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Factory Tour: Caletti Cycles’ Handmade Steel, Titanium Bicycles

John Caletti’s bikes have always impressed me at NAHBS. Not because they’re super trick showstoppers or full of hidden features. But because they’re …

An invitation to test the Brooks Cambium

For those of you who are devoted fans of Brooks saddles, and even if you’re not, here’s an exciting opportunity. Brooks England is about to release the first non-leather saddle in a very long time and one that is unlike any other on the market, the Cambium C17, and they’re inviting the first 100 …

Clothing

3D Printed Track Bike Masterpiece, in Carbon and Titanium

We’ve seen the future, and the future is 3D printing. Trains, planes and automobiles construction -both commercial and residential- is all being …

Long Term Review: Specialized Venge Pro Aero Road Bike

We’ve had the Specialized Venge Pro for more than a year now and logged well over a thousand race and training miles between three test pilots.<p>As …

The 5 Best Cycling Hill Climbs

Five painfully steep but hugely rewarding challenges.<p><b>Mt. Tamalpais Hill Climb, Stinson Beach, CA</b><br>This 50-year-old race—which brings in 350-plus riders every September—begins with 4 miles of flats along Bolinas Lagoon before rearing up the 4-mile, 1,500-foot ascent on Bolinas-Fairfax Road. The …

Pro Road Bikes of the 2013 Tour of California

From proven to prototype, examine the race bikes for all 16 teams at the 2013 Amgen Tour of California.<i>—Images and words by Matt Allyn, Joe Lindsey, and Whit Yost</i><p><b>Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod (Cannondale)</b>

A Scientific 7-Minute Workout That Only Requires You, A Wall & A Chair

If a trip to the gym is hard to find time for, <i>The New York Times</i> has reported on a quick solution to the problem: The Scientific 7-Minute Workout. In …

Alchemy x Blacksmith Cycle

Canadians are very proud of their outdoor lifestyle and their sense of adventure, it’s always good to hear from the riders and their rides. Paul Keodprom is a wrench at a Toronto bike shop, Blacksmith Cycle, who recently built up his dream steel road frame, handmade by Colorado’s Alchemy Bikes.<p>Paul …

Road Bikes

Mavic World HQ Tour – Wheel R&D, Shoes, Soft Goods and More!

Mavic’s Annecy, France, HQ houses clothing & footwear design and wheels prototyping and testing. It also holds their accounting, administration and …

For van Garderen, the time to win California is now

Tejay van Garderen may be America’s best active stage racer. He finished fifth at the Tour de France last year, and has three podium finishes to his …

50 Rides of a Lifetime

We asked readers and staff to name their all-time favorite places to pedal. The result (in no particular order): classic destinations, must-do events, and two-wheeled adventures that should be on every cyclist's bucket list.<p><b>1. The Cobbles of Belgium.</b><br>Cyclists like to suffer, and the mystical mecca …

Time Traveller Watch Shows Multiple Time Zones at Once Using Famous City Landmarks

The Time Traveller watch by Mr Jones Watches shows the time for major cities around the world using famous landmarks. For example, New York City’s is …

Florentijn Hofman’s Giant Inflatable ‘Rubber Duck’ Floats to Hong Kong

The giant inflatable “Rubber Duck,” a floating sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, has traveled the world’s waterways for several years and …

First Look: 2014 Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod

A faster, more damped Classics bike<p>Cannondale made its first foray into carbon fiber in 2006 with the Synapse. That bike was designed to be both fast and comfortable, thanks to chainstays with the company’s SAVE (Synapse Active Vibration) technology, which used a carefully designed carbon layup to …

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod: A comfortable racing bike in an endurance frame

Determined not to have it be pigeonholed as a bike for older and slower riders, Cannondale engineers and industrial designers built the new 2014 …

Optical Illusion Creates an Underwater View of Rapture, A City From the ‘BioShock’ Video Game Series

<i>First, stare at the center of this spiral for 30 to 60 seconds.</i><p>We can now take a trip to Rapture, an underwater city from the <i>BioShock</i> video game …

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn trailer introduces Final Fantasy 6's classic Magitek Armor

A new trailer for Square Enix's relaunched MMO <i>Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn</i> recreates an iconic scene from an older game in the series.<p>The trailer features a character who heavily resembles <i>Final Fantasy 6</i> protagonist Terra riding one of the game's steampunk-esque Magitek Armor machines through a …

Aluminum Frames Are Back—And Better than Ever

No longer synonymous with a rough ride, aluminum is back in demand—and the frames are smoother than ever<p>Just 10 years ago, most high-quality bikes sold in the United States were made from aluminum or related alloys. As recently as 2003, our annual Buyer’s Guide featured only a handful of …

Rivendell All-Rounder

As you’d expect, he who designed a bike as special as the Bridgestone X0-1 should have fairly relevant things to say about cycling. Grant Petersen is that man; former manager of Bridgestone Cycles USA, now head honcho at Rivendell Bicycle Works, “purveyor of lugged steel bicycle frames, smart parts …

Cycling

Bianchi's partnership with carbon developer may take some bumps out of your road

LILLE, France (VN) — Vibration is a real pain in the butt.<p>Working with the aptly named Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC), Bianchi thinks it has …