A fantastically expensive cockpit and seatpost, food for the discerning bikepacker, socks and a crazily light carbon fibre pump
This week's fresh new kit is drool-worthy and practical in equal measure
Goal Setting, Beginner Tips, Weight Loss and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 239
Goal setting for the new year, a beginners checklist to start indoor cycling, nutrition strategies to lose weight through cycling and more is all covered in Episode 239 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Is this the new Canyon Aeroad?
Joe Robinson 2 Jan 2020 Is Mathieu van der Poel riding an updated Aeroad in the latest Zwift advert? Mathieu van der Poel has taken the reigns from Geraint Thomas in becoming the newest face for Zwift's adverts. While that's not terribly exciting news, the bike on which he rides during the clip seemingly is. It looks as if Van der Poel is riding an updated version of the Canyon Aeroad, the German marque's headlining aero road bike, brand new for 2020. Cyclocross Magazine tweeted the video to showcase Van der Poel's new Alpecin-Fenix kit with the rider switching between road, 'cross and mountain bikes. %uD83C%uDDF3%uD83C%uDDF1 Mathieu van der Poel in the new kit of Alpecin-Fenix in a commercial for his new partner Zwift. pic.twitter.com/1xLXze9lGP — Cyclocross24.com (@cyclocross24) January 1, 2020 The giveaway from the new frame is an updated rear triangle that has done away with its chunky seat ...
Seb Stott’s gear of the year
Seb's favourite bikes, parts and riding from 2019
Alex Evans’ gear of the year 2019
Budget-friendly kit that'll make your life easier and more comfortable on the bike
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The best of CyclingTips in 2019: Our favourite and most successful stories
Supported by The holiday season is just around the corner and all of us here at CyclingTips are looking forward to a relaxing break. Before we sign off for the year though, we thought we’d take a look back at the year that was. Throughout 2019 we’ve published somewhere in the vicinity of 1,800 articles — that’s … The post The best of CyclingTips in 2019: Our favourite and most successful stories appeared first on CyclingTips .
Alban convertible backpack-pannier review
Joe Robinson Friday, December 13, 2019 - 14:43 A bag promising to be backpack and a pannier. Good at both or neither at all? 3.5 / 5 £115 I like to compare the Alban convertible backpack-pannier to your typical utility footballer and please bear with me as I do. Your typical utility footballer is someone who can play in a range of different positions in the outfield rather than having a specific place. For some, like say Ruud Gullit, it's because their athletic prowess and tactical nous afford them the ability to play in a range of roles across the park, capable of adapting their game for the task at hand. Others, like a Phil Jones, find themselves as utility players, not through their natural ability like James Milner and Gullit, but because they don’t quite cut the mustard to do one specific job and instead find themselves shoehorned into ...
A new Rapha jacket, Schwalbe tyres, MET helmet and a novel on-bike storage solution
A quick look at some of the new products to grace our desks
A descent to transcendence
I take a long, deep breath in, loosening my grip on the handlebars a little as I do. I shake out my arms, trying to release the tension that’s been tugging at my neck and shoulders for the last little while. I’m trying to steel myself for what’s about to come. I’m descending at something … The post A descent to transcendence appeared first on CyclingTips .
Peter Sagan to begin Classics at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Joe Robinson 12 Dec 2019 Former World Champion wants to make up for barren 2019 season Peter Sagan will warm up his Spring Classics legs in 2020 by racing othe pening weekend at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. After opening his season at the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina, Sagan will then head to Europe to race Omloop on 29th February as preparation for the Monuments of Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix later in the Spring. Currently on a Bora-Hansgrohe training camp in Mallorca, Sagan will skip his usual season start at the Tour Down Under in order to focus on the Classics earlier. He will also be looking to make amends on a barren 2019 Classics season that saw him finish off of the podium in San Remo, Flanders and Roubaix. Last year was his first season since 2015 in which he failed to podium at one ...
Strava's Year in Sport shows increase in virtual rides whilst gender divide remains on the road
If it feels like more of your peers are getting the miles in indoors than ever before, it’s probably because they are. Or at least, they’re more likely to let you see the breakdown of their at-home workout. Strava’s annual ‘Year in Sport’ review shows that virtual rides have been up all year – with […]
Riding home for Christmas: How pros approach the festive period
Maria David 11 Dec 2019 Riders reflect on their racing season and tell us how they spend Christmas Christmas is just around the corner and after team presentations and training camps riders can look forward to relaxing with their families before starting the next racing season. Apart from those hardy souls who race cyclocross over the Christmas holidays, many pro riders use the festive week to let their hair down just a little. Some liquid refreshments will be enjoyed – and we’re not talking energy drinks. There will be turkey, Christmas pudding, mince pies, chocolates, cheese... Even when there is celebrating, the pedals still keep turning, and the pros will be out on their bikes – whether it’s on long rides to see family, local social rides or even the Festive 500 . Team Sunweb 's Nicolas Roche and Canyon-Sram 's Alice and Hannah Barnes took time out of their ...
Nine of the best cycling phone cases and wallets versus the zip-lock bag
The mobile phone wasn’t even a sci-fi concept when cycling jerseys and their handy pockets were created. And while the cycling jersey pocket has remained much the same since then, the things we carry certainly have not. Phones are taller, slimmer, heavier, slipperier and more delicate than ever. And with all that has come a … The post Nine of the best cycling phone cases and wallets versus the zip-lock bag appeared first on CyclingTips .
UCI confirms men’s and women’s WorldTour licenses
Supported by The UCI confirmed 2020 WorldTour status for 18 of 19 eligible men’s team applicants and seven of eight eligible women’s team applicants on Tuesday. The applications of Mitchelton-Scott’s men’s and women’s teams remain under review, but the team pointed to a paperwork delay as the cause of the holdup in a tweet shortly after the … The post UCI confirms men’s and women’s WorldTour licenses appeared first on CyclingTips .
UCI confirms men’s and women’s WorldTour teams for 2020
Boels-Dolmans not issued a WorldTour license due to sponsorship difficulties, Mitchelton-Scott's application still under review. Read the full article at UCI confirms men’s and women’s WorldTour teams for 2020 on VeloNews.com .
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Gravel shoe review: A slipper-like fit with boot-like grip
Gravel this, gravel that. It seems everything has a “gravel” variant these days, and Pearl Izumi answers the call with its X-Alp Gravel shoes that are supposedly purpose-built for the genre. Automatic entries into Dirty Kanza aren’t included with the purchase price, but here’s the thing: they’re actually pretty good, albeit hardly perfect. Mmmm … … The post Pearl Izumi X-Alp Gravel shoe review: A slipper-like fit with boot-like grip appeared first on CyclingTips .
Christmas gifts for the mud-loving cyclocrosser
10 essentials for staying warm, looking after your bike and enjoying the racing
WADA’s executive committee endorses four-year ban for Russia
Supported by WADA’s has executive committee (ExCo) has unanimously endorsed the recommendation of the Compliance Review Committee (CRC) to declare Russia’s anti-doping agency non-compliant for a period of four years. As a consequence, Russia will be banned from competing as a national team at major international events like the upcoming Tokyo Olympics during the four-year period. Exactly … The post WADA’s executive committee endorses four-year ban for Russia appeared first on CyclingTips .