Pinarello launches first electronic full suspension road bike, Dogma FS

Joe Robinson 11 Apr 2019 Team Sky set to race new front fork suspension endurance Pinarello at Paris-Roubaix this Sunday It has been four years since Pinarello launched its Dogma K8s to much fanfare at Paris-Roubaix in 2014, and it was the Italian brand's first bike to feature the rear suspension system, called DSS 1.0. Built into bikes carbon fibre flexible rear stays, it offered some vertical travel at the rear of the bike to provide a more comfortable ride for the professionals on the cobbles of northern Europe. For average consumers, it promised a smoother ride than Pinarello's stiff, racey F8. Fast forward three years and Pinarello had launched the Dogma K10s disc. A progression from the K8s, the DSS system had now become fully electronic, controlled via a button on the downtube, allowing the rider a degree of choice in the suspension from a full 20mm travel to ...

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12 of the best track pumps — keep your tyres pumped up the easy way

11 of the best track pumps Nov 2018

Workshop-grade tyre inflation from £15 to £275

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29 sectors and 54.5km of pave confirmed for Paris-Roubaix

The peloton passes through the Arenberg in 2014

This year's Paris-Roubaix will include 54.5km of cobbled roads, divided across 29 different sectors of the 257km race distance, with the Trouée d'Arenberg, Mons-en-Pévèle and Carrefour de l'Arbre given five-star status as the hardest and longest of the race. On Tuesday, race director Christian Prudhomme and technical director Thierry Gouvenou led the final inspection of the race route under grey skies and rain, stopping at the Monument made to remember Michael Goolaerts , who died during last year's race after suffering a cardiac arrest. The second sector of the race between Briastre and Viesly, has been named in his memory, and Goolaerts' race number 84, will not be issued for this year's race. Paris-Roubaix will again start in Compiegne, to the east of the French capital and finish on the open-air Roubaix velodrome. Some 7,000 riders will get to ride the Paris-Roubaix Challenge on Saturday, covering 70km, 145km and 172km ...

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E-scooter legislation worries bike advocates

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Proposed bills across the U.S. would put bicycles and e-bikes on the same legal footing as the micromobility devices. BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Cycling advocates are casting a wary eye on bills pending in several statehouses that seek to legalize electric scooters. Their concerns aren't with e-scooters as such, but with the scooter industry's attempts to classify them as legally identical to bikes or electric bikes. The scooter industry's growth, and its much publicized disputes with local officials, has led to a glut of bills across the country. Legislatures in more than half the states are considering scooter-related bills this year. The bills that redefine scooters as bikes are the most troublesome for bike advocates. "I really don't want a scooter-related bill that defines scooters as bikes to get passed, and then have that bill reopened down the road because there are issues and safety implications with scooters," said Morgan ...

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Pro racing returns to historic Brooklands circuit with Tour Series Grand Final

Pro racing returns to historic Brooklands circuit with Tour Series Grand Final

Joe Robinson 10 Apr 2019 UK's first purpose-built motor racing circuit to host cycle racing as it did back in 1907 UK bike racing is to return its roots with the announcement that the Tour Series grand final in May will take place at the historic Brooklands race circuit. Both the men's and women's series will culminate at the Surrey venue, which operated as an airfield, motor racing track and cycle race venue throughout the early 20th century. The two events will take place back to back on Saturday 25th May, and will give the opportunity for fans to watch Britain's top domestic professionals battle it out around the 1.4km aerodrome circuit, which has long been absent of bike racing. These days the venue operates as a museum and community park, but SweetSpot's Hugh Roberts hopes the reintroduction of cycling to Brooklands could lead to it becoming a permanent fixture ...

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Ridiculously good savings on the Silverlabel Focus Action Cam 360

Ridiculously good savings on the Silverlabel Focus Action Cam 360

Whether you want to capture footage on your commute or show off your epic rides to friends, the Silverlabel Focus Action Cam 360 can do what you need for just a fifth of the retail price. The Silverlabel Focus Action Cam 360 has a circular Fisheye lens that can record your surroundings in 180 or 360 degrees and high definition. UK: Save 77% on the Silverlabel Focus Action Cam 360 from ProBikeKit US: Save 80% on the Silverlabel Focus Action Cam 360 from ProBikeKit AU: Save 78% on the Silverlabel Focus Action Cam 360 from ProBikeKit Silverlabel Focus Action Cam 360 specifications Image sensor : 12 Megapixel View angle : 180 degrees Storage type : External MicroSD Storage capacity : Up to 32GB Audio : Built-in microphone and speaker Video file format : H.264 MP4 Video file resolution : 1920x1080p at 30fps, 2048x416p at 30fps, 1280x960p at 30fps, 1920x960p at ...

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Trek-Segafredo hoping to change fortunes after disappointing Tour of Flanders

Trek-Segafredo's Mads Pedersen and Edward Theuns climb the Muur van Geraardsbergen during the Tour o

Trek-Segafredo general manager Luca Guercilena says that the team needs to turn the page and move forward after a disappointing Tour of Flanders . The team are now looking to Paris-Roubaix to take a win out during this year’s spring campaign. Having looked like they might be back on track with John Degenkolb’s second place at Gent-Wevelgem eight days ago, Trek appeared to be back to square one at Flanders. While Degenkolb and Jasper Stuyven made the top 30, last year’s runner-up Mads Pedersen failed to finish. The young Dane subsequently went around all of the members of the team, from directeur sportifs to soigneurs, apologising for the result. There were high expectations coming into this spring, and the poor performance has left the team scratching their heads. “If you exclude Gent-Wevelgem, it’s a big block of the Classics that we are really suffering on the cobbled climbs. I think ...

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Track stars new and old shine at the tracknats

Track stars new and old shine at the tracknats

A new batch of stars emerged on the final two days of the 2019 Cycling Australia Track National Championships in Brisbane as some of the older novas shone still.

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Track stars new and old shine at nationals

Track stars new and old shine at nationals

A new batch of stars emerged on the final two days of the 2019 Cycling Australia Track National Championships in Brisbane as some of the older novas shone still.

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Otso launches Waheela gravel bike in new carbon version

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Otso's new Waheela C is a carbon version of its original, steel Waheela S. The Waheela C can be set up with 29-inch, 650b, or 700c tires. A Tuning Chip dropout system allows the wheelbase to be adjusted by up to 20 mm to accommodate the chosen riding style without compromising handling. The bike has three bottle mounts (with extra mounting points on the down tube), fender mounts, rack mounts, and mounting points on the top tube for adding a fuel tank bag. The included carbon fork is suspension adjusted so that riders can choose a suspension fork without affecting the handling. Otso allows customers to pick the handlebar width and stem length, wheels, tires, and drivetrain. They can also pick the anodizing color of components. Frames are available in Gloss White, Matte Black and Gloss Red. Framesets retail for $2,049, bike start at $3,499. More information: ...

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Alexander Kristoff: I perform at my best at these races in Flanders

Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) wins Gent-Wevelgem

Alexander Kristoff ( UAE Team Emirates ) may have already scored one big win this spring at Gent-Wevelgem but the Norwegian says his team won't rest on their laurels this Sunday when they line up to race at the Tour of Flanders . The 2015 Tour of Flanders winner worked a dual-threat offensive along with Fernando Gaviria at the race a week ago, attacking with 40km to race before the pair outwitted the reduced field in the sprint to the line. It was a big win, and Kristoff's first since the Tour of Oman, but of course the aim is for more. "It's a little less pressure because we've had a good Classics campaign. Fernando [Gaviria] had second in Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne and I won in Gent-Wevelgem so we have results," Kristoff said. "There are many teams with none until now, so they have more pressure than us. We have ...

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Photo gallery: 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Part Three

Supported by This year’s NAHBS may not have featured quite the same level of incredible creativity (and occasional downright wackiness) of some earlier editions, but that doesn’t mean it was at all lacking in individuality. Anything but, in fact, largely owing to the fact that most builders — at least the ones that manage to survive their … The post Photo gallery: 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Part Three appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Hart sprints to maiden track title

Hart sprints to maiden track title

The ACT's Nathan Hart sped to a maiden track title in the men's individual sprint at the 2019 Australian Track National Championships in Brisbane.

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The problems you encounter on long-distance cycling events and the best ways to solve them

The problems you encounter on long-distance cycling events and the best ways to solve them

Emily Chappell 12 Apr 2019 Riders can enter events not realising some of the problems they will face so we've got some solutions to get everyone to the finish line We’re not sure why multi-day sportives have become so popular. Perhaps cycling fans are keen to emulate professional Grand Tours as closely as possible, perhaps the 300km parcours of the Dragon Devil and the Mallorca 312 are no longer enough – or it could simply be that we’ve decided we like riding sportives, so why not stick a few of them back-to-back, and call it a holiday? Riding long distances over several days will ask a lot of you, not just physically, but also logistically and emotionally, and physical training will only get you so far. I frequently speak to riders on multi-day events who tell me they had no idea of some of the challenges that lay in store, ...

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Crankbrothers partner with Industry Nine to offer new Hydra hubs on Synthesis carbon hoops

Crankbrothers partner with Industry Nine to offer new Hydra hubs on Synthesis carbon hoops

For its brand-spankin' new Synthesis 11 Carbon wheels, Crankbrothers has just partnered with Industry Nine to offer the new Hydra hubs on the ‘tuned’ wheel system. Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you Best mountain bike wheels Carbon mountain bike wheels usually fall into one of two camps: super stiff and harsh, and not so stiff and compliant. According to Crankbrothers, the Synthesis carbon wheel system combines one of each, with a rigid rear wheel for enhanced tracking and stability at speed and a more manageable front wheel for improved handling and control. Our own Tom Marvin took a look at these wheels when they were initially launched, and didn't immediately discount Crankbros claims as pure marketing buzz, but said he needed to spend more time with them. Crankbrothers Synthesis wheels, tuned for optimum performance Initially, the Synthesis hoops were spec’d with either Project 321, which ...

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CT rides the Absa Cape Epic: The toughest mountain bike race on Earth?

The Absa Cape Epic is the crown jewel of the Epic series, and arguably the hardest MTB race in the world. So how did a couple of roadies measure up to South Africa's stunning, savage terrain? The post CT rides the Absa Cape Epic: The toughest mountain bike race on Earth? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Look enters e-road market with the e-765 Optimum

Look enters e-road market with the e-765 Optimum

Look has, perhaps expectedly, joined the e-road market with the e-765 Optimum range of electric bikes. SRAM Force AXS - wireless for the masses The Look 785 Huez is super light As a bicycle brand, Look is about as French as they come with a history stretching back 35 years to their early clipless pedals. Its pedals first won the Tour de France under Bernard Hinault in 1985 a year after they were launched. It wasn't long after, in 1986, that Look decided to go into producing bicycle frames. Its heritage is one rich with carbon, with both its bikes and pedals using the material as an integral part of their design. Currently, Look claims that 41% of the pro peloton uses its pedals. It also claims that it spends 5% of its turnover on R&D.; It holds 550 patents, sells one million pedals a year through 31,000 shops and ...

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McCulloch adds another Australian Track National title to collection

McCulloch adds another Australian Track National title to collection

Kaarle McCulloch’s (NSW) thirteenth national crown and maiden individual titles to rising stars Maeve Plouffe (SA) and Luke Plapp (VIC) highlighted the opening day of the 2019 Cycling Australia Track National Championships in Brisbane.

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McCulloch adds another Australian track title to collection

McCulloch adds another Australian track title to collection

Kaarle McCulloch’s (NSW) thirteenth national crown and maiden individual titles to rising stars Maeve Plouffe (SA) and Luke Plapp (VIC) highlighted the opening day of the 2019 Cycling Australia Track National Championships in Brisbane.

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Silca Superpista Digital Floor Pump

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Expensive, but a joy to use – the last track pump you'll ever buy 8/10

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