“Ah crap, I forgot to charge my sunglasses!” The Oakley Radar Pace reviewed

“Ah crap, I forgot to charge my sunglasses!” This is not a sentence I ever thought I’d be uttering but then I started training with Oakley Radar Pace. Just a few years ago, we weren’t charging our groupsets either, so I guess its not all that strange really. Over two years in the making, Oakley’s …


Ridden: the all new 2017 Specialized Ruby, a suspension road bike

It’s the end of July and we’re in a classroom setting in a small town in the south-western suburbs of Paris. Specialized’s Head of Women’s Brand Vanessa Christie is addressing the room of media folk and it’s clear she can hardly contain her excitement. Behind the door to her left awaits a small fleet of …


Ella Picks: a new world record, muddy finale to the UCI CX World Cup, para world champ announces retirement following concussion, and more

Every week we scan the internet for interesting, funny, touching and/or inspiring stories related to women’s cycling and round them all up in a weekly news digest. In this week’s edition, we catch up on race news from the road and cyclocross worlds, introduce you to a new women’s sports media platform, and talk about …


Ella Picks: technology to ease biking for transportation; Kung Fu Nuns on bikes, race coverage from Tour Down Under, and more

We’ve got a lot of racing to catch up on with the Santos Women’s Tour ongoing in Australia and UCI world cup events for both track and cyclocross happening over the weekend. Additionally, we catch up on technological innovations that might make cycling for transportation even easier in the near future; and introduce you to the bike-pedaling …

Greenlight for use of race radios, onboard cameras in women’s events

An interesting thing happened during the last lap of world championship road race last weekend. Despite having one rider in the breakaway, the Dutch team moved to the front of the peloton and started chasing down the breakaway. Chasing down their own rider? Why would they do that? As it turns out, it wasn’t so …


Bike modifications for Paris-Roubaix

The cobbles of Northern France demand a lot, not just of the cyclists pounding across them during Paris-Roubaix, but of the bike and component manufactures as well. In this post CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett takes a look at some of the bike modifications that have been introduced for this year’s “Hell of the North”.


How Time Gaps Are Calculated

Last week a mate and I were talking about how the time gaps of breakaways are calculated in World Tour races. The more we thought about it, we came to the realisation that we had no clue of how this is done. In this day and age you’d expect that race officials would calculate the …


Electronic Dura-Ace

I’m sure you’re read all the reviews about the new Electronic Dura-Ace.  I’m not going to repeat those reviews, but I was lucky enough the other week to test-drive it.  Let me tell you I was damn impressed.  I had all the usual questions like "how long does the battery last", "what happens when the …


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