Trek adds women’s Silque to expanded Domane endurance road lineup

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After the recent update to their Domane with the SLR which we spotted racing the Tour of Flanders this spring with its adjustable seat tube flex, Trek has moved to bring the same classics cobble eating performance not just to more endurance-minded amateur riders, also but specifically to women as well.  That means the addition of decoupled aluminum ALR versions of the Domane, carry over carbon bikes, new carbon SL versions that include front IsoSpeed, carry over carbon tech applied to women’s geometry, and new women-specific SLR tech bikes too. Get the full details on the expanded Domane and Silque line after the break…

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After the recent update to their Domane with the SLR which we spotted racing the Tour of Flanders this spring with its adjustable seat tube flex, Trek has moved to bring the same classics cobble eating performance not just to more endurance-minded amateur riders, also but specifically to women as well.  That means the addition of […]

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World Cup DH, Pro Bike Check: Rachel Atherton’s Leogang winning Trek Session RSL

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It wasn’t a big shock to see Rachel Atherton win another World Cup Downhill this past weekend on her Trek Factory Racing Session Team Issue RSL. In fact it was her 10th consecutive World Cup DH win setting a new record. We were in Leogang checking up on what is new in the behind the scenes pits at the top level of the sport and got a little insight into Rachel’s personal setup. It was a pretty muddy course in the days leading up to the final, and still on the morning of the race the pros were trying to find the best way to slide down the technical course…

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It wasn’t a big shock to see Rachel Atherton win another World Cup Downhill this past weekend on her Trek Factory Racing Session Team Issue RSL. In fact it was her 10th consecutive World Cup DH win setting a new record. We were in Leogang checking up on what is new in the behind the scenes pits […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Pivot’s Fast is Fun, Patrol shreds the farm, Blackburn goes bike camping, etc.

After a weekend racing at Fort William and headed into another racing at Leogang, the Pivot Factory Racing Team has a new short with some jazzy music to get in the mood to hit the trail. Currently ranked #6 on the Women’s World Cup Downhill circuit, Swiss National DH champ Emilie Siegenthaler knows how to have fun from the pump track to friendly trail riding, to throwing her Phoenix Carbon DH down race runs.

Check her riding home trails around Bienne, Swizterland or drop in past the break for more of this week’s video highlights…

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After a weekend racing at Fort William and headed into another racing at Leogang, the Pivot Factory Racing Team has a new short with some jazzy music to get in the mood to hit the trail. Currently ranked #6 on the Women’s World Cup Downhill circuit, Swiss National DH champ Emilie Siegenthaler knows how to have fun […]

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Put a Stolen Goat on your back

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It’s OK, Stolen Goat is just the quirky name of a UK cycling clothing company. The idea behind the name (and company) is something to do with expressing freedom and at the same time shaking up the pro down mentality where only the ultra premium clothing gets the best tech and features. Stolen Goat has just launched their 2016 Spring/Summer and has with it a wide range of bib shorts, jerseys and accessories available for both men and women in simple, matched designs leaning heavily on color blocked graphics…

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It’s OK, Stolen Goat is just the quirky name of a UK cycling clothing company. The idea behind the name (and company) is something to do with expressing freedom and at the same time shaking up the pro down mentality where only the ultra premium clothing gets the best tech and features. Stolen Goat has just […]

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Women riding in style: Hit the road with SOAS & Velocio, or cruise the city with Chance of Rain

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Choice in proper performance clothing for women riders and racers seems to be growing rapidly these days. At the same time we’ve seen bigger cycling brands focus more top-end development on the women’s side, but there also have been a number of companies catering just only women and growing their cycling offerings. SOAS is a good example of the latter. They had made a name for themselves with women-specific endurance clothing mostly geared toward triathletes. That logically included some appeal to riders, but this spring they are finally rolling out a complete line dedicated to cycling. Velocio on the other hand develops products for both men and women cyclists in striking designs. They do seem to focus their efforts quite evenly on both men and women, and their new premium ES collection is a good example of that. Then we’ll finish this round-up off with a small new cross-over brand from Berlin. Chance of Rain is more of a boutique fashion label introducing a couple of premiem jackets for urban riding that mix functional fabrics and designs with a classic, elegant style. Take a closer look at each below the fold…

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Choice in proper performance clothing for women riders and racers seems to be growing rapidly these days. At the same time we’ve seen bigger cycling brands focus more top-end development on the women’s side, but there also have been a number of companies catering just only women and growing their cycling offerings. SOAS is a good […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Bike Power in NYC, Juliana bikes Going Places, and Sharing the ride in Africa

Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to proper use of e-bike tech, lugging gear for the long haul supporting his cycling community and getting more folks on bikes.

Check out more from this past week’s best videos after the break…

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Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

  • WTB partners with Semper Fi Fund to create a recovery mountain bike camp – After months of collaboration and planning, WTB and the Semper Fi Fund partnered to give an unforgettable mountain biking experience to 16 US Military service members who have used their love for mountain biking to help their mental and physical recovery from a life of service. Led by WTB/Cannondale OverMountain Team athletes Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler they put together 2 days of rain and 1 day of sun for a weekend of perfect dirt, and seemingly endless shuttle laps. WTB.comCheck out more hits from the week after the break…

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WTB partners with Semper Fi Fund to create a recovery mountain bike camp – After months of collaboration and planning, WTB and the Semper Fi Fund partnered to give an unforgettable mountain biking experience to 16 US Military service members who have used their love for mountain biking to help their mental and physical recovery from a life of […]

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Cannondale Quick flat bar road hybrid gets leaner & faster

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While most traditional hybrids blend the durability and upright ride of mountain bikes with the smooth, narrower tires of a road bike, there tends to be a lot of compromise getting something in between. The result is often an overbuilt bike that can stand up to almost any riding abuse, but ends up being rather heavy and with a harsh ride.

The latest Cannondale Quick tries to solve all of those concerns in a light, fast moving bike that they think will help motivate those cyclists who just want to get out and improve their fitness. As more folks take up cycling to improve their health, or even just see a bike as a more rational way to get back and forth from the gym, a bike like the Quick offers a lot of promise. Jump past the break to get a look at the details, and some of the many build options Cannondale has at every price level, from really low-cost up to a Shimano 105 build with hydraulic disc brakes…
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While most traditional hybrids blend the durability and upright ride of mountain bikes with the smooth, narrower tires of a road bike, there tends to be a lot of compromise getting something in between. The result is often an overbuilt bike that can stand up to almost any riding abuse, but ends up being rather heavy […]

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Rapha dishes out premium women’s pro Canyon//SRAM replica kit

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The flashy designed ‘hazard pattern‘ kit of the Canyon//SRAM Women’s WorldTour professional team received a lot of positive feedback when the team announced it back in December, so Rapha went ahead with steps to bring the top-end gear to consumers. While many pro road teams offer their supporters replica kits, only a few offer the actual top-level materials and fit that the pros actually race in. Add in the fact that women remain less represented at the top end of sport, and it’s even harder to come by a proper pro women’s replica kit. The clothing line that Rapha has put together includes the key essentials that the team trains and races in, and now you can too…
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The flashy designed ‘hazard pattern‘ kit of the Canyon//SRAM Women’s WorldTour professional team received a lot of positive feedback when the team announced it back in December, so Rapha went ahead with steps to bring the top-end gear to consumers. While many pro road teams offer their supporters replica kits, only a few offer the actual […]

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