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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 ...
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 .
I got to build my dream gravel bike
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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 ...
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 ...
Shimano Dura-Ace R9200: what we’re hoping for and what we expect from the next generation flagship race groupset
Will Shimano go 12-speed on the road? Will Di2 go wireless?
PowerTap revived and relaunched after purchase by SRAM
SRAM expands its power meter range with pedal- and hub-based systems, but what does it mean for Quarq?
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. ...
Orbea joins the dropped stay mainstream with new disc-only Orca OMX
New bike combines the streamlined advantages of the Aero with the lightness of the OMR
28 of the best SRAM Red eTap AXS bikes from Specialized, Canyon, 3T, Cannondale and more
Bike makers roll out flagship bikes with SRAM's latest electronic wireless 12-speed shifting
Ribble Endurance SL R Series Disc SRAM Red eTAP AXS
Great ride, great spec, great price 8/10
These are the best bikes from Cervélo’s 2020 range
Our picks from Cervélo's 2020 model line-up
These are the most interesting bikes from the 2020 Focus range
More e-bikes and a much more ‘focused’ bike range from the innovative German brand
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 .
Wilier’s slick Zero SLR, an exotic derailleur upgrade from CeramicSpeed and fresh carbon wheels from Vision
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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 ...
Dylan Teuns will miss Classica San Sebastian after cutting his head on a tractor in a gardening accident
Joe Robinson 1 Aug 2019 This accident for the Belgian Classics star will go down in the weird injury category Bahrain Merida 's Dylan Teuns will miss this weekend's Classica San Sebastian following a freak gardening accident that has left him requiring 15 stitches in his forehead. The recent Tour de France stage winner was doing a spot of gardening at his home in Halen, Belgium until a 'minor accident' involving his own tractor saw him needing hospital attention. Talking about the accident to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad , Teuns said 'I was working on earthworks at home with my tractor with a machine behind it,' 'The machine suddenly stopped working due to a technical defect. That also brought the tractor to a halt. Because of that sudden stop, I hit my head on the wheel. Next week's training in preparation for the Vuelta is not normally compromised.' See related ...
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 .
Photo gallery: Team bikes of the 2019 Tour de France, part two
In part one of this series, we showed you the road bikes of the Ineos, Deceuninck-Quicktep, CCC, Jumbo-Visma, and Trek-Segafredo teams, which obviously left an awful lot of lovely two-wheeled machinery still to cover. We’re now deep into the Tour de France, and in this round of tech coverage, we bring you the team bikes … The post Photo gallery: Team bikes of the 2019 Tour de France, part two appeared first on CyclingTips .