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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]