Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bradley Wiggins to debut rainbow jersey at the Tour of Qatar, team list confirmed; Kirsten Wild to skip the Ladies Tour of Qatar; Marianne Vos and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot to race MTB World Cups; SRAM’s wireless electronic groupset to be called eTap?; Behind the scenes of […]


The Week in Bike #53 – CGFYN News

This Week’s The Week in Bike will not be seen, so that we might instead bring you this special news presentation.


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. […]


In the wild: SRAM Wireless Electronic Groupset

Back at the Tour of California the SRAM electronic groupset was spotted on some of the Bissell Development Team’s Trek Madones but it was up for debate whether or not it was true wireless as anticipated, or if indeed there were cables. The prototypes we saw in California had wires coming from the front and […]


Spotted: SRAM electronic groupset

SRAM leaked its much anticipated electronic groupset at the Midwest regional championship Cyclocross Championships in the US last December and is now making an appearance at the Tour of California on the Bissell Development Team bikes. GCN caught some footage. We still don’t know much about the groupset, but here’s what what’s speculated: – We’ve […]


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.


SRAM Hydraulic Discs and Calliper Brakes

Hydraulic disc and calliper brakes revolutionised mountain biking over a decade ago and it’s been long rumoured that they’d be making their way onto production road bikes. Well it appears that SRAM may not be too far off. Over the weekend there were a couple bikes with some subtle but interesting parts riding around Melbourne […]


Bikes of the Bunch – Gellie Custom Travel Bike

Now here is a bike that I find interesting. Ewen Gellie is an understated framebuilder who designs and handbuilds some magnificant steel bikes in his workshop here in Melbourne. He’s an ex-Downhill mountain bike champion and has combined his hardcore riding experience with his automotive engineering expertise to create some of the most beautifully crafted […]


SRAM Apex Hotlap Competition On Arthurs Seat!

While the rest of the world cycling calendar is coming to a close things are just beginning to heat up here in Australia. To me, the Sun Tour (or as the riders call it, the Fun Tour) always marks the beginning of the Australian cycling season and summer in general. Weather can still be unpredictable, […]


Campy vs Shimano vs SRAM – FIGHT!

I’ve had the chance to ride all three major groupset on the market for a reasonable amount of time now and I love and hate things about each of them.  Since we spend many intimate hours with our groupset we have a very close relationship with it.  I’m hoping that we can settle the groupset […]