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Specialized introduces ANGi and MIPS SL safety features

May 28, 2019: Specialized has updated a couple of key elements related to its Angular and G-Force indicator (ANGi) safety device. The ori...

Sarto Lampo Plus frameset review

Sarto is an Italian frame manufacturer with a massive 60 years of experience, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the company started putting i...

The art of making rubber: Inside Vittoria’s manufacturing facilities

During the recent launch of Vittoria’s next-generation graphene, attendees were given a tour of some of the company’s factories to see ho...

Goodbye, farewell, and amen: thanks for the ride, CT

After more than seven years in the saddle at CyclingTips, tech editor Matt Wikstrom is moving on. In his farewell piece, he reflects on w...

Zeal Camerig 44 carbon clincher review

The Camerig is a climb in the Netherlands that rises 145m over 3.6km with an average gradient of 4%. It is also the name that Zeal has ch...

Vittoria updates tyres and wheels with second-generation graphene

Vittoria started adding graphene to its tyres and composite wheels in 2016. At the time, the company was able to demonstrate a variety of...

Masterclass: Lugs and lugged framebuilding with Llewellyn Custom Bicycles

Welcome to Masterclass, a series where we take you behind the scenes with renowned artisans to share the effort that goes into their craf...

Bikes of the Bunch: Bianchi Specialissima X-4

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, VeloClub member Richard Greaney tells us the story behind his Bianchi Specialissima X-4, which spe...

Maxxis tubeless gravel tyres review: Ravager versus Rambler and Re-Fuse

Gravel riding can mean all sorts of things, depending on where a rider chooses to ride. While there is some expectation than an amount of...

What’s in a rigid fork?

At face value, there isn’t much that separates one rigid fork from another, especially where road bikes are concerned, so it shouldn’t be...

Bikes of the Bunch: Zullo ’91 and Shimano’s Dura-Ace 25th Anniversary groupset

Polished parts, pantographed logos, and a 25th-Anniversary Dura-Ace group highlight this beautiful Zullo

Inside a freehub body: What makes the clicks and angry bees?

The freehub of any geared bike is something that is easy to take for granted. As it stands, the only attention that it normally receives ...

Ten products I loved in 2018: Matt Wikstrom

In the next instalment of the products our editors loved in 2018, Australian tech editor, Matt Wikstrom, shares his picks. Some of this s...

The geometry of bike handling: It’s all about the steering

Over the last 200 years, the design of the bicycle has evolved in a variety of ways to meet the needs of a diverse range of riding discip...

Masterclass: Anodising titanium with Mooro Cycles

Welcome to Masterclass, a series where we take you behind the scenes with renowned artisans to share the effort that goes into their craf...

Bikes of the Bunch: Saffron Frameworks Kaalgat

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, we take a look at a stainless steel frame from Saffron Frameworks and talk to the owner about his ...

Where is the value in a custom-made frame?

There is no denying the fascination cyclists have for custom-made frames, but only a fraction ever contemplate buying one for themselves....

Bottom brackets, crank axles and bearings: Your guide to a compatible fit

The evolution of road bikes may have provided cyclists with frames that are lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic, but there has also bee...

HJC helmet review: Ibex versus Furion

HJC is not a brand that many cyclists will recognise, but in the world of motorcycling, it is a giant, producing over one million helmets...

Bikes of the Bunch: Look KG 176 with Mavic ZAP

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, we take a close look at a period-correct build that honours the bikes that Team ONCE were riding i...

What you need to know about tyre pressure, rim width and the limits of safety

Take a look at the sidewall of any bicycle tyre and you’ll find a collection of numbers. One set pertains to the dimensions of the tyre, ...