trying to tear the wheel out of its mounts so the quick-release skewers in open dropout slots are perfectly safe, and Dolan uses them at both ends of the ...

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