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Tubeless tubulars set for road debut at the Spring Classics?

With the European road season just kicking into gear, tech spotters have a lot to look forward to. Over the next few months many new products will be put through their paces, being raced on by the pros for the first time. One product that’s poised to have an impact on the upcoming Spring Classics […]

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Pinotti: Porte has huge potential, he now needs to step up in terms of mental strength

BMC Racing Team trainer Marco Pinotti believes that new signing Richie Porte can reach a new level this season, believing that his move from Team Sky can help him become a major Grand Tour contender. The former professional worked with Porte at the Australian road nationals earlier this year and has formed an opinion about […]

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Rise of the micro-brands: Introducing the CyclingTips Emporium

Today we’re excited to launch a project we’ve been working on for some time now, the CyclingTips Emporium: a hand-picked selection of new and interesting cycling products from brands we love. You may have noticed our Sock Swag. It’s a collection that features some great small brands we’ve been working with; brands we’ve been introducing […]

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The Froome Factor: What impact did the Tour de France champion have on the Sun Tour?

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour ended yesterday afternoon the way that many people expected it would — with Chris Froome (Sky) holding the winner’s trophy. The result was a good one for the Sun Tour — the headline act had delivered, thrusting the race into the spotlight around the world. So just how valuable was […]

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Photo gallery: 2016 Jayco Herald Sun Tour

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour was the final event of the Australian summer of cycling and with Chris Froome (Sky) on the startlist, the race was always going to be one to watch. The two-time Tour de France champion took the race on, winning the final stage and the event overall while his teammate Peter […]

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Photo gallery: 2016 Fat Bike World Championships

On Saturday, January 30, the small mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado, played host to the first, self-appointed, Fat Bike World Championships. The non-sanctioned event — no, there was no rainbow jersey awarded — was organized by the mutton-chopped Dave Ochs, director of the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, and was sponsored by Colorado-based Borealis Fat Bikes. Crested Butte has […]

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Motors in bikes: Greg LeMond’s six ways to eradicate mechanical doping

Three time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has a reputation for speaking his mind, for calling things as they are. When he was a professional he drew attention to the doping within the sport, and after his retirement he questioned the achievements of Lance Armstrong. His scepticism about the latter led to claims that […]

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Commentary: Motor doping, not your dad’s cheating

Now that cycling has finally nabbed a racer using a motor to make their bike go faster, the sport can once again tape a “kick me” sign to the back of its bib shorts. As you well know by now, Femke Van den Driessche was caught with a motorised bike at the under-23 cyclocross world […]

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Commentary: Why China’s Wanda Sports may pose a threat to Tour de France owners ASO

Editor’s note: This column was written by Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris, who run The Outer Line website. Chinese sports and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda Group telegraphed its intent to disrupt the status quo of the endurance athletics industry when it purchased World Triathlon Corporation, owners of the Ironman brand, for $650 million, last August. Six months […]

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Bikes of the (future) bunch: Custom eTap builds

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, we feature three custom builds put together by Above Category with SRAM’s new wireless Red eTap groupset. For those that are unfamiliar with Above Category, it is a shop located in Sausalito, near San Francisco in California. Chad Nordwall is the owner and he has built his […]

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