When the Readers' Rigs column first came to life back in 2012 it was PEZ fan, Todd from California who first applied with his then favorite Parlee bike. Since then we've published more than 60 bikes from PEZ fans all around the world and Todd has managed to buy almost 20 different bikes in that time too! In his current stable he has a Cervélo S5, an R5 and a BMC SLR01. Let's check in with Todd for his thoughts on his current rigs.
Claudia Morandini, with her trademark smile and grit, will be pedalling alongside RPM in 2017. Born in Trentino in 1982 and raised in Val di Fiemme, Claudia Morandini will be one of the new brand ambassadors that have been chosen by RPM.
The Sufferfest, creator of the world’s most comprehensive indoor cycling app and training videos for individual and group use, announced today their premiere sponsorship with the Homestretch Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Tucson, Ariz., that provides free housing and training support for female cyclists, helping to relieve the financial burden that many athletes face.
Since 2009, State Bicycle Co. has provided riders with visually appealing bikes with value that can't be found anywhere else. We started with the 4130 Core-Line and continued to build upon the quality throughout the years until we had what we believe to be the best bike one can find for under $500.
Just like in summer, bib shots are an essential element in cyclists’ clothing in winter, too. It is especially in winter, when the temperature drops, that it is even more important to keep muscles warm, dry and protected in order to insure optimal performance.
Rider Interview: It has been a year since PEZ spoke to Wanty-Groupe Gobert's Mark McNally. As the Belgian team were having their 2017 presentation in Spain last week, our man Alastair Hamilton had a catch up with the man from Liverpool to hear about his 2016.
Jan 19, 2017 - Catch up with the Tour Down Under - Reports, results, quotes and video action. Top Story is the possible loss of Putte-Kappellen. Other cycling news: Wild Cards for the Giro and Classics, Canadian team for cyclocross Worlds, surgery for Devriendt, no team for Paolini, Doull has appendix operation, training with Bahrain-Merida, new riders for Caja Rural and birthday celebrations for Chaves. Loads of EUROTRASH to get through!
Vuelta First Look: The Vuelta a España has the reputation for serving up a hard menu and this year is no different. Mountain stages, summit finishes, a long individual time trial and l'Angliru, could it be much worse? Yes, they could forego the five flat stages. Ed Hood ran his expert Grand Tour eye over the Vuelta '17 route to give us his 'first look' impressions.
Lowdown: If you are a cyclist there is a very good chance that you love a cup of coffee and, for sure, you love to meet up with your ride pals in the cafe to dissect the recent race/sportive/training ride. Lee Rodgers looks at the wonderful bean, the roasted dark liquid that gets us out on the bike... or just out of bed in the morning.
Every year my training remains fairly similar in terms of types of training and also how it is periodized. Not this year. This winter, I am resolving to try something quite different for me, namely altering my training blocks by concentrating the bulk of the hard efforts at the start of each block.
After their training camp (9-12 January) at the Hotel Castelmartini, located on the slopes of San Baronto, in Tuscany, Team Willier Triestina - Selle Italia went to the Veneto region to visit their sponsors, do some photo shoots and prepare for their presentation on January 14th in Rossano Veneto.
Thunderbolt Sportswear - www.thunderboltsportswear.com - Introduces new modernized style or their original Mark II jeans, now offering improved comfort and a tailored fit.
Retro Interview: You could say Jens Lehmann was unlucky to have been competing in the pursuit event at a time when there were many top riders fighting for rainbow jerseys and Olympic gold medals. Ekimov, Boardman, Obree, Bartko, Moreau and Ermenault were all dominant in those years, but take a look at the palmarès of Jens Lehmann and you can see he battled them all. Ed Hood caught up with Jens for some Retro talk.
Jan 16, 2017 - The 2017 season is under way with Caleb Ewan winning the People Choice criterium. Results and video from Australia and cross from Italy. TOP STORY is the Vuelta a España route details. Other cycling news: Tour Down Under, UAE to San Juan, Quick-Step presentation, Martin extends and Smith arrives at Wanty-Groupe Gobert, Trek-Segafredo kit, James Shaw looks forward and video of the Sunweb team training. 2017 is ON!
Wanty – Groupe Gobert presented its new outfit for the 2017 season during the media day organized this Friday in Benidorm (Spain).
Only 100km west of Morocco, Gran Canaria is often overlooked in favour of its big brother Tenerife, but dig a little deeper and you soon discover an island of diversity, wonder and pure magnificence. From golden sand dunes and endless beaches in the south to a complete diversity of landscapes, vegetation, intricate roads and breath taking views across the island.
The Park Tool PRS-22 Team Issue model stand designed for Pro Tour mechanics to work on all of the different kinds of frames without the risk of clamping down on seat posts and frame tubes that have grown both more complex in shape and more fragile with thinner walled carbon.
Vuelta Look Back: The 2017 Vuelta a España will climb the mythical slope of the Alto de l’Angliru on the penultimate stage 20 on Saturday, September 9th, 120 kilometers after the start in Corvera. Our Grand Tour expert, Ed Hood, was on l'Angliru back in 2008 - we relive his day on the monstrously steep Asturian climb.
Not even two months old yet, today's rig is a Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc that has already had a number of upgrades performed and has also well and truly convinced its Californian owner, Nick of the advantages of owning a disc braked road machine.
Registration is open for the 24th annual Paris to Ancaster Bike Race (P2A), taking place on Sunday, April 30th, 2017. This unique race is popular with all levels of cyclists. It's a technical challenge for the professionals, yet still accessible for recreational cyclists to come out and see what they're made of.