Tour de France tech: bikes built for the pavé

For the past two editions of the Tour de France we’ve seen the return of cobble in early stages of the race. It’s become an engrossing and exciting part of race, but not without polarising views from the peloton. Last year the weather was a demanding and foul with rain storms that the peloton had […]


Bikes of Flanders: Lotto-Soudal’s New Unnamed Ridleys

Heading to team hotels before the start of any big race is always a privilege, it’s also a prime place to get chatting with the mechanics of the teams as they toil away outside on the team bikes while the riders are inside keeping warm with their legs up. On a visit to the hotel […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Giacomo Nizzolo wins the GP Nobili; Milan-San Remo this Sunday; Gerrans delays return, will miss Volta a Catalunya but should be back for Pais Vasco; Earle – Down the track I’d really like to specialise in the one day races; A new brain injury test […]


Beyond the big ring: understanding gear ratios and why they matter

There is more to the gearing on your bike than simply the size of your big ring. To get the most out of your gears, it serves to pay attention to the gear ratios produced by the combination of the chainrings with the rear cassette and tailoring them to suit your riding needs. In this […]


Le Tour Tech: Adam Hansen’s shoes, computers, mattresses and more

In today’s instalment of his Le Tour Tech series, reporter Dave Everett has the latest on more new gadgets and tech that have been spotted at this year’s Tour de France.


Le Tour tech: SRM power meters, seat-droppers, ice vests and more

We often see new bikes and cycling-related technology make their first appearance at the Tour de France, and no wonder – it’s the biggest race in the world and the biggest annual sporting event on the planet. CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett has been roaming the pits looking for new and interesting bits of kit in […]


Team Sky Mechanics’ Truck Tour

GCN’s Simon Richardson took a look around the Team Sky mechanics truck. It’s one of the nicest on the Tour de France, with expandable sides, inside workspace and a draw full of stems in millimetre increments.


Cobble gobblers: the bikes and equipment of Le Tour’s pavé day

The wet editions of Paris-Roubaix are the ones cycling fans remember most. They produce images that stay with us; images of riders suffering through the dirt and rain while battling the broken cobbles of the north of France. When you get this sort of action at the biggest stage race of the year it produces […]


Campagnolo Record EPS v2.0 review

Campagnolo’s original Record EPS electronic groupset offered precise and reliable shifting but the external battery was heavy and unsightly. The company recently updated Record EPS with a new internal battery, rendering EPS V2.0, and in this review CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the installation and performance of the revised groupset.


Time trial tech at the Giro d’Italia

The Giro d’Italia continues today with a 42km individual time trial which could see a further shaping of the overall classification. CyclingTips’ Dave Everett has been spending some time at the startline, including at the stage 1 team time trial, and wrote this piece about some of the time trial tech on display at this […]