Take a look at the best of our trending stories from this week December 1, about the latest road bikes, tech, pro racing and more in the cycling industry.
Road bikes have been around for over a century. From racing over the Alps and commuting in the city to family rides in the park and touring across country, skinny-tired road bikes have served a multitude of purposes and provided an abundance of adventure. Best of all, over 100 years later they retain the same efficient profile that they were born with. Check out our list of the top 2022 road bikes on the market.
By Chris Carmichael Founder and Head Coach of CTS
As much as I enjoy the new indoor cycling technologies and apps, being outdoors is one of the most appealing aspects of cycling for me. Winter cycling takes a bit more planning and thought compared to throwing on a pair of bibs and a jersey in the summer, but once you get some routines and habits dialed you will find winter cycling can be fun, invigorating, and rewarding. So, rather than retreating to the ‘pain cave’ for the next few months, use the following guide to get the most out of outdoor cycling through the winter.
Giant has just launched an all-new version of their gravel bike, the Revolt, and for 2022 it’s targeting the racer. The Revolt has been in the Giant catalog since 2013 and was one of the original gravel-specific bikes on the market. A lot has changed since its inception, and while Giant has stayed on-trend, this new Revolt is by far the most significant change yet, adding a rear flip-chip, and it’s now dropper post compatible.
One of Germany’s legacy bike brands, Storck is rolling out a new version of their Grix gravel bike, now fitted with the Classified Powershift drivetrain that replaces the front derailleur with a rear hub integrated system. Of course, in the tradition of Storck’s boutique style, the provided bike image of the bike is shot against a midnight black background.
As any bike racing fan would be aware, when it comes to performance Italian footwear, Sidi has a winning legacy like no other. Founded in 1960, the northern Italian brand has always enjoyed a close, working relationship with the world’s top riders…and so it is that this year’s Italian and European crowned champion Sonny Colbrelli recently stopped by the Sidi factory to oversee the latest design dedicated to his winning exploits.
The wait has been long, but our Brixia Cidneo project bike is complete. Usually, we would never choose an all-black colorway, but the Italian’s have done it with class. The gloss black has a subtle glitter undertone that then transitions to matte in the rear. The Cidneo is targeting the climber, and our build hit the scales at just over 17 pounds, 17.31 pounds to be exact.