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...
“I’ve been using Oval Q RINGS for over 6 seasons and for me there is no better option. From the beginning I had fantastic sensations with them, feeling that I could apply the force optimally and this always translated into greater performance on both wheels.”
“Q RINGS® have been a great addition to my race”
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.
Disc brakes are fundamental on mountain bikes nowadays, and they are becoming an unstoppable force in the present and future of road bikes.
If you ride an MTB, road bike or both, we want to give you the best tips to help you with the maintenance, so your brakes will work flawlessly from the very start.
No matter how well looked after your bike is, going on a ride without taking the basic tools and spares is a risk that shouldn’t be taken. There are currently many different multi-tools available on the market that are compact and lightweight, and in most cases will provide you with the correct tool to get you home. Here we will advise you on the basic tools needed for the everyday mountain bike.