'People are scared to look different': Wiggins chats to Cyclist as he launches 'Le Col by Wiggins' kit range

Joe Robinson 5 Jul 2018 Cyclist caught up with Wiggins and Yanto Barker to chat about their new kit collaboration, the development of tech and who will win the Tour Not to be mistaken with Ben Sherman's 2018 Spring/Summer range, Bradley Wiggins and British cycling brand Le Col have today launched their own exclusive range 'Le Col by Wiggins'. Inspired by cycling's history from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s, the new kit was the brainchild of 2012 Tour de France winner Wiggins and long-time friend, former pro and founder of Le Col, Yanto Barker. With both recognising the correlation between fashion and cycling, this latest kit selection attempts to bring a 'classic vintage aesthetic' to the world of performance cyclewear. Available across three ranges offered by Le Col - HC, Pro and Sport - the collection will encompass everything from jerseys and bibshorts to socks and caps ranging in ...

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Maxxis beefs up its Wide Trail tyre range

Maxxis beefs up its Wide Trail tyre range

Maxxis has confirmed that its range of Wide Trail tyres is set to expand, with the Forekaster, High Roller II, Shorty and Aggressor joining the Minion DHR and DHF. 6 of the best: tyre sealant Sorry, but these 10 things will never be cool Best mountain bikes under £3000 Santa Cruz and Juliana overhaul the 5010/Furtado and Bronson/Roubion With the trend for wider rim options on mountain bike wheels, Maxxis' unveiling will undoubtedly be welcome news for trail riders as it significantly increases the amount of wider tyres on the market. The 2.4in Wide Trail (WT) options will be available in both 27.5 and 29er sizes, and many of the options include key Maxxis elements such as its 3C triple compound. Wide trail tyres offer many of the benefits of plus tyres, without the associated negatives. They can run at a lower pressure (2 to 3 PSI according to Maxxis), ...

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Lappartient says UCI had to follow WADA’s lead and clear Froome

Supported by UCI President David Lappartient has confirmed that the governing body had to follow suit once WADA cleared Chris Froome over his adverse analytical finding for Salbutamol. The investigation into the Briton was dropped on Monday and, according to Lappartient, WADA was the main driver in this decision. “This case has been closed because the UCI … The post Lappartient says UCI had to follow WADA’s lead and clear Froome appeared first on CyclingTips .

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BMC Timemachine R01 first-ride review: A well-rounded speedster

Aero road bikes have historically been about compromises, with extra speed often coming at the expense of ride quality, weight, and/or real-world usability. But BMC’s thoroughly revamped Timemachine Road joins the latest crop of aero road bikes to challenge that notion, promising impressive comfort, low weight, and reasonable versatility to go along with its wind-cheating … The post BMC Timemachine R01 first-ride review: A well-rounded speedster appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Cycling Australia name Argon 18 as new bike supplier

Cycling Australia Performance Director Simon Jones, athlete Steph Morton and Performance Systems Man

Cycling Australia announced their new bike supplier on Tuesday, following the announcement last week that they would no longer be partnering with bicycle manufacturer BT . Canadian brand Argon 18, perhaps best known as being the bike supplier to the Astana pro road team , have signed a deal to supply machines to the Australian governing body until the end of 2020, and say that they're keen to be as well known on the track as they are for their road bikes. "Even though track cycling is a niche market in the cycling industry, we at Argon 18 think it is important that we establish ourselves as the leader in the sport, with the best products, and be number one in track cycling," said Argon 18 founder and CEO Gervais Rioux. "Partnering with a clearly results-driven team will allow us to bring new technology, and our deeper aerodynamic knowledge, to ...

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Specialized S-Works Venge: lighter, faster and all-in on Shimano discs

Specialized S-Works Venge: lighter, faster and all-in on Shimano discs

If it was any more aero, it would have to be heavier. Any lighter, and it would be less aero. This is Specialized's line on the new Specialized S-Works Venge, an aero disc bike that will be raced at the Tour de France . Specialized S-Works Tarmac review Specialized Women's S-Works Tarmac SL6 review Weighing a claimed 7.1kg for a 56cm bike, with the lightest paint job Specialized offers, the S-Works Venge frame has been paired down to 960g with the fork coming in at 385g. Even the bar/stem has got lighter, down to 440g from 547g. Its predecessor the Venge ViAS weighed 1,200g with a 410g fork. The bike is a hydraulic/Di2-only machine that comes with a left/right power meter and aero cockpit that is easily adjustable by the rider, including changing stems lengths or even the handlebar. Built from an aero library The Venge ViAS was built for ...

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Giro, Cannondale and Orbea kick off week of new product launches

With Eurobike and the Tour de France coming up, expect a flow of new product introductions this week. LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Early July this year is prime season for new product introductions across the bike industry. And excepting this week's holiday in the U.S., manufacturers are planning on rolling out a new products to the public and the trade before the Tour de France start on July 7 and the opening of Eurobike on July 8. On Monday, Giro, Cannondale and Orbea announced a new helmet with innovation safety features, a new top-end road bike, and a new e-road bike, respectively. On Monday the French brand Racer also announced its new heated shoe cover, which is featured in our New Product section . Giro Aether MIPS The Giro Aether MIPS is a new $325 helmet that will be worn by the BMC team in the Tour. It features a ...

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Zeitbike now distributing TSG Technical Safety Gear helmets, pads and gear

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now exclusively distributing TSG Technical Safety Gear products in the U.S. and Canada. TSG started in 1988 in the skateboard industry and has become a popular maker of pads and helmets for BMX, mountain bikers, snowboarders and others. "TSG has been ridden by Tony Hawk and many other action heroes today, such as Sam Pilgrim. It's an iconic brand that I even remember from being a skater 30 years ago. When looking at the incredible amount of detail in their pads, you will never wear anything else. TSG clearly builds the best pads in the world, plus, I have never worn a more comfortable helmet in my life. Their fit is incredible," said Fritz Bohl, the founder of Zeitbike. The helmet range starts at $32.95 and extends to $469.95 for their high-end full face skateboard downhill helmet, the "Pass Pro." Their pads range from ...

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Cannondale 2019 SystemSix first-ride review: ‘Don’t call it an aero bike!’

I’ve long been a fan of Cannondale bikes. I admired them for many years and finally acquired my very first back in the mid-2000s: a CAAD7 in what is possibly the most magnificent paint job they’ve ever done. A clear coat of toffee apple red lacquer with Saeco decals. I still regret selling that bike. … The post Cannondale 2019 SystemSix first-ride review: ‘Don’t call it an aero bike!’ appeared first on CyclingTips .

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All new Cannondale SystemSix lays claim to being world’s fastest road bike

Stu Bowers Monday, July 2, 2018 - 12:49 It might be late to the party but Cannondale could still steal the show with its all new SystemSix. Images: Brain Vernor £3,500-£8,000 It’s always been a quandary why Cannondale has thus far eschewed the aero-road market, despite having one of the fastest TT bikes – the Slice - in its stable, clearly indicating it has some wind-cheating knowhow. Cannondale’s global product director, David Devine, though, sites a lack of resources as the main reason for Cannondale’s absence from this sector of the market. Until now that is. Cannondale has brought on board design engineer, Nathan Barry, a PhD graduate in applied aerodynamics from Monash University, Australia, as the frontman for the SystemSix project. Being able to categorically come out and say it has created the world’s fastest UCI legal road bike has been 3.5 yrs in the development. But Cannondale prefers ...

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Specialized Venge 2019: Launch and first ride review (gallery)

Jack Elton-Walters Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 06:50 Aero is still everything for the Specialized Venge, but now the bike is lighter and handles better too Another hotly anticipated product that fell into the strange world of embargoes, where those of us who'd seen it officially presented were left to keep quiet while the bike itself has been ridden by several teams for a few weeks. Now that the embargo has passed, we can finally discuss the new Specialized Venge, and what a bike it is. This bike is as much the product of a laboratory and wind tunnel as it is real world testing, and as such Specialized has developed modelling techniques that will be used to better bikes across its range. Image 5 of 37 Image 5 of 37 Venge-Tarmac Venn diagram What's immediately obvious is how much better the new Specialized Venge looks that the Vias model ...

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Giro’s Aether introduces advanced MIPS technology

Giro’s Aether introduces advanced MIPS technology

Giro’s new flagship helmet, Aether, uses MIPS Spherical, a two-part dual density foam that redirects energy during angled impacts. Read the full article at Giro’s Aether introduces advanced MIPS technology on VeloNews.com .

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Giro launches new Aether helmet with MIPS Spherical technology

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New two-piece shell does away with yellow MIPS liner while still providing anti-rotation benefits

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First look: New Giro Aether road helmet advances MIPS safety technology

Giro Sport Design has a new flagship road helmet. It’s elegant. It rotates. It’s pricey. It’s called the Aether. It looks like Giro’s Synthe, with a few subtle improvements — and one very significant development. The current Synthe MIPS has a conventional low-friction, thin plastic “slip plane” placed in between the foam liner and the … The post First look: New Giro Aether road helmet advances MIPS safety technology appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Giro launches brand new brain protection system with Aether Mips helmet

Stu Bowers Monday, July 2, 2018 - 07:04 New Mips technology that could prove a 'game changer' in head protection on the bike £260 Giro claims its latest flagship road race helmet tops its previous best – Synthe Mips – both in aero and cooling tests, but the bigger news is a new technology called Mips Spherical that could well be a game changer for the future of head and brain protection for cyclists. Giro was an early adopter of the original Mips system that is now widely accepted and used by many helmet manufacturers. Using Mips as an ‘ingredient’ product to its existing lines, though, Giro felt had a number of compromises, including adding weight, reducing ventilation, and also potentially causing less adjustability and comfort for the user. The Aether helmet, three years in development, is Giro’s answer. It embraces the Mips concept, using the same slip-plane ideology proven ...

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Giro launches brand new brain protection system with Aether Mips helmet (video)

Stu Bowers Monday, July 2, 2018 - 07:04 New Mips technology that could prove a 'game changer' in head protection on the bike £260 Video of Giro Aether Mips helmet: a 'game changer' in head protection Video by George Marshall Giro claims its latest flagship road race helmet tops its previous best – Synthe Mips – both in aero and cooling tests, but the bigger news is a new technology called Mips Spherical that could well be a game changer for the future of head and brain protection for cyclists. Giro was an early adopter of the original Mips system that is now widely accepted and used by many helmet manufacturers. Using Mips as an ‘ingredient’ product to its existing lines, though, Giro felt had a number of compromises, including adding weight, reducing ventilation, and also potentially causing less adjustability and comfort for the user. The Aether helmet, three years ...

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French brand to show heated cycling shoe covers at Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Racer, a French glove and protection manufacturer, plans to introduce a battery-powered heated shoe cover for cyclists at Eurobike, which opens here on Sunday, July 8. Racer has offered heated gloves for cyclists for several seasons. The shoe cover has a Lithium Ion battery with IR-WARM 2.0 heating technology developed in cooperation with the French Army Biomedical Center. IR-WARM 2.0 is a system of heated wires that are spread over the entire foot. "This revolutionary technology with thermo-regulation ensures a constant feeling of warmth, even when the temperature drops to minus 10 degrees," the company said. The heating can be adjusted individually between three different heat levelsdepending on the actual weather situation. Depending on the selected heat level, the battery lasts up to six hours. The cover has breathable, leather-like material Clarino on the inside. The outside has a softshell material that keeps out light snow ...

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BMC Alpenchallenge AMP City LTD e-bike first ride review

BMC Alpenchallenge AMP City LTD e-bike first ride  review

E-bikes are a seemingly unstoppable trend, with manufacturers keen to feed the appetite of a hungry public, and as the technology improves, so do the bikes. BMC has expanded its Lifestyle bike range with the new Alpenchallenge AMP, offering three distinct models, the City, Sport and Cross, which will appeal to different riders, and each of those models is available in two builds: LTD and ONE. BMC’s new go anywhere Alpenchallenge AMP e-bike range BMC's Roadmachine X is designed for even more adventure Every Alpenchallenge AMP boasts an all-carbon frame and fork, Shimano Steps motor, flat bar and single chainring. Beyond those outward similarities, specs change for each model and build level, tailoring each individual bike for its purpose and price. What’s special about the Alpenchallenge AMP is its relatively low weight, claimed to be 14-15kg, dependent on bike model, and the versatility and practicality that allows. BMC Alpenchallenge AMP ...

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Bluegrass launches its new Legit full-face helmet

Bluegrass launches its new Legit full-face helmet

The downhill race fans among you might have spotted a new lid adorning the heads of Sam Blenkinsop, Joe Smith and others… but speculate no further, because this is it, the Bluegrass Legit. Best mountain bike helmets for trail riding Best bike helmets: a buyer's guide to help you find what's right for you The Italian brand says that it's worked with its sponsored riders and taken on feedback to create a helmet that improves on its existing downhill helmet the Brave. Apparently, the carbon version we’ve seen the top guys wearing is still in development and won’t be available until the autumn, but this composite shelled model will be in the shops by September and is designed to "bring race technology to the people, at an affordable price point" — £180 / €200 / $250. Bluegrass says that it's worked extensively on the shell, giving it impact absorbing flex ...

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Cycling Australia part ways with bike manufacturer BT

Heading towards the Olympics Anna Meares was looking strong at the Australian Track Championships in

After 20 years of working together, Cycling Australia announced the end of its partnership with bike manufacturer BT on Thursday. “There’s a lot to be proud of on both sides,” Cycling Australia CEO Steve Drake said. “It’s a partnership that has spanned five Olympiads, five Commonwealth Games and 20 World Championships. Many riders have raced their entire careers on a BT bike. “A casual glance at the names of riders aboard a BT over the journey is a who’s who of Australian track racing. I’d like to personally thank BT for their efforts and development over the many years of this partnership.” Triumphs aboard the iconic black and yellow Bike Technologies bikes are too numerous to mention, but they include Anna Meares ’ Olympic gold-medal rides at the 500m TT in Athens in 2004 and in the sprint at the 2012 Games in London , and all 11 of the ...

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