Specialized Road Disc Review: new Tarmac versus Roubaix SL4

While the pro peloton is only just starting to experiment with disc brakes, consumers have had access to road disc bikes for a few years. Specialized was an early adopter however a pure-bred race bike with disc brakes was missing from their catalogue until recently. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom compares the company’s […]


Introducing the inaugural Giro della Donna

CyclingTips and Ella invite you to join us on Sunday November 22, 2015 for the inaugural Giro della Donna Gran Fondo. Brace yourselves; it’s gonna be a cracker of a day and we’re excited to give something back to the cycling community who has given us so much. Starting in the township of Warburton, Victoria […]


How the World Cycling Centre Africa has helped develop MTN-Qhubeka’s talent, and what the future holds

It’s been a stunning year for African cycling in many ways. MTN Qhubeka received a wildcard early on for its first Tour de France, then the team picked up a range of victories including overall wins in the Tour de Langkawi and the Settimana Coppi e Bartali. It went on to have a very successful […]

Photo gallery: A chaotic 90th edition of Schaal Sels

A cross between Paris-Roubaix and Tro Bro Leon, the revamped (and more adventurous) 90th edition of Schaal Sels (1.1) around Merksem in Antwerp, Belgium was held over unpaved roads, gravel paths and cobbled streets. Due to the recent rainfall which caused havoc for the race support, the race organisers had to neutralise sections of the […]


The Best of Eurobike: Show-stoppers

There’s an unfathomable amount of cycling-related gear and equipment on show at Eurobike, the world’s largest bike expo. With this year’s event now over, here are some of the bikes and other gear that really caught our eye.


The best of Eurobike: Helmets, Shoes and Sunglasses

Amongst all the bling at Eurobike, some of the most interesting new things to look at are the helmets, shoes and sunglasses. Here we give you a sample of what’s new, and what you might not have seen before …


Should the Tour de l’Avenir be open to professional riders?

Responding to the participation of WorldTour and Pro Continental riders in the Tour de l’Avenir, USA Cycling’s Under 23 team director Mike Sayers has called for a change in stance on this, emphasising how important the race is for developing competitors. Regarded for many years as an amateur Tour de France – hence the name, […]


Bikes of the Bunch: Canyon Projekt 3.7

While Dave Everett and I were making our way down to Eurobike we decided to stop in at the Canyon headquarters in Koblenz, Germany. Among the many amazing things we saw (which we’ll write about in a factory tour article later) we noticed this interesting bike being displayed on the wall. ‘Projekt 3.7′ is a […]


Vuelta a España photo gallery: stages 1 to 5

There’s already been plenty of action and the 2015 Vuelta a España is only five days old. In this gallery we share a selection of images from Jim Fryer and Iri Greco at Brakethrough Media. We hope you enjoy!

Will wireless shifting be a game-changer? SRAM introduces eTAP

For the past three years we’ve seen spy shots, speculated amongst ourselves, spotted fake cables, and seen it openly on the bikes of development teams and on WorldTour teams at the Tour de France. We’ve all keenly watched SRAM’s progression into the world of electronic shifting and there hasn’t yet been a dramatic raising of […]