JRA with the Angry Asian: All daytime lights are not created equal
I’ve made it plainly clear over the last few years that I’m a big fan of daytime running lights (DRL) when it comes to riding on the road. While they obviously can’t physically prevent a driver from hitting you, they at least make you more conspicuous so that you hopefully stand a chance in the … The post JRA with the Angry Asian: All daytime lights are not created equal appeared first on CyclingTips .
Fast Talk, ep. 66: Demystifying periodization with Joe Friel
In episode 66, we discuss the many types of periodization, why they aren't as complicated as you might think, and which is best for you. Read the full article at Fast Talk, ep. 66: Demystifying periodization with Joe Friel on VeloNews.com .
Week in Tech: 3T Exploro Speed, Enve alloy hubs, Poc Ventral Air
New Exploro aims for greater versatility. Enve's alloy hubs help its wheels hit lower price point. CeramicSpeed has pulleys for gravel, and more. Read the full article at Week in Tech: 3T Exploro Speed, Enve alloy hubs, Poc Ventral Air on VeloNews.com .
Live: Watch the National Track Championships here
Joe Robinson 25 Jan 2019 Live stream of the National Track Championships in Manchester Friday a little dull? Wishing away the hours until the weekend starts? I know the feeling, so let me help you out by giving you a little working hours fix of cycling. Happening right now is the UK National Track Championships at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester and thanks to technology, there is a live stream that you can watch right here. This morning's session that kicked of at 10:00 includes qualifying for the men's team and women's individual sprint, men's 4km individual pursuit, women's 3km individual pursuit qualifying and finals to the C1-5 and BVI para-cycling time trial events. This will go on until 14:45. The day's second session returns at 18:30, with the finals of the day's earlier qualifiers and a selection of para-cycling sprint events for another three and a half hours. ...
Do clutch rear derailleurs add drivetrain friction?
Clutched rear derailleurs have long been a fixture in the mountain bike world given how the one-way pulley cage pivots dramatically enhance chain security and reduce noise. The road world has largely ignored the technology on two counts, though: weight and friction. The added mass relative to a non-clutched rear derailleur is indisputable, but does … The post Do clutch rear derailleurs add drivetrain friction? appeared first on CyclingTips .
What’s in a rigid fork?
At face value, there isn’t much that separates one rigid fork from another, especially where road bikes are concerned, so it shouldn’t be hard to replace one at short notice, right? In the past, this might have been true, but rigid forks have changed a lot in recent years, and now, consumers must grapple with … The post What’s in a rigid fork? appeared first on CyclingTips .
USE Exposure Diablo MK10 front light
Superb,powerful helmet mounted light with clever TAP technology 9/10
Pro Internal Routing Tool review
Sam Challis Friday, January 18, 2019 - 15:46 The Pro Internal Routing Tool canny little device that provides a neat solution to the task of internally routing cables 4.0 / 5 £49.99 One of the many wonderful things about bikes is that the tech involved never stops developing - designs constantly evolve and new solutions to make things simpler, more efficient and better looking continually arise. While internal cabling is hardly a new revolution, a given cable’s path is only getting more convoluted through frames of increasing levels of integration. This means that I’ve found my method (read ‘hack’) of routing cables previously sufficient is now no longer viable. A j-bend spoke serving as a hook, a torch and a fair dollop of luck just won’t get that cable where it needs to go any longer. Enter Pro’s new Internal Routing Tool. Thankfully just as bike technology is ever-changing, so ...
What's up at CABDA West Bike Show
We check out CABDA's new West Coast Expo and Education Series seminars. See what this regional bike show and exhibitors have to offer and if it might fill the industry's Interbike gap.
Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team first ride review
The Strive has been Canyon's enduro workhorse since the summer of 2014, when it first introduced its Shapeshifter technology — a feature which uses an air pressured chamber to change the position of the shock — and this latest incarnation of Canyon’s most successful bike introduces an all-new Shapeshifter. Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you Canyon's approach to bicycle development is impressive — video The Shapeshifter technology alters the bikes geometry and suspension kinematics on the move, effectively giving you two bikes in one: a bike for thrashing the descents and one for dashing along cross-country trails and climbing. An ideal enduro machine. The new Canyon Strive will also come with 29in wheels for the first time and include a host of other subtle refinements to keep the bike raceworthy for the upcoming season. Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team spec overview Frame: Canyon Strive CFR ...
The Outer Line: McLaren races to the rescue?
McLaren's arrival in cycling might not be the surprise influx of new cash some are expecting. Read the full article at The Outer Line: McLaren races to the rescue? on VeloNews.com .
Svelte Lightweight Heritage kit review
Joe Robinson Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 15:03 Being made entirely in the UK means a premium price which is just about matched with quality 4.0 / 5 Jersey - £110, Shorts - £130, Socks - £7.50 You know what Coco Chanel once said. She said ‘The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive’. I think she was talking about cycling when she said that. I mean, these days, do we even bat an eyelid at new shoes retailing at £350? Or a helmet for £250, or bibshorts for £180 or sunglasses for £150? Cycling’s an expensive pastime but for many of us, it’s the one thing we really enjoy in our lives so the begrudging feeling of digging deep into the pockets for something new and expensive is almost always left at home. Instead, it feels like you’re treating yourself to something, proving Coco ...
24 hour party people: Castelli 24h review
Stu Bowers 16 Jan 2019 It's a race that has all the fun, speed and chaos of a typical town centre crit, except it goes on all day and all night This article was originally published in issue 78 of Cyclist magazine Words Stu Bowers Photography Patrik Lundin ‘If it rains, that bottom bend is going to be lethal,’ I remark to my teammate, Rich, as we roll around a few sighting laps of the street circuit. We’ll have plenty of opportunities to get acquainted with the course over the next day or so, as we are limbering up for the start of the Castelli24h criterium race in Feltre, northern Italy. Currently it’s dry and abnormally warm at this dusk hour, but my weather app suggests there’s a 67% chance of a downpour later tonight, which is the reason for my concern. Rich, though, is quick to put my mind ...
Voyage of discovery: Gran Fondo Lisboa sportive review
Trevor Ward 15 Jan 2019 The inaugural Gran Fondo Lisboa takes Cyclist on a journey involving its fair share of hardship This article was originally published in issue 79 of Cyclist magazine Words Trevor Ward Photography Geoff Waugh They suffered unimaginable hardship, regularly ran out of food, endured catastrophic weather and often arrived home hollow-cheeked and wide-eyed. And none of them was a cyclist. The heroes of Portugal’s golden age of discovery are celebrated with monuments, statues and sarcophagi in Belem, a dockside district of Lisbon where electric trams glide past 600-year-old churches and monasteries. If suffering is a USP of cycling, it’s heartening to see so many riders at the start of the inaugural Gran Fondo Lisboa paying their silent respects to those who experienced real hardship. There’s time for photographs in front of the giant Monument to the Discoveries – even if it does mean click-clacking down a ...
Timing at the Tour de France with Tissot
Jack Elton-Walters 15 Jan 2019 With stages decided by millimetres, it’s up to Tour de France timekeeper Tissot to capture results at 10,000 frames per second This article was originally published in Issue 78 of Cyclist Magazine Words Jack Elton-Walters Photography Lars Wehrmann In an age of marginal gains, when every aspect of training and racing is dissected in detail to gain tiny advantages, the technology around races needs to be able to keep track of events in ever more precise detail. Split-second timing, finish line cameras and results factored down to below a millimetre – modern race timing is at the cutting edge and can show the winner of a stage down to the tread of a tyre after 200km in the saddle. The job of tracking every second of the Tour de France falls to Swiss watchmaker Tissot. The company returned to the Tour de France in 2016 ...
POC’s new Ventral Air: Better than the Octal
Want some of the aero benefits and narrower form of the Ventral with the wide open ventilation of the Octal? Launched in the hot sun of the Santos Tour Down Under, the POC Ventral Air aims to do just this and more. And yes, it replaces the Octal as the Swedish company’s most breezy road … The post POC’s new Ventral Air: Better than the Octal appeared first on CyclingTips .
POC launches new Ventral Air helmet
Swedish sportswear specialists POC has released a new helmet at the Tour Down Under . The new, highly ventilated and super lightweight lid will be used by the EF Education First Pro Cycling team at the WorldTour opener in Australia. Based largely around the POC Ventral — which was launched in March of last year — the Ventral Air has an increased number of vents to improve ventilation and cooling properties while retaining aerodynamics and stability. POC Ventral Spin aero helmet review Best aero road helmets — 8 tested and rated POC says the 15 frontal ventilation ports and air channels within the helmet lining will improve the flow of air through the helmet at both high and low speeds, helping to keep the EF Pro Cycling riders cool in the 40 degrees Celsius temperatures expected in Australia this week. The POC Ventral Air also includes the company’s patent-pending SPIN ...
Peter Sagan to race alloy frame and tubeless tyres
Peter Sagan and a selection of his Bora-Hansgrohe teammates will race the Down Under Classic criterium aboard custom-painted Specialized Allez Sprint Disc framesets. Sagan’s alloy frame and carbon fork are paired with Bora-Hansgrohe’s usual Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 groupset, Specialized finishing kit and accessories from CeramicSpeed and K-Edge. Peter Sagan and Specialized launch second Sagan Collection at Tour de France The Specialized Allez Sprint goes disc for 2019 Roval CLX 64 carbon wheels are also upgraded with CeramicSpeed bearings and the three-time world champion — and current Slovakian national champion — will also race on 26mm S-Works Turbo RapidAir tubeless tyres as opposed to the more common tubular setup favoured in the WorldTour. The Down Under Classic is the precursor to the WorldTour opener — the Tour Down Under — which begins on Tuesday. A 1.7km circuit in the heart of Adelaide is raced for an hour plus one lap, with ...
Fast Talk, ep. 65: Debunking supplements — what works, and what doesn’t?
In episode 65, we discuss our concerns with supplements, then focus on some foods with proven benefits. Read the full article at Fast Talk, ep. 65: Debunking supplements — what works, and what doesn’t? on VeloNews.com .
2018 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards: winners announced
For the third year running, we’ve been privileged to receive so many amazing entries in the 2018 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards. In total, we received just under one thousand images from photographers in 32 countries, across four categories, including our new category Proud Cycling Moment. The competition ramped up significantly in its … The post 2018 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards: winners announced appeared first on CyclingTips .