This new Ibis handlebar lets you fine-tune fit without commitment
Most of today’s mountain bike handlebars come in stock lengths of 780mm to 800mm. While these widths work for some riders, they’re too wide for others. How to adjust your handlebar height Ibis Ripmo first ride review Ibis realized that many riders are wary of cutting their handlebars down to size since it’s a one-way change. “We’ve seen many riders using bars that were either too wide or too narrow, so we created a fit solution that would make it easy to experiment with different bar widths,” the company noted in a press release. Ibis’s solution was to develop versions of its high- and low-rise handlebars that employ a pair of cut-able aluminum inserts, which thread into alloy sleeves bonded into the carbon handlebar. The total handlebar width with the inserts installed is 800mm. Removing them results in a width of 750mm. If you prefer a 780mm-wide bar, simply cut ...
Ibis launches adjustable-width carbon handlebars
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles has introduced new adjustable-width carbon mountain handlebars that can be run at 750 or 800 millimeters — or widths in between. The new Lo-Fi (10-millimeter rise) and Hi-Fi (30-millimeter rise) bars use two 25-millimeter-wide aluminum inserts that thread into the ends of the bar. The inserts can also be cut down to run any width in between 750 and 800 millimeters. Both bars have a 31.8-millimeter clamp diameter. The Lo-Fi weighs 238 grams, and the Hi-Fi is 249 grams. They are backed by a seven-year warranty. Handlebars are now shipping on complete Ibis bikes spec’d with Shimano XT or SRAM X01 or XX1. They’re also available on SRAM NX and GX builds as an upgrade. Aftermarket availability is set for this fall with an MSRP of $169.99. Replacement inserts will be $15.
Richie Porte looks to Vuelta and Worlds after untimely Tour de France exit
Supported by For the second year running, Richie Porte (BMC) didn’t get to enjoy the first rest day of the Tour de France with his BMC teammates. Instead, for the second year running, he spent the day coming to terms with a frustrating, painful and premature end to his Tour campaign. “Obviously disappointed,” said Porte in a … The post Richie Porte looks to Vuelta and Worlds after untimely Tour de France exit appeared first on CyclingTips .
Analysis: Mathew Hayman’s massive watts on stage 9 cobbles
Take a closer look at the power data of Mitchelton-Scott captain Mat Hayman over the pavé of stage 9. Read the full article at Analysis: Mathew Hayman’s massive watts on stage 9 cobbles on VeloNews.com .
The Outer Line: Trek’s innovative approach to sponsorship extends to WWT
By retaining close control of its pro racing teams, Trek has been able to cultivate a diverse stable of top athletes. Read the full article at The Outer Line: Trek’s innovative approach to sponsorship extends to WWT on VeloNews.com .
Bernal uninjured despite crashing into car
Egan Bernal has an ill-fated day on the Tour's cobbles, but he's prepared to race into the mountains Tuesday. Read the full article at Bernal uninjured despite crashing into car on VeloNews.com .
Trend watch: At Eurobike 2018, batteries are included
Five key trends from Eurobike explained, evaluated, and critiqued. Which will last and which will fade away? Read the full article at Trend watch: At Eurobike 2018, batteries are included on VeloNews.com .
Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating
The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating on VeloNews.com .
UCI commits to fight against motor cheating
The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at UCI commits to fight against motor cheating on VeloNews.com .
7mesh WK2 bibshorts and Quantum Jersey SS review
Hannah Troop Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 16:08 3.5 / 5 £120 - bibshorts ; £95 - jersey If you haven’t heard about 7mesh yet that’s quite understandable as the brand only made its debut back in 2015 and being Canadian it's not all that shouty. Its birthplace is the Coast Mountains of British Columbia so the kit is designed to take on Alpine passes one day by mountain bike the next day by road. Coming from a place where it’s all about the great outdoors, 7mesh believed that cycling apparel technically fell short for the backcountry adventurer. This took the founders on their own journey of quitting their jobs and creating kit that could keep up with their enthusiastic outdoor pursuits. Image 4 of 9 Image 4 of 9 7Mesh Quantum Jersey SS The 7Mesh Quantum Jersey SS has been designed for versatility, ‘daily fix’, which can be used ...
Lizzie Deignan to headline new Trek women’s team
The U.S.-based bike manufacturer announced it will own and manage a new women's road racing team starting in 2019. Read the full article at Lizzie Deignan to headline new Trek women’s team on VeloNews.com .
Trek-Segafredo confirm women's team set to race on the Women's WorldTour in 2019
Trek-Segafredo confirmed that it is launching a new UCI women's team that will race on the Women's WorldTour at a press conference in Aix-les-Bains, during the first rest day at the Tour de France . The team also confirmed that they have signed former world champion Lizzie Deignan , who was in attendance to speak with the press. The team has reportedly hired Sunweb's Ellen Van Dijk, along Wiggle High5 riders Elisa Longo Borghini and Audrey Cordon-Ragot after the team has been rumoured to come to a close at the end of the 2018 season. There were rumours of a new women's team being built under the Trek-Segafredo management that first circulated last Thursday on CyclingWeekly and that the program was set to sign Deignan, who is currently on leave as she is expecting her first baby. The new contract brings to an end her five-year term with Danny Stam's ...
Tour de France 2018: The winners and losers from the first week
Joe Robinson 16 Jul 2018 Cyclist take a look at which riders have had a smashing first week and those who have fallen below par The 2018 Tour de France is already a third of the way through and after nine intriguing stages the lay of the land has finally been set. Fernando Gaviria, Dylan Groenewegen and Peter Sagan have shared the spoils on the flatter days taking two stages while the first uphill finish went to an aggressive Dan Martin . BMC Racing did what you would expect them to do in the team time trial as John Degenkolb got us all crying with joy in Roubaix . The race for General Classification has been interesting too. Tom Dumoulin was docked some time for drafting a car while Chris Froome lost seconds after crashing on Stage 1. Geraint Thomas is currently sitting pretty above them all while down the ...
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 ...
Tour de France does Paris-Roubaix: huge tech gallery
The ninth stage of an intense opening first part of the Tour de France included 15 sectors and over 22 kilometres of the northern French cobbles, with the stage weaving its way from Arras Citadelle to a stone's throw from the famous Roubaix velodrome. Tour de France 2018 bikes, gear and tech How to watch the Tour de France 2018 live on TV Expected and welcomed during the one-day Classics in the spring, asking mountain and GC specialists who weigh 60 kilograms to battle the infamous cobbles is another question altogether. BMC Racing's overall GC hopeful in Richie Porte crashed out with a suspected broken collarbone before the race had hit the first sectors, the crash a likely result of the nerves and tension within the peloton. Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac) suffered time losses for multiple mechanicals and a crash, respectively. Ahead of ...
Key moments at the 2018 Giro Rosa: Crashes, the Zoncolan and Grandma’s slippers
It was one of the toughest editions of the Giro Rosa we’ve seen. From those early days in pink for Team Sunweb, to the emergence of a new general classification powerhouse in Mitchelton-Scott, the most important women’s tour kept the excitement high throughout its 10 days. In this article we look back at some of … The post Key moments at the 2018 Giro Rosa: Crashes, the Zoncolan and Grandma’s slippers appeared first on CyclingTips .
Shimano PD-A600 pedal review: Single-sided gravel goodness
Shimano’s single-sided PD-A600 SPD road pedal isn’t new; far from it, in fact. First introduced in 2010, it was originally billed as an Ultegra-level alternative for roadies who wanted the stability of a traditional three-bolt system but the walking convenience of a recessed two-bolt cleat. Roadies are a finicky bunch, however, and so the A600 … The post Shimano PD-A600 pedal review: Single-sided gravel goodness appeared first on CyclingTips .
Emerging from the shadows in Roubaix: Degenkolb proves a point
It’s been a long and winding road for John Degenkolb since his last success in Roubaix. On an April day in 2015 he stood atop the podium at the end of the toughest of the spring Classics, celebrating a huge win just weeks after taking Milan-San Remo. Two victories in one Classics season? That’s rare … The post Emerging from the shadows in Roubaix: Degenkolb proves a point appeared first on CyclingTips .
Tour roundtable: Was it worth it to ride the cobbles?
Cobblestone chaos! Pavé pandemonium! The Tour de France's stage 9 was billed as a wildcard — did it deliver the drama we wanted? Read the full article at Tour roundtable: Was it worth it to ride the cobbles? on VeloNews.com .
Today at the Tour: Crashes, mechanicals, and the aftermath
The dust has settled. As expected, there were crashes. There were mechanicals. There were tears on the road, and tears on the podium. When contextualizing Stage 9 of the 2018 Tour de France, where to begin? Let’s start with the big picture: Although there were significant changes to the general classification after the peloton’s adventure … The post Today at the Tour: Crashes, mechanicals, and the aftermath appeared first on CyclingTips .