Bike fit: do I need one and what can I expect when I’m there?

Most people new to cycling tend to jump on a bike that seems about the right size and just ride it, accepting whatever niggles come along as a part of the process. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are increasingly sophisticated tools out there that to have detailed look at what size bike […]


Favourite women-friendly bike shops around the globe

We have written about how some bike shops just can’t get the hang of how to deal with female customers but fortunately there are plenty of other ones out there that get it right. We asked our readers to tell us where around the world they had found those retailers that delivered the products, service and […]


As the crow flies – An extraordinary bike for an outstanding cause

“As The Crow Flies” documents the journey between Trek and the Adelaide Football Club to create a custom Project One bike to honour the Club’s 2015 Indigenous Round jersey and raise funds for AFC Indigenous Programs. Trek partnered with Laurie Nona, the artist behind the Adelaide Crows’ Indigenous Round guernsey, to create a custom Project […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Schleck winds back the clock to win stage 16 of the Vuelta, Rodriguez into red; Petr Vakoc takes solo victory on stage 2 of the Tour of Britain; Nikias Arndt wins final stage of the Tour of Alberta, Mollema takes overall victory; Tayler Wiles secures […]


Trek Émonda comparison review: SL6 versus SLR6

In developing the Émonda, Trek devoted considerable resources to designing a lightweight race bike and trumped the industry with a 690g frame. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a close look at the new bike and assesses the influence of different grades of carbon fibre by comparing the mid-level Émonda SL6 with the upper-level SLR6. Trek […]


How Trek is adapting to the challenges of online retail

In the past ten years we’ve seen a revolution in cycling’s retail business model with online shopping becoming a major disruptor for the entire industry. Everyone is still trying to figure out how to deal with it and we’re starting to see profit margins squeezed and efficiencies forced into the supply chain. Lower prices, the […]


First-look review: 2016 Trek Madone

In the build-up to this year’s Tour de France we see yet another bike launch from one of the big players of the industry. This time it’s Trek with the launch of the company’s 2016 edition, 9 Series Madone. CyclingTips’ Dave Everett was in The Netherlands for the launch and wrote this about his first […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Peter Kennaugh wins stage 1 of the Criterium du Dauphine; Bradley Wiggins smashes the UCI Hour Record; Lizzie Armitstead wins Philly Cycling Classic to regain World Cup overall lead; Wouter Wippert wins stage 1 of the Tour de Korea; Linus Gerdemann wins the Tour de […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alejandro Valverde defends his Fleche Wallonne title; Anna van der Breggen wins Fleche Wallonne with solo move; Richie Porte wins stage 2 of the Giro del Trentino, takes overall lead; Report – further delays likely in Astana case; Fabio Aru “a wreck” following stomach virus; […]


How a team and its sponsors prepare equipment for the new season

For road cycling fans the new racing season brings about noticeable changes in the sport they love. Teams come and go, sponsors do too, riders change teams, and the colours and equipment of the peloton are altered in various ways. The changes come in at the start of the new year but many months of […]