Check out the New modifications on 2020 new bike

VAM. It’s an acronym for the Italian term “velocità ascensionale media”. Translated to English it’s “average ascent speed”. Coined by disgraced cycling doctor Michele Ferrari, VAM is a term commonly thrown around by committed hill climbers. Ferrari is famous for pulling unnatural performances from riders as gradients increase, and so it’s a fitting name for […]

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Ackerman tests new bike

Pascal Ackermann’s (Bora-Hansgrohe) maglia ciclamino was only secured late in this year’s Giro d’Italia. Swathed in bandages from a heavy crash on stage ten, it was a Ackermann’s second place on stage 18 that saw the German pull ahead of Arnaud Démare (Grouapama-FDJ) in the points classification and reclaim the cyclamen jersey. The next day, he […]

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Explore shoes for cycling riders

Score 9/10 Pros Very comfortable Quality construction Easy to walk/run it without losing pedalling efficiency Cons Laces can’t easily be adjusted when riding Price as reviewed: £220 The Rapha Explore shoes follow the usual route of surrounding a carbon sole unit with a grippy rubber sole. In their case, the carbon is almost completely enclosed […]

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Check out this month Tech review

It has been a month of new product and so the tech team takes a closer look at a few of them including the controversial new helmet from Trek and Bontrager. It caused a bit of a stir with MIPS, a safety technology company, disputing its claims. James Bracey went to see how Vittoria tyres are […]

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All about the perfect racing Tires

Picking tires for gravel racing and riding is complicated. There isn’t one right answer. Sometimes there isn’t any right answer. Tire selection is a game of overlapping variables and endless options. We attempt to match a course, surface type, rider skill, rider size, and rider intention to a tire’s qualities, its strengths and weaknesses. The […]

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See the review of this new cycling jacket

The light yet robust Sportful Stevlio was developed with professional road team Team Tinkoff for racing and fast training in the rain, ice and snow. As such, it comes with a tailored race fit so most of us mortals will probably need to size up. Highs: Waterproofing, breathability, fit, weight, comfort Lows: The initial outlay is high […]

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Check out this amazing bike review

The most Comfortable, lightweight frame with good value Shimano kit but a sturdy ride” 3.5/5 stars Highs: Light, smooth ride with full Shimano 105 stop and go kit Lows: Heavy-duty tyres and frame is damped rather than dynamic in feel Buy if: You want a lightweight, well-specced, all-rounder with extra robust tyres The MF carbon construction might be […]

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All About Canyon Grail gravel bike

Canyon has today launched the Grail, the German direct-sale brand’s first gravel bike. The bike features SL and SLX build options, 700c wheels (650b on the smaller size frames), custom frame bags, mudguard mounts and a very unusual looking handlebar set up. A dedicated gravel bike The Hoverbar gives the Grail a totally unique stance […]

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