Month: March 2021

Carbon-Ti has been machining lightweight bolt-on thru-axles for a decade now, with their latest evolution X-Lock Evo Thru Axle more refined than ever. Lower profile, lighter weight, more secure tightening, more sizes to fit almost any disc brake road/gravel/mountain bike, plus more colors to choose from… all that, and they even get lower pricing than
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Roadside:  I’ve been fortunate to see the Tour of Flanders in person and ride the famed Belgian cobbled bergs on more than one occasion ’ and as we plod into a 2nd year of locked down travel, a look back at happier times might serve as a look ahead to what’s coming when travel opens
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Intend is the kind of mountain bike component workshop where everything they create just makes you want to ride your bike harder, and the return of their machined alloy Rocksteady cranks is no different. Developed & manufactured entirely in Germany, the gravity-ready aluminum Rocksteady crankset could be the perfect upgrade for enduro or all-mountain riders
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Race Report: After a tough, wind-swept 250 kilometres, Wout van Aert won the 2021 Gent-Wevelgem. The leader of the Jumbo-Visma team started the day as top favourite and did not disappoint. He won the sprint from a leading group of seven riders who had been off the front for most of the day. Italians took
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Judging from the spate of videos on YouTube and perhaps related to the explosive growth in interest in gravel riding, endurance riding has become A Thing. While Paris-Brest-Paris is probably le grandpére of endurance riding contests, in the modern era The Race Across America began the trend towards ultra-marathon bike rides, with various supported and
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A new Shimano XT 12-speed derailleur and two new XTR & Deore cranksets sound like a huge development. But in fact, it’s more about iterative updates that offer more Shimano drivetrain options for mountain bikers looking for their perfectly dialed mountain bike setup… Shimano adds new XT derailleur, XTR & Deore crankset sizing options new
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Pain Caves of the Pandemic: After our first ’Pain Cave’ contribution from our literary editor, Leslie Reissner, we now have out first ’Readers’ Pain Cave’ from Doug Rusho. And what a palace, enough to make you very jealous. What is your set up?Bike(s):Specialized Crux, converted to a 2 * 11, with a jury rigged grip
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British cycling clothing maker Albion adds another incredibly lightweight and packable way to keep adventurous riders warm with their new Ultralight Insulated Jacket ’ plus a minimalist companion backpack. Judiciously using super-light materials, including the breathable recycled insulation, Albion have created a EU-made jacket that could be perfect for cyclists tight on space but who
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Ex-Rider Interview: Phil Gaimon had a full career before hanging up his WorldTour wheels, but since then he has hardly stopped for a breath. As an ex-pro he fills his time book writing, social media and… riding his bike. Ed Hood caught up with Phil to hear how life is treating him. Gaimon in the
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