The future of indoor cycling

If there was one predominant theme from the recent Eurobike trade show, it was that indoor cycling is, well, in. Not only did segment giant Zwift have one of the biggest booths at the show, but many of the most significant product debuts from major hardware companies were also dedicated to riding inside, not outside. … The post The future of indoor cycling appeared first on CyclingTips .

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A signature saddle, bright night lights and tan wall tyres

First Look Friday

It's this week's First Look Friday…

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Here’s why your next bike should be a cyclocross bike

Here's why your next bike should be a cyclocross bike

Working to the formula N+1=CX

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6 things I’ve learned (so far) from racing the Women’s WorldTour

The past few seasons have been a whirlwind for Aussie racer Brodie Chapman. She’s gone from barely racing in Australia’s National Road Series (NRS) to being competitive in the Women’s WorldTour (WWT) — the highest level in the sport — and representing Australia at the Road World Championships in her first two seasons as a … The post 6 things I’ve learned (so far) from racing the Women’s WorldTour appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Time launches new range of gravel and ‘cross-specific pedals

Time launches new range of gravel and 'cross-specific pedals

New Cyclo range, based on Time's IClic system, designed specifically for gravel and cyclocross riding

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The weekly spin: Controversy? Welcome to the club, eRacing

The first week of October has already made it a banner month for surreal, post-modern headlines. “Twitter pulls Nickelback clip tweeted by President Trump over copyright complaint” qualifies. Step back in time a decade and try to explain that one to someone. “First British eRacing champion banned for using bot to gain access to Tron … The post The weekly spin: Controversy? Welcome to the club, eRacing appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Rapha reveals new waterproof jackets in collaboration with Gore-Tex

Rapha is going out into the elements this fall thanks to a new partnership with Gore-Tex. Using Gore-Tex fabrics, Rapha has created three new waterproof cycling jackets designed for harsh weather: the Pro Team Lightweight Gore-Tex Jacket (US$295 / AU$385 / €260 / £220), the Pro Team Insulated Gore-Tex Jacket (US$430 / AU$540 / €375 … The post Rapha reveals new waterproof jackets in collaboration with Gore-Tex appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The most anticipated enduro bikes of 2020

Enduro mountain bike

The big-hitting rigs you need to look out for in 2020

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Rapha collaborates with Gore-Tex for first time on new jacket range

Joe Robinson 8 Oct 2019 Two of the jackets will use Shakedry technology in range of foul-weather clothing from Rapha Rapha has partnered with waterproof experts Gore-Tex for the first time to release jackets using ShakeDry technology. Of the three new foul-weather jackets in the range, two - the Pro Team Lightweight and Pro Team Insulated - will use the innovative technology, which is a two-layer waterproof construction that beads water on the surface of the jacket. The Explore hooded Gore-Tex half-zip pullover uses Gore-Tex Active fabric. The Pro Team Lightweight jacket has already been seen in the professional peloton, used by the Education First team , and is labelled as a 'superlight, extremely breathable and waterproof' packable shell that can be raced in while keeping the rider perfectly dry. Using Gore-Tex's Shakedry technology means the jacket can literally be shaken dry as water only sits on the surface of ...

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The first-ever Rapha Gore-Tex waterproof jackets are here

Rapha Pro Team Insulated Gore-Tex Shakedry jacket with PolarTec Alpha

Waterproof pullover, insulated waterproof rain jacket and rain shell make up all-new foul-weather range from Rapha

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The 2020 Giant XtC Advanced SL is the lightest hardtail MTB Giant has ever made

Giant XtC Advanced SL 2020

New geometry and tweaks plus a claimed 920g frame

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The best forgotten cycling fashion trends

Joe Robinson 2 Oct 2019 From short shorts to headbands and bleached hair, here is the fashion that has disappeared from cycling Professional cycling, like most things in life, is at the will of fashion trends. Like the Milan catwalk, styles go in and out of fashion awfully quickly. One year we are all about Boa dials, the next it's laces. Sometimes only black kit will do, the next you wouldn't be caught dead in anything that is not pastel. Most looks come full circle, dropping off the radar before returning a few years later - fluoro being a good example of this - but some fashion trends have seemingly fallen off the edge of the world, never to return again. Below are seven trends from cycling's past. Headbands The rightful decision of the UCI to introduce compulsory helmet use in the professional peloton in 2003 did a lot of ...

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MET Helmets 2020 | New Allroad gravel and Vinci road models

MET Helmets at Eurobike

MET fills two helmet-shaped gaps in its line-up for 2020

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Quoc Gran Tourer gravel shoe review: Luxurious lace-ups with a minor misstep

In 2009, Quoc Pham set out to build a better urban cycling shoe. His first offerings were stylish and classic-looking laced leather numbers, before expanding to include the suede SPD-compatible Derby and the more casual, sneaker-like Hardcourt Hightop and Urbanite boots. So in 2017, with the unveiling of the performance road shoe, the Night, it … The post Quoc Gran Tourer gravel shoe review: Luxurious lace-ups with a minor misstep appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Wahoo Fitness acquires Speedplay

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has hired U.S. pedal maker Speedplay, the company announced Tuesday. "Wahoo and Speedplay share a common approach of leveraging technology to develop products that enhance the performance of cyclists. Speedplay pedals are the most innovative, high performance pedals available so it's a perfect fit with Wahoo," said Chip Hawkins, the founder of Wahoo Fitness. "We welcome the opportunity to offer another edge to Wahooligans around the world with the best pedals in the business." "When Sharon Worman and I founded Speedplay, it was because I wanted to solve problems performance athletes were having in reaching their full potential," Richard Bryne, CEO of Speedplay, Inc., said in a press release . "By becoming part of the Wahoo family, we can carry that mission to more athletes with more compelling products than ever before." Bryne said. File Attachment: Wahoo press release PDF

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Wahoo acquires high-end pedal brand Speedplay

Wahoo acquires high-end pedal brand Speedplay

Joe Robinson 24 Sep 2019 Further expansion for the American brand best known for its turbo trainers Wahoo has announced the purchase of pedal brand Speedplay as the American brand expands further into the cycling market. Wahoo, which is best known for its turbo trainers and bike computers, announced the acquisition on Tuesday afternoon, underlining its ambition of 'putting Speedplay pedals on as many bicycles as possible'. Founded in 1989, Speedplay has long been known as the high-end double-sided pedal of choice for top athletes such as Bradley Wiggins and Peter Sagan . The innovative brand was also known for its price, with the Speedplay pedals and cleats far outweighing the price of major competitors Shimano and Look. The acquisition will now see the once-niche pedal brand come under the roof of one of cycling's fastest-growing brands. Wahoo had already purchased training app 'The Sufferfest' earlier in the year, adding ...

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Komoot: a new route-planning app for cyclists

Sponsored 24 Sep 2019 Komoot’s route-planning algorithms are uniquely tailored to different surfaces, which all adds up to the perfect gravel adventure We used to be happy with tarmac. Road cycling was all about the well-trodden roads – the likes of Alpe d’Huez and the Stelvio pass were seen as the height of accomplishment for any two-wheeled adventurer. Then we all wanted a little more, and an off-road world opened up to us, like some previously undiscovered alternate reality. Of course, the challenge with riding into the unknown is knowing where to go when you get there, and route-planning app komoot offers a solution to that very dilemma. Komoot was founded in Germany by six friends with a love for the outdoors, and the app is geared to both hikers and cyclists. To say it has hit a sweet spot is an understatement: komoot has already built a base of ...

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The eBay lust list | 8 bikes we dreamed of owning (that are now dangerously affordable)

Raleigh Vektar

The BikeRadar team takes a look back at the bikes of their desires from years gone by

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The eBay lust list | The 8 bikes we dreamed of owning

Raleigh Vektar

The BikeRadar team takes a look back at the bikes of their desires from years gone by

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CyclingTips Podcast: Embarrassingly outdated bike “works just fine”

This week’s episode opens with a discussion of Iain Treloar’s recent column on his decade-old Cannondale CaadX, which, contrary to all known marketing, still shreds. Where has the bike industry gotten it right, and where has it inflated claims of technological advancement? James and Caley discuss. Then, Marshall Opel sits down with Dirty Kanza winner … The post CyclingTips Podcast: Embarrassingly outdated bike “works just fine” appeared first on CyclingTips .

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