Sram Launches 1x For Road

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Sram’s 1x Revolution Reaches the Road Last week, Sram announced the launch of Force 1 and Rival 1.  The launch of these two new group set marks the arrival of Sram’s 1x revolution to the road.  Originally developed for mountain biking, 1x drivetrains use a single chainring and pair it with a wide range cassette.  The result is a simple,

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Ed Veal Breaks Canadian Hour Record Mark

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Ed Veal Breaks Canadian Hour Record, Falls Short of Age Group Record This past Friday (April 10), Ed Veal took to the boards at Mattamy Velodrome to take on the Canadian and Masters 35-39 Hour Records.  His goal was to surpass Australian Jayson Austin’s 2011 record of 48.31km in order to break the Masters 35-39 record and set a new

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Disc Brakes in the Pro Peloton

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Disc Brakes are on Their Way to the Pro Peloton Like it or not, disc brakes on road bikes is here to stay.  And not only stay, but continue to grow with numerous reports that disc brakes are all but guaranteed to be showing up on pro bikes in the coming seasons. According to a source involved in the discussions

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Ed Veal to Attempt Hour Record

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Canadian Cyclist to Attempt Hour Record Ed Veal has announced his planned assault on the Hour Record.  At 38 years-old, Veal will be targeting the “Best Hour Performance” in the Masters Men’s 35-39 group as well as the Canadian record.  The attempt will take place at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario on April 10th at 4:45pm. The

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Strong Start for Canada’s Men

Good Early Season Results for Canada’s Men With the European racing season just underway, most of Canada’s big name riders on the World Tour have hardly started racing.  With form and target races still a bit off, there is nothing much to say about the likes of Christian Meier, Svein Tuft and Ryder Hesjedal.  Their big races are yet to

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O-Cup Racing Schedule Update

New Information Concerning O-Cup Race Dates Yesterday I reported that the schedule for the Ontario Cup Road Series had been finalized.  While that remains true, with the dates for the 8 race series confirmed, my reporting of the date conflict between the Ontario Provincial Time Trial Championships and the Barrie Criterium on May 30 does not. The Barrie Cycling Club

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O-Cup Schedule Finalized

Date for Barrie Crit Confirmed The date for the Ontario Cup criterium hosted by the Barrie Cycling Club has been confirmed in a post on the club’s website.  The race will take place on Saturday, May 30 in the evening and runs in conjunction with the club’s annual Youth Cup Race.  The planned course is the circuit regularly used by

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Weekly Wrap January 25, 2015

In this Weeks Weekly Wrap: Cavendish swears at a reporter in Argentina, Dennis wins in Australia, cycling isn’t the worst and plenty of bike porn. Post Wrap Up Book Review: Bike Mechanic A Funeral of Sorts Tour de San Luis Wrap Probably the biggest story coming out of Argentina and the Tour de San Luis this week had nothing to

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Weekly Wrap January 18, 2015

The Weekly Wrap is a weekly series taking a look back at the past week in racing, bikes, and at the Wannabe Racer. Post Wrap Up Old School Training Book Review: Reading the Race Pre Race Nerves Tour Down Under Kicks off Season The 2015 season got underway unofficially early this morning in Australia with the People’s Choice Criterium.  Marcel

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