Mark Van Diggelen

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Philippe Starck Bike Helmet Looks Like Space-Age Riot Gear

Try as designers might, bike helmets are rarely a thing of beauty. In fact, the most tantalizing helmets are usually ones that don’t look like helmets at all.<p>A new take on protective headgear from celebrated French designer Philippe Starck is clearly trying to make helmet-hair cool. His aluminum …

EB14: Pinion Expands Gearbox Range, Centurion Builds 31Lb Belt Drive Gearbox Fat Bike Prototype

Originally making their mark with a single 18 speed internal gearbox, Pinion has drastically expanded their line up with 3 new gearing options. While …

Samsung announces the Gear S, with curved glass and 3G connectivity

Samsung, the world’s most productive company when it comes to making smartwatches, has just announced a new model: The Gear S, its sixth smartwatch.<p>The Gear S is quite special. It will sport a 2-inch AMOLED curved glass display, 3G connectivity (independent Internet!), and Samsung’s Tizen operating …

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc: The Best Road Group Ever

No hyperbole—Shimano's R785 hydraulic disc braking system and Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting will change the way you ride<p>It's the brakes that you'll notice first. I've used Shimano's R785 hydraulic braking system, with Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, to attack a four-mile switchback section of …

Bicycling's Go Faster Eating Plan

Mix and match these meals and snacks to build unlimited options<p>Each day of the GO FASTER Eating Plan, formulated by Anne Guzman, sports-nutrition consultant for Peaks Coaching Group, provides 2,000 to 2,500 calories. You'll dig into 500-calorie breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, and stoke your …

Strava Adds Streaming Sufferfest Videos Online, No Longer Limited to Mobile

In October, Strava gave premium members the ability to stream The Sufferfest training videos through their iOS and Android apps. Now, they’re …

The 2013 Cycle EXIF Top 10 | Cycle EXIF

We’ve seen some spectacular bikes appear on the pages of Cycle EXIF this year, with a variety ranging from finely tailored frames from the best builders in the business to eccentric assemblies from some very creative cyclists. As the year draws to a close, it’s a good chance to look back on the …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

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The Ultimate Total-Body Move

Strengthen your core—and just about every other muscle—with the half Turkish getup<p>The half Turkish getup might fall into the category of "core exercise," but it's far from an isolation move. "It works everything—your shoulders, hips, back, core, arms, and so many other muscles you never even think …

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See Behind and Where You’ve Been with New Cerevellum Scope Rear View Camera

When we last checked in with Cerevellum, the Hindsight 35 had just about hit the market after a few upgrades including ANT+. Sales were good, but …

The Mechanical Magic of Internally Geared Hubs

From the outside, internally geared hubs seem simple, but complicated works are inside. Here’s what makes Shimano’s Alfine hub turn.<p>Here are just five reasons why internally geared hubs like the Shimano Alfine deserve some awe and recognition.<p><b>1. Gear System</b><br>An interlocking set of gears, called a …

New Quarter-20 K-EDGE Camera Mounts Released, But Garmin VIRB Camera Requirements Surprise

You’ll recall our coverage of the new K-EDGE Quarter-20 mounts. And you may be sold on K-EDGE after our factory tour and the increased video quality …

Saffron Frameworks SS Road

In June last year, a 31-year-old named Mike Hall arrived in Greenwich after riding around the world — a distance of 18,000 miles. He completed the ride in 91 days and 18 hours and, in doing so, broke the previous world record by a good couple of weeks, according to the rules set down by the …

CrossFit for Cyclists

The fitness craze can help you become a more powerful rider<p>If you’re any sort of exercise enthusiast, you’ve undoubtedly heard of CrossFit. The intense, gym-based program focuses on general fitness—endurance, stamina, strength, power, flexibility, speed, coordination, and accuracy. In other words, …

Canyon Urban Concept

Eurobike has just finished up for another year and by the looks of things, there’ll be some interesting products filtering down through the bicycle market. As with car shows, there were a few innovations that may or may not see the light of day, but Canyon Bicycles GmbH presented their Urban …

Pimp Your Bike

6 simple things you can do for a great-looking bike.<p><b>TRIM CABLE ENDS WHEN THE CAP POPS OFF AND THEY FRAY</b><p>(You might need to replace them if they're truly awful.) Finish the job by crimping on a new cable cap. The truly fly take the extra maintenance step and solder the cable ends. This is also a good …

Which Lube to Use on Your Bike

How to choose the right lube for every component<p><b>Drip It</b><p>For most riding conditions, use a bicycle-specific Teflon-based oil, such as Park Tool CL-1 or Finish Line DRY Teflon Lube, to lubricate pivot points—any part that moves—on brakes, derailleurs, and chain links. Don't forget springs and …

Garmin Introduces Vector Pedals

The long-awaited road bike power meter hits market<p>After four years of development, Garmin introduced its highly anticipated pedal-based power meter, Vector, to a select group of media this week. While the company had two high-profile false starts, the Vector is no longer vaporware; it’s on sale …

2014 BMC Trailfox TF01 29er Mountain Bike Grows Longer Legs – UPDATED!

Back in May, BMC’s team riders were spotted aboard a prototype long-travel 29er, with comments from many of them saying how much they loved putting …

The True 36

The Great Wheel Size Debate continues to revolve. Once we finalize whether the ideal diameter is 26″, 29er, 650b or, more recently, 36er, will we find ourselves back at the same place we started out from? It’s funny how life moves in cycles. This is The True 36, a small studio in Slovakia with an …

Speedvagen Neon Covert

Tell me, apart from a Hetchins, isn’t this the most curvaceous rear end you’ve ever seen on a handmade bicycle? The Speedvagen, by Oregon’s Vanilla Workshop, is Sacha White’s own Magnum Opus, a proven frame in both cyclocross and road racing guises. This is one of the latest to roll out of the …

Vanguard RYO

There’s no doubting the intimidating effect that fat bikes and their 4-inch-plus tires have, for the simple promise of their ability to roll through terrain previously thought to be impenetrable by bicycle, like sand, snow and head-size rocks. It was inevitable that they begin to encroach on the …

The Ringer: a Bike Bell for Grown-ups

Last month we reported on Spurcycle‘s innovative Griprings, now they’re kickstarting again with the Ringer, a high quality aluminum, stainless steel, …