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cyclingtips.com

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6 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

7 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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cyclingtips.com

Published

7 months ago

Philly bike Expo 2018 Tech Gallery, Part One

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The Philly Bike Expo started out with modest ambitions in 2010, but it’s now grown to become one of the top stops on the North American trade show circuit, highlighting a healthy gathering of custom builders and supporting components and accessories. We started covering the event for the first time last year, and judging by this year’s once-again impressive display, it’s safe to say that this one will occupy a spot on our calendar in the years to come, too.

We kick off this round of coverage with some stunning machines from Engin Cycles, English Cycles, FortyFour Bikes, Speedvagen, Velo Orange, and MAP Bicycles, with much more to come in the days ahead.

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bikehugger.com

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7 months ago

Sony Cyber-shot HX99, Perfect for Travel

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Sony announced the Cyber-shot® HX99 (model DSC-HX99) camera, an exciting new travel zoom that packs an extreme zoom range of 24-720mm into the world’s smallest camera body of its kind.

 

Well-timed for my trip to Paris and travel photography because the new HX99 has features like the pro Alpha series at a much lower cost. This is the camera and any of the super compact Cyber-shots I recommend for your jersey pocket.

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cyclingweekly.com

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7 months ago

Tech of the week: new bikes from Trek, Spesh and Look and options for winter

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October’s Tech of the Month video looks as Giro’s new top of the range Aether MIPS helmet, a rain jacket from Castelli and Specialized’s tubeless tyres, as well as the new Trek Madone Disc.

Another flashy new aero bike is the Look 795 Blade RS. We’ve gone over the bike’s tech and its aero credentials.

Canyon has a new rainbow striped Ultimate bike for Alejandro Valverde this week. We’ve also had a look at the Giant and Liv bikes to be ridden next year by the CCC Team, the replacement for BMC Racing. And we’ve covered Rapha’s return to WorldTour sponsorship with its announcement that it will be clothing EF Education First-Drapac next year.

With Kona just around the corner, last week bike brands were unveiling their slipperiest triathlon bikes. And they don’t come much more radical than the new Specialized Shiv, which it reckons is 60 seconds faster than the outgoing model over the Kona course.

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pinkbike.com

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8 months ago

Evil Releases New 140mm 29er – The Offering

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The Offering is the newest addition to Evil’s lineup, a 140mm 29er that’s intended to sit nicely between the 120mm Following and the 161mm Wreckoning. According to Evil, “the Offering ended up being a unique specimen featuring some attributes and ride qualities we have been wanting to add for years but needed to wait for the right moment.”

The big news is the Offering’s steeper seat angle compared to Evil’s previous models – with a 140mm fork it sits at 77-degrees, a number that taller riders will be especially happy to see. It’s also possible to run the Offering with a 150 or even a 160mm fork depending what type of terrain a rider is planning on tackling.

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cyclingtips.com

Published

8 months ago

Interbike 2018 Highlights: Ceramic, Aluminum, Rubber and Foam Goodness

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The 2018 Interbike show has closed its doors, and all of the exhibitors and attendees have scattered from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. But does that mean we’ve already shared everything that caught our interest there? Hardly.

Featured in this round of follow-up coverage are: a wealth of neat go-fast upgrades from Enduro Bearings, Alto Cycling’s foray into carbon mountain bike wheelsets, Assos’s new S9 bib shorts, helmets from Abus, interesting new tires from Donnelly Cycling and Maxxis, and more.

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bikeromor.com

Published

8 months ago

Sub 19lb Mondraker F-Podium prototype full suspension XC Race bike is F-ing light

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We’ve been hearing from Mondraker for a bit now that they had something revolutionary in the works. It would be ultra light weight, and most likely made in Germany. Well, after months of speculation, we finally got the first look at the F Podium Prototype, and it seems to have been worth the wait.

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bikerumor.com

Published

8 months ago

RideFarr bolts on lightweight carbon aerodynamics for gravel, mountain bikes

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With more off-road riders going long, aerodynamics are becoming a consideration for gravel bikes and mountain bikes, too. Specialized went so far as to test positions and gear in their Win Tunnel leading up to Leadville, and now smaller brand RideFarr has an easy, add-on solution to dropping drag. It could be the perfect way to keep your hands fresh on NUE events and gravel races like the Dirty Kanza, too.