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 […]


2017 Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset pics leaked online

Shimano’s well-known three-year development cycle already had many expecting a revamped 2017 Dura-Ace groupset to be announced some time this year, but until now almost no one outside of Shimano and its business partners knew much about it. A pair of pictures secretly shot by someone at a private preview event at the Taipei Cycle […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Jakub Mareczko wins a dramatic stage 6 at the Tour de Langkawi; Pro teams react angrily to moto incidents; Pierre Rolland – Tour de France is ‘primary objective’ in 2016 after fresh start; German rider Arnold Fiek survives 12-metre fall into lake during GP Lugano; Sepulveda out for three months after […]


Shimano announces 2017 road, mountain components

Japanese manufacturer Shimano has announced several new components as part of its 2017 product line. Among the announcements is the updated Sora R3000 groupset, aimed at sport/fitness riders. In terms of the Shimano mechanical road hierarchy, Sora falls below the fourth-tier Tiagra family. It remains a 9-speed package, but the revamped budget-friendly group now emulates its more […]


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 […]