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Counterfeits, fraud, and theft: Why Silca changed its return policy 

An in-depth Q&A with owner Josh Poertner about the real challenges brands and retailers face in an e-comm world.

Silca’s new Ultimate tubeless tire sealant is made of carbon fiber — really

Intriguing new tubeless sealant formula is claimed to seal a 5 mm gash at 100 psi.

Silca has a falcon-like 3D-printed titanium bottle opener

Here's what happens when you give a bunch of engineers access to fancy new tech and no other directions.

Silca's $85 3D-printed MTB cleats: 90 kg saving per leg?

Marginal gains, weight savings, hefty price tags: Silca take on the MTB cleat.

21 cool new bike tools for 2022

The latest from Abbey Bike Tools, Park Tool, Pedro's, Silca, Topeak, Wolf Tooth, Unior, and more.

Silca claims its new aero socks could save you 8 watts

Silca says its goal was to create a faster sock that didn't have the drawbacks of lycra options.

Cycling meme creators are having a field day with Silca’s $175 computer mount

A bunch of memes for immature bicycle lovers.

Silca moves to 3D-printed titanium with mega-premium Mensola computer mount

If you thought K-Edge’s aluminum mounts were too expensive already, you’d better sit down for this one.

Silca's pre-waxed, diamond-polished chains save even more watts

Pre-waxed chain bundle claims to be the world's most efficient yet.

Bontrager teams up with Silca for new ratcheting multi-tool and saddle pack

Collaborations are hardly unusual in the bike industry, but this is one that I didn’t necessarily see coming. Bontrager recently introduc...

Ten products I loved in 2020: Ronan Mc Laughlin

It seemed to me 2020 was off to a flyer and almost certain to get better. By the end of February, I had blasted around a local gravel eve...

CT Tech Round-Up #11: New gear from Silca, Scott, 7mesh, and more

Tech Round-Ups provide a look at some of the gear that comes across our desks here at CyclingTips. Sometimes it’s products we’re doing lo...

How to wax a chain: an endless FAQ

So often, what’s old becomes new again. Dropper seat posts, road bikes designed for gravel roads, suspended stems, and tan wall tyres - y...

Silca launches hot melt wax in a bag

Coming hot off the heels of Silca’s new Super Secret chain lube that claimed to be a hot melt wax in a drip-on bottle, the Indianapolis-b...

Silca’s new Super Secret chain lube is like hot-melt wax in a bottle

It seems we’re coming into the golden era of chain lubes. Friction Facts originally broke ground with its research into the efficiency of...

Silca's New Nastro Bar Tape and a Crash Replacement Policy

Crashing sucks. Scuffing up that new bar tape that you just wrapped sucks even more. Along with the release of two new Nastro bar tapes, ...

Nine of the best cycling phone cases and wallets versus the zip-lock bag

The mobile phone wasn’t even a sci-fi concept when cycling jerseys and their handy pockets were created. And while the cycling jersey poc...

Silca debuts titanium… straws

Yes, you read that correctly. The company with the decades-long pedigree in heirloom-quality tire pumps and the more recently-earned repu...

The best frame pumps for road and gravel: Silca vs Zefal vs Topeak

My recent search for the best mini pump was met by many people asking me to do the same for frame pumps. Well before mini pumps became av...

The best mini pumps for road, gravel and mountain bike – 45 tested!

Conducted over an arm-busting period of months, from a broad field of the biggest and best-known brands in the market, this is your defin...

CT Recommends: The best bottle cages

Bidon or bottle? Regardless of what you call them, your bike is designed to carry them with the aid of an accessory. Choosing a bottle ca...