Specialized finally enters the e-road bike market with the Turbo Creo SL

Founders edition

The new Turbo is claimed to be the lightest e-bike in its class

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Specialized’s Turbo Creo SL is a marvel of technology, with a price tag to match

They’re gorgeous. They’re electric. They’re surprisingly light. They handle like a conventional bike. And wow, are they expensive. Say hello to the Turbo Creo SL, Specialized’s new line of high-performance electric bikes, a marvel of technology three years in the making. Riding one might just change how you feel about e-bikes. Financing one might just … The post Specialized’s Turbo Creo SL is a marvel of technology, with a price tag to match appeared first on CyclingTips .

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New bike alert: Cannondale launches all-new CAAD13

Stu Bowers Monday, July 15, 2019 - 13:00 Cannondale’s iconic race-ready aluminium line up gets a total revamp Anyone who followed cycling in the nineties will remember Cannondale’s oversized aluminium CAAD (Cannondale Advanced Aluminium Design) bikes winning races well before carbon rolled into town. The likes of the all-conquering Saeco Cannondale squad, and their especially flamboyant leader, Mario ‘Lion King’ Cipollini, helped make these bikes iconic. That heritage has never been forgotten by Cannondale, which unlike many brands, has always upheld its alloy line-up as a race-ready package – not just relegating these bikes to the bottom of the heap as cheaper, entry-level alternatives. Image 9 of 33 Image 9 of 33 Non-carbon racing pedigree Cannondale has maintained the geometry and cutting edge materials required to keep these bikes on pace with what’s expected of a race bike and it says this 13th generation proves alloy can still cut it, ...

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Tour de France: Fuglsang calls for a minimum 50 metres between motorbikes and riders

Thibaut Pinot and Julian Alaphilippe followed by a race motorbike

A delegation of reporters was waiting for Jakob Fuglsang when he returned to the Astana bus after signing on for stage 9 of the Tour de France in Saint-Étienne. The first topic of discussion? His criticism the previous evening of the television motorbike that rode ahead of Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) in the finale of stage 8. "Surprise," smiled Fuglsang, who joked that ASO's protection of their content meant he had been unable to watch the footage overnight. He remained of the opinion that Alaphilippe and Pinot had benefited from the slipstream of the motorbikes but stressed that the riders themselves were not to blame. "I haven't had a look at the video – everything is restricted from the Tour so it's not so easy to find – but I'm still of the same opinion. If you go over the top full gas and the guys in ...

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Top 12 quotes from the first week of the Tour de France

Supported by It’s been a thrilling and unpredictable first week of the Tour de France. After seven of the 21 stages here’s a look back at who said what during the first week: “Tactics? Nerves, stress, risks — all these are more important than tactics in cycling.” — Nairo Quintana’s Movistar boss Eusebio Unzue waves his arms … The post Top 12 quotes from the first week of the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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BikeRadar Podcast Ep 5 | Why do bikes all look the same?

Jack falling off a bike

All road bikes look identical, all mountain bikes look different. Why's that then? Plus, we talk cross-over tech and social media influencing

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With new investment, Velofix expands with corporate vans

Editor's note: A version of the following story appears in the July 1 issue of BRAIN. VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — With a significant new investment from a clean technology fund , mobile service franchiser Velofix is jump-starting its growth with plans to add 30 corporate-owned vans in the U.S. and Canada in the next 12 months. The company-owned vans will be in addition to those owned by Velofix franchisees, who currently operate vans in 120 territories in North America. Velofix has hired retail industry veteran and author Donny Perry, who will open the U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas, to support the corporate vans and franchisee operations. In the coming year, Velofix will become a much larger operation, with plans to add 20 new employees in Austin and at its offices in Vancouver, plus 50-60 new mechanics to operate the corporate vans, CEO and co-founder Chris Guillemet said. Besides the ...

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Scott’s brand new 2020 Gambler 900 Tuned hopes to play its cards right

Scott Gambler 900 Tuned downhill mountain bike

We got a first look at the latest iteration of Scott's Gambler DH bike and ask the question "is this one a full house?"

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BMC’s slick, new, integrated URS gravel bike

Grey and blue gravel road bike

All-new UNRESTRICTED brings BMC off-road performance and innovation to gravel

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BMC Unrestricted URS 2020 first-ride review: Gravel bike or MTB?

BMC URS TWO Unrestricted 2020 gravel bike

It wasn’t long ago that we thought of gravel as a fringe discipline of road cycling, a discipline where niche brands like Salsa Cycles had a near monopoly. Now you’ll be hard pressed to find a single global bike brand that doesn’t have a bike dedicated to gravel. BMC only recently dipped its toes into … The post BMC Unrestricted URS 2020 first-ride review: Gravel bike or MTB? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Lance Armstrong: I'd have won the Tour de France if everyone was clean

Tom Boonen and Lance Armstrong on the start line of stage 8 at the 2005 Tour de France

Lance Armstrong says he and his teams would have won the Tour de France multiple times if the entire peloton was riding clean during his now-stripped reign of seven victories from 1999 through 2005. In a wide-ranging interview with NBC Sports as part of the network’s 2019 Tour de France coverage, journalist Mike Tirico interviewed the 47-year-old whose seven Tour de France victories were taken away after the US Anti-Doping Agency's investigation and 2012 "Reasoned Decision" detailing Armstrong’s guilt. Although Armstrong told Tirico his decision to dope was a mistake, he also said he wouldn't change a thing in his career, and he was proud of the efforts he and his teams put into the Tour preparation outside of their use of performance enhancing drugs. "What I wish would have happened, I wish kids from Plano and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and Brooklyn and Montana, as young Americans, if we'd have ...

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'I'd have been Tour de France champion even without doping' says Armstrong

'I'd have been Tour de France champion even without doping' says Armstrong

Joe Robinson 10 Jul 2019 American also reveals the first time he turned to banned substances Lance Armstrong believes that he would have still won multiple yellow jerseys at the Tour de France had the peloton been clean. The American was stripped of his seven Tour titles, dating from 1999 through to 2005, in 2012 following a retrospective investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency. In a long and detailed interview with NBC Sports , the 47-year-old was adamant that he and his US Postal team would have had the capability to win the Tour during that period had the peloton not been racing while using performance-enhancing drugs. Talking to journalist Mike Tirico, Armstrong said, 'What I wish would have happened, I wish kids from Plano and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and Brooklyn and Montana, as young Americans, if we'd have gone to Europe and everybody was fighting with their fists, we ...

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Tubeless tires gaining ground in road and TT stages at the Tour de France

Fans of tubeless road tires have been eagerly awaiting the adoption of the technology at the upper echelon of the sport, and only recently have there been glimmers of hope. Those fires will burn a little brighter yet this year, as tubeless is clearly being used by more riders and teams at this year’s Tour … The post Tubeless tires gaining ground in road and TT stages at the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Drop bar version of BMC’s Alpenchallenge AMP e-bike

Black road e-bike

High power to weight ratio, fine handling, neatly integrated look and MTT rear-end with generous tyre clearances

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First ride review: Open WI.DE. gravel bike

Peter Stuart Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 15:41 Open has continued to push the boundaries of road bike design, and the Wi.DE truly breaks the rules, and has fun doing it 4.5 / 5 £2,870 (frameset only) The Open WI.DE. is yet another step in Cervelo co-founder Gerard Vroomen ’s campaign to redefine the road bike, and there’s no doubt that his latest iteration pushes the boundaries between genres further than ever before. There’s a huge amount to discuss about Open’s frames, and our review of the Open UP explains much of the premise. Crucially, Vroomen set out to design a bike that handled the same whether it was mounted with a 28mm road tyre on a 700c wheel or a 2.1” mountain bike tyre on a smaller diameter 650B wheel. Versatility was the key aim, and it clearly worked. The iconic dropped chainstay design was highly successful, and has ...

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Aero is (sort of) everything with Cannondale’s new SuperSix EVO

Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike

A road racing legend reimagined for the modern era

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Cannondale SuperSix Evo: aero overhaul for iconic race bike

Stu Bowers Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:59 Cannondale’s iconic race bike gets an aero overhaul The Cannondale SuperSix Evo has always, to the favour of many, maintained a very traditional aesthetic with its predominantly round tubing and horizontal top tube. But whilst it remained a perennial favourite amongst racers it was undeniably lagging far behind some of its competitors in the pro peloton with regards to its aero credentials. But no longer. The challenge facing design engineer and leading aerodynamicist Nathan Barry – the man behind the creation of Cannondale’s speed weapon, the SystemSix - was to create a new family of tubes that reduced aero drag but kept as much of the classic look as possible. Inevitably, though, such is the need to make certain changes if you want to make a super fast road bike these days, the new Cannondale SuperSix Evo has a very different style, ...

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Drafting behind race motos provides a bigger advantage than first thought

It’s stage 19 of the 2018 Tour de France and Primoz Roglic has just broken clear of his GC rivals on the day’s final descent. The Slovenian had tried to get away on the last climb, the Col d’Aubisque, but it’s only on the descent to Laruns that he manages to open a gap. He … The post Drafting behind race motos provides a bigger advantage than first thought appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Technology predicting cyclists' movements to be trialled in London buses

Intent prediction (via Vimeo)

Deep learning technology identifies hazards and sounds alert to driver

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“Intent prediction” driver assistance technology to be trialled in London buses

Intent prediction (via Vimeo)

Deep learning technology predicts cyclists’ movements and sounds alert to driver

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