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Rob Ainsley welcomes Islabikes’ Icons range designed for older riders

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Tao Geoghegan Hart abandons Giro d'Italia after crash

Tao Geoghegan Hart abandons Giro d'Italia after crash

Joe Robinson 24 May 2019 Geoghegan Hart second British talent after James Knox to abandon Giro in past 24 hours Tao Geoghegan Hart has been forced to abandon the Giro d'Italia on Stage 13 following a crash on the descent of the Colle de Lys. The younger Team Ineos rider had been involved in an early stage breakaway of 29 riders with the likes of Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) and teammate Eddie Dunbar when he, unfortunately, came off his bike. The 24-year-old was pictured with his head in his hands by the roadside distraught that he had crashed and was facing abandonment from the race. Team Ineos then tweeted to confirm Geoghegan Hart had officially abandoned and was off to hospital to assess his injuries. Sadly we can confirm that @taogeoghegan has been forced to abandon the #Giro after a crash. He is OK and our Team Doctor is with him. ...

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SRAM launches Troy Lee Designs collaboration and updated downhill groupsets

SRAM X01 GX TLD

Launch Gallery SRAM ‘s X01 DH crankset now features the company’s DUB bottom bracket standard, as well as new graphics for 2019 SRAM This is what SRAM X01 DH and GX DH is made for. Flat out gravity riding and competition SRAM Truvativ Descendent Troy Lee Designs collaboration handlebars are available in aluminium (pictured) or carbon SRAM The Troy Lee Designs collaboration handlebars have 20 or 25mm rise options and 31.8 or 35mm clamping SRAM Two colourways are available on the TLD Truvativ collaboration crankset SRAM Troy Lee Designs and Truvativ got together to produce some unique crankset patterns SRAM SRAM is adding emphasis to its downhill components ranges with updates to the top-end X01 DH groupset and the affordable GX DH groupset. Meanwhile, a new collaboration with Troy Lee Designs brings extra bling to SRAM’s Descendant cranks and handlebars. Mountain bike groupsets: everything you need to know SRAM’s new ...

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Marin’s 2019 range spans hardcore commuter to gnarly enduro racer

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Marin launches new bikes with old names: Team Marin hardtail, an updated Nicasio gravel bike and the Alpine Trail 8, a hardcore all-mountain shredder

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Trek releases new “down-country” Top Fuel for 2020

Originally intended as a pure-bred racing steed, Trek’s Top Fuel has been a cross-country racer’s bike since its inception. For 2020, though, the Top Fuel is perhaps best described as the love child between Trek’s Fuel EX trail bike and the company’s Procaliber hardtail, offering the typical XC rider a little more capability. With a … The post Trek releases new “down-country” Top Fuel for 2020 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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New Rockshox Pike Ultimate, BMC SLR01, Whisky No.9 fork and… a car?

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This week's best new bikes and gear

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CrankTank Offers One More Brand Position at Impact Sun Valley Media Summit

SUN VALLEY, Idaho—CrankTank will be hosting their second annual Impact Sun Valley media camp June 20-23 in Idaho. Impact is a series of events providing brands and media the opportunity to interact one-on-one to introduce new products and technology as well as build relationships. With top media like GCN, Bicycling, Teton Gravity Research, Dirt Rag, Singletrack World, Pinkbike and more, it's an excellent event to showcase new products on the amazing trail network of Sun Valley. CrankTank reports they still have one brand slot open for the event. Brands who sign up have the opportunity to lead rides with licensed guides from Western Spirit or choose a lift-served mountain bike experience on Sun Valley's flow trails as well as host presentations, and photo and video shoots with attending media. This year, Impact Sun Valley aligns with Outerbike Sun Valley as well as NICA's annual Conference and People for Bike's Draft ...

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Silca Viaggio travel pump review: Works well, but too big and too heavy

I spend a lot of time traveling with a bike, and I’ve grown pretty adept at paring down my assortment of tools, spares, and accessories to the bare essentials. After all, many airlines charge a small fortune if your travel case is even a smidgeon overweight, and a failure to keep your grams in check … The post Silca Viaggio travel pump review: Works well, but too big and too heavy appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Giro Stage 13: Magical Nivolet

Pinerolo - Ceresole Reale 195 km Praise be to all the Gods above, we have finally reached the Alps and the decisive part of the Giro. Pinerolo was a teaser and although we got quite a bit of early action this is the real stuff. And we get an introduction to two entirely new climbs in the Giro as well, Pian del Lupo and the Colle del Nivolet. THE COURSE We stay in the area close to France, bypassing Turin before we turn into the valley heading west to Ceresole Reale, the little village named as the finish but which is in reality just the starting point of the final 12 kms of the climb to Lago Serrù. On the way we pass two quite serious climbs, the Colle del Lys and the Pian del Lupo. I’m not going to go on too much about Colle del Nivolet since Will ...

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Pivot Cycles Mach 4 SL first-ride review: Full XC race machine

Pivot Cycles has been on a bit of a roll lately, what with the Trail 429, Switchblade, Firebird 29, and Phoenix all receiving healthy doses of positive media and user reviews, plus healthy sales to match. But there’s been one category where the brand has been feeling a little off-the-back in recent years: cross-country. Pivot … The post Pivot Cycles Mach 4 SL first-ride review: Full XC race machine appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Pivot’s 2019 Mach 4 SL is an Olympic-level XC beast

Pivot Mach 4 SL 29er MTB

A flat-out cross-country racer and singletrack blasting weapon

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Shimano S-Phyre XC9 vs Specialized S-Works Recon off-road shoe review

Shimano S-Phyre XC9 vs Specialized S-Works Recon SPD shoes

A battle of the Big S’. While these two mega-companies typically work closely together, they’re direct competitors when it comes to footwear. And with both companies recently launching new premium performance off-road shoes pitched at cross country, cyclocross and gravel racers, it was time to pit the two against one another. Both Shimano’s S-Phyre XC901 … The post Shimano S-Phyre XC9 vs Specialized S-Works Recon off-road shoe review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Meet Sergio Higuita, the Colombian who finished second in his WorldTour debut

It was no surprise to see an EF Education First rider climbing through the mist in a tight battle with wunderkind Tadej Pogacar (UAE-Team Emirates) on Mt. Baldy last Friday. After all, EF’s Tejay van Garderen started the day leading the Amgen Tour of California, with former Tour de France runner-up Rigoberto Urán in the … The post Meet Sergio Higuita, the Colombian who finished second in his WorldTour debut appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Cyclist magazine issue 88: on sale now!

Cyclist magazine 22 May 2019 In the July 2019 issue: The Giro's savage climb, Swiss ride vintage-style, QuickStep's secret weapon Photography: Juan Trujillo Andrades [1], Benedict Campbell [2], Alex Duffill [3], Geoff Waugh [4] The Grossglockner Alpine High Road has it all: punishing gradients, high-altitude summit, great views, tunnels... it even throws in a section of cobbles for good measure. In the latest issue of Cyclist magazine, we head for the Central Eastern Alps south of Salzburg to put ourselves against Austria's highest paved mountain pass. The Mortirolo in Italy, meanwhile, may not be as long or take you quite as high, but more than makes up for that in difficulty. We get a closer look at a climb whose very name strikes fear into the hearts of even the toughest pros. Our July issue also sees the debut of an entirely new section focused on training, packed with valuable ...

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Cyclist magazine issue 88: on sale now!

Cyclist magazine 22 May 2019 In the July 2019 issue: The Giro's savage climb, Swiss ride vintage-style, QuickStep's secret weapon Photography: Juan Trujillo Andrades [1], Benedict Campbell [2], Alex Duffill [3], Geoff Waugh [4] The Grossglockner Alpine High Road has it all: punishing gradients, high-altitude summit, great views, tunnels... it even throws in a section of cobbles for good measure. In the latest issue of Cyclist magazine, we head for the Central Eastern Alps south of Salzburg to put ourselves against Austria's highest paved mountain pass. The Mortirolo in Italy, meanwhile, may not be as long or take you quite as high, but more than makes up for that in difficulty. We get a closer look at a climb whose very name strikes fear into the hearts of even the toughest pros. Our July issue also sees the debut of an entirely new section focused on training, packed with valuable ...

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The strange Giro jersey that Thomas De Gendt won without even trying

Few men in world cycling have claimed more jerseys than Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal). Sprint classifications, king of the mountain classifications, combativity prizes, even the odd leader’s jersey — The Belgian has been handsomely rewarded for his aggressive and entertaining racing. But on stage 10 of the 2019 Giro d’Italia De Gendt won perhaps … The post The strange Giro jersey that Thomas De Gendt won without even trying appeared first on CyclingTips .

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We Rode All Day, by Gareth Cartman

We Rode All Day, by Gareth Cartman

Title: We Rode All Day Author: Gareth Cartman Publisher: Gareth Cartman Year: 2019 Pages: 230 Order: WeRodeAllDay.cc What it is: A cycling novel, telling a story of the 1919 Tour de France, through the voices of riders and organisers Strengths: It’s an imaginative approach to the subject Weaknesses: As with all historical novels, its interpretation of history is open to debate La Vie au Grand Air (BnF) The 1919 Tour de France, as seen by readers of ‘La Vie au Grand Air’ What passes through your mind when you’re riding? If you’re any good ... nothing. So opens Gareth Cartman’s novel We Rode All Day , which offers a version of how the 1919 Tour came to be won by Firmin Lambot and lost by Eugène Christophe. Unlike Dave Thomas’s The Great Loop and David Coventry’s The Invisible Mile – which took the history of the 1911 and 1928 Tours ...

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Women Shred festival celebrates women in mountain biking

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Pro riders, world champs and every day riders descended on the inaugural women's MTB festival in the USA

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Finsterwald flies to Grand Junction Off-Road victory

Finsterwald flies to Grand Junction Off-Road victory

On a hot streak after winning his first marathon mountain bike national championship, Russell Finsterwald takes an emphatic win in the most technical race in the Epic Rides series. Read the full article at Finsterwald flies to Grand Junction Off-Road victory on VeloNews.com .

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Power Analysis: 20-year-old Pogacar sets a new record on Mt. Baldy

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It seems the winner of the Amgen Tour of California gets younger and younger every year. This year we were treated to the youngest-ever overall winner of a UCI WorldTour race – 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar. Just like Mathieu van der Poel at Amstel Gold, Pogacar posted all his California race days on Strava, including power … The post Power Analysis: 20-year-old Pogacar sets a new record on Mt. Baldy appeared first on CyclingTips .

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