MID-WEEK REPORT: THE LATEST NEWS, PRODUCTS AND EVENTS

Take a look at the best of our trending stories from this week November 18, about the latest road bikes, tech, pro racing and more in the cycling industry.

TOP 10 WHEELS FOR 2022

Take a look at ten of the best road bike wheels for 2022. Campagnolo, Shimano, Hunt and lesser known brands like Edco, Kru and Ursus developed wheels with the latest modern road bikes. Hookless rims, carbon spokes and disc-specific these 10 hoops ooze many of tech trends we’ve been forecasting for years.

READ MORE

 

3 WORKOUTS TO IMPROVE CLIMBING

By Chris Carmichael, Founder and Head Coach of CTS

There are three main areas that need to be addressed when you want to become a better, stronger, and faster climber. First you have to increase your maximum sustainable power. This increases the pace you can sustain for prolonged climbs, and in the best case it also means you can ride more comfortably while others are riding at their maximum sustainable power outputs. Second, you have to develop the “agility” to handle repeated changes in pace on a long climb, whether they are caused by a change in the pitch of the climb or an attack or surge from other riders in the pack. And last, you have to develop the power to launch an attack and – and this is the critical part, because anyone can attack – continue riding fast to the summit.

READ MORE

 

WATCH: CANYON GRIZL REVIEW

By now, most of know the story – Canyon is a German bike brand that upended the industry by not just starting off as consumer direct (aka “mail order” back-in-the-day) brand and offering lowered prices, but – and this is key – doing so with a level of design, innovation  and engineering that competes with the very best that the traditional dealer based bike industry had to offer.  In short, no other consumer direct brand has amassed the global race winning record that Canyon has  in every segment of pedaling.

The Grizl is Canyon’s answer to well everything gravel and was the bike of choice at Unbound Gravel for gravel convert and former WorldTour racer, Peter Stetina. The value is impressive with Shimano GRX, but a few sizing issues left us scratching our heads on the specific component selections

MORE INFO

 

FESTKA’S GRAVEL SCOUT

Ever since we first ran into the brand  years ago at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Denver, CO, we’ve be enamored with all things Festka.  At that show the lads from Prague were scrambling to assemble their booth a bit behind schedule, but lying on the floor was an assortment of beautiful bikes unlike any we’d seen before.

In the years since we’ve continued to be on the receiving end of new bike releases that often include special project bikes – like this Audi rally car inspired bike – and now we have latest release. A Scout gravel bike with special paint courtesy of a “collab”  (as the kid’s would say) with  artists Ondrash & Kasparek.

READ MORE

 

HOW-TO SURVIVE ROAD RASH

By Dr. Johnathan Edwards

If the many crashes of this year’s Tour de France has reminded cyclists of two things, it’s that 1. crashing is hard on the skin, and, 2, if dealt with properly, any amount of road rash doesn’t have to prevent you from riding – just ask Primoz Roglic!

Before diving into the treatment of road rash, the most important thing to consider after any crash is first to determine the extent of your injuries. Did you break anything? Did you hit your head? Do you have difficulty breathing, joint swelling, or difficulty moving about? Then you likely have an injury that needs a proper medical assessment, and you should go to urgent care or the emergency department.

Let’s assume that all of the above is fine, and now we are looking at your wound. Can you see beneath the skin? Can you see something that looks like fat or muscle? Can you see tendons?  Has it been a while since your last tetanus shot? If any of these problems are present, you need to see a doctor. Nothing disrupts the rhythm of a great cycling experience other than looking for urgent care or a hospital, but it’s sometimes necessary.

MORE INFO

 

BIKE OF THE WEEK: VIELO R+1

The R+1 is an aero road bike focused on comfort and entirely optimized for a 1x drive chain. The frame comes in two versions, the Alto with completely internally routed cables and hoses or the Strato which starts its internal routing near the head tube. The bikes are designed in Britain, engineered in Germany and hand-finished to the customer’s specification in Britain. Vielo was founded by industry veteran Ian Hughes and his son Trevor.

MORE INFO

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Comments are closed.