Stromer's new ST1 X designed for style and tech savvy consumers

OBERWANGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The new ST1 X from Stromer was designed to appeal "to the style-conscious riders who place a premium on outstanding technology," the brand said. The Class 3 e-bike contains smart features including the Stromer OMNI app that turns a smartphone into a cockpit and offers anti-theft protection with lock, alarm, and positioning. The Omni interface, with touch functionality, packaged in a small onboard computer, is incorporated into the frame, as are the majority of the cables of the ST1X. Delivering 500 watts and up to 28 mph, the Cyro-Drive motor offers up to 65 miles on a charge. The motor is combined with a Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain. It is available in colors including Sand, Ocean, Charcoal, White, or Orange. It retails for $4,999. It is available in three frame sizes: 17-inch, 20-inch, and 22-inch in the sport version as well as 17-inch in a comfort ...

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JRA with the Angry Asian: The slow crawl of road bike progress

Time and tide wait for no one, as the saying goes, and as we head into the meat of the 2018 product launch cycle, I can’t help but marvel at how far bikes have come. Road frames are lighter, more efficient, more aerodynamic, and more comfortable than ever. Bikes are more versatile and capable than … The post JRA with the Angry Asian: The slow crawl of road bike progress appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Base Layers For Any Season

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The Future of the Bicycle Industry Comes to Melbourne

The Future Seminars

Breakfast Seminars by bicycle industry leaders & academics from Taiwan & Australia, on the Smart Technologies driving the Future of bicycle product design and all that’s new.

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Which one is he?  The doping one?

The Curious Case of Simon Yates and the Perception of Cycling in Britain This is a story about the story cycling in the UK tells about itself. You’ve heard a lot of it before, and the history is not my interest here. Read Chris Sidwells for the authorised version or Tim Hilton for the more entertaining version. In brief, we’re told, British cycling was insular and parochial, and focused on social riding or on hill climbs and long, solo, point-to-point efforts. There was the schism that produced the British League of Road Cyclists. There was Tom Simpson, who begat Obree and Boardman, and way down in Manchester they begat Brailsford and all those Olympic medals. The Olympians begat Team Sky and the Tour wins and the Grand Departs in London and Yorkshire. Now Britain, Sidwells concludes, rules the cycling world. This is a lucid argument. Track cycling is routinely televised ...

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Call for government to subsidise e-bikes to drive mass uptake

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MPs say UK is falling behind Europe when it comes to exploiting e-bike technology

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Simplon Kiaro review

Simplon Kiaro review

Simplon does things a little differently to your average bike brand. Every Simplon is built to order when bought through your local dealer, so you get nigh-on custom levels of choice when it comes to components, drivetrain and wheels. I opted for Shimano’s brilliant new iteration of Ultegra, which offers Dura-Ace standards of smooth shifting and controlled powerful braking at a fraction of the pro group’s price. Bike of the Year 2018 Best bike: our buyer's guide to which bicycle type you should buy in 2018 The Simplon Kiaro is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2018. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub . Simplon Kiaro frame and kit The Kiaro is Simplon’s take on an endurance bike, which suggests more of a cruiser rather than anything rapid or ...

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Lumiere – Autumn Collection

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Swagtron adds three e-bike models, including folders and youth fat bike

The EB-6 in black.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Swagtron, best known for its electric rideables, is expanding its cycling line with the introduction of three new electric bikes, including two folding e-bikes and a youth electric fat-tire mountain bike. Swagtron is known for its electric hoverboards, scooters and skateboards, but is expanding to offer products that are more suited for transportation, said Jason Wakefield, the brand's director of marketing. "We're seeing a shift, and e-rideables aren't just for recreation," Wakefield said. "They're viable eco-friendly transportation options for people in all walks of life." "The world is changing the way it thinks about transportation, and e-bikes are a big part of that" says Wakefield. "As a brand, we want to continue to be at the forefront of making that technology accessible." The introductions include the EB-5, a lightweight, folding aluminum bike designed for the urban commuter. It has a 250-watt motor and quickly folds ...

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BMC Team Machine SLR02 Disc Two review

BMC Team Machine SLR02 Disc Two review

BMC’s Team Machine is one of the most successful bikes of modern times. The first-generation model propelled Cadel Evans to his Tour win in 2011 and saw Phillippe Gilbert take the world title in 2012. The second-generation bike, and one of my favourite bikes of the last few years, carried Greg Van Avermaet to 2016 Olympic success. So, this third generation has a lot to live up to. Bike of the Year 2018 Best bike: our buyer's guide to which bicycle type you should buy in 2018 The BMC Team Machine SLR02 Disc Two is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2018. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub . BMC has always been known for its cutting-edge research and development work. The company introduced Accelerated Composite Evolution (ACE) technology ...

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9 bump-taming road bikes that help stop your hands and bum getting battered

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Check out the road bike technology that reduces vibration and adds comfort

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Trek Domane SL 6 Disc Women’s Road Bike review

Trek Domane SL 6 Disc Women’s Road Bike review

The Domane is one of three bikes that make up the racing triptych of the Trek fleet and is a sibling to the Madone and Emonda. While the Madone is all about aerodynamic optimisation and the Emonda is focused on low weight and climbing ability, the Domane has been built for comfort over long distances, and it really does deliver. Bike of the Year 2018 Women’s cycling news, reviews, interviews and more on BikeRadar Women The Trek Domane SL 6 Disc Women’s Road Bike is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2018. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub . Trek Domane SL 6 Disc Women’s frame Trek has recently committed to unisex frame design with women’s specific finishing kit. This means the men’s and women’s Domane SL 6 Disc ...

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Fulcrum Racing Zero vs. Racing 3 vs. Racing 5 LG wheelset review

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Carbon wheelsets may be more popular than ever, but alloy clinchers still dominate the market, if only because they are much cheaper to buy. Better yet, time has proven that alloy wheels are incredibly robust and reliable, and with the rise of factory-built wheelsets, they are also very easy to obtain at short notice. Fulcrum … The post Fulcrum Racing Zero vs. Racing 3 vs. Racing 5 LG wheelset review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Velo releases Year of the Dog saddle

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Velo Saddles is continuing its Chinese Zodiac collection of saddles with this year's Year of the Dog model, featuring an image of a Golden Retriever. Velo began the series in 2015 with the Year of the Sheep and has since offered Year of the Monkey and Year of the Rooster saddles. This year's saddle has a special cover treatment technology that allows for stitch craftsmanship of the dog fur. The gold metal chain at the rear of the saddle adds to the dog symbolism while offering saddle protection. The saddle has special packaging to protect it during shipping and delivery and which doubles as a messenger bag. The 2018 Year of the Dog saddle is based on Velo's newest saddle model, Prevail. Prevail is intended as a professional level saddle with a classic look. Unlike Velo's Angel series, the Prevail's Y-shaped cutout is not visible, but ...

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Do patents tell us what’s next for bicycle technology? Not necessarily.

Do patents tell us what’s next for bicycle technology? Not necessarily.

What does it mean when a major bike company has a patent for an innovative product? It's a glimpse into the future, but not a guarantee. Read the full article at Do patents tell us what’s next for bicycle technology? Not necessarily. on VeloNews.com .

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10 bike companies join Ford Motor Company and Trek to make cycling safer

10 bike companies join Ford Motor Company and Trek to make cycling safer

A new bicycle-to-vehicle executive advisory board has been formed with representatives from Ford, the software company Tome and 11 bike companies to improve road safety through interactive technology between bikes and cars. Trek, Ford and Tome have been working on the B2V concept for close to a year already. They've collaborated on an artificial-intelligence system that would allow cars, bikes, and even infrastructure (think: roads, stoplights, bike lanes) to 'talk' to one another. Cars and drivers owe a big thanks to bicycles Trek wants bikes to talk to cars Uber's driverless cars failing to merge with bike lane The bike companies involved Ten bike-industry powerhouses, along with Ford and Tome, have joined Trek in developing the B2V communication technology. Alphabetically, the bike companies involved are: Accell North America (Redline, Raleigh, Diamondback, Torker, Haibike, XLC) Bosch Dorel Sports (Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Fabric, Sugoi, Mongoose, Guru, Charge, Sombrio) Giant Bicycles Orbea Shimano ...

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Yanto Barker explains how Le Col develops its kit

Yanto Barker explains how Le Col develops its kit

Cyclist magazine 3 May 2018 Le Col founder Yanto Barker talks through his processes when it comes to developing kit Retired professional cyclist Yanto Barker knows a thing or two about what makes good kit having spent over 20,000 hours in the saddle racing on the domestic and Continental circuits. When he turned his attention to an attempt to produce the best cycling kit available under the brand name Le Col, he set out to ensure that no detail would be overlooked. Over the past decade, Barker has dedicated his time to building kit - obsessing and poring over every detail - so the finished product is something he’s proud to stand behind. His motto - ‘Back Yourself’. Le Col Spring/Summer Ever wondered what goes into producing top quality cycling garments? We asked Barker exactly how he went about designing and manufacturing the new Le Col Spring/Summer range. 'Every product ...

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Castelli Nano Flex+ armwarmers review

Joe Robinson Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:10 Besides an uncomfortable silicon gripper, these are as comfortable as it gets 4.5 / 5 £35 This week's weather is testament to why dressing right for cycling in Spring is so important. In one ride you can be greeted with blazing sunshine, sideways rain and howling wind. You need clothing that can tackle any weather conditions. Among the most important items of clothing in this period are armwarmers. A good pair of armwarmers keep you warm, as the name suggests, help keep you dry, are comfortable and can be easily stored in a back pocket if the sun decides to make an appearance. The Castelli Nano Flex+ should be in that bracket of 'good'. It's been seven years since they first launched and they had remained largely unchanged until this season. For an item to go unchanged for that long suggests its ...

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Rapha releases limited edition Gavia range in celebration of Andy Hampsten

Joe Robinson 3 May 2018 30 years on from his Giro d'Italia heroics, Rapha has celebrated the American's exploits Cycling's high fashion connoisseur Rapha is at it again with its latest limited edition collection just in time for Friday's Stage 1 start of the Giro d'Italia in Jerusalem, Israel. This time, the British-based cyclewear brand is paying homage to the first and only American winner of the Giro and the epic stage that saw him clinch the Maglia Rosa. In 1988, Stage 14 of the race took on the Passo di Gavia in pretty extraordinary conditions. Heavy snowfall littered the ascent and descent making it almost impossible to spot the riders. Ahead of the rest came Andy Hampsten who, covered in snow, powered ahead of the field and descended to the finish to take the race lead and eventually the overall win. Images of Hampsten alone atop of the Gavia ...

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6 Gilets We’re Loving Right Now

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