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JRA with the Angry Asian: Why the bike industry makes you want, and then wait

Canyon launched its US operations just a few weeks ago, and many eager American buyers leapt at the opportunity to finally take a bite of...

JRA with the Angry Asian: On the beauty of cycling

I’ve long pondered what exactly it is I love so much about riding bikes, and since signing on with CyclingTips sixteen months ago, I’ve o...

The gold-medal bikes of the 2016 Rio Olympics

The Olympics is arguably the grandest competitive stage in the world that pits athlete against athlete. Yet while the men and women recei...

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 9: Rethinking road bike tire sizes and pressures

Road cyclists have long taken as a given that, if you want to go fast, you need relatively narrow tires and high inflation pressures. Tha...

The revolutionary Project '96 GT Superbike — and its lasting impact on bicycle engineering

The 1992 Olympic Games had just finished, and USA Cycling, together with a group of top industry partners, embarked on an ambitious missi...

A tale of two bells: Spurcycle vs. the counterfeiters

Spurcycle launched its bicycle bell in August 2013 as so many companies do these days: via the crowdfunding web site, Kickstarter. When t...

What the Specialized Venge ViAS Disc suggests for the future of aero disc road bikes

Specialized recently unveiled a disc brake-equipped version of its Venge ViAS aero road bike. The claims of identical weight and nearly i...

Davis Phinney’s '84 Olympics bike and the golden dream that almost was

Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter-Phinney — the parents of current cycling phenom Taylor Phinney — were the runaway favorites to win the...

Why Felt spent years developing new non-aero road bikes — meet the new FR and VR

The 2017 Felt lineup will feature two all-new collections of carbon fiber and aluminum road bikes. The FR is a wholesale redesign of the ...

Pro bike: Michael Matthews' Scott Foil HMX at the 2016 Tour de France

Australian Michael Matthews took his first-ever Tour de France victory on Stage 10, playing team tactics perfectly and besting an ultra-e...

Pro bike: Tejay van Garderen’s BMC TeamMachine SLR01

Tejay van Garderen is the United States’ best hope for a top GC finish at this year’s Tour de France, and the talented climber is once ag...

July 2016 Product Picks: Lazer, Giro, Lizard Skins, Mio, OruCase, and Fabric

Product Picks heads back to CyclingTips’ U.S. base in Boulder, Colorado, covering a wide range of hard and soft goods for both bike and b...

Cannondale launches revamped SuperX and CAADX cyclocross bikes

Cannondale’s new SuperX and CAADX cyclocross bikes head into the 2016-17 season with longer, lower, and slacker frame geometries for impr...

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 4: On road disc brakes and the needs of amateur vs. pro cyclists

Few equipment issues are more contentious in road cycling right now than disc brakes. Should they be legal or shouldn’t they? Are they as...

Birds of a feather: The new BMC RoadMachine, Canyon Endurace CF SLX, and Focus Paralane

It’s been an absolute smorgasbord of all-purpose road bike introductions recently, with BMC, Canyon, and Focus all introducing versatile,...

Tech feature: The tools, the mechanics, and the hidden dance at the Tour de Suisse

At any given bike race, the riders are invariably the stars of the show. They’re the ones who are competing against one another, it’s the...

Prototype Shimano power meter and shoes show up at Tour de Suisse

Hidden in plain sight at the Tour de Suisse were two upcoming gems from Shimano: a development mule for the Japanese company’s highly ant...

Disc brake trial stalls under continued rider objections

CyclingTips learned in May that the short-lived disc brake trial period for elite-level racing was to be provisionally reinstated this mo...

Pro bike: Alexander Kristoff’s Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

Team Katusha sprinter and one-day specialist Alexander Kristoff stormed to victory in stage 7 of this year’s Amgen Tour of California, ju...

Fi’zi:k R1B Uomo road shoe review

Fi’zi:k has been in the cycling footwear business for six years now, and while they’re sadly no longer made in Italy, they still very muc...