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4iiii Precision Pro dual-sided power meter starts shipping
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Canadian firm 4iiii Innovations is now selling its Precision Pro dual-sided power meter, which only adds 25g to a crankset, the company claims. As with the company’s left-side-only Precision, you can send in your current crankset and 4iiii will install the meter onto it (called Factory Install), or you can buy what 4iiii calls Ride Ready […]

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Thibaut Pinot’s custom Tour de France Lapierre Xelius SL
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At the age of 26, Thibaut Pinot has already achieved two Tour de France top ten placings and a white jersey in his short, yet illustrious career. Arguably coming into his prime, any hopes of surpassing his previous achievements in this year’s edition of the race fell apart last week when Pinot caught a viral […]

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How to ride in a group
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Cycling in a group safely and efficiently is one of the key skills of road cycling. However, the first few times you ride in a group it can be a confusing experience. Our video has all the essential information and techniques you need to know to stay safe, give you confidence and have an enjoyable […]

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How to bleed Shimano road bike disc brakes
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If you’re an early adopter of road bike disc brakes, you may be new to the world of disc brake bleeding. It’s a common mountain biking task – and a fairly easy one with the right tools – that will keep your brakes performing to their maximum potential. How to bleed Shimano disc brakes How […]

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Pacenti P-Dent handlebar and stem review
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Trail bike stems have been shrinking down to sub-50mm lengths for a while but they haven’t been able to get much shorter than the diameter of the handlebars they have to hold (without sitting above the steerer, which limits bar height adjustment)… until now. Sub-30mm stems now possible with Pacenti Design’s new PDent concept Perpetual […]

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Coffee and cycling: what you need to know
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A caffeine and cake stop is a cycling tradition. But with so many coffee options available, which offer the most benefit?   How to make your own energy drinks Can fruit make you fitter? Caffeine is a recognised trade tool of the cyclist. “It’s a mild central nervous system stimulant that prompts the release of adrenaline […]

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George Bennett’s Bianchi Oltre XR4
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Lotto-Jumbo is racing a not-yet-release aero bike at the Tour de France. George Bennett and his teammates are on the Bianchi Oltre XR4, in iconic celeste blue, which has several new features compared to its predecessors. The Bianchi Oltre XR1 and XR2 both feature oversized, bladed tubes, a recessed fork crown and hourglass-shaped head tube […]

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Four new road helmets debut at the Tour de France
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The Tour de France is where many companies debut new product. Some put out press releases or even host press events to hype their new wares. Others quietly hand them to athletes and ride the buzz that is the world’s largest cycling event. At this year’s Tour, many teams are using new helmets, whether entirely new […]

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Three weird road bike saddles (and why we love them)
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If your saddle makes you squirm, gives you sores, or numbs or tenderises your delicate undercarriage, then have a look at these three next-generation perches. They may look odd, but their manufacturers say they’ll make for blissful support for your bottom.  These strange-looking seats are designed to provide support where you need it and alleviate […]

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Intense Spider 275C Factory review
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Intense has made some highly sought-after machines over the years. The new Spider 275C has been designed for no-compromise trail riding, but does it really descend as well as it climbs, and can its performance justify the lofty price tag? Intense thinks the Spider 275 Carbon is the only bike you need Intense Spider 275 […]

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Mark Cavendish’s Cervelo S5
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It was only a matter of time. Mark Cavendish won yet another Tour de France stage today, but also managed to pull on the yellow leader’s jersey for the first time in his career.  He did it, of course, aboard his team issue Cervelo S5 aero road bike. The Manxman used a set of deep […]

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Shimano Dura-Ace vs SRAM Red: groupsets compared
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With the release of its new and multifaceted R9100 road group, Shimano has upped the ante significantly, pitting its top-tier Dura-Ace against the likes of SRAM’s also-diverse Red group. Here we compare the two groups, in all their mechanical, electronic, hydraulic and power-measuring configurations. While Shimano’s leap forward with electronic programming and power measurement is […]

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