Posts in the category Road Bike

Rapha Gets Dotty for the Female Body and Velocio Releases the Recon Vest for Men and Women

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A good piece of cycling clothing has a few jobs to do – it has to fit well and allow mobility, it has to keep you protected from weather conditions while controlling your inner climate, and it’s gotta look good all the while. Thankfully companies like Rapha and Velocio are putting out thoughtful, quality garments with us riders squarely in their sights.

For the ladies, Rapha has added some functional style by popping high-vis reflective dots all over the back of their existing Women’s Rain Jacket. Fellow garment makers Velocio have recently added a new vest to their versatile Recon collection, which comes in both women’s and men’s styles. Click below the break for the finer details of each…

Review: 3T Discus C35 Team Carbon clincher Road and Cyclocross wheels – First Impressions & Actual Weights


We chatted with some of the Tech team behind 3T at Eurobike a couple of months back and they were keen to introduce us to their all new Discus disc-brake road line-up. To address the leap over the last year or two in the number of disc brake bikes in the road, gravel, and cyclocross markets, 3T wanted to develop some wheel solutions that would combine the better stability of wider rims and a bit of an aero boost from mid depth profiles. With five wheelsets on offer ranging from the 32mm deep, 575€ aluminum C35 Pro to the 58mm deep, 2600€ carbon C60 LTD, we settled on the mid range C35 Team carbon wheelset that we could put to the test as a set of cross clinchers with some autumn training and a bit of racing, and then throw on some fat slicks for gravel and endurance riding come spring. Roll past the break with us to see our first ride impressions and get the details like actual weights, and compatibility…


CeramicSpeed partners with Squirt Lube for Longer Lasting UFO chains

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If you’re going to buy the “world’s fastest chain”, you’re going to want to use the fastest lube, right? Ceramic Speed and Squirt are teaming up to make it easier to prolong the UFO chain’s optimization for race days.

Spin past the break and see how, and for how long, all of this works….


Roundup: Unique components from Reset, Bike Ribbon, Mars One, SQ Labs & more!


BikeRibbon is an Italian brand that’s been producing unique handlebar tape since 1975, helping to pioneer the concept of thickly padded tape that tapers at the edges to let it wrap flatly around the bar. Since then, they’ve branched out into mountain bike grips, new materials, saddle bags and other accessories.

Their Loop bar tape is a washable, soft fluffy cotton terry material with stitched edging. It’s 3mm thick, 3cm wide and comes in 170cm long rolls. Grab hold of more materials and colors below, along with a random assortment of new cables, housing, handlebars, tires and more…


A Week in Review: Rad Kid’s bikes, Rapha’s Thermal Aerosuit, and a Roundup of some Awesome Tools and Hacks

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Tired of measuring power and want something even more involved to measure? We check out BSX’s updated Muscle Oxygenation sensing device. We also take a behind the scenes look at how Scott goggles are made, and find out what those Atherton siblings are up to.

Catch up on last week’s material and be sure to check out the comic strip of Yehuda Moon and how cynical and funny cycling can be….


PBE15: Womo Designs TRIs Out Bottle and Light/camera Mounts for Aero Bars, Adds Mounts for iBike, Swivel Mounts, More

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Since the last time we checked out Womo designs, their product portfolio has drastically expanded. In an ever expanding marketplace of lightweight computer mounts, Womo’s dual clamp aluminum designs may  have come off as way over built. However, the company seems to have found its stride offering support for multiple accessories – not just computers. They also provide the ability to run one accessory above and one below, including their latest addition of water bottles…


RCC/PBE15: Cruzbike Shows Prototype Leaning Trike Conversion, Carbon Seat Box for Front Wheel Drive Recumbents

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One of the defining features of the Cruzbike recumbent range is that all of their bikes feature front wheel drive. This is done primarily to allow their bikes to use standard drivetrain components and prevent the need for a chain that is 8 feet long. But it also opens up some interesting conversion possibilities for those unable to balance on two wheels.

Cruzbikes are some of the fastest recumbents around and have the records to prove it. Soon, that speed will be available to those who wish to ride on three wheels instead of two…


New fi’zi:k Endurance bar tape might be juuuusst right for your next adventure

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To add to their already popular collection of bar tape, fi’zi:k adds a new thickness of tape made from their perforated Microtex that might make all of the Goldilockses out there happy. The new Endurance line of handlebar tape will fill a gap between their current offerings and come in all three of their tactile flavors.

Grab on and head past the break for the details of fi’zi:k’s new wrap…

Kindhuman Creates Dealer Program to Expand Brand & Advocacy Through Dealers with Similar Culture

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Kindhuman Bicycles has a unique approach to selling bikes with an emphasis on quality products at fair prices with a focus on giving back. Their Take the Lead Cycling Program program is designed to provide inspiring individuals with the bike and gear they may not otherwise be privy to as a method of developing personal potential through two wheels. Operating as a retail bicycle shop themselves, they understand the importance of experienced retailers and want to grow Kindhuman by spreading their mission through like minded individuals and dealers.

In order to do just that, Kindhuman has a new program that will provide better service to their customers and dealers alike….