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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...

From the Top: How Silca was built

Josh Poertner isn’t your typical cycling industry personality. In fact, he’s not 'typical' of much at all. He’s one of those people that ...

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...

Silca Viaggio travel pump review: Works well, but too big and too heavy

I spend a lot of time traveling with a bike, and I’ve grown pretty adept at paring down my assortment of tools, spares, and accessories t...

Photo gallery: 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, part four

You didn’t think we were done with NAHBS, did you? Our coverage of the world’s premier showcase of custom bicycles has obviously now inte...

Silca acquires Hirobel, relaunches Frame Clamp repair stand adapter

Brandon Hirokawa and Marc Bellett invented the Carbon Frame Clamp in 2014 as a way to more gently mount delicate composite frames in repa...

Silca introduces Viaggio Bluetooth-enabled travel pump

The tire inflation specialists at Silca have just announced their latest creation: a high-end travel pump called Viaggio ("travel" in Ita...

Gaviria wins in Argentina; Bos is boss in Hong Kong: Daily News Digest

Fernando Gaviria wins in Argentina; Theo Bos returns to form on the track; Rebecca Rusch announces gravel training camps; and Silca CEO J...

Philly Bike Expo 2018 tech gallery, part five

We wrap our coverage of the 2018 Philly Bike Expo with a range of parts, accessories, and tools from smaller brands such as Sim Works, Sw...

The best bit-based cycling multi-tool shootout: 16 tested

The number of options for carry-along cycle tools is staggering, and any shop will have an overwhelming number from which to choose. Fold...

Walking the Tour de France time trial pits with aero expert Josh Poertner

You may have listened to our Tour de France podcasts over the three weeks of the race. Each day we covered all the action, from the gossi...

Eurobike 2018: Hits and highlights, part one

Is it Christmas in July already? It is for bike tech geeks, perhaps. With the world’s largest cycling trade show having moved forward sev...