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Best of 2019: Embarrassingly outdated bike ‘works just fine’, ‘still shreds’

An embarrassingly outdated cyclocross bike from eight years ago “works just fine”, despite its lack of electronics and hydraulics, primit...

Best of 2019: How to check for chain wear – the easy way and the best way

Just like your tyres and brake pads, chains wear with use. And as a chain wears, friction in the drivetrain increases, your shifting gets...

Best of 2019: What The Game Changers film can teach us about plant-based diets

If there’s anything that’s captured public opinion in the nutrition and diet space in recent times, it’s The Game Changers film. So what ...

Best of 2019: Spomenik hunters in the land of the Macedons

Across the lands that once belonged to Yugoslavia lie hundreds of strange, brutalist monuments to nationhood. CyclingTips contributor Tom...

Best of 2019: What happened to Speed X?

From a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign to 800,000 bikes dumped across China, this is the strange, sad story of SpeedX's monumental r...

Best of 2019: The case for wearing pro team kit

"Only posers and real pros wear team kit." Let’s open our minds. Support not just the clothing brands whose designs you appreciate, but t...

Best of 2019: Six things I’ve learned as a pro cyclist (so far)

As Brodie Chapman prepares for the next step in her career with French team FDJ, the Australian took the time to share some of the lesson...

Best of 2019: Crossing the Simpson Desert by Fat Bike

Over 10 days in July 2019, a small group of riders covered more than 600 km on the Madigan Line across the Simpson Desert, retracing the ...

Best of 2019: What will WorldTour tech look like five years from now?

Where is pro race tech headed? Will the bikes of the future be all that different from the present? Dave Rome fires up the flux capacitor...

Best of 2019: What your Instagram says about you as a cyclist

Most of us don’t give much thought to what we post on Instagram or why — if something seems interesting and worth sharing, we’ll post it....

Best of 2019: What it's like to ride illegally as a woman in Iran

The freedom to ride a bicycle is a simple pleasure most of us take for granted. For some women, though, it isn’t quite so simple. This is...

Best of 2019: Riding the Silk Road before it changes forever

Kyrgyzstan is about to change forever, with China's Belt and Road Initiative set to fundamentally alter the isolated, undeveloped former ...