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New Zipp 404 Firestrike Claims Aerodynamic, Braking Improvements over Firecrest

Manufacturer Zipp has introduced the latest in their 404 wheel series, the Firecrest. The design looks to be an improvement on 2010’s Firecrest model, with new designs to the aerodynamic and braking power of the wheel. The major selling point for the wheels seems to be the rim and brake track. In 2010, the Firecrest used a dimpled, carbon fibre surface to help reduce “side force,” the force caused by wind m ...

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Frog Bikes Survey Shows Parents Tend to Opt for In-Home Bike Maintenance

Earlier this week, reported on a survey performed by youth bike maker Frog Bikes, which showed that most parents do not take the time to have professional mechanics perform safety checks on their children’s bicycles. The survey of over 2,000 UK parents showed that most parents prefer to perform safety checks and maintenance themselves, and even found that a small percentage of parents had neve ...

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Tour of Britain to Host Support Events in Brighton; Unicyclists Welcome

This Friday, British cycling fans were delighted to find out that they’d be welcome to compete in several support events centred on the finishing line of the Tour of Britain’s final stage in Brighton. The Tour’s penultimate stage will begin in Camberley, with races in Brighton set to be run throughout the morning and early afternoon in anticipation of a 3PM arrival of the professionals. ...

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Armstrong’s Interesting Legal Tactic Fails to Get Civil Case Dismissed

While the court of public opinion may have finished ruling on Lance Armstrong months ago, the actual American court system appears to just be getting started. Earlier this week Judge Robert L. Wilkins denied a request by Armstrong to throw out a civil case originally brought to court by Armstrong’s former teammate Floyd Landis. The case itself centres on Armstrong’s time as a rider sponsored by the U.S. Pos ...

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Schleck’s slide continues; may have slid off Trek team for Le Tour

Heading in to this season, many expected to finally see Andy Schleck return to the form that won him the Tour de France in 2010. So far, though, those high expectations have not been met. Schleck so far has failed to finish the Amstel Gold Race and the Ardennes Classics, and missed out entirely on the Tour of Romandie due to a knee injury. It seems now that Schleck may be running out of chances to prove he ...

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Revolution Track Series Expands Again, Adds London Second Date

The Revolution Track Series has, for the third season in a row, grown. The series announced Monday that the 2014-15 season would include six rounds including October and February events in London. The London rounds will take place at the Lee Valley VeloPark, originally constructed for the 2012 Olympic Games. With a capacity of 6,000, Lee Valley is the largest velodrome to be part of the Revolution Series. R ...

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Rumours of a shock-absorbing Time machine

Framemaker Time managed to get some gearheads salivating earlier this week when the front page of their website was replaced by the simple image of an X-ray of a human arm and the tagline “New sensations are coming soon.” The image seems to confirm previous speculation that Time would soon release a new fork meant to absorb vibration. In February, website published a story where the examined pa ...

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Sagan Closing Gap on Dumoulin, Martin with another top-three finish in Switzerland

Cannondale rider Peter Sagan continued his solid performance at the Tour of Switzerland with another top-three finish in Wednesday’s fifth stage. The Slovakian has already used his powerful sprint to capture a stage victory on Monday, and is steadily closing the gap between himself and overall leaders Tony Martin and Tom Dumoulin. Martin has so far held on to the six second lead he established in the race’s ...

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Wiggins Abandons Tour De Suisse Following Crash

Bradley Wiggins’ team doctor Steve Baynes announced on Wednesday that the 34 year old British rider would pull out of the Tour of Switzerland following a crash during Tuesday’s 4th stage. Wiggins had already been struggling during the tour, and had been slipping out of contention for a top spot going in to stage 4. At the time of the crash, Wiggins was not involved in any rough riding, but had been hanging ...

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