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Friday, 29 July 2016

Cycling News Selection 7/30/2016

Fix It Sticks holsters your mini tools with new bottle cage Bracket


Fix It Sticks has morphed their carrying compartments from the original sewn inner tube scraps to a more jersey-pocket-friendly fabric carrying case with bit sleeves. Now, for fans of their original tools with non-replaceable bits, comes The Bracket. Read more...

Five Ten Sam Hill 3 Shoes - Review


Before Five Ten's 'Stealth rubber' shoes showed up some fifteen years ago, the flat pedal shoe market was nonexistent. Five Ten changed all of that, and their shoes certainly helped a group of DH racers in the mid-'00s, many of whom would go on to win some of the most memorable World Cup and world championship victories to date. While the shoes they wore may have long since left the shelves, that iconic sole is back...Read more...

Commencal Supreme DH V4 World Cup - Review


First seen in 2015 under RĂ©mi Thirion at the Lourdes stop of the World Cup DH circuit, Commencal's Supreme DH V4 is one of the more radical looking downhill bikes currently on the market, thanks to its high-pivot suspension design and integrated idler pulley. With 220mm of rear travel and a 63° head angle, the Supreme V4 was designed to tackle the roughest tracks around. Commencal offers four different models of the aluminum-framed machine, with prices ranging from $2,999 USD for the base model Origin up to $5,699 for the World Cup edition tested here. Highlights of the World Cup model include a RockShox BoXXer World Cup fork, SRAM 7-speed X01 DH drivetrain, Code brakes, and e*thirteen's new LG1 carbon cranks. Read more..

Shimano XT: better than XTR, cheaper the SRAM?


What’s new about XT?
It a nutshell Shimano XT M8000 is an 11-speed groupset that you can run with single, double or a triple chainset but the really big news is Shimano has produced two XT cassettes, an 11-40 similar to the current XTR, and a new wider range 11-42. Read more...

5 Things We All Do to Protect Ourselves from Germs—That Are Totally Useless


Every now and then we’re reminded by a new study that public places are completely covered with bacteria (and then we try not to vom handling grocery carts and restaurant menus). Out comes the ol’ shirtsleeve subway pole grip or the sidekick toilet flush. But do any of these germ hacks actually nix your exposure to the nastiness? We spoke with Philip Tierno, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and pathology at NYU School of Medicine, about some of the more worthless (sorry) germ-fighting maneuvers. Read more...

Making A Cycling Jersey: What You Get At Every Price


Flip through a rack of cycling jerseys at your local bike shop, and you’ll see options priced anywhere from $50 to $350. You’ve likely noticed the differences in quality, but what exactly goes into the price tag? We enlisted Mike Herlinger of Club Ride, Brad Sheehan of Velocio, and Giordana Andretta of Giordana to tell us the difference between a budget jersey and a spendier splurge. Read more...

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105 Disc review


We reviewed the Synapse Hi-Mod a while back and were mightily impressed but considering the price you’d expect that. It did leave us with a burning question, though – could Cannondale repeat the success for under £2,000? We decided to find out. Cannondale has made a name for itself as a pioneer of successful (and sometimes unsuccessful – Headshock anyone?) new tech. Cannondale invented BB30, which is now widely adopted by many manufacturers. It was one of the first to produce a bike designed specifically for cobbles, and the Slate is at the forefront of the hip gravel bike movement. The Synapse Carbon Disc 105 takes a lot of the ideas from the expensive models and distills it into a cheaper package. Read more...

Can drinking Coca-Cola be good for cyclists?


Product placement is banned on the BBC, so if this was an episode of Saturday Kitchen we’d be talking about a brown carbonated drink flavoured with an extract of kola nuts. But we’re not the BBC, so let’s call it by its proper name: Coca-Cola. We could also talk about Pepsi or even Rola Cola, but we’re focusing on Coke for the simple reason that it seems to be the favoured fizzy beverage of the pro cycling ranks. Read more...

Source:
http://www.bikerumor.com/
http://www.pinkbike.com/
http://www.mbr.co.uk/news/
http://www.bicycling.com/
http://www.cyclist.co.uk/


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