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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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How to save money on your next bike purchase


If you haven’t noticed by now bikes are expensive. A full carbon roadster with a decent drivetrain and wheels can easily set you back $4000 or more. Here are seven tips that can help you save some cash on your next bike purchase.

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Niner unveils carbon RLT 9 RDO gravel bike


After more than two years in development, Niner has created a carbon-framed performance bike for the quickly growing gravel grinding community.

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SCOTT takes on larger role with ORICA WorldTour team


Swiss bike maker SCOTT has stepped in as co-title sponsor of the ORICA WorldTour team that’s now known as ORICA-SCOTT. With Australia’s Tour Down Under starting January 14, ORICA-SCOTT racers will ride with the new RC team bike designs the very first time, the SCOTT Foil RC and Addict RC.

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SpeedX launches the new Unicorn of road bikes


They may not exist in the wild, but now there is a unicorn coming to a bike shop near you. Start-up bike maker SpeedX this week unveiled the Unicorn bike, which brings the performance and training benefits of its SpeedX power meter to the bike via a slick piece of integration. Click through to find out more.

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RoadBikeReview’s top 10 most viewed videos of 2016


RoadBikeReview’s top 10 most viewed videos of 2016 featured everything from shifting advice to training tips from Peter Sagan himself.

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Eight Things Cyclists Should Never Do


Whether you’re new to cycling or a seasoned vet, this video from the Global Cycling Network is a must watch. Don’t be that guy and don’t do these eight things. Press play to find out what they are.

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10 Things To Take On Every Bike Ride


Before you head out the door and jump on your bike, these are the 10 things you should make sure you have. They will help you avoid a mechanical disaster, keep you warm, and pay for coffee.

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How To Service Your Road Bike Freehub


Your road bike freehub can wear out or stop working. Here’s a step-by-step guide to fixing three common types and brands.

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Get Fit Fast: 5 Quick Road Bike Workouts


If you intend to set some bike related New Year’s resolutions, then you’re going to need a plan. Check out this video for five tips on how to get fit fast on your road bike.

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Canyon adds road disc models, readies for U.S. launch


Canyon is taking the full plunge into road disc, announcing the expansion of the entire Canyon road range. That means new Aeroad CF SLX, Ultimate CF SLX, Ultimate CF SL, Endurace CF SLX, and Endurace CF SL Disc models.

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Katie Compton’s customised Trek Boone cyclocross bike


Take a look at the undeniable greatest U.S. female cyclocross racer’s bike, Katie Compton’s highly customized Trek Boone. Highlights include a Shimano Dura Ace Di2 drivetrain, full Bontrager carbon cockpit, WickWerks 34×44 chainrings, and Knight carbon wheels wrapped with 33mm Clement MXP tires.

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How To: Cut a road bike steerer tube


Tired of having that extra unwanted steerer protruding above your stem? Make your road bike look pro by cutting the steerer tube. This video has the advice you need whether you have a carbon or aluminum steerer.

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Living the (Jamis) Renegade life


Meet Thomas Turner, Jamis Factory Team racer and Renegade bike owner. But mostly Thomas is regular guy who loves riding — anywhere and everywhere. And as you’ll see in this video, he simply has a great outlook on life and how it should be lived.

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Absoluteblack launches new oval CX chainring


Absoluteblack has released a new 7005 Txxx CNC machined alloy cyclocross chainrings. Designed for use with single front chain ring drivetrains, each CX oval ring is machined with a narrow-wide tooth profile to grip the chain, helping lessen the chance of race wrecking dropped chains.

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Strava data reveals 2016 cycling trends in the U.S.


In 2016, Strava’s community of athletes shared 9.6 activities every second on the social network (up from 5.3 activities per second in 2015) and generated 60,400 years worth of cumulative activity time.

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Upside Rack there when you need it, gone when you don’t


Think you’ve seen it all? Bet you’ve never seen one of these. Meet the Upside Rack, which as it sounds carries you bike upside down on the roof of your car and could be a great antidote for people who hate having a bike rack on their roof full time.

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Mavic announces 2017 road lineup


Mavic’s 2017 road range brings a wide variety of new and updated products, with its most popular road wheels getting wider, helmets and shoes updated and now including women’s options, plus a selection of outerwear and accessories.

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Video: Cross Crusade at Barton Park


The 2016 Cross Crusade recently wrapped up at the always popular, yet somewhat notorious Barton Park venue. Despite the rugged, bleak nature of the landscape, and the heightened challenges of the course, racers love the place.

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VOORMI doubles down on commitment to local economies


In a move that’s both a sign of the times for tradeshows and perhaps an indication of a growing movement toward more local manufacturing, outdoor apparel maker VOORMI has announced a significant expansion of on-site manufacturing capabilities at the company’s hometown headquarters in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: The best presents for cyclists


The most wonderful time of the year is here — and that means it’s holiday shopping season. But instead of battling the flat screen-buying masses at Walmart, turn your attention to the two-wheeled world.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Books for bikers


We learned a long time ago that reading is fundamental — and in this case the emphasis is truly on fun. Here are a half dozen cycling book gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.

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Voters support bike riding, approve $4.7 billion in funding


Not matter your feelings about the outcome of the recent elections, there was some definitively positive news for cyclists. According to two-wheeled advocacy organization PeopleForBikes, voters came out in force to support bike riding.

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New Moots Routt RSL ready for adventure


Incorporating technology such as a 3D printed titanium dropout featuring a flat mount disc brake mount, a 142×12 thru-axle, as well as Moots’ RSL internally butted tube set is designed to ensure a lightweight, stiff, and durable frame.

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Strava brings Beacon safety feature to Garmin devices


Beacon allows Strava users to share their real-time location with select safety contacts, offering peace of mind for them as well as their friends and family. That feature is now available to athletes using select Garmin devices.

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Can you guess these WorldTour rider impersonations?


Peter Sagan’s riding style is unmistakable, but can you guess the other nine riders depicted in this video?

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Video: Cross Crusade at Heron Lakes


Here’s the latest in the River City Cycles Cross Crusade film series, this time coming at you from the Portland International Raceway on the Heron Lakes Course.

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Snēk Cycling introduces new winter caps


Winter cycling season is almost upon us, and that means you’re going to need some warmth-trapping head wear. These two new caps might be the answer.

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Zipp launches ‘game changing’ 454 NSW carbon clincher


Zipp is trying to reinvent the wheel — literally. This week the Indianapolis-based wheel maker that’s owned by SRAM launched its new NSW 454 carbon clincher wheels that are a radical departure from traditional wheel shapes.

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5 Ways To Keep You And Your Bike Safe


Don’t become grill meat. Instead stay safe on the bike and off it with these quick tips.

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Video: Halloween Cross Oregon style


The Cross Crusade cyclocross series began in Portland back in 1993. Over the years it’s hosted events across the region, including popular courses in Bend, Oregon. The Halloween double-race weekend in Bend is now a tradition with intense racing on Saturday, and a just-as-intense-but-costumed-to-the-max racing on Sunday.

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Why Cycles R+ adventure bike first ride review


This bike represents the coalescence of current bike industry trends: 1x set-up, fat tires, new wheel size. But how did it ride?

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5 Essential Winter Training Skills


Cycling through the winter throws up many challenges. Here are five skills you need when the weather gets nasty.

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How to install tubeless cyclocross tires


For racing cyclocross nothing beats the supple feel of tubular tires. But for many amateur riders the hassle of gluing tires — and then being locked into one tread choice — isn’t worth the small performance gains. Enter tubeless set-ups.

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Cross Crusade Video: Hero dirt — and mud soup


The worst storm in 50 years was predicted for the weekend and it put everyone on edge in the days leading up to the races.

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World Road Champs: 10 pictures tell the story


The 2016 UCI World Road Championships wrapped up Sunday in Doha, Qatar, with Slovakian Peter Sagan pulling off a momentous second straight win. That triumph punctuated a big week for bike maker Specialized, which scored nine podium placings, including six golds.

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Best of Interbike 2016


Who knows exactly how many products we see during the three-day Interbike trade show. But some just stand out more than others. Here are 20 of our absolute favorites.

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