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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Cycling News Selection 7/31/2016

Charge Plug 5 review

Charge may be better known for its single-speed town bikes and aftermarket saddles, but the British brand is expanding and has some major changes and additions to its product lines. While the Cooker range caters for mountain bikers, and the Grater for the leisure cyclist-cum-commuter, the Plug range’s boundaries are a little harder to define. The Plug 0 is a single-speed, bullhorn-handlebarred affair while the Plug 1 gains cantilever brakes, drop bars and rack eyelets. As the range develops, disc brakes emerge alongside double chain rings, until we arrive at the Plug 5 – an all-singing, all-dancing titanium affair costing, as near as makes no difference, £2,500. Read more...



Herstory: Female Olympic Winners Past to Present Part-2

We are just two weeks away from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the excitement is building. Federations around the globe have submitted their final rosters to the Olympic Committee and athletes everywhere are spending the coming weeks dotting i’s and crossing t’s for this pinnacle event of our sport. We’ll be talking about today’s Olympians a lot in the coming weeks but before we do, let’s pedal backwards in history and take a look at the winners of the past Olympic Games. Read more...






Stan's No Tubes Factory Tour

Big Flats, New York is not a mountain bike mecca. Let's be clear on that. It's certainly not a place where you might expect to find the headquarters of one of the industry's leading high-end wheel manufacturers, but sitting just off of Interstate 86, and about 15 miles directly south of the Finger Lakes region you'll find the home base of the brand synonymous with tubeless wheel and tire innovations. Stan's No Tubes is celebrating 15 years of delivering game-changing innovations that began with sealants and rim strips and has since evolved into a much more comprehensive range of products for everyone from Olympians and World Cup athletes, to park rats, to your weekend warriors looking to make it back to the trailhead before dark. Read more...



Are 27.5+ bikes faster than 29ers?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, you’ll probably have heard a lot of speculation about plus-size tyres. Everything from far-fetched marketing nonsense to vitriolic condemnation has been plastered all over the internet: often in all capital letters, so you know it must be true. At BikeRadar, we like to find out for ourselves what really works and what doesn’t, so we set out to try and answer a simple sounding question: could plus-tyres ever be faster than normal ones? Read more...




How to adjust the rebound and compression settings on your mountain bike

In its most basic form, suspension starts with a spring. A spring can be constructed from coiled metal, just like a mattress spring, or from a gas, usually air, inside of a sealed chamber. A coil spring feels linear, meaning the amount of force required to get it to move is consistent throughout the entire range of travel. Conversely, an air spring becomes progressively firmer as it is compressed. Read more...




6 ways to pedal like a pro cyclist

Optimum pedalling style is one of the eternal debates of cycling. Is it better to spin quickly, or grind away in a big gear? Should you climb seated or standing? While most studies are still inconclusive, we've gathered six examples from the world of pro cycling for you to try. Cycling has a fixed range of limb movement due to the cranks controlling the circular motion the feet and legs can take. Muscle movement patterns and styles are much closer between pro cyclists than they are within a group of elite runners, for example. Read more...



5 Adventurous Alternatives to Bikepacking

Lots of us dream of loading the bike for a multi-day backcountry adventure, but then reality sets in. You have the bike, but you might be looking at hundreds of dollars, if not thousands, to outfit your bike and make it ready for bikepacking. That assumes the bags will fit on your current bike, and let’s face it, your everyday bike probably isn’t the best tool for the job. That doesn’t mean you can’t see the wilds from your bike saddle, you just have to use a little ingenuity, creativity… and some cash never hurts. Read more...








Ritchey Streem II Handlebar Review

Ritchey Logic’s Streem II handlebar ($299.95) was intro’d in 2015, and I bolted them onto the Ritchey Carbon Break Away bike build I did here. I’ve been riding it for over a year now – which qualifies it for this long term test. The Streem II is Ritchey’s answer to the lightweight, fully carbon, handlebar conundrum that may or may not be a question in your life.  The only thing left to answer is whether you like the shape and feel for yourself. Read more...








Source:
http://www.cyclist.co.uk/
http://cyclingtips.com/
http://www.pinkbike.com/
http://www.singletracks.com/
http://www.bikeradar.com/
http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/


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