Tech Features

Behind the scenes: live-streaming the Shimano SuperCrit with on-board cameras

Last Sunday, CyclingTips live-streamed the elite men’s race at the St. Kilda Cycling Club Shimano SuperCrit including live footage from on-board cameras. As far as we’re aware, it’s the first time on-board vision has been used for a live race broadcast anywhere in the world. It wasn’t perfect by any stretch, and we weren’t expecting […]

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December 2014 Product Picks

It’s that time again when we pull together a whole bunch of the new and interesting products that have arrived at the CyclingTips office in the past month or so, giving you our initial thoughts. In this edition of Product Picks we feature everything from books to shoes to kit to tyres and a whole […]

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First-look review: Thule Sprint Carriers

In this first-look review we check out the new Thule Sprint 528, the company’s latest roof-mount bike carrier.

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Sony Action Cam review

The sports video camera market has becoming increasingly competitive in recent years with market leader GoPro now facing challenges from the Shimano Sports Camera and Garmin Virb among others. In this review CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef considers another would-be challenger: the Sony HDR-AS100V (also known as the Sony Action Cam).

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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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Polygon Helios A9X review

Polygon is an Indonesian company that offers buyers a lot of value with its bikes. The company’s Helios A9X has a high-end build but just a mid-level price of $5,999. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom recently spent some time with the bike to judge how much performance the Helios A9X has to offer.

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Shimano XTR Di2 Groupset Review

I would argue that mountain bike technology is more advanced and progressive than what we typically see on road bikes. The many variations of disciplines, relaxed UCI technical rules, and perhaps a tendency for riders to let go of traditions make the mountain bike an open slate for innovation and experimentation. However, the first bit […]

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First-look review: PRO Toolbox

In this first-look review, mechanic/photographer Andy Rogers checks out the Toolbox made by PRO Bike Gear, Shimano’s in-house component and tool brand.

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Quarq ELSA RS power meter review

Quarq has been refining its crank-based power meters since 2006. The company’s latest road crank, ELSA RS, features a four-bolt spider specifically designed for Shimano chainrings. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at what the ELSA RS has to offer.

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Mister Ghibli

The Campagnolo Ghibli has been a set of wheels that have carried many athletes to historic wins. Meet the man affectionately known as ‘San Franco della Ghibli’ who builds these labour intensive works of art. You can read the full story of the Ghibli wheel and about Franco Rigolon, in Rouleur issue 50. Here are […]

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