Tech gallery: 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Part Two

Almost by definition, The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has been a showcase of outliers: bikes that were built specifically to be showpieces, or bikes built at the request of people who couldn’t find what they wanted in the mainstream market. It’s been a reliable portend of upcoming trends, paint palettes, styles, and even tech … The post Tech gallery: 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Part Two appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Don’t miss Britain’s biggest and best bike exhibition (and save £5 with BikeRadar)

Don’t miss Britain’s biggest and best bike exhibition (and save £5 with BikeRadar)

With over 300 cycling and triathlon brands on show, special guests and speakers from across cycling and triathlon, and tons of demos and activities to take part in, this incredible event is definitely not to be missed. Save £5 on adult London Bike Show tickets using offer code BR11 All about the bikes As you’d expect, there will be hundreds of new bikes on display (many of which will be available for demo rides) from Argon, Cannondale, Canyon, Cervélo, Focus, GoCycle, GT, Marin, Orange, Orro, Ridgeback, Vitus and loads more. Making an appearance for the first time in the UK will be Alejandro Valverde’s World Championship winning Canyon CF SLX, as well as cutting-edge retail road bikes including Cannondale’s SystemSix Hi-Mod Red eTap AXS and Focus’ award winning Izalco Max Disc 9.9 . Highlights on the off-road side that you'll be able to inspect are the all-new and highly innovative ...

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Beto Surge Tubeless Floor Pump

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A simple solution for those who want both a track pump and tubeless tyre inflator for not a lot of money 8/10

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Cape Epic: Fumic and Avancini take men's lead on stage 3

Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini of Cannondale Factory Racing

Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini grabbed the stage 3 win at the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race Wednesday and overtook previous race leaders Nino Schurter and Lars Forster in the general classification after the pair suffered a puncture and ended up in fourth place. In the women’s race, favorites Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen took their fourth consecutive win in front of Candice Lill and Adelheid Morath. Jennie Stenerhag and Mariske Strauss were third. Stage 3 featured with 107km and 2,800 meters of climbing, one of the most challenging of this year’s race. The day started with the ascent of the Nuweberg, followed by the Groenlandberg - the highest point of the route at 1,100 meters above sea level. A white-knuckle descent followed, then it was upwards again on the stage’s Technical Terrain climb to Die Nek. In the Elgin Valley, far below, a mix of rocky ...

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Crankworx Rotorua: a how-to guide for visitors

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Crankworx Rotorua has quickly grown into a global marquee mountain bike event. You'll want to go and BikeRoar gives you some tips on how to make the most of your trip.

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Bastianelli on track to defend Gent-Wevelgem title

Marta Bastianelli (Virtu Cycling) wins Omloop van het Hageland

Marta Bastianelli has had a triumphant start to the 2019 season under the colours of her new team Virtu Cycling . The European champion has won Omloop van het Hageland and Ronde van Drenthe , and looks on track to win a second consecutive Gent-Wevelgem on March 31. Gent-Wevelgem marks the fifth round of the Women's WorldTour. The series kicked off on March 9 at Strade Bianche, won by Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott). It then travelled to the Netherlands for Ronde van Drenthe this past weekend, where Bastianelli won a breakaway sprint ahead of Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans) and Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo). Bastianelli now leads the Women's WorldTour individual classification with 300 points, after combining points earned from her victory at Ronde van Drenthe and fourth place at Strade Bianche. Van Vleuten is now sitting in second place with 200 points and Blaak is third with 185 points. There ...

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Fast Forward Wheels and Extra UK have agreed on the distribution of FFWD in the UK

For more than ten years, a team of passionate cyclists based out of their head office in Zwolle, the Netherlands, work daily on creating and building the world's best wheels. FFWD's knowledge and experience is purely focussed on wheels, creating a full range of high-end carbon wheels for all cycling disciplines, whether that be road, track, cyclocross or triathlon. By being part of professional teams like Direct Energie (Niki Terpstra) and Arkea-Samsic (Andre Greipel, Warren Barguil), FFWD can count on the highest quality feedback to further develop the products, to ensure they consistently deliver the best performing wheels on the market. "The UK is a strong cycling market which asks for a strong distribution partner. We are confident that Extra UK is the right partner for us to bring the FFWD story to the UK dealers!" says FFWD sales manager Edwin Koopmans. Mark Greshon, head of brands at Extra UK ...

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The weekly spin: Trends collide as Yamaha launches Wabash, a gravel e-bike

How the hell do I record an e-bike ride on Strava? Will these miles count toward my annual total? How do I figure out what my power output was during the ride? What happens if I get a KOM? These were the primary concerns swirling around in my mind while riding the Wabash, Yamaha’s new … The post The weekly spin: Trends collide as Yamaha launches Wabash, a gravel e-bike appeared first on CyclingTips .

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NAHBS draws record exhibitor count, announces 2020 show in Dallas

No. 22 Bicycle Co. wins Best in Show award. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which closed Sunday, notched a record number of exhibitors for the 15-year-old event: about 210. Organizers said the Sacramento show drew "huge, highly enthusiastic crowds." They also announced that next year's show will be held in Dallas, Texas, Organizers also said the show "attracted a strong contingent of retail buyers from with its new 'early-access' program, which gave qualified buyers from bicycle retailers free admission to the show and access to the hall one hour prior to consumer show hours each day." "This year’s show confirmed why Sacramento has always been one of our top venues," said Don Walker, the founder and president of NAHBS, which has been held in Sacramento three times in its history. "The hall was packed full of exhibitors, we drew an amazing crowd, and the weather ...

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UCI Para-cycling track worlds: Aussies light it up

UCI Para-cycling track worlds: Aussies light it up

Check that extra luggage! Australia's para-cycling team are coming home from the track worlds with 17 medals and nine rainbow jerseys!

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Video: Police appeal as Hackney cyclist kicks another rider off his bike, causing critical injuries

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Officers release CCTV footage in bid to track down suspect

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Ribble Cycles bikes: latest reviews, news and buying advice

Ribble Cycles bikes: latest reviews, news and buying advice

Ribble Cycles is a British bike company originally established in 1897. Now one of the UK's biggest online bike dealers and selling bikes all over the world, Ribble specialises in using thoroughly road-tested frames from the Far East as the basis of customer-specced bike packages that offer exceptional value for money. Ribble bikes Ribbles 2019 range includes road, cyclocross, gravel, touring, time-trial, triathlon, track, urban, and electric bikes. Here’s a breakdown of what they offer so you can find the right bike for your needs. Ribble 2019 road bikes For road cyclists, there are a number of collections to choose from. Long-distance cyclists will want to look at the Endurance collection, which includes the aluminium AL, the carbon SL, and the steel 725. If sportive is more your thing, the R872 is a great value carbon option as well. Racers will want to check out the Endurance SL R series, ...

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Viviani scared that some riders still think about doping

Elia Viviani wins stage 3 at Tirreno-Adriatico

Elia Viviani ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) has admitted that the idea that some riders could still be doping despite the Biological Passport leaves him ‘scared’ and worried that everyone in a team could lose their jobs due to one person’s actions. Viviani beat Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) in a highly technical sprint in Foligno on Friday at Tirreno-Adriatico but as Italian national champion and an Olympic champion on the track, he is considered a flag bearer and spokesman for Italian cycling. There have been suggestions that more cyclists may be involved in the Operation Aderlass blood doping investigation in Austria and Germany after Stefan Denifl and Georg Preidler confessed soon after police raids. The investigation is allegedly centred around Dr. Mark Schmidt, who worked in cycling with the Gerolsteiner team in the late 1990s, with between 40 and 70 blood bags reportedly found in a garage. ...

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11spd: This week's best new bikes and gear

11spd: This week's best new bikes and gear

It’s Friday and that means imminent weekend-ing and eleven more road and mountain bike products to ogle over. This week we shared 25 pieces of advice we wish we'd been given when we started cycling, Jack and Joe endured a VO 2 max test at the University of Bath, and we ran through our favourite road pedals , all alongside our bread-and-butter of honest, independent product reviews. Bold Unplugged This Swiss enduro bike has two very interesting features. First off, the shock is hidden inside the seat tube. This is apparently done to protect it from the elements while allowing for straighter, lighter tubes. But it’s surely going to make adjusting suspension harder. Second, the geometry is hugely adjustable. Flip chips alter the location of the chainstay (horst-link) pivot, which has three effects. The longest setting increases the rear-centre by 11mm, drops the bottom bracket by 20mm and increases the ...

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Paris-Nice: Sam Bennett wins stage 6

San Bennett wins stage 6 at Paris-Nice

He had it, he had it, but then he lost it: Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ), head down and a clean pair of wheels with just metres before the finish line, heaved a sigh of disappointment as Sam Bennett ( Bora-Hansgrohe ) lunged through on his right and snatched the Paris-Nice stage 6 victory out from under him. Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) was third. Groupama-FDJ had seemingly timed their well-honed lead-out perfectly, launching Demare with just 150m to go. But into a brisk headwind, Bennett, who followed wheels and even had to stop pedalling as he encountered traffic as the sprint wound up, was able to use the draft of a fading Trentin to slingshot past Demare at the line. Just 40 riders contested the sprint after a quick succession of short climbs and several crashes splintered the peloton in the final 40km. Even Bennett said he didn't think he was going to ...

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Peter Sagan soldiers on in Tirreno-Adriatico as his health improves

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Peter Sagan (Bora- Hansgrohe ) may have suffered an untimely puncture on stage 2 of Tirreno-Adriatico but the three-time world champion believes that he's back on track after a recent bout of illness threatened to scupper his early spring classics campaign. Sagan came into Tirreno-Adriatico on the back of a stint of altitude training in Sierra Nevada. However, a stomach virus left him unable to train for several days, and he was forced to remain in his hotel room as his body recovered. He skipped Bora-Hansgrohe's team time trial recon on Tuesday and escaped a fall when a spectator walked out in front of the German team during their race effort a day later. On stage 2 Sagan lost contact with the lead group with 22 kilometers remaining, while Milan-San Remo rival Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) powered clear to take the stage and extend his incredible run that started in January ...

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Woods renews with EF Education First

Michael Woods (EF Education First) rode strongly on the way to his stage win

Michael Woods , runner-up at the 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege, has signed a "multi-year" contract renewal with EF Education First , the team announced today. Woods, 32, has scored three UCI wins with the team since signing in 2016, including a stage at the Vuelta a Espana last year along with stage wins at the Tour of Utah and the Herald Sun Tour. The former collegiate runner was also third at the UCI Road World Championships Road Race in Innsbruck last September. "The direction of the team, the idea of exploring the world – it all really meshes with what I believe in," said Woods. "I feel very fortunate to be on a team that values what I naturally value – education, exploration, community." Woods started his cycling career relatively late. He played hockey growing up before finding success in running. He set the Canadian junior record in the mile (3:57:48) and ...

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USA Cycling creates Kelly Catlin Fund

Kelly Catlin won bronze in the Individual Pursuit during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships i

USA Cycling has created the Kelly Catlin Fund in memory of the Olympic medalist and three-time world champion who died last week in California . The governing body announced the fund today in a statement sent to media, saying funds collected through the memorial will be dedicated to "programs or services as determined after consulting with the Catlin Family at a later date." “Kelly was many things to many people,” said Mark Catlin, Kelly’s father, “She was a daughter, a sister, a friend and teammate, a scholar, a cyclist, a musician and an artist. We hope that through this fund Kelly’s legacy will continue to live on.” As a member of the USA Cycling National Team, Catlin won three Team Pursuit world championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and she won a silver medal in the Team Pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Catlin also won bronze at the 2017 ...

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Tirreno-Adriatico: Alaphilippe wins stage 2 in Pomarance

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) wins stage 2 of Tirreno-Adriatico

It had to be him. Julian Alaphilippe ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) has seemingly forgotten how to lose in these opening weeks of the season and the Frenchman duly chalked up his fifth win of the campaign when he claimed the uphill sprint in Pomarance on stage 2 of Tirreno-Adriatico . Alaphilippe was well-positioned throughout a breathless finale that saw a volley of attacks, most notably from Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), and he produced a powerful sprint to take the spoils ahead of Greg Van Avermaet (CCC) and Alberto Bettiol (EF-Education First). Adam Yates ( Mitchelton-Scott ) placed fifth in the reduced group sprint, just behind Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal), and the Briton inherits the blue jersey of race leader from his teammate Michael Hepburn. All eyes were on a different blue jersey in the finale at Pomarance, however, and from the moment Alaphilippe moved across to track the last of Roglic's attacks ...

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Follow your heart to better recovery

Analyzing power files doesn’t make you faster. Training Stress Score (TSS) and Training Stress Balance (TSB) charts cannot say for certain whether you should go hard tomorrow or not. And a simple heart rate monitor won’t tell you when you are sick until it’s too late. But heart rate variability, or HRV for short — … The post Follow your heart to better recovery appeared first on CyclingTips .

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