Exept Allroad long-term review: Custom Italian modular monocoque

I’ve always had an appreciation for alloy or steel frames. Recently I’ve even come around on the merits of titanium after getting to play with a hand-built Caminarde gravel bike. Borrowing a Specialized Allez built with Shimano’s mid-range 105 groupset got me more excited than many of the superbikes I’ve played on in recent times. … The post Exept Allroad long-term review: Custom Italian modular monocoque appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Mason Bokeh long-term frameset review: Solid numbers, solid performance

If you care more about function than flash — and are maybe a little carbon-averse — the Mason Bokeh is a great option for a do-it-all gravel machine that won’t totally break the bank. The triple-butted aluminum frame is reasonably light, rides well enough, handles brilliantly, and incorporates all the mounts most of us will … The post Mason Bokeh long-term frameset review: Solid numbers, solid performance appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Scott 2020 road bikes: which model should you choose?

Scott's new 2020 road bike range

From the lightweight Addict RC to the aero Foil and women’s specific Contessa, we pick the most interesting road bikes from the 2020 Scott road and gravel range

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Hill climb tech gallery | 8 incredible custom, lightweight road bikes

BikeRadar – Hill Climb Diaries: VC Walcot HC – UH35 – 06/1

The coolest hill climb bikes from our local hill climb race

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Check out Lizzie Deignan's World Championships Trek Emonda

Joe Robinson 1 Oct 2019 Racing on home roads, Deignan put in a spirited ride but eventually fell up short Lizzie Deignan did all the right things just in the wrong order when trying to win the elite women's World Championships last weekend. A once in a lifetime opportunity, the race passed her Otley family home. She was even afforded the chance to ride through the town ahead of the peloton, passing her Nan who had erected a huge sign saying 'Lizzie'. It gave her the motivation to follow Annemiek Van Vleuten's race-winning attack on Lofthouse , it gave the determination to force the chase group for almost 60km in pursuit and to chase down every attack that followed. But eventually, motivation and determination were not enough for Deignan on the day. She faded, understandably so, eventually finishing 31st, 5 minutes 20 seconds adrift of Van Vleuten. Image 3 of ...

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Chimera Frameworks Zenith RD bike review: Aussie brazed steel

Made in the Hunter Valley, a key wine region a couple hours north of Sydney, Chimera Frameworks is a new name to the handmade bike scene. It’s a brand that specialises in Australian-made, high-end, semi-custom steel frames with stock geometry. Chimera’s frame builder, Rob Benson, is a lifelong bike nut, collector (he owns over 100 … The post Chimera Frameworks Zenith RD bike review: Aussie brazed steel appeared first on CyclingTips .

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I got to build my dream gravel bike

Ibis Hakka MX dream gravel build

Speccing a no-holds-barred gravel superbike with help from Jenson USA

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Anna Van der Breggen's World Champs S-Works Tarmac and its rainbow chain

Joe Robinson 27 Sep 2019 A custom rainbow chain and cassette for the defending women's road race World Champion. Photos: Peter Stuart When you are as good at riding bikes as Anna Van der Breggen, you can get away with having cool stuff on your bike. The 29-year-old will take to the Bradford start line on Saturday as the defending road race World Champion and as part of a Dutch team that is stacked with a host of favourites for the 2019 title in Yorkshire. Van der Breggen, Vos, Van Vleuten, Majerus – it's honestly frightening. Van der Breggen has been one of the best riders, if not the best, in the world for almost half a decade. She has won all three editions of Liege-Bastogne-Liege Femmines, the previous five Fleche Wallonne titles, two Giro Rosas and one World Championships. This Sunday that roll call could get one race longer ...

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Check out Bauke Mollema's incredible 1x Trek Madone for the World Championships

Joe Robinson 26 Sep 2019 The Dutchman backs himself to tackle 3,645m, 285km course on a 1x 52t chainring (Photos: Peter Stuart) Bauke Mollema’s Trek Madone proves the Dutch are coming to play at the World Championships in Harrogate, Yorkshire, his current setup suggesting the Dutchman will complete the course on a single chainring. The 32-year-old will be part of the Netherlands eight-man team trying to guide race favourite Mathieu van der Poel to elite men’s rainbow jersey. The current cyclocross World Champion, Van der Poel enters the race clear favourite, tipped by most to take the title at his first attempt. At 285km it will be the second-longest race day of the season after Milan-San Remo - only with a considerable amount more of climbing - and Mollema will be among Van der Poel’s seven domestiques, attempting to manipulate the race in his teammate's favour. Such a demanding day ...

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Shimano Dura-Ace R9200: what we’re hoping for and what we expect from the next generation flagship race groupset

Close-up of Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 cranks on Specialized Venge bike

Will Shimano go 12-speed on the road? Will Di2 go wireless?

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PowerTap revived and relaunched after purchase by SRAM

PowerTap G3 hub-based power meter

SRAM expands its power meter range with pedal- and hub-based systems, but what does it mean for Quarq?

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Liv Avail Advanced Pro 1 review

Maria David Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:16 Giant has cranked up the 2020 edition of the Liv Avail Advanced Pro 1 4.5 / 5 £4,799 Built with endurance rides in mind, Giant has designed the 2020 Liv Avail Advanced Pro 1 to be light, ride smoothly and be comfortable over long, undulating distances, potentially off the beaten track. Typically, the woman riding this would be doing sportives or other long-distance adventure rides on road, with a bit of gravel or pavé too. Image 2 of 10 Image 2 of 10 Frame The advanced grade carbon frame and fork have been tweaked to accommodate the 32mm-wide tyres (where they were 25mm on the 2019) and thus give the bike a sturdier profile than before. This is helpful given that some rides will go up and down twisty and sometimes rough roads often encountered in sportives around the UK and beyond. ...

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Orbea joins the dropped stay mainstream with new disc-only Orca OMX

Orbea Orca OMX

New bike combines the streamlined advantages of the Aero with the lightness of the OMR

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28 of the best SRAM Red eTap AXS bikes from Specialized, Canyon, 3T, Cannondale and more

2020 Canyon Ultimate CF EVO 10

Bike makers roll out flagship bikes with SRAM's latest electronic wireless 12-speed shifting

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Ribble Endurance SL R Series Disc SRAM Red eTAP AXS

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Great ride, great spec, great price 8/10

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These are the best bikes from Cervélo’s 2020 range

Cervélo Áspero

Our picks from Cervélo's 2020 model line-up

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These are the most interesting bikes from the 2020 Focus range

blue focus max disc 9.7 road bike

More e-bikes and a much more ‘focused’ bike range from the innovative German brand

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Tech trends of 2020: Rome’s Rants and Raves

The past few months have seemed busier than usual as far as new product goes. Sure, the Tour de France is always busy, but the burst-dam of newly released bikes across road, gravel and cross-country has been hard for anyone to keep up with. In a bigger-picture sense, it’s clear that the industry takes steps … The post Tech trends of 2020: Rome’s Rants and Raves appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Wilier’s slick Zero SLR, an exotic derailleur upgrade from CeramicSpeed and fresh carbon wheels from Vision

First Look Friday 2nd august

Featuring products from Wilier, CeramicSpeed, Vision, 100% and Peaty's

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Check out this stunning Specialized S-Works Roubaix on sale for charity

Joe Robinson 1 Aug 2019 Romance and Dutch artist Parra are auctioning off this one-off S-Works Roubaix for the World Bicycle Relief Independent London cycling apparel brand Romance has joined forces with Dutch visual artist Parra to create a stunning limited-edition Specialized S-Words Roubaix all in aid of charity. The uniquely painted bike will be sold at auction, with all proceeds going to the World Bicycle Relief, an inspiring charity that uses the bicycle as a means of helping rural communities gain access to education, healthcare and employment. Romance and Parra have combined previously in aid of World Bicycle Relief to produce jerseys and caps, however this collaboration will take things a step further and hopefully make a bit more money, too. Based out of Amsterdam, Parra's art has been described as 'post-Pop' whose 'uniquely simple style of dominant colours' has made him a 'household name in both sneaker stores ...

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