SRAM Releases New eTap Shifting

eTap is an electronic system, just like Shimano’s Di2 or Campagnolo EPS and uses a wireless protocol. It takes electronics a step further, removing the wiring harnesses that both those groups rely on, and switching to an entirely wireless communication between the shifters and derailleurs. Each component in SRAM’s new system is self-contained, with its…

Torch Socks from Showers Pass

Torch Socks from Showers Pass

Designed for cyclists, but very suitable for running, evening hikes and more, the Torch socks from Showers Pass are constructed from a blend of merino wool, acrylic, polyester, nylon and Lycra. The company designed these socks to provide the ideal amount of breathability, stretch, durability and compression. We have had the opportunity to test them…

Rolf Ares6 ES Wheelset

New for 2015, Rolf Prima debuted their Ares6 ES carbon clincher, focused at a realistic price. The Ares6 ES borrows the same rim profile from their upper end line of wheels and laces it on their TDF3.0 hubset to create a mid-priced all-carbon clincher wheel set that is suitable for most riders and racers out there. Rolling in…

DEAN Antero Cross & Gravel bike

After running into the gang from DEAN Bikes earlier this year and sparking up some conversations, we had the chance to get our hands on their new Antero Cross & Gravel bike. Cyclocross racer, sporty commuter, gravel grinder, club rider and anything else that isn’t mountain biking – you name it. The Antero handled everything that we could dish out including…

Bradley Wiggins Hour Record

Wiggins Breaks Hour Record

British pro rider Bradley Wiggins broke the UCI Hour Record this weekend on a Pinarello Bolide HR bike co-engineered by Jaguar and Pinarello. Wiggins set a new record of 54.526 km before a full-to-capacity London Lee Valley VeloPark Velodrome. Wiggins beat the previous record, set by fellow Briton Alex Dowsett on May 2 in Manchester,…