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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    The Scott Foil aero road bike was one of the most successful race machines in 2017. We all know who were the most successful riders and teams were in 2017. But what about the bikes? Our friends at the Global Cycling Network have come up with a points system to work out which race machines won...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    This lightweight climbing machine helped Molema finish seventh overall at a wildly exciting 2017 Giro d'Italia. Rumors are flying that Trek is about to release a newly updated version of its popular Emonda lightweight race bike. Expect to hear more on that soon. But in the meantime, here's a...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    With synchronized shifting functionality, the new Shimano Di2 system can be set up to control both derailleurs with just one shift lever. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com This coming weekend, Tom Boonen will get to race in front of home country fans in one of the...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    Stems in millimeter increments? Now that's pro. We're pretty lucky as cyclists. Unlike in motorsports and most other pro-level pursuits, we can buy most of the exact same gear the pros ride. Of course there are some exceptions. Here then are five pieces of equipment that only Chris Froome and...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Claimed bike weight is a not-so-svelte 17.5 pounds. Marcel Kittel was one of the first professional cyclists to win a road race on a disc brake equipped bike, grabbing glory at last month's Dubai Tour on a Specialized Venge ViAS Disc. But things got weird in the ensuing days when Kittel was...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Some pro athletes get cars or motorcycles when they retire. Tom Boonen got this very special bike. Photo by ©BrakeThrough Media When you race your bike for 15 years, win a record-tying four Paris-Roubaix titles, three Tour of Flanders crowns, plus a handful of Tour de France stages and one...
  7. Cyclocross
    Jonathan Page and his customized Fuji Altamira. Jonathan Page spent the majority of his career racing in Europe, going bar to bar with the world's best cyclocross racers. For much of that time, he was the lone American competitor based in Europe full time. Today, Page remains the only U.S. male...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    The victor and his spoils (click to enlarge). Last Friday and Saturday, Italian Vincenzo Nibali executed a stunning comeback that saw him go from a distant fourth place to the top of the general classification standings. On Sunday, the home country hero rolled triumphantly into Torino as winner...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Nibali (Astana) headed to victory in Risoul. Photo by ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI In what was the one of the most dramatic grand tour stages you'll ever see, Italian Vincenzo Nibali clawed his way back into contention at the Giro d'Italia on Friday, thanks in part to an untimely crash by deposed race...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    The Big Red S has bikes under three WorldTour teams this year, Tinkoff (pictured), Astana and Etixx‐Quick‐Step. With the 2016 pro bike racing season about to kick-off with Australia's Tour Down Under, it's time to take a look at some of the machines that will be taking to start lines this year...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Peter Sagan's beautiful custom 2016 Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS (click to enlarge). Photo by Brakethrough Media (@brakethrough_Media) Peter Sagan always turns heads. The reigning world champion and Tinkoff team leader is among the sport's most popular riders, blending amazing technical...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Lizzie Armitstead captures the world road cycling championship in Richmond, Virginia (click to enlarge). Photo courtesy Specialized Pro racer Lizzie Armitstead wrapped up her 2015 season in style, winning the the UCI World Cup in Plouay, France, and the world championship title in Richmond...
  13. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    The frame is a Specialized S-Works Tarmac size 56cm (click to enlarge). With one perfectly timed late-race attack, Peter Sagan reaffirmed his place among cycling's elite, winning the 2015 UCI men's world championship elite road race title. The flamboyant Slovakian will spend at least the next...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    Cav is using the unique handlebar/stem combo where the a negative 17‐degree stem provides better aerodynamic profile, but the bars have a positive 25mm rise (click to enlarge). Photo by Brakethrough Media It's still not clear why Mark Cavendish was swapping back and forth between his old and...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized claims that when paired with the new Roval CLX64 wheels, and its new aero shoes, skinsuit and helmet, this bike can save you over 5 minutes 40km (click to enlarge). Arguably the most talked about bike leading up to this year's Tour de France is Specialized's new S-Works Venge ViAS...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    Claimed frame weight, a wispy 750 grams. Low weight and enhanced aerodynamics are the marquee features of the brand new Merida Scultura, which is being ridden by the Lampre-Merida WorldTour team at the ongoing Giro d'Italia. Merida says that the previous generation was light and stiff, but had...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    The U.S. Trek Factory Racing team's riders will choose from the Madone, Domane and Emonda. With the 2015 WorldTour race season well underway, it's time to take a look at the bikes and gear that will propel the fastest men on two wheels as they roar across the roads of Europe and beyond. Some...
  18. General Cycling Discussion
    The Slovakian (left) is among the world's best bike handlers. After spending the last several years aboard various race steeds from Cannondale, Slovakian superstar Peter Sagan has made the jump to a new team (Tinkoff-Saxo) and new bikes (Specialized). Here we have Specialized's aero roadster...
  19. General Cycling Discussion
    A profile of Rui Costa's Merida Reacto Evo. The bike is black with rainbow stripes, unlike Costa's rule-breaking white shorts. His bike is equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2, FSA bars and stem, Rotor cranks and chainrings, and Fulcrum Racing Speed wheels...
  20. Cyclocross
    Allen stripped down what was a geared Foundry Harrow not too long before his National Championship ride to win the Singlespeed National Championship on his first try. © Cyclocross Magazine Editor's Note: This article is from our mud-loving friends at Cyclocross Magazine and originally appeared...
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