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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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6 bike repair mistakes every cyclist can avoid


Seized seatposts, saddle height woes, rounded bolt heads, missing internal cables, stuck pedals, parts in the wrong order, and trouble removing your back wheel. All of these are completely avoidable bike maintenance mistakes.

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New Trek Émonda even lighter than before


Trek has released a new generation of its ultralight Émonda road bike line, shaving 50 grams from the previous SLR models. The new Émonda SLR frame slims down to a svelte 640 grams — and also now comes in a disc version.

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Lazer Bullet aero road helmet released


The Bullet was designed to give the rider every aerodynamic advantage without sacrificing comfort or style.

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Video: The other Alberto Contador


Most of us know Alberto Contador as the multi-time grand tour champion. But off the bike, the Spanish cycling superstar is dedicated to creating better opportunities for kids. And he’s making a big difference. This is how.

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Testing Mavic’s road tubeless wheels and tires


Road tubeless tires have been around for a while, but have yet to become widely adopted. Mavic is hoping to change that with the recent release of a complete line of UST tubeless wheels and tires.

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Chris Froome eyes fourth Tour de France title


With the start of the 2017 Tour de France just days away, Chris Froome is once again the favorite to take the final yellow jersey in Paris. If the British Team Sky rider can pull it off it will be his fourth overall title.

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Road Bike vs Mountain Bike: Which Is Harder?


While not particularly scientific, this video has some fun with the age-old debate of which is harder road cycling or riding a mountain bike.

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Video: Exploring Seattle by bike


Check out the latest Rapha Rides film, this time coming from the great northwest city of Seattle.

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Mavic unveils complete line of tubeless wheels


French company launching complete line of road UST wheels that includes both carbon and aluminum models of Comete, Cosmic, Ksyrium, and Allroad models.

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Hutchinson rolls out ElevenSTORM


Hutchinson has rolled out a new tire compound called ElevenSTORM that it is billing as a true game changer. It’s being utilized on three models that are designed to handle race day, all around riding, and wet conditions.

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Pirelli launches PZero Velo tire line


This new line-up of road tires will include three options — road race, time trial, and all-season.

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Video: What is the grupetto?


The grupetto is a group of riders that forms at the rear of a race, either because they’ve been dropped or have simply done their job for the team that day. Watch this video to learn more.

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Niner BSB cyclocross bike unveiled


Niner has announced release of a new BSB (blood, sweat, beer) cyclocross bike with a SRAM Rival drivetrain and $3800 price tag.

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Cervélo R Series race bikes revised


Emphasis placed on comfort, fit, and handling/stability, while not overlooking stiffness, weight and aero benchmarks, too.

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9 incredible roads you need to ride


Best thing about riding bikes? Getting an unfiltered view of the beautiful world around us. Here and nine roads that should not be missed.

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New Shimano Ultegra R8000 drivetrain and components


Employing the latest tech from its Dura-Ace R9100 road components Shimano’s just released Ultegra R8000 series is claimed to deliver refined rider ergonomics, increased shifting performance, and confident control.

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Drafting on your bike explained


Want to go faster longer on your bike? Then it’s time to learn the finer points of drafting. Drafting is one of the key components of cycling and on average saves around 30% of your energy.

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Bauke Mollema’s Trek Émonda


Here’s a look at the lightweight climbing machine as it was ridden by perennial GC contender Bauke Molema at the Giro d’Italia.

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Ride On For Red Nose Day raises $225,000


Ride On For Red Nose day consisted of two four-day rides, each one roughly 400 miles: One on the West Coast going from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas, and one on the East Coast from Boston to New York.

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Does riding in an aero position uphill make you faster?


Does being aerodynamic going uphill make you faster? Check out this video to find out.

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Video: Exploring New York City by bike


Check out the latest Rapha Rides film, this time coming from New York City.

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Tom Dumoulin’s Giant TCR Advanced SL


Will this bike be draped in pink at the end of the Giro d’Italia?

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Win a Tubeless Ready Carbon Wheelset by Irwin Cycling


Enter to win a tubeless ready carbon wheelset from Irwin Cycling! Value of $1600!

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HBO’s Tour de Pharmacy parodies drug use in cycling


HBO’s new mockumentary, Tour de Pharmacy, parodies the rampant drug abuse and larger than life personalities at the upper echelons of the sport.

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Rapha 2017 women’s clothing range launched


Rapha has expanded its women’s range, with new 2017 products for racing, training and long-distance riding.

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Trek-Segafredo using Flare R tailight during Giro TT stages


To raise awareness of the measures cyclists can take to increase visibility to motorists, Trek-Segafredo riders will compete in the Giro d’Italia’s time trial stages with Bontrager Flare R taillights affixed to their bikes.

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New road and mountain kit from Pactimo


Never overly fancy or pretentious, Pactimo kit just works well. Here’s a gallery of a few of their new and updated pieces for road and mountain.

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Pirelli launching PZero Velo tire line


Famed tire maker Pirelli is returning to cycling with a range of high performance tires designed for road bikes. The line will be on the market starting in September.

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Video: Cruising the streets of San Francisco


Check out the latest Rapha Rides film where a trio of riders show us San Francisco from their perspective.

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Wilier Triestina limited edition Ramato Cento10AIR


The 110-year-old Italian bicycle manufacturer is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Giro d’Italia with a custom painted edition of their Cento10AIR aero road bike.

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Video: The inspiring perspective of Connie Carpenter


An Olympian and former national champion, Connie Carpenter’s sporting history is remarkable. See Boulder from her perspective in the first of the new Rapha Rides films.

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