Canyon // SRAM to launch new Development Team
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by PedalPusher
2y ago
As part of Canyon//SRAM’s press to be more diverse and inclusive, still the only team who is making this an active statement and driving the D&I conversation forward after admitting there was more which can be done in their own team, today announces a new development team. This two-tier structure will be the first of its kind for a European-based WorldTeam creating a formal pathway to the Women’s World Tour. CANYON//SRAM Racing will register the development team as a UCI Continental Team. Scholarships will be offered to eight riders that includes supervised training, individual coaching, m ..read more
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L39ION 2021 team kit to go on sale
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by PedalPusher
2y ago
As of 1600 BST you’ll be able to purchase the L39ION of LA team kit form the Rapha website. L39ION, a team founded by Justin Williams so he and his brother Cory Williams could get a paid seat on the US crit scene, will open themselves up further to fans by selling the kit. Disrupting the peloton by becoming the most diverse team in cycling, their race footage, captured on helmet mounted GoPro’s is something which draws in the fans. After winning pretty much every crit going, the Legion team are determined to make a difference in the sport. In 2020, a year where charities struggled to raise fun ..read more
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Tiffany Cromwell to race at the Olympics for the first time
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by PedalPusher
2y ago
Tiffany Cromwell has been a mainstay in the Women’s World Tour peloton for many years – she has been a mainstay with her current team Canyon//SRAM since inception back in 2016, It seem peculiar that only now, for what is very likely to be her last Olympic cycle that Tiffany Cromwell has finally been picked for the Olympic Road Race. © Thomas Maheux Tiffany herself admits that the timing of other Olympics and the parcours of other routes just have not suited her and not having the form at the right time, with Tiffany saying “2012 was suited to more of a rouleur where I was more of a climber at ..read more
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There’s a new Zwift World Coming
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by PedalPusher
3y ago
Zwift, the online global fitness platform, has today opened its latest virtual travel destination, Makuri Islands. Makuri Islands is an entirely new Zwift World primed for future expansion. The first map within Makuri Islands will be Yumezi, a fantastical countryside destination, inspired by Japanese culture. Yumezi (yu-meh-zi ᐧ 夢路) means “path to dreams.” Yumezi is a Japanese haiku-inspired name, with its two characters (夢路) taken from a poem by renowned Meiji-era poet, Shiki Masaoka. Yumezi boasts a wide variety of road types from tight, flat, winding roads ideal for fast races to dirt road ..read more
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Head to Head: Tern GSD Vs Babboe Curve Mountain
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by PedalPusher
3y ago
When purchasing a new bike, it’s normal to compare and contrast to make sure you get the right bike for you – at Pusher of Pedals we’ve been lucky enough to ride both the Tern GSD and Babboe Curve Mountain. In this head to head we look at both the pros and cons of each bike which hopefully lead you to make up your mind on what might be for you. Starting with the Babboe Curve Mountain, Babboe is a Dutch brand and you can see that in the bikes styling, with step through access and Dutch styling evident throughout the bike, it’s shaped in what is known as a tadpole design. Two wheels at the front ..read more
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Alpkit – Rhythm Thicky Jersey
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by PedalPusher
3y ago
At this time of the year, the weather can be deceptive. Stunning sunshine but icy cold, making the kit you wear essential, you’ll also need to be prepared for the spring showers. Quite a mixed bag for just one jersey to be able to deal with. Alpkit, not known for their cycling kit, have a series of cycling clothing in the way of jerseys, jackets, bib shorts, shorts and gloves. On review is the Rhythm Thicky, an all weather jersey which, for it’s price bracket of £49, is an extremely capable and high performing jersey. Alpkit Rhythm Thicky Worn on it’s own next to the skin, the Rhythm Thicky pr ..read more
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Tribal Sports Nutrition
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by PedalPusher
3y ago
Nutritional brand Tribal Sports have launched a nutritional supplement which is as kind on your stomach as it is on the environment. The pouches stow away easily in a cycling jersey to offer an easy to drink mid ride boost – something different from the usual energy gels and bars. The two new organic and vegan smoothies utilise the energising and revitalising properties of baobab fruit, which provides nutrients for fuelling active lifestyles and aiding recovery. Due to their unique format, the smoothies are less concentrated than some other energy products so they are easier on the stomach. A ..read more
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Canyon // SRAM confirm intent to further Diversity and Inclusion
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by PedalPusher
3y ago
Today, Canyon//SRAM Women’s World Tour team have confirmed their singing of Christine Kalkschmid, to improve diversity and inclusion in their team. Canyon//SRAM hit the headlines with the signing of Chloé Dyget back in November but the signing wasn’t the happy parade which the team envisaged. Many pointing out on Social Media what Chloé Dygert had been ‘liking’ on Twitter, which included statements such as “white privalidge does not exist” along with another tweet reportedly liked by Dygert suggested that American Football player Colin Kaepernick “realised that if he grew an afro and played th ..read more
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Wattbike team up with virtual cycling platform ROUVY
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by PedalPusher
3y ago
Wattbike, a leading brand for indoor training bikes, has united with ROUVY to give users a more authenic and real world experience. Wattbikers are now able to connect their Atom, AtomX, Nucleus, Pro or Trainer with the ROUVY app to benefit from an immersive indoor cycling experience. Connecting easily to ROUVY’s smart training app, the Wattbike Atom and AtomX smart bikes automatically adjust resistance to mimic the feel of real-world cycling and provide an authentic riding experience. ROUVY is an online racing platform that uses augmented/mixed reality to bring real world routes indoors. With ..read more
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Parcours all new Alta 650B Wheelset
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by PedalPusher
3y ago
British brand Parcours have released a brand new 650B wheel set to take your gravel riding to the next level. First off, the difference between a 700C and 650B wheel is size. A 650B measures around 27.5 inches where a 700C is closer to that of a 29inch wheel. 650B wheelsets have been around for a long time but now with a rise in gravel bikes and gravel riding, they too are making a revival. Because of the smaller wheels, it makes your bikes wheelbase shorter making for sharper handling and, even, quicker acceleration. No doubt that when riding gravel or off-road a bike which handles better mak ..read more
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