What to wear for a summer of cycling

What to wear for a summer of cycling

Summer cycle clothing is typically minimal and designed to remain dry even on the sweatiest days out in the saddle.

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Viewers’ Guide to the 2018 Tour de France - Part Two

We unveil the 8 most exciting stages of the race In part one, we covered our picks from the 21st to the 9th best stage of the Tour de France. Join us now to count down to our top draft pick. Pick No.8: Stage 3 - Team time trial. Potential for chaos. What was said when the pick was made? Andrew: The guy who wrote the blurb at the top (okay, that was me) had it right - potential for chaos. This stage won’t be beautiful, and it probably won’t end up being hugely impactful. On the other hand, it will definitely have a hand in team selection (especially with squads reduced to eight this year) and will make a big difference to who wears the jerseys for most of the next week. There are years that the climbers can turn up in ordinary form and ignore the first week ...

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11spd: This week's best bike gear

11spd: This week's best bike gear

Think all helmets are the same? This week we saw an American university produce a detailed test on 30 helmets, ranking each of them for safety and concussion prevention with a six-point, two-speed impact test. We published a number of reviews, including the Garmin Edge 520 Plus , the Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29 and the Whyte 905 , among others. But now, check out the latest and greatest to arrive in our Colorado offices. Tour de France 2018 bikes, gear and tech How to watch the Tour de France 2018 live on TV Eurobike 2018: latest news and show highlights Moots Vamoots Disc RSL Made in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the titanium Moots Vamoots Disc RSL comes with all manner of options. Beyond the nine sizes with their own tube diameters and wall thicknesses, the Vamoots RSL Disc can also be built with an additional 1cm height on the head ...

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Q&A: Harry and Charlie Tanfield

Mark Bailey 29 Jun 2018 The Yorkshire brothers tell Cyclist about their successes, self-funding their racing dreams and shaking up British Cycling Brothers Simon and Adam Yates are starting to realise their potential on the WorldTour stage, but in Harry and Charlie Tanfield there's another set of British cycling siblings starting to cause some waves of their own. At the British National Championships this week, Charlie took the honours in the under-23 time-trial, then Harry arguably did even better by finishing second behind Geraint Thomas in the senior men's time-trial. Clearly the Yorkshire duo have a bright future ahead of them, and Cyclist caught up with the pair recently for a chat... Cyclist: Charlie, you won pursuit gold and team pursuit silver on the track at the Commonwealth Games. How did the locals of Great Ayton in Yorkshire react? Charlie Tanfield: When we came home there were signs, posters and ...

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Merida Silex 700 review

Merida Silex 700

A great example of mountain bike inspired geometry on a gravel bike 9/10

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Bluegrass launches its new Legit full-face helmet

Bluegrass launches its new Legit full-face helmet

The downhill race fans among you might have spotted a new lid adorning the heads of Sam Blenkinsop, Joe Smith and others… but speculate no further, because this is it, the Bluegrass Legit. Best mountain bike helmets for trail riding Best bike helmets: a buyer's guide to help you find what's right for you The Italian brand says that it's worked with its sponsored riders and taken on feedback to create a helmet that improves on its existing downhill helmet the Brave. Apparently, the carbon version we’ve seen the top guys wearing is still in development and won’t be available until the autumn, but this composite shelled model will be in the shops by September and is designed to "bring race technology to the people, at an affordable price point" — £180 / €200 / $250. Bluegrass says that it's worked extensively on the shell, giving it impact absorbing flex ...

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Spartacus vs Phil the Thrill: The looming Cancellara-Gaimon fondo showdown

With July looming, it is time for the cycling community to cast its focus on the preeminent and most controversial race of the season — the gran fondo grudge-match between Fabian Cancellara and Phil Gaimon. That highly touted but poorly understood contest between two retired pros of considerably different pedigree will take place this Sunday … The post Spartacus vs Phil the Thrill: The looming Cancellara-Gaimon fondo showdown appeared first on CyclingTips .

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MET launches new trail Echo and Eldar helmets

MET launches new trail Echo and Eldar helmets

MET released its Roam helmet last year, a hard-riding, featured-packed trail lid. Now, it's announced the introduction of a cheaper version called the Echo. Best bike helmets: a buyer's guide to help you find what's right for you Best mountain bike helmets for trail riding Best road bike helmets: 16 of our top picks MET Echo The shape of the Echo’s shell is directly influenced by the Roam, with extended rear coverage and moulding to accommodate goggles. Around the rim of the EPS liner there are also shallow channels, to keep your head cool when wearing goggles, in addition to internal channelling. Holding the Echo securely on to your head is MET’s Safe-T Mid Fit System, which uses a band around the entire head to minimise pressure points. What’s lost at this price-point though is a MIPS layer, shell coverage around the rim of the EPS liner and the multi-position ...

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Citing strong season, Valverde upbeat about Tour chances

Supported by Just under one year ago Alejandro Valverde crashed out of the Tour de France on the opening day, hitting the ground at high speed during the opening time trial and fracturing his kneecap and ankle. Now, with the 2018 race on the horizon, the Spaniard has spoken about his triumphant return to racing, his build-up … The post Citing strong season, Valverde upbeat about Tour chances appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Viewers’ Guide to the 2018 Tour de France - Part One

In which the draft comes to cycling previews So, there’s this bike race you might have heard of? Happens in France every year? Kind of a big deal? Goes on for ages? This one time, this American guy won it lots of times, except he didn’t? Anyway, we try and talk about it every year, because, I dunno, people like it? Yeah. Whatever. The Tour is coming, guys. With it comes the annual Podium Cafe stage by stage guide. This year, we’re trying something new. Instead of working out how important the stages are relative to other things in our lives, we’re drafting them. I was joined by m’colleague, Conor, and asked him to pick the stage he’s most looking forward to watching. Not necessarily the best, or the most important, just the one he’ll give up the most to watch. We argued for a bit, and then I picked ...

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Navy is the new black: the cyclist’s guide

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New bibs on the block: Albion bibshorts review

Joe Robinson Friday, June 29, 2018 - 15:31 London-based Albion gives bibshorts a go and the results are pretty impressive 4.0 / 5 £110 Based within the M25, London company Albion is trying to do something that is very hard: become relevant in the cycling clothing market. It's a feat that many have tried and many have failed at. To put it in to perspective, in the Cyclist office we keep a list of every cyclewear brand that contacts us about its kit or we spot scrolling through Instagram. So far there are 140 names on it. Of those 140 names, it would be accurate to estimate that only 25% of these brands have managed to offer something different and become a brand that both you as the consumer and I as a reviewer stand up and take notice of. First impressions would suggest that Albion sits in the latter ...

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JRA with the Angry Asian: On finding two-wheeled inspiration

Just yesterday, a co-worker of mine in Melbourne, Simone Giuliani, shared a video (see above) on our company Slack channel about Rajesh “RJ” Magar, a 21-year-old man in Kathmandu, Nepal, who had big dreams. He grew up with his family sharing a single 12x12ft room. His uneducated parents earned meager wages — his father as … The post JRA with the Angry Asian: On finding two-wheeled inspiration appeared first on CyclingTips .

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A missing mountain at the women’s Road Worlds

Supported by “Dear reader, can you help me?” Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig asked, tongue planted firmly in cheek. “I’m struggling to understand why there often is a significant difference between the men’s and women’s courses.” It’s never long before the subject of inequality rears its head in the world of cycling. The most recent is to do with … The post A missing mountain at the women’s Road Worlds appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Reynolds consolidates wheel line for 2019, looks to cover key categories

Aero 80 road wheels will come in both rim- and disc-brake versions. MSRP: $2,099.

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds has streamlined its carbon wheel line for 2019, offering good/better/best options in road, gravel and mountain, plus a new selection of e-MTB wheels. The company’s reps will begin rolling out the program in July, and Reynolds will debut the line at Eurobike. “We now have products in all the segments — we have equal product presentations for road, gravel, mountain and e-bike,” Reynolds CEO Scott Montgomery told BRAIN. “And to be at the table with products in all those segments was crucial, because there was a time when Reynolds was really road-centric, and we have worked our tails off this year to make sure we’re in all the segments. “We’ve consolidated the line so that there are fewer total offerings, but we’re very strong in each segment,” he added. The Black Label name from Reynolds’ premium mountain offering is now used for top-end products in ...

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Yamaha hires field marketing and sales reps for its Power Assist Bicycle products

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CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, has hired two new field marketing and sales representatives to support its Power Assist Bicycle product line rollout and help develop its network of traditional bicycle dealers and specialty e-bike shops. Kyle Ireton will serve Yamaha's Western states retailers, while Cody Forbes will represent Yamaha with dealers in the East. Both started their new positions with the Yamaha Power Assist Bicycle group in May. Yamaha is shipping its first-ever U.S. Power Assist Bicycles to retailers across the country this summer. "Yamaha is committed to providing Power Assist Bicycle consumers with the best possible experience — the type of experience they expect from Yamaha — from the product itself, to the buying experience, and through the ownership experience with continued quality service and support," said Drew Engelmann, Yamaha's Power Assist Bicycle sales and marketing manager. "It's important that we work with the right ...

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Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc 8.0 first ride review

Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc 8.0 first ride review

You can tell at a glance that this bike is built for speed, with deep wheels nestled into elongated-profile tubes, but let me tell you how it rides: quickly. Tour de France 2018 bikes, gear and tech Canyon Endurace CF SL Disc 7.0 review Canyon Bicycles: reviews and buying advice Aerodynamics aside, the taut pedaling platform is remarkable from the first hard pedal stroke. Standing and yanking on the bars, or just diving into a corner with the hips, and the stiff front-end responds similarly: let’s go! Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc 8.0 highlights Highly aero frameset and wheels but with normal bar and stem Nearly impeccable Shimano Ultegra hydraulic group with 160 rotors Somewhat old school but still super aero 23/25 tires Seatpost that strikes a balance between aerodynamics and comfort Exceptional value Plug and play with two NorCal test rides I borrowed this bike from Canyon North America’s ...

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BikeRadar Bargains: the best discounted road and mountain bike frames

BikeRadar Bargains: the best discounted road and mountain bike frames

The heart of your bike is its frame, and if you’re looking to put together your dream build this summer, we’ve found some bargains for you to pick from. We have the stalwart Surly Straggler , the logical Ritchey Logic , and the knee-tremble inducing De Rosa SK for the roadies. And for you mountain bikers, consider a supple steel Genesis Tarn , the rowdy Transition Scout or the progressive and long Mondraker Foxy Carbon R. Road bike groupset — everything you need to know Top 5 road bike upgrades Surly Straggler frameset — £550 £449 The Surly Straggler is just one of those frames that will keep going for countless miles and will never let you down. It's thoroughly standard with its double-butted steel frame, QR axles, down tube shifter mounts and non-tapered steerer, but that's no bad thing. With ample tyre clearances and mounts for everything from racks ...

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How to watch the Tour de France 2018 live on TV

How to watch the Tour de France 2018 live on TV

The biggest race of the year is almost upon us. This is the one we’ve all been waiting for. Read on to find out how to keep up to date with and watch the Tour de France 2018 live from 7–29 July. Chris Froome has firmly announced his attention to cement a record-equalling fifth win, but the technical course this year could favour a number of other riders including Tom Dumoulin, Richie Porte and Vincenzo Nibali. Find out how to watch the action live, but also be sure to check back on BikeRadar regularly as we follow the Tour and bring you the latest updates on the bikes and gear from the world's biggest race. Tour de France 2018 bikes, gear and tech Team Sky and Chris Froome launch new Tour de France kit Buy the Official 2018 Tour de France Race Guide The 2018 Tour de France The 2018 ...

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Kirschner Brasil on the Emporium

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