Spotted: Flaer Revo Via Chain Performance System on Orica-Scott Bikes at TDU

“The world’s first chain performance system will ensure your transmission operates at maximum efficiency from start to finish, no matter the conditions. The Revo Via applies a precise quantity of our specially developed fluid to the chain as you ride, giving maximum power transfer to the wheel, smoother gear shifts and a visibly cleaner transmission. The result – you get the most out of the effort you put in.” – says Flaer.

These claims were enough to pique the interest of UCI World Tour team, Orica Scott who have the Revo Via system fitted to the bikes of team riders Luke Durbridge and Daryl Impey. Click on through for more…

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“The world’s first chain performance system will ensure your transmission operates at maximum efficiency from start to finish, no matter the conditions. The Revo Via applies a precise quantity of our specially developed fluid to the chain as you ride, giving maximum power transfer to the wheel, smoother gear shifts and a visibly cleaner transmission. […]

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Mr. Pink gets a red, white, blue, and carbon upgrade

Big tires on road bikes are so hot right now. But that wasn’t always the case. All City introduced their road bike named Mr. Pink in 2011 when it was a bit of an outlier with the ability to run 32mm tires. Because of the desire to run such wide tires, the straight steerer tube, and the mid-reach rim brakes, there weren’t a lot of options for a carbon fork. Instead, a rad lugged steel fork was produced which is how the bike has been sold.

As much as All City loved the ride quality of the steel fork, enough riders were looking for something lighter that they felt a change had to be made. After partnering up with Whisky Parts Co., the new Mr. Pink keeps all of the features that made it stand out, but drops almost a pound and a half off the frameset thanks to the new fork…

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Big tires on road bikes are so hot right now. But that wasn’t always the case. All City introduced their road bike named Mr. Pink in 2011 when it was a bit of an outlier with the ability to run 32mm tires. Because of the desire to run such wide tires, the straight steerer tube, and […]

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Actual weights for Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 mechanical

2017 Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 actual weights for the cranks

The all-new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 might be delivering a little too late for the pros to race it at Tour Down Under, but we found a set of production mechanical parts to throw on the scale while at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. The cranks shown have 172.5mm arms and a 52/36 chainring setup to come in at 629g. Roll on down for the rest of the group…

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The all-new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 might be delivering a little too late for the pros to race it at Tour Down Under, but we found a set of production mechanical parts to throw on the scale while at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. The cranks shown have 172.5mm arms and a 52/36 chainring setup to […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

Photo from Andrew Cho GoFundMe page

We’re updating our Friday Roundup with rough news from GT Bikes. Former pro rider and GT Bicycles Digital Marketing Manager Andrew Cho suffered a serious spinal injury out of the blue when a blood vessel burst in his C3 and C4 vertebrae. According to the GoFundMe page, after feeling dizzy and having tingling in his neck and limbs while having dinner with friends, he went home where eventually the ruptured blood vessel constricted his spinal cord, paralyzing him from the neck down. Apparently, he’s starting to make some improvements, but still has a very long road ahead of him. To help offset the cost of medical treatment, loss of work, and other financial burdens, a GoFundMe page has been set up with a goal of raising $75k to start (keep in mind the GoFundMe is in CAD). If you’ve met Andrew, you know that he’s one of the nicest guys and while he’s keeping a positive attitude through all this, he could certainly use our help.

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We’re updating our Friday Roundup with rough news from GT Bikes. Former pro rider and GT Bicycles Digital Marketing Manager Andrew Cho suffered a serious spinal injury out of the blue when a blood vessel burst in his C3 and C4 vertebrae. According to the GoFundMe page, after feeling dizzy and having tingling in his neck […]

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TDU 2017 Tech: Geraint Thomas’ Team Sky Pinarello Dogma F10

Geraint Thomas is a Welsh born pro, racing for Team Sky since 2010. Prior to that, he was aboard Barloworld, a team of South African origin. He’s enjoyed considerable success on both road & track, including Olympic gold in the team pursuit in 2008 & 2012, and is the reigning Commonwealth Games road racing champ. His most notable professional victory was at last year’s Paris-Nice, where he took the overall win.

Team Sky has been on Pinarello brand since their inception in 2010, and is greatly involved in the testing and development of new models, also working closely with Shimano hence the first race bike we’ve seen fitted with bits of the new Dura-Ace Di2 R9170 groupset. This new Pinarello F10 evolves from the F8 model, but retains the F8’s flatback tube profiles. A fresh downtube design, inherited from the Pinarello Bolide TT bike, is designed to shield water bottles from the wind. Click on through for more…

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Geraint Thomas is a Welsh born pro, racing for Team Sky since 2010. Prior to that, he was aboard Barloworld, a team of South African origin. He’s enjoyed considerable success on both road & track, including Olympic gold in the team pursuit in 2008 & 2012, and is the reigning Commonwealth Games road racing champ. His most notable professional […]

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TDU 2017 Tech: Peter Sagan’s Disc Brake Specialized Venge & Gold Wheels!

Peter Sagan needs little introduction – two time and current World Champion, even a Junior Mountain Bike World Champion back in 2008. Along with these and many other wins and accomplishments, Peter is a rider with serious skills and charisma on and off the bike. To kick off 2017, Peter returns to Adelaide, South Australia and the Tour Down Under, the race where he made his Pro Tour debut with Liquigas way back in 2010. Disc brakes are being re-introduced into the World Tour this year, and many teams are experimenting with the technology. Peter Sagan has a disc brake Venge at his disposal, which he has used during training in Adelaide, and may or may not see action when the race starts? It gets the same custom deeply shiny paint job we saw on his rim brake a couple of weeks back.

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Peter Sagan needs little introduction – two time and current World Champion, even a Junior Mountain Bike World Champion back in 2008. Along with these and many other wins and accomplishments, Peter is a rider with serious skills and charisma on and off the bike. To kick off 2017, Peter returns to Adelaide, South Australia and […]

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Pinarello responds & refutes infringement claims from Velocite

Right after the recent introduction of the new aero Pinarello Dogma F10, we saw an open letter by Victor Major of Velocite claiming that the new design infringed on his patented Intellectual Property. The topic at issue was the concave trailing section to the downtube with a water bottle tucked into it. But with a response today from Cicli Pinarello, unsurprisingly it seems that not everything in that open letter was as cut and dry as it seems. According to Pinarello they did in fact respond to what seems to have been a vague initial communication after the release of their new Bolide, and were waiting to hear back from Velocite. That never happened, so they only now seem to have found out what the concern was in the first place. Pinarello’s response wants to clear up the issue and move forward. Read on for more and the full response after the break…

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Right after the recent introduction of the new aero Pinarello Dogma F10, we saw an open letter by Victor Major of Velocite claiming that the new design infringed on his patented Intellectual Property. The topic at issue was the concave trailing section to the downtube with a water bottle tucked into it. But with a response today from Cicli Pinarello, […]

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Get a Praxis + 4iiii power meter crank for just $500

As power meter technology continues to expand and come down in price, more riders are able to take advantage of training with power. We first got wind of the limited edition Zayante + Power crankset that Praxis Works was producing last spring. Available only in the US & Canada, the pair up between Praxis & 4iiii makes for a simple clean installation and is still one of the most affordable ways to get a power meter on your road bike. Apparently the cooperation has been fruitful, as Praxis had been completely sold out for a while. But with another road season looming and time to get in those winter training base miles, the  Zayante + Power cranks are available once again…

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As power meter technology continues to expand and come down in price, more riders are able to take advantage of training with power. We first got wind of the limited edition Zayante + Power crankset that Praxis Works was producing last spring. Available only in the US & Canada, the pair up between Praxis & […]

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Pinarello Flagship F-series gets lighter, faster, and stiffer with new F10

Leading up to the kickoff of the Pro Tour season, Pinarello has unveiled their newest race bike. Going straight from the F8 to the F10, as is typical, the new bike promises to be better in almost every way. In addition to better looks, the frame builds in a few new features in increase the aerodynamic advantage while carbon tech keeps the weight low and the stiffness high…

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Leading up to the kickoff of the Pro Tour season, Pinarello has unveiled their newest race bike. Going straight from the F8 to the F10, as is typical, the new bike promises to be better in almost every way. In addition to better looks, the frame builds in a few new features in increase the […]

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