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Four of pro cycling’s most dangerous descents


Riders on the WorldTour descend for thousands of miles each racing season. Most of the time these dashes downhill don’t get a second thought. But there are times when caution is indeed the better part of valor. Here are four of pro cycling’s most dangerous descents.

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Caleb Ewan: The next great WorldTour sprinter?


Caleb Ewan is only 21 but has already made a name for himself as one of the biggest talents among the younger generation of top road sprinters. Find out about his views on racing, training, and life in this wide ranging interview.

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Video: Bottom bracket standards explained


The notion of standards in the cycling world has reached comical status. Whether it’s mountain bike wheel sizes, hub widths, road bike brakes, or bottom brackets, the only thing that is standard is consumer confusion.

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BMC launches Roadmachine endurance bike line


Composites advances in BMC’s Tuned Compliance Concept and Angle Compliance technologies are claimed to make the disc brake-equipped Roadmachine a new take on the endurance category.

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5 cyclists killed, 4 injured when truck crashes into group


Tragic news out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. According to a report on WZZM13.com, five cyclists were killed and four others seriously injured when they were struck by a pickup truck Tuesday evening.

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Endura launches new affordable sunglasses


Endura is expanding its optics range with the new Char and Snapper II models and fresh color additions to the Mullet line-up. These glasses boast an array of tech features, including light-reactive lenses, anti-fog finishes, and hydrophobic coatings.

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Gallery: Vincenzo Nibali’s pink Specialized Tarmac


Italian Vincenzo Nibali executed a stunning comeback that saw him go from a distant fourth place to the top of the general classification standings. On Sunday, the home country hero rolled triumphantly into Torino as winner of the 99th Giro d’Italia. Underneath the Astana team captain was this stunning pink hued Specialized Tarmac.

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The 99th Giro d’Italia from “A” to “Z”


The 2016 Giro d’Italia is in the books and it was one for the ages, with Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in grand tour racing history. Here is an A-to-Z look at this year’s race.

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Atomik Carbon rolls out premium road wheels


High-end carbon-fiber component manufacturer Atomik Carbon is hitting the pavement with a line of premium road wheels.

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Strava introduces live segments for iPhone and Android


Live segments offer real-time audio cues and visuals of an athlete’s current effort on a segment, along with their personal record, and proximity to the person at the top of the leaderboard.

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CycleOps unveils Hammer smart trainer


The notion of what is an indoor trainer and what it can do is ever evolving. Once simple machines, the new generation of training devices are literally becoming smarter and smarter. The new CycleOps Hammer is no exception.

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AbsoluteBlack launches budget friendly oval rings


The new elliptical chainrings share all the same features and functionality with the U.K.-based company’s premium line, but have less machining, which makes them both easier to clean and less expensive.

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Roadies vs. Mountain Bikers: Who can do a better wheelie?


Two videos, one goal: Find out who can do a better wheelie — roadies or mountain bikers? The answer would seem obvious (the fat tire riders of course), but it’s still pretty entertaining to see them face off.

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How to make your road bike last longer


Bikes can be expensive to replace. Maximize your bike’s lifespan with these tips.

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Brompton World Championship storm Sea Otter Classic


The famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca swapped leathers and superbikes for suit jackets and folding bikes, as it played host to the Brompton World Championship.

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Challenge Team Edition S cyclocross tubulars revamped


Working in conjunction with its stable of sponsored elite athletes, Challenge has developed a new Team Edition S tubular tire line.

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Moots releases Vamoots RSL limited edition road bike


In honor of its 35th anniversary, Moots Cycles has unveiled the Vamoots RSL limited edition road. Only 50 of these specially painted road bikes will be built by the Colorado-based expert in all things titanium.

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Amazing on-bike video footage goes inside Paris-Roubaix


There is nothing in sport that quite measures up to the chaos and carnage that is Paris-Roubaix. And outside of riding the race yourself, there’s no better way to understand the madness then to go along for a virtual ride.

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Top 10 most incredible cycling world records


From the highest bunny-hop to the longest wheelie, here are the top 10 most unbelievable feats achieved on two wheels.

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Saris offering bike rack trade-in at Sea Otter Classic


Wisconsin-based bike rack maker Saris is offering a trade-in deal at the upcoming Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, from April 14-17.

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Tom Boonen talks Hell of the North


Last year, injury slowed Belgian great Tom Boonen. But the legendary classics specialist is back in fighting form and this weekend will be chasing his fifth Paris-Roubaix title on the rough cobblestones of Northern France. Press play to find out what motivates Boonen.

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Top 10 most powerful people in cycling


When it comes to bike racing there are two kinds of power, the kind displayed out on the open road and the kind of power exerted behind the scenes. Here are cycling’s 10 most powerful backroom dealers.

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Omata debuts analog GPS speedometer for bikes


Modern technology meets classic design in this unique take on the handlebar-mounted GPS speedometer that just launched on Kickstarter.

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New Trek Domane SLR features adjustable rear decoupler


Building on what is already the company’s most popular road bike platform, Trek has unveiled the new Domane SLR with an adjustable IsoSpeed rear decoupler that allows fine tuning for terrain and a rider’s vertical compliance preference.

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Top 5 weirdest road bikes of all time


Bike design has always been a bastion of creativity, some of it contemporary, some downright crazy. These five off-the-wall two-wheeled creations fall squarely in the coocoo camp.

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Polar Bottle launches ZipStream self-sealing cap


After extensive testing on the trails and roads surrounding its Boulder, Colorado, offices, Polar Bottle has unveiled its brand new ZipStream self-sealing cap.

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Shimano expands hydraulic disc brake offerings


The new Tiagra shift/brake lever is designed to be ergonomically pleasing for multiple hand sizes.

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Brooks celebrates 150th anniversary with beautiful bikes


Brooks England is celebrating its 150th anniversary by enlisting some of the world’s best bike builders to create various interpretations of a “Brooks Bicycle.”

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Snēk Cycling Vital Case carries phone, cash and tools


Kickstarter is often an incubator for interesting new cycling-related products. Count the new Snēk Cycling Vital Case in that category.

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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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