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SOC16: Power measurement enters third dimension with new 4iiii Precision 2.0 meter

Introduced at Interbike 2014, the 4iiii power meter has come a long way very quickly. Originally planned as a DIY add on, they showed an even smaller …

Engineering

6 Things You Might Not Know About Your Bike Chain

Get the most out of your drivetrain's middleman with these smart tips<p>The chain is one of the most important parts of a bicycle, but it's often overlooked. When it’s working properly, you don’t even realize it’s there—but when it’s not, it’s probably the only thing you think about.<p>We rounded up six …

Tour de France

4 Workouts for Cyclists Who Hate Intervals

Repetitive training sessions got you down? Get fired up (and a little faster) with these alternatives to intervals.<p>Some cyclists love structured training. Others? Not so much. If you want to get stronger and faster, but pushing your limits with lung-busting intervals again and again—and again and …

Muscle

How to Ride Wet Descents Like a Boss

Three coaches share their cycling tips for conquering rainy rides and slippery descents<p>Descending is one of the trickiest skills to learn on the bike, and it gets even trickier in wet weather. Rainy days can make for scary bike rides, but there are a few things you can do to make your rides safer …

North Carolina

Peaks Coaching: High Rewards from the Trainer

<i>by Tim Cusick, PCG master coach</i><p>Okay, first of all, I am not a trainer guy! Part of what I love about cycling is getting outside and knocking out …

Will Gore-Tex’s New Fabric Change Waterproof Outerwear?

New membrane acts as its own shell layer; could produce lighter, more breathable jackets<p>For all the apparent techno-wizardry in waterproof breathable garments, the actual mechanics of the thing haven’t changed much since William Gore accidentally created his namesake membrane in 1969. But a new …

Clothing

Powered by ThermaCare®

The hot solution for pain: Heat Therapy<p>Discover the relief and healing you need after a tough workout, or a long day.<p>Heat therapy has been used for centuries to combat backaches, muscle pain, joint pain and more. Heat can be great way to manage pain, and start the healing process. Its effectiveness …

Massage Therapy

How Curiosity Killed the Cramp

The bane of many cyclists is exercise-associated muscle cramps: a sudden seizing up of the muscle.<p>You gasp in pain unable to pedal, much less bike another mile. The extreme tightness in the muscle, whether it’s in your, foot, calf, or hamstring screams “Stop!”<p>As an endurance athlete, Rod MacKinnon, …

Nobel Prize

Best road bikes under £2000 for 2018

When you walk into a bike shop with two grand in your pocket, you’re justified in expecting to exchange that cash for a bike that will see you …

Road Bikes

Fizik remodels road shoe last and closure with R1

For 2016, Fizik has a new 228g R1 shoe with a wider forefoot last and a unique BOA closure. The Italian brand also has a new high-end road saddle …

Lightweight lives up to name… & touts €24k ride

German wheelmaker Lightweight was conforming to type at Eurobike this week with new wheels, bars and stems that will barely trouble your scales – …

Canyon's Speedmax prototype: slick, fast, illegal

Canyon's Eurobike stand is usually packed with prototypes and this year the German brand was showing off a new triathlon-specific version of its …

Canyon’s Smart Bike Computer is a world first

Canyon has unveiled an all-new bike computer that has been developed in collaboration with Sony. Expected to be available in spring 2016, the Canyon …

Giro Empire Reflective shoes light up the night

The swelling trend towards visibility in cycling apparel has brought for two new pairs of shoes from Giro: the Empire ACC Reflective and the $190 …

Shimano 1x for the road, now it's official

Shimano teased us with it last year at the Eurobike trade show but now it's official – Shimano Metrea, a dedicated groupset for urban cyclists, will …

New Argon 18 E119 Tri ‘faster than a Cervélo P5’

Canadian brand Argon 18 is looking to take on Cervélo with the launch of four new TT bikes across two new platforms – the UCI-legal E117 Tri and the …

Superbikes

5 Rules for Listening to Music on a Ride (Without Being a Jerk)

Have your tunes—and still be polite—with these tips<p>If you enjoy listening to music while riding, get this: Research shows that tuning in to your favorite jams can make you ride happier, harder, and faster. Music is scientifically proven to reduce perceived exertion, boost your energy levels, and …

Audiophile

The World’s Coolest Bike Tours

These quirky bike trips will have you begging for more vacation days

Taj Mahal

The Right Way to Close a Quick Release

The wheel-holding mechanism is closing in on 100 years of age, and we still aren’t operating it as intended<p>It’s amazing that quick releases have been holding wheels on bicycles for a century, give or take, and we still can’t use them properly. Don’t think that’s true? Trek’s recent recall of more …

Cycling

Is This the World's Friendliest Group Ride?

Julynn Washington's no-drop ride on cycling video game Zwift makes it easy for new riders to join in<p>When Julynn Washington signed up for Zwift—the cycling video game that allows you to pedal with other riders in real time—she could barely finish six miles. Now, nine months later, the 49-year-old …

North Carolina

Review: Rolf Prima Vigor Alpha Aero Alloy Wheelset

Around these parts we are no stranger to Rolf Prima wheels. Previously we’ve had the P-Town SS wheels, ECX tubulars, Ralos CXC mountain bike wheels, …

Time I

Praxis threads in new PF/BB30 bottom bracket for Race Face CINCH, Rotor Rex cranksets

Race Face’s latest cranksets and Rotor’s Rex cranks both use a 30mm spindle designed to work with virtually any frame, though some of those frames …

Specialized Allez Sprint drops hammer on carbon

Specialized is expanding on the ingenious Smartweld technology it first introduced on its alloy Allez three years ago, now adding the novel …

Watteam universal crankarm power meter finally goes on sale, $499 for both sides

First introduced more than a year ago, the Watteam power meter system was updated earlier this year to use a slimmer, rechargeable battery pack and …

Rechargeable Batteries

Why stress can make you fat - and what to do about it

Most people are familiar with the fight or flight response that was crucial in keeping our ancestors alive when they hunted big, dangerous animals …

Exercise

Better than Castelli Gabba? Wet weather racing jackets on test

During the 2013 edition of Milan-San Remo, the weather was horrendous. Many of the pro peloton could be seen wearing a black jersey to fend off the …

Boost Your Blood to Boost Performance

The fluid in your veins carries everything you need to ride strong and feel great. Here's how one writer learned to fill it with the right stuff.<p>As a mountain bike racer, I’m pretty familiar with the sight of my blood. But barring blood donations—both accidental and intentional—I’d never thought a …

Nutrition

5 Reasons to Get Excited About SRAM's Wireless Group

Some of our favorite benefits to using the long-awaited SRAM wireless group<p>After what feels like eons of public testing and racing, SRAM’s electronic wireless road drivetrain is, we believe, about to launch. Inside sources have told us the company plans to release the product for model year 2016, …

Non Disclosure Agreement

Millar & Castelli show cycling some sartorial style

Chpt. III x Castelli is a unique collaboration between recently retired British pro David Millar and Italian cycling apparel brand Castelli. It’s a …

Cycling

Tacx NEO Smart turbo trainer could redefine genre

<b>No, Tacx hasn’t managed to make riding your bike indoors fun but its new NEO Smart turbo trainer does look like it’ll make the experience a lot less</b> …