2020 Trek Domane goes all-in on all-road versatility: First-ride review

The new third-generation Trek Domane is quite a far cry from the endurance road bike it was when it first debuted in 2012. Whereas once the Domane was more of a toned-down road bike with ultra-stable handling, a very relaxed rider position, and semi-wide tires, this new one is a thoroughly refined all-road machine with … The post 2020 Trek Domane goes all-in on all-road versatility: First-ride review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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New bike alert: Colnago launches new V3Rs race bike

Sam Challis 18 Jul 2019 The V3Rs is the third iteration of Colnago’s monocoque race bike design Colnago will always be best known for its tube-and-lug C-series bikes but that doesn’t mean the brand has tied itself to one construction method. Spending time with the brand and its founder, Ernesto Colnago, it becomes clear that as much as Colnago celebrates its heritage it also embraces innovation. This was why the brand decided to tap into its long-standing relationship with Ferrari several years ago to explore monocoque frame design. Released in 2014, the V1-r was the result. Colnago says it improved upon that bike a couple of years later with the V2-r and has now released the final stage of the V-series project, the V3Rs. Available in both rim and disc versions, the new design brings with it the standard set of claims: it is apparently 70g lighter, 12% stiffer at ...

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New bike alert: Colnago launches the V3Rs race bike

Sam Challis 18 Jul 2019 The V3Rs is the third iteration of Colnago’s monocoque race bike design Colnago will always be best known for its tube-and-lug C-series bikes but that doesn’t mean the brand has tied itself to one construction method. Spending time with the brand and its founder, Ernesto Colnago, it becomes clear that as much as Colnago celebrates its heritage it also embraces innovation. This was why the brand decided to tap into its long-standing relationship with Ferrari several years ago to explore monocoque frame design. Released in 2014, the V1-r was the result. Colnago says it improved upon that bike a couple of years later with the V2-r and has now released the final stage of the V-series project, the V3Rs. Available in both rim and disc versions, the new design brings with it the standard set of claims: it is apparently 70g lighter, 12% stiffer at ...

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Julian Alaphilippe’s stage-winning Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc from the 2019 Tour de France

Julian Alaphilippe's Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc

Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider solos into the yellow jersey on Specialized's lightweight all-rounder

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Check out the S-Works Tarmac Disc Julian Alaphillipe rode to win Stage 3 of the Tour

Peter Stuart 8 Jul 2019 Julian Alaphillipe S-Works Tarmac Disc looks every bit the all-round breakaway speed machine of the French rider himself Julian Alaphillipe took an incredible solo win today on Stage 3 of the Tour de France, showcasing the rider's increasingly impressive all-round form. The S-Works Tarmac he rode may have played a smaller part than the Frenchman himself, but is well worth some admiration. Alaphillipe's S-Works Tarmac is arguably the perfect breakaway weapon of choice, with a mix of aerodynamics, stiffness and light weight. Image 4 of 17 Image 4 of 17 While the S-Works SL6 Tarmac is less aerodynamic than the S-Works Venge, it is still every bit as aerodydnamic as the original S-Works Venge, and has been honed in Specialized's own 'Win Tunnel.' Image 14 of 17 Image 14 of 17 Alaphillipe has sided for relatively deep Roval CLX50 wheels, which most likely brings the ...

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2020 Cannondale SuperSix Evo first-ride review: Now with a dose of aero

Cannondale’s venerable SuperSix Evo has always been cherished for its low weight and high stiffness — the perfect combo for climbers and traditionalists that prize a snappy feel. The new third-generation model is still light, and still stiff, but Cannondale has now also infused it with a hearty dose of aerodynamic efficiency as well. Taken … The post 2020 Cannondale SuperSix Evo first-ride review: Now with a dose of aero appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Cannondale SuperSix Evo: aero overhaul for iconic race bike

Stu Bowers Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:59 Cannondale’s iconic race bike gets an aero overhaul The Cannondale SuperSix Evo has always, to the favour of many, maintained a very traditional aesthetic with its predominantly round tubing and horizontal top tube. But whilst it remained a perennial favourite amongst racers it was undeniably lagging far behind some of its competitors in the pro peloton with regards to its aero credentials. But no longer. The challenge facing design engineer and leading aerodynamicist Nathan Barry – the man behind the creation of Cannondale’s speed weapon, the SystemSix - was to create a new family of tubes that reduced aero drag but kept as much of the classic look as possible. Inevitably, though, such is the need to make certain changes if you want to make a super fast road bike these days, the new Cannondale SuperSix Evo has a very different style, ...

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Wilier launches Zero SLR

Wilier have launched the new Zero SLR frameset

Italian frame manufacturer Wilier has added a new, disc brake-only, highly integrated climbing bike, which will be used by Team Total Direct Energie at next month’s Tour de France . Wilier says the bike is the result of years of research and experimentation at the brand’s Innovation Lab and sees a completely redesigned frame and bigger sibling to the Wilier Zero.7 and Zero.6 Unlimited framesets and uses a brand new carbon layup and technologies. Alongside the disc brake-specific design, Wilier have made the frame optimised for electronic gearing, claimed aerodynamics, internal cable routing and a brand new, integrated and proprietary cockpit system. The new Wilier Zero SLR fork has a claimed weight of 340g in the matte black colourway and features an asymmetric design to cope with the forces produced from a disc brake setup. Wilier also increased the distance between the fork blades and the wheel, with the wider ...

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New Scott Addict at Criterium du Dauphine

Is this a new Scott Addict?

A new Scott Addict RC Disc frameset has been spotted at the Criterium du Dauphine in Le Puy-en-Velay, France. The new bike is being raced on by Mitchelton-Scott riders Daryl Impey and Jack Haig and follows hot on the heels of a new Cannondale SuperSix EVO spotted earlier this week . At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking the new frameset is the Scott Foil RC Disc but on closer inspection the frameset is the more climbing-focused Addict and features plenty of aerodynamic design features, following trends first seen on the BMC Teammachine, Specialized Tarmac SL6 and, most recently, the Cannondale SuperSix EVO. Lowered seat stays are the most obvious design update on the frame with nearly all tubes also featuring a deeper, truncated design, which should contribute to improved aerodynamics. The seat post also switches from a traditional round design to a D-profile and appears to have relocated ...

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Specialized Women’s Tarmac Disc Comp review

Specialized Women’s Tarmac Disc Comp review

If you like your road riding towards the speed-focussed, racy end of the spectrum, then the carbon-framed, Ultegra-bedecked Tarmac Carbon Comp is one to take a seriously hard look at. The Specialized Women’s Tarmac Disc Comp is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019. 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 page . Best bike: our buyer's guide to which bicycle type you should buy in 2019 Road bike groupsets: everything you need to know Over the past couple of years, Specialized has shifted its approach when it comes to women’s specific design. Specialized counts Retul, a bike-fit system, as part of its portfolio. This means it has access to thousands of body measurements, sorted by gender as well as riding discipline and preferences. Based on this, Specialized has determined ...

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Specialized launch new Roubaix

The Specialized Roubaix S-Works Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

Specialized have launch a new Roubaix frameset system, featuring suspension at the front and rear of the bike through Future Shock 2.0 and the all-new, flexible S-Works Pavé seat post. The American brand say the new frameset is more aerodynamic than the Specialized Tarmac SL6, lighter than the latest Specialized Venge and is "the most technically advanced machine" the company has ever made. Eleven different framesets or full-build options are available from stores as of today, including a new Sagan Collection range. The original Specialized Roubaix was launched 15 years ago as a race-level endurance frameset and adopted the brand's strapline of 'smoother is faster' when Specialized first offered full suspension mountain bikes. Since the original Specialized Roubaix was launched, the frameset has been ridden to victory six times in Paris-Roubaix, more than any other brand, and will be used by all riders from Deceuninck-QuickStep and Bora-hansgrohe at Paris-Roubaix this ...

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Specialized’s new Roubaix first-ride review: Performance, soothed

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“Lighter than our Venge and more aero than our Tarmac.” That’s an attractive statement for anyone seeking a new race bike. In this case, it applies to Specialized’s all-new Roubaix, the company’s long-standing endurance platform. Announced just in time for its namesake race, the new Roubaix retains and improves on a number of the platform’s … The post Specialized’s new Roubaix first-ride review: Performance, soothed appeared first on CyclingTips .

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11spd: This week’s best new bikes and gear

11spd collage, showing a bike, some tyres, pedals and mudguards

A titanium road bike, a folding workstand, some electric bike-approved tyres and more

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Your complete guide to Specialized's 2019 road bike range

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Including the all-new Tarmac Disc SL6, Venge, Roubaix, Ruby, Allez, Diverge and Sequoia

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Pro bikes of the 2019 men’s WorldTour

And just like that, the WorldTour season has restarted. Adelaide once again plays host to the Santos Tour Down Under, providing a great place to see all the new gear and team outfits in one sunny place. When it comes to equipment, the 2019 men’s WorldTour is a story of trading places. The BMC team … The post Pro bikes of the 2019 men’s WorldTour appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Check out Julian Alaphilippe's 2019 Specialized S-Works Tarmac

Joe Robinson 9 Jan 2019 Cyclist got up close and personal with Alaphilippe's winning machine at a recent training camp Pocket rocket Julian Alaphilippe was one of 2018's most successful riders amassing 13 victories despite being neither a heavyweight sprinter or a featherweight mountain goat. Instead, the Frenchman used tenacity, an electric turn of pace and a band of talented teammates to take two stages and the polka dot jersey at the Tour de France , the overall win at the Tour of Britain and victory at Fleche Wallonne. Alaphilippe also used his Specialized S-Works Tarmac , the popular all-round race machine that was among the most winning bikes of the past 12 months. At Deceuninck-Quick Step's training camp in Calpe , Cyclist got up close and personal with the bike Alaphilippe rode so successfully in 2018 and hopes to again in the season to come. Image 3 of 11 ...

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Your complete guide to Specialized's 2019 road bike range

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Including the all-new Tarmac Disc SL6, Venge, Roubaix, Ruby, Allez, Diverge and Sequoia

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Specialized S-Works Venge: lighter, faster and all-in on Shimano discs

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . If it was any more aero, it would have to be heavier. Any lighter, and it would be less aero. This is what Specialized says about the new Specialized S-Works Venge, an aero disc bike that will be raced at the Tour de France . Specialized S-Works Tarmac review Specialized Women's S-Works Tarmac SL6 review Weighing a claimed 7.1kg for a 56cm bike, with the lightest paint job Specialized offers, the S-Works Venge frame has been paired down to 960g with the fork coming in at 385g. Even the bar/stem has got lighter, down to 440g from 547g. Its predecessor the Venge ViAS weighed 1,200g with a 410g fork. The bike is a hydraulic/Di2-only machine that comes with a left/right power meter and aero cockpit that is easily adjustable by the rider, including changing stems lengths or even the handlebar. The Venge cockpit ...

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Specialized S-Works Venge: lighter, faster and all-in on Shimano discs

Specialized S-Works Venge: lighter, faster and all-in on Shimano discs

If it was any more aero, it would have to be heavier. Any lighter, and it would be less aero. This is Specialized's line on the new Specialized S-Works Venge, an aero disc bike that will be raced at the Tour de France . Specialized S-Works Tarmac review Specialized Women's S-Works Tarmac SL6 review Weighing a claimed 7.1kg for a 56cm bike, with the lightest paint job Specialized offers, the S-Works Venge frame has been paired down to 960g with the fork coming in at 385g. Even the bar/stem has got lighter, down to 440g from 547g. Its predecessor the Venge ViAS weighed 1,200g with a 410g fork. The bike is a hydraulic/Di2-only machine that comes with a left/right power meter and aero cockpit that is easily adjustable by the rider, including changing stems lengths or even the handlebar. Built from an aero library The Venge ViAS was built for ...

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Specialized Venge 2019: Launch and first ride review (gallery)

Jack Elton-Walters Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 06:50 Aero is still everything for the Specialized Venge, but now the bike is lighter and handles better too Another hotly anticipated product that fell into the strange world of embargoes, where those of us who'd seen it officially presented were left to keep quiet while the bike itself has been ridden by several teams for a few weeks. Now that the embargo has passed, we can finally discuss the new Specialized Venge, and what a bike it is. This bike is as much the product of a laboratory and wind tunnel as it is real world testing, and as such Specialized has developed modelling techniques that will be used to better bikes across its range. Image 5 of 37 Image 5 of 37 Venge-Tarmac Venn diagram What's immediately obvious is how much better the new Specialized Venge looks that the Vias model ...

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