Parts Reviews and News


Inside look at Campagnolo’s new MyCampy app

The latest innovation from Campagnolo is its new MyCampy app, which allows EPS v3 electronic drivetrain users to customize shift button function, shift patterns, and log mileage to help with maintenance.

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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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Rotor Uno hydraulic shifting drivetrain examined

Rotor claims its oil-filled system comes in 10 grams less than a cable-actuated SRAM Red set-up, and 400 grams lighter than Shimano’s Dura Ace Di2.

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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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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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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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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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Specialized and HED announce development partnership

Specialized will also license HED’s patent on rim shape, which describes how to increase stall angles (and thereby reduce drag) via rim width and shape.

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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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Winter Survival Guide: Choosing and caring for components

Staying on the bike in winter takes commitment. You have to want it to brave chilling temperatures, soul-freezing wind, and/or buckets of rain. Besides being on top of the mental game by maintaining enthusiasm, your equipment has got to be up to the task also.

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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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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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Wolf Tooth adds 38t, 40t, and 42t elliptical rings to line-up

New offerings machined in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from hard-wearing 7075-T6 aluminum, and take advantage of Wolf Tooth’s patent-pending Drop-Stop tooth profile for improved chain retention and mud shedding.

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2016 Pinarello Dogma F8w spec’d with SRAM Red eTap

Italian bike maker Pinarello is first to unveil a 2016 model spec’d with SRAM’s new eTap wireless electronic shifting system.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For serious bike commuters

If you know someone who regularly bikes to work, commutes to the gym, or pedals to the coffee shop, then the following assortment of goodies will make the perfect holiday gifts.

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Will Chris King’s T47 end creaky bottom brackets?

Before you roll your eyes at the prospect of another cycling industry “standard” hear this one out. The folks at Chris King and Argonaut Cycles have taken aim at one of the sport’s most troublesome annoyances and seem to have come up with a pretty solid solution.

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Wolf Tooth Drop-Stop one-by chainrings for Shimano

In the increasingly crowded space of specialty replacement chainrings, Wolf Tooth Components is now offering its Drop-Stop 1x for Shimano Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105, and Tiagra cranks with Shimano’s asymmetric 4x110mm bolt pattern.

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Speedplay Zero and Ultra Light Action Pedals get walkable cleats

Speedplay is bringing added choice to its line-up of road pedals. The San Diego-based company is set to provide consumers the option of walkable or standard cleats when buying its Zero or Ultra Light Action pedal systems.

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ENVE unveils lightweight carbon hub and climbing wheel

Utah’s ENVE Composites has a pair of new high end offerings, including a carbon road hub that won a Eurobike Design and Innovation award and the company’s first ever tubeless ready carbon clincher wheel.

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Interbike 2015: WickWerks 53/34 chanrings offer best of both worlds

Get the easy spinning of a compact little ring with the power of a traditional big ring.

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Interbike 2015: Saris launches new power meters, GPS, racks and more

The parent company of CycleOps, PowerTap, and Saris Racks is celebrating its 25th anniversary, launching a slew of new products.

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How To: Replace a bicycle chain

Whether you bust it on the road or trail, or if it simply wears out and needs to be replaced, knowing how to change a chain is an important skill every cyclist should have. Watch and learn.

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New PRO road wheels, bars, stems and seatpost

Shimano will always be best known for its drivetrains. But the Japanese cycling giant has also built a considerable presence in the component arena with its PRO line. That line-up expanded once again at the recently wrapped Eurobike trade show.

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SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset finally debuts

After an extended development and testing period, SRAM has finally launched its new wireless electronic groupset for road bikes called Red eTap. Shifters and derailleurs communicate with each other via SRAM’s own encryption system.

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