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Bikes of the 2017 WorldTour

The 2017 WorldTour has arrived and its first race, the Santos Tour Down Under, is the perfect chance to see all the new team bikes in one place. Much like we did in 2016, here are the WorldTour bikes we’ll see in action throughout 2017.  While the re-trial period for disc brakes is now underway, …

Fitness trackers and cycling: a match made in heaven, or the odd couple?

Fitness trackers were once touted as the next big thing in consumer electronics, and two companies — Fitbit and Garmin — have set their sights on cyclists with two tiny wrist-based models packed with features such as optical heart rate monitors and GPS. On paper, both sound like they could potentially replace a handlebar-mounted computer …

Opinion: When it comes to carbon bicycle frames, durability should also be a performance metric

I recently wrote an article discussing some of the new technologies that have been proposed to help improve the damage tolerance of carbon fiber frames, forks, and components. On the one hand, so-called hybrid composites — made of a mix of carbon, plastic, and steel fibers — help carbon composite structures mimic metals by deforming …

Ten products I loved in 2016: David Everett

Our gregarious roaming reporter, David Everett, closes out our collection of editors’ personal favorites for 2016. The weather is now deep into winter in his European home base, so several of the products are skewed to keeping you warm and dry. The rest are a mix that may interest regular travelers or cyclist who like …

Crash-resistant carbon fiber: Why your next frame might just be made of hybrid composites and thermoplastics

One of the typical ironclad rules of structural materials is that as stiffness goes up, ductility goes down. As far as carbon fiber frames are concerned, that’s essentially just a fancy way of saying what we all already know: whereas steel, aluminum, and titanium frames usually dent or bend upon a heavy impact, carbon fiber is …

Ten products I loved in 2016: Anne-Marije Rook

The greatest testament any editor of a cycling publication can give to a piece of gear is what he or she uses themselves. Call this a gift guide if you like, but think of it more as insight into what the individual editors at CyclingTips value in terms of equipment and clothing for their own …

Ten products I loved in 2016: Matt Wikstrom

Our survey of the products our editors love continues with the next installment from Australian tech editor Matt Wikstrom. If you haven’t been following this series, this is the stuff that our editors choose to use and/or the products that have impressed them throughout the year. Check out the links at the bottom of the …

Ten products I loved in 2016: Neal Rogers

Cycling media outlets are invariably littered with all sorts of gift ideas for your Lycra-clad loved ones around this time of year. But we like to do things a little differently at CyclingTips, so our editors have decided to instead share with you the items that we reach for ourselves. Purchase them for others if you wish …

Origins: The story of MIPS, helmet technology for brain-injury prevention

MIPS, the Multi-directional Impact Protection System, is a pretty unassuming piece of gear — a thin layer that sits within a bike helmet to reduce rotational forces in the case of a crash. MIPS can now be found in some top-end helmets but as Australian tech editor Matt Wikstrom writes in this Origins piece, the …

Ten products I loved in 2016: David Rome

The greatest testament any editor of a cycling publication can give to a piece of gear is what he or she uses themselves. Call this a gift guide if you like, but think of it more as insight into what the individual editors at CyclingTips value in terms of equipment and clothing for their own …

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