I have found a Brexit bike unicorn
If there’s been one consistent theme with 2018 bikes, it’s that they’re more expensive than their 2017 counterparts. Best road bikes under £2,000 for 2018 Rose Pro SL Disc-2000 review Top 5 future bike technologies we'd like to see The 2016 European referendum result hit the pound hard and as almost everything bicycle related is imported to the UK, prices have inevitably increased, or specs have been downgraded at a given price point. It’s been noticeable when compiling our buyer’s guides ( such as the best road bikes under £2,500 ) that many 2018 models have seen price increases that put them outside our nominal budgets. It’s gratifying, therefore, to come across a bike that’s got cheaper this year, despite receiving a substantial spec upgrade. Meet the Rose Xeon CWX, previously known as the CWX 3000. My colleague Warren reviewed this bike last year when it cost £2,395. That exact ...
Quarq TyreWiz dials in speed, via realtime tire pressure measurement
SRAM’s data collection division Quarq is back with another tiny bit of electronic technology to improve your ride. Much like their ShockWiz does for suspension, the new TyreWiz provides live tire pressure measurement, aiming to “reduce tire wear, improve compliance, and boost speed”. Quarq TyreWiz realtime tire pressure monitor At first glance these little things might […] The post Quarq TyreWiz dials in speed, via realtime tire pressure measurement appeared first on Bikerumor .
Watch: How lasers make Silca's new titanium bottle cage
Stu Bowers 20 Apr 2018 An unconventional method is used to make one of the simplest of products It might seem like an unusual product skew for a brand that made it’s name making some of the best and most durable floor pumps in the world, but Silca has a reason for developing a titanium bottle cage that starts with some very cool new manufacturing techniques. ‘The titanium bottle cage is a really exciting new product for us’, says Silca’s President Josh Poertner. Image 3 of 4 Image 3 of 4 ‘As the industry steers towards more adventurous riding and gravel and so on, a titanium bottle cage makes so much sense because of the strength and durability of the material. There are very few of them around, and even they are hard to get. We just looked at it and thought, well, we can do that better.’ See related ...
5 Ultra-Lightweight Jerseys To Beat The Heat This Summer
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GUP introduces tire sealant/inflator can at Sea Otter
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GÜP Industries is launching a combination tire inflator and sealant can at the Sea Otter Classic this week. The KWIKI is being marketing as an all-in-one product designed to seal and inflate tires simultaneously. The 125 milliliter canister contains an eco-friendly foaming latex sealant capable of sealing up to a 4 millimeter tire puncture (up to 2 millimeters in tubes) in seconds. The company (whose name is pronounced like "goop") said the product will seal certain sidewall tears. GÜP KWIKI features a silicon "speed adapter" that eliminates the need to remove valve cores for maximum inflation, and is compatible with both schrader and presta valves. "No matter how far cycling technology has come, a flat can still make or break a ride or race," said Tomas Petricko, the new brand's founder. "Even if you have CO2, not everyone is running tubeless, and even if you are, ...
Disc brakes, 1x and Irn Bru: Cyclist chats to Chris King
Joe Robinson 20 Apr 2018 Cyclist sat down with the master of components to talk about what's new in road cycling and whether it's here to stay In a quiet sun-kissed corner of Bloomsbury, London, Cyclist sat down for a chat with one of the industy's most coveted names, Chris King. The Portland-based component king is in the UK for the annual Bespoked bike show in Bristol this weekend, where a collection of the world's best hand-built cycling products from independent manufacturers will be on display. What was initially set to be a five-minute chat turned into 45 minutes, as King gave his take on some of road cycling's hottest topics, including disc brakes and 1x, while also learning what Irn Bru is. Cyclist: So you are in the UK for the Bespoked Show this weekend. Are you excited to see anything in particular? Chris King: Honestly, I have been ...
PeopleForBikes and the 20 Collective join forces on new app and website to get more people riding more often
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — If the bike industry has a $1 million question, it is this: How do we get more people riding? How to stop ridership decline and reverse the trend out of the red and into the black is a giant problem that requires a solution of equally epic proportions. When the 20 Collective formed a couple of years ago, that was its goal. This retailer-founded group, which grew out of a dealer panel hosted by Shimano, first proposed a national 'Got Milk?'-inspired campaign to reach the general public and get them excited about biking. Fast forward to 2018, and that idea has evolved from an advertising campaign to a new program the 20 Collective conceived with PeopleForBikes. It's powered by technology developed by Black River, a software company founded by industry veteran Eric Lynn. The PeopleForBikes Ride Guide is a web and app-based platform designed to direct ...
CycleVision Edge dual camera helmet review
Cycling safety is at the forefront of many riders’ minds in a way it really hasn’t been before. There’s a perception that riding on the road is more dangerous than ever, and incidents involving cyclists seem to be happening more frequently than in years gone by. With this in mind, it’s little surprise many cyclists … The post CycleVision Edge dual camera helmet review appeared first on CyclingTips .
Buyer's guide: best waterproof cycling jackets
BikesEtc 17 Apr 2018 Sneer at dark clouds and guffaw in the face of thunder with these fine wet-weather shields With spring all but upon us and the weather (slowly) warming up, we can soon look forward to the prospect of riding in fine, dry weather. But before we get there, we all know that there’s going to be a fair bit of the wet stuff to get through. So with that in mind, we’ve gathered some of the finest rainproof jackets on the market to see how they differ and what they offer. When choosing a rainproof jacket, the first two things to consider are of course, what your budget is and what you’ll be using the jacket for. See related Gallery: Dan Craven to ride bespoke Saffron Frameworks steel bike at Commonwealth Games Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2018: Who are the favourites and who should you be backing? Cyclist Track Days ...
JRA with the Angry Asian: Does frame compliance still matter?
I’ve long thought that carbon-fiber road frames have been on an asymptotic development path; even mid-range models these days are exceedingly good for the most part, and whatever gains engineers do make at the high end seem to require disproportionate amounts of work to get there. But nevertheless, manufacturers continue to insist that new bikes … The post JRA with the Angry Asian: Does frame compliance still matter? appeared first on CyclingTips .
Italian Pavilion returns to Sea Otter expo, highlighting nation’s brands
Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Laguna Seca. MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Italian Pavilion returns to Sea Otter for a second year. The Pavilion brings Italian brands together to show their bikes, apparel, helmets, accessories and more — all in one place. Many of the products on display here are made in Italy. Eleven brands are exhibiting alongside the Italian Trade Agency, which promotes Italian manufacturing and design and connects brands with new business opportunities around the world. The ITA office in Los Angeles made it possible once again for these companies to make the trip to Laguna Seca. “We’ve always gotten so many requests from companies to do Sea Otter, and last year our office finally said yes,” said Nighisti Egziabher, marketing/promotions officer ...
Mavic Allroad, a big brand’s take on gravel gear
Mavic's Allroad lineup of wheels, tires, and clothing attempts to define a segment of cycling that has resisted definition. Somehow, it's worked. The post Mavic Allroad, a big brand’s take on gravel gear appeared first on CyclingTips .
Sunday in Hell, by William Fotheringham
Title: Sunday in Hell – Behind the Lens of the Greatest Cycling Film of All Time Author: William Fotheringham Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press Year: 2018 Pages: 260 Order: Penguin What it is: The book of the film of the bicycle race Strengths: Who hasn’t watched Jørgen Leth’s Paris-Roubaix documentary A Sunday in Hell and, having got to the finish, thought to themselves that that was a film crying out to have a book written about it? Weaknesses: Fotheringham sets out to do pretty much the exact opposite of what Leth’s film did – piling on the minutia that the Danish director thought was best left on the cutting room floor Jørgen Leth had his #MeToo moment in 2005. In a volume of biography he published that year he talked about how it was his right to have sex with the daughter of his Haitian cook whenever he wanted. Leth’s belief ...
VanMoof+ subscription scheme gets you a bike for £17/$19 per month
The Dutch urban smart bike manufacturer VanMoof has just announced that it will be offering its SmartBike and Electrified S models to consumers via a subscription based service in Amsterdam, Berlin, Tokyo, London, Paris, San Francisco and New York. What's the best bike for commuting? Best hybrid bikes for 2018 VanMoof+ will be a subscription scheme starting at £17 / $19 / €19 per month with exclusive access to your own bike for as long as you use or need it. VanMoof says that it is "able to take this step thanks to the durability of [its] bikes and their integrated smart technology." That relates primarily to theft protection, with GSM and Bluetooth tracking, and anti-theft bolts. The bikes also feature integrated dynamo lights and a Bluetooth connected smart-lock along with internal gear hubs, with a generally solid and reliable build for urban riding. If this urban bike gets stolen, ...
Albion Cycling SS18 on the Emporium
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Breathe easy, the 100% Speedcraft AIR is here
This article originally appeared on BikeRadar We recently reported on Peter Sagan 's glasses with integrated nose magnets. The 100% Speedcraft AIR glasses have now been officially launched. The prominent motocross brand has partnered with AC Systems, also hailing from the moto scene to bring its patented 'breathing technology' to cycling. Based on the normal Speedcraft glasses, the obvious change is the magnetic nasal dilator. Two arms extend down from the nosepiece and pull your nostrils open with magnetic pads stuck to either side of your nose. Peter Sagan with his pair of the glasses You can read more at Cyclingnews.com
Breathe easy, the 100% Speedcraft AIR is here
We recently reported on Peter Sagan’s glasses with integrated nose magnets . The 100% Speedcraft AIR glasses have now been officially launched. The prominent motocross brand has partnered with AC Systems, also hailing from the moto scene to bring its patented ‘breathing technology’ to cycling. 100% Speedcraft Performance sunglasses review Best sunglasses for cycling Based on the normal Speedcraft glasses , the obvious change is the magnetic nasal dilator. Two arms extend down from the nosepiece and pull your nostrils open with magnetic pads stuck to either side of your nose. The opening of the arms can be adjusted with a small dial at the top of lens, though given that the system is supposed to improve your breathing, we struggle to see why you would close the device. According to AC Systems, using this technology allows for “correct breathing” i.e. nasal breathing, and AC Systems has collected several testimonials ...
What if Strava’s not the enemy… and Garmin is?
Much has been written about ride-recording app Strava, and the negative effects of making every ride a competition between you and a million strangers. Should you replace your 3 year-old road bike? Things you don't think you need… but you actually do As a relatively new thing — an app instead of a physical device, a social network and a predatory evil whose victims include the poor, defenceless US Army — resistance is inevitable. The only thing cyclists enjoy more than new technologies that make them faster is complaining about new technologies making other riders faster. Strava combines these two things. Plus, it’s a free download and a really nice bright orange. Meanwhile, there’s noticeably less moralising about ride-recording gadgetry from Garmin, Bryton, Wahoo and the rest… which is odd. These little handlebar-mounted GPS displays just don’t seem to aggravate people in the same way, despite doing much the same ...
Gore Wear combines stretch panels with Shakedry fabric in new lightweight waterproof jacket
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Gore Wear has combined its Shakedry lightweight waterproof breathable material with panels made of a new stretchy Gore-Tex fabric to create a snugger-fitting version of its Shakedry cycling jacket. Gore introduced the Shakedry fabric about two years ago and it has been used by several brands in addition to Gore Wear. The new Gore C7 Gore-Tex Shakedry Stretch Jacket will be available only from Gore Wear. It retails for $369. "This low force stretchable material is a new kind of Gore-Tex fabric that allows the production of a draped cycling-specific jacket that fits and performs more like a jersey, while still being completely waterproof," the company said. The company said the jacket improves on the original Shakedry jackets by being quieter and providing unrestricted movement. It also stretches over stuffed jersey pockets and still zips closed easily. The addition of stretch panels adds a small ...
Paris-Roubaix tech gallery: The bikes that took on the 2018 cobbles
The race is over, the bodies are battered and bruised, and the machines that carried the riders to the finish will now be cleaned, repaired (if needed), and stored away for another year. Paris-Roubaix is uniquely demanding, and not just on the riders; the bikes that they use receive a beating, too. Most of the … The post Paris-Roubaix tech gallery: The bikes that took on the 2018 cobbles appeared first on CyclingTips .