Cyclists: Stop using a neck gaiter as a masks

New research out of Duke University suggests that wearing a neck gaiter, neck warmer or buff as a mask might be worse than wearing no face covering at all. A recently published paper looked at 14 different masks, ranging from surgical masks to bandanas and fleece neck gaiters, all commonly used by people trying to […]

Review: Bontrager Starvos WaveCel road helmet

Trek released its WaveCel technology last year, promising it would be the most important advancement in cycling safety technology in the last 30 year. WaveCel is a new helmet design that changes the way a helmet protects during a crash. Created by a team of doctors, researchers, and engineers, it’s a collapsible structure that lines […]

How to get rid of an earworm on your ride

Long bike rides can do wonders for you mentally. There’s a meditative component to zooming along a country road—you take in the beauty of the countryside, smelling the fresh outdoor air as you cut through the wind and soak up some vitamin D. Your mind wanders casually from here to there. Nothing particularly sticks as […]

Wout Van Aert earns first Monument at Milan-San Remo

For the second Saturday in a row, Wout Van Aert won a one-day race in Italy. This week, after taking the WorldTour’s return at Strade Bianche, the Jumbo-Visma rider earned his first Monument trophy at Milan-San Remo. He outsprinted Julian Alaphilippe in a thrilling, hot, high-summer edition of the season’s first Monument. 🇮🇹 #MilanoSanremo Wout! […]

Zwift gets serious about steering functionality

Zwift is getting a little more realistic, as FutureWorks Steering is expanding across the entire Zwift universe. The latest update takes the steering function, which Zwift first tested in Fall 2019 on limited roads, and makes it more realistic. The update also includes improvements to Meetups, including the ability to join a ride late and […]

Going tubeless? Here are a few tips and tricks

by Nick Di Cristofaro Modern cycling technology can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when it comes to the recent trends in wheel and tire design. One trend that has become more prevalent is the usage of tubeless tires and wheels. This isn’t “new” technology but over the last few years, many tire and wheel manufactures have […]

Wout Van Aert triumphs in dusty Strade Bianche

The biggest road victory of Wout Van Aert’s career came Saturday at Strade Bianche, a compelling, high-summer race in Tuscany to restart a WorldTour that ceased in March. Van Aert had been third in the last two editions, most memorably in 2018 when he cramped on the final climb. He came back from a long […]

Six Canadians confirmed for Strade Bianche

On Friday EF Pro Cycling confirmed that Michael “Rusty” Woods will be making his debut in Saturday’s Strade Bianche, bringing the Canadian content of the two WorldTour races to six riders. Woods is joined by fellow Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games selections Hugo Houle, Leah Kirchmann and Karol-Ann Canuel and Israel Start-Up Nation duo Alexander Cataford […]

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