Podcast: Talking to the world’s fastest cyclist; worlds preview

Podcast: Talking to the world’s fastest cyclist; worlds preview

Fred talks to the world's fastest cyclist, Denise Mueller-Korenek about how she hit 184mph. Plus, we have a full worlds preview. Read the full article at Podcast: Talking to the world’s fastest cyclist; worlds preview on VeloNews.com .

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Riders revolt with protest letter ahead of union election

Riders revolt with protest letter ahead of union election

The peloton disagrees with the process laid out by the CPA for its presidential vote on Thursday in Austria. Read the full article at Riders revolt with protest letter ahead of union election on VeloNews.com .

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The Izoard RR Disc is born in the Alps and made just for you

The Izoard RR Disc is born in the Alps and made just for you

Spoon Customs constructs custom bikes inspired by its home in the Alps, with traditional steel meeting modern construction and design. The company has recently updated its Izoard RR road bike with disc brakes, and the result is… well, rather lovely. Custom Riva time trial bike How 3D printing could revolutionise steel frames The Izoard RR ‘template’ (named after the Col d'Izoard) provides the foundation for a road racer designed to go fast. By creating a custom bike designed just for you, Spoon Customs wants to create “that first bike feeling” that will get you excited to go out and ride. Getting a bike made with Spoon Customs begins with a fitting session, allowing the frame to be tailored to your physiology and requirements. With this information, the bike is then constructed from Columbus steel tubing in northern Italy. You can then choose either a 'house' paint job, or go completely ...

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How to set up road tubeless tyres

How to set up road tubeless tyres

Road tubeless setup can seem like a bit of a dark art to the uninitiated, but the technology has improved massively in recent years. Here, we demystify the process and explain exactly how to set up your road tubeless tyres. Best road bike tyres in 2018: everything you need to know Why gravel roads made me a believer in road tubeless Mavic road tubeless is late to the party but safer and easier than others, company claims Anatomy of a road tubeless setup To understand how to set up your road tubeless tyres, it’s first useful to explain what makes up a tubeless setup and what each component does. Tubeless tape Tubeless tape is an airtight rim tape that is applied to the bed of a rim to seal up spoke holes and rim joins. There are a few variations of tape available, with some rated for both road and ...

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Thule UpRide vs Yakima HighRoad bike rack comparison review

Yakima HighRoad versus Thule UpRide bike carrier review

As bike preferences have grown more diverse, and automobiles have grown ever bigger and taller, the once-common roof-based bike carriers have steadily lost ground to rear-mounted racks that are not only easier to load, but usually don’t require you to remove the front wheel, either. That said, roof racks are still preferred by many riders, … The post Thule UpRide vs Yakima HighRoad bike rack comparison review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Attaquer All Day Faded Stripe jersey review

Attaquer All Day Faded Stripe jersey  review

Attaquer's All Day range has been in the Australian brand's clothing line-up for several seasons now. As the name of the range suggests, the kit is designed for comfort during extended periods in the saddle, and although this is the focus, it doesn't come at the cost of technical performance. Attaquer All Day Arrow Stripe rain jacket review Attaquer A-Line jersey and bibs review Schumacher, Agassi, Sydney Olympics and the NBA — Attaquer Season 11 launches The Attaquer All Day Faded Stripe Teal jersey is a short-sleeve jersey ideal for riding in warmer weather. Six teal bands wrap around the torso fading from dark to light, creating a fresh yet fairly restrained design from a brand who are not usually known for holding back . The pro-level trends for longer sleeves and a lower collar are replicated on this jersey, which also features a fairly aggressive cut. However, as the ...

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BikeRadar Bargains: 4 of the best GoPro deals — UK only

BikeRadar Bargains: 4 of the best GoPro deals — UK only

With the launch of the GoPro Hero 7 last week , we thought we'd find you some deals on a few of the older models. The previous generations are still supremely capable and will let you capture great footage — you'll just be left with a bit of cash to spare. The GoPro Hero 7 is here How to use your action camera to ride faster We have the previous generation flagship model the GoPro Hero 6 Black , two refurbished models in the form of the venerable Hero 5 and Session , along with a GoPro alternative in the form of the Garmin ViRB Ultra 30 . Read on to find the right one for you. GoPro Hero 6 Black — £500 £345 GoPro Hero 6: hands on review The GoPro Hero 6 is the top-end model of yesteryear with 12MP resolution still images, video quality up to 4K ...

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What to wear mountain biking

What to wear mountain biking

Comfort, protection and to some extent personal style determine what to wear for mountain biking. In general, trail riders and downhillers tend to opt for baggy kit consisting of loose fitting shorts with a pair of padded Lycra shorts underneath and a loose-fitting jersey, whereas more race-focussed cross-country riders will often go full Lycra. Ultimately, the choice is totally up to you, and you should wear whatever you feel comfortable in! Best mountain bikes under £1000 If you're new to mountain biking, you didn't miss much How to handle your nerves when mountain biking If you’re heading off for an all-mountain adventure up an Alp or in the Rockies, you’ll need to bring more serious kit because you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared for mountain weather conditions. Get into mountain biking 1. Helmet A helmet is an essential piece of kit for mountain bikers. The chances of slipping, crashing ...

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Boardman MHT 8.9 review

Boardman MHT 8.9 review

Boardman’s rework of its big-wheeled, high-speed trail hardtail the MHT has been subtle, but then there wasn’t all that much that needed fixing. Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you Best mountain bike helmets for trail riding The MHT frame is new and deftly mixes performance with practical durability. It’s got a short tapered head tube, smooth-welded main tubes and flat wishbone seatstays. A curve in the seat tube brings the back wheel in tight, but there’s enough bottle-mount-free straight length to let you drop the seatpost low. Running the gear cable ‘naked’ outside the down tube gives a clean shift feel, the screw-in bottom bracket is a durability boost and there are rack fixings too. The 67-degree head angle and 73-degree seat angle give well-balanced poise and steering, and the reach is okay (an extra 10mm would be even better). Boardman MHT 8.9 kit Boardman ...

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Interbike 2018 highlights: Ceramic, aluminum, rubber, and foam goodness

The 2018 Interbike show has closed its doors, and all of the exhibitors and attendees have scattered from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. But does that mean we’ve already shared everything that caught our interest there? Hardly. Featured in this round of follow-up coverage are: a wealth of neat go-fast upgrades from Enduro … The post Interbike 2018 highlights: Ceramic, aluminum, rubber, and foam goodness appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Fizik Infinito R1 Knit shoe review

Fizik Infinito R1 Knit shoe review

The R1 has been Fizik’s top race shoe for a few seasons now, and for 2018 it has been joined by this intriguing Knit version. Unlike most knit fabric running shoes, or Giro’s knit Empires, the R1 uses the high-stretch, highly breathable fabric far more sparsely. Giro picks Knits for new Empire road and MTB shoes Giro Prolight Techlace shoe review The idea behind the R1 is to create a shoe that has a stiff exoskeleton bonded onto a stiff and light carbon sole. Laid into this are areas of knitted fabric to allow for a more comfortable fit. The exoskeleton, which the upper is forged around, offers great control over the fit, with the offset tongue position and widely-anchored dual Boa wires combining to create a closure that wraps around your foot without folding, creasing or pinching. The all-day comfort combined with the race shoe stability they provide is ...

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First look: Men's and women's Rapha Commuter Jackets

Jack Elton-Walters Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:31 A lightweight jacket for urban and casual use at a more affordable price point, in line with a shift of focus as changes at Rapha continue £100 Known for its top end and premium priced racewear, Rapha has continued its shift towards wider markets and more affordable products with the release of the Rapha Commuter Jacket in both women's and men's fits. Lightweight and waterproof, the jacket is an outer layer to be thrown on for rainy rides to the office or across town. Cycling to work is growing in popularity, even in the face of slow progress from those in charge in cities such as London, and those who ride know it's a great way to start the day and always better than the tube. However, it doesn't rain on the tube and poor weather can put many people off the ...

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100% Speedcraft Air sunglasses review

Stu Bowers Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:11 Helped along by a certain Peter Sagan, cycling newcomer 100% is taking the fight to Oakley 3.5 / 5 £299 Many have tried and failed to knock Oakley off its perch as the preeminent eyewear brand of the pro peloton, and whilst its not quite there yet, new kid on the block (in cycling at least) 100% has undoubtedly made a significant dent in Oakley’s dominance, helped in no small part by a certain Mr Sagan. The 100% Speedcraft Air glasses are more than just a cool pair of shades, bringing more to the table than just optical clarity and colourful UV protection for your eyes. Increasing the airflow potential of the nasal passage, and subsequently improving oxygen intake, has long been considered as an effective way to improve performance – remember when practically every athlete wore those stick on strips like ...

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100% Speedcraft Air review

Stu Bowers Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:11 Helped along by a certain Peter Sagan, cycling newcomer 100% is taking the fight to Oakley 3.5 / 5 £299 Many have tried and failed to knock Oakley off its perch as the preeminent eyewear brand of the pro peloton, and whilst its not quite there yet, new kid on the block (in cycling at least) 100% has undoubtedly made a significant dent in Oakley’s dominance, helped in no small part by a certain Mr Sagan. The 100% Speedcraft Air glasses are more than just a cool pair of shades, bringing more to the table than just optical clarity and colourful UV protection for your eyes. Increasing the airflow potential of the nasal passage, and subsequently improving oxygen intake, has long been considered as an effective way to improve performance – remember when practically every athlete wore those stick on strips like ...

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In pictures: Bianchi's classic bikes

James Spender 19 Sep 2018 We head to northern Italy for a closer look at the classic creations that have helped define the brand's rich heritage This article was originally published in Issue 74 of Cyclist Magazine Words James Spender Photography Mike Massaro What better place to start hunting down forgotten gems than the oldest marque in the game? Founded in Milan by Edoardo Bianchi, the Italian company lays claim to being the longest surviving name in the business, with a heritage dating back to 1885. Over its 133-year history it has won pretty much every race going, with riders such as Fausto Coppi, Felice Gimondi, Marco Pantani, Mario Cipollini and Jan Ullrich, and is still notching up victories today with the LottoNL-Jumbo team. Bianchi’s pedigree is as rich as its bikes are diverse, so when Cyclist visited the Bianchi factory on the outskirts of Treviglio in northern Italy, we ...

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Team Sky's budget grew to £34.5m last year, accounts reveal

Peter Stuart 19 Sep 2018 Team Sky releases its annual accounts for 2017, revealing an £3.4m increase in budget, but no longer details expenses Team Sky have once again published their annual accounts, revealing a considerable increase in the already substantial team budget, up to £34.5m for 2017, while the accounts have withheld information on the operating expenses divulged in previous years. The accounts, published through Companies House , reveal figures for the Tour Racing Limited (Team Sky’s trading name) for the full year of 2017 – revealing an increase in budget (total revenue) from £31,084,000 in 2016 to £34,496,000 in 2017. Very few teams reveal their finances to such detail, but Team Sky’s figures have been published now as it is a legal requirement for UK companies to publish accounts within nine months of the end of the financial year. Expenses unknown In previous years Tour Racing Ltd has ...

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VooDoo Canzo review

VooDoo Canzo review

VooDoo’s four-bar linkage bikes have been strong contenders in the sub-£1,000 suspension field, but can the Canzo compete with the latest four-figure full-sussers? Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you Best mountain bike helmets for trail riding The chassis has a proper metal head badge on its tapered head tube. Its main tubes are double-butted and hydroformed, and the seat tube has an S-bend moulded into it to support the rocker link that drives the rear shock. That means you can’t drop the seatpost far into the frame, so you’ll need to upgrade to a dropper if you want to move your body weight around significantly on descents. The back end is from the ‘simple but reasonably effective’ school of design. Single-sided pivots at the end of square chainstays combine with the rocker link to create a four-bar linkage. This moves the rear wheel in a ...

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When races go wrong: Inside the chaos of the Kelly Country Road Race

Organising bike races is a mostly thankless task. All those hours of planning, the careful logistics management, the syncing of multiple moving parts — it all happens behind the scenes, away from the public gaze. Get everything right and your hard work will go largely unnoticed. Get it wrong, though, and it’s a different story … The post When races go wrong: Inside the chaos of the Kelly Country Road Race appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The weekly spin: On rider representation, and David Millar’s protest candidacy

The weekly spin is a new column from our Editor at Large, offering commentary and analysis on topics ranging from racing to tech to industry to travel to simple observations from the saddle. David Millar is running to become president of the CPA, the professional riders’ union. He knows he won’t win. The Scottish former … The post The weekly spin: On rider representation, and David Millar’s protest candidacy appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Specialized Turbo Levo Expert FSR e-MTB first ride review

Specialized Turbo Levo Expert FSR e-MTB first ride review

The evolution of Specialized's Turbo Levo hasn't been a slow process. This latest model is an all-new bike from the wheels up. Would you race an e-MTB? Because electric enduro is now a thing MX meets MTB with the Schwalbe Eddy Current e-MTB tyre Learning from the first generations of the Levo fleet and the latest Stumpjumper, Specialized has made dramatic changes to this new Turbo Levo. Built around 29in wheels, a longer, slacker design with a low centre of gravity and shorter back end. It's also upped the rear travel and developed a new motor, which is smaller, yet more powerful and thermal stable. Also, a new battery provides up to 40 percent more range and there's brand-new software to keep you connected, too. What has stayed the same though is Specialized's commitment to making a mountain bike first and a pedal-assist bike second. Specialized Turbo Levo Expert FSR ...

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