Bike Tech News


World Domination with C.L.O.D.

The Nanotube Optimized Muc-Off Chain cost over £60,000 to develop, saves 6 watts, dominated the RIO Olympics and holds the hour record. Now you can buy one. (Peloton Magazine)

Pro bike: Tony Martin’s new Canyon Speedmax CF SLX

We take a look at Tony Martin’s new WorldTour machine: the Canyon Speedmax CF SLX time trial bike. (Cycling Weekly)

WorldTour 2017 Bikes: Katusha’s Canyon Aeroad CF SLX with SRAM eTap 

Katusha sticks with SRAM eTap wireless groupset and Zipp wheels this season. (

Tech milestone: Boonen wins first race with disc-brake bike

Tom Boonen becomes the first rider to win a major UCI pro road race aboard a bike with disc brakes. (Velo News)

Josh Poertner, Design and the New Silca

Poertner spent 14 years working on the cutting edge of cycling technology as Zipp’s Technical Director, but dreamed of his own brand to steward. He left Zipp and in 2013 purchased Silca from the Sacchi family, determined to restore the brand’s luster. (Peloton Magazine)

HIA Velo launches Allied Cycle Works with premium, USA-made Alfa road bike

Karklins, who ran Orbea USA for a number of years and has been in the industry for some time, told us “It’s not just about making it in America, it’s about making it better here. (Bike Rumor)

5 standout road products from Core Bike Show 2017

Core Bike Show is the first major trade show of the year in the UK and BikeRadar was on hand to prowl this year’s warren-like network. (Bike Radar)

Rounded Rotors: How Shimano is satisfying the UCI & Pro peloton

Officially the UCI is requiring that disc brake rotors to be used in the pro peloton are to have edges that are “not 90°“ (Bike Rumor)

Disc brakes make first appearance in pro peloton in 2017

Tom Boonen has become the first rider to use disc brakes in the UCI’s restarted trial of the technology, riding a Specialized Venge ViAS Disc. (Cycling Weekly)

Video: FSA’s new K-Force WE electronic semi-wireless 11-speed groupset

Semi-wireless 11-speed electronic groupset launched after five years of development. (

SRAM touts German Engineering in the optimization of 1x Eagle drivetrains

In the latest behind the scenes video from SRAM, they bring us all in house for a look at the development of their recently introduced ultra-wide range Eagle 1×12 groupsets. (Bike Rumor)

When a TT bike and a fat bike have a baby… The Fat Trek Equinox is born

Drew Wilson was intrigued and excited at the challenge of reshaping the Equinox frame to fit fat tires and still maintaining the factory Trek aesthetic. All the while he needed to allow the proper chainring, crank, and heel clearance necessary to actually ride the thing. (Bike Rumor)

Boonen to race on disc brakes throughout 2017

‘It’s the biggest improvement I’ve seen in my career’ says Belgian. (

Riders show off new tech and custom gear – Tour Down Under Gallery

See-through kit, groupsets, novelty trends and personalised kit. (

Desire: Lightweight Autobahn Disc Wheel

A look at the spacecraft ready signature disc wheel from German carbon fibre techno experts Lightweight. (Rouleur)

Gallery: Alex Howes’ Cannondale SuperSix EVO

We take a look at the The Cannondale-Drapac rider’s Tour Down Under bike. (Bike Radar)

DT Swiss: the wheel perfectionists

The secrets of steel and wheels in Biel; right angles and perfectionism in Switzerland at the home of master wheel-builders DT Swiss. (Rouleur)

Cannondale Headquarters Tour, Part 1 – Offices, and a killer coffee machine 

Just an hour or so away from the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Hartford, Connecticut, is a little town called Wilton. A few years ago, Cannondale moved their headquarters there (which is just a few minutes south of their original location), and we’ve been looking for an excuse to visit ever since. CX Nats was that excuse. (Bike Rumor)

First Ride: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9170 groupset

We use Shimano’s new Dura-Ace Di2 electronic groupset with disc brakes, and we’re impressed. (

TDU 2017 Tech: Team Katusha Aeroad CF SLX with SRAM Red eTap

Katusha’s equipment sponsors remain the same for 2017 with Canyon supplying frames, and SRAM, Zipp and Quarq supplying components, wheels and power meters. (Bike Rumor)

New kits, kicks and lids of the 2017 WorldTour

Teams come and go and sponsors change, leading to new colours, new clothing and new accessories to see. And every season, some kits are simply better than others. (Cycling Tips)