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The 2019 Tour de France kicks off on 6 July, and while that seems a way off still, the hype is building and we’re all getting excited. That’s why we’re bringing you our complete guide to where you can watch all 21 stages live, so you can start planning your summer around it. That’s what
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Specialized has announced a whole suite of bikes based on its new 2020 Roubaix design. The range starts with the £2,600 / $2,900 / AU$4,000 Roubaix Sport, equipped with the Future Shock 1.5, rising to the £9,500 / $11,500 / AU$17,000 S-Work Roubaix, which is fitted with on-the-fly suspension adjustment in the form of the
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To kick off Sea Otter, WTB has launched two burly new tires: the Verdict and Verdict Wet for gravity and enduro riding. The new tires share a tread pattern designed for, as WTB puts it, the loosest, rowdiest conditions where relentless traction takes priority over rolling efficiency. Available in 27.5in and 29in versions, both tires
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World Cup XC courses are getting gnarlier every year, and the current crop of 100mm travel bikes with classic XC geometry are pushing riders to the ragged edge. Knowing this, Norco has been hard at work revamping its Revolver FS. The result is two versions of the bike, one with the standard 100mm of travel
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Specialized’s new 2020 Roubaix range takes the bike away from an endurance-focussed machine and puts it right back into the fore as a pro-level special for the cobbled classics. The Roubaix has been in Specialized’s range since 2004, and in the following years has notched up six Paris-Roubaix wins.  Speciaized started adding compliance to its
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We first reported on Abus’s SmartX project last year, but after plenty more development time the SmartX locks are finally available. The heart of the new lock is the same construction as the standard Granit — super-tough lock body, parabolic shaped shackle, Abus’s own highest security rating of 15, and it’s also just been awarded
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For its brand-spankin’ new Synthesis 11 Carbon wheels, Crankbrothers has just partnered with Industry Nine to offer the new Hydra hubs on the ‘tuned’ wheel system. Carbon mountain bike wheels usually fall into one of two camps: super stiff and harsh, and not so stiff and compliant. According to Crankbrothers, the Synthesis carbon wheel system
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