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How do disc brakes change the design of road bike wheels?

Now that hydraulic disc brakes are available for road bikes and manufacturers are embracing the new format, what will happen to road wheels? In this article, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom considers the effect disc brakes will have (and are having on) wheel design, while considering a prototype disc-specific carbon wheelset built by Wheelworks.

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Reactions to minimum wage and contract violations

Responding to a recent feature by CyclingTips which documented cases where riders had been required to either race for free or for a price less than the minimum wage, the riders’ association CPA, the teams’ association AIGCP and the governing body UCI have given their reactions to the situation. Riders and agents told CyclingTips earlier […]

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The Week in Bike #45 – TWIBmas is All Around

You’d think the efforts of a past-prime pop star to frack just that tiniest extra bit of success out of his career would have nothing to do with cycling, and yet…there he is in my headlines. So why not extend the theme—the words of Love Actually‘s Billy Mack do have some surprising applicability to the sport’s current condition, even […]

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The definition of epic: tackling a rain-soaked Taiwan KOM Challenge

Last weekend CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett headed to Taiwan to take part in the infamous Taiwan KOM Challenge: a 105km ride that takes competitors from sea level to well beyond 3,000m of altitude with some brutally steep gradients along the way. Dave filed the following report about the soggy but memorable experience.

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Who should be in the Australian Tour de France Team of the Century

Tomorrow at the Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards in Melbourne, Cycling Australia will announce its Tour de France Team of the Century to celebrate 100 years of Australian riders taking part in the world’s biggest bike race. We asked CyclingTips’ historian, Associate Professor Craig Fry who would be in his Team of the Century […]

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Nicole Cooke video interview part II: “Women’s cycling was at its height in the 1990s”

You can watch part I of Dave Everett’s interview with Nicole Cooke here. As a former world and Olympic champion, double World Cup winner and victor in races such as the Giro d’Italia Femminile, La Flèche Wallonne, the women’s Tour of Flanders and the Amstel Gold Race, Nicole Cooke is one of the best female […]

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Scrymgeour interview: Velocio-SRAM replaces Specialized lululemon

Kristy Scrymgeour, the owner of the team which won the past three editions of the world championship team time trial, has revealed that her clothing company Velocio plus cycling component maker SRAM will be the new title backers of the former Specialized lululemon team in 2015. Speaking in depth to CyclingTips, Scrymgeour said that SRAM […]

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Nicole Cooke video interview part I: “My competitive spirit is still with me”

As a former world and Olympic champion, double World Cup winner and victor in races such as the Giro d’Italia Femminile, La Flèche Wallonne, the women’s Tour of Flanders and the Amstel Gold Race, Nicole Cooke is one of the best female riders of all time. She walked away from the sport in early 2013 […]

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11 tips to make you a better crit racer

Let’s face it: we all love reading tips on how to improve as riders. And with criterium season in full swing here in Australia, what better time to consider some tips on how to be a better crit racer? In this first collaboration with National Road Series (NRS) team CharterMason-Giant, Jono Lovelock pulled together some […]

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Tales from the High Country

Last weekend CyclingTips and Soigneur brought 20 people to Falls Creek in the Victorian high country to experience three days of riding on some remarkable roads that aren’t as easily accessed as the popular options near Bright. David Bentley was one of the riders that came along on the trip and instead of me telling […]

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