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Peter Sagan’s gold Specialized Venge ViAS Disc

This morning, the day before the Santos Tour Down Under’s official start, world champion Peter Sagan went out for one last training ride around Adelaide. While Sagan certainly isn’t unique in getting out for a final pre-TDU spin, the bike he rode certainly was. The gold of Sagan’s custom-painted Specialized ViAS Disc was near-blinding in …

Peter Sagan considering using disc brakes for 2017 Paris-Roubaix

There has been controversy and debate about the use of disc brakes in pro cycling, but the rider who is arguably the biggest classics star in the peloton may be set to make the switch. World champion Peter Sagan has been testing a Specialized Roubaix disc-brake bike at the Bora-Hansgrohe training camp in Spain, and is likely to make …

UCI confirms restart of disc brake trial for 2017 season

Buried at the end of a UCI communique issued Thursday was confirmation that disc brakes will make a return to the professional peloton beginning in 2017, but with a caveat. All rotors must feature fully smoothed and chamfered edges so as to reduce the perceived risk of danger to the riders — something CyclingTips called for in …

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Speed-dating at Interbike: Cycling brands pitch new products in two minutes

Last week CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett walked the halls of Interbike, putting pressure on marketing managers to tell us why we should buy their new products. With just two minutes to make the pitch, which brand made an impression on you? Which new product would you like to take home? GoPro Entering the drone market for …

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Interbike live tech coverage: day three

We’ve been bringing you plenty of tech from Interbike and have more to show today. US technical editor James Huang is busy with his camera, checking out the latest products on offer and giving the important details behind the images. Once again, we’ll be updating this photo gallery throughout the day with a continuous stream …

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Interbike live tech coverage: day two

Whereas Eurobike is the undisputed king of international bicycle trade shows, Interbike has taken on more of a regional feel with plenty of mainstream brands and products on hand but also many smaller US-based brands, along with a wealth of upstart companies and occasionally quirkier technologies that might not otherwise see the light of day. …

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Interbike 2016 live tech coverage, day one

With the OutDoor Demo now behind us, Interbike now heads indoors for the main event: three full days at the Mandalay Bay convention center packed with the latest and greatest bikes and gear for the coming season (and maybe some not-so-latest-and-greatest, too). US technical editor James Huang will be roaming the halls and updating this …

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Interbike live tech coverage, Outdoor Demo

This year’s international bicycle trade show calendar concludes with a final stop at Interbike in Las Vegas, Nevada. While substantially smaller than Eurobike, the top North American event is still no slouch with over 750 exhibitors and 1,400 represented brands on site inside the Mandalay Bay convention center. Before basking in the warmth of fluorescent …

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Eurobike live tech coverage, day three

It’s day three of Eurobike 2016, and US technical editor James Huang and Australia-based tech writer David Rome are once again going to be pounding the pavement to bring you the most interesting items from the show floor — in nearly real time, no less, with a photo gallery that will be continually updated throughout …

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Eurobike live tech coverage, day one

Eurobike is the premier bicycle trade show in the world, with nearly every brand in the industry represented and practically every bike-related component product housed under one giant roof. In other words, it’s a dream come true for any cyclist with a passion for gear. Yet unless you’re one of the lucky few to make …

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