Bontrager Velocis Road Cycling Shoe

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High-quality all-round road shoes, well worth the cash despite not having a full-carbon sole 8/10

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Specialized Rhyme Carbon Comp 6Fattie/29 review

Specialized Rhyme Carbon Comp 6Fattie/29 review

While the Rhyme Carbon Comp is described as one of Specialized’s women’s specific trail bike, with it’s 150mm travel front and rear it’s a bike that definitely sits more towards the all-mountain/trail end of the spectrum. Bike of the Year 2018 Women’s cycling news, reviews, interviews and more on BikeRadar Women The Specialized Rhyme Carbon Comp 6Fattie/29 is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2018. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub . Plenty of travel means that the Rhyme will take rolling through rough trails, rocky sections as well as larger drops and hits in its stride, but there is a trade-off with climbing ability. Designed to take either 29er wheels or 27.5+ / 650b+, you can choose which to go for when you purchase the bike, and switch ...

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9 of the best hybrid bikes — urban transporters and weekend countryside explorers

Bikes from £300 to £1,600 for the street, towpath and forest road

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Giro d’Italia; On the scene for week two

After seeing the Giro’s Sicily stages, I flew to Rome and spent a couple of days in lovely Tivoli, then rejoined the Giro for stage nine. The steep climb to the finish line at Campo Imperatore made for a dramatic finish, and gave Simon Yates the first of his three (so far) stage wins. It looked like a tough finale for Tom Dumoulin, who finished 12 seconds down, with George Bennett and Miguel Angel Lopez. Wout Poels, at 1’02” down, looked better than his team captain, Chris Froome, who lost the wheel at the tail end of the group led in by Poels, and finished another five seconds down. On the rest day, I traveled to Osimo, which was already all decked out in pink two days before Wednesday’s stage 11 finish there. My B&B; in Osimo was on the stage’s finishing straight, 100 meters from the line, with a ...

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Emakumeen Bira: Pieters wins stage 3

Amy Pieters (Boels Dolmans) wins the stage

Amy Pieters (Boels Dolmans) won stage 3 of the Emakumeen Bira, outsprinting Emilia Fahlin (Wiggle High5) and Clara Koppenburg (Cervélo Bigla) as a breakaway of ten riders held off the peloton by two minutes. Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton Scott) narrowly held onto the race lead. With three classified climbs on its 114.5 kilometres, stage 3 contained a decent amount of climbing. Additionally, there were two short, steep, but unclassified climbs in the last 25km before a descent to the stage finish in Aretxabaleta. Grey skies loomed over the Basque Country during the day, and it rained for much of the stage. Like the first day, there was no breakaway for a good part of the stage. Eri Yonamine (Wiggle High5) and Anna Trevisi (Alé Cipollini) got away after 30km, but were caught very soon. The peloton started the first classified climb together as the rain started to come down. The ...

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UCI says 2018 will be the last trade team time trial at World Championships

Team Sunweb on the podium after their gold medal TTT performance

The UCI today confirmed that the team time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria in September will be the last for trade teams. In September, UCI President David Lappartient indicated that the TTT would take place in Yorkshire in 2019, but would be eliminated from Worlds in 2020. A UCI press release on Monday stated that the governing body is "reviewing the UCI Road World Championships programme for 2019 in collaboration with the Yorkshire 2019 organising committee to ensure excellent visibility for National Federations and riders" - opening the door to a possible TTT for national teams. The UCI held national team TTT's from 1962-1994, but they were raced by four riders over 100 kilometres. The event made its return to the World Championships programme in 2012 for both men's and women's trade teams, in addition to bringing in the junior men's and women's individual time ...

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Giro stage 16: Cronometro individuale!

In Ingelese? Individual Time Trial. Business Time. Tuesday sees the second and longer of the Giro’s two time trials. This sets the table for the last three days in the mountains and will go a long way to clearing up who’ll be in pink on Sunday. Stage Details Planimetria Altimetria Slightly rolling, but definitely not a climbing time trial, in other words. There’s a few bends – see below for a technical finish – so there will be some advantage in acceleration as well as pure power, but this is a typical grand tour time trial. You won’t see bike changes or anything else to swing this away from the chrono men. The key statistic is length – at 34.2km, this won’t produce huge gaps, but it is definitely far enough to matter. For comparison, the longest time trials at the grand tours last year were 40km (Giro), 22km (Tour) ...

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Team time trial to be ditched from World Championships after Innsbruck

Team time trial to be ditched from World Championships after Innsbruck

Joe Robinson 21 May 2018 All UCI WorldTour teams to be invited to 2018 edition as event set to be dropped from schedule The team time trial is set to be dropped by the UCI after the 2018 World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, it confirmed in a statement today. Cycling's governing body revealed that the team event would not be part of the programme for the 2019 Yorkshire event, writing 'T he 2018 edition will be the final year of the team time trial organised for UCI registered teams. 'The UCI is reviewing the UCI Road World Championships programme for 2019 in collaboration with the Yorkshire 2019 organising committee to ensure excellent visibility for National Federations and riders.' In the same statement, the UCI also confirmed that all 18 men's WorldTour teams will be invited to compete in Innsbruck alongside the top ranked ProContinental and Continental teams. For the women's ...

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BBB Echelon Saddle

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Understated, very comfortable saddle for road/mountain bike duties 8/10

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Garmin Vector 3 power meter review

Garmin Vector 3 power meter review

After a couple hundred hours of testing against other power meters (and four sets of batteries), I can say the Garmin Vector 3 pedals are generally a very good training tool. As with any power meter, the location of the power meter is limiting — you have to give up your pedal of choice unless you already use Look Keos — but conversely, pedals are far and away the easiest type of power meter to travel with and swap between bikes. 9 of the best power meters What is FTP for cycling? Garmin Vector 2 full review Garmin Vector 3 at a glance Left and right pedals measure similarly (not always the case with L/R meters!) Threads into any crank — no longer multiple models for different crank widths Consistently tracks well with other dependable meters Actual battery life averaged 60hr, not the claimed ‘up to 120 hours’ 316g claimed, ...

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JRA with the Angry Asian: The slow crawl of road bike progress

Time and tide wait for no one, as the saying goes, and as we head into the meat of the 2018 product launch cycle, I can’t help but marvel at how far bikes have come. Road frames are lighter, more efficient, more aerodynamic, and more comfortable than ever. Bikes are more versatile and capable than … The post JRA with the Angry Asian: The slow crawl of road bike progress appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Cyclist Track Day York 2018 Gallery

Peter Stuart 21 May 2018 Some of the world's best bikes on test at York Sport Village This year's series of Track Day has drawn to a close with a fantastic sunny day of riding at York Sport Village. The Cyclist Track Days, in association with Assos, have been held across four days, with two events in London in April, an event at Castle Coombe at the end of April and the final day at York on Sunday. See related Cyclist Track Day Focus: Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod Cyclist Track Day focus: Your chance to ride the 3T Strada Nine brands including BMC, Specialized, 3T, Cannondale and Look have brought their top fleet bikes for the public to try, and the expo has proved a chance for serious bike buying consideration and pure escapism in equal measure. Keep your eyes on the Cyclist Track Day 2019 website for details of ...

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Canyon Spectral WMN CF 9.0 SL review

Canyon Spectral WMN CF 9.0 SL review

Released onto the market in early 2018, the new Spectral WMN from Canyon has been extensively revised. It’s got new geometry, and while it’s a pricey bike, it’s still got a very impressive spec list. Bike of the Year 2018 Women's cycling news, reviews, interviews and more on BikeRadar Women The Canyon Spectral WMN CF 9.0 SL is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2018. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub . The Spectral WMN is an aggressive trail bike, with 27.5 wheels and 140mm travel front and rear. It’s a bike that’s designed for trails that veer towards the technical end of the spectrum, but the question is, does the redesign help or hinder that goal? The Canyon Spectral WMN goes women’s specific The big news is that ...

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The Douchebags are at it again with the Savage roll-cage bike case

The Douchebags are at it again with the Savage roll-cage bike case

Traveling with your bike is typically a challenge. After all, it's likely expensive, awkwardly big, and most importantly, something you don't want damaged. Db, or more hilariously known as Douchebags, has introduced its Savage bike case which it claims marries the best of hard- and soft-sided bike cases, and works with any bike, including downhill and road bikes. Thule RoundTrip Traveler bike bag review Biknd Jetpack Bike Bag review Evoc Bike Travel Bag review Db Savage bike case highlights Internal roll cage Works with 700c, 26in to 29in wheel bikes Compatible with Db's hook-up system 146 x 30 x 38cm folded dimensions 11.8kg / 26lbs Db roll cage For those wondering what a roll cage is, it's exactly what it sounds like. Sort of. The term comes from race cars. It's a metal frame added to strengthen the vehicle and to protect the passenger compartment should the car be in ...

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The Pamir Highway: A solo ride across the barren heart of Central Asia

When Daniel Weststeyn turned 30, he wanted to do something memorable; to usher in a new decade with a journey that he'd remember for the rest of his life. This is the story of that journey – a stunningly picturesque solo ride through Central Asia. The post The Pamir Highway: A solo ride across the barren heart of Central Asia appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Nash takes Epic hat-trick at Grand Junction Off-Road

Nash takes Epic hat-trick at Grand Junction Off-Road

Czech Olympian Katerina Nash cleans up at the Grand Junction Off-Road, winning the backcountry race for a third time. Read the full article at Nash takes Epic hat-trick at Grand Junction Off-Road on VeloNews.com .

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Grotts repeats at Grand Junction, extends Epic Rides series lead

Grotts repeats at Grand Junction, extends Epic Rides series lead

Howard Grotts climbs away from the competition in Grand Junction Off-Road to claim round two of the Epic Rides Series. Read the full article at Grotts repeats at Grand Junction, extends Epic Rides series lead on VeloNews.com .

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Giro d'Italia: Chris Froome pays for Monte Zoncolan effort at Sappada

Chris Froome (Team Sky) finishes stage 15 at the Giro d'Italia

Chris Froome 's hopes of bouncing back at the Giro d'Italia lasted just 24 hours with his success atop Monte Zoncolan eclipsed by a difficult stage 15 in the Dolomites that saw him lose 1:32 to an ever-more-dominant Simon Yates. If the Zoncolan was a steep ladder back up the overall classification, the road to Sappada was the snake that saw Froome slip to seventh, 4:52 down on his fellow Briton. He is two and half minutes from a place on the podium with the time trial in his favour, but with the risk of losing more time on the final mountain finishes. Froome was subdued as he continued his ritual of spending time on the Team Sky bus and then warming down on the rollers before speaking about his day in the saddle. Spinning his legs and stretching helped remove the lactic acid but it could not remove his ...

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Tom Dumoulin: Simon Yates is just too strong for me at the moment

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) lost more time to Yates in stage 15 at the Giro d'Italia

Midway up the climb of Costalissoio, 18 kilometres from the finish of stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia , Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) watched maglia rosa Simon Yates move to the front of the leading group, lift himself from the saddle and glance over his shoulder. Dumoulin knew precisely what was coming, and he also knew there was nothing to be done. Within moments, Yates opened a lead of 50 metres and disappeared around the next right-hand bend with nary a flicker of a reaction from Dumoulin and the elite chasing group. They would not see him again until the finish in Sappada, where they sprinted for the minor placings, some 41 seconds down. "When he went, it was so fast, extraordinary really," Dumoulin said afterwards as he warmed down on the turbo trainer outside his team bus. "Not for a fraction of a second did I consider going with him." ...

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Decathlon road bikes – a buyer’s guide to the B’Twin range

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Confused by Decathlon’s selection of B’Twin bikes? Here’s a guide to help you understand what’s what

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