Shimano mostly confirms new Dura-Ace is coming on June 29

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Via Twitter, Shimano pointed to a teaser site with a countdown timer and link to join their European email list. Sign up and they’re promising you’ll be among the first to see “what’s new”, which is presumably that new Dura-Ace that’s been spotted here and there since the teaser site’s URL is DuraAce.com. We’ll be getting the full tech run down on, um, some new stuff prior to the 29th, so check here for the news later this month.



Via Twitter, Shimano pointed to a teaser site with a countdown timer and link to join their European email list. Sign up and they’re promising you’ll be among the first to see “what’s new”, which is presumably that new Dura-Ace that’s been spotted here and there since the teaser site’s URL is DuraAce.com. We’ll be […]

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Look reveals special edition 795 Aerolight bike and Keo Blade 2 pedals

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Look is celebrating in style for the 30th anniversary of the company’s first Tour de France victory. The year was 1986 when Greg Lemond claimed the yellow jersey on the first production carbon fiber frame. Since then, carbon has revolutionized the cycling industry. Now in 2016, Look pushes carbon fiber, and design, to the limit with the 30th anniversary edition 795 Aerolight and Keo Blade 2 pedals. Check out this unique duo after the break…

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Look is celebrating in style for the 30th anniversary of the company’s first Tour de France victory. The year was 1986 when Greg Lemond claimed the yellow jersey on the first production carbon fiber frame. Since then, carbon has revolutionized the cycling industry. Now in 2016, Look pushes carbon fiber, and design, to the limit with the 30th […]

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Unboxed & Weighed: BBinfinite’s smooth rolling ceramic derailleur pulley wheels

BBinfinite Delrin Ceramitech ceramic bearing rear derailleur pulley wheels actual weights and review

BBinfinite Delrin Ceramitech ceramic bearing rear derailleur pulley wheels actual weights and review

BBinfinite’s second product, the Delrin derailleur pulley wheels with Ceramitech ceramic bearings, came out at the beginning of the month to complement their perfectly aligned bottom brackets and reduce friction at the rear of the bike. We just got our hands on a set for Shimano rear mechs to see if they spin as freely as advertised (hint: they do) and add anything to the ride…

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BBinfinite’s second product, the Delrin derailleur pulley wheels with Ceramitech ceramic bearings, came out at the beginning of the month to complement their perfectly aligned bottom brackets and reduce friction at the rear of the bike. We just got our hands on a set for Shimano rear mechs to see if they spin as freely […]

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Enve lines up Limited Edition Wheelset and Riding Kit with Manual for Speed

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This June, ENVE has partnered up with the crew from Manual For Speed to deliver a unique duo of wheels and riding gear that will distinguish you from the rest. This bundle includes a limited edition ENVE SES 5.6 Disc wheelset, along with a custom designed Castelli kit. The design is based on the concept of light speed itself, turning the rider into a metaphorical blue bullet!

Flash past the break to see what else is included in this unique package…

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This June, ENVE has partnered up with the crew from Manual For Speed to deliver a unique duo of wheels and riding gear that will distinguish you from the rest. This bundle includes a limited edition ENVE SES 5.6 Disc wheelset, along with a custom designed Castelli kit. The design is based on the concept of light […]

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Edco 3ax clipless road pedals sway into production, available now

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After almost four years in development, the Edco 3ax pedals have made it through their Kickstarter campaign and through production. Edco showed a final version at NAHBS, along with new wheels, but they just announced that they’re shipping for $299 a pair.

The pedal body sits on two small “swings” that allow it to rock back and forth for 4º of lateral sway. That combines with 9º of cleat float to create a more natural foot motion. According to their third party testing, it resulted in “17% less lateral knee movement, up to 5.4% increase in rider efficiency, and more even foot pressure distribution.”

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After almost four years in development, the Edco 3ax pedals have made it through their Kickstarter campaign and through production. Edco showed a final version at NAHBS, along with new wheels, but they just announced that they’re shipping for $299 a pair. The pedal body sits on two small “swings” that allow it to rock back and […]

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Pioneer adds Training Assist, mating virtual coach w/ crank-based power meter

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After a series of price drops that brings their hi-def power meter system’s starting point down to a very beginner-friendly $499, Pioneer is adding training features to help those power noobs take advantage of the new resource.

Pioneer Training Assist is a free firmware update for their SGX-CA500 that helps anyone learn to train with power. It then takes advantage of their Cyclosphere “app” to provide post-ride analysis, so you can make sense of the data.

“We’re fortunate that we’ve got the technology, mobile app and cloud system on the back end to show all of the information a rider needs for us to offer training guidance,” says Pioneer’s Russ Johnston. “It makes it easy to offer and end to end solution for the rider.”

To start, you simply set up your training plan on their smartphone app, sync it with the cycling computer, and roll out…

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After a series of price drops that brings their hi-def power meter system’s starting point down to a very beginner-friendly $499, Pioneer is adding training features to help those power noobs take advantage of the new resource. Pioneer Training Assist is a free firmware update for their SGX-CA500 that helps anyone learn to train with […]

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SRAM eTap Clics make shifting a triathlon bike as easy as pushing a button (again)

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When SRAM eTAP wireless shifting debuted, it offered traditional drop bar levers with shift levers in the usual spot and aero bar end Blip buttons connected to a Blipbox for TT and triathlon bikes. The Blips were the same rubber coated low profile buttons provided with the standard levers and could be placed anywhere. They even added BlipClamps and BlipNodes mounting clips to make it easier. Now, though, they’ve added dedicated all-in-one shifter button type for TT/tri called Clics.

Clics put a simple “clicker” style button on the end of the aero bar that mounts flush with the ends and lets you shift without having to change your grip or hand position. It pops into place without tools, but you’ll need be able to run the wire inside the bar to connect them to the Blipbox. They’re available with 500mm and 650mm wires, will fit bars with an inner diameter of 19mm – 21.5mm, and weigh just 32g per pair. Retail is $110 (€120 / £95), available in July 2016.



When SRAM eTAP wireless shifting debuted, it offered traditional drop bar levers with shift levers in the usual spot and aero bar end Blip buttons connected to a Blipbox for TT and triathlon bikes. The Blips were the same rubber coated low profile buttons provided with the standard levers and could be placed anywhere. They […]

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Pinarello slides out new Bolide TT for Team Sky’s Giro time trialing

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Just yesterday, Team Sky’s best man on GC, Mikel Landa rode the wet stage 9 time trial at the Giro aboard a new Pinarello Bolide TT bike. While the new bike wasn’t enough to vault him into the lead just yet – he finished 20th place on the day – it did help him keep to just single digit second losses to the other big GC contenders.

Pinarello who is shifting their product cycle away from the autumn trade shows, say they will be using the Giro d’Italia as their ideal showcase for their upcoming bikes, then demoing for dealers and customers through the summer and fall for a more direct approach to riders. While debuting new bikes at a Grand Tour means we might not get all of the details right away, it does offer a direct link to the idea of Race it on Sunday, Sell it on Monday. The new Bolide likely won’t be available before the end of the year to consumers, but join us across the break with a closer look at what will change in this newest version of the fast bike…

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Just yesterday, Team Sky’s best man on GC, Mikel Landa rode the wet stage 9 time trial at the Giro aboard a new Pinarello Bolide TT bike. While the new bike wasn’t enough to vault him into the lead just yet – he finished 20th place on the day – it did help him keep […]

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Go custom and aero with the Pearson Z1-Eleven alien beam tri bike

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With a tagline like ‘Alien in the Mist‘ we weren’t entirely sure what to expect of the latest creation from Pearson Bikes. Custom built in New Zealand by carbon frame builder Graeme Pearson, the Z1-Eleven is surely a radical approach to getting aero, and as such is not going to show up at any UCI races anytime soon. But if you are looking for a bike to tackle a triathlon, and want to eek out every aerodynamic advantage possible, then maybe there is something to be said for dropping the seattube and seatstays for a beam bike…

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With a tagline like ‘Alien in the Mist‘ we weren’t entirely sure what to expect of the latest creation from Pearson Bikes. Custom built in New Zealand by carbon frame builder Graeme Pearson, the Z1-Eleven is surely a radical approach to getting aero, and as such is not going to show up at any UCI races […]

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