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New kits, kicks and lids of the 2017 WorldTour

The clothing of professional cycling is a crucial part of the sport’s commercialisation. Without this canvas space, the rolling billboard that is the WorldTour just wouldn’t be the same. Teams come and go and sponsors change, leading to new colours, new clothing and new accessories to see. And every season, some kits are simply better than …

New 2017 bikes and components on display at the Tour Down Under

The Santos Tour Down Under is the first WorldTour race of the year and it’s not just new bikes that are on display. There’s also an array of new tech being used by the teams of the 2017 TDU. Some teams are testing new equipment ahead of the European season, others are using the new …

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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