Trend watch: At Eurobike 2018, batteries are included
Five key trends from Eurobike explained, evaluated, and critiqued. Which will last and which will fade away? Read the full article at Trend watch: At Eurobike 2018, batteries are included on VeloNews.com .
Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating
The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating on VeloNews.com .
UCI commits to fight against motor cheating
The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at UCI commits to fight against motor cheating on VeloNews.com .
First Ride: Specialized S-Works Venge
The new Venge manages to shave weight off the previous version of Specialized's aero bike, and it's better in the wind to boot. Read the full article at First Ride: Specialized S-Works Venge on VeloNews.com .
Assos T Equipe Evo bibshorts review
Sam Challis Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:04 The Assos T Equipe Evo bibshorts bring typical Assos quality to a more accessible price point 4.5 / 5 £150 The Equipe tier of product has been a perennial favourite within the Assos catalogue due its dual tenets of performance and reasonable price. The Equipe Evo bibshorts are the latest incarnation of that bibshort design and aim to condense many of the features from Assos’ higher tiers - Cento and Campionissimo - into a product accessible to riders with normal budgets. Thanks to the ongoing research and development of the Assos textile engineers and feedback gleaned from the brand sponsorship of the BMC WorldTour team, the Equipe Evo shorts are Assos’ first design to feature an update on the well-regarded s7 chamois. The main changes are a colour swap from ‘Amethyst’ to plain black and the inclusion of ‘Krater Ventilation’, which is ...
More affordable, more colors, more metal, here's Trek's 2019 Slash line-up
For 2019, Trek has added a lower-priced, aluminum Slash 8 to the previously carbon-only Slash range. Additionally, the carbon Slash's pricing has been lowered. All of the 29er enduro race bikes are available in a second colorway — one that screams you're either very fast or you're here for the party. Trek’s Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited crowned Superbike of the Year 2017 Trek’s Slash 29 picks up where the Remedy 29 left off Trek Remedy 9.9 Race Shop Limited review 2019 Trek Slash highlights Carbon or aluminum frames Trek technology: Straight Shot down tube, Knock Block, ABP, ReAktiv and Thru Shaft shocks 150mm rear / 160mm front travel 29-inch wheels only, up to 2.6in tires 1X drivetrain only 34-tooth chainring max Trek Slash 8 With the new alloy Slash 8, Trek is aiming to bring its enduro race bike to a wider range of riders. Trek delivers more ...
187 tubeless wheelsets — the most complete listing anywhere of your choices in new technology hoops
Tubeless wheels from £114 to £2,400
Peloton drafting even more efficient than we first thought, new study finds
Joe Robinson 13 Jul 2018 Research using a 3D-printed terracotta peloton finds riding at the back can cut aero drag by up to 95% New research that cycling in a peloton is far more efficient than first thought, with aerodynamic drag at the back dropping to as little as 5% that being experienced at the front. In a study titled Aerodynamic drag in cycling pelotons: New insights by CFD simulation and wind tunnel testing , researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology ran wind-tunnel tests on a 3D-printed mini-peloton of 121 terracotta cyclists based on input and feedback from WorldTour riders to establish the most energy-efficient area of the peloton. The analysis came to the conclusion that drag in the mid-rear of the peloton is only 5 per cent what a solo rider will experience riding at the same speed. This is considerably lower than previous research, which had the ...
How 3D printing could revolutionise steel frames
Spotted at Eurobike 2018, this set of prototype 3D-printed stainless-steel frame-parts from British bicycle tubing specialists, Reynolds, has the potential to totally shake up the way custom builders and manufacturers approach producing steel frames. Titanium additive manufacturing is a mature technology and it has been used — even in a commercial context — quite widely within the cycling industry. However, the possibilities that 3D-printing stainless steel could offer the world of cycling have not yet been fully explored. The future of bicycle frames could once again be in the hands of framebuilders Best road bikes 2018: how to choose the right one for you What makes 3D-printed frame-parts better? In a time gone by, you could buy a full groupset that would include dropouts. You could then take this whole package to a frame builder who would build a bike to suit you with this and a fairly standardised — ...
Xplova 3 bike computer review
Pete Muir Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 14:48 Competitively priced GPS computer that fails to outshine its rivals 2.5 / 5 £150 (approx) When the first wireless GPS bike computers appeared they were like miracles. Here was a box no bigger than a bar of soap that could connect to a satellite and track you wherever you went. It could tell you accurate speed and distance, help you navigate on unfamiliar routes and show you where you were on a map. No more getting lost; no more carrying large paper maps; no more arguments about whether it’s left or right at the next junction. It was like living in the future. Sadly, the future arrived and kept on coming while bike computers stalled. Now anyone with a smartphone – ie, everyone – has more data-crunching power and navigation technology in their pocket than the average bike computer can manage. A ...
BMC Timemachine 01 Disc
BMC’s premier clock-conquering bike, the Timemachine 01, fresh from winning the 2018 Tour de France team time trial under the BMC team, has had a braking and aerodynamic makeover. BMC Timemachine Road 01 ONE first ride review Tour de France bikes: Stefan Kung's BMC Timemachine Road 01 - Gallery The current rim brake Timemachine 01’s development was prioritised for triathlon use, appropriately being launched at Kona in 2016, and the new Timemachine 01 Disc also majors on multisport use, but has lots to offer the road time triallist too. The rim brake TM01 was designed to be fastest at 0 percent yaw angle, stable in crosswinds, and to efficiently carry hydration, but also to be integrated, with included storage and a rider fit that prioritised aerodynamics, comfort and versatility: Form, Function and Fit. The TM01 Disc project’s slogan is ‘Stay Ahead Of Time’, and its development work took BMC back ...
Eurobike 2018: Hits and highlights, part three
And that’s a wrap! Well, sort of. The Eurobike trade show has shut its doors for another year, but not before we share with you some of the highlights that caught our eyes during our third and last day on the ground. The recent exodus of bigger bike brands from the show has left the … The post Eurobike 2018: Hits and highlights, part three appeared first on CyclingTips .
Fox Live Valve is here, but you'll have to wait for more details
Fox's Live Valve damping technology has to be one of the most eagerly awaited bits of tech due to arrive this year. Electronic sensors combine with batteries and motors to automatically control the bike's damping. Fox 34 SC first ride review Scott Genius 940 review BikeRadar 's Seb Stott has been lucky enough to ride the new system over in the US, but with a strict embargo in place, we can't give you any details yet — you'll have to wait until late August for that. However, Scott had a Genius on its stand with the system all plugged in, so here is a gallery of pictures showing the system out in the wild. You're welcome to make as many assumptions as you like from them! Check back later next month for the full run-down. You can read more at BikeRadar.com
Eurobike 2018 part two: Best products and highlights
Cyclist magazine 10 Jul 2018 All the best bits of Eurobike 2018 day two including the best tech, clothing and bikes Our first day at Eurobike produced some interesting and innovative products. While there were no major bike launches, we did see a revolutionary groupset, a drivetrain with one more speed and a turbo trainer that has morphed into a spinning bike. The biggest launch yesterday was the CeramicSpeed DrivEn groupset. No chain and no mechs, it promises to be the 'world's most efficient groupset' that uses a 21-bearing roller pinion drive shaft system to produce an efficiency rating of 99%. Rotor turned it up to 13 as it launched the Rotor 1x13 hydraulic drivetrain. Compatible for all terrains, Rotor argues that 13-speeds almost cover the same gear ratios as a traditional 2x setup. Either way, a 13-speed 10-36 cassette will be good fun on most terrain. Day two of ...
Specialized rolls out a rowdier Epic
The Specialized Epic has long been a stalwart of the company’s XC range, and has been piloted to many a podium finish by pros and mere mortals alike. Now it’s being updated in an EVO flavour, for more rough and rowdy riding to keep pace with the growing number of short-travel bikes that blur the line between race and trail. It will initially be available in two models — the Epic Comp EVO Alloy and Epic Expert EVO Carbon. Specialized Epic Expert review How XC bikes got their cool back Specialized Epic EVO Highlights Longer-travel 120mm forks BRAIN 2.0 rear shock Wider, 750mm bars Factory-fitted dropper posts as standard Proven Epic chassis in either carbon or aluminium £5,000 / $5,800 for the Epic Expert EVO Carbon - available in July £2,750 / $3,200 for the Epic Comp EVO Alloy - available in August Same chassis, different geometry Following the vein ...
Eurobike 2018: Hits and highlights, part two
The 2018 Eurobike trade show continues to give up its riches for intrepid attendees willing to wander the halls of the sprawling Messe Friedrichshafen convention center. As one would expect of the world’s largest bicycle trade show, many of the better-known brands are on hand with plenty to show off, such as Enve Composites, Stans … The post Eurobike 2018: Hits and highlights, part two appeared first on CyclingTips .
Tour de France team time trial shuffles the overall classification – Analysis
The 35.5km Cholet team trial shuffled the deck at the Tour de France , with BMC Racing 's stage victory putting Greg Van Avermaet in the yellow, while the good, bad and loss-limiting performances by other teams stretched or reduced the time gaps between the big-name overall contenders for victory in Paris. The Tour de France is only three days done, but the time gaps are starting to add up for Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates), while Richie Porte (BMC Racing), Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) canceled some, if not all of the time, they lost in the stage 1 crashes. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) started the team time trial wearing the race leader's yellow jersey after his sprint victory on Sunday. However, he will be back to wearing green for Tuesday's road stage to Sarzeau in Brittany after struggling to hold the wheels ...
No chain, no mechs, no problem: The new CeramicSpeed Driven
Joe Robinson 10 Jul 2018 A groupset that uses no chain and no mechs but a driveshaft instead: is this the future? So far at Eurobike, one product has been spoken about more than anything else: the innovative CeramicSpeed DrivEn concept groupset. Developed in conjunction with the University of Colorado, the system uses a carbon fibre drive shaft in place of the usual chain, doing away with the need for a rear derailleur in the process. Ceramic Speed claims the system is more efficient than even the best performing derailleur-based drivetrains on the market. It also points out that it is longer-lasting because it eliminates the wear associated with a chain and both a front and rear mech. See related Giro d'Italia 2018: Esteban Chaves wins Stage 6 on Mount Etna World Championships 2018: Road race to tackle hilly Innsbruck course Tour de France 2018: Route, start list, wildcard teams ...
Eurobike reveals CeramicSpeed's low-friction drive shaft, new Oakley MTB helmet, Saris trainer updates and more
First day Eurobike report: New stuff from Wike, CeramicSpeed, Oakley, Saris, Gates, Bryton, and more. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The July timing might be a change, but Eurobike remains a key product introduction opportunity for many suppliers. Here's a look at some of the introductions BRAIN spied on the event's opening day. Wike Canada's Wike got a lot of attention — and a Eurobike award — for its Salamander, a front-loading child carrier bike that very quickly converts into a three-wheeled stroller. It has been quite a different response from what the product received when it was launched at Interbike last year. "Europe is about ten years ahead of North America, don't you think?" asked Wike's Bob Bell. "The only people who stepped into my booth at Interbike were Europeans." Wike is the largest North American manufacturer of bike trailers, most of which are sold consumer direct. The company also ...
Eurobike 2018: Latest products and best highlights (Gallery)
Cyclist magazine 9 Jul 2018 All the best bits of Eurobike 2018 including the best tech, clothing and bikes Eurobike 2018 is upon us. The annual get-together of the cycling world in Fridrichshafen, Germany is the biggest bike exhibition in the world and gives brands the opportunity the launch its most innovative and exciting products. Spread across a gigantic aircraft hanger, 12 halls contain over 1,500 brands which each have an entire stand of new and updated products meaning that there are literally thousands upon thousands of things to see. As has been the case for the past few years, Eurobike has caught e-bike fever with an entire hall dedicated to alternative method of cycling that is sweeping mainland Europe. Also hot on the agenda is gravel and all-road with almost all of the big brands showcasing off-road specific products. This year, Eurobike also finds itself in the earlier date ...