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Technical FAQ: The science of tire pressure, rim width, and heat buildup

This week, Lennard Zinn explains the science — complete with equations — regarding tire pressure and the width of your rims. (Velo News)

Larry Warbasse blog: It’s not about the disc brakes – Journal

Let me explain: this entire fight we are in the middle of, this push and pull between the riders, the UCI, and the bike industry – it’s not a fight over a braking system. It’s a fight for power. And not of the stopping variety. (Rouleur)

Bugatti Offers Super Exclusive PG Bike

Bugatti has partnered with some of the most prestigious bike brands and engineers, to create what may every well be the most exclusive (and perhaps expensive) cruiser style bike ever conceived – the PG Bugatti Bike. (Capo Velo)

Apple applies for patent to calculate cyclists’ power from wind resistance and other factors

The application suggests that by using these factors, gathered from a wearable device that has a GPS, accellerometer, heart rate monitor and other features, it could calculate rider power without the expense of a traditional power meter. (Bicycle Retailer)

The best folding bikes and electric folding bikes

A folding bike could be the ideal solution if you want to combine a cycle trip with a train journey. (Cycling Weekly)

BFS2017: Hiplok Z-Lok adds light coffee stop security with reusable steel reinforced zip ties

If you are looking for actual security from one of Hiplok’s products, get one of their namesake chains around your waist. But if you are in a decent neighborhood and just going to pop into the cafe to get a coffee, and want to simply slow down someone from riding away on your bike, the new Z-lok could be your ticket. (Bike Rumor)

Wahoo launches Elemnt Bolt GPS with integrated aero mount

Wahoo Fitness has just revealed the Elemnt Bolt which it says is the first GPS cycling computer and mount developed as an integrated system to reduce drag. (road.cc)

2017 NAHBS: Argonaut Road with SRAM Red eTap | The Radavist

Each year, Argonaut brings some very classy bikes to NAHBS and even though I loved the matte black and Olive Drab with King 40th build he brought, I couldn’t help myself and had to shoot this white beaut with SRAM Red eTap. (The Radavist)

NAHBS photos: Show winners and their bikes

Award winners from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. (Velo News)

Sam Elenes: Cannondale-Drapac’s Trusted Hand

Preparing bikes for a time trial is always a complicated affair for a mechanic, but the stage 4 time trial at Paris-Nice had just become more complicated by the freezing rain that greeted Elenes that day. But he remained relaxed as usual—giving 100 percent still inspires him. (Peloton Magazine)

BFS2017: Ass Savers gets new, more secure lock with Flip Tip update

We’ve tried it out and it does what it claims – easy install, works with a few rail styles we’ve tried, and is surprisingly hard to pull off when locked. (Bike Rumor)

Paris-Nice tech: A prototype Cervelo R5, the Factor Slick, custom colours and more

We spent a few cold and wet days wandering the pits of Paris-Nice to bring you all the latest tech. Here’s what we found. (Cycing Tips)

Could Alberto Contador have won Paris-Nice on a different bike?

Alberto Contador lost Paris-Nice to Sergio Henao by a minuscule two seconds. What would have happened if he raced on Trek’s aero frame, the Madone Race Shop Limited, along with some deeper Bontrager Aeolus 5 wheels? (Velo News)

2017 NAHBS: Calfee Luna Pro Road

This might be one of the nicest Calfee road bikes I’ve seen at NAHBS. It’s bright while still being subtle in the details. (The Radavist)

NAHBS 2017: Chris King goes matte with standard and Limited Edition finishes… and Bourbon?

Put some fancy bike parts and a bottle of bourbon under a glass case, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to attract attention at NAHBS. (Bike Rumor)

CeramicSpeed Offers 3D Printed Titanium Jockey Wheels

CeramicSpeed is always pushing the boundaries in terms of drivetrain efficiency and performance, culminating into the company’s latest high end product – 3D printed titanium jockey wheels.  (Capo Velo)

Mavic Updates the Open Pro | The Radavist

With an inner width of 19mm, Mavic has updated their Open Pro rims with a modern look, new finish, and an improved braking surface thanks to their Exalith technology. With claims of these new hoops being lighter and stronger than ever, Mavic is excited to bring back this classic rim. (The Radavist)

Gianni Moscon’s front wheel collapses in bizarre crash during Tirreno TTT

The Italian didn’t appear to hit anything as his front wheel collapsed beneath him. (Cycling Weekly)

Cannondale’s Ryan Mullen unveils new tech at Tirreno-Adriatico 

Irish rider among the first to embrace Velon’s new live data package. Also unveiled his new TT bike with special TT disc brakes. (Sticky Bottle)

Tech tidbits from Tirreno: Exploding wheels and TT disc brakes

Cannondale-Drapac showcases a new disc brake TT bike while Team Sky suffers costly technical issues in Tirreno stage 1 team time trial. (Velo News)

HIA Velo’s Allied Cycle Works unveils 800g full custom ECHO road bike

Following in the footsteps of their first bike, the ALFA, Allied Cycle Works will show off the full custom carbon fiber ECHO frameset at NAHBS this weekend.