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bikeradar.com

Published

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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pinkbike.com

Published

10 months ago

Review: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29

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The new Stumpjumper was released earlier this year, ushering in the next era of a model that’s been in Specialized’s lineup since the very beginning. There are three different versions: the Stumpjumper, the Stumpjumper ST, and the Stumpjumper EVO. The standard and the ST versions aren’t really drastic departures from the previous models; yes, they have a new one-sided frame, and they’re a little longer and a little slacker than before, but the geometry is still on the conservative side of things. But then there’s the aluminum EVO model…

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ridinggravel.com

Published

11 months ago

Review: Michelin Power Gravel 35mm and 40mm Tires — At The Finish

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Michelin Power Gravel 35mm and 40mm Tires: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted with N.Y. Roll

The Michelin line of gravel tires is fairly new and we were curious as to what this well known brand had cooked up for riders of off-pavement roads and trails. The tires have been used and tested thoroughly, so we have a final word on these treads now. The older posts are linked here for your convenience. Please check those out for technical specs and more on initial set up and use. One more thing- the Power Gravel tires do come in a cyclo cross friendly size which we think would make a great “grass course” tire, in case you were wondering about that. Now on to our final review of the other two Power Gravel tire sizes.

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bikerumor.com

Published

11 months ago

#Vanlife: The Overland Access EDC might be the ultimate adventure camping trailer

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At this point, for us anyways, Vanlife is just a tongue in cheek hashtag. While it may best apply to the finer points of living out of a cargo van to chase your singletrack dreams, for those of us who already have a vehicle that’s not a van, it could just as easily apply to something like the Overland Access EDC trailer. You could even just call it camping, but your average camper won’t make it anywhere near where you can go with the EDC. And once you get there, it just might be the most well equipped trailer we’ve seen so far.

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singletracks.com

Published

11 months ago

Updated Shimano ME7 Trail/Enduro Mountain Bike Shoe Review

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Quality cycling shoes and pedals are synonymous with the Shimano brand, and their current crop of footwear is as good as it’s ever been. The new ME7 shoe is their top end trail/enduro shoe, and has seen a few changes for this year.

The ME7 definitely has some cross-over with the AM9, and the Shimano nomenclature isn’t exactly clear. The AM9 is definitely aimed more at downhill with more padding, whereas the ME7 is more about performance and efficiency.

Changes for this year include a different upper made from a perforated synthetic leather, rather than mesh. This supposedly improves the durability of the shoe while also enhancing breathability.

Shimano also introduced a new fit for 2019 called “Volume+”, which essentially means a larger toe box across the range. This allows a wider range of foot shapes to fit. Also of note is the buckle, which has been slightly slimmed down, to keep it tucked out of harm’s way, plus revised armor for better protection.

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cyclingtips.com

Published

12 months ago

Cervelo S5 Disc first-ride review: Even faster, more refined

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We’re now much closer to the end of the cycling season than the start, and for obvious reasons, most brands choose to launch their new bikes earlier in the year. The Tour de France was a cram-fest of new aero bikes from Cannondale, Specialized and Trek. So, for a brand to launch this late in the year suggests that it might be special enough to almost sell itself.

Is the new Cervelo S5 a bike that shines, and a bike that will see the newly partnered Sunweb team whip along with ease in 2019? CyclingTips sent roving reporter Dave Everett to Cervelo’s launch event in Girona, Spain, to find out.


IT’S ALL ABOUT THE V

The one standout design element that I’m sure is going to have cyclists arguing in cafes across the globe will be the new bar and stem setup. Developed with 3T, it’s similar in some ways to the Aduro integrated aero bar that Cervelo introduced on the P5 time trial bike in 2012. The new bar and stem may not quite rival the buzz we saw around the double-decker Hover bar that Canyon debuted on the Grail gravel bike, but I’m sure it’ll still divide opinions.

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pinkbike.com

Published

12 months ago

Review: Fox 36 GRIP2 vs. RockShox Lyrik RC2 Fork

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The RockShox vs. Fox battle is mountain biking’s equivalent of pitting Coke vs. Pepsi, or Ford vs. Chevy. They’re the two biggest players in the suspension world, and if you’re in the market for a new bike there’s a very, very good chance that it will come with either a RockShox or Fox fork.

RockShox launched their new Lyrik earlier this year, and shortly after Fox debuted the new Fox 36 GRIP2. Both options are air sprung, and aimed at riders looking for a fork that can handle everything from enduro racing to aggressive trail riding. With similar weights, prices, and features, choosing one over the other is a difficult, but not impossible task. I’ve spent considerable time on both forks, including back-to-back testing in Whistler in order to assess their real-world performance.

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bikeradar.com

Published

12 months ago

Review: Fizik Infinito R1 Knit shoe

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The R1 has been Fizik’s top race shoe for a few seasons now, and for 2018 it has been joined by this intriguing Knit version. Unlike most knit fabric running shoes, or Giro’s knit Empires, the R1 uses the high-stretch, highly breathable fabric far more sparsely.

 

The idea behind the R1 is to create a shoe that has a stiff exoskeleton bonded onto a stiff and light carbon sole. Laid into this are areas of knitted fabric to allow for a more comfortable fit.

The exoskeleton, which the upper is forged around, offers great control over the fit, with the offset tongue position and widely-anchored dual Boa wires combining to create a closure that wraps around your foot without folding, creasing or pinching.