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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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Rotor Uno hydraulic groupset for road set to launch


All the sudden the road groupset arena is getting very crowded. The space heretofore dominated by Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo is about to add another player. Read on to find out more about the new offering from Rotor.

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How To: Align your saddle and handlebars


Do you hate it when your handlebars and saddle are not perfectly in alignment? Us, too. So how do you assure that everything lines up properly? Check out this video from the Global Cycling Network, which includes two easy-to-apply methods.

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Spotted: Prototype FSA electronic shifting groupset


Rumors of a full road drivetrain from FSA have been swirling for years, but now it appears the Italian/Taiwanese component maker is finally close to transforming talk into reality.

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