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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    The Chapter2 Tere frame has claimed weight of 1015 grams. What is it Chapter2 is a new company started by Mike Pryde out of New Zealand. Previously Pryde was responsible for launching the bicycle product line for the Neil Pryde group (his father's namesake). Neil Pryde is based in Hong Kong...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized's flagship race bike now comes in a disc brake-equipped version. As the WorldTour pro peloton eases ever deeper into disc brake use (just as most consumers did a while ago), it comes as no surprise that Specialized's flagship race bike is now available with rotors, too. Indeed, the...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    The 2018 Scott Foil Disc debuted at the Eurobike trade show. By taking the rim brake Foil and changing the fork and rear triangle, the 2018 Foil Disc was born. Scott claims that adding disc brakes would cause a 3-watt drag penalty. To compensate for solutions had to be found...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    Disc brakes typically allow you brake later in tight turns. 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? The gang from the Global Cycling Network decided to...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Canyon is expected to start selling its bikes in the U.S. in spring of 2017. How to apply disc brake technology to the road has been a topic of heated discussion the last few years. Various standards have come and gone while riders have debated the positive and negative impacts of disc brakes...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    In a series of side-by-side tests, disc brakes were the obvious winner (click to enlarge). There's arguably no more polarizing subject in road cycling technology right now than the use of disc brakes. Some riders absolutely love them. Others loathe the idea as unnecessary and even dangerous...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    If the brake starts feeling spongy at the lever, it's probably time for a brake bleed (click to enlarge). Disc brakes are gaining increasing traction in the road bike world. But chances are at least some of you have little or no experience with their operation or maintenance. Here's a rundown...
  8. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    The pro peloton remains one of the last holdouts to technology that's been the norm in the mountain bike world for years (click to enlarge). It's been several years since disc brakes emerged as a viable way to slow down road bikes. It was roughly 2013 when we first saw the cycling industry...
  9. Gravel Bikes
    There's just one bike in the new line-up for now (click to enlarge). Until now Scott's Addict platform catered to riders seeking light frame weight and efficient performance. Indeed, it's one of the best all around road bikes we've ridden in the last couple years, thanks to a solid mix of low...
  10. Components, Wrenching
    Testing was done at Specialized's in-house facility in Morgan Hill, California. Granted, Specialized has more than a little skin in the game when it comes to making the "disc brakes for road bikes" argument. Four of California bike maker's most popular models - the Tarmac, Roubaix, Diverge and...
  11. Cyclocross
    Turns out not everyone is all in on disc brakes for cyclocross. While all three men on the final podium of last weekend's Boulder Cup were using rotors to slow down, the top woman, Trek's Katie Compton, opted for traditional cantilever brakes. After the race Compton told RoadBikeReview she...
  12. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    Stages: 123456789101112131415161718192021 Don't expect change to come right away, but we do see a day when the pro peloton will be populated with disc brake-equipped road bikes. Photo by Graham Watson Consider this hypothetical situation: It's the waning moments of a critical mountain stage...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    Shimano has announced a new mounting standard for road disc brakes called flat mount. This new option was developed in cooperation with leading road bike brands as a dedicated "on road" solution, and allows bike manufacturers to move away from the mountain bike technology and looks that have...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    The new Ridley Fenix disc, coming to a bike shop near you in the fall. More and more, disc equipped road bikes are like opinions, everybody has one. And if they don't, they probably will soon. Count Ridley among the most recent converts. After adding rotor braking to some of it popular...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    SRAM's redesigned Hydro-R rim and disc brakes have begun shipping this week. Component maker 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 effected by a worldwide recall that began late last...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    Update (Apr. 15): Yet another video update from SRAM president Stan Day on the company's on-going hydro road disc and rim brake recall and replacement effort has arrived in our inbox. Day says that production of new model year 2015 brakes will commence in late April, and that consumers who opted...
  17. Cyclocross
    The TRP Brakes' post-recall dual piston Spyre now has two adjustable pads, and clearer adjustment instructions. The confusing Torx hole to hide the 3mm hex adjustment bolt is gone. - Frost Bike 2014. © Cyclocross Magazine Editor's Note: This article is from our mud-loving friends at Cyclocross...
  18. Cyclocross
    2014 Specialized CruX Elite EVO Rival Disc, MSRP $3,200. Back in the late 1990s, Specialized was a true value leader. It was tough to find more bike for the money than a Specialized, particularly the Stumpjumper and S-Works line of mountain bikes. Over the past few years, though, Specialized...
  19. Cyclocross
    TRP Brakes HY-RD cable-actuated hydraulic disc brake. © Cyclocross Magazine Editor's Note: This article is from our mud-loving friends at Cyclocross Magazine and originally appeared on cxmagazine.com. Visit them for your daily cyclocross fix. One of our readers asked, "If I switch to disc...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    Marin Bikes has been around since 1986 building many great bikes. Based in the birthplace of mountain biking, Marin's road and cross bikes should not be over looked. They are using a tube-to-tube construction on their high end road line that includes the cyclocross Cortina line and their long...
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