SRAM, which provides brakes and gears for a large portion of the professional peloton have released details of what their top of the range RED groupset will look like. So far there’s just this video to give a sneak preview of the 2013 model, which will be released in February 2012. BikeRadar, has learned however, that major sections of the gruppo have been re-engineered and that a weight saving of between 250-280g has been made. If the shifting is as good as it has been in the past that should keep the pros happy.
Procycling’s ops ed, Jamie, rides the new aero bike from Specialized, compares it to its aero rivals and wonders whether the bike can live up to the hype
This month, our operations editor Jamie Wilkins has been putting the new Schwalbe Ultremo tubular tyres through their paces – and through some potholes by the looks of things. Here’s what he thought.
By Cam Winstanley
Rapha have only been around since 2004 but through shrewd marketing and an adoration of cycling’s past glories, it seems a lot longer. While the look and feel of the company is vintage, the look, cut and performance of their Pro Team kit is decidedly 21st century.
WINTER hates your bike, which is why it’s common to have a hack machine dedicated to sacrificing itself in the rain, the grit and the salt so that your best bike can be saved for the best days. But there’s another way. If you look after your bike carefully the effects of winter are minimal. After all, carbon doesn’t rust. We’d rather be riding, and enjoying, our best bikes more of the time.
We’ve been treated to a sneak peak of the new Boardman bike range for 2011-2012. And we liked what we saw.
2011 Giro glove range has landed
Giro’s range of gloves for 2011 on sale now – but it might be a bit chilly for them at the moment
The pro peloton has fully adopted compression wear over the last couple of seasons, from long socks to sleep suits, so we thought we should give it a try too. The benefit is said to be much improved recovery achieved by stimulating blood flow to the muscles.
That’ll be winter here then.
So we thought we’d have a look at Campagnolo’s winter booties and gloves that caught our interest this week