What The Game Changers film can teach us about plant-based diets

If there’s anything that’s captured public opinion in the nutrition and diet space in the last month or so, it’s The Game Changers film. It’s the latest in a long line of diet “documentaries”, promoting a specific way of eating for optimal health or athletic performance, based around the stories and experiences of an individual. … The post What The Game Changers film can teach us about plant-based diets appeared first on CyclingTips .

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BikeRadar Podcast Ep 12: Future trends in mountain biking

BikeRadar Podcast Ep 12: Future trends in mountian biking

What are the upcoming trends in mountain biking? Tom and Seb look to the future to see what we'll be riding next

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BikeRadar Podcast Ep 12: Future trends in mountian biking

BikeRadar Podcast Ep 12: Future trends in mountian biking

What are the upcoming trends in mountain biking? Tom and Seb look to the future to see what we'll be riding next

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A deep dive into Team GB’s radical new track bike: All in for 2%

British Cycling debuted a groundbreaking track bike a couple of weeks ago in its bid for Olympic glory in Tokyo, Japan. Without a doubt, the bike is visually striking, and a clear departure from conventional design, with its unusually widely-spaced fork blades and seatstays. This was all done in the name of aerodynamic efficiency, we … The post A deep dive into Team GB’s radical new track bike: All in for 2% appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Abus Gamechanger helmet review

Joe Robinson Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 15:05 An aero lid that performs and even looks good on. However, some head shapes may struggle with sizing. 4.0 / 5 £129 The Abus Gamechanger is very rare - it’s an aero road helmet that actually looks good on your head. So often when testing or using aero helmets, I cannot help but compare myself to famously large, mushroom-like heads. The Mekon from Dan Dare, Mario’s mate Toad, you get the idea. It doesn’t help that my head size is in the top 5% in the world, but the bulbous style of many aero helmets does me no favours. Yet when I put on the Abus Gamechanger, I couldn’t help but think I didn’t look half bad. I am fully expecting to be told otherwise below the line of this review, but I cannot help but be fully impressed by how sleek ...

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Vosper: Shimano’s new gearbox + e-bikes = the future of just about everything

Even as smart and well thought-through as it clearly is, the true significance of Shimano’s new gearbox patent in the e-bike era is its potential to redefine how disruptive new technologies can succeed in the bicycle business. And that has huge implications for the health and long-term direction of the industry itself. Shifting the shifting paradigm The bike boom of the 1970’s was created and defined by a disruptive product technology: the drop-bar racing-style bicycle, and more importantly, by its derailleur drivetrain. Some number of chainrings up front, some number of cogs on a freewheel in the rear, and the whole system enabled by one or more increasingly sophisticated derailleurs to move the chain around. Functionally, the whole point of the derailleur drivetrain was to allow a cyclist to go faster and farther over more varied terrain with less effort. Almost as an afterthought, it also created the enthusiast-driven market ...

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Vosper: Shimano’s new gearbox + e-bikes = the future of just about everything

Even as smart and well thought-through as it clearly is, the true significance of Shimano’s new gearbox patent in the e-bike era is its potential to redefine how disruptive new technologies can succeed in the bicycle business. And that has huge implications for the health and long-term direction of the industry itself. Shifting the shifting paradigm The bike boom of the 1970’s was created and defined by a disruptive product technology: the drop-bar racing-style bicycle, and more importantly, by its derailleur drivetrain. Some number of chainrings up front, some number of cogs on a freewheel in the rear, and the whole system enabled by one or more increasingly sophisticated derailleurs to move the chain around. Functionally, the whole point of the derailleur drivetrain was to allow a cyclist to go faster and farther over more varied terrain with less effort. Almost as an afterthought, it also created the enthusiast-driven market ...

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5 early Black Friday deals from Sigma Sports

Sigma Sports Early Black Friday Deals

Amazing deals on Schwalbe, SciCon, Shimano, Specialized, and Wahoo

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A snazzy POC helmet, the new Conti gravel tyres, and the seriously flashy Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert

First Look Friday

This week’s First Look Friday has officially landed

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Gore C5 Gore-Tex Infinium Thermo Jacket review

Pete Muir Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 16:08 A warm, lightweight winter jacket with a slightly bizarre ‘leatherette’ look 3.5 / 5 £219.99 In an age when Gore-Tex seems to have found the ultimate material with its waterproof, lightweight, breathable ShakeDry fabric, it might seem odd to produce a jacket that makes a point of not being waterproof. But there is a certain logic to the Gore C5 Gore-Tex Infinium Soft-Lined Thermo Jacket. ‘The C5 is designed to be versatile over any kind of conditions,’ says Gore Wear’s Ben Washington. ‘If it’s raining, if it’s not, if it’s cold, if it gets warmer… you’ve got flexibility. It works across a range of temperatures and different weather conditions. You would really only wear the insulated ShakeDry jacket [the H5] when it’s really cold and wet.’ The idea of the C5 is that it’s the perfect compromise. It’s not fully waterproof, but ...

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Check out the Canyon bike Arkea-Samsic will be riding in 2020

Joe Robinson 14 Nov 2019 The French ProContinental team have made some high profile signings for next season Nairo Quintana will continue riding on Canyon bikes in 2020 as his new team Arkea-Samsic confirmed it would be partnering with the German manufacturer. The French ProContinental team will end their one-year relationship with Spanish bike brand BH in order to switch across to Canyon from 1st January. While Arkea-Samsic were not granted a WorldTour licence for 2020 , the high profile signings of Quintana and Nacer Bouhanni suggest they could be granted an invite to the Tour de France in July. This means Canyon should have its bikes present with two teams on the Nice start line next summer with Movistar also using the German brand. With Katusha-Alpecin being replaced in the WorldTour by Israel Cycling Academy , Canyon will drop down to just one top tier sponsorship for next season. ...

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Beeline Velo navigational bike computer review

Katia Knight Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:52 A nifty, no-frills navigational tool perfect for the commute 3.5 / 5 £99 Beeline, the company behind the Beeline Bike Computer (gadget and app) launched as a kickstarter in London in 2015. Co-founders Mark and Tom felt that navigating unfamiliar journeys by bike using your phone as your GPS was clunky and dangerous (all the stopping and starting) and could be improved. And so the ;Beeline Velo navigational bike computer (and its app) were born. The Beeline Velo navigational bike computer is a very simple gadget. It’s not pretending to be fancy and it boasts one functionality: the computer (which looks more like a Garmin watch face than what we commonly refer to as bike computers) fixes onto your handlebars or bike stem and, through bluetooth technology linked to your phone and the Beeline App, displays easy to read and compute directions ...

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Cannondale SuperSix Evo Neo: the classic race bike goes electric

Stu Bowers Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 14:00 An electric version of its timeless road bike, Cannondale claims to have retained its leading race performance £3,599 - £7,999 Cannondale has today announced the launch of a new Cannondale SuperSix EVO Neo; an electric-assist version of its timeless road racing machine. It’s a significant step for Cannondale to bring e-bike technology into its top-flight race bike and very telling of how this sector of the market is rapidly progressing, especially given that Cannondale already has the Synapse Neo e-road bike in its stable. It’s a clear indication Cannondale believes performance and aerodynamics can still be just as beneficial to e-road bike customers as those pedalling entirely under their own steam. Image 9 of 13 Image 9 of 13 Cannondale says it recognises there is now a clear distinction forming between different types of e-road bike customers. ‘Customers for these two e-road ...

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Steve Cummings looking for a new team as Dimension Data rebrand to NTT

Steve Cummings looking for a new team as Dimension Data rebrand to NTT

Joe Robinson 12 Nov 2019 The veteran rider is yet to confirm his future as Dimension Data changes to NTT for 2020 The future of Steve Cummings's professional cycling career is unknown after NTT Pro Cycling confirmed their roster for 2020, with the British rider's name absent from the list. South African team Dimension Data will rebrand to NTT Pro Cycling from 1st January, with the Japanese telecommunications company coming on board as primary sponsor. The team confirmed their roster for next season with the noticeable exception of Cummings and veteran Austrian rider Bernie Eisel. Eisel is likely to follow fellow Dimension Data departee Mark Cavendish to Bahrain-Merida , with the duo having ridden together for most of their careers. Cummings, however, has yet to confirm his future. Now 38 years old, the Liverpudlian struggled with injury in 2019. In April, Cummings suffered a broken collarbone at the Tour of ...

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New EU regulations will force makers to produce safer cars from 2022

Joseph Delves 11 Nov 2019 Updated rules will mandate safety-boosting features on all new vehicles Image: Public domain, European Commission From the middle of 2022 new cars made for the EU market will have to be equipped with advanced safety systems. Aiming to improve safety for both occupants and vulnerable road users, the new rules aim to reduce the number of fatalities and severe injuries on EU roads. Following an agreement with the European Parliament last March, the European Council has adopted a regulation on the general safety of motor vehicles and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users. Along with the safety of those inside the vehicles, heavy emphasis is also being placed on measures to mitigate the danger posed to vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists. Under the new rules, all motor vehicles will have to be equipped with the safety features including intelligent speed ...

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Bontrager Ballista Knit shoe review — knit done right

I wasn’t a huge fan of Bontrager’s standard Ballista road shoes. Although they looked sleek with their seamless synthetic leather uppers and single rear-mounted Boa dial, the heel hold was only so-so, and tightening the dial only created more pressure on top of your foot. Bontrager has since added a knit version — aptly named … The post Bontrager Ballista Knit shoe review — knit done right appeared first on CyclingTips .

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There is more to life than cycling (and that’s okay)

Couple sharing a single milkshake with straws

Don’t let bicycles rule your life

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Cycling Australia reveal new track bike components to rival GB's Lotus-Hope bike

Jack Elton-Walters 8 Nov 2019 New components will be used at the Glasgow Track Cycling World Cup In order to to stop 'the British Cycling team and Hope/Lotus getting all the glory', Bastion has produced new components for the Cycling Australia riders to use at this weekend's track cycling World Cup in Glasgow. The components are a stem, handlebar and crankset. Image 8 of 11 Image 8 of 11 The components have been designed and produced to work with the Argon 18 Electron Pro track bikes. These are used by a number of teams but for Australia-based Bastion it's the home team that's the main focus. 'Bastion has worked very closely with Cycling Australia to develop a suite of components aimed at improving the performance of their athletes through the innovative use of technology,' the brand explained upon the announcement of the new bike parts. Image 2 of 11 Image ...

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Death of the derailleur? Shimano has patented a bicycle gearbox and we are extremely excited about it

Figures 2 and 4 from Patent US 2019 / 0011037 A1

Why this patent could signal an enormous change to bicycle design

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Specialized Mirror 3D-printed saddle: First-ride review

Robert Patrick is known to some as Mulder’s replacement on the X-Files, or ‘that’ copper who turns up for a cameo in Wayne’s World, but to the co-founder of Carbon, Dr. Joseph De Simone, Patrick is better known as T-1000. Why? Well, Robert Patrick’s transformation from molten metal back into Arnie’s hard to kill nemesis … The post Specialized Mirror 3D-printed saddle: First-ride review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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