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Crushing a carbon frame in a trash compactor

What happens to a bike frame when it’s damaged and the customer opts for a new replacement frame? Check out this video from Art’s Cyclery, where in order to get credit for the old frame, the damaged one must be destroyed.

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Being Peter Sagan: World champ talks life, love, classics

In the new documentary web series “I am Specialized”, Big Red S film makers were granted intimate access to the daily routines and lives of some of the world’s top professional road racers while leading up to the most critical races of their 2016 seasons.

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SRAM recalls Zipp 88 Hubs, some Zipp QRs

Component maker SRAM has issued recalls for wheels featuring the Zipp 88v6, 88v7, or 88v8 aluminum front hub, and some Zipp quick releases.

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Most interesting new products from Taipei Cycle Show

With the heart of another cycling season coming on quickly, it’s time to take a look at some of the new gear that will help shape the year to come.

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Mark Cavendish’s top 5 sprinting tips

Whether you’re dashing toward the finish of a local criterium race or just trying to beat your buddies past the town line sign, you’ll need to have a good sprint. And who better to learn from than one of the best.

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Fezzari introduces $399 Simbi city bike

Features include an alloy frame with horizontal dropouts and split stay design for belt drive compatibility, mounts for front and rear racks, and a CNC machined alloy chainring to ensure a snug fit with the belt drive system.

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Trek opens School of Certified Service

In a sign of the times where bike shops must be more than just retail outlets, Trek has opened its new School of Certified Service.

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Kinetic offers unlimited in-app The Sufferfest streaming

The Sufferfest streaming subscription from Kinetic provides unlimited access to 28 training videos that target key objectives such as speed, climbing, and time trialing.

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Rotor reveals dual-sided 2INpower power meter

New 2INpower power meter measures power individually in each leg to provide data about balance and power output in part to illustrate where improvements can be made to pedaling performance.

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Riding a bike with a hidden motor

Hidden motors are big news in cycling. We now know that they have been used in at least one race and we suspect that they offer a huge advantage to those riders who use them.

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WTB Riddler 700c tires grow to 37mm and 45mm

New wider Riddler tires feature a fast rolling tread pattern consisting of a supportive, tightly spaced centerline to minimize rolling resistance, and tall outer knobs provide traction while cornering.

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Shimano launches new SORA R3000 and METREA U5000

Shimano has launched a pair of new groupsets, one with premium road technologies trickled down its line, and one for improved city riding.

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Get faster quicker with these five cycling training hacks

Generally speaking there are no shortcuts to becoming a better cyclist. If you want to go faster you need to put time in the saddle. Of course there are exceptions to every rule. Here are five clever training hacks.

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Foundry launches Flyover Ti cross bike, updates Overland

The Flyover is a Ti cyclocross bike features modular internal cable routing and abundant mud clearance, and has a 65mm bottom bracket drop that helps balance pedaling clearance and handling.

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WTB launches 650x47mm Horizon Road Plus tire

New rubber will make its official coming out at the upcoming North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento, California, on bikes from Hunter and Soulcraft.

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Rapha launches new affordable Core collection

For the first time, the U.K.-based high-end road cycling apparel maker is targeting a more budget-conscious consumer. Check out the complete line.

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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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