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My Bike: Timo Roosen's Team Jumbo-Visma Cervelo S5

In this week's episode of That's My Bike, one of the unsung riders of the peloton, Timo Roosen, to chat about his new Cervelo.

Chris Froome is (mostly) right about disc brakes

But there's some stuff he leaves out, too

What’s up with Jumbo-Visma’s all-black Bianchis? It's all about the grams

Jumbo-Visma has certainly been attracting a fair bit of attention lately for its equipment choices, namely its preference for rim-brake b...

Are all bikes gravel bikes? Testing a theory in the Pyrenees

Marketing drivel, we all love it. Brands like to pitch their products as the ultimate in a set category. Be it the fastest, comfiest, the...

Park Tool's new universal brake bleed kits allow you to free up a hand

Hydraulic disc brakes are fast becoming the norm across all forms of bikes, and while they’re typically low maintenance, the hydraulic fl...

Nerd Alert Podcast: How to make the perfect disc brake

This week, James chats with brake engineer John Thomas about the difficulties in perfecting disc brakes, and how the very nature of the w...

Hope’s gorgeous new RX machined aluminum crankset brings color to gravel

British company Hope is best known for its diverse range of CNC-machined (and very colorful) aluminum mountain bike components, but the b...

Scott Addict RC 2020 first-ride review: Now aero’ized

It was 2007 when Scott first revealed its 790g ultra-light Addict platform. With it, Scott set a new benchmark for light and stiff racing...

Lighter than Lightweight? Partington’s 1,150g disc brake tubeless wheels

German brand Lightweight has long claimed the lightest and stiffest (and most expensive!) aero-inspired road bike wheels. However, it may...

Industry Nine i9.65 road disc wheelset review

Industry Nine is best known for its mountain bike wheelsets that feature brightly anodised hubs and spokes with a loud freehub and rapid ...

Basso Diamante SV Disc review

The Diamante has been the premier carbon road frame in Basso’s catalogue for several years, however it has always been a largely traditio...

Trial over: UCI authorises disc brake usage in road racing

The UCI has ruled that, from July 1 2018, the use of disc brakes in road racing (and BMX) is authorised. This announcement comes after ne...

Vitus ZX-1 CR1 Aero Disc bike review: A classic name reborn

The ZX-1 is Vitus's new flagship race bike built around an aero road disc chassis. Like the brand’s other models, it is only available th...

An endless FAQ to road disc brakes

Love it or hate it, disc brakes on drop-bar bikes are here to stay. With all major drivetrain manufacturers now committed to the cause, a...

Trek 2018 Émonda SL 6 Disc review

Trek recently updated its lightweight racing chassis, the Émonda, with a variety of refinements for 2018, including the addition of a dis...

Giant Propel Advanced Pro Disc 2018 aero road bike review

When Giant unveiled its long-awaited update on the Propel aero road bike, the curtain was raised with astonishment - but not because of t...

End vibrating, noisy disc brakes with a proper bed-in process

Your new bike shines in the same untouched way a new car smells, glistening from every curve and component. Its disc rotors catch morning...

Bikes of the Bunch: Saffron Frameworks naked Reynolds 953 road disc bike

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, we take a look at a custom stainless steel road disc bike built by Saffron Frameworks that eschews...

Ten products I loved in 2017: David Everett

We close out our annual round-up of CyclingTips editors' favourite gear from 2017 with the picks from Dave Everett. While much of the res...

Aqua Blue Sport, the 3T Strada, and the future of 1x road drivetrains

3T recently announced that it had signed on as the official bike supplier for Irish Pro Continental road team Aqua Blue Sport for the 201...

Vitus Vitesse EVO review: rim brakes vs disc brakes

Vitus is a name that some road cyclists will be familiar with. The once-French brand was blessed with the devotion of a star rider and cu...