BikeRadar Podcast Ep 3: How do £10k bikes even exist, helmet tech and e-road
BikeRadar's tech writers Warren, Matthew and Tom discuss developments in electric bikes, helmet technology and the rise of the £10,000 bike
DJI gunning for GoPro with the Osmo Action camera
Shots fired at the leading brand in action cameras by the leading brand in gimbals and drones
Less resistance: With each WorldTour win, tubeless tires gain acceptance
It was just a couple of months ago that Josh Poertner, owner of Silca, made the bold prediction that tubeless tires will be the norm in professional racing within five years. And now, in the wake of Fabio Jakobsen’s win on Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California, Specialized has announced that it holds … The post Less resistance: With each WorldTour win, tubeless tires gain acceptance appeared first on CyclingTips .
Jakobsen wins Tour of California stage on tubeless tyres
Fabio Jakobsen ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) took the second WorldTour race victory of the season on tubeless tyres at the Tour of California on Wednesday, as teams and brands continue to test the technology in the professional peloton. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) was the first WorldTour race winner on tubeless wheels and tyres when he won Gent-Wevelgem in March. Deceuninck-QuickStep’s technical partner and tyre provider Specialized revealed that Jakobsen's win followed an earlier puncture, which was subsequently sealed using latex sealant inside the tyre. Tubeless tyres are used in conjunction with a tubeless-ready wheelset, where the bead of the tyre locks into the rim, removing the need for an inner tube and offering a simpler setup and similar weight to tubular tyres. Tubular tyres have been used in cycling for around 100 years and see the tube glued to the rim of the wheel. The setup can be time consuming ...
A $75 MIPS helmet beats WaveCel in Virginia Tech rankings
Last week, Virginia Tech released the latest update to its list of independently tested helmets, adding a dozen or so models. That’s not the biggest news. This is: a US$75 MIPS-equipped Lazer is now the safest helmet Virginia Tech has tested, knocking Bontrager’s WaveCel-equipped Specter helmet off the top spot. Helmet test standards are a … The post A $75 MIPS helmet beats WaveCel in Virginia Tech rankings appeared first on CyclingTips .
Spotted – super cheap SRAM SX Eagle?
Following a Bird Cycleworks blogpost, could an even cheaper Eagle groupset be on the way?
Spotted — super cheap SRAM SX Eagle groupset?
Following a Bird Cycleworks blog post, could an even cheaper Eagle groupset be on the way?
Light weight brain buckets, Atherton approved knee protection and more from Endura
Endura is aiming to keep your body bruise-free
Shimano GRX: World’s first dedicated gravel groupsets
The new group offers three tiers, lower gears, better braking from the hoods, clutched rear derailleurs, and mechanical or Di2 versions The post Shimano GRX: World’s first dedicated gravel groupsets appeared first on CyclingTips .
Shimano introduces Tiagra-level hydraulic disc brakes
Sam Challis Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 14:59 Tiagra is Shimano’s fourth road groupset to get a full hydraulic disc brake upgrade The top four tiers of Shimano’s road groupsets now offer a series-specific hydraulic disc option as technology previously only available at Dura-Ace, Ultegra and 105 trickles down to the Tiagra tier. Previous non-series components have been replaced with Tiagra-series components, which feature many attributes of models at the more premium end of Shimano’s catalogue. ‘The new Tiagra levers replace the previous non-series ST-RS405 units and now follow the pattern set by the Dura-Ace, Ultegra and 105 groupsets, with a slim body to house the hydraulic disc brake controls and increased adjustability for optimum bike control,’ says Shimano. The brakes are not the only components in the tier to receive an overhaul as Shimano took the opportunity to refine the shift mechanism too. ‘The Tiagra 10-speed shifting mechanism within ...
Shimano launches GRX gravel groupset
Sam Challis Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 15:00 Shimano says GRX is the first component series on the market designed specifically for gravel riding Thanks to Shimano’s conservative attitude towards new trends and its penchant for clinically thorough research, development and testing phases, major innovations from the Japanese components brand are few and far between. This means that the Shimano GRX gravel groupset release, a versatile groupset that caters specifically for gravel and adventure riding, can be seen as an affirmation that gravel riding as a trend has shifted into the canon of conventional cycling. GRX has a mix-and-match theme to mirror to the diverse requirements of riding gravel - there are options for 1x and 2x chainsets, 10- or 11-speed cassettes, mechanical or electronic transmissions, dropper post integration and expansive gear ratio combinations, plus supplemental and specialist components. Image 3 of 9 Image 3 of 9 The cranksets blend ...
DT Swiss releases new single-ratchet hub design, the Ratchet EXP
Since the mid 1990s, DT Swiss has been known for its Star Ratchet hub design, with much of the brand’s success stemming from the DT Hügi hub. William Hügi developed the early ratchet design, using two spring-loaded ratchet rings to engage every tooth of the ratchet instead of the commonly used pawl system and standard … The post DT Swiss releases new single-ratchet hub design, the Ratchet EXP appeared first on CyclingTips .
Trek rumored to be switching to T47 threaded bottom brackets
Supported by The T47 oversized threaded bottom bracket shell design was introduced in 2015 to much fanfare and claims that it would finally provide a truly universal standard that everyone in the industry could support. The handful of years since have seen mere glimmers of that hope — mostly amongst the custom crowd — but now Trek … The post Trek rumored to be switching to T47 threaded bottom brackets appeared first on CyclingTips .
Ineos protests, Brailsford reacts and Yorkshire highlights – Podcast
In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you by Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville, we report from stage 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire . We hear from stage winner and race leader Jesper Asselman (Roompot-Charles) and 18-year-old American Kevin Vermaerke, who was part of the early break and almost survived to the finish in Selby. Philippa York and Daniel Benson also talk about the low-key, but vocal, protestors who turned out to demonstrate against Team Ineos and their owner Jim Ratcliffe. We hear from a protestor who had changed his name legally to Joe Public, while at the finish we caught up with a vitriolic Dave Brailsford, who came out swinging , telling the press: "There was hardly anybody there, let's be honest – let's be real for once. The 15,000-mob that was to attack me this morning didn't really materialise. That's the reality. There ...
Pinarello launches Dogma F12 – Video
On Wednesday, Pinarello launched the all-new Dogma F12 road bike to be used by Team Ineos for the first time this week at the Tour de Yorkshire . The bike is available in both rim and disc brake versions and was also released with a new integrated handlebar system from Pinarello's component brand Most. Pinarello says the Dogma F12 is stiffer and more aerodynamic than the outgoing Dogma F10 through all-new tube profiles and the use of new carbon technology. The bikes will be available as frameset only or as full builds in three different colour options, including black on black, black uranus red, and Team Ineos colours. You can learn more about the bike in our original article here and get a first look at Pinarello's new flagship bike in the video below. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com
Chris Froome’s new Pinarello Dogma F12 is here
Lighter and stiffer with a disc option from day one
Photo gallery: 2019 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia – The next frontier
Australia’s handmade bicycle scene is truly thriving. In addition to the proven and well-known masters, there are no shortage of newcomers and disrupters in the scene. While many of these fresh faces are ensuring classic methods and designs will continue into the future (as you’ll see in our next gallery), others are breaking the mould … The post Photo gallery: 2019 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia – The next frontier appeared first on CyclingTips .
Fox Factory bike-related sales up 13% in Q1
BRASELTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory's bicycle business, through the Fox suspension, Marzocchi suspension, RaceFace and Easton cycling brands, was up 12.7% in the first quarter this year, continuing a long run of positive results for the company. As has been the case in recent years, the bike-related sales were up significantly, but Fox's motorized-vehicle related sales were up even more — by 34.1% in this quarter (see related graph below showing Fox's growth through the 2018 fiscal year). Overall sales were $161.7 million for the quarter, compared to $129.8 million in the same period last year. Gross margins decreased 50 basis points to 31.6% compared to 32.1% in the same period last fiscal year, and adjusted EBITDA was $30.1 million, or 18.6% of sales, compared to $23.0 million, or 17.7% of sales in the same period last fiscal year. "We started the year with record quarterly sales driven by ...
Wahoo launches Elemnt Roam with improved navigation, colour screen and long battery life
Joe Robinson Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:59 ‘An evolution of the Elemnt’, Wahoo’s GPS could match the robust demands of adventure riding £299.99 ‘Using a bike computer shouldn’t be the hardest part of a ride,’ says Wahoo’s director of project management Jose Mendez at the launch of its latest product, the Wahoo Elemnt Roam. It’s a fair point. Using a GPS computer when you ride should be there as an assistance, not a hindrance. Once its the latter, it defeats the purpose of what it’s there to do. A cycling GPS computer is there to give structure to your ride. To offer maps so you can see where you’re going. To show the time, distance and any other data fields that you may need when you ride. To store said data and transfer it to a third-party app so you can analyse it once home or simply show off ...