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“The bike is everything”

“I’m not your typical cyclist,” Kelly Krause states, sun-kissed and wind burned after completing a 104-kilometre ride in the Texas sun. With sunglass tan lines forming on her face and clad from head to toe in Rapha, the 33-year-old SXSW publicist could have fooled me. But just a short few years ago she wouldn’t have […]

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Women’s cycling kits tested and reviewed

The sun’s out in the Northern Hemisphere, which means it’s time to break out the hottest kits and work on those hard-earned tan lines. I had the pleasure of testing some of the best kits on the market and reviewed them each by style, comfort and fit. About the tester: 1,65m and 60ish kg  (all […]

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Ella Picks

Mondays mean Ella Picks here at Ella CyclingTips. We’ve rounded up links to the content we’ve came across over the last week that we thought all of you might like to read. Stumble across something we miss? Feel free to let us know in the comment section. The Cyclist’s Guide to Crashing with Friends Loren […]

Beyond pink it and shrink it: Layers of change in diverse Asia-Pacific (Part 2)

The women’s market for cycling products is going through a period of evolution. The commercial opportunity posed by such an underdeveloped market sector is causing companies to invest time and resources into providing female cyclists with the products they want and need. In part one of our three-part series on the women’s market we looked […]

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Commuting essentials: the cute, the quirky and the functional

When Verita Stewart signed onto Ella, she probably didn’t know she was would become our in-house fashion and accessory expert. Her first piece on her favourite women’s cycling kit generated lots of chatter, so she followed up with a piece on socks. Everyone has an opinion on socks, and we loved that so many of […]

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Socks: Tips and top picks

Last week I introduced my top ten picks for women’s cycling kit. I have to admit that I was fairly thrilled that you took to the comment section and social media to challenge my choices – and introduce me to a few new-to-me brands. It’s clear that everyone has their own opinion on kit, and […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Caleb Ewan and Chloe Hosking take overall honours at the Bay Crits; Wiggins renews with Team Sky, but only until 2015 Paris-Roubaix; AIGCP managing director Eisenga says 2017 UCI WorldTour reform deadline ‘a challenge’; Cadel Evans playing down chances of Nationals win; Laurens Ten Dam’s […]

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The Week in Bike #45 – TWIBmas is All Around

You’d think the efforts of a past-prime pop star to frack just that tiniest extra bit of success out of his career would have nothing to do with cycling, and yet…there he is in my headlines. So why not extend the theme—the words of Love Actually‘s Billy Mack do have some surprising applicability to the sport’s current condition, even […]

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Assos, Capo, Castelli and Rapha Bibshorts Review

There comes a time in every rider’s life when an appreciation for fine, well-fitting shorts outweighs any concern about their cost. Indeed, a great pair of bibshorts can transform your time on the bike from tolerating the ride to indulging in another 10km. Sure, a new set of high-priced shorts won’t improve your legs, but […]

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Supercross Melbourne – This Sunday

Rapha and Dirty Deeds brings Super Cross to Australia, delivering super-charged cyclocross racing to Melbourne. Spectators can enjoy racing of all abilities; from the best in the land to absolute beginners. The winning combination of beer, pies, frites, DJ’s, live music and cowbells will create the best atmosphere this country has ever seen at a […]

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