Cane Creek launches refined eeSilk suspension seatpost and brand new carbon version

Cane Creek Cycling Components has unveiled the next generation of its eeSilk suspension seat posts, with the original aluminium seatpost refreshed as a more affordable option and a new lightweight carbon version introduced. “With the same fatigue-reducing 20mm of travel as its predecessor, the new eeSilk has been refined with accessibility in mind,” says Cane Creek. […]

Mavic discovers Mavic-branded fake wheels, buys some, concludes they “will lead to serious injury or death”

Mavic has warned customers against buying fake versions of its products from unregulated sources after its own testing showed serious safety flaws, concluding that “these counterfeit wheels are dangerous and will lead to serious injury or death.” > Buy a fake, risk death, support slavery – says bike industry In a press release, Mavic said […]

Sadiq Khan urges council to put back Kensington High Street cycle lane after survey reveals huge local backing

An independent survey has found that almost twice as many people who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) support having a protected cycle lane on Kensington High Street as those who oppose the idea – leading Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to urge the local council to reinstate the pop-up cycle […]

Equal prize money row after Anna van der Breggen gets €930 for winning Omloop Het Nieuwsblad… while men’s winner bags €16,000

The lack of parity of prize money in men’s and women’s professional bike racing has come under the spotlight once again due to the huge difference in the amounts won by the male and female winners of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad at the weekend – although the CEO of Flanders Classics, which organises the race, says […]

Crowdfunded Superstrata 3D printed bike that raised £5 million on Indiegogo leaves backers disappointed

How is life as one of the 4559 backers of “the world’s first made-to-measure 3D-printed bicycle with an impact-resistant unibody carbon-fibre frame” that launched on the crowdfunding Indiegogo website last year? From the looks of the comments section on Superstrata’s Indiegogo page, not so great… most backers are currently bikeless, and the bike that is […]

Low traffic neighbourhoods in London are not mainly introduced in more affluent areas, researchers find

New research into recently installed low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in London shows that contrary to one of the chief arguments deployed by opponents of such schemes, which are aimed at curbing traffic in residential areas, they are not implemented primarily in wealthier areas, thereby displacing motor vehicles to less affluent ones. > Hackney anti-LTN group fails to […]

“World-first for lorry safety” as Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard comes into effect

Transport for London (TfL) has hailed “a world-first for lorry safety” as its Direct Vision Standard (DVS) lorry safety scheme today comes into full round-the-clock operation on all streets in the capital, having been postponed from its planned implementation last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 90,000 permits have been issued so far […]

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