Video Review: Is Canyon's Aeroad CF SL Disc the best budget aero bike?

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Here's Dave's video review of the Canyon Aeroad CF SL 7.0 Disc

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BikeRadar Podcast Ep 3: How do £10k bikes even exist, helmet tech and e-road

Rider on a Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc

BikeRadar's tech writers Warren, Matthew and Tom discuss developments in electric bikes, helmet technology and the rise of the £10,000 bike

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How and when to watch the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and World Champs

Nino Schurter UCI XCO World Cup in Val di Sole 2018

Our complete guide to this year’s coverage

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A tire contest, lockout lever opinions, Fantasy XC racing: Pinkbike Digest

Supported by What’s going on in the mountain bike world? The Pinkbike Digest showcases the top dirt articles from our mountain bike sister-site, Pinkbike.com. You’ll get coverage from racing, tech, and some fun story-telling along the way. Can You Guess These 21 Tires By Their Tread Patterns Alone? – Sea Otter 2019 By: Richard Cunningham I’ll bet … The post A tire contest, lockout lever opinions, Fantasy XC racing: Pinkbike Digest appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Le Col Pro Summer shorts and jersey 2019 review

Peter Stuart Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:38 Le Col’s newest Pro range of summer kit promises performance but without sacrifices to style or comfort 4.5 / 5 Jersey - £120, Shorts - £150 Le Col has been on the warpath. In 2017 it raised over £1m in crowdfunding, and has since signed Bradley Wiggins as its major brand ambassador. Where Le Col was once a side-project for ex-pro cyclists Yanto Barker, it’s not a truly international brand. It’s no surprise, then, that the range has expanded hugely. The Pro collection sitting in the middle of the range between the entry-level Sport and the highest tier Hors Categorie collections. This year’s collection stays true to the fundamentals of Le Col’s design, which seeks to bring together performance, comfort and aesthetics. While it looks like slick and comfortable kit from a distance, up close there are some impressive nods to performance. ...

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The CyclingTips Weekly Quiz #11: How’s your form this week?

With the Giro d’Italia and Amgen Tour of California running simultaneously, along with all sorts of tech and doping hubbub, it’s been a big week in cycling. Here’s what we’ve brought you: Neal Rogers, in his latest ‘Weekly Spin’ column, brought an entertaining interview with George Bennett back from California. Dane Cash reported on the … The post The CyclingTips Weekly Quiz #11: How’s your form this week? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Scott MTB Comp Boa Reflective Lady shoe review

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Decent value shoes that will suit a gravel rider or commuter who rides in low light 8/10

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State Bicycle finds a new gear: Its first geared road bike

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Company has classically shifted focus with its latest creation. The 4130 Road is the fixed-gear company's first geared road bike, featuring a 1x8 drivetrain controlled with a classic downtube shifter. With a 44-tooth chainring combined with a 11-28t cassette, the bike's purpose is commuting and light recreational use. "We wanted to offer a product for those who love the brand and look but need something with gears for their commute, and we think we definitely achieved that," said State Bicycle co-founder Mehdi Farsi. The chromoly steel frame is designed to fit 25-35mm tires. The frame also can accept fenders for the stock 25mm tires, and luggage racks can be used front and rear. Offering a geared bike was a project 18 months in the making, Farsi said. Much like its 4130 fixed-gear bikes popular with the Millennial and Gen Z crowd, State Bicycle wanted ...

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Lazer Bullet 2.0 aero helmet review: Potential realized

I grew up obsessed with Transformers. Granted, my stereotypical Asian immigrant parents really only let me have toys with some sort of educational value (which basically translated into tons of Legos) so I never had very many of the things, but I adored the few that I did. I remember being amazed by the way … The post Lazer Bullet 2.0 aero helmet review: Potential realized appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Coros claims to have made the most powerful GPS watch ever

Coros Vertex

The Vertix has a claimed battery life of 60 hours in GPS mode, a SpO2 blood oxygen sensor and more

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Coros claims to have made the most powerful GPS watch ever built

Coros Vertex

The Vertex has a claimed battery life of 60 hours in GPS mode, a SpO2 blood oxygen sensor and more

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Giant Revolt Advanced 0 2019 gravel bike review

Giant Revolt Advanced 0 2019

New for 2019, the Revolt Advanced is Giant’s first carbon gravel-focussed steed. Built with performance in mind, it’s a clear departure from Giant’s previous and surprisingly numerous gravel-styled models. I spent the past couple months riding the Revolt Advanced 0 and came away impressed. It’s not only a great leap above the Giant ToughRoad SLR … The post Giant Revolt Advanced 0 2019 gravel bike review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Oakley quietly launches new Radar EV Advancer and EVZero Blade glasses

Oakley Radar Advancer and EVZero Blade

Anti-fog updates and a throwback design from the American eyewear company

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Saracen Levarg SL review

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Fast and stable handling bike for road and off-road shenanigans 8/10

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Samuel Sanchez handed two-year back-dated ban for doping positive

Samuel Sanchez handed two-year back-dated ban for doping positive

Joe Robinson 14 May 2019 Rider's ban will come to an end in August 2019 after positive for growth hormone Former Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez has been given a back-dated two-year ban for a positive test returned in 2017. The Spaniard returned a positive test in August 2017 which saw him provisionally suspended by the UCI while they investigated the anti-doping violation. He was also fired immediately by his BMC Racing team. After 18 months of investigation, the UCI confirmed in a statement on Monday 13th May that Sanchez has been handed a back-dated two-year ban that would end on 16th August 2019. 'The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) confirms that Samuel Sanchez has been sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of two years, following an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) committed on 9th August 2017 (i.e. presence and use of the prohibited substance GHRP-2 and its Metabolite GHRP-2 M2),' ...

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Points deduction could see Viviani abandon Giro d'Italia early

Points deduction could see Viviani abandon Giro d'Italia early

Joe Robinson 14 May 2019 Italian champion's sprint disqualification also criticised by rider's team The chances of Elia Viviani riding the Giro d'Italia through to its conclusion in Verona have shortened as the sprinter lambasted the race organisers' decision to penalise him 50 points in the ciclamino points after relegating him from victory on Stage 3 . The Italian national champion crossed the line first in Orbetello yesterday, but was subsequently relegated by the race commission for changing his line in an irregular sprint that impeded Trek-Segafredo's Matteo Moschetti. Eventually, UAE-Team Emirates' Fernando Gaviria was awarded victory while Viviani was demoted to 73rd on the stage and also deducted 50 points in the sprinter's classification, a move that the rider told Gazzetta dello Sport may affect whether he rides the entire three weeks. 'I didn't know that they had also penalized me 50 points in the sprinter's classification,' Viviani told ...

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Giro d'Italia: 'If they want trouble, they have it with finishes like this' say Deceuninck

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) not in the best mood after his relegation

Elia Viviani clearly didn't want to say something he might later regret. The Italian champion had spent long minutes in the video commissaire's truck at the finish line in Orbetello, reviewing footage of the closing metres of stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia as though it were the Zapruder film. Now, after trying and failing to overturn the decision to strip him of stage victory, Viviani was of little mind to make his case all over again for the assembled television cameras. Instead, Viviani walked silently to his bike and pedalled slowly towards his Deceuninck-Quick Step bus, parked a mile away on the seafront. Another scrum of reporters was waiting for him when he skidded to a halt there, but the 30-year-old evaded them by dismounting from his bike and climbing up the stairs in one deft motion. It was a manoeuvre of a different kind that saw Viviani relegated ...

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Gaviria wins Giro d'Italia stage 3 as Viviani relegated in sprint

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) takes the win on stage 3

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) was the first across the line in Orbetello, but victory on stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia went to Fernando Gaviria ( UAE Team Emirates ) after the Italian champion was relegated for an irregular sprint. Viviani, who won four stages and the points classification at last year’s Giro, opened his sprint from the wheel of stage 2 winner Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe), moving out to the left hand side of the road and into the path of Matteo Moschetti (Trek-Segafredo), who had to stop pedalling. The QuickStep sprinter pointed to his all-new Italian champion’s tricolore jersey after crossing the line but the celebrations didn’t last long. His movement raised flags with the race jusry, who reviewed the footage and decided on relegation. That meant Gaviria, who shook Viviani’s hand after finishing in second place, was awarded the victory, his first on his return to the Giro after ...

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Samuel Sanchez suspended for two years

Former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez

Samuel Sánchez has been suspended from competition for a period of two years, the UCI has announced. The Spaniard tested positive for the growth hormone releasing peptide GHRP-2 on August 9, 2017 before being provisionally suspended by the UCI and later fired by his then-team, BMC. Sánchez, who called the positive test a "total surprise" , retired from professional cycling at the end of the 2017 season, with his case remaining in limbo ever since. In a press release, the UCI confirmed his suspension, noting that they had accepted that Sánchez's positive test originated from a contaminated supplement. "After careful review of the explanations and evidence submitted by Mr Sánchez, the UCI has accepted the likelihood that the origin of the anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) was a contaminated supplement Mr Sánchez was using," read the UCI press release. "As Mr. Sánchez has been provisionally suspended since 17 August 2017, his ...

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Spotted — super cheap SRAM SX Eagle groupset?

A picture of a SRAM SX Eagle groupset

Following a Bird Cycleworks blog post, could an even cheaper Eagle groupset be on the way?

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