First ride review: Colnago V3Rs

Sam Challis Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:44 A route over some challenging Tuscan terrain provided a nice opportunity to start getting to know Colnago’s latest monocoque race bike Colnago chose the rolling hills and sterrati roads of Tuscany to launch the new V3Rs - the latest iteration of its monocoque, do-everything race bike. You can find all the details on the new release in our launch article . An 80km loop of the area provided the perfect test conditions to get an initial feel for the bike’s performance. Over the gravelly, chalk roads Tuscany is famous for the V3Rs’s stability stood out. While it was no doubt ably supported by the bike’s capacity to run wide tyres (our test bikes were specced with 28mm tyres) our route immediately took us on to a 6km section of white gravel and I was able to navigate the unfamiliar, loose surface with ...

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Cervelo Aspero first-ride review: The go-fast gravel bike

Gravel bikes these days fall somewhere on a spectrum that ranges from ultra-capable and adventure-ready, to pared-down and race-ready, and Cervelo is being very clear where its new Aspero gravel machine falls on that spectrum. The generous tire clearance and multi-diameter wheel compatibility are obvious nods to versatility, but whichever wheel and tire setup you … The post Cervelo Aspero first-ride review: The go-fast gravel bike appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Cervélo goes back to gravel racing with the A Series

Burgundy gravel road bike

Cervélo launches all-new Áspero gravel platform

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Reivers Way 282km coast to coast challenge

Coast to coast

Our intrepid duo are back to take on their latest challenge, riding the 282km Reivers Way coast to coast ride in a day

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Specialized finally enters the e-road bike market with the Turbo Creo SL

Founders edition

The new Turbo is claimed to be the lightest e-bike in its class

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Specialized’s Turbo Creo SL is a marvel of technology, with a price tag to match

They’re gorgeous. They’re electric. They’re surprisingly light. They handle like a conventional bike. And wow, are they expensive. Say hello to the Turbo Creo SL, Specialized’s new line of high-performance electric bikes, a marvel of technology three years in the making. Riding one might just change how you feel about e-bikes. Financing one might just … The post Specialized’s Turbo Creo SL is a marvel of technology, with a price tag to match appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Specialized launches Turbo Creo SL performance e-road bike

Peter Stuart Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 06:59 With a 11.9kgs range-topping S-Works e-bike, Specialized is targeting riders who want to ride longer and faster Specialized has unveiled its first e-bike dedicated to the performance road market with the new Turbo Creo SL, targeting long range and natural ride feel across road and gravel. Specialized has integrated the system with minimal weight gains, with the top tier S-Works Turbo Creo SL coming in at an impressive 11.9kgs. A special edition S-Works Turbo Creo SL that will be sold at £13,499 weighs under 9kgs. The Specialized SL 1.1 motor system, developed by Specialized over 3 years, weighs 1.95kgs for the motor itself and a further 1.8kgs for the main battery, while supplementary 1kg battery extenders will also be available as aftermarket options. Image 2 of 43 Image 2 of 43 The main battery offers a relatively modest 320Wh, but with a ...

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Specialized launch Turbo Creo SL performance e-road bike

Peter Stuart Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 06:59 With a 11.9kgs range-topping S-Works e-bike, Specialized is targeting riders who want to ride longer and faster Specialized has unveiled its first e-bike dedicated to the performance road market with the new Turbo Creo SL, targeting long range and natural ride feel across road and gravel. Specialized has integrated the system with minimal weight gains, with the top tier S-Works Turbo Creo SL coming in at an impressive 11.9kgs. A special edition S-Works Turbo Creo SL that will be sold at £13,499 weighs under 9kgs. The Specialized SL 1.1 motor system, developed by Specialized over 3 years, weighs 1.95kgs for the motor itself and a further 1.8kgs for the main battery, while supplementary 1kg battery extenders will also be available as aftermarket options. Image 2 of 43 Image 2 of 43 The main battery offers a relatively modest 320Wh, but with a ...

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Cannondale’s legendary aluminium platform is revamped with the CAAD13

Cannondale CAAD13 disc 105

Could this be Cannondale’s lucky number 13?

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Manitou’s new Mezzer enduro fork and a butt-hugging seat by BiSaddle

It's First Look Friday time!

Plus kit from Hayes, Red Bull and Pro Bike Tool

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Tour de France: Thomas and Bernal's seesaw battle continues on La Planche des Belles Filles

Geraint Thomas finishes stage 6 of the Tour de France at La Planche des Belles Filles

The summit finish at La Planche des Belle Filles continued to be a happy hunting ground for Team Ineos on stage 6 of the Tour de France . While the team may not have won or taken the race lead on the Vosges mountain, as both Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins have done in the past, they still walked away with a positive outcome – especially for 'co-leader' Geraint Thomas . On the 'Super Planche', the regular summit enhanced by the addition of 900 metres of steep gravel road, it was the reigning champion who stamped his authority on the GC battle, surging from the lead group in the closing metres to take time on all of his rivals for the yellow jersey – including teammate Egan Bernal . "Surprised? It's a good surprise, I would say," directeur sportif Nicolas Portal said after the finish. "I was hoping for that; ...

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Tour de France: Teuns wins atop La Planche des Belles Filles

Dylan Teuns wins stage 6 at the 2019 Tour de France

Stage 6 was billed as the first ‘real test’ of the 2019 Tour de France, and indeed there were plenty of developments on La Planche des Belles Filles. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) claimed stage honours, using the final steep ramps to pull away from breakaway companion Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo), for whom consolation came in the form of the yellow jersey he wrestled from Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep). As for the much-anticipated clues in the battle for the overall title, Geraint Thomas brushed off the doubts surrounding his pre-race form and staked a strong claim to leadership of Team Ineos, while Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) suffered a major blow to his hopes of improving on his 2016 and 2017 podiums. This was the fourth appearance of La Planche des Belles Filles in the past eight editions of the Tour, though it was a very different proposition to 2012, 2014, and 2017. Not ...

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Tour de France 2019: Dylan Teuns wins on La Planche Des Belles Filles, but Giulio Ciccone takes yellow

Tour de France 2019: Dylan Teuns wins on La Planche Des Belles Filles, but Giulio Ciccone takes yell

Martin James 11 Jul 2019 Bahrain-Merida rider takes the stage, but Ciccone ends the day smiling despite Alaphilippe's heroics approaching the line Image credit: Eurosport Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Merida) outlasted fellow breakaway compatriot Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) on the brutal final kilometre of La Planche Des Belles Filles to claim victory at the end of a punishing Stage 6 of the 2019 Tour de France. However, Ciccone's effort was enough to take the yellow jersey from the shoulders of Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) by just 6 seconds despite a heroic effort in the final kilometre that left all but Ineos's Geraint Thomas of the race favourites floundering in the dust. Ciccone finished 11 seconds behind Belgian Teuns, but the 6 bonus seconds he gained for second place ended up making literally all the difference. Another rider involved in the day's main break, Xandro Meurisse (Wanty-Gobert) was third, but Thomas showed strength where ...

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Tour de France 2019: Dylan Teuns wins Stage 6 on La Planche Des Belles Filles, but Giulio Ciccone takes yellow

Tour de France 2019: Dylan Teuns wins Stage 6 on La Planche Des Belles Filles, but Giulio Ciccone ta

Martin James 11 Jul 2019 Bahrain-Merida rider takes the stage, but Ciccone ends the day smiling despite Alaphilippe's heroics approaching the line Image credit: Eurosport Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Merida) outlasted fellow breakaway compatriot Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) on the brutal final kilometre of La Planche Des Belles Filles to claim victory at the end of a punishing Stage 6 of the 2019 Tour de France. However, Ciccone's effort was enough to take the yellow jersey from the shoulders of Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) by just 6 seconds despite a heroic effort in the final kilometre that left all but Ineos's Geraint Thomas of the race favourites floundering in the dust. Ciccone finished 11 seconds behind Belgian Teuns, but the 6 bonus seconds he gained for second place ended up making literally all the difference. Another rider involved in the day's main break, Xandro Meurisse (Wanty-Gobert) was third, but Thomas showed strength where ...

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Does gravel belong in the Tour de France? La Planche des Belles Filles to test riders on dirt

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The final kilometer of Thursday's climb to La Planche des Belles Filles includes a mix of gravel road and chip seal. Does gravel cycling have a place at the Tour de France? Read the full article at Does gravel belong in the Tour de France? La Planche des Belles Filles to test riders on dirt on VeloNews.com .

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Giant Contend 2020 entry-level road range: Overhauled and more versatile

Giant Contend AR 2020

While top-tier bikes are becoming more expensive, the opposite end of the spectrum offers surprisingly good bikes for not a lot of money. Case in point, the overhauled 2020 Giant Contend SL Disc and all-new Giant Contend AR ranges which have prices starting at just US$1,000 / AU$1,399. Here’s a quick look at what’s new. … The post Giant Contend 2020 entry-level road range: Overhauled and more versatile appeared first on CyclingTips .

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BMC reveals new URS gravel bike range

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Swiss brand unveils four models with 10mm of damping in the seatstays

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BMC gets in to gravel with new URS gravel bike range

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Swiss brand unveils four models with 10mm of damping in the seatstays

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BMC’s slick, new, integrated URS gravel bike

Grey and blue gravel road bike

All-new UNRESTRICTED brings BMC off-road performance and innovation to gravel

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BMC Unrestricted URS 2020 first-ride review: Gravel bike or MTB?

BMC URS TWO Unrestricted 2020 gravel bike

It wasn’t long ago that we thought of gravel as a fringe discipline of road cycling, a discipline where niche brands like Salsa Cycles had a near monopoly. Now you’ll be hard pressed to find a single global bike brand that doesn’t have a bike dedicated to gravel. BMC only recently dipped its toes into … The post BMC Unrestricted URS 2020 first-ride review: Gravel bike or MTB? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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