Garmin Vector 3 in-depth review

Peter Stuart Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 16:23 The most versatile, informative and usable power meter we’ve ever tested. Garmin have finally nailed it 5.0 / 5 £849.99 The Garmin Vector pedals have always fostered great hopes for riders keen to measure power. The idea seemed perfect – a pedal-based power meter, with independent leg measurement, changeable between bikes, which was fully integrated into Garmin’s head unit hardware and software. Despite the enthusiasm, the early generations were plagued with glitches, and the practicalities of the pedals were always more complex than we appreciated (though the Vectors outdid their Look Polar forebears on all fronts). The ANT+ pods that communicated with the head unit proved easy to break or snappable during installation. One pedal often suffering drop-offs in readings. The minimum torque for an accurate reading was also impractically high. Things improved with the Garmin Vector 2.0, in which we were ...

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Garmin Vector 3 power meter pedals in-depth review

Peter Stuart Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 16:23 The most versatile, informative and usable power meter we’ve ever tested. Garmin have finally nailed it 5.0 / 5 £849.99 The Garmin Vector pedals have always fostered great hopes for riders keen to measure power. The idea seemed perfect – a pedal-based power meter, with independent leg measurement, changeable between bikes, which was fully integrated into Garmin’s head unit hardware and software. Despite the enthusiasm, the early generations were plagued with glitches, and the practicalities of the pedals were always more complex than we appreciated (though the Vectors outdid their Look Polar forebears on all fronts). The ANT+ pods that communicated with the head unit proved easy to break or snappable during installation. One pedal often suffering drop-offs in readings. The minimum torque for an accurate reading was also impractically high. Things improved with the Garmin Vector 2.0, in which we were ...

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Paris-Roubaix tech gallery: The bikes that took on the 2018 cobbles

The race is over, the bodies are battered and bruised, and the machines that carried the riders to the finish will now be cleaned, repaired (if needed), and stored away for another year. Paris-Roubaix is uniquely demanding, and not just on the riders; the bikes that they use receive a beating, too. Most of the … The post Paris-Roubaix tech gallery: The bikes that took on the 2018 cobbles appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Fox 36 Float Factory FIT GRIP2 fork first ride review

Fox 36 Float Factory FIT GRIP2 fork first ride review

For 2019, Fox is introducing a new GRIP2 damper and an updated EVOL air spring housed in its 36 series Float forks. The new internals are claimed to increase performance through less friction, improved compression damping and wider adjustments for additional refinement. Fox 36 Float FIT4 Factory fork review Fox Transfer Factory dropper seatpost review 2019 Fox 36 Float highlights Wheel sizes: 26, 27.5, and 29in options available Axles: 15x100, 15x110, 15/20mm thru-axle Travel: 26in: 160, 180mm, also 100mm for 831 dirt jump fork / 27.5in: 160, 170, 180mm / 29in: 150, 160mm Steerer tube: 1.5in taper, 1 1/8in for 26in option only FIT GRIP2 damper features Fox's new FIT GRIP2 damper replaces its RC2 internals and the company reports quite a few improvements. The first-generation GRIP damper is still found in 32 and 34 series forks. With the previous RC2 damper, rebound and high- and low-speed compression were adjustable. ...

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Best bike: our buyer's guide to which bicycle type you should buy in 2018

Best bike: our buyer's guide to which bicycle type you should buy in 2018

Picking the best bike to suit you can be a tricky task. Whether you want to get to work, get fit or just explore the countryside, the bicycle is the perfect tool to do that, but there are a confusingly huge — and growing — number of different types to choose from. So, if you are asking yourself "which bike should I buy?" then read on as we guide you through the styles of bike on offer today to help you find the best one for your needs. Best road bike: how to choose the right one for you Best mountain bike: the ultimate buyer's guide Best hybrid bikes: a buyer's guide to find what you need It’s important to have a think about what you want to do with your bike and where you’ll be going because the best bike for you totally depends on this. Whether you want ...

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Greg Van Avermaet's Paris-Roubaix BMC Teammachine SLR01 — gallery

Greg Van Avermaet's Paris-Roubaix BMC Teammachine SLR01 — gallery

The 2017 Paris-Roubaix winner lined up as one of the favourites for the 2018 edition of the race, however Greg Van Avermaet ( BMC Racing ) was unable to match last year's stellar performance and settled for a respectable 4th place finish in Sunday's race . For last year's race, Van Avermaet won the cobbled Monument aboard BMC's endurance focused Gran Fondo RBX , but for 2018 the Olympic champion raced aboard his custom finished BMC Teammachine SLR01, with a few added customisations to cope with the cobbles. Alongside the commonplace double-wrapped handlebar tape and wider tyres to take some of the sting out of the cobbles, Van Avermaet also ran an additional brake lever on the handlebar tops in conjunction with the standard rear brake lever. Paris-Roubaix tech gallery: 101 images from the Hell of the North Peter Sagan's Paris-Roubaix winning S-Works Roubaix — gallery A popular hand position ...

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BFS2018: Ere Research debuts road tire line – Tenaci gravel & Omnia race treads

Based in Switzerland, new tire maker Ere Research has set out to design a full range of premium performance tubeless road tires for any surface. We caught a first glimpse at their Tenaci gravel race & Omnia all around road racing treads in Berlin, and they look promising. Ere Tenaci gravel road race tire Ere […] The post BFS2018: Ere Research debuts road tire line – Tenaci gravel & Omnia race treads appeared first on Bikerumor .

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Moscon's UCI disciplinary case adjourned after 11-hour hearing in Geneva

Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) finished second

Team Sky's Gianni Moscon attended an 11-hour UCI disciplinary commission hearing in Geneva on Monday but officials opted to adjourn the case without issuing a final verdict, as they continue to investigate allegations of "dangerous behaviour" at the Tre Valli Varesine race last year. Groupama-FDJ rider Sébastien Reichenbach suffered a fractured elbow and hip in a mid-race crash during the Italian race and claimed that Moscon "intentionally put me on the ground". Reichenbach maintains that Moscon deliberately caused the crash as retribution for his part in highlighting how the Team Sky rider had racially abused his then teammate Kevin Reza during the Tour de Romandie in April. UCI rules allow for a ban from one to six months for incidents between riders involving 'behaving in a violent manner' if a guilty verdict is reached. Moscon has denied any wrongdoing but is under intense scrutiny after the Tour de Romandie incident ...

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Redshift re-invents suspension seatpost for gravel and road

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ShockStop design offers 35mm of travel and is user tuneable

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Redshift reinvents suspension seatpost for gravel and road

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ShockStop design offers 35mm of travel and is user tuneable

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Oakley touts fog-fighting nosepiece with new Flight Jacket and Field Jacket

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . Oakley today launched its new Flight Jacket and Field Jacket sunglasses with a pivoting nose bridge the company is calling 'Advancer'. Flipping a small lever on the glasses' bridge causes the nose piece to rotate slightly away from the frame, in turn pushing the glasses away from the face to allow for air flow to deal with lens fogging. The best sunglasses for cycling The Flight Jacket has a large lens with a tall, frameless center section. The Field Jacket is for prescription lenses. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com

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Campagnolo rolls out new Bora wheels and MyCampy 2.0 app

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar In conjunction with its 12-speed launch, Campagnolo is also rolling out new Bora wheels and an updated version of its app, MyCampy 2.0. The Bora wheel has evolved a number of times over the years. The latest models are the Bora 60 WTO and Bora 77 WTO, with the abbreviation standing for Wind Tunnel Optimized. As with almost all new wheels the aim was to improve efficiency by reducing drag. The new Boras are the result of Campy's largest ever aero project, which included CFD and FEM analysis, aero paper research and testing in the real world and wind tunnel. Lab testing replicated six months' of use in two and a half weeks, and included use in salty, sandy and extremely hot conditions, plus cobble stones and so on. MyCampy 2.0 You can read more at Cyclingnews.com

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Hands on: Campagnolo Super Record, Record 12-speed road drivetrain in depth

Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed Movement 12 mechanical shift hydraulic disc brake carbon road bike

This morning Campagnolo unveiled the first production ready 12-speed road bike drivetrain, built on a wide-range, tightly-spaced cassette fitting in existing 11-speed spacing. But there are more updates to the two top-level Super Record & Record gruppos from all new derailleurs to cranksets, even series branded disc brakes. And we have all the tech details. […] The post Hands on: Campagnolo Super Record, Record 12-speed road drivetrain in depth appeared first on Bikerumor .

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Van Aert: All my results this spring vanished with the death of Goolaerts

Wout Van Aert (Verandas Willems Crelan) tests the muddy pavé of Paris-Roubaix

Wout Van Aert crossed the line in 13th place in Paris-Roubaix , closing out a highly successful first major Classics campaign with yet another impressive ride. But the Verandas Willems-Crelan rider cannot look back on the season with joy after the death of his teammate Michael Goolaerts. Goolaerts, 23, suffered a cardiac arrest during the race and despite prompt medical attention, later died in the hospital. "It does not matter how I did, my thoughts are with my teammate Michael Goolaerts, who lost his life yesterday," Van Aert said on his personal web site. Van Aert was informed of his friend's condition after the race, and spent the evening with his teammates hoping to hear positive news. "Unfortunately that did not happen: late in the evening, Michael lost the battle, a battle that he apparently could not win. "No race report on my website today, because it just does not ...

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8th at Roubaix: Phinney hates the term ‘comeback,’ but this is his story now

There are three different muscles cramping in Taylor Phinney’s left leg. He points at them, one by one. You can see them quivering, shaking in time with his own grimace. It’s been a minute or so since he lapped the Roubaix velodrome, sprinted for eighth place, rode onto the infield, and sat down with his … The post 8th at Roubaix: Phinney hates the term ‘comeback,’ but this is his story now appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Campagnolo Record 12-Speed first ride review

Campagnolo Record 12-Speed first ride review

Riding a 12-speed road groupset for the first time is surely a landmark event. With the new Campagnolo Record 12-speed mechanical group, the technological advances are impressive, the engineering is sublime, and the aesthetics, in my opinion, manage to match form to function in a way that few can. Let's go through it piece by piece. Complete details, weights and pricing of the new Campagnolo 12-speed groups Record 12-speed levers The new Record controls have extremely comfortable, well-cushioned, rubber hoods that ensure fine grip with or without gloves. The shaping is such that my hands always felt perfectly positioned. Our test ride went from sea level into the mountains, giving the ideal opportunity to test the new drivetrain. Pedaling away in the big ring and flicking through the cassette was quickly replaced by some small ring spinning on the first uphill drag, and the need to reacquaint myself with Campagnolo’s ...

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Paris-Roubaix - Race debrief

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins 2018 Paris-Roubaix

Race: Paris-Roubaix (WorldTour) Date: April 8, 2018 Distance: 257km Weather: Dry, light tailwind Podium: 1st: Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), 2nd: Silvan Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale), 3rd Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors). Winner's quote: "This year I was never involved in a crash, I never flat-tyred, I saved energy and then just did one step forward; I attacked. I kept going until the finish." Critical point: Sagan went clear of the main group of favourites with just over 54 kilometres remaining, and it proved to be the winning move. It wasn't so much an attack – more of a ghosting away. Greg Van Avermaet had just tried his hand with a full-on, out-of-the-saddle surge, but had been quickly marked by Wout Van Aert and Sagan's teammate Marcus Burghardt. The group strung out and Van Avermaet continued to ride hard, only to pull over when he saw no one else was willing to come ...

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USA Cycling looking past Tokyo Olympics with track talent ID camps - Gallery

Emm White on the banks of the velodrome in Colorado Springs

Not content to rest on their laurels with two consecutive world championships already in the bag, USA Cycling and newly hired head track endurance coach Garry Sutton have embarked on a series of track talent ID camps in hopes of finding some hidden gems in cycling's fringes and even among other sports. Sutton and staff recently hosted 12 women at the velodrome in Colorado Springs, where they put the diverse group through testing in the lab and riding on the track. "Even though we're the current world champions, we still need more numbers, and there's so much talent out there," Sutton told Cyclingnews . "A great indication was the first camp we just had, and we've come across some outstanding athletes that hadn't been on the track before," Sutton said. "We'll work with them during the next six to 12 months and reassess at the end of that time. But ...

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Yours goes to 11? Campagnolo’s new drivetrain goes to 12

Yours goes to 11? Campagnolo’s new drivetrain goes to 12

Campagnolo becomes the first road bike component manufacturer to bring a 12-speed cassette to market. Read the full article at Yours goes to 11? Campagnolo’s new drivetrain goes to 12 on VeloNews.com .

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Sagan silences critics with stunning Roubaix victory

Sagan silences critics with stunning Roubaix victory

Peter Sagan now has a pair of monument victories, in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. Read the full article at Sagan silences critics with stunning Roubaix victory on VeloNews.com .

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