Tech Features

Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon wheelset review

Fulcrum is well known for its wide range of road and off-road wheelsets. Now the company is moving forward with wider rims, disc-equipped wheelsets, and lower-priced carbon rims. All of these refinements are found in the new range of Racing Quattro wheels, and in this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom reports on the performance of […]


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 […]


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 […]


Electromagnetic wheel motors possible in theory, but unlikely in practice

Recent news coming out of the world cyclocross championships in Belgium last weekend has confirmed the first documented case of what the UCI refers to as technological fraud as well as one of the primary suspected methods — a small electric motor and battery, hidden inside the frame, that directly drives a bevel gear on […]


First-look review: Silca Super Pista and Impero pumps

There was a time when Silca’s Pista and SuperPista pumps were as common to road cycling as 32-spoke wheels. Established in 1917, Silca was a family-run business until the owners recently sold the company to Josh Poertner. Poertner has rejuvenated the brand with new world engineering and a proud made-in-Indianapolis ethos. That doesn’t mean he […]


Jaegher Interceptor frameset review

Jaegher may not be widely known for its frame building, but the Belgian company has been creating steel bikes since 1934. Four generations of the Vaneenooghe family have devoted themselves to the business, which takes its name from the Flemish word for hunter. The story of Jaegher begins with Odiel Vaneenooghe, a champion cyclist who […]


Bikes of the 2016 WorldTour

The 2016 WorldTour season is now upon us and it’s the first time we’ve seen all of the new ProTeam bikes lining up against one another. Here’s what’s new and interesting in 2016. Bikes There aren’t any huge shake-ups this season with teams changing bike sponsors. Specialized still has the most teams riding its bikes: […]


Trek’s Special Edition Project One line-up for the Tour Down Under

The Tour Down Under is the first look at all the bikes of the WorldTour in one place and this year is no exception. One of the most eye-catching palettes of bikes in Adelaide this year is the Team Trek-Segafredo custom Project One custom paint jobs. The bikes are a mix of the Madone and […]


Bombtrack Tempest review

Bombtrack is a relatively new company that started with high-quality single-speed bikes, but now the company is delving into multi-speed bikes. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the Tempest, which Bombtrack describes as a road bike with “slim and clean lines synonymous with a classic steel frame but in […]


First-look review: Triple Play Elite kit

Triple Play is an Australian company and all of its clothing is made in Queensland. The brand’s Elite kit is designed for racers and performance-oriented riders that enjoy long rides. Triple Play started in sports apparel over 20 years ago. The company caters to a variety of sports (rugby league, baseball, netball etc.) with almost […]