GT Bicycles Grade, Effetto Mariposa, Hiplok, Rolf Prima, Lazer Helmets and Clement Tires. We take a look at the first round of new products from Interbike 2015.
Most people don't realize how critical chains are to speed and total cycling performance. Bicycle chain maintenance is crucial with so many moving parts and very tight specs - as Tom Petrie from from Cantitoe Road explains with the Wippermann chain.
A case study in design and materials spec and certainly expensive, but as we'll explain (in the kind of detail only a true tech geek could love) the Silca SuperPista Ultimate is very likely worth every penny.
As part of Mavic's 2016 global gear launch, I was invited for some serious riding in the Rockies to review the all new Ksyrium Pro Allroad Disc Wheels, Yksion Elite Allroad Tires, and kitted up in the Kysrium Pro Jersey & Bibshorts. The longest grovel ride of my life and some extreme weather set the stage...
As beautiful as the various new bikes on display at Eurobike were there was also literally thousands of new products to distract visitors too; wheels, helmets, accessories and more. Today we look at some of the ones that stood out at the 2015 Eurobike from BBB, Ritchey, Reynolds, Topeak, Fuji and Fabric.
Bikes, bikes and more bikes. Eurobike is the biggest bike show in the world and today we look at some of the best and brightest machines on display from Germany with new models from LOOK, Canyon, DeRosa & Nevi plus a host of WorldTour bikes direct from the peloton.
New groupsets, lights, gadgets, clothing, bikes - Eurobike is certainly THE place to be to see all the latest and greatest from the bike industry. Today we have a look at new gear from Castelli, Sram, Rudy Project, Cycliq, Rotor & Shimano.
In Wednesday's first-look from Eurobike we caught up with some great time trial rigs from LOOK & Cipollini as well as a couple of other roadies but today is just about cool, 2016 road bikes spotted at the show. Eddy Merckx, Bianchi, Festka and HiLite.
The first day at Eurobike'15 is done and dusted in Germany and before he could even pick up a famous German beer and relax our man in Friedrichshafen filed this report with some of the coolest new gear at the show on display from Cipollini, American Classic, LOOK and Konstructive.
Louis Garneau started making cycling apparel after a long and successful career on the bike. That depth of knowledge and experience put a priority on feel and function and has guided the brand for the past 32 years. That focus helped create what is easily their best effort to date in helmets with the new Course…
American Classic's Carbon 40 Clincher wheelset is a full carbon wheelset that is designed as the perfect blend of aerodynamics, responsiveness and light weight with all the conveniences of a standard tire and tube setup. After a solid three months of training and racing on them, the verdict is in - are they as good as they sound?
It's a full sized road bike designed for easy travel, but it's an impressive performer that could easily become a daily ride. It's built to perform at levels most of us will love, delivering a level of comfort to take on the longest epic, with handling and speed to keep you in the hunt at your local club race.
Lazer have been knocking out protection gear for 96 years. They sharpen the existing Blade a little, keep the form factor similar to their top line lid (the Z1) and do it all for a dollar less than the number of years in business.
Italy’s Scapin Custom Carbon Ivor has been put through the paces and the results are very good. Refined finish work, a clean and easy build up with tube shapes and detail that push the boundaries of what a lot of people expect in “hand-made custom carbon”, all offered with a Lifetime Warranty from a company with decades in the business.
Canada has seen a lot of great bike companies emerge over the past two decades, from small builders through to some of the best-known names in the sport. Add to this list the Aquila marquee, based out of Toronto. We took their brand-new Equipe-R for an extended riding and racing test, and found a bike that is light, responsive, and balanced.
Very few have the cycling helmet knowledge to rival Giro. Already known for high safety and performance levels, Giro have partnered with MIPS to add some slippery, concussion mitigating tech to the new Savant.
Park Tool has been the industry standard for bike tools and stands for a very long time and for a darn good reason. You’re hard pressed to hit a shop without their stuff doing the daily duties. Their PRS-25 Team Issue stand is an impossible combination of shop-worthy clamp and great stability with the unlikely sidekick of light weight portability…
Today's GearBreak focuses on a couple of proucts from Italian companies Sportful clothing and Scicon bags. Two products from each of these specialist manufacturer's extensive ranges were put through the PEZ test: Sportful's Super Total Comfort Bibshorts & AC Vuelta socks and Scicon's Hippo 550 Saddle bag and their endurance rider special's, Phone Frame Bag.
Polar was the pioneer in portable heart rate monitors, and their systems have kept improving through the years. Their new V800 is the perfect storm of function, design, software, and usability. I spent the past three months using it intensively, and it is not coming off my wrist any time soon.
SRAM 1X11 road, Xentis New wide Wheels, Nuun Plus, Scott Bicycles CX and Pro Tec, Recon Jet, TRP’s Di2 Lever conversion and Disc fork, Zipp 30 wheels, Scapin Anouk, Bellwether Clothing, Giro Helmet, Selle Italia. Gear from the 2015 Sea Otter Classic: