At first glance, cyclocross and gravel bikes look similar: like road bikes with two 700c wheels, knobby tires and drop handlebars. But if you take a closer look and test ride a few of each type of bike, you’ll see and feel some important differences.
In both mountain biking and road riding, your security is the most important factor to take into account. To be able to go out on a ride with the highest level of protection possible, having your bike in perfect condition is just not enough. There are some very simple items that can help us during an outing in the mountains or on the road. We will detail the 5 best things to carry with you on every outing.
The 2008 Tour is the Carlos Sastre Tour. But it is also the ROTOR Tour. Ten years ago, when ROTOR was battling against the hegemony of the big brands, the CSC cyclist from Avila got the biggest success of his career whilst using Q rings. This is a story of how the faith, the desire to succeed and the effort of the cyclist and those who believed in ROTOR, achieved more than climbing to the top of the podium in the Champs-Elysees.
Today, Mobile apps for people who ride bikes have almost become a necessity for any leisurely ride, training session or competition. It is completely normal to have one or two apps running during a ride; we have become “addicts” to comparing data with our closest “enemies”. There are tons to choose form for Android and IOS, but we want to show you the most useful ones to get the most out of the data from your rides.
There are three ways to change gears on bikes: using mechanical, electrical or hydraulic systems. Which is used on any given bike is all about how the power is transmitted from the shift lever(s) to move one (or both) derailleur(s) among the available gears. Pulling...
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Racing your mountain bike in cross country (XC) and marathon (XCM) events may seem quite similar at first, but taking a closer look at both disciplines reveals key differences in terms of ideal training and equipment. In this article, we focus on the best bike setups for both and how it all comes down to balancing speeds vs. comfort.