All over the map: The truth behind global shifts in component pricing

I’m sitting in a swanky restaurant across from a renegade Shimano employee who insists, tongue-in-cheekily, on being identified only as “Source Ninja.” Really. Ninja is schooling me in the byzantine mystery of Shimano’s shifting pricing, both in the North American and worldwide markets. “It’s just typical lack of Shimano communication,” he says. Cyclists who have …


Daily News Digest

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 and 9150 – Everything to know; Your guide to the 2016 Giro Rosa, women’s cycling’s biggest tour; BikeExchange steps up as new naming sponsor for ‘Orica-BikeExchange’; Twenty and thwarted: Why a world champion left pro cycling after just one season; Varnish will not appeal non-selection for Rio; Carmen …


Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 and 9150 – Everything to know

Three years. That’s the approximate shelf life of a major-brand product in the bicycle industry. Whether it’s a carbon frame or an entire groupset, it has proven to be a consistent number. And that number has been overdue for the market leader, with Shimano finally unveiling its much-rumored Dura-Ace 9100 mechanical and Dura-Ace Di2 9150 groupsets. While those …


Prototype Shimano power meter and shoes show up at Tour de Suisse

Hidden in plain sight at the Tour de Suisse were two upcoming gems from Shimano: a development mule for the Japanese company’s highly anticipated power meter, and a new set of top-end road shoes that mark a paradigm shift for its cycling footwear. U.S. technical editor James Huang was on site for a close-up look. …


June 2016 Product Picks: Bopworx, Campagnolo, KindHuman, Prologo, RedWhite, Shimano

In this edition of Product Picks, Australian tech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at some new bibs from RedWhite, bar tape from Prologo, a set of Shimano’s sunnies, KindHuman gloves, Campagnolo’s latest update for its Shamal wheels, and bike protection from Bopworx. Click the links below to skip through to a particular review: RedWhite …


First-look review: Shimano RP3 shoes

Shimano entered the cycling shoe market in 1990 when it unveiled its M100 shoe in conjunction with the M737 pedal for off-road riding. Twenty-six years later, Shimano’s shoe catalogue is stacked with almost 50 different shoes to suit a variety of riding disciplines (road, off-road, and touring). There are four categories in Shimano’s current road …


Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Kittel takes field sprint in first Romandie road stage; Modolo wins sprint in Tour of Turkey, stage 4; Shane Sutton resigns from British Cycling; Nikki Harris reacts to Van den Driessche’s suspension, says it is vital others are also held to account; UK’s top female cyclists speak out about sexist …


Bike tech from the Tour of Flanders 2016

The pre-race pits at the Tour of Flanders are a gold mine of new and interesting tech. CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett was there in Brugge to catch a glimpse of what the teams of De Ronde were sporting in 2016.


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Lieuwe Westra wins Three Days of De Panne, Kittel and Bodnar victorious on final day of racing; Demoitie autopsy can’t confirm moto was cause of death; Shimano targets entry-level bikes with hydraulic disc brakes for its Tiagra groupset; Criterium du Dauphine organisers reveal 2016 course, including brutal uphill prologue; Andre Greipel …


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