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Peter Sagan VIP Charity Ride in California


The Peter Sagan VIP Charity Ride is coming to Westlake Village, California, November 18-20. One of the greatest talents on two-wheels, one of the most likable personalities in the pro peloton, and the man who is more stylish than anyone in “green” is coming to SoCal for an intimate weekend of cycling, dining, and good times.

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Coros introduces LINX smart cycling helmet


Coros Wearables has launched the LINX, a smart cycling helmet that uses bone conduction technology in lieu of ear buds to let riders safely listen to their music, receive calls, communicate with other bikers and more with full awareness of cars and their immediate surroundings.

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Atomik Carbon expands road line with disc brake models


After making its paved debut with three tubeless-ready carbon clincher wheels with the Aero-U profile, Atomik Carbon now have 38mm and 50mm disc models available.

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How do power meters work?


These handy devices provide real time measurement of the work you are doing on the bike, and they’re exceptionally useful training tools and a great way to pace yourself during long sustained efforts. But how do they actually work?

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SRAM Red eTap HRD drivetrain debuts at Eurobike


Among the biggest announcements at last week’s Eurobike trade show was SRAM’s unveiling of a disc brake version of its Red eTap wireless electronic drivetrain.

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Garneau DreamFactory delivers trifecta of customization


Canadian company earns recognition for its DreamFactory Trilogy Concept, which allows consumers to customize bikes, apparel, and helmet.

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ENVE introduces Smart ENVE System 4.5 AR Disc


New carbon disc wheels are aerodynamically claimed to be optimized for use with wider tires.

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Silca SpeedBalance magnet offsets valve stem weight


Along with taking on the roll of a wheel magnet, the SpeedBalance utilizes four tungsten slugs that allow for custom wheel balancing of up to 10 grams to offset valve stem weight.

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Pivot updates do-it-all Vault dropbar bike


Whether you plan to throw down in gravel events, the local crit series, or at the next cyclocross race, Pivot says its newly updated Vault do-it-all dropbar bike is a great choice.

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Top 5 unwritten rules of professional cycling


In professional cycling there are the rules, and then there are the unwritten rules. We all know that you are not supposed to take EPO or put a motor in your bottom bracket. But it’s also bad form to attack through a feed zone or hold onto a “sticky” bottle for too long.

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Otso Cycles debuts CX-gravel steed, plus-fat hardtail


The crew from Wolf Tooth Components are getting into the bike building business, today launching Otso Cycles. The initial product line will include two bikes.

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How To: Inflate a bicycle tire


Pumping up the tires on your bike is a pretty basic skill. But like any skill, you need someone to show you how to do it the first time. So if you don’t know, don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place.

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Smith adds ChromaPop tech to interchangeable eyewear


The proprietary ChromaPop lenses are claimed to filter light at two specific wavelengths to eliminate color confusion to the brain while providing sharper, easier, and faster visual perception.

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6 best ways to greet a fellow cyclist


Whether overtaking or passing in a different direction, there’s no reason not to acknowledge other cyclists. But what’s the best way to say, hi? The gang from the Global Cycling Network offers these suggestions.

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Video: Team Sky meets mini Team Sky


Sometimes sports can get a little too serious. When that happens it’s often best to see things through the eye’s of a child. We promise this video of Team Sky riders meeting their mini clones will have you cracking up.

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Tour de France Retrospective: The year of the running man


Winner of his third Tour de France, Chris Froome wore the Yellow Jersey in controlling the competition beginning at the Bagnères-de-Luchon stage just until the Champs-Elysées. But the Briton had to deal with a host of new challengers and challenges. Here is a look back at the 2016 Tour de France.

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New Showers Pass Cloudcover waterproof bags


Oregon’s Showers Pass has unveiled a new line of Cloudcover Waterproof Bags designed to withstand the elements and provide unique functionality for year round cyclists.

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WTB expands road bike tire category with the new Exposure


New endurance/gravel tire from WTB comes in 700×30 and 700×34 sizes and is designed to strike a balance between fast pavement riding and all terrain capability.

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The Hot Roman Day When Doping Became Bad, a chapter from Spitting in the Soup


Spitting in the Soup explores how the deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports. The book unwinds the doping culture from the early days, when pills meant progress, and uncovers the complex relationships that underlie elite sports culture.

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Scicon and World Champion Peter Sagan introduce new signature series bike travel bag


New collaboration debuts the The Scicon AeroComfort 2.0 TSA bike bag with Peter Sagan insignia. Crafted not only for World Champions but for the traveling cycling enthusiast as well.

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Dr. Ferrari Was Right, a chapter from Spitting in the Soup


The new book Spitting in the Soup explores how the deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports. It unwinds the doping culture from the early days, when pills meant progress, and uncovers the complex relationships that underlie elite sports culture.

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New Shimano road and triathlon shoes


Shimano has expanded its line of road cycling shoes, adding the new Road Performance line to its already expansive footwear offerings. These new mid-tier priced kicks are designed for the needs of Gran Fondo and sportive riders seeking performance and comfort.

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New Jamis Nova cyclocross and Renegade gravel bikes


Jamis has offered up a sneak peak of what is to come for its model year 2017 bikes, lifting the lid on its revamped cyclocross and gravel-adventure bike line-ups.

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Peter Sagan’s secret training regimen


How did Peter Sagan become the cycling superstar he is? Hard training of course. But maybe not the kind of training when you think about your average pro bike racer.

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Shimano Dura Ace R9100 first ride review


Shimano made wholesale changes to its top-of-the-line Dura-Ace road group. But how do the new components perform on the road?

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Wilier’s new Cento10AIR cheats the wind


Aerodynamics, low weight, and ride quality were the primary design drivers for the new Wilier Cento10AIR aero road bike.

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Saris celebrates 42 years of American manufacturing


In honor of this long weekend’s 4th of July holiday, we wanted to give a shout out to Saris Cycling Group, a manufacturer of bicycle accessories that’s celebrating a long-held commitment to American manufacturing.

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Tour de France: 2016 course preview


The 2016 Tour de France kicks off Saturday, July 2, in Mont-Saint-Michel for a mostly flat 188km run to Utah Beach Sainte Marie-Du-Mont. Click through to see a video preview of the entire 2016 route.

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Video: What makes the Tour de France great


With the start of the 2016 Tour de France upon us, it’s time to recognize La Grande Boucle as a character unto itself. This video looks back on the Tour de France’s history with the most storied mechanic in cycling history, Julian DeVries.

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Tour de France Publicity Caravan: 12km long, 170 vehicles


Bike racing is the obvious main attraction at the Tour de France. But millions of fans also come out to see the spectacle that is the publicity caravan, a 12km long procession of sponsor floats that takes about 35 minutes to pass.

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Tech Tip: How to improve your gear shifting


Nobody likes a slow shifting bike. To keep thing running smooth — and quick — check out these five tips that will speed up your bike’s gear shifting.

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Giant adds disc brakes to TCR road bike lineup


The pro peloton may not be ready for disc brakes, but that’s not stopping the world’s largest bike maker from pushing on with the technology. Giant has rolled out a disc brake version of its popular TCR race bike, along with a new budget priced alloy every-rider bike.

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Look limited edition 795 Aerolight road bike and pedals


It was 30 years ago this coming July that Greg LeMond took the first of his three career Tour de France victories. To celebrate the occasion, French bike maker Look has released a limited edition 30th anniversary 795 Aerolight road bike and KEO Blade 2 pedals.

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Trek expands Domane line, adds Women’s Silque


Following the launch of the Domane SLR earlier this year, Trek’s expanding the bump-absorbing bike to more platforms.

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Road cycling pedals explained


If you’re buying a pair of clipless pedals for the first time, it can be a little confusing. There are a host of options, all with varying features. So which will be best for you and your needs?

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Birzman Maha Apogee II HV floor pump review


The Maha Apogee scores high marks for it’s sleek design, but can it’s quick connect style head hold up to constant use?

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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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