Tech Features

Bikes of the 2015 WorldTour

The 2015 WorldTour season is now upon us and it’s the first time we’ seen all of the new ProTeam bikes lining up against one another. The most notable absence this season is Cervelo, which no longer sponsors a WorldTour team as a result of the Cannondale-Garmin merger. Colnago is also out after Europcar downgraded […]

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LifeBeam Smart Helmet review

In this review CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef takes a look at the LifeBeam Smart Helmet, a helmet with an integrated heartrate monitor.

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Merida Reacto Team-E review

In this review CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes the Merida Reacto Team-E for a spin to find out how the bike handles and how it compares to similar bikes on the market.

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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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