Dave Everett

How a team and its sponsors prepare equipment for the new season

For road cycling fans the new racing season brings about noticeable changes in the sport they love. Teams come and go, sponsors do too, riders change teams, and the colours and equipment of the peloton are altered in various ways. The changes come in at the start of the new year but many months of […]

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Behind the scenes at SRAM – a company tour

Put the words “Made in” in front of the word “Taiwan”, and it’s typically off-putting to many people. The perception is that products made in Taiwan, as with those made in China, are cheap and poor-quality. That perception exists across the board – if you’re talking about clothing, electronics or (in our case) cycling gear. […]

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How Strava continues to change cycling

Even if you’re not signed up to Strava you’ll be well aware of what it is and what an impact the San Francisco-based start-up has had on cycling culture in the short period it’s been around. The phrases “Segment hunter” and “If it isn’t on Strava it never happened” are now regally heard on bunch […]

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A tour of the Castelli-Sportful factory

Manifattura Valcismon might not be a name you’re familiar with. The two cycling clothing brands that are owned and operated by this company, however, might a little more familiar. Castelli and Sportful both sit under this parent company and both share the same large industrial building in the town of Fonzaso in the Italian region […]

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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.

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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 […]

Powermeter shoes and a factory tour: behind the scenes with Luck

Editor’s Note: One of the many highlights from this year’s Eurobike was Spanish shoe manufacture Luck’s prototype power meter that was built into the sole of one of the company’s top-end shoes. After the original article featuring the shoe caught many people’s attention, CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett visited the Luck factory to learn more […]

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A brief history of cycling sunglasses

Sunglasses have evolved from a humble yet essential piece of protection in the cyclist’s kit bag to an expensive fashion statement. Dave Everett and Wade Wallace look back through the archives to find some of the more memorable and outlandish examples of cycling-specific eyewear that we’ve seen in recent decades.

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The best of Eurobike 2014: clothing, saddles and more

In this third and final piece about his visit to Eurobike last week, Dave Everett shares some of his favourite items of clothing, saddles, pedals and more.

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The best of Eurobike 2014: bikes and wheels

CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett has just returned from the world’s biggest bike expo, Eurobike, and is currently sharing some of his highlights. In part two of this series, Dave talks us through some of the bikes that caught his eye.

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