Latest Road Videos


Putting rim brake-equipped carbon clinchers to the test


While you can make an argument that rim brakes should be completely done away with, there are still many cyclists who haven’t (and likely won’t) make that switch. Unfortunately carbon rims and rim brakes don’t always go well together.

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Tubeless tire do’s and don’ts


Road tubeless tires and wheels are becoming increasingly popular, but they’re still not perfect. Here are some tips to avoid the most common set-up pitfalls.

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Should you use chamois cream?


To cream… Or not to cream? It’s a question many cyclists ask. But what’s the right answer? Here’s some advice, as well as a little historical perspective.

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Toughest cyclists in the history of pro bike racing — part 2


Cycling is a sport defined by men who can suffer more than mere mortals. But even among the select group of hard men, there are those who simply stand above the rest.

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4 toughest cyclists in the history of pro bike racing


Cycling is a sport defined by men who can suffer more than mere mortals. But even among the select group of hard men, there are those who simply stand above the rest.

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Carbon vs. Aluminum: Which handlebars are strongest?


For years, riders have preferred aluminum bars to carbon, as they believed carbon bars had the potential to fail. But how often does this actually happen? Are carbon bars actually stronger than aluminum?

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What’s the best stem length for you?


When road cyclists think about stem length, they tend to only take into account the effect it has on their position on the bike. But do different stem lengths change the handling of your road bike, too?

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Cheap Bike vs. Super Bike: What’s the difference?


How much difference is there between a Canyon superbike with the latest Shimano Dura Ace groupset, and a bike bought from eBay for a few hundred bucks?

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How to buy the best bike for you


What bike should you buy? This video takes you through the key differences between bikes and explains the things that you should be looking out for when you make this important purchase.

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Video: Top Five Cycling Tantrums


There is a reason cyclists ride bikes and don’t spend time in the MMA octagon or boxing in Vegas. Check out this video to see what we mean.

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DT Swiss factory tour


Come along for a tour of DT Swiss world HQ in Switzerland. Inside you’ll get an up-close look at how spokes are made and how their highly-regarded wheels are tested and built.

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Video shows 74-year-old driver punch cyclist in face


The latest incident of a cyclist being targeted with violence by a motorist comes from Asheville, North Carolina. In this video an unnamed rider gets sucker punched in the face by a 74-year-old driver.

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Shimano Ultegra R8000 first ride review


On paper, Shimano’s recently launched Ultegra R8000 drivetrain has all the functionality of the higher priced Dura Ace road group. But how does it actually perform in the real world?

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Mechanic error causes catastrophic crash


A simple mistake caused this pro racers handlebars to slip at 40 mph, which sent him sliding face first down wet asphalt.

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Blackburn Design Water Cycle film project unveiled


Inspired by the 71% of the planet covered by water, Blackburn Design created Water Cycle, a new film project. River is being released today as the first chapter and can be viewed here.

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6 tips for safer descending on your bike


Descending on a road bike is one of cycling’s greatest joys. But it can also be dangerous if done incorrectly. Here’s a six important tips to remember when going downhill fast.

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Bike thief foiled by vigilant cyclist


It can take less than 20 seconds for someone to steal your bike. If you love it, lock it up.

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How (and when) to change gears on your road bike


If you’re new to cycling, then shifting gears and gear selection can be confusing. There’s a lot to think about and it’s easy to get it wrong — or just not shift at all. If that sounds familiar, watch this video.

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How to train like a professional cyclist


Training methods and styles have changed massively in the last few years. To learn more about how the pros get into shape and stay race ready, check out this video.

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Video: Exploring Los Angeles by bike


In the final chapter of the Rapha rides films, artist and graphic designer Geoff McFetridge articulates in a way only he can, the many textures and layers of the city of Los Angeles.

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Disconnect To Reconnect: Topeak BikePacking Series


Living in today’s world there are countless temptations in the rat race that lead to higher levels of anxiety and stress. Let’s step back for a moment, pack some essentials and get on a bike for a bikepacking trip.

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5 Tips To Climb Faster Without Being Fitter


Climbing is hard, but rewarding. The best way to get faster going up? Train more of course. But there are also some ways to increase you VAM without being more fit.

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Cross / Roads with Kerry Werner and the Major Jake


Training rides don’t have to suck.

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Rider backflips over WorldTour peloton on road bike


We’ve seen mountain bikers gap a pro road race before, but not like this. Can you say back flip on a road bike?

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Are disc brakes faster than rim brakes?


In the last few years, we’ve heard lots of talk about the advantages of disc brakes on road bikes. Better modulation, safer in the wet, and so on. But will they make you any faster?

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