The original Vado, which launched in 2017, uses a full-size (but still custom) motor with all the power you’d need for high-speed commutes. But, like all full power e-bikes, they’re heavy, and they provide a lot of assist right out of the gate. The Specialized Vado SL takes a different approach. It uses a lower
Race Report: Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne ended in a bunch sprint, much like Saturday’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, but up to 1,7 kilometres to go it looked like the break would fight for the victory. Mads Pedersen took the honours, but Mathieu van der Poel made the race. The win for the ex-World champion – Mads Pedersen Mads Pedersen
Britain’s Tom Pidcock finished third in the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne Classic in his third race for Ineos Grenadiers. The 21-year-old was involved in the bunch sprint at the end of the 197km one-day race, won by Denmark’s Mads Pedersen of Trek-Segafredo. Total-Direct Energie’s Anthony Turgis, who finished second, half a wheel ahead of Pidcock who started his
VeloToze’s new Roam shoe covers are a completely new take on the long-running fully-waterproof latex cycling shoe protection. Scaled up to fit on a wide range of casual street, boardroom-ready & even flat pedal cycling shoes, the new Roam covers are said to have reinforced, grippy soles that you can walk or pedal in, and
Ed Roadside in Belgium: From the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, Ed’s gang of ‘Race Chasers’ moved a little down the road for the second race of the Belgian opening weekend – Sunday’s Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and more cobbled action. A stunningly dry day for a northern Classic, but that wouldn’t ‘dampen’ the atmosphere. # Read Ed’s
EVOC have today released their new line of Trail Pro back protector backpacks for mountain biking, available in 10L, 16L and 26L capacities with two back length options. The new range of packs features EVOC’s new Liteshield PLUS spine protection technology, now wider and more flexible than those that came before it, boasting impact absorption
We’re giving away THREE sets of LOOK Cycle’s awesome X-Track Race Carbon mountain bike pedals, and all you have to do is answer a few quick questions to be entered to win! Why do you want these? Because they’re lightweight, work great, and have one of the largest platforms of any XC pedal we’ve tested.
Race Report: The Deceuninck – Quick-Step team dominated the first Classic of the season and launched Davide Ballerini across the finish line of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad first. The young Italian held off Jake Stewart and Sep Vanmarcke in a sprint from a large group. All happy at Deceuninck – Davids Ballerini wind Het Nieuwsblad
Britain’s Adam Yates came second on his debut for Ineos Grenadiers at the UAE Tour, despite crashing heavily. Yates finished 35 seconds overall behind winner Tadej Pogacar after rivals slowed up to allow the 28-year-old to be treated for cuts to his face. There appeared to be a tangle between the Ineos riders in the
Sierra Buttes wants “A Trail for Everyone” – The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has launched a short film about Connected Communities, their proposed “Lost Sierra Route” project, and the positive impact of linking 15 California mountain communities together with off-road trails. [embedded content] “The Lost Sierra is a place where many come to be found. To lose
PeloPics: This Saturday the first big single-day race in the north of Europe kicks off in Belgium; The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. What better reason to pull out some old retro photos from the Cor Vos archive. Back in 1983 the season opener was known as the Het Volk and started and finished in Gent, now
Continuing our digging through the 2021 Taipei Cycle d&i awards, here are a few more new products worth a look (and apparently, an award). First up is the Token Block headset which is an interesting take on the headset stop. Physical stops in a headset can prevent damage to your frame or bike by keeping
Hunt’s Limitless Aero road wheel project goes deeper with a new 60mm deep, wide aerodynamic carbon rim upgrade to provide a faster race wheelset option for the World Tour pros of Team Qhubeka ASSOS and you. A further evolution of Hunt’s Aerodynamicist development, the new Hunt 60 Limitless Aero Disc carbon wheels give a faster
Simon Yates confirms his Grand Tour plans for 2021 ‘If I have to live with an unfair system, I don’t know if I want to continue’: Androni boss vents his anger after being left out of Giro d’Italia Nairo Quintana’s team Arkéa-Samsic miss out on Giro d’Italia
2021 Giro d’Italia Preview: The first Grand Tour of the season is the last to announce their route for 2021. As always the ‘percorso’ has everything, including a time trial finalé. Ed Hood has run an educated eye over the course for the ‘PEZ Giro d’Italia First Look’. Repeat final stage over-turn in 2021? Read
Tadej Pogacar retained his lead in the UAE Tour despite being handed a penalty for pushing another rider. Ireland’s Sam Bennett won his second stage of the week-long race in a sprint finish into Dubai for his Deceuninck-Quick Step team. Race leader Pogacar, 22, was handed a 10-second penalty to add to his overall race
Dare I say it? Things are looking a little more positive for a season of EWS racing in 2021, and with it, Sam Hill’s return to racing his bike. The only question remains is this… Given that Nukeproof stable now houses two world class enduro race bikes, the Mega and the newly added Giga, which
Gear Break: Friday bike market time: Giro new Supernatural cycling gloves with EIT Palm Technology, the Revive slip-on from Kane, Supersapiens partners with IRONMAN, Adidas Sport launches top of the line eyewear, Intermarché Wanty-Gobert Matériaux use Bryton GPS cycle computers, Festka and CHATTY new T-shirts and sweatshirts not just for cyclists and shorts from Primal.
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