GT goes electric with GT-E Force and GT-E Pantera mountain bikes

GT ebike news Force

GT enters electric bike market with full-suspension and hardtail bikes with Shimano's STEPS motor

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Scotland recaptures space for people with nationwide ban on pavement parking

Scotland recaptures space for people with nationwide ban on pavement parking

Jack Elton-Walters 11 Oct 2019 Huge benefit to pedestrians & those with disabilities while any redress of the balance away from cars is good for all, including cyclists Thanks to campainging by Living Streets Scotland , part of the UK charity for everyday walking, Scotland has brought in a nationwide ban on pavement parking and is the first part of the UK to do so. This change in the law could signal a welcome move away from the dominance of the motor vehicle on our streets and will also be to the benefit of those of us on two wheels as streets become more people-centric. Campaigners are now looking to get similar bans introduced in the other three nations of the UK. This specific campaign and subsequent ban may make no direct mention of cycling but in the competition for space in our urban areas, walking and cycling are on ...

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A signature saddle, bright night lights and tan wall tyres

First Look Friday

It's this week's First Look Friday…

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Where have all the women’s bikes gone? A look inside an ever-changing market

I had my first experience with the women’s specific movement in 2002. “I ride a Trek 6700 WSD,” my 12-year old self would say, smugly, to my friends. They didn’t know what on earth I was talking about, and neither did I. But I was hooked on clarifying to all who would listen that my … The post Where have all the women’s bikes gone? A look inside an ever-changing market appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Here’s why your next bike should be a cyclocross bike

Here's why your next bike should be a cyclocross bike

Working to the formula N+1=CX

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Il Lombardia: All you need to know including TV guide, favourites and route

Joe Robinson 10 Oct 2019 A complete guide to everything you need to know about Il Lombardia, taking place on Saturday 12th October Il Lombardia is the last big race of the season and one to savour. The final of the five Monuments of road cycling, 'the race of the falling leaves' takes place in early autumn across the picturesque landscape of Lombardy in northern Italy. Like all Italian Classics, the race takes place on a Saturday (12th October) as opposed to the usual slot of a Sunday. At 263km, it's a gruelling day in the saddle, covering six categorised climbs including the dreaded Colma di Surmano as the course takes the peloton from Bergamo to Como. Usually a race reserved for punchy climbers, recent winners have included Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott). While defending champion Pinot will be absent, a stacked start list will ...

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Video: Chris Akrigg redefines what’s possible on a gravel bike

Chris Akrigg

The trials legend is back with another outrageous video

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'If Van der Poel’s there it’ll be the Van der Poel show'

Jack Elton-Walters 10 Oct 2019 He may be racing a reduced programme but at least one of Van der Poel's rivals is still expecting him to make headlines. Photo: Canyon/Ramon After a successful debut road season that included WorldTour wins at Dwaars door Vlaanderen and the Amstel Gold Race , plus the overall at the Tour of Britain , fatigue finally caught up with Mathieu van der Poel when he faded in the latter stages of the World Championships earlier this month. As such, his choice to take a break and race a reduced cyclocross season this winter is perfectly understandable. Even so, he's still expected to take the start line of the DVV Trofee series of races and will also defend his Cyclocross World Championship title in Switzerland next February. However much Van der Poel races, one of his new rivals – new after only just stepping up from ...

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Time Cyclo gravel pedal: Road performance meets mountain function

Time Cyclo gravel pedal

Time’s new Cyclo pedals seek to combine the wide and stable platform of a road pedal with the mud clearance and easy walking of a mountain bike system. Designed with gravel and touring riders in mind, the French company’s latest pedal system looks to have the potential to be the best gravel-style pedal yet. The … The post Time Cyclo gravel pedal: Road performance meets mountain function appeared first on CyclingTips .

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BikeRadar Podcast Ep 9: Do you really need more than one bike?

BikeRadar Podcast Ep 9: Do you really need more than one bike?

With the rise of the gravel bike, has N+1 had its day?

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New Roval Terra gravel and all-road wheelsets are super wide, wicked light

It’s now been nearly three years since I reviewed the Enve Composites SES 4.5 AR Disc wheelset, and I’ve been wondering aloud in that time why a competitor hasn’t stepped in with a similarly wide concept given that model’s obvious (at least to me) performance advantages. It’s light and aero, yes, but also stupendously comfortable … The post New Roval Terra gravel and all-road wheelsets are super wide, wicked light appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Best mountain bike shoes 2019 | 13 tried and tested recommendations

Specialized S-Works Recon shoes

Our top-rated flat and clipless shoes for mountain bikers

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The most anticipated enduro bikes of 2020

Enduro mountain bike

The big-hitting rigs you need to look out for in 2020

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Five cool things coming soon from Assos, Lazer, Orro, Tune and Lezyne

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Some of our top picks from the road.cc test pile this week, with reviews coming soon...

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Yuba Electric Supermarche e-cargo bike review: The smile machine

At nearly 50kg all in, the Yuba Electric Supermarche is undoubtedly the heaviest rig ever tested on CyclingTips. However, it’s also the most useful bike we’ve ever tested, and despite its obvious lack of “performance features”, it’s arguably the type of bike that can have the biggest effect on how much time you spend in … The post Yuba Electric Supermarche e-cargo bike review: The smile machine appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Kinesis Tripster AT complete bike review

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A super versatile frame with a no-nonsense build, but there are better value complete options out there 7/10

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The new Vitus Mythique offers truly modern geometry for just £1,250

2020 Vitus Mythique VRX

Three models, great specs, 27.5in and 29in wheel options, and modern geometry

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Route and date for L'Etape du Tour 2020 revealed

Route and date for L'Etape du Tour 2020 revealed

Joe Robinson 3 Oct 2019 Find out where next year's L'Etape du Tour will be taking place The route and date for the L'Etape du Tour 2020 have been released with it centring around the French Riviera city of Nice. The popular sportive that runs alongside the Tour de France will take place on Sunday 5th July and capitalise on the race's Grand Depart in Nice with a 177km loop starting and finishing in the city. The route will largely mirror Stage 2 of next year's Tour, departing the famous Promenade des Anglais, the route heads west along the coastline before turning north through the Gorges de la Mescla. After 55km, the sportive hits its first major climb, the 16.3km Col de la Colmaine at an average of 6.3%. After descending into La Bollene-Vesubie, riders will then get the chance to climb the Col de Turini. A beautiful climb with ...

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Cheap turbo trainers and deals on indoor training kit

Tacx Bushido Smart Trainer

Spin your way to fitness and save some dosh along the way

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Hammer Series Hong Kong cancelled

Hammer Series Hong Kong cancelled

Jack Elton-Walters 3 Oct 2019 Decision taken to cancel races and sportive as a result of ongoing protests in Hong Kong The Hammer Series Hong Kong has been cancelled due to the ongoing protests in the territory. Velon and the Hong Kong Tourism Board – which organise the Hammer Hong Kong and the mass participation Hong Kong Cyclothon sportive – announced the news to cancel the event, which was scheduled to take place in 10 days' time. With the protests having been going on for months now, and no end realistically in sight, the decision could probably have been taken sooner. However, it's unlikely that any teams would have already been en route this far out from the events. 'We have been keeping matters under close review and it has now been decided that the best course of action is to halt preparations and look to 2020 when the Hammer ...

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