It’s considered a gravel bike, but the new Specialized has something in common with vintage mountain bikes. Obviously, the new bike offers better performance in nearly every regard, but it’s the versatility that links it to the past. In the early days of Specialized’ first professional team, Team Stumpjumper, the team raced on pink StumpJumper
It might feel like the 2021 cycling season just wrapped up, but this past weekend saw the return of European Road Racing action, with the Challenge Mallorca in Spain and GP Cycliste La Marseillaise in France kicking things off, and things kick into even higher gear this week with the Saudi Tour and Etoile Bessèges.
Photo submitted by James Dwyer of their last ride of 2021 and the first ride on their new bike. We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your pics with a description here.
Photo submitted by Ronny Ansaldi, “’What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ they say. Well, riding at -5C surely made me frozen! Riding at dawn in Pecetto, north west of Italy.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the
Tom Pidcock has become the first Briton to win the Cyclo-cross World Championship. The Ineos Grenadiers rider beat Lars van der Haar by 30 seconds to claim the coveted rainbow jersey and gold medal for the first time. The cyclo-cross is one of three world titles Pidcock could win in 2022, including the mountain bike
Outfitting a van with all the amenities you need to stay organized in a tiny space is a daunting undertaking. Cabinets and hard-shell cases take up a lot of space, and can be extremely pricey, and sifting through piles of gear and bags on the floorboard doesn’t help anyone. Aspen Frontiers offers a simple solution
As early as next week, you may be able to go online to the Specialized website, pick out the bike of your choice, and have it delivered straight to your doorstep… direct to consumer. Well, maybe? Specialized has apparently announced some new ways that cyclists will be able to buy their bikes in video calls
The GCN+ streaming service offers, in addition to extensive race coverage, interesting documentaries covering cycling history, technology, personalities and two-wheeled travel adventures. The latest GCN+ video is about a three day trip riding along the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Iceland, with stunning vistas of an alien landscape—and bread baked in geothermal steam! [embedded
Act Now to Build a Community Bike Park with Saris’ Support – The Saris Foundation sees a world with more community bike parks. A world where more kids replace screen time with bike time. So their foundation gives grants, provides resources and planning assistance to help you build a safe place for kids to ride
We know, there’s no such thing as a stupid question. But there are some questions you might not want to ask your local shop or riding buddies. AASQ is our weekly series where we get to the bottom of your questions – serious or otherwise. Hit the link at the bottom of the post to submit
Great Britain’s Zoe Backstedt wins the junior world UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships title with a dominant victory in Arkansas, USA. Available to UK users only. Watch Tom Pidcock in the UCI Cyclocross World Championships men’s elite race via the Red Button, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website from 20:20 GMT on Sunday, 30th January.
Dates: 29-30 January Venue: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA Coverage: Saturday 29 January 16:50-18:00 GMT – Junior women’s race, 2020-2140 GMT – Women’s elite race. Sunday 30 January 20:20-22:00 GMT – Men’s elite race. Watch via the Red Button, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website Britain’s Tom Pidcock says cyclo-cross is the hardest discipline in cycling,
Whether you’re mountain biking, gravel grinding, bikepacking, or just doing a long road ride or commute, a hydration pack or vest can be a great way to have all of your tools, snacks and water, no stuffed pockets or saddlebags required. For coaches or cyclists who regularly lead group rides, a hydration pack can hold
As a longtime lover of custom bikes, PEZ fan Greg from Pennsylvania couldn’t help but get another custom rig when it came time to get a new bike, a Kelly Bedford Custom in a very sharp looking green paint job with Sram Red 22 and Mavic Cosmic wheels. Name: Greg MartiLocation: Pennsburg, Pennsylvania USBike: Kelly
After Tom Pidcock officially signed with the Ineos Grenadiers squad in early 2021, Pinarello knew they had to get to work right away. They already had a solid cyclocross bike with the existing Crossista, but they knew with talent the likes of Pidcock helping to guide them, there was room for improvement. That improvement eventually
Rider Interview: An American winning a professional ‘6 Days’ is quite something, but a US team to win the ‘6 Days’ of Moscow is stunning. Ryan Oelkers and Marty Nothstein did just that in 2002. Ed Hood spoke to Ryan about his historic win and his track career. [embedded content] The 2021/22 six day program
There’s an update to Brother Cycles’ popular steel Mehteh gravel bike coming soon, and the new bike is set to be more ready-for-adventure than ever, built around an all-new, more capable and painted to match carbon fork. It’s not the only bike set to get a new look for the new year, by popular demand
Egan Bernal says he nearly died following a high-speed crash in his native Colombia. The 25-year-old had spinal surgery and other procedures after he sustained back, leg, knee and chest injuries. The Ineos Grenadiers rider remains in intensive care at the Clinica Universidad de La Sabana in Bogota. “Having had a 95% chance of becoming