Self-Adjusting Smart Bike And Component Recommendation: The New Idmatch Bike Fit

Joe Robinson 15 Aug 2018 Using complex technology but understandable information, idmatch has updated our opinion on the bike fit Many of us are unlikely to ever get a bike fit and those who do may come away feeling slightly hard done by. All in, the process can take a few hours and although the fitter will undoubtedly be incredibly knowledgeable about the process, a certain amount of guesswork is hard to avoid. Body dimensions can be hard to decipher, with the exact positioning of joints and bones hidden underneath varying densities of flesh. The fitter will then use physical tools and his own intuition to work out the angles of the body and your exact position on the bike. Idmatch, however, claims to have completely overhauled how to approach the bike fit. Firstly, using a 3D camera originally designed for a games console, the Italian company states that it ...

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Whyte Updates G-170 And S-150 Specs And Geometry For 2019

Whyte updates G-170 and S-150 specs and geometry for 2019

Whyte has just announced a whole host of updates to its G-170 and S-150 enduro and trail bikes for 2019, with upgrades to specs and some slight tweaks to geometry across the board. Mountain bike groupsets: everything you need to know Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you 2019 Whyte G-170 The new G170 retains the super-low bottom bracket, stable ride-quality and generous reach that we loved when first it launched last year. 2018 Whyte G-170C Works first ride review For 2019, the geometry has been tweaked slightly, adopting the same short fork offset first seen on the S-150 and further tweaks to the suspension kinematics. Pushing the limits of fork offset: an experiment Mud clearance has also been improved and the front triangle is large enough to accommodate a full-size bottle. As we covered previously , the originally 27.5in-only G-170 range now also includes a ...

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Technical Faq: Brakes, Tubes, And Dutch Bikes

Technical FAQ: Brakes, tubes, and Dutch bikes

Lennard Zinn addresses reader questions about disc brake calipers, patching tubes, the geometry of bikes in The Netherlands, and more. Read the full article at Technical FAQ: Brakes, tubes, and Dutch bikes on .

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Nibali: Fans Often Turn Races Into A ‘Circus’

Nibali: Fans often turn races into a ‘circus’

The Italian said alcohol-fueled fans create dangerous situations on climbs during races. Read the full article at Nibali: Fans often turn races into a ‘circus’ on .

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Entries Open For The Inaugural Cyclist Off-Road Event

Cyclist magazine 15 Aug 2018 Join Cyclist in September for a 45km, unsupported ride through Surrey's best off-road paths and toughest tarmac hills This September, Cyclist Magazine will host its first off-road test event taking riders across 45km of Surrey's best tarmac roads, toughest hills and gnarly off-road paths. Taking place on 8th September from the Priory School in Dorking, Surrey, the route will tackle the likes of Holmbury Hill and the Greensand Ridge before heading off onto the many fire roads and singletrack paths that connect Surrey's dense woodland. Cyclist expects ride time to be around 2 hours 30 minutes with this varying on weather and route choice. The course will be best suited for gravel-specific and cyclocross bikes with the off-road terrain too technical for road bikes. You can also complete the ride on a mountain bike but you may find those fatter tyres cover the terrain in ...

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Swiss Wins At Mont-Ste-Anne World Cup

Swiss Wins at Mont-Ste-Anne World Cup

Mont-Ste-Anne, Canada, is a legendary stop on the mountain bike circuit and is considered one of the most prestigious to win. It has been part of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup since its inception in 1991, and has hosted the world championship twice - and will host for the third time next year.

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Marathon Effort: The Story Behind The Man Who Ran The Tour De France

Supported by Let’s just get this out of the way right from the start: This is a story about a runner. His name is Peter Thompson and he really doesn’t ride a bike too much these days. But he likes to cover long distances and he enjoys watching the Tour de France and he’s a seeker of … The post Marathon effort: The story behind the man who ran the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tailfin Offers Aeropack Mountain Bike Pack On Kickstarter

BRISTOL, U.K. (BRAIN) — Tailfin has launched a new rear bag for mountain bikes on Kickstarter. The company said the product solves some of the challenges of carrying a medium amount of stuff on a mountain bike: it attaches quickly and is stable, is compatible with dropper posts, carbon posts and small frames, and doesn't get in the way when the rider gets behind the saddle. The AeroPack is a follow up to iTailfin's T1 carbon rack and pannier range, which launched in 2016. The AeroPack family includes three different models, for road, gravel or mountain bike. Each model shares a 20-liter waterproof roll-top pack with a built-in lightweight rigid backbone. The models differ from each other in the way they attach to the bike. The three products available at launch are: the AeroPack Carbon, the AeroPack Alloy and the AeroPack Trunk. The AeroPack Carbon and the Aeropack Alloy have ...

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Numerous Large California Wildfires Impact Bike Retail Across The State

Handlebar, credit Eric Aukiyoshi “We’ve had way less foot traffic. No one wants to test ride when it

REDDING, Calif. (BRAIN) — Although residents are now out of harm’s way of the nearly 200,000-acre Carr Fire currently burning just outside of Redding, California, the fire’s impacts will be felt for months, if not years. More than a dozen large wildfires continue to burn in California, with several thousands acres destroyed as the state also endured the hottest July on record. The Carr Fire, which ignited on July 23, forced Redding’s westside residential communities to evacuate as more than 1,000 houses burned. Parts of downtown Redding also evacuated as the fire jumped the Sacramento River and advanced into the city. Businesses closed for several days, including Chain Gang Bike Shop, which is located on the western edge of the city’s downtown. The Carr fire has calmed, and is now more than 50 percent contained, but Chain Gang manager Jeff Owens said life is far from normal in this small ...

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Riding Hiride's Semi-Active Suspension System For Road Bikes

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . With technologies such as disc brakes and tubeless tyres rapidly becoming the norm on road bikes, is it feasible that suspension could be the next big thing for those who stay on the road? BikeRadar recently headed across to Milan, Italy, to visit suspension experts HiRide and try out a road bike equipped with its ESAS semi-active suspension system. Full-suspension gravel bike breaks cover in Taipei Why the next-gen adventure road bike is a mountain bike in disguise HiRide’s ESAS suspension system in detail HiRide's ESAS system fitted to a Pinarello K10S frame With ESAS, HiRide claims to have launched the first electronic suspension system for road bikes. Pitched at the road, gravel and cyclocross market, the system is currently available exclusively through Pinarello’s Dogma K10S road bike. Paris-Roubaix proven Do road bikes really need suspension? HiRide ESAS suspension system first ride impressions ...

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Tech Gallery: Moots Factory Tour

Moots is best known for its premium titanium bikes, all of which have been made by hand for over a quarter-century in the idyllic Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs. Going strictly by the numbers, nothing Moots produces can compete performance-wise with modern carbon fiber. But numbers aren’t everything, and the timeless design, unique feel, … The post Tech gallery: Moots factory tour appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Ritchey Outback Review

Ritchey Outback review

Tom Ritchey is one of cycling’s pioneers, and his company builds beautiful road, cyclocross and mountain bike framesets from steel tubing he also designs. With the trend towards bikes that blur the lines between all of the above, Ritchey’s Outback is an adventure bike that continues in his pioneering spirit. Best road bikes 2018: how to choose the right one for you Best gravel and all-road bikes of 2018 Available as a teal coloured frameset (frame, fork and headset), my test bike was supplied with Shimano’s Ultegra compact groupset, and hydraulic disc brakes. Everything else was unsurprisingly Ritchey, and together would cost around £3,200 (approx $4,000 / €3,500 / AU$5,600). Claimed weight for a large frame, with its thru-axle and mech hanger is 2.17kg, and my complete bike weighed 9.31kg, which is respectable for a steel bike of this type. Apart from 12mm thru-axles at both ends, two bottle mounts ...

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Flueckiger Wins Incident Filled Mont Sainte-Anne World Cup

Mathias Flueckiger (Thömus-RN Racing Team) wins his first career World Cup

Round 6 of the UCI Mountain Bike XCO World Cup at Mont Sainte-Anne , Quebec, saw multiple lead changes on Sunday, as leading contenders crashed or suffered mechanicals. In the end, it was Mathias Flueckiger (Thomus RN Racing) that prevailed, taking his first ever World Cup victory. World champion and World Cup leader Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM) wrapped up the overall title with one race remaining in the series, despite finishing seventh after breaking his chain while in the lead. A large group of riders headed out from the start loop at the front, which was gradually whittled down over the first couple of laps to just Schurter and New Zealand champion Anton Cooper (Trek Factory). The pair rode together until Schurter broke his chain on lap four, leaving Cooper alone at the front. He was joined by Flueckiger, Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Torpado Gabogas) and Titouan Carod (BMC) by the end of ...

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Neff Wins In Mont Sainte-Anne, Extends World Cup Lead

Jolanda Neff (Kross Racing Team)

Jolanda Neff (Kross Racing) took her second World Cup win of the season on Sunday at Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec , Round 6 of the UCI Mountain Bike XCO World Cup. With her win, Neff solidified her lead in the overall standings with one race remaining. Annika Langvad (Specialized) came in almost two minutes behind Neff to take second with Emily Batty (Trek Factory) a few seconds behind her to complete the podium. Mont-Ste-Anne is a classic venue, with riders facing roots, rocks, steep climbs, rough descents and, in this edition, punishing heat. It has been around since the start of the World Cup in 1991, and is considered one of the most prestigious to win. After a one kilometre start loop, riders raced six laps of the 4.1-kilometre circuit. Neff took an early lead and never looked back, increasing her time gap every lap and setting the fastest lap splits ...

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Swirbul Shines As Jelly Belly Awaits Sponsor Decisions

Swirbul shines as Jelly Belly awaits sponsor decisions

Keegan Swirbul is having the ride of his career at the Tour of Utah while his Jelly Belly team hopes to re-sign with their longtime Read the full article at Swirbul shines as Jelly Belly awaits sponsor decisions on .

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Black Mountain Pinto


A great little bike to turn the balancer into a pedaller, but it comes with a large outlay 8/10

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Video: Breck Epic Done And Gold Dusted On Stage 6

Carla Williams and Jeremiah Bishop win the overall titles as Breck Epic wraps up with the Gold Dust stage. Read the full article at Video: Breck Epic done and Gold Dusted on stage 6 on .

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How To Fly With Your Bike

How to fly with your bike

There’s always good riding to be had at home, but sometimes you need your bike fix somewhere else. Often flying remains the easiest way to get abroad, but figuring out how to transport your bike can sometimes feel like a bit of a battle. So we’ve done some research to make it easier for you. 15 tips for travelling with your bike How to plan a cycling holiday on a budget Six essential tips for booking your first cycling holiday How to pack your bike If you’re flying with your bike then you’re going to have to pack it up. The days of chancing it and showing up at the airport with an unpacked bike are over. Instead, we recommend you take a bit of time to prepare. Whether you’re using a basic bike bag or a more elaborate hardshell case, always ensure your pride and joy is stowed securely ...

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Ffwd Outlaw Am Wheelset Review

FFWD Outlaw AM wheelset review

FastForward (or FFWD) is better known on the road side of things, but the Dutch wheel company has a growing mountain bike wheel range, with the Outlaw AMs sitting pretty near the top of the tree. FFWD has a lot of carbon wheels in its range, and the Outlaw AM uses this experience with its 33mm outer width, 24.5mm deep all-mountain orientated wheels. FFWD says that these wheels are aimed at bikes with 120–140mm of travel, so I fitted them to a Transition Scout and did my best to find their limits. Industry Nine UL235 CX Disc wheelset review DMR Zone Boost wheelset review The rims are built on to a pair of DT Swiss 240 hubs with 28 spokes front and rear in a 3-cross style — the spoke count isn’t massive, but 3-cross builds tend to be fairly strong, and, as we’ll get on to, carbon rims can ...

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Breck Epic Basics: Recovery, Or How The Race Is Won In Bed

With six days of racing on 240 miles of trails, Breck Epic is brutal. Recovery is key to making it through in one piece. Read the full article at Breck Epic Basics: Recovery, or how the race is won in bed on .

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