New 2017 bikes and components on display at the Tour Down Under

The Santos Tour Down Under is the first WorldTour race of the year and it’s not just new bikes that are on display. There’s also an array of new tech being used by the teams of the 2017 TDU. Some teams are testing new equipment ahead of the European season, others are using the new …


Bikes of the 2017 WorldTour

The 2017 WorldTour has arrived and its first race, the Santos Tour Down Under, is the perfect chance to see all the new team bikes in one place. Much like we did in 2016, here are the WorldTour bikes we’ll see in action throughout 2017.  While the re-trial period for disc brakes is now underway, …


Bike tech from the Tour of Flanders 2016

The pre-race pits at the Tour of Flanders are a gold mine of new and interesting tech. CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett was there in Brugge to catch a glimpse of what the teams of De Ronde were sporting in 2016.


Taipei Cycle Show 2016: New bikes from Ridley and Fuji, new brakes from TRP

Ridley previews Noah SL Disc aero road and updated Helium SL climbing machines Ridley’s pair of new road bikes in Taipei were so new that neither was fully functional. Nevertheless, they offer a close look at what we’ll soon see in the Noah SL Disc aero road racer and the new ultralight Helium SL. The …


Tour de France tech: Greipel’s Ridley green machine

After winning stage 2 at the 2015 Tour de France, André Greipel claimed the Green points jersey and has since spent stage 3 and stage 5 riding a green Ridley Noah SL. Dave Everett, got a chance to take photos of the bike and speak to the mechanics about the process of building it up. …


Bikes of Flanders: Lotto-Soudal’s New Unnamed Ridleys

Heading to team hotels before the start of any big race is always a privilege, it’s also a prime place to get chatting with the mechanics of the teams as they toil away outside on the team bikes while the riders are inside keeping warm with their legs up. On a visit to the hotel …


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Valverde wins stage six of Vuelta a España ahead of Froome and Contador, takes back the lead; Dylan Teuns wins stage 5 of the Tour de l’Avenir, Miguel Lopez retains overall lead; Contador showing good form with third place on Vuelta’s first mountain stage; Despite …


Bikes of Le Tour: Lotto-Belisol’s Ridleys

At the start of this season Lotto-Belisol unveiled their brand new, yet retro inspired kit design. The simple red jersey with a large white band across the center harked back to yesteryear before clothing manufactures were able to laminate multiple colors on to a jersey. This simple but bold design has been adopted by bike …


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