Thursday, March 31, 2011

Video: Is Cancellara beatable at the Tour of Flanders?


Vaughters, Sergeant, Museeuw and Eisel talk

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Specialized Henge saddle

When it comes to contact points, Specialized’s big thing is Body Geometry. The idea is to use science to measure things and design products to suit. In the case of saddles, Specialized’s boffins have decided that blood flow through the arteries that pass between your sit bones is something worth maintaining. They do, after all, supply the family jewels, and while we’re not aware of any proven link between reduced blood flow and permanent damage to something important, not starving ...

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Cycling journalist Bretscher dies at age 72

Former Cyclingnews contributor loses battle to cancer

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Terpstra crashes out of De Panne finale


Updated: Quick Step rider sustains broken collarbone, out of Tour of Flanders

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2012 Giro d'Italia to start in Denmark?


Danish newspaper claims announcement to be made Friday

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Time RXI road shoes review

The RXIs are definitely try-before-you-buy shoes and they really divided our testers. Some couldn’t get on with the weight, and found the shape didn’t work for them, others found them very comfortable and were prepared to put up with the mass to get a fit that suited.

Choose the RXIs if you like a shallow heel, a large toe box and soft uppers, but if you prefer to be held really firmly, look elsewhere. Testers who disliked the fit did find that some heat moulding with a hairdryer improved the shape. On our test pair the cleat threads were too deeply recessed to take Shimano cleats with the standard bolts.

Credit: Road Bikes & Gear

USA Cycling announces the hiring of new BMX coach

USA Cycling is pleased to announce the hiring of Performance Driven, led by James Herrera, to lead all elite and U23 BMX training camps as well as international team events under BMX Program Director Mike King.

Source: USA Cycling News Headlines

Devolder injured but ready for Tour of Flanders


Two-time winner in awe of Cancellara, admits differences with Boonen

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Tour of Japan cancelled for 2011


Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis too much to overcome

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Thorn Ripio frame & Mt Tura fork review

Thorn's idea behind the Ripio is to propose an affordable alternative to a custom-built steel bike, similar in spirit and quality to offerings by close cousins Salsa or Surly. If you’ve upgraded your rig with decent parts but are now eyeing something more repairable for the open road, this frame and the matching, suspension-corrected Mt Tura fork could be just the thing.

All TIG-welded and designed for swapping over your special bits, frame spacing is 135mm, while correctly positioned front and rear brake posts make V-brake adjustment easy. Every braze-on imaginable is in the right place, with critical load bearing eyelets up front taking stouter 6mm bolts rather than the 5mm bolts for the frame.

Bosses for three bottles and a Crud Catcher mudguard maximise versatility. The end result is ergonomically perfect: handling is nippy and agile even when loaded (we used a Shimano Deore LX/Truvativ mix with 26in wheels), with a lovely spring in the overall feel. The frame weighs a reasonable 2,500g and the fork 1,210g.

Source: Road Bikes & Gear



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