New bike alert: Colnago launches new V3Rs race bike

Sam Challis 18 Jul 2019 The V3Rs is the third iteration of Colnago’s monocoque race bike design Colnago will always be best known for its tube-and-lug C-series bikes but that doesn’t mean the brand has tied itself to one construction method. Spending time with the brand and its founder, Ernesto Colnago, it becomes clear that as much as Colnago celebrates its heritage it also embraces innovation. This was why the brand decided to tap into its long-standing relationship with Ferrari several years ago to explore monocoque frame design. Released in 2014, the V1-r was the result. Colnago says it improved upon that bike a couple of years later with the V2-r and has now released the final stage of the V-series project, the V3Rs. Available in both rim and disc versions, the new design brings with it the standard set of claims: it is apparently 70g lighter, 12% stiffer at ...

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New bike alert: Colnago launches the V3Rs race bike

Sam Challis 18 Jul 2019 The V3Rs is the third iteration of Colnago’s monocoque race bike design Colnago will always be best known for its tube-and-lug C-series bikes but that doesn’t mean the brand has tied itself to one construction method. Spending time with the brand and its founder, Ernesto Colnago, it becomes clear that as much as Colnago celebrates its heritage it also embraces innovation. This was why the brand decided to tap into its long-standing relationship with Ferrari several years ago to explore monocoque frame design. Released in 2014, the V1-r was the result. Colnago says it improved upon that bike a couple of years later with the V2-r and has now released the final stage of the V-series project, the V3Rs. Available in both rim and disc versions, the new design brings with it the standard set of claims: it is apparently 70g lighter, 12% stiffer at ...

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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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Colnago goes fully mainstream, dropping seatstays and grams with new V3Rs

The V3RS is an all-new lightweight racer

V2-R replacement is available with both rim brakes and discs

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MBUK‘s latest issue is out now!

Mountain Bike UK Issue 371

Grab your bumper copy of the mag to get all the best reviews, features and top tips from the MBUK team

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Salsa Journeyman Apex 1 650 review

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A lovely bike let down by weight and brakes 6/10

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Up to 48% off of Garmin Edge 820 & 520 GPS bike computers for Amazon Prime Day

The Edge 820 is reduced for Amazon Prime Day

Discounts on Garmin Edge bike computers and at least 32% off of wearable Garmin devices and smartwatches for Amazon Prime Day 2019

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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 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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Tour de France 2019: Wout van Aert sprints to victory on Stage 10 as key GC riders lose time

Tour de France 2019: Wout van Aert sprints to victory on Stage 10 as key GC riders lose time

George Smith 15 Jul 2019 Some teams take advantage of the crosswinds to gain time on rivals as Wout van Aert springs to Stage 10 victory at the 2019 Tour de France Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) outsprinted the likes of Elia Viviani ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) and Caleb Ewan ( Lotto-Soudal ) to take the win on Stage 10 of the 2019 Tour de France . A cyclocross rider beating the best sprinters in the world should really have been the day's biggest news, the main story was happening behind where many riders saw their hopes of overall victory disappearing up the road as splits in the peloton saw riders such as Thibaut Pinot ( Groupama-FDJ ) lose over a minute. After a tame day for the riders, attacks in the wind led to large gaps opening up splits in the peloton separating the GC riders, while Van Aert timed his ...

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Anti-doping bodies tipped off about possible use of doping agent at Tour de France

Anti-doping bodies tipped off about possible use of doping agent at Tour de France

Joe Robinson 15 Jul 2019 Rumours circulate about weight-reducing substance Aicar being used at Tour de France Anti-doping agencies have been put on high alert for the use of muscle-enhancing and fat reducing agent Aicar at the Tour de France . Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that tip-offs had been given by prominent figures within the sport that the drug had been reintroduced into the peloton in powder form. Additionally, WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) also confirmed that it had been warned in June to increase its search for Aicar in doping tests by an individual that is already involved with dope testing within the sport. It is believed that this individual highlighted riders currently at the Tour de France as likely to be taking the substance. It is also rumoured that riders are even taking the substance in powder form at the ongoing Tour de France with some potentially being ...

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Anti-doping bodies tipped off about use of doping agent at Tour de France

Anti-doping bodies tipped off about use of doping agent at Tour de France

Joe Robinson 15 Jul 2019 Rumours circulate about weight-reducing substance Aicar being used at Tour de France Anti-doping agencies have been put on high alert for the use of muscle-enhancing and fat reducing agent Aicar at the Tour de France . Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that tip-offs had been given by prominent figures within the sport that the drug had been reintroduced into the peloton in powder form. Additionally, WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) also confirmed that it had been warned in June to increase its search for Aicar in doping tests by an individual that is already involved with dope testing within the sport. It is believed that this individual highlighted riders currently at the Tour de France as likely to be taking the substance. It is also rumoured that riders are even taking the substance in powder form at the ongoing Tour de France with some potentially being ...

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Cannondale CAAD13: Alloy, aero, and more comfortable

Cannondale CAAD13

We speculated a few months ago that Cannondale was planning to release the next iteration of its long-standing CAAD aluminium performance range. Today, the CAAD13 is official. According to Cannondale, the new CAAD13 is a worthy tribute to the periodic table’s 13th element (aluminium), and compared to the CAAD12, that material is worked to provide … The post Cannondale CAAD13: Alloy, aero, and more comfortable appeared first on CyclingTips .

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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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Bikes of the Tour de France: Vincenzo Nibali's custom Merida Reacto

Joe Robinson 17 Jul 2019 Glitter paint job, a shark sticker, grip tape on the bottle cages and his name in gold Vincenzo Nibali is one of the very few riders good enough to warrant a custom edition bike thanks to victories at all three Grand Tours and two Monument wins. In a long and memorable career, that's still in full swing, the 34-year-old has won the Tour de France , Vuelta a Espana and two editions of the Giro d'Italia , while also winning Il Lombardia and Milan-San Remo to morph into the most rounded rider of his generation. The Bahrain-Merida rider is currently at the Tour hunting stage wins and the polka dot climber's jersey, a change of pace to his usual General Classification quest, but he is still one of the biggest names on the start list. Big enough to lead the Cyclist team to the Bahrain-Merida ...

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New bike alert: Cannondale launches all-new CAAD13

Stu Bowers Monday, July 15, 2019 - 13:00 Cannondale’s iconic race-ready aluminium line up gets a total revamp Anyone who followed cycling in the nineties will remember Cannondale’s oversized aluminium CAAD (Cannondale Advanced Aluminium Design) bikes winning races well before carbon rolled into town. The likes of the all-conquering Saeco Cannondale squad, and their especially flamboyant leader, Mario ‘Lion King’ Cipollini, helped make these bikes iconic. That heritage has never been forgotten by Cannondale, which unlike many brands, has always upheld its alloy line-up as a race-ready package – not just relegating these bikes to the bottom of the heap as cheaper, entry-level alternatives. Image 9 of 33 Image 9 of 33 Non-carbon racing pedigree Cannondale has maintained the geometry and cutting edge materials required to keep these bikes on pace with what’s expected of a race bike and it says this 13th generation proves alloy can still cut it, ...

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Best Amazon Prime Day cycling deals: cut-price road and mountain bike products

Amazon Prime Day

Don't miss these fantastic deals

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Review: The 2019 Norco Fluid FS1 29er packs a punch with high value build

In a world of ever-increasing prices, it’s nice to know brands still strive to present good value. With their updated Fluid FS line, Norco offers beginner and mid-level riders some highly capable complete builds at very reasonable prices. The 2019 Fluid frames feature impressive finishing touches, and they’re built with components that provide most of […] The post Review: The 2019 Norco Fluid FS1 29er packs a punch with high value build appeared first on Bikerumor .

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