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The $1,000 oversized pulley cage and its creator's road to redemption

The unique design might well offer reduced friction, but it’s mostly just mega-cool and ridiculously rigid.

Submersion drivetrain waxing: no chain removal required

Not keen on chain waxing? This new method may be for you.

Spotlight: SLF Motion Evo Speed System oversized rear derailleur pulley cage

Friction-cutting oversized pulleys, ceramic bearings, and real carbon fiber construction.

Bigger chainrings for Trek-Segafredo, but not for the usual reasons

One of the key features of the current SRAM Red eTap AXS wireless electronic groupset is a 10-tooth sprocket on the cassette, which provi...

CeramicSpeed Driven shaft drive steps closer to reality: Now it shifts!

CeramicSpeed made a huge splash at last year’s Eurobike show with the debut of its truly radical Driven ultra-low-friction shaft drive co...

Do clutch rear derailleurs add drivetrain friction?

Clutched rear derailleurs have long been a fixture in the mountain bike world, given how the one-way pulley cage pivots dramatically enha...

CyclingTips podcast, Episode 23: Watts up with mechanical friction and chain lube?

There are four main obstacles to forward motion when you ride a bike: aerodynamic drag, gravity, rolling resistance, and mechanical frict...