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Team Sky and the mystery of the exploding wheels at Tirreno-Adriatico

Team Sky’s hopes of a high finish in the team time trial at this year’s Tirreno-Adriatico were shattered — quite literally, in fact — whe...

CyclingTips podcast, Episode 27: What lurks beneath carbon fiber’s mysterious surface?

Of all the materials used in bicycle frames and components, carbon fiber is perhaps the most commonly misunderstood. While it has a reput...

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 carbo...

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 frame...

The Best of Eurobike: Show-stoppers

There's an unfathomable amount of cycling-related gear and equipment on show at Eurobike, the world's largest bike expo. With this year's...

What Is Carbon Fiber? Inside Line With Cervélo

Frames, wheels, groupsets, handlebars and stems have all been made from carbon fiber for years. However, there's much more thought and en...