Tech Features

Hidden motors for road bikes exist — here’s how they work

The UCI made headlines back in March for checking several dozen bikes for hidden motors at Milan-San Remo. Many fans laughed off the incident as a ridiculous waste of time, somewhat prematurely perhaps. Concealing a motor in the frame of a road bike isn’t just possible, there are products on the market already that cater […]


CTech April 2015 Product picks

It’s been a while since we last sorted through the mountain of products sent to us here at CyclingTips for Product Picks. But now, in the latest instalment, we take a look at everything from cycling kit, to helmets, from lights to bar tape, from nutrition products through to “nasal dilators”. As ever, if you’ve […]


Cannondale Synapse HI MOD review

The Synapse is Cannondale’s endurance-oriented road bike that has been in the company’s catalogue since 2006. The frameset was redesigned for 2014 and CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom recently spent some time on it to see what it has to offer. Cannondale started life as a “bike-packing” specialist in the early 1970s. The company’s first product […]


Assos summer clothing review

Assos is one of cycling’s premium brands with an extensive catalogue of clothing for every season of the year. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom spent the last month of the Australian summer testing the performance of some of Assos’s warm weather clothing for this review. For those unfamiliar with Assos, it is a Swiss brand devoted […]


First-look review: Scott RC ProTec bibshorts and jersey

Scott’s Racing Concept (RC) collection comprises a range of equipment specifically designed to meet the demands of competition. Scott recently added bibshorts and jerseys to this collection that utilise a new armour-like material that promises to reduce the risk of abrasion in the event of a crash. The new fabric is called ITD ProTec and […]


The bikes and tech of Paris-Roubaix 2015

The pavé of Paris-Roubaix demands something a little different of riders and bikes than any other race on the calendar. Mechanics and bike and component manufactures can work weeks, months or even years to get new equipment ready for Paris-Roubaix. CyclingTips’ roving reporter headed to the start of this year’s race in Compiègne to check […]


Bikes of Flanders: Sep Vanmarcke’s Bianchi Infinito CV

In the past few days we’ve been featuring some of the interesting and unusual bikes that were on display at Sunday’s Tour of Flanders. In this instalment CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett learns a little about Sep Vanmarcke’s custom Bianchi Infinito CV. Over at LottoNL-Jumbo’s hotel on the eve of the Tour of Flanders, one […]


Tour of Flanders tech: detailing the unusual

The Tour of Flanders isn’t quite as demanding on bikes and other equipment as Paris-Roubaix, but it’s still a race that demands something a little different to most races on the UCI calendar. CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett spent some time at the Tour of Flanders startline in Bruges on Sunday to find out what […]


Bikes of Flanders: Lotto-Soudal’s New Unnamed Ridleys

Heading to team hotels before the start of any big race is always a privilege, it’s also a prime place to get chatting with the mechanics of the teams as they toil away outside on the team bikes while the riders are inside keeping warm with their legs up. On a visit to the hotel […]


Wiggins claims Pinarello K8-S bike is revolutionary: “The difference is unbelievable”

Unless you haven’t had internet access over the past couple days you’ll have seen Pinarello’s new bike that they hope will deliver a Sky rider to the top of the podium for the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix. The new frameset is called the Dogma K8-S. Much has already been written about the development of […]