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SRAM RED eTap: How it came to be (video)

Arguably the biggest technological development in recent years, wireless electronic shifting is making the cycling experience easier on the rider — and mechanic.

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Wilier Triestina Zero.6 road bike first look

In celebration of 110 years in the bike building business, Italy’s Wilier Triestina is rolling out the new Zero.6 road bike.

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How much faster are modern bikes?

No doubt the humble bicycle has undergone massive technological change in the last couple decades. But has all that carbon fiber and electronic componentry actually made bikes faster?

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The Return of Marcel Kittel: German set to reclaim top sprinter title

After blowing the doors off the rest of the world’s best sprinter in 2014, Marcel Kittel was one of 2015’s biggest disappointments. But now the German is on a new team and new track.

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ENVE special edition carbon wheelsets rolling out

In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary in the wheel making business, ENVE is releasing a limited number of special edition wheelsets.

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Pactimo Artist Series inspires unique kit creations

Results run gamut from classic to chaotic to just about everything in between.

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Orbea revamps Orca road bike

What makes the new Orbea Orca road bike unique? It starts with shaving weight while maintaining stiffness and ride quality.

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Alchemy unveils Atlas carbon road bike

Engineered for the diverse riding demands of Colorado’s Front Range, the Atlas is an all-rounder designed to attack long flats, technical descents and withering climbs.

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How to lose weight through cycling

Looking to lose a little weight? Look no further than that bike collecting dust in the back of your garage. Get out there and ride and we guarantee the pounds will start melting away.

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Bike vs. Electric Car: What’s greenest way to get to work?

We all know that riding bikes is a great way to stay healthy — and help the environment. But what about a showdown between our beloved two-wheelers and an equally environmentally conscious electric car?

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absoluteBLACK launches Oval road chainrings

U.K.-based absoluteBLACK is already well-known for its mountain bike chainrings. Now starting in spring 2016, a complete suite of road rings is being added to the product portfolio.

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2016 Cyclocross World Championships course preview

This year’s cyclocross rainbow stripes race at Belgium’s well-known Zolder motor racing circuit is 3.2km long with sandy terrain, three climbs, and three man-made flyovers. Here a video and power file preview.

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How To: Install SRAM’s new Red eTap wireless drivetrain

Just as you would expect, SRAM’s new eTap wireless electronic shifting drivetrain is fairly simple to set up. That’s what happens when you do away with all the cables, housing and wires.

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Rudy Project unveils Synform foldable sunglasses

Synform also prescription friendly, allowing a user’s RX script to be digitally surfaced along the backside of the lenses for edge-to-edge coverage.

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Today’s Plan provides training plan for any rider, any event

By working with event promoters, Australian start-up company adds specific events to their database that a rider can then choose as their target event.

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Does crank length matter?

In cycling circles it’s one of the most hotly debated questions. Does crank length really matter — and why? Check out this lab test, which measured both peak power and sustained threshold power with various crank lengths.

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Pro Bike: Michael Rogers Specialized S-Works Tarmac

With the 2016 pro bike racing season about to kick-off with Australia’s Tour Down Under, it’s time to take a look at some of the machines that will be taking to start lines this year.

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Helmet maker Kask getting into sunglasses game

Italian helmet maker Kask is looking to brighten its future with a new line of shades. Following a lengthy design and development period, the company is set to release its first pair of sunglasses at Australia’s upcoming Tour Down Under WorldTour race.

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Chris Horner takes job with Knight Composites

Winner of 2013 Vuelta a España will serve as company’s road brand champion while continuing his pro racing career.

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5 Cycling Legends – Where are they now?

While we don’t often forget their feats of greatness, the memory of pro riders of the past inevitably slips away. Check out this video to catch up with the likes of Hampsten, Berzin, Bartoli, Livingston, and Scanlon.

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Showers Pass launches merino wool lined waterproof sock

We usually don’t get all in a tizzy about socks. But this new offering from the folks at Showers Pass caught our attention. Find out why.

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Suunto revamps Ambit3 Vertical with elevation tracking

High-end gadget maker’s new time keeper on steroids provides a solution for sports enthusiasts when planning and tracking elevation is essential to training and competing in activities such as cycling, skiing and running.

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Combat winter with Rapha Pro Team Shadow jersey, bibs

In the spirit of battling Old Man Winter, UK-based high end apparel maker Rapha has released new racewear for foul weather road cycling. Get the details and pricing.

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Strava users can relive their riding year in animation form

Strava has rolled out a new feature that gives its members the opportunity to relive their sporting 2015 with The Big Adventure, a personalized animated video showcasing their individual Strava stats.

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Strava end of year insights puts California on top

Comprising millions of individual uploaded rides, the data offers unique insight into the habits and behavior of cyclists in the United States.

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