Campagnolo goes 12-speed with Super Record and Record rim and disc groupsets

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Campagnolo is now the first major component company to add a 12-cog sprocket to its road drivetrains with its Super Record and Record mechanical groupsets, for rim-brake and disc-brake applications. The story of the Campagnolo’s new releases is bigger than just another gear, though. Both the Super … The post Campagnolo goes 12-speed with Super Record and Record rim and disc groupsets appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Goodyear launches premium bicycle tire line

The Transit Speed 700c urban tire comes in widths of 35, 40 and 50 millimeters and is approved for u

CARSON, Calif. (BRAIN) —In its 120 years of existence, Goodyear has manufactured tires for everything from Henry Ford’s Model T to Formula 1 racecars and NASA’s Mars rover. But the company’s very first product was a bicycle tire back in 1898. Goodyear returns to those roots now with a new line of performance bicycle tires developed over the past two years with Rubber Kinetics LLC, a company led by industry veteran Luke Musselman with a team based at Goodyear’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio. “The inventions and technologies that have come out of Goodyear allow us to bring a premium line of bicycle tires to market,” Musselman said during a recent media launch at the Southern California facility housing Goodyear’s iconic blimp. (Goodyear also continues to license its name for a separate line of tires and tubes designed by Kent International for the mass market.) All of the rubber compounds for ...

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Sneak Peek: Gore Wear Shakedry 1985 Insulated jacket & Soft Line Shell fabric

True to their ‘Always Evolve’ tag line, Gore Wear has been busier than ever lately with new product and technologies. That’s said to be the result of a substantial reinvestment in their own research and development a few years ago, that is starting to pay dividends. This next chapter of Gore’s apparel division is highlighted […] The post Sneak Peek: Gore Wear Shakedry 1985 Insulated jacket & Soft Line Shell fabric appeared first on Bikerumor .

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Campagnolo launches 12-speed groupset

Pete Muir Monday, April 9, 2018 - 06:47 The Italian brand beats its rivals to be first to 12 with a revamp of its entire Record and Super Record groupsets Campagnolo has done it again. It was the first to produce a 10-speed groupset for the road in 2000, and the first to go 11-speed in 2008, and now it is the first to launch a 12-speed groupset. Campagnolo Record and Super Record mechanical groupsets are both getting the 12-speed treatment, in both rim brake and disc brake versions, and electronic EPS is expected to join the 12 club at the end of the year. The new 12-sprocket cassettes come in two size ranges: 11-29 or 11-32. This means that Campagnolo has not actually increased the range of its gearing by adding an extra sprocket, but has reduced the size of the jump between gears. Image 12 of 41 Image ...

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Gore Wear Shakedry jackets get stretchy w/ new Gore-tex Stretch fabric

By all accounts, the Gore Shakedry jackets are revolutionary in their construction. Eschewing the traditional three layer laminate fabric, Gore instead perfected a two layer technology that placed the waterproof membrane right on the outside of the jacket. The resulting jackets are incredibly light and will remain completely waterproof throughout their lifespan without any additional […] The post Gore Wear Shakedry jackets get stretchy w/ new Gore-tex Stretch fabric appeared first on Bikerumor .

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Shimano 105 R7000 groupset — everything you need to know

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . True to form, Shimano has trickled down the technology and aesthetics of its latest Dura-Ace and Ultegra groupsets to the component group of the proletariat. The new Shimano 105 R7000 group ushers in a host of refinements that make this budget-friendly group even more appealing. We’ll delve into the highlights by component. Shimano launches Ultegra RX rear derailleurs Road bike groupsets: everything you need to know Shimano 105 R7000 highlights Significant mechanical and aesthetic trickle down from Dura-ace and Ultegra Available in black and silver finishes Wider range gearing Improved lever ergonomics Available this summer ST-R7000, ST-R7020 and ST-R7025 Dual-Control Levers The new 105 Dual-Control levers for mechanical/rim and hydraulic disc brakes ST-R7000 pricing: $234.99 ST-R7020 pricing: $309.99 ST-R7025 pricing: $314.99 BR-R7000 series brakes BR-7020 disc caliper pricing; $69.99 (front), $64.99 (rear) SM-RT70 rotor pricing: $33.99 BR-R7000 rim brake pricing: $94.99 (pair) FC-R7000 ...

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3T's new crank is full carbon, full aero and single ring only

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . 3T's latest production crankset has just arrived at the BikeRadar office. The Torno LTD is a full carbon, 1x specific crankset with an integrated carbon axle and aero spider paired with a range of custom Wolf Tooth chainrings. In recent years, 3T has been no stranger to developing divisive aero-orientated products and the Torno crankset has been designed with its Strada and Exploro bikes in mind. The Torno LTD arrives after 3T acquired German lightweight specialists THM in 2016 . 3T and THM join forces Specialized tests the aerodynamics of a beard Three chainring options are available — 36, 40 and 44t — each coming from Wolf Tooth Components in the US and making use of its Drop-Stop technology, a tooth profile designed to help eliminate chain drop. The Torno was designed specifically for road and gravel frames, requiring a wide range of ...

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Oakley unveils new Flight Jacket and Field Jacket sunglasses

On the eve of the 2018 Paris-Roubaix, Oakley is unveiling two new performance cycling sunglass models, the Flight Jacket and Field Jacket. Both frames feature Oakley’s new Advancer toggle, a movable piece on the nose bridge that increases airflow to combat fogging and overheating. While the Flight Jacket has a unique frame shape, with an open-edge … The post Oakley unveils new Flight Jacket and Field Jacket sunglasses appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Sweet Protection releases its spring mountain bike apparel and helmet line

The Bushwacker II MIPS Mens model.

OSLO, Norway (BRAIN) — Sweet Protection has announced the arrival of its spring mountain bike line for men and women. The Norwegian brand said highlights of the spring line include the updated Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MTB helmet and Dissenter helmet. The Bushwacker II is an enduro/trail bike helmet that now includes STACC ventilation, which the company said ensures uninterrupted airflow over the temporal artery to enhance cooling. This helmet has a 5-piece shell construction with variable polycarbonate thicknesses and geometric shapes to create an outer shell that is either stiffer or more flexible in key locations to better protect the head during impact. This helmet is available in three versions: the Bushwhacker II ($199), Bushwhacker II MIPS ($239) and Bushwhacker II Carbon MIPS ($299). The Dissenter offers in-mold technology and a single-piece polycarbonate shell. It is equipped with Sweet's turn dial retention system for a secure fit and STACC ...

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Paris-Roubaix - The Race

The cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix at Carrefour de l'Arbre / Pavé de Luchin

A quick primer on the toughest one-day race in the world. It's also known as 'The Queen of the Classics' and 'The Hell of the North.' The guys who ride it are the "hard-men" of cycling.

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3T's new crank is full carbon, full aero and single ring only

3T's new crank is full carbon, full aero and single ring only

3T’s latest production crankset has just arrived at the BikeRadar office. The Torno LTD is a full carbon, 1x specific crankset with an integrated carbon axle and aero spider paired with a range of custom Wolf Tooth chainrings. In recent years, 3T has been no stranger to developing divisive aero-orientated products and the Torno crankset has been designed with its Strada and Exploro bikes in mind. The Torno LTD arrives after 3T acquired German lightweight specialists THM in 2016 . 3T and THM join forces Specialized tests the aerodynamics of a beard Three chainring options are available — 36, 40 and 44t — each coming from Wolf Tooth Components in the US and making use of its Drop-Stop technology, a tooth profile designed to help eliminate chain drop. The Torno was designed specifically for road and gravel frames, requiring a wide range of compatibility — BB386EVO, BB30, press-fit 30, Shimano ...

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Shimano unveils 105 R7000 group

Shimano unveils 105 R7000 group

True to form, Shimano has trickled down the technology and aesthetics of its latest Dura-Ace and Ultegra groupsets to the component groups of the proletariat. The new Shimano 105 R7000 group ushers in a host of refinements that make this budget-friendly group even more appealing. We’ll delve into the highlights by component. Shimano launches Ultegra RX rear derailleurs Road bike groupsets: everything you need to know Shimano 105 R7000 highlights Significant mechanical and aesthetic trickle down from Dura-ace and Ultegra Available in black and silver finishes Wider range gearing Improved lever ergonomics Available this summer ST-R7000, ST-R7020 and ST-R7025 Dual-Control Levers This new group has three different dual-control levers. All share the same streamlined look of the higher end Ultegra R8000 levers with slimmed down hydraulic internals, improved ergonomics and 15mm of reach adjustment. The ST-R7000 levers are the go-to for rim brakes or cable-actuated disc brakes. The new ST-R7020 ...

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Bontrager's new Aeolus XXX wheels offer "best-in-class aerodynamics"

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Range is also said to provide improved stability and new braking technology

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dhb Merino Long Sleeve Jersey review

Peter Stuart Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 15:54 A comfortable, warm and breathable jersey that offers merino feel without the pricetag 4.0 / 5 £59.99 Merino wool is one of the surprise hits of mother nature, in the cycling world at least. The expensive fabric offers a naturally warmth, wind-blocking quality, as well as breathability while feeling fundamentally soft and comfortable to the skin. With that in mind merino makes for a stylish but functional spring or early winter jersey material, but has traditionally been pricey. So it was exciting to see dhb experimenting with the material at a more affordable cost. Firstly the science – while merino sheep may look as though they’re graced with thick hair, each strand of wool is less than a third the diameter of a strand of human hair, at under 24 microns. See related dhb's modern merino dhb Aeron Storm jacket Isadore Merino ...

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Shimano 105 R7000 groupset announced: What to know

Shimano announce 105 R7000 groupset for 2019

Just like clockwork, Shimano has announced an overhaul of the workhorse 105 groupset. The consistent trickle-down routine continues, and 105 will more closely match Dura-Ace R9100 and Ultegra R8000 in both appearance and features. With both rim- and disc-brake options, wider gearing, and a choice of black or silver finishes, the new 11-speed Shimano 105 … The post Shimano 105 R7000 groupset announced: What to know appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Shimano 105 R7000 launched

Joe Robinson Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 14:59 Design brought in line with higher-end groupsets as Shimano updates 105 TBC On a day full of new technology, Shimano has also launched its brand new 105 groupset, the 105 R7000, giving it an aesthetic makeover while helping refine the details. As the entry-level 105 groupset manufactured by Shimano, this update has brought the mid-range option in line with the more expensive Ultegra and Dura Ace options while keeping it close to its 'do-all' roots. Shimano has pinpointed 'seriously committed' bike riders who 'use their bikes for purposes other than competitive racing' as the main target for this revamped approach to this mid-ranged groupset although it has been the beneficiary of trickle-down technology from Ultegra and Dura Ace. The biggest change, aesthetically at least, is the redesign of the chainset. 105 now resembles its bigger and better siblings, Ultegra and Dura Ace, ...

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Shimano launches new Ultegra RX 'clutch' rear derailleur

Shimano launches new Ultegra RX 'clutch' rear derailleur

Joe Robinson 3 Apr 2018 Straight from the world of mountain biking, this new technology for the road bike is bang on-trend Shimano has officially launched its Ultegra RX clutch rear derailleur, the chain stabilising rear mech that follows the growing trend of road bikes going off-road. The mechanism was spotted last weekend at the Tour of Flanders and now the Japanese component giant has officially released this new technology which will also be targeted at adventure, gravel and cyclocross. The technology has been transferred across from the world of mountain biking, in which clutch rear derailleurs have been vital in the growth of 1x groupsets and the trend of riding cassettes with bigger ratios. However this latest design from Shimano has been designed to work with a traditional double chainring. The reason being that Shimano wanted to prevent 'chain chatter'. So with the development of its Shimano Shadow RD+ ...

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Shimano Ultegra RX road clutch rear derailleur spotted

The unreleased Shimano Ultegra RX clutch rear derailleur on a bike belonging to Trek-Segrafredo's Jo

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . Ahead of the cobble-filled Tour of Flanders , WorldTour squad Trek-Segafredo was testing a new Shimano Ultegra RX clutch rear derailleur. Shimano is not yet talking about this clutch derailleur - which, notably, works with two chainrings - but BikeRadar talked to Trek-Segafredo riders and staff about their experience with the product. Degenkolb shortens cranks, changes bar for cobbles Readers familiar with Shimano's Shadow Plus mountain bike derailleurs will recognize the technology: a switch, or 'clutch', flips the derailleur between a soft-spring setting and a firm-spring setting. The former works like a normal road derailleur; the latter pulls the chain tauter, reducing if not eliminating chain slap and the possibility of dropping a chain on rough terrain. Shimano Ultegra RX Di2 clutch derailleur The Tour of Flanders contains more than a dozen cobbled stretches, many on short but sharp climbs, or hellingen . ...

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Shimano debuts Ultegra RX road derailleur with a clutch

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First of all, this isn’t an April Fools joke. Shimano is bringing mountain bike tech to the road with its new Ultegra RX rear derailleur, featuring the clutch used in most mountain bike derailleurs to prevent chain slap and dropped chains. The new derailleur was spotted on John Degenkolb’s Paris-Roubaix bike, a Trek Domane RSL … The post Shimano debuts Ultegra RX road derailleur with a clutch appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Shimano Ultegra RX road clutch rear derailleur spotted

Shimano Ultegra RX road clutch rear derailleur spotted

Ahead of the cobble-filled Tour of Flanders, WorldTour squad Trek-Segafredo was testing a new Shimano Ultegra RX clutch rear derailleur, in mechanical and Di2 versions. Shimano is not yet talking about this clutch derailleur that works with two chainrings, but BikeRadar talked to Trek-Segafredo riders and staff about their experience with the product. Degenkolb shortens cranks, changes bar for cobbles Readers familiar with Shimano's Shadow Plus mountain bike derailleurs will recognize the technology: a switch, or 'clutch', flips the derailleur between a soft-spring setting and a firm-spring setting. The former works like a normal road derailleur; the latter pulls the chain tauter, reducing if not eliminating chain slap and the possibility of dropping a chain on rough terrain. The Tour of Flanders contains more than a dozen cobbled stretches, many on short but sharp climbs, or hellingen . Paris-Roubaix the following Sunday of course contains more numerous and more brutal ...

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