Bontrager claims WaveCel technology is biggest change to helmet safety in 30 years

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 .

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Technical FAQ: 12-speed gearing options; cassette compatibility; anticoagulants

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 .

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Yamaha launches gravel e-bike

CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is now delivering its new adventure gravel e-bike, called the Wabash. The Wabash is a Class 1 e-bike designed and developed from frame to motor by Yamaha. "The gravel category is growing because of the performance and versatility built into these bikes, and Yamaha really keyed in on these areas for the new Wabash," said Drew Engelmann, Yamaha's Power Assist Bicycle group sales and marketing manager. "The Wabash is fun to ride, and it's made for adventures right out of the garage no matter the terrain." The aluminum-framed Wabash has flared drop handlebars for stability, confidence and versatility on roads and trails. It's spec'd with a SRAM Apex 1x11 drivetrain with SRAM X-Sync chainring, Maxxis Speed Terrane tires and SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes. It has dropper seat post compatibility, including dedicated external mounts and option for internal routing. It has 12mm ...

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Video highlights: Ronde van Drenthe Women’s WorldTour

Video highlights: Ronde van Drenthe Women’s WorldTour

Winds rip apart Ronde van Drenthe peloton, leaving three riders to battle for the win in the second stop on the Women's WorldTour. Read the full article at Video highlights: Ronde van Drenthe Women’s WorldTour on VeloNews.com .

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Yamaha Wabash Gravel Adventure E-Bike Launch and First Ride Review

Yamaha Wabash Gravel Adventure E-Bike Launch and First Ride Review

We got a sneak peak ride in on Yamaha's all-new Wabash gravel adventure electric bicycle. Here's our first-ride impressions and all the launch specs and info you need to know.

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Fast Forward Wheels and Extra UK have agreed on the distribution of FFWD in the UK

For more than ten years, a team of passionate cyclists based out of their head office in Zwolle, the Netherlands, work daily on creating and building the world's best wheels. FFWD's knowledge and experience is purely focussed on wheels, creating a full range of high-end carbon wheels for all cycling disciplines, whether that be road, track, cyclocross or triathlon. By being part of professional teams like Direct Energie (Niki Terpstra) and Arkea-Samsic (Andre Greipel, Warren Barguil), FFWD can count on the highest quality feedback to further develop the products, to ensure they consistently deliver the best performing wheels on the market. "The UK is a strong cycling market which asks for a strong distribution partner. We are confident that Extra UK is the right partner for us to bring the FFWD story to the UK dealers!" says FFWD sales manager Edwin Koopmans. Mark Greshon, head of brands at Extra UK ...

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Evenepoel to resume racing at Nokere Koerse and Bredene Koksijde Classic

Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Remco Evenepoel will reunite with Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates at Nokere Koerse and Bredene Koksijde Classic on Wednesday and Friday in Belgium. Despite crashing out of the UAE Tour in February, the 19-year-old has otherwise had a strong start to his debut season with Deceuninck-QuickStep in his two opening stage races, and the team's management is eager to see how he performs in the one-day Classics. Deceuninck-QuickStep have already won four of the opening Classics; Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, Le Samyn and Strade Bianche, among their total of 16 victories so far this season. At Nokere Koerse, Evenepoel will join the team's sprinter Alvaro Hodeg, who won a stage at the Colombia Tour, Rémi Cavagna, Iljo Keisse, Davide Martinelli, Le Samyn winner Florian Sénéchal and Pieter Serry, during the 195.6km race. "Nokere, with its narrow roads and legendary cobbled uphill finish, was already going to be tough, but the wind and rain ...

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The weekly spin: Trends collide as Yamaha launches Wabash, a gravel e-bike

How the hell do I record an e-bike ride on Strava? Will these miles count toward my annual total? How do I figure out what my power output was during the ride? What happens if I get a KOM? These were the primary concerns swirling around in my mind while riding the Wabash, Yamaha’s new … The post The weekly spin: Trends collide as Yamaha launches Wabash, a gravel e-bike appeared first on CyclingTips .

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NAHBS draws record exhibitor count, announces 2020 show in Dallas

No. 22 Bicycle Co. wins Best in Show award. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which closed Sunday, notched a record number of exhibitors for the 15-year-old event: about 210. Organizers said the Sacramento show drew "huge, highly enthusiastic crowds." They also announced that next year's show will be held in Dallas, Texas, Organizers also said the show "attracted a strong contingent of retail buyers from with its new 'early-access' program, which gave qualified buyers from bicycle retailers free admission to the show and access to the hall one hour prior to consumer show hours each day." "This year’s show confirmed why Sacramento has always been one of our top venues," said Don Walker, the founder and president of NAHBS, which has been held in Sacramento three times in its history. "The hall was packed full of exhibitors, we drew an amazing crowd, and the weather ...

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Fulcrum Racing Zero Carbon DB wheelset review

Sam Challis Monday, March 18, 2019 - 15:38 Fulcrum has broken new ground with its Racing Zero Carbon DB wheelset, with great effect 4.5 / 5 £1,899.99 Fulcrum has a vast offering of wheelsets to suit many budgets and riding applications, but its new Racing Zero Carbon DB wheelset is ostensibly the most intriguing design it currently offers. For starters, the Racing Zero Carbon DB is Fulcrum’s first tubeless-compatible carbon rim. The Italian brand has long sold its carbon rims with undrilled rim beds, citing the increased stiffness and structural integrity this imbues the rim with, but this is the first time the rim bed and sidewalls have been specifically designed to seat tubeless tyres. The Racing Zero Carbon DB’s rim is also wider internally, with Fulcrum suggesting the 19mm diameter will pair well with 25mm and 28mm tyres. The wheelset is the only disc-brake design on the market to ...

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Roval CLX 32 Disc 650b wheelset review

Roval CLX 32 Disc 650b wheelset review

We were massively impressed with the 700c versions of Specialized’s Roval CLX 32 Disc wheels. According to the engineers who developed them in Specialized’s wind tunnel, those 32mm-deep wheels have a more aerodynamic profile than their 400mm-deep forebears. That same profile is present on this 650b wheelset. Road bike groupsets: everything you need to know Roval SLX 24 wheelset review The wheels are tubeless compatible (or ‘2 Bliss Ready’ in Specialized speak) and can be set-up with either standard tubeless rim tape or Specialized’s rim plugs, which are included along with 12mm thru-axle end caps, quick-release levers, fittings for quick-release frames and a pair of wheel bags. The rims’ wide internal width (20.7mm) means they’re perfectly suited to big-volume gravel tyres (I ran mine with 42mm Specialized Sawtooth tyres). I set them up tubeless using Specialized’s plugs, which was pretty easy and didn’t require too much fettling. The rest of ...

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Dyball and Gigante double-up at the Oceania Road Championships

Dyball and Gigante double-up at the Oceania Road Championships

Ben Dyball and Sara Gigante pocketed road race wins to go with their TT titles at the 2019 Oceania Road Championships in Tasmania.

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2020 Tour de France will begin with two road stages in Nice

Christian Prudhomme presents the 2017 Tour de France route

Details have been announced of the opening two stages of the 2020 Tour de France , which gets underway in Nice on June 27 of next year. ASO confirmed on Monday that the opening weekend of the 2020 Tour will feature two road stages, both beginning and ending in Nice. While stage 1 offers the sprinters a chance to race for the first yellow jersey of the Tour on the Promenade des Anglais, stages 2 sees the Tour make a very early entry into the Alps. The Col de la Colmiane and the Col de Turini will both feature ahead of a testing finale that includes the Col d'Èze and the Col des Quatre Chemins ahead of a fast drop into Nice. It will be the second time that Nice hosts the Grand Départ. In 1981, the race began with a prologue in Nice, won by Bernard Hinault, before a ...

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14 of the best exotic Italian road bikes

14 of the best exotic Italian road bikes October 2018

Italian flair and passion for cycling means the country produces some utterly lovely bikes

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Ronde van Drenthe: Boels Dolmans place four in top 10 but miss out on victory

Marta Bastianelli moves towards Chantal Blaak in the sprint

Boels Dolmans showed great strength in depth as they placed four riders in the top 10 at Sunday's Ronde van Drenthe , with Chantal Blaak finishing as runner-up, and defending champion Amy Pieters winning the group sprint for fourth place, with Amalie Dideriksen in sixth and Jip van den Bos taking 10th. However, between 2014 and 2018, the Dutch team won the race four times, including three wins in a row from Blaak, Dideriksen, and Pieters. The decision, therefore, to have Blaak drive a two-rider chase with renowned sprinter Marta Bastianelli (Team Virtu Cycling) in the finale of the race to catch lone leader Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) appeared peculiar. As expected, Bastianelli won the sprint , leaving Blaak and her teammates with four good placings, but no winner's bouquet. Blaak was arguably the strongest rider in the race as she led an echelon-diminished front group onto the final cobblestone ...

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Neben holds on to take Redlands Bicycle Classic title

Amber Neben (Trek Red Truck Racing) took the 2019 Redlands Bicycle Classic title ahead of Tibco-SVB

Amber Neben (Trek Red Truck Racing) held on to the race lead she'd taken on the opening stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic to win the overall classification on Sunday – and her fourth Redlands title. Sho-Air Twenty20 's Erica Clevenger was thrilled to take the stage win from RallyUHC's Sara Poidevin, while Lauren Stephens efforts in the winning three-rider breakaway jumped the Tibco-SVB rider up to second overall, 39 seconds behind Neben, while Stephens' Tibco teammate, Emily Newsom, took third, another 21 seconds back. "I really came in with no expectations because I haven't done a lot of top-end intensities so I didn't know how good I was," said Neben, after taking the fourth Redlands title of her career. "I knew I had a lot of depth to my fitness, but I didn’t know if I would be good enough to do the road race. I figured I would ...

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Tirreno stage 5: Fuglsang takes second consecutive stage for Astana

Tirreno stage 5: Fuglsang takes second consecutive stage for Astana

Yates strikes out on final climb to extend lead in overall. Read the full article at Tirreno stage 5: Fuglsang takes second consecutive stage for Astana on VeloNews.com .

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6 of the hottest aero road bikes in 2019 from Trek, Cannondale, Specialized and more

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If you want to go fast you want an aero bike

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