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Garmin Fenix 5 line puts GPS tracking on your wrist


The new Fenix 5 models feature an extensive list of functional training information and tracking, including basic cycling, running, and swimming functions, GPS tracking and waypoints, barometric altimeter, and magnetic compass.

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Fat Chance Chris Cross bike debuts


Designed, welded, and painted in the USA, this mixed-terrain machine is capable of crushing your local CX race or gravel grinding your way through mountain roads and beyond.

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Irwin Cycling debuts high end wheels at Sea Otter Classic


Attention to detail and wheel expertise is Irwin’s core strength. So we are pleased to announce they are debuting their products to the US Market at Sea Otter.

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Sho-Air TWENTY20 pro team bikes stolen


Nine Felt race bikes stolen from trailer at City Cycle in Marin County, California. Team is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the return of bikes and the arrest of the perpetrators.

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Nuun debuts natural endurance drink mix


Sports drink maker nuun has launched Performance, an endurance drink mix it says is formulated from science and rooted in nature.

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Specialized Foundation to auction very special frame


Tom Boonen is the first pro rider to sign a special Tarmac frame that will be autographed by pros throughout the 2017 season before being auctioned off for charity.

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How To Train For Climbs When You Live Nowhere Near Them


If you don’t live near the mountains how can you train to ride up them? It’s a conundrum many of us face. Here are some strategies to make that next massive ascent more manageable.

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Mat Hayman’s Paris-Roubaix Scott Foil


Unique design is the result of a geometric interpretation of the cobblestone vibrations and goes through the whole bike to form a Kangaroo at the side of the top tube.

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How cycling can save the world


In the new book How Cycling Can Save The World, cycling expert Peter Walker makes a well-researched argument for building or improving upon existing cycle infrastructure to encourage mass cycling in our cities worldwide.

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Video: Blackburn Presents Comes with Baggage


Not ready to embrace Monday. Here’s a great video distraction. Comes With Baggage is a lighthearted history of bicycle travel in the Americas that just might make you want to sell your possessions, quit your job, and escape on a bike.

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Shimano previews fall/winter clothing collection


Shimano has announced new additions to their cool and cold-weather apparel offerings in both the S-Phyre and Explorer lines.

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How To Choose The Right Kid’s Bike


With the summer cycling season just around the corner it may be time to start thinking about getting your kid out on their bike. But first it’s critical to make sure you have the right kind and size bike for your tiny tot.

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New Trek Crockett cyclocross bike unveiled


Trek has unveiled a completely overhauled 2017 version of its popular Crockett cyclocross bike that boast several key upgrades and new technologies that make the disc-only bog hoppers more versatile, capable, and race ready.

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Tom Boonen’s Specialized Tarmac with new Dura Ace Di2


This coming weekend Tom Boonen will race for the last time in front of home country fans in one of the season’s more important one-day races, the Tour of Flanders. This could be the bike he chooses to ride.

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How To: Pick the right tire pressure for you and your bike


What’s the right tire pressure? Used to be that you simply pumped your 23c tires to 120psi, and let a bit out if it rained. But in this age of wider tires, wider rims, different styles of riding, there’s more to consider.

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How Many Calories Do You Burn When Cycling?


There are various ways of calculating how many calories you burn when cycling. Getting that number right will help assure you replace what you used so your body is fully recovered for the next ride.

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Trek releases Degenkolb custom paint scheme


Trek has unveiled a custom paint scheme that highlights the unique personality and talents of Trek-Segafredo star John Degenkolb. An accomplished pro, Degenkolb is best known for his talent early in the cycling season with wins at both Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix, two of cycling’s greatest monuments. The 28-year-old German will ride his custom Domane […]

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Ryders Eyewear unveils expansive 2017 collection


North Shore eyewear brand Ryders has made significant additions to its line-up for 2017, adding a host of new features and technologies to go along with its popular antiFOG lenses.

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Rapha announces Rapha Rides


Rapha Rides, kicking off in May and continuing throughout the summer, is a traveling series of weekend rides and events to celebrate the sport of cycling in 20 cities. Find out if there’s one happening near you.

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Five pieces of equipment only pro cyclists can get


We’re pretty lucky as cyclists. Unlike in motorsports and some other pro-level pursuits, we can ride most of the exact same gear the pros ride. Of course there are some exceptions. Here then are five pieces of equipment that only the pros can get their hands on.

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Cannondale Bad Boy urban bike redesigned


Cannondale has introduced the redesigned Bad Boy, a unique take on the urban commuter bike with its integrated front and rear lights and clean design.

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Grinduro expanding to U.K.


Unique event bringing its combination of gravel road race and mountain bike-style enduro across the pond to Scotland.

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Inside ENVE’s new 78,000 square foot factory


Long regarded as one of the world’s preeminent carbon wheel and component makers, Utah’s ENVE composites just got a new home. In early March the company’s 168 employees moved into a new 78,000 square foot facility.

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Rapha Monuments competition returns for 2017 season


To celebrate the start of the Monuments, Rapha is challenging cycling fans to predict the winning time of each of the races. Guess right and win some seriously top-shelf prizes.

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Scott E-Silence bikes quiet your city commute


Noise pollution is the second biggest environmental problem affecting health of humans after air pollution. Scott came up with a solution that it hopes will redefine urban commuting.

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Stages Cycling Campagnolo power meters now available


Stages Power for Campagnolo is now available with power meters for Campagnolo Super Record, Record, and Chorus crank arms in 170mm, 172.5mm, and 175mm lengths.

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2017 NAHBS bike show winners


The gathering of the handmade bikes concluded yesterday with over 180 exhibitors showing off their wares in Salt Lake City, Utah. Awards were handed out, in three categories of Riding Discipline, Construction, and Overall Design.

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How To Sprint Like A Pro


First we took a look at Marcel Kittel’s stunning Specialized Venge ViAS Disc. Now it’s time to hear from the man himself about what it takes to be fastest across the finish.

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LEOMO unveils TYPE-R motion analysis wearable technology for athletes


The TYPE-R, the first in a new category of wearable technologies specifically designed to help competitive athletes and their coaches unlock the power of motion analysis.

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Marcel Kittel’s Specialized Venge ViAS Disc


Marcel Kittel was among the first pro cyclists to win a road race on a disc brake equipped bike, grabbing glory at the Dubai Tour. Here’s closer look at his Specialized Venge ViAS Disc.

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Diamondback launches direct-to-consumer platform


New Diamondback bikes priced over $450 will be shipped direct to consumers 95 percent assembled. No experience is necessary for the final bike assembly, which typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

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Six things you need to know about steel frames


Steel is the most traditional of frame building materials, and is enjoying a resurgence among the road biking crowd, especially those seeking a custom build. Here are six things you need to know.

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Hammer Series shaking up traditional road racing format


The new Hammer Series will feature a team-vs-team racing format across multiple events throughout the season. Each race will consist of three racing days — sprint, climb, and chase.

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Best (And Worst) Things About Being A Pro Cyclist


“Pro cyclist” is a dream job for many. You get to race in glamorous locations, compete in legendary races like Paris Roubaix and the Tour de France, and spend a lot of time traveling the world. But it’s not all fun and games.

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Specialized Venge ViAS Disc Tom Boonen limited edition


When you race your bike for 15 years, win four Paris-Roubaix titles, three Tour of Flanders crowns, plus a handful of Tour de France stages and a world title, you get special things when you retire.

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Is graphene the bike industry’s next wonder material


Graphene is a wonder material whose potential applications in the cycling world are intriguing. We’ve seen it used in some tires from Vittoria, and now there is increasing talk of other applications. Check out this video to learn more.

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River City Bicycles Pro Build: (XXXL) ’77 Seven


Portland’s River City Bicycles bike shop builds lots of incredible custom bikes. But this might be the most unique (and largest) of them all.

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ENVE SES 3.4 wheels, Road Seatpost, and Road Disc Fork


February has been a busy month for composite component maker ENVE. The Utah-based crafters of all things carbon unveiled a new road wheel, seatpost, and fork.

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Best bike tech from 2017 Consumer Electronics Show


The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest tech events of the year, and there was plenty there to get cyclists excited. Here’s a rundown of the best stuff for bikers.

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Trek Émonda SLR available with Contador custom paint


Trek has unveiled a custom paint scheme that honors the achievements of Trek-Segafredo rider Alberto Contador, one of the few pro cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours. Check out this beautiful bike.

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Kenda to sponsor Sho-Air TWENTY20 team


Kenda has announced it will sponsor the Sho Air TWENTY20 women’s pro cycling team in 2017, providing a full spectrum of tires for training and racing, including the new Valkyrie Pro.

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Best crashes from 2017 cyclocross world championships


For Belgians Wout van Aert and Sanne Cant, the 2017 UCI cyclocross world championships in Bieles, Luxemburg, were affirmation of greatness. For others, the pinnacle event was confirmation that racing ’cross is a hard.

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4 Fitness Building Training Sessions For Cyclists


Looking to ramp up your training as the summer cycling season slowly approaches. Check out these four killer training sessions to get you fitter and stronger.

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How To Stay Motivated to Ride Your Bike Through Winter


Mustering up the motivation to get outside for a ride in winter can be tough. Cold temps, rain, and even snow don’t exactly add up to ideal pedaling conditions. So what can you do to keep yourself motivated — and in decent shape? Check out this video for some tips and tricks.

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60 Minutes investigates hidden motors and pro cycling


The sport of cycling is notorious for its culture of cheating — made most famous by the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong and his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Now there’s a surprising new twist — riders enhancing the bike’s performance. One man claims some professional racers are hiding motors in their bike frames.

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Trek CXC Cup gets cyclocross World Cup status for 2017


Trek will host a UCI World Cup cyclocross race on its home course in Waterloo, Wisconsin, September 24, 2017. The Trek CXC Cup, set to become the inaugural World Cup Waterloo, will feature a full weekend of events, including amateur and professional racing.

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Have secret motors been used to cheat in pro cycling?


The Hungarian designer of a secret bike motor tells 60 Minutes he thinks the motors have been used to cheat in pro cycling as far back as 1998.

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Velo Saddles Rooster saddle unveiled


One of the world’s largest manufacturer of saddles is celebrating its Taiwanese heritage by producing a limited edition model for the Chinese New Year.

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How To: Recondition a worn out rear derailleur


Bike parts are expensive, especially new ones. So why not do all you can to keep your current components running smooth. That’s the gist of this video that details how to recondition a worn out rear derailleur.

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Shimano S-PHYRE cycling apparel launched


Shimano has expanded its S-PHYRE concept with the addition of performance road cycling apparel. First introducing the S-PHYRE concept with performance footwear in 2016, the new high-performance product line now also includes a racing skin suit, short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, gloves, and socks.

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