Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bike Buller mixes up schedule for 2012 edition

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Fourth year event to include new singletrack


Source: Cyclingnews News Headlines

USA Cycling raises master age to 35 for road, track

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Rule changes add youth category


Source: Cyclingnews News Headlines

11-Speed Dura-Ace for 2013


Shimano's new component group will be called Dura-Ace 9000

Hat Tip To: Bicycling Magazine

Milka-Trek becomes Milka-Superior in 2012

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New bike sponsor for mountain bike team


Source: Cyclingnews News Headlines

2012 Rule Changes; 30-34 age group removed from Masters Nationals

The meeting of USA Cyclingandrsquo;s various Sport Committees last month resulted in several rule changes for the 2012 season.

Source: USA Cycling News Headlines

Get ready for Euro 'Cross Camp IX

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Amercia's best young cyclo-cross riders set to hit Europe


Source: Cyclingnews News Headlines

Rapha Winter tights review

Made from Thermo Roubaix, these are warm, soft and very comfortable. The details are up to Rapha's usual high standards, with a hidden zipped mesh pocket, waterproof seat panel, gummy ankle grippers and stirrups. The Thermo Roubaix extends to the midriff and a garaged comfort break zip is a nice touch. They're not padded, or wind or water-resistant, but our issue is the price: a pair of unpadded tights that cost the same as a competitor's all-singing, all-dancing ones can't be justified.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus



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Cavendish collects MBE from The Queen

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Sprinter caps stellar year at Buckingham Palace


Source: Cyclingnews News Headlines

Endura Helium jacket review

The bike clothing that performs best often has quieter designs, which combine fabrics and fit without too much fussy detail. We enjoyed wearing the Helium a lot – although we'd be grateful if manufacturers would stop using 'Helium' as a name. The raglan sleeves offer great shoulder freedom, and the arms are full enough for layering underneath but slim at the forearm so they don't flap.

The cuffs and hem use a stretch softshell to provide fit, rather than needing drawcords or tab adjusters – it works well and the lack of 'bits' is refreshing. There are grippers at the hem each side to help keep it all in place and, although the collar is higher than others we've worn with an asymmetric zip, it's soft and therefore comfortable.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK



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TIBCO bolster squad for 2012

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Team committed to aiding Olympic goals of roster


Source: Cyclingnews News Headlines

Le Col Arcus winter gilet review

Le Col have brightened things up this winter with their Arcus range. The predominantly white clothing is a departure from the dark colours of recent years, but still retains the sleek, minimalist look they're renowned for. The winter gilet is essentially a carbon copy of their winter jacket – minus the arms – with a wind stopping, water resistant fabric across the chest. It's quite thick, which means it can't be scrunched into as small a ball as some vests, but it'll still fit into a jersey pocket.

Wear it on a mild autumn or spring day and you're likely to overheat but it comes into its own on dry, cold or windy days. The thick fabric across the chest and shoulders provides a solid shield against gusts, while the material is thinner on the back for improved breathability. Features include a zipped waterproof pocket and plenty of hi-vis details. Our only quibble is the price, which seems a touch on the high side.



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