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 …


Shimano targets entry-level bikes with hydraulic disc brakes for its Tiagra groupset

From July 2016, Shimano will be offering a new hydraulic disc brake option for its Tiagra groupset. The move is a sure sign of the company’s ongoing faith in road disc brakes, but more significantly, it will bring hydraulic braking into the realm of entry-level road bikes. Tiagra has long served Shimano’s road catalogue, first …


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