Tech Features

Curve 24mm Road Disc Wheelset review

At present, riders looking for a high-end wheelset for a road disc bike must contend with a variety of incompatible standards and a limited range of products. As a custom wheelbuilder, Curve Cycling is equipped to hand pick components to suit a rider’s (or bike’s) specifications. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom assesses Curve’s […]

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First-look review: Thule Commuter Pack

Thule has long been known for the quality of their bike transport products so it’s great to see the same attention to detail being paid to their range of soft goods. Here we look at the commuter backpack, and GoPro case. Thule Commuter Backpack On first picking up the Thule commuter pack you immediately notice […]

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What is the lifespan of a carbon frame?

The bicycle industry has embraced carbon fibre in the same way that steel once served traditional manufacturers. Renowned for its high strength to weight ratio, carbon has revolutionised the bicycle industry, but how long can a buyer expect a frame to last? CTech editor Matt Wikstrom investigates the answer by talking with three engineers working […]

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Double weekend of racing kicks off in London with on-bike live footage

We’ve got an active weekend of women’s racing coming up with two single day races – one in Great Britain and one in Germany. On Sunday, the World Cup series continues in Bochum, Germany with the Sparkassen Giro. But the weekend’s events kick off in London on Saturday, where the racing is promised to be […]

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First-look review: Happy Socks Athletic Collection

“Happy Socks was created with one vision in mind; turn a pair of socks – an everyday accessory – into a designed colourful item that also spreads happiness.” So reads the Happy Socks website. Happy Socks’ Athletic Collection offer solid construction with light compression, arch support and a cushioned sole bringing comfort and performance no […]

First-look review: Search and State S1-A jersey and S1-S bibshorts

Search and State produces all of its clothing entirely within the garment district of New York City. The result is simple, well-tailored apparel. Mention the garment district of New York City and images of rolling racks of clothing come to mind. Less than one square mile, the district enjoyed an enormous boom at the turn […]

Hidden motor demonstration with Greg LeMond

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (CT) – There has been plenty of talk of hidden motors at this year’s Tour de France, yet some people remain sceptical about the technology and the threat of its use. In order to address this, triple Tour winner Greg LeMond took delivery of a bike with a motor late on Friday […]

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Tour de France tech: Custom paint jobs

It’s all about standing out at the Tour de France. Teams and riders fight for publicity over three weeks, whether it be getting in breaks that will ultimately fail, trying to winning a stage, wearing one of the leaders’ jerseys or in the case of some, having products that catch the attention of the media. […]

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Tour de France tech: A closer look at FSA’s prototype electronic groupset

GAP, France (CT) – The cycling tech world has been abuzz since the second rest day of the Tour de France with the news that FSA has a few prototype versions of its long-awaited electronic groupset on team bikes at the Tour. FSA is predominately know for its bars, stems, seatposts and chainsets. The company […]

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Moots Vamoots CR review

Moots have been making titanium frame since 1991 and they’re widely recognised as masters of the demanding metal. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom rides the Vamoots CR, a road frameset designed to provide enthusiasts with a large measure of race performance without compromising its versatility. Moots began life in 1981 and has always […]

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