Team Sky to become Team Ineos from 1 May
Sky and 21st Century Fox confirm sale agreed to petrochemicals giant; first race will be Tour de Yorkshire
Bontrager claims WaveCel helmets set new standards in safety
Four model range features "groundbreaking tech" designed to deal with angled impacts
Ineos steps in to save Team Sky
British chemical company Ineos confirms it will sponsor Team Sky, effective May 1, 2019, ending uncertainty and speculation. Read the full article at Ineos steps in to save Team Sky on VeloNews.com .
Confirmed: Ineos completes purchase of Team Sky
Joe Robinson 19 Mar 2019 Team will change name before Tour de Yorkshire in May Team Sky have confirmed their sale to major British chemical company Ineos with the team set to become known as Team Ineos as of 1st May. It was no secret that Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe was in advanced talks over the purchase of the WorldTour team, although it comes as some surprise that Sky will leave its post as main sponsor before the end of the season. In a statement released by the team today, it said 'Sky and 21st Century Fox have agreed the sale of Team Sky to Ineos. Ineos will become the sole owners of Tour Racing Limited (the team’s holding company) from 1 May this year and will continue to fund the current team in full, honouring all existing commitments to riders, staff and partners,' 'The launch of Team ...
Bontrager claims WaveCel technology is biggest change to helmet safety in 30 years
Bontrager’s new WaveCel helmet technology claims to massively reduce the risk of concussion in cycling crashes. The brand says its collapsible layer makes a helmet as much as 48 times more effective in preventing concussion than the same helmet without it. Best road bike helmets of 2019 Best road bikes 2019: how to choose the right one for you "Nearly 99 times out of 100, WaveCel prevents concussions" WaveCel was developed by two head injury experts, then integrated into Bontrager helmets during a four-year partnership with the brand and Trek’s product development teams. The result is a honeycomb layer within WaveCel-equipped helmets that sits inside a more classic outer shell. The WaveCel layer is designed to “flex, crumple and glide” in the event of an angled impact, dissipating the force of a crash in three stages as the cellular structure of the liner collapses, working “like a crumple zone that ...
Bontrager launches new safety technology WaveCel into helmet range
Sam Challis 19 Mar 2019 The unique structure replaces part of the EPS shell and claims to protect against rotational impact forces better than MIPS Today Bontrager, the apparel and components arm of bike manufacturer Trek, has announced an exclusive partnership with WaveCel, the makers of a unique polymer structure the claims to protect against the forces experienced in a crash better than any other safety technology currently on the cycling market. Bontrager claims the new technology is 48-times more effective at preventing concussion in common cycling accidents than standard EPS foam, and even outperforms the well-regarded MIPS slip-plane technology in direct comparative testing. The material was developed by Dr Steve Madey and Dr Michael Bottlang, who have collaborated for the past 25 years and pioneered advances in fracture care, thoracic and pelvic trauma, and head injury prevention. Image 4 of 8 Image 4 of 8 The creation of Bontrager ...
Ewan confident he can match Viviani, Gaviria at Milano-Sanremo
Sprinter Caleb Ewan's sole focus is Milano-Sanremo, and his new team Lotto-Soudal is dedicated to backing him in "La Primavera." Read the full article at Ewan confident he can match Viviani, Gaviria at Milano-Sanremo on VeloNews.com .
This ultimate n+1 bike could be yours for just $10
The Pubesmobile was unveiled this weekend at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), and it truly stole the show. The bike is the height of ridiculousness and knowingly pokes fun at the industry as a whole, while also being a fully functional (and, so we’ve heard, fun to ride) bike. For those of you not in the know, BicyclePubes was, up until recently, an internet enigma (sadly now revealed). His left-field satirical commentary on the bike industry gained him a huge following on Instagram thanks to his hilarious observations, crude drawings and sometimes uncannily accurate predictions. He teamed up with Petor Georgallou from Dear Susan (of Grayson Perry fame) to create a bike, and held a competition to decide what shape it would take. With no holds barred, the Pubesmobile became a fun challenge to make the wildest possible ideas a reality. And lo, this crazy bike was born. ...
Trek and Bontrager unveil WaveCel brain-saving helmet technology
Trek recently created quite a stir with a rather hype-heavy social media campaign that teased “Cycling’s most important change in 30 years.” As expected, wild speculation ensued, including from our own Dave Rome. Was it a new frame technology? Some sort of crazy bike? Something e-related? As it turns out, Trek’s big news is a … The post Trek and Bontrager unveil WaveCel brain-saving helmet technology appeared first on CyclingTips .
Bontrager says new helmet material 48 times better at preventing concussions
A team of doctors develop a new material called WaveCel, which looks like Koroyd but functions in a different way, according to Bontrager. Read the full article at Bontrager says new helmet material 48 times better at preventing concussions on VeloNews.com .
Technical FAQ: 12-speed gearing options; cassette compatibility; anticoagulants
Have a question for Lennard? Please email us to be included in Technical FAQ. Dear Lennard, With my age and market basket of chronic conditions, I have gravitated to longer and longer gearing on my road bike. For now, it’s a Force 1, 42 x 11-36 11-speed. I can get an insignificantly easier gear with a 46 […] Read the full article at Technical FAQ: 12-speed gearing options; cassette compatibility; anticoagulants on VeloNews.com .
Yamaha launch the Wabash gravel e-bike
Fully designed and developed in-house by Yamaha, the new bike blends the two fastest-growing bike trends, namely e-bikes and gravel, into one impressive package...
Santa Cruz Megatower first ride review
Santa Cruz's Megatower is an aggressive-sounding name for an aggressive-riding bike. It’s clearly a reference to the brand’s Hightower platform, which also sports 29-inch wheels and has thus far been the race bike of choice for Santa Cruz’s EWS racers, Iago Garay and Mark Scott. But really, the new bike is better thought of as a 29er version of the Nomad. Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you Santa Cruz Bronson CC X01+ Reserve review When Santa Cruz launched the Nomad version 4 back in 2017 , many of us were wondering why, with the Santa Cruz Syndicate already racing 29er downhill bikes, the Nomad wasn’t available as a 29er. EWS racers underlined our point by largely choosing to race on an over-shocked version of the Hightower. These bikes then evolved into the Hightower LT, which uses a longer stroke shock and a different swing arm ...
Belgian cyclist killed as riders "sent wrong way" during race
Stef Loos, 19, was one of three riders involved in collision with van at “unsecured” crossroads
Campaigners to form ‘people protected bike lane’ on Old Street in protest at lack of action by Islington Council, with safety improvements not due until late 2021
Three cyclists have lost a leg after being crushed by trucks in the last five years
Bont Riot Buckle
Comfortable, stiff, heat mouldable and just £99 – there's lots to love here 8/10
Hilly start to 2020 Tour de France
The 2020 Tour de France will get off to a hilly start with two stages around Nice, organizers said on Monday.
Cafe bike security and the best pocket locks reviewed
You’re riding somewhere new and far from home. You know you’ll be stopping for a coffee, lunch or afternoon beverage, but not sure whether you’ll be able to keep eyes on your bike. What do you do? Traditional bike locks are simply too bulky and awkward to carry, and there’s no space on your frame … The post Cafe bike security and the best pocket locks reviewed appeared first on CyclingTips .
First Look: Zipp 303 Firecrest carbon clincher tubeless wheels
The 303 Firecrest wheels are designed to take on gravel's toughest races — which is what we will be doing in 2019. Read the full article at First Look: Zipp 303 Firecrest carbon clincher tubeless wheels on VeloNews.com .