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SILCA Tire Levers Premio released


SILCA has introduced Tire Levers Premio, a new set of top-of-the-line tire levers that are optimized for carbon wheels and tubeless setups.

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Video: Top Five Cycling Tantrums


There is a reason cyclists ride bikes and don’t spend time in the MMA octagon or boxing in Vegas. Check out this video to see what we mean.

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DT Swiss factory tour


Come along for a tour of DT Swiss world HQ in Switzerland. Inside you’ll get an up-close look at how spokes are made and how their highly-regarded wheels are tested and built.

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Haute Route expands to 11 events


Starting in San Francisco in April, and finishing on Mont Ventoux in France in October with another nine events in-between, 2018 promises to be a big year for the Haute Route.

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Video shows 74-year-old driver punch cyclist in face


The latest incident of a cyclist being targeted with violence by a motorist comes from Asheville, North Carolina. In this video an unnamed rider gets sucker punched in the face by a 74-year-old driver.

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Time XPRO pedal launched


Building off the performance and ease-of-use of its Xpresso pedal, Time has introduced its latest generation of road pedal.

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Shimano Ultegra R8000 first ride review


On paper, Shimano’s recently launched Ultegra R8000 drivetrain has all the functionality of the higher priced Dura Ace road group. But how does it actually perform in the real world?

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Contest: Win a Complete Pactimo Water-Repelling Cycling Kit


Enter to win a Complete wet weather, water-repelling kit from Pactimo! Total value $585.00!

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Diamondback IO aero road bike launched


With its new IO, Diamondback aimed to create a bike that cuts through the wind, but still climbs, descends and handles like a performance road bike.

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Top golfers get Trek Presidents Cup bikes


It’s a long-standing tradition for the captains of the U.S. Presidents Cup team to present players with a gift that embodies the captain’s native region and reflects their personal interests. This year that meant Trek bikes.

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Norco Search XR rolls out


The Norco Search XR is simultaneously non-conformist yet familiar, pushing the limits of what you’d expect from a drop bar bike.

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Mark Beaumont rides around world in 79 days


Scottish cyclist shatters world record by 43 days, covering 240 miles per day.

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The Dome launches HelmetFacts.com


The Dome – a leader in helmet testing, research and development, and in-house test lab serving Bell and Giro – has launched a helpful new website www.HelmetFacts.com.

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Blackburn Design Water Cycle film project unveiled


Inspired by the 71% of the planet covered by water, Blackburn Design created Water Cycle, a new film project. River is being released today as the first chapter and can be viewed here.

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6 tips for safer descending on your bike


Descending on a road bike is one of cycling’s greatest joys. But it can also be dangerous if done incorrectly. Here’s a six important tips to remember when going downhill fast.

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Eurobike mega photo gallery


As usual at Eurobike there was much to see, including some very interesting takes on what the modern bicycle is or may become. Click through to see what we mean.

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Orbea launches Gain road and gravel e-bikes


Add Orbea to the list of bike manufacturers making the push into the electric-assist market. But unlike most of the e-bike marketing efforts we’ve seen thus far, the pitch is to road riders, gravel grinders, and commuters.

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2018 Giant Propel Advanced Disc launched


Giant has revamped its Propel Advanced aero road bike, using AeroSystem Shaping technology, which means every tube shape and angle was optimized for minimal drag with a new “truncated ellipse” shape.

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Selle Italia Novus Boost saddle unveiled


One of the original central-channel saddles has been revised. Available in three versions, the new Selle Italia Novus Boost features a compact shape and innovative beveled tip that’s designed for increased comfort.

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7mesh WK2 women’s bib short launched


Combines the comfort and security of bib straps with the ease and simplicity of a pull-on.

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Silca Tattico Bluetooth hand pump unveiled


Silca’s Tattico Bluetooth mini-pump comes equipped with a sensor that relays accurate tire pressure through an app on your phone.

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Cannondale partners with Vermont Overland


Cannondale is partnering with Vermont Overland — New England’s top adventure cycling organization which owns and promotes multiple large-scale gravel events throughout the region.

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How (and when) to change gears on your road bike


If you’re new to cycling, then shifting gears and gear selection can be confusing. There’s a lot to think about and it’s easy to get it wrong — or just not shift at all. If that sounds familiar, watch this video.

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Yates brothers riding special two-side bikes at Vuelta


At this year’s Tour de France, the Yates brothers (Simon and Adam) became the first pair of siblings to win back to back White Jersey’s in the race’s history. For that feat they got two very special Scott Addict bikes.

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Video: Exploring Los Angeles by bike


In the final chapter of the Rapha rides films, artist and graphic designer Geoff McFetridge articulates in a way only he can, the many textures and layers of the city of Los Angeles.

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How to train like a professional cyclist


Training methods and styles have changed massively in the last few years. To learn more about how the pros get into shape and stay race ready, check out this video.

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Disconnect To Reconnect: Topeak BikePacking Series


Living in today’s world there are countless temptations in the rat race that lead to higher levels of anxiety and stress. Let’s step back for a moment, pack some essentials and get on a bike for a bikepacking trip.

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SealSkinz introduces waterproof sock technology


SealSkinz has introduced a new waterproof accessory technology that will debut in its new Super Thin and Super Thin Pro Socks.

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5 Tips To Climb Faster Without Being Fitter


Climbing is hard, but rewarding. The best way to get faster going up? Train more of course. But there are also some ways to increase you VAM without being more fit.

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‘Everesting’ New York’s Williamsburg Bridge


New York bike messenger climbs equivalent elevation of Mount Everest by crossing New York City bridge 264 times.

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Floyd’s of Leadville getting into pain game


Controversial former pro cyclist has launched a new CBD hemp oil soft-gel capsule pain management supplement.

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Alberto Contador announces retirement


Multiple Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador has announced that the 2017 Vuelta a España will be his last race as a professional cyclist.

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Are disc brakes faster than rim brakes?


In the last few years, we’ve heard lots of talk about the advantages of disc brakes on road bikes. Better modulation, safer in the wet, and so on. But will they make you any faster?

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Wahoo ELEMNT MINI revealed


Wahoo Fitness has introduced the ELEMNT MINI, a standalone wireless bike computer with an economical $100 price tag.

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Video tour of the Lotto Soudal Cycling Team bus


Ever wonder what’s inside the giant team buses that accompany the world’s best cyclists at the races. This video takes a look around the team bus of Belgian squad Lotto Soudal at the recently completed 2017 Tour de France.

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Zwift expands talent ID program to pro men


So you think you have what it takes to race on the WorldTour? Well, here’s your chance to prove it (provided you’re under 22 years of age).

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Speedvagen Urban Racer the ultimate grocery getter


Speedvagen’s Urban Racer aims to change the idea of what a commuter bike or grocery getter can be. And now it comes in more budget friendly stock builds.

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How To Lose Weight Like A Professional Cyclist


Balanced nutrition forms an important part of any training program, but can the manipulation of nutrition alone have an impact on your training?

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Raleigh introduces Nelson Vails tribute bikes


The collaborative fixed-gear bike project with Big Apple roots also includes the artwork of prolific NYC-based graffiti artist Zephyr.

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Giant NeosTrack GPS cycling computer revealed


The world’s largest bike maker is getting into the cycling computer head unit business.

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Pearl Izumi PI DRY fabric technology launched


Hydrophobic fabric transforms knit apparel so they completely repel precipitation and road spray.

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ENVE SES Aero Road Bar unveiled


In their everlasting quest to add a little more bling to your cycling life, high zoot carbon wheel and component maker ENVE has unveiled its new SES Aero Road Bar.

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Motobecane Gran Premio PRO road bike launched


Motobecane has rolled out the new Gran Premio PRO road bike that’s built around a lightweight, smooth riding Reynolds 853 steel frame.

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Mavic renews partnership with Tour de France


On the 40th anniversary of providing neutral support at the Tour de France, Mavic announced this week that the long-term partnership at the world’s most prestigious professional cycling race will be renewed through 2022.

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Diamondback lowers prices on premium road bikes


Diamondback Podium road bike equipped with Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting and hydraulic disc brakes can now be had for as little as $3499.

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6 hot new road bikes


June and July are often the busiest time of year for new road bike technology, as all the major manufacturers want to get their new product to market ahead of the Tour de France. This year was no different.

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Essential tools for cyclists


Bikes – and the tools required to maintain them – are getting increasingly complex. But if you really think about it, you can distill the tools that you need down to the bare essentials.

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2018 Cannondale Synapse launched


Cannondale has revealed a new version of its endurance race bike, the Synapse, which has been redesigned to give riders enhanced comfort, improved performance, and the capability to confidently attack any road.

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Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 TLR carbon wheels roll out


New wheels bring well-regarded Aeolus rim shape and design to lower price points for rim and disc brake equipped bikes.

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Cannondale-Drapac announces environmental initiative


Goal to spotlight progress being made to achieve primary goal of Paris Accord — maintain global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

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