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 […]


Shimano Dura Ace C35 Clincher Wheel Review

A mid-depth carbon wheel isn’t something I would normally consider purchasing. I’ve always been someone to use a shallow profile wheel (~25mm), or a ~60mm deep profile wheelset. I’m not what you’d call a “light” rider, so I never have problems with getting blown around in the wind and always considered a mid-depth wheel somewhat […]


Dura-Ace 9000 C50 Carbon Clincher Review

Shimano has typically been known for its outstanding groupsets which continue to raise the bar, but it’s the company’s wheel story that is its best kept secret. I’ve spent more than two months on the new Dura-Ace 9000 C50 carbon clinchers and I’ll be sad to give them back now that this review period is […]


Interbike Day 2 | Shimano and Campagnolo

Big Mig was in the house today signing posters for the fans at the Pinarello display. Elsewhere, Cipollini was keeping the ladies happy and I spent a lot of time at the Shimano and Campagnolo booths to learn about their new offerings for 2013.


Shimano updates DuraAce Mechanical and Di2

Today Shimano released details of their completely redesigned DuraAce 9000 mechanical and Di2 9070 groupsets. There are some cool new features in this evolution which keep raising the bar. But it’s more than just another cog and a few weight reductions. Here’s the scoop: