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bikeradar.com

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10 months ago

Review: Wilier Triestina Cento10 Air disc Di2

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The days of compromised aero road bikes are gone. From aerodynamic, efficient and comfortable, you’d be lucky to get two, but thanks to improved carbon layups and informed design, Wilier’s Cento10 Air Disc proves three into one does go.

Its profile is the result of hard won physics and aerodynamic work. Every tube that needs to slice through the air has a truncated aerofoil profile, plus the bar and stem are integrated carbon fibre and aerodynamic.
The Shimano brake hoses and Di2 gear wires are integrated, and the thru-axle ends are flush with the frame and fork. The fork is broad shouldered, and the seatstays are a generous width, reducing turbulence from the wheel, but the asymmetric chainstays are deep and burly, directing energy from the cranks and wide bottom bracket shell rearwards.

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cyclingtips.com

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11 months ago

Continental goes tubeless with new Grand Prix 5000 road tire

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The original Grand Prix first hit the market 14 years ago, and Continental has obviously learned a few things in that time. Not surprisingly, then, the company claims the new Grand Prix 5000 is better than the latest Grand Prix 4000 S II in every key performance metric. It’s supposedly faster with 12% less rolling resistance; more durable with a 20% boost in puncture protection; 10g lighter (for the 700x25c tube-type size); and even offers a smoother and more comfortable ride.

Continental builds the Grand Prix 5000 with a three-ply, 330tpi (total) nylon casing, augmented with a more finely woven Vectran breaker belt and a new elastomeric casing element (dubbed Active Comfort Technology) that somehow damps road vibration without introducing any speed-robbing hysteresis effects.

Continental’s trademark Black Chili compound hasn’t been left alone, either. In addition to using the latest formulation, the Grand Prix 5000’s shoulder tread now gets a subtle laser-etched texture that the company says provides superb cornering grip straight out of the box — basically the equivalent of pre-scuffing a new tire. And as a bonus, that texturing supposedly also helps oncoming air flow more smoothly around the tire casing for reduced aerodynamic drag.

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cyclingtips.com

Published

11 months ago

2019 SRAM Red eTap goes 12-speed

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The 2018 road racing season may be all but over, but things are heating up on the tech front. Over the last few months, there has been plenty of speculation that SRAM was headed towards a 12-speed transmission for the road, and while the company has yet to officially comment on its plans for 2019, some early samples were spotted at the Saitama Criterium in Japan over the weekend. From what we’ve seen, SRAM’s revamped 2019 Red eTap wireless road groupset will feature a new 12-speed cassette, a one-piece machined aluminum double chainring, updated lever ergonomics, a clutched rear derailleur, and even a new Quarq power meter.

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road.cc

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11 months ago

Simon Yates is first British winner of UCI WorldTour Classification

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Simon Yates has been confirmed as the top rider in the UCI WorldTour Classification for 2018, a year in which he led the Giro d’Italia for a fortnight before going on to take his first Grand Tour overall win at the Vuelta.

Meanwhile, the UCI Women’s WorldTour Classification has been won by another Mitchelton-Scott rider, Annemiek van Vleuten.

The pair were recognised at the UCI Gala Awards in China today, held after the conclusion of the final races on the men’s and women’s calendars, the Tour of Guangxi.

Yates is one of two British cyclists in the top five of the men’s ranking, the other being Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas, who was in fourth place.

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velonews.com

Published

11 months ago

Sagan: No Interest in Chasing Tour de France GC

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FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) is not aiming to shed weight and win the Tour de France in the coming years.

Sagan, who just relinquished his rainbow jersey after a three-year run as world champion, plans to keep following the path that has led to success so far.

“Who knows what’s going to happen with me,” he told The Telegraphwhen asked if he would lose weight to challenge the top riders like Sky’s Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas in the Tour de France.

“If I lose the weight, am I still going to be strong? I might not be the man I am. Maybe I will lose what nature made me.

“My feeling is: why change something that is working?”

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12 months ago

Connor McGregor rolled into his last fight on a custom ride from FiftyOne Bikes

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Leading up to his return to the Octagon, notorious MMA fighter Connor McGregor needed a change. Actually, it was really his knees that needed a change after ACL surgery meant that running was out of the question for a while. On the advice of the McGregor F.A.S.T.trainers (who are all ex-cyclists), Connor decided to add cycling into his training program.

 

Coincidentally, FiftyOne Bikes is just around the corner from Connor’s SBG gym in Dublin. The final link from the Irish fighter to the Irish custom bike maker was made by his doctor and former National Road Race champion, Dr. Julian Dalby. The result is another gorgeous build from FiftyOne with a number of custom touches fit for the former champ.

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cyclingtips.com

Published

12 months ago

Road Worlds return to Australia: Wollongong to host 2022 championships

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The UCI Road World Championships will return to Australia in 2022 with Wollongong, New South Wales selected as the event’s host city.

The eight-day event comes 12 years after Australia’s only other Road World Championships, held in Geelong in 2010. It will be the first Road Worlds held in the Southern Hemisphere since then.

It’s likely to be several years before the road race course for Wollongong is announced, but there are suggestions it will start in Sydney before heading the roughly 80km south along the coast to Wollongong for laps of a local circuit. The hills west of Wollongong create the potential for a challenging course.

New South Wales’ Minister for Sport Stuart Eyres heralded the announcement as a great victory for Wollongong and the state of New South Wales.

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cyclingtips.com

Published

12 months ago

The SHEcret Pro: On Worlds, minimum wages, and Grand Tours for women

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The SHEcret Pro is back and she’s got a lot on her mind! In this post our anonymous insider gives us the goss from the Road World Championships, offers her thoughts on the newly announced minimum wage for top women’s teams, and explains her frustrations with calls for three-week women’s races.


Well, here I am, almost at the end of yet another professional season. I’m on a bit of a high after the World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, a race that had more climbing than any other recent edition of Worlds. It must be said that while the course was tough, it wasn’t necessarily the unequivocally rider-against-gravity race that some were expecting.

Granted, the 14%, 5km Gnadenwald climb ignited some pain, and shed a few riders who were never going to make it anyway, but it was too early in the race for the real contenders to risk pulling off any big attacks there. The Olympic Circuit climbs were hard too, but there were notably some ‘non-climbers’ up there, making the race hard and mixing things up.