Rondo HVRT CF0 review

Rondo HVRT CF0 review

Rondo made quite a splash in the gravel world with its innovative RUUT CF1 . The patented TwinTip fork allowed you to adjust the bike's geometry between racy and relaxed with a flip of the insert in the thru-axle dropout. The Rondo HVRT CF0 is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019 and has been crowned our Road Bike of the Year. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub page . Rondo's gravel range unleashed Rondo's new adaptable aero road bike The Rondo HVRT (High Velocity, Rough Terrain) CF0 is the second bike to use this system, and the team at Rondo has managed to produce an aggressive, aerodynamically optimised race bike that can be switched into a more relaxed all-day machine — add in 650b wheels and you can ...

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Trek Domane SL6 Disc Women’s review

Trek Domane SL6 Disc Women’s review

The award-winning Domane is built for long-distance, multi-day racing, and comfort and efficiency is woven into its DNA. Its siblings at Trek — the aero Madone and flyweight climbing fiend the Emonda — are champions in their categories and, in that respect, the Domane is no different. Best women’s road bikes: 12 of the best Best women's bikes: a buyer's guide to find what you need The Trek Domane SL6 Disc Women’s is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019 and has been crowned best women's road bike . To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub page . In 2018, in a close-fought battle, the Domane SL6 Disc Women’s took the title of Women’s Road Bike of the Year . This year, with the competition just as close, it’s done ...

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Canyon Grail AL 7.0 review

Canyon Grail AL 7.0 review

Canyon launched its carbon fibre Grail early in 2018 , a bike that divided opinion thanks to its controversial double-decker Hover bar . The new aluminium Grail ditches that unique cockpit but it's still an impressive bike. There are five models in the new aluminium range — three for men and two for women — priced from £1,099 up to £1,449 for the 7.0 SL, which is £100 more than this one. The Canyon Grail AL The Top 5 gravel bikes The Canyon Grail AL 7.0 is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019 and has been crowned best all-road bike . To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub . Behind the purposeful-looking all-carbon fork, with its oversized 1 1/4in steerer tube, the hydroformed, double-butted 6061 aluminium frame tubes are ...

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Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc review

Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc review

Before I get into the nitty gritty of the Trek Madone SLR 9’s phenomenal quality, let’s just look at that price tag. Yes, that’s right, it's five figures. For the same (or less) you could buy a new Ducati Scrambler , Kawasaki Z900RS , or a car like the Smart ForTwo in the UK. If you opt for used, how about a 2005 Maserati Quattroporte or 2007 Porsche Boxster ? Yes, the Madone SLR 9 is a serious amount of money, but it’s a serious amount of bike. Best road bikes 2019: how to choose the right one for you Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc first ride review (2018) The Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019 and has been crowned best superbike . To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, ...

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Cervélo adds P3X triathlon bike to its aero line up

Cervélo adds P3X triathlon bike to its aero line up

Following the launch of its new P5 TT and triathlon bike , Cervélo has now added a P3X to its PX-Series line-up. The P3X is a triathlon bike designed to push every boundary while providing ample storage, adjustability and practicality. Cervélo says this is the “next generation” in its PX triathlon range, building on knowledge from its existing P5X . Cervélo details its reasoning behind the P5X design The new Cervélo P5 is a well-refined TT and triathlon bike Just like its limit-pushing forerunner, the P3X has been developed through huge amounts of research and testing using professional and amateur racers, studying their techniques in training and racing at different lengths and speeds. This, combined with feedback and data from the P5X, has led to a bike that Cervélo claims is stiffer in key areas (8 percent stiffer at head tube and 15 percent at bottom bracket) for improved acceleration ...

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The new Cervélo P5 is a well-refined TT and triathlon bike

The new Cervélo P5 is a well-refined TT and triathlon bike

Canadian brand Cervélo’s latest version of its P5 time trial and triathlon bike claims to be a lighter, stiffer, faster and more practical race bike than before. Lamborghini leaves its marque on the Cervélo P5x Is the BMC Timemachine ROAD 01 aero supremacy or integration gone mad? The new P5 frame is fully revised in shape and construction. It's designed around disc brakes, is lighter by 18 percent (a 350g weight reduction on frame and fork), and stiffer by 22 percent in the head tube and 26 percent in the bottom bracket, according to Cervélo. It has clearance for 28mm tyres and features an integrated fork/base bar upfront and a 405mm chainstay at the back. Even with all these changes, the bike is within UCI-legal parameters and Cervélo says it retains the same handling geometry as the previous version. The P5 has been developed with the brand's top pro racers ...

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Tech gallery: 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Part Two

Almost by definition, The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has been a showcase of outliers: bikes that were built specifically to be showpieces, or bikes built at the request of people who couldn’t find what they wanted in the mainstream market. It’s been a reliable portend of upcoming trends, paint palettes, styles, and even tech … The post Tech gallery: 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Part Two appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Yamaha launches gravel e-bike

CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is now delivering its new adventure gravel e-bike, called the Wabash. The Wabash is a Class 1 e-bike designed and developed from frame to motor by Yamaha. "The gravel category is growing because of the performance and versatility built into these bikes, and Yamaha really keyed in on these areas for the new Wabash," said Drew Engelmann, Yamaha's Power Assist Bicycle group sales and marketing manager. "The Wabash is fun to ride, and it's made for adventures right out of the garage no matter the terrain." The aluminum-framed Wabash has flared drop handlebars for stability, confidence and versatility on roads and trails. It's spec'd with a SRAM Apex 1x11 drivetrain with SRAM X-Sync chainring, Maxxis Speed Terrane tires and SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes. It has dropper seat post compatibility, including dedicated external mounts and option for internal routing. It has 12mm ...

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The weekly spin: Trends collide as Yamaha launches Wabash, a gravel e-bike

How the hell do I record an e-bike ride on Strava? Will these miles count toward my annual total? How do I figure out what my power output was during the ride? What happens if I get a KOM? These were the primary concerns swirling around in my mind while riding the Wabash, Yamaha’s new … The post The weekly spin: Trends collide as Yamaha launches Wabash, a gravel e-bike appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Fulcrum Racing Zero Carbon DB wheelset review

Sam Challis Monday, March 18, 2019 - 15:38 Fulcrum has broken new ground with its Racing Zero Carbon DB wheelset, with great effect 4.5 / 5 £1,899.99 Fulcrum has a vast offering of wheelsets to suit many budgets and riding applications, but its new Racing Zero Carbon DB wheelset is ostensibly the most intriguing design it currently offers. For starters, the Racing Zero Carbon DB is Fulcrum’s first tubeless-compatible carbon rim. The Italian brand has long sold its carbon rims with undrilled rim beds, citing the increased stiffness and structural integrity this imbues the rim with, but this is the first time the rim bed and sidewalls have been specifically designed to seat tubeless tyres. The Racing Zero Carbon DB’s rim is also wider internally, with Fulcrum suggesting the 19mm diameter will pair well with 25mm and 28mm tyres. The wheelset is the only disc-brake design on the market to ...

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Ribble Cycles bikes: latest reviews, news and buying advice

Ribble Cycles bikes: latest reviews, news and buying advice

Ribble Cycles is a British bike company originally established in 1897. Now one of the UK's biggest online bike dealers and selling bikes all over the world, Ribble specialises in using thoroughly road-tested frames from the Far East as the basis of customer-specced bike packages that offer exceptional value for money. Ribble bikes Ribbles 2019 range includes road, cyclocross, gravel, touring, time-trial, triathlon, track, urban, and electric bikes. Here’s a breakdown of what they offer so you can find the right bike for your needs. Ribble 2019 road bikes For road cyclists, there are a number of collections to choose from. Long-distance cyclists will want to look at the Endurance collection, which includes the aluminium AL, the carbon SL, and the steel 725. If sportive is more your thing, the R872 is a great value carbon option as well. Racers will want to check out the Endurance SL R series, ...

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Campagnolo launches latest Bora WTO wheels

Pete Muir 15 Mar 2019 ‘Wind Tunnel Optimised’ wheels get a versatile 45mm version Campagnolo has welcomed the latest addition to its Bora wheel line-up: the WTO 45. The Bora wheel has been around for decades – indeed, Campagnolo claims it has won more races than any other wheel – but it was only in 2018 that the Italian company introduced the WTO version. WTO stands for ‘Wind-Tunnel Optimised’ and, as the name suggests, it is the most aerodynamically advanced of the Bora wheel options. These won’t be replacing the traditional Boras, so fans of the Bora One and Bora Ultra need not panic. When the first WTO wheels appeared in 2018, there were only two rim depths to choose from. The WTO 77 is a super-deep rimmed wheel that only comes as a front wheel, as it is designed to be paired with a disc wheel at the rear. ...

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When should I replace my disc brake rotors?

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How to tell when it's time to fit new ones

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Campagnolo launch Super Record EPS 12 Speed groupset

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12 months on from the launch of the world's first 12 speed road groupset, it's now officially available in an electronic version and will cost you over £4k in its disc brake guise...

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Campagnolo's Bora WTO 45 claims best real world aero EVER

Campagnolo's Bora WTO 45 claims best real world aero EVER

As well as announcing its all new Super Record EPS 12 groupset, Campagnolo has also released its latest all-round wheelset, the Bora WTO 45, which it claims to be among the most aerodynamically optimised for real world conditions on the market. Sharing the Wind Tunnel Optimised (WTO) name of the delayed Campagnolo WTO 60 wheelset and WTO 77 front time-trial wheels that were announced last year, the new Bora WTO 45 comes in both rim and disc brake versions. Its versatile design is claimed to be designed around real world riding conditions, rather than simply wind tunnel induced conditions, and the result is claimed to be the most efficient drag-reducing shape on the market. In certain conditions it generates negative drag, or the sailing effect too. Campagnolo Centaur groupset review Campagnolo Bora One 35 DB review The rims are built with an outer UD carbon layer, with moulded spoke holes, ...

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Campagnolo launches Super Record 12-speed EPS electronic groupset

Campagnolo has today announced an electronic version of the Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed groupset – in both rim and disc brake versions – is now available following the launch of the mechanical version last year. The iconic Italian brand has also announced a new wheelset to their Wind Tunnel Optimised Campagnolo Bora WTO range, claiming "a new era in terms of aerodynamic carbon wheels", which is available as a rim or disc-brake option. Cyclingnews first spotted electronic versions of the Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupsets at the WorldTour opener of the Tour Down Under in January. Movistar , Lotto Soudal and UAE Team Emirates have all been using the groupsets throughout the season so far. The new Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 wheels are focused on all-round racing and sit alongside the deeper-rim Bora WTO 60 and Bora WTO 77 wheels, which were launched alongside the mechanical 12-speed groupset last year. ...

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Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed: Details and first-ride review

It was hardly a secret that Campagnolo would upgrade its Super Record EPS electronic groupset to 12-speed; the company even told us that outright a few months ago, and sponsored riders have already been using it since the start of the season. But now it’s finally here, and we have all the details. Updated Ergopower … The post Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed: Details and first-ride review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Campagnolo launches 12-speed Super Record EPS

Pete Muir Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:48 Electronic shifting comes to the Italian brand’s top-tier groupset TBC In 2018 Campagnolo surprised the world by being the first of the big three groupset manufacturers to produce a 12-speed groupset for the road. Now in 2019, it has taken the next step by launching the electronic EPS version of Super Record. Super Record EPS will be available in both rim brake and disc brake formats and, for now, only the top-tier groupset is getting the electronic treatment, with next-level-down Record remaining as mechanical 12-speed only. As expected, the new EPS groupset maintains all the same features as the mechanical version of Super Record, combined with the electro-gizmology of the established 11-speed EPS set-up. That, however, doesn’t mean that the old electronic derailleurs and shifters have simply been bolted on to the new crankset and cassette. The move to 12-speed has required ...

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Cycling's worst-kept secret: Campagnolo's Super Record 12-speed EPS groupset launches

Cycling's worst-kept secret: Campagnolo's Super Record 12-speed EPS groupset launches

Less than a year after Campagnolo launched its Super Record 12-speed mechanical groupset, the inevitable EPS electronic version has landed. The groupset's arrival came as no surprise, having already been spotted on World Road Champion Alejandro Valverde’s bike in 2019’s early season races. All-new Campagnolo 12-speed EPS electronic groupset spotted Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed hydraulic brakes first ride review Improve ergonomics The new groupset shares a number of components with the mechanical version, but adds in EPS parts, which have been re-engineered for 12-speed, and some all-new or improved ones too. Externally similar, the Ergopower controls come in rim and hydraulic disc brake versions, and maintain the superb ergonomics of the mechanical system, but with, in my opinion, a superior thumb lever shape. Unlike the mechanical one, the downward sweep of the EPS inner lever requires little thumb or hand movement to operate from the hoods or drops, further accelerating ...

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Whyte Wessex review

Whyte Wessex review

Whyte’s Wessex is designed for typical British conditions, and we all know that means everything from billiard table-smooth tarmac to unmade roads, and rain. On paper, tubeless 30mm tyres, thru-axles, hydraulic disc brakes and neat mudguards, plus an all-carbon frameset, make the Wessex a serious contender for anyone looking for a year-round ride. Ribble CGR SL 105 review Best road bike pedals 2019 It’s certainly a nice-looking machine. The bow-legged fork blends smoothly into the tapered head-tube, with plenty of room for the 42mm-wide mudguard, which is fixed to the wide fork crown. An internal seatpost clamp creates a clean-looking top tube and gets a rubber cover to seal it from the weather. Seemingly de rigueur slim, dropped seatstays, deep boxy chainstays and a seat-tube shape that follows the rear mudguard’s curve the closer it gets to the bottom bracket, plus well-sealed internal cable routing ports, show that both practical ...

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