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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Cycling News Selection 8/1/2016

Bike review: GT Grade Carbon Ultegra

GT launched the Grade two years ago, billing it more as an endurance bike with extra versatility, rather than just a gravel machine. The tire clearance, geometry, and feature set were decidedly progressive then, but how does it fare today? After more than three months on a top-end Grade Carbon Ultegra model, U.S. tech editor James Huang has found that GT’s do-all road bike is still quite accomplished at a wide range of tasks, but it’s nevertheless ready for a refresher course. Read more...






Choosing a steel, aluminium, titanium or carbon road bike

If you’re shopping for a new road bike, you’ll be inundated with choice, which can make choosing the right bike for you a tricky decision. There are many factors you can use to filter the choice, from price, specification, style of riding, brand allegiance or even colour. Sometimes the choice can come down to the material the bicycle frame is made from. There are four common materials used to build road bikes: steel, aluminium, titanium and carbon fibre and the material can influence the ride and purpose of the bike, so it's good to know the key differences before you make a decision. Read more...





The MODUAL multi-tool offers flexibility, leverage, and a clever roll to carry it along

Modular multi tools are a cool idea for those looking to personalize a compact tool for their particular needs. Recently we checked out a tool from Atelier Cycles that comes with any bits you want, and here we have another innovative idea from London’s Altum Designs. The MODUAL is the first product to be made by this upstart company, and it’s already generating plenty of interest- their campaign on Kickstarter has been successfully funded. The MODUAL consists of two parts- the MTS tool itself and an accompanying MODUAL Tool Roll (MTR). Read more...



Gamut Cillos Stem Review

Given a stem is a relatively cheap, easy-to-replace, and a low-maintenance item, I enjoy swapping mine out on a regular basis. Because the stem hasn’t seen recent leaps in innovation and differences between manufacturer designs are subtle at best, I’m not too picky about choice, other than a few boxes be checked, such as: no tiny bolts, not overtly heavy, and not ugly. Enter the Cillos stem from Gamut USA. Read more...









REVIEWED: ALLEN SPORTS S535 PREMIER THREE BIKE HITCH RACK

Yesterday, coach Chris Mayhew stressed the benefits of traveling to a race with someone else. Besides relaxing your nerves and providing a learning opportunity, carpooling with another racer just makes sense from an economic, environmental, social and logistical perspective. Many races don’t have enough parking for every single racer to drive solo, but how the heck do you get all the bikes to the race? It got us thinking about racks. If you’re an avid reader of our Training Tuesday pieces, there’s a good chance you take racing seriously enough to bring a pit bike or pit wheels. Throw in another like-minded racer, and you’ve got yourself a bike transportation issue. Read more...


Sweat School

If you aspire, you need to perspire It’s probably wise to not sweat the small stuff, but if you want to ride well and feel great (or in some cases just finish), you need to sweat— and make sure you keep sweating. Here’s a look at what’s pouring out of your pores. Read more...








How to pack your road bike for a trip abroad 

Your cycling holiday's booked and you're counting down the days until you can jet off. The tricky part you're probably most worried about is taking your bike on a plane with you. We'll explain how to pack your road bike for a trip abroad. Flying can be stressful at the best of times, let alone when you add the anxiety of handing your precious road bike to the baggage handlers – and incurring unexpected excess baggage fees. So let's get you and that bike to the other side with minimum fuss. Read more...




Is this the bike helmet you actually want to wear?

There's a new urban cycling helmet on the scene, and you might just like it enough to actually want to wear it. Thousand is a new company from Los Angeles that launches its first lids today, with retro styling and a clever way to secure your helmet to your bike. The new helmet comes from a very successful Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $230,000 last summer. Founder Gloria Hwang and her team are now ready to offer the helmets for sale, priced at $80 for most models, and $90 for a premium gold version (international pricing TBC). Read more...


Source:
http://cyclingtips.com/
http://road.cc/content/feature/
http://www.bikerumor.com/
http://www.singletracks.com/
http://www.cxmagazine.com/
http://www.bicycling.com/

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