Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Maciej Paterski claims stage 1 at the Volta a Catalunya as favourites lose time; Patrick Bevin wins stage 2 of the Tour of Taiwan and takes the overall lead; Report – Riis suspended by Tinkov, could Dane be on his way out of the sport?; […]


Shimano R321 and R171 shoe review

Shimano is best known for its groupsets and wheels but you’d be mistaken to think of the company’s extensive line of soft-goods as an after-thought. With the success of Shimano’s R320 road shoe, the company has given its flagship shoes a facelift and has launched a new top-end model, the R321, along with a more […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alexander Kristoff takes a second stage win at the Tour of Qatar; Diego Ulissi to return to competition at the Tour of the Basque Country; Cancellara – retirement is approaching, but I’m enjoying the sport 100 times more than three years ago; Andy Schleck takes […]


A ride with Shimano neutral service at the 2015 Tour Down Under

Unless you’re paying close attention, you’re unlikely to spot neutral service vehicles while watching bike races on TV. Their job is to stay out of the way until needed, and when they are needed their job is to get in and get out as quickly as possible. It’s a largely thankless task, but one that […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Boost for anti-doping fight after agreement signed between WADA and Pfizer; MPCC suspends Neri Sottoli’s membership; Russia facing allegations of systematic doping; Cycling Australia’s Italian road base hit by thieves; Macey Stewart and Alexandra Manly join Orica-AIS; Merckx’s development team will return as Axeon in […]


Shimano R785 Road Hydraulic Disc Brakes review

Shimano unveiled its first road hydraulic disc brake ensemble late last year with levers designed for Di2 transmissions. In this review CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at the installation of the brakes and their mid-term performance.


Shimano Sport Camera review

Back in February Shimano announced the release of its CM-1000 Sport Camera, signalling a challenge to market leader GoPro and other contenders like Garmin. Since then the Sports Camera has made waves, thanks largely to its use in the pro peloton during races such as the Tour de Suisse and now the Tour de France. […]


Where are they now? – Matt Bazzano

Years before we used Bitcoins to pay our iTunes account, cycling fans in Australia rarely saw the world’s best cyclists. Race results drifted back from Europe in three-month-old magazines or were hidden deep in the newspapers, all part of the secret code of being a cycling fan. In this 1980s micro-climate of Sydney cycling, Matt […]


Disc brakes and road bikes: what does the future hold?

If you’ve been paying any sort of attention to what the major manufacturers have been doing in the past year or so, you’ll notice that disc brakes are becoming more of a fixture on road bikes. This is not a passing fad.


Shimano releases new Di2 Ultegra 11-speed groupset

This week Shimano released their much anticipated Ultegra Di2 11 speed which incorporates their Dura Ace 9070 series technology. Not only that, they also released new Ultegra wheelsets and cyclocross & hydraulic road disc brake componentry. This may be another example of Shimano’s Ultegra groupset leading the way with new product designs eventually to trickle […]