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In the news: Effects of doping may outlast length of bans

New studies conducted by Norwegian researchers purport to show that illicit drug users could reap benefits for many years — and maybe even a lifetime — after doping products are administered.

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Launched: Diamondback Serios time trial bike

Just in time for the Ironman World Championship, Diamondback has rolled out a new time trial bike it claims is 33 percent faster than key competitors at +15 degree yaw angle.

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News: Andy Schleck retires from pro cycling

On of pro cycling’s most enigmatic careers has come to an abrupt end. After nine years of up and down results, Andy Schleck announced Thursday that he’s retiring from the sport.

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Zwift combines social video gaming with indoor cycling in new training platform

An online subscription gaming and training platform announced yesterday promises to help break the monotony of indoor cycling workouts and usher users into a world where video game technology, social networking and indoor cycling converge in a “massive multi-player online game” called Zwift.

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Announced: Rapha special edition Davis and Connie jerseys

Rapha has rolled out a host of cool and cold weather apparel pieces, highlighted by two special edition long sleeve jerseys and new pair of cyclocross specific shoes.

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Spotted: Polished SRAM wireless shifting drivetrain

Bissell Development and Optum Pro Cycling teams are racing what looks (and feels) like a highly refined version of SRAM’s yet-to-be-released electronic shifting drivetrain. RoadBikeReview got an exclusive up-close look at the updated system. See it here!

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Video: How the sun is thrashing your face

Video: New edit shows how damaging riding your bike in the sunshine can be to your skin as well as what you can do about it.

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Spotted: Speedplay releases Zero Pavé pedal system

Roughly seven years from the first hint of their existence, Speedplay has finally started shipping its Zero Pavé Pedal System.

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Karma Police: Cop comes to the defense of tailgated cyclist

Video: In a switch from all the swirling conflict between bikes, cars and cops, we find a ray of hope in Skokie, Ill.

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First Look: $2500 Cervélo R2 endurance road bike

New wallet friendly offering utilizes many of same features found in the R3.

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First Look: Jamis Renegade disc-equipped adventure road bike

This past weekend Jamis Bicycles introduced the Renegade, a carbon-fiber, disc brake-equipped adventure road bike geared toward the burgeoning gravel grinding segment. First ride honors went to pro rider Tyler Wren, who placed a solid third in the Crusher in the Tushar, a challenging 84-mile race in Utah that’s held on equal parts paved and […]

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Mavic celebrates 125th anniversary with custom bike project

Check our massive photo gallery of bikes Mavic commissioned from Lynskey, Ritte, Argonaut, Independent Fabrications, Mosaic, and Seven to celebrate their 125th anniversary. This bevy of black and yellow beauties will have you salivating.

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News: Shimano unveils new mounting standard for road disc brakes

Results in a cleaner, integrated construction with the frame, more direct connection to the frame and better alignment.

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Tech: New app indicates proper amount of tire sealant

How much tire sealant do you need? Now there’s an app for that.

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News Update: $85k in stolen Trek bikes now recovered

A trailer containing 36 high-end Trek demo bikes was stolen from behind the Folsom Bike shop in California last week, and later found empty and burning alongside a highway.

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First Look: SRAM’s redesigned Hydro-R rim and disc brakes

SRAM is nearing the end of a very dark tunnel, with news this week that redesigned Hydro-R rim and disc brake systems have begun shipping to consumers.

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Showtime: Red Bull Ride + Style brings racing and stunts to San Francisco

From downtown San Francisco, the Red Bull Ride + Style event provided plenty of fast racing and soaring stunt riding. RoadBikeReview was on hand talking to the athletes and taking photos of all the action.

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News: Lapierre making new push into U.S. bike market

Lapierre’s American brand managers are taking a pragmatic marketing scheme: build innovative, race-ready road bikes and sell them at a wide range of price points.

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News: Culprit debuts budget-friendly disc-equipped alloy racer

Fledgling bike maker Culprit continues to try to make a name for itself, adding this racer-on-a-budget friendly rig for under $2,000.

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Racing: Colorado’s USA Pro Challenge to feature first mountaintop finish

550-mile race to include trips up McClure Pass, Hosier Pass, Kebler Pass and a summit finish at Monarch Mountain Ski Resort near Salida.

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Racing: Tour of California rosters announced

Lots of star power is set to descend on the Golden State for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. Big names include Thor Hushovd, Taylor Phinney, Bradley Wiggins, Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan and Jens Voght. See the full line-up.

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Bicycle Friendly State Rankings: Washington first, California ninth, Alabama last

For the seventh year in a row, Washington continues to lead the US nation, but states such as Utah, Minnesota and California moved up the ranking.

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News: Trek unveils Domane Disc endurance road bike

New rig comes in 4.0 and 6.9 iterations, has post mount disc brakes, and thru-axles front (15mm) and rear (12×142).

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Hot News: Niner reveals carbon ’cross wheels, hints at CX bike

Colorado-based bike maker is jumping head first into the composite hoops market, and has new build kits for its gravel grinder bike.

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Tech: Google self-driving car recognizes cyclist’s gestures

Would you feel safe sharing the street with a robot car? Google says there’s no need to worry.

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