Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

In this week’s internet roundup, let’s discuss the Rio Olympic road course and the introduction of e-bike racing. We also want to introduce you to the all-women cyclocross team, This Team Saves Lives, and their mission to combat hunger and to get more women on bikes. There’s a clip from a Halloween cyclocross race you […]

Bike envy: the World Champion’s new bike

In pro cycling, it’s customary for great achievements to be celebrated with custom painted apparel and gear. Think national or world stripes on jerseys, helmets, socks, sunglasses, shoes and of course, the bike itself. Earlier this month, Specialized revealed its world championship-themed Tarmac for Peter Sagan ahead of the Abu Dhabi tour, and now it […]


Peter Sagan’s world championship-themed Specialized Tarmac

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CT) – In years past we’ve often had to wait until the new year to get a glimpse of what the UCI road race world champion will be stretching his legs on throughout his season in the rainbow stripes. But this year we are being treated to seeing the new […]


Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

In this week’s internet roundup we have some heavily discussed topics like race radios, car-bike collisions and whether or not there should be gendered products. Meanwhile we’re applauding Rwanda’s Jeanne D’Arc Girubuntu appearance (and consequent media attention) as well as Kris Auer’s push for equal prize money in cyclocross. And of course, we’ve got plenty of videos, […]


Ten things I liked at Interbike this year

I attended my first Interbike this year. The annual bike show in Las Vegas is the biggest industry gathering outside of Europe and comes just two weeks after EuroBike. It was a massive event and a bit overwhelming to be honest. But since the event takes place two weeks after EuroBike commenced, the latest technologies […]


Our favourite saddles

“What saddle do you ride?” “What’s your most popular women’s saddle?” “Is saddle soreness normal?” “My lady parts don’t even want to come near a saddle right now!” “Should I get a women’s specific saddle?” “Does it ever stop hurting?” Women ask each other, fit experts and sales people about saddles constantly. The saddle is […]


Specialized Road Disc Review: new Tarmac versus Roubaix SL4

While the pro peloton is only just starting to experiment with disc brakes, consumers have had access to road disc bikes for a few years. Specialized was an early adopter however a pure-bred race bike with disc brakes was missing from their catalogue until recently. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom compares the company’s […]


Too many bikes?

I’m sure you have all heard the saying “n+1 is the perfect number of bikes to own” – where “n” = the number of bike you have. With new bikes and new technology getting better and better each year, it’s hard to avoid upgrade and addition syndrome. I mean, have you seen the new 2016 […]


First-look review: Specialized Venge ViAS

By now many of you will have already seen Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan riding Specialized’s new Venge ViAS at the Tour de Suisse. It’s perhaps the most radical departure from conventional bike design that we’ve seen in years and it’s sure to be polarising. After a claimed 1000 hours of testing, prototyping and refining the design in […]