Cranktip pedals first look
Cranktip pedals were invented to improve pedalling efficiency. The design places the pedal platform well in front of, and below, that of a traditional design. As a result, Cranktip pedals offer more leverage on the downstroke and a shorter upstroke. In this review, Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the new design and tests […]
Inside small wheel brands
Starting up a small wheel brand appears to be a simple matter for any entrepreneur. After all, there are plenty of manufacturers offering cheap wheels and wheel parts online that can sourced by virtually anyone. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom recently interviewed a few small wheel brands to get some insight.
Café Etiquette 101
Have you ever been enjoying a quiet breakfast with your family at a café and twenty cyclists show up and completely ransack the place? Moving tables, shouting loudly, bragging about how we all smashed each other on that climb, and treating the place like our own locker room. We’ve all been on both sides of the […]
The Secret Pro: Let the season begin!
It’s been a couple months since we’ve heard from The Secret Pro as an intense early-season race program have kept him rather busy. In this instalment, he speaks about how the riders feel about racing in the Middle East, the Hour Record, disc brakes, Lance Armstrong, Oleg Tinkoff and tells some of the young cowboys […]
How Australia won team pursuit gold and set a new world record
Ella CyclingTips spoke with world champions and world record holders Annette Edmondson and Melissa Hoskins from Paris, following their brilliant display of team pursuit perfection at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome on Thursday. The duo represent half of the Australian women’s team pursuit squad that beat out four-time defending champions Great Britain for the gold medal, setting […]
Sarah Storey: Chasing place in history with UCI hour record
In terms of concept, it’s one of the most simple in sport. In terms of effort, it’s one of the most brutal. Cycling’s world hour record requires riders to ride as hard, and as far as possible, in one hour on a track. No tactics, other than pacing strategy. No direct competition, other than the […]