Gift ideas for women who ride

Just nine days till Christmas! Did you get your shopping done? Looking for the perfect gift for the bike-loving people in your life (or for yourself)? We’ve got you covered! We asked our Ella editors and contributors what’s on their lists or to share some of their favourite items to give. Big upgrades: | Related: Your first upgrades: […]


First-look review: Shimano RP9 road shoes

New to Shimano’s road shoe range for 2015 is the premium RP9, designed to “bridge the gap between competitive level performance and new road cyclists”. Sitting just below the ‘performance’ R321 shoe, which we reviewed earlier in the year, the RP9 retains a number of features from the flagship model, the key being the heat-moldable […]


Day in the life at CyclingTips HQ

We took the Shimano Sport-Camera on one of our local loops and showed what we do during our long hard working days at CT HQ. We experimented with some fun mounting options and discovered some cool new on-screen data features in the editing software. Miraculously, no Sport-Cams were harmed in the making of this video. […]


A weekend in the King Valley with Soigneur and Shimano

Here at CyclingTips we’ve been lucky enough to join Soigneur on several of their luxury weekend cycling escapes. Just last weekend CT’s Andy van Bergen headed up to the King Valley in Victoria’s north east to join Soigneur and Shimano for two days of riding, eating and good company. Here are Andy’s reflections on the […]

Small hand modifications: Adjusting your lever reach

While ripping down a twisty mountain descent, the last thing you want to worry about is whether you can easily and comfortably reach your bike’s brake levers for an unexpected stop. Women with small hands struggle most often with this problem because most bikes come set up for riders with larger hands. The bike’s brake and […]


Beyond pink it and shrink it: Layers of change in diverse Asia-Pacific (Part 2)

The women’s market for cycling products is going through a period of evolution. The commercial opportunity posed by such an underdeveloped market sector is causing companies to invest time and resources into providing female cyclists with the products they want and need. In part one of our three-part series on the women’s market we looked […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff steps up to a new level with Tour of Flanders win; Elisa Longo Borghini wins women’s Tour of Flanders; Caleb Ewan wins the Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja; Neutral service vehicles involved in two crashes at the Tour of Flanders; Van Avermaet accepts his […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alexander Kristoff wins back-to-back stages at Driedaagse De Panne; Tom Boonen definitely won’t start Paris-Roubaix; USA Pro Challenge adds three-day women’s race; Q&A with Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy sport director James Victor; Shimano disc brakes trickle down to 105; Cycle Messenger World Championships come to […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Maciej Paterski claims stage 1 at the Volta a Catalunya as favourites lose time; Patrick Bevin wins stage 2 of the Tour of Taiwan and takes the overall lead; Report – Riis suspended by Tinkov, could Dane be on his way out of the sport?; […]


Shimano R321 and R171 shoe review

Shimano is best known for its groupsets and wheels but you’d be mistaken to think of the company’s extensive line of soft-goods as an after-thought. With the success of Shimano’s R320 road shoe, the company has given its flagship shoes a facelift and has launched a new top-end model, the R321, along with a more […]