Continental GP5000 Announced!

Tyre nerds and cycling tech junkies rejoice! After many years as one of the market-leading road cycling tyres, the Continental GP4000S II has a successor – the aptly named Continental GP5000. Photo credit: Continental It’s no secret that the Conti GP4000S II tyre is amongst my favourite rubber, having ridden many, many hard and fast…

The right rubber: How to save weight AND ride faster

Tyres (or tires if you’re in the USA). That tiny little pair of contact patches connecting your bike to the blacktop. In terms of simple performance upgrades, changing your rubber can have one of the largest impacts on how your bike feels and handles. It’s also an easy place to save a few grams at…

Shedding weight with Titanium

If you’re about to go on a bike weight shedding rampage here’s a place where you might be able to save yourself a slice for a reasonable price. Rummaging through my box of spares on the weekend I found a set of Token branded titanium quick release skewers (as you do). A while back I bought a set…

Travel Mode added to Favero Assioma powermeter pedals

The latest update (Firmware 3.00) from Favero includes a new travel mode for the Assioma Duo and Uno powermeter pedals. There are some other small improvements too such as a unified Bluetooth channel for smart trainers and a fix for “Error 99” calibration. The travel/ship mode feature has been missing up until now and adds…

Aero is the new lightweight

These days, you can easily empty your wallet buying “free” speed. Aerodynamic advantage have overtaken lightweight as the key selling point on many products. But how much of that is actually worth it? Where is it best to invest those dollars? I’m not going to delve into the merits of a time trial bike or…

Braking on wet carbon: the argument for disc brakes!

I’m still not a fan of the look of disc brakes on a road bike, but after the weekend’s very wet ride on my carbon wheels I can certainly see the reasoning behind them! Let’s just say I would not have wanted to pull up in a hurry. Each corner or road junction was nerve…