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    With winter approaching, Ibis enduro racer Robin Walner is slowly making the transition from high-alpine riding to gravel shredding. Of course, his idea of a gravel ride is a little different than most. You can't take the enduro out of an enduro racer! Photo by niklaswallnerphoto      
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    It's gearing up to be another event-packed gravel season as more and more cyclists trade skinny tires and tarmac for knobby tires to take them beyond the pavement. For several years, former World Tour super-domestique Ted King has made gravel his focus. Along the way, King has learned some...
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    Does how you position your feet speed you up - or slow you down? Cyclists are always in search of free speed, those extra watts that don't come with a carbon-wheel price tag. So does pedal stance have an effect on aerodynamics? Could a simple adjustment in foot positioning get you to the...
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    Meet the luckiest man on the face of the earth... Talk about lucky to be alive… Check out this insane video from a railroad track security camera in the Netherlands. Not sure what this guy was smoking, but he somehow missed the passenger train speeding his way at Mach 1 when he decided to...
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    Lights such as these from Bontrager can make you much safer on the road. Using bike lights during dark hours is a no-brainer. But should you be running them during the daytime too? Recent studies suggest there could be a benefit. Check out this video from the Global Cycling Network to learn...
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    Varying from their auntie's sweets to having a conjoined twin, our friend's at the Global Cycling Network have compiled their list of the worst seven doping excuses we've heard from professional cyclists over the years. These were all real excuses used by the pros for failing a drugs test...
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    The cycling world has embraced road riding off-road. In case you missed it, this gravel riding thing is taking off. From gravel specific bikes, components, and apparel, to all manner of gravel cycling events, the cycling world is all in on a little dirty drop bar fun. So what gravel events...
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    The team boasts 10 individual washing machines and an expanding kitchen truck. Yeah, we know it's Tour de France time and this video was shot at the Giro d'Italia. But that doesn't change the fact of how impressive the Team Sky automobile fleet is. Indeed, it's stunning just how many vehicles a...
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    Alex Dowsett and a number of other pro bike racers weigh in on this interesting debate. Minimum bike weights? Reducing transfer times? Maximum stage lengths? The sock length rule? Earlier this season at the Giro d'Italia, our friends at the Global Cycling Network asked pro riders which UCI...
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    What does FTP really tell you? In this video from our friends at the Global Cycling Network, they've brought in Professor Louis Passfield to find out whether functional threshold power, or FTP, is actually relevant in determining your fitness. Does your FTP only tell you how strong you are for...
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    Can you get aero without an aero bike? The obvious answer is yes - just get lower and tuck your elbows in. But what ways can you actually make your bike faster? That's what the crew from the Global Cycling Network wanted to find out in the wind tunnel - with the help of a cardboard box, tape and...
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    It's an unfortunate fact of riding a bike: No matter how fit you are, you won't be the strongest rider on every group ride you do. But that doesn't mean you have to get shot out the back of the pack. Here are some tips from our friends at the Global Cycling Network to help you keep up with...
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    We all want to go faster on our bike, and there are any number of ways to go about doing that. Have you thought about how much the air pressure can affect your speed? Or how to use your gears to get the most efficient chainline? By themselves these neat little tricks won't turn you from zero to...
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    The Global Cycling Network was invited to POC HQ in snowy Sweden to learn more about their history and developments that they're bringing to the cycling world. The visit was timed with the recent launch of the new Ventral road cycling helmet. From skiing and MTB, POC has moved into road cycling...
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    We all know about Mount Ventoux and the Stelvio, but how about some lesser known rides that should be on your bucket list. In this episode of GCN's Rides to Do Before You Die, they travel to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, which is an African archipelago that's part of Spain. This dreamy...
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    Almost every cyclist wants to go faster at some point. Your average speed is a pretty good measure of your ability, and thus a great way to measure your improving fitness. So how do you increase that all important number? Our friends from the Global Cycling Network are here with some great...
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    Admit it, you probably know a few riders that fit into one of these categories. From the moaner, to the sit on sprinter, there are certain types of cyclists we've all met. Some of you might even be one these types of riders. Press play to see the Global Cycling Network's take on the Moaner, the...
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    Having splayed knees or elbows is not a pro look. There are lots of bad habits that are easy to pick up, and that will stop you from looking pro on your bike. Bobbing, bouncing, knees out, and elbows out are just a few. But there are a simple ways to combat these common cycling problems. Check...
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    Cycling fans can begin plotting their roadside viewing points along the 2018 Amgen Tour of California route, announced this week by AEG, owner and presenter of the 13th annual race. America's premier pro rood race will cover 645 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines during seven stages from...
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    Micro-intervals are a great (albeit painful) way to improve your VO2 max. Improving your VO2 max is a surefire way to improve your performance on the bike. Unfortunately, increasing it involves some old fashioned hard work. Thankfully the gang from the Global Cycling Network is here to help...
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