Tour of Britain 2019 team profiles | What teams are competing?

Tour of Britain Team Guide cycling jerseys

An in-depth look at the 20 teams lining up in Glasgow for the 2019 tour of Britain

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Rad Power Bikes dismisses suit against Bam Power Bikes

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes dropped its lawsuit filed against an Arizona electric vehicle company on Wednesday that sold e-bikes under the Bam Power Bikes brand. A Rad Power Bikes spokeswoman said the company dismissed the case after the B am Power Bikes' website taken offline and copyright infringements were removed. In addition to the copyright infringements, the lawsuit filed in April stated Bam Power infringed on Rad Power's designs on its website. Bam Power, owned by JHR Electric Transport, also was accused of making false advertising claims. It did not file responses to the complaints with the court. The alleged copyright infringements included Rad's bike measurements graphic on its website, its homepage tagline, "Built for Everything, Priced for Everyone" (which was repeated exactly on the Bam homepage), and other website elements, including its customer review page and consumer-direct pricing page. Rad Power claimed that Bam Power misled customers ...

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Öhlins brand new RFX36 fork, a bonkers linkage bike and Giro’s new Tyrant lid

A composite image featuring Ohlins RFX36 mountain bike suspension fork and Giro's new Tyrant mountai

And an on-bike iPhone holder by SP Connect

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Liv Cycling enters 29er arena with Pique bike line

Liv Cycling will debut the full-suspension Pique 29er in September.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Adapting the 29-inch wheel platform to smaller riders can be a challenge, so much so that most manufacturers spec' 27.5 wheels to size small frames. But not Liv Cycling, a woman's-only brand from Giant since 2015 that's entering the 29er world for the first time. Liv will debut the full-suspension carbon Pique Advanced Pro and the aluminum Pique in September. The frames will be manufactured in Taiwan and offered in sizes extra small to large. Designed to take advantage of the increased roll-over ability and speed of the 29er wheel to benefit cross-country and endurance riders, the bikes feature 100mm front and rear suspension developed through Liv's 3F design technology. Using data points about women's anatomy, sizing variations and muscle energy, the Maestro suspension was custom tuned and later refined by Liv racing's Kaysee Armstrong. "Our goal was to find the right geometry and fit ...

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Liv ditches 27.5-inch wheels and goes all-in on 29er wheels for 2020 Pique XC bike

2020 Liv Pique

Top-end Liv with Fox Live Valve comes in at a heady $12,300

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Essex rider sets new men's paced speed record of more than 174mph

Essex rider sets new men's paced speed record of more than 174mph

Joseph Delves 19 Aug 2019 Still not as quick as Denise Mueller-Korenek, the team are aiming for 220mph next year. Photo: Mike Massaro View this post on Instagram Advice before watching this clip. 1.Expand to full screen 2.Stare without blinking 3.Repeat the above if necessary. 174.339mph on bicycle #WorldRecord #MensworldRecord #Landspeed #cycling #steelisreal #steelisunreal A post shared by Moss Bikes (@mossbikes) on Aug 18, 2019 at 1:18pm PDT Neil Campbell has become the fastest man on wheels. This weekend the Essex-based rider tucked in behind a speeding Porsche Cayenne and piloted his custom-built steel bike to an eye-watering 174.339 mph. Claiming a new men’s and European record at the Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire, the attempt was almost derailed due to poor weather on Friday. Further difficulties beset the challenge when Campbell was forced to ditch the safety parachute he’d intended to use to slow down when it began creating ...

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Merida Silex 6000+ 2020 gravel bike: first-ride review

Merida Silex 6000+ 2020 gravel bike

First announced for the 2018 season, the Merida Silex is the Taiwanese mega-manufacturer’s take on the do-it-all gravel segment. It’s a bike that’s available in both alloy and carbon variants, and new for 2020, a 650B-wheeled version of the latter. While it’s not a new bike, we hadn’t ridden one, until now. While attending the … The post Merida Silex 6000+ 2020 gravel bike: first-ride review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Altor's newest lock designed to resist portable angle grinders

Altor Locks' SAF is 80mm in diameter and weighs 13.7 pounds.

STERLING, Va. (BRAIN) — With battery-powered grinders becoming a favorite tool among bike thieves, Altor Locks has developed its own cutting-edge technology. Its newest lock, the SAF, is 80mm in diameter and weighs 13.7 pounds. The semi-hollow alloy material is designed and advertised to resist portable angle grinders, preventing the blade from breaching the core hardened steel locking structure. Altor tested the SAF against three of Popular Mechanics ' top angle grinders. All three failed within four to six minutes because of one or more of the following: battery dying, overheating or broken grinder disc. "The impetus for design was the repeated requests we got in our inbox to build something to defend against angle grinders," said Jon Akers, head of Altor Locks sales and marketing. "Angle grinders are the most common tool used by thieves today in major cities." The SAF Lock features a vinyl and silicone outer coating ...

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2020 Trek Fuel EX drops Full Floater suspension, gets progressive geometry and onboard storage

Trek Fuel EX mountain bike

The trail-orientated Fuel EX gets a modern makeover to appeal to more riders with a broad range of build kits and new features

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Five years after launch, 7Mesh is showing it’s more than a jacket brand

"Filling the parking spots." SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — 7Mesh was founded by a crew with years of experience in the technical outdoor apparel market, so a technical cycling rain jacket was a natural centerpiece of its first seasons. But its founders always had bigger plans for the brand. “There was a risk that would be perceived as the jacket company,” co-founder and CEO Tyler Jordan told BRAIN. “We knew we knew how to make good outerwear and that we had a lot to learn about what goes on underneath. So we consciously decided to risk being pigeonholed.” Five years after launch, the company is filling out its product line for 2020 with a complete array of shorts and jerseys for men and women. “It’s a pretty substantial increase in SKUs,” Jordan said. “Five new shorts for men, five for women, a new hoodie. It’s a big expansion, and now ...

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Five years after launch, 7Mesh is showing it’s more than a jacket brand

"Filling the parking spots." SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — 7Mesh was founded by a crew with years of experience in the technical outdoor apparel market, so a technical cycling rain jacket was a natural centerpiece of its first seasons. But its founders always had bigger plans for the brand. “There was a risk that would be perceived as the jacket company,” co-founder and CEO Tyler Jordan told BRAIN. “We knew we knew how to make good outerwear and that we had a lot to learn about what goes on underneath. So we consciously decided to risk being pigeonholed.” Five years after launch, the company is filling out its product line for 2020 with a complete array of shorts and jerseys for men and women. “It’s a pretty substantial increase in SKUs,” Jordan said. “Five new shorts for men, five for women, a new hoodie. It’s a big expansion, and now ...

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Upside bike rack review: an inverted carrier from Down Under

Upside rack review

Growing up in Australia often meant endless hours cruising highways on the way to a holiday spot that somehow still looked like home. I remember counting cars, caravans and motorbikes, and occasionally, we’d pass a car, typically a flogged Holden Commodore or banged-up Volvo, with an upside-down bicycle tied against the roof, wheels spinning faster … The post Upside bike rack review: an inverted carrier from Down Under appeared first on CyclingTips .

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MBUK August 2019 issue on sale now

Cyclists riding mountain bikes in countryside

Pick up the latest issue of MBUK in shops now or subscribe and save!

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Thesis OB1 long-term review: Good performance, lots of custom options

The Thesis OB1 isn’t flashy, and the upstart brand name carries no prestige. It’s not particularly light, it definitely isn’t aero, and in fact, there’s not a ton about it on paper that will blow anyone’s doors off in general. But it’s a very good bike nonetheless, and wonderfully versatile in terms of what you … The post Thesis OB1 long-term review: Good performance, lots of custom options appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Komoot: the route to success

Sponsored 14 Aug 2019 With komoot, cyclists now finally have an easy-to-use dedicated route planning app that appreciates we’re all a little different Planning a good route is arguably the most important factor in ensuring any ride is enjoyable. It’s not always easy, though. Technology often can’t differentiate the needs of a cyclist from those of a car driver, or a road cyclist from a mountain biker. If you’ve ever been face-to-face with a muddy track on a bike with 23mm tyres, you’ll understand the frustration. Komoot is proving that with clever tech and well-curated community insights, you can remove the threat of the unknown while retaining a sense of adventure in any route. Komoot already has 8 million users worldwide, and has proved an especially useful resource for those looking to plan routes into the unknown. Whether it’s ultra-endurance riders like Josh Ibbett or Lael Wilcox choosing a route ...

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2020 Giant Reign isn’t afraid of big terrain

The 2020 Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 0

Three new bikes developed for enduro-style riding

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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 .

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Specialized’s 790g S-Works Epic HT is the lightest of its kind

Specialized Epic pack shot

We swing a leg over the sub-800g frame that gives sub-8kg XC builds

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Wilier’s slick Zero SLR, an exotic derailleur upgrade from CeramicSpeed and fresh carbon wheels from Vision

First Look Friday 2nd august

Featuring products from Wilier, CeramicSpeed, Vision, 100% and Peaty's

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New Nerd Alert podcast, episode 1: Go faster with aerodynamics made simple

Nerd Alert podcast 1

As cyclists, we are forever chasing the elusive free watts of power, extra few kilometers per hour and a few less grams on the scales, all with the goal of going faster. In this first mini-series of Nerd Alert podcasts, we aim to dispel the myths, understand the technology, and bring you the information you … The post New Nerd Alert podcast, episode 1: Go faster with aerodynamics made simple appeared first on CyclingTips .

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