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Summing Up
The paintwork, fit and finish is first class—certainly a bike the manufacturer and new owner would be proud of. As fantastic as you’d expect when the motor is providing assistance, still pretty good despite the extra weight when the motor is offline.
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Gravel Tyres
GRAVEL RIDING—IT’S ALL THE RAGE AT THE moment. Gravel bikes are versatile. A gravel bike on the road is at worst a slightly sluggish road bike, whereas a road bike on the gravel is an incident waiting to happen (even if that incident is only a pinch
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Xplova Smart Trainer & GPS
‘MOVING FORWARD’. No, we’re not using a political slogan here, but talking about Xplova—a smaller player in the cycling technology market. The ‘Xplova’ stems from ‘explore’ and Spanish word ‘va’ which translates to ‘explore and move forward’. And it
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Top 3 Tips
1 Make a day of it and ride from Lilydale along the rail trail to the base of Mt Donna Buang—just make sure you take enough snacks or coins to buy some; it’s about 112km round. 2 Settle into the flow of the bottom half of the descent—there aren’t ma
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Bicycling Australia
EDITOR Nat Bromhead natbromhead@yaffa.com.au BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Kea Pleasance keapleasance@yaffa.com.au PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE Luke Buckley lukebuckley@yaffa.com.au PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Matthew Gunn matthewgunn@yaffa.com.au ART DIRECTOR An
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Tested: Mojito 3 From Kask
A MILLION MOJITOS MAY SOUND more like the boast of a long-established bar on a tropical island resort. Alas no, it’s not the lime, mint and rum refresher we’re talking about here, but the legendary helmet from Italian manufacturer Kask. The Mojito 3
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Escape From Reality
“I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO TRAIN or race at the required level that is needed for the WorldTour.” It’s what Cameron Meyer, five years ago in June 2016, said in a statement from his then team, Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Citing personal reasons, he asked
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Percussion Therapy
NOW PERMANENTLY RESIDING on the coffee table, this heavy-duty recovery device has had daily use over the four weeks since being purchased. Percussive therapy is gaining popularity due to its ability to help restore tired muscles, relieve lactic acid
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Specifications
WHEELSET WEIGHT: 1515g FINISH: Gloss Carbon TYPE: Tubeless Ready Carbon Clincher RIM TYPE: Carbon RIM DEPTH: 21mm INTERNAL WIDTH: 24mm EXTERNAL WIDTH: 28mm SPOKES: Sapim Straight Pull SPOKE PATTERN: 28 / 3X NIPPLE TYPE: DT External Alloy FR
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Carlee Taylor
WHAT STARTED WITH A CYCLING KIT FROM HER DAD as a 14th birthday gift rapidly morphed into an impressive career as an athlete, with the Australian Institute of Sport and corporates taking notice to send Carlee around the world and pitted with and agai
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Una Bellissima Bicicletta
ITALIAN GIANTS PINARELLO KNOW a thing or two about designing world-beating super bikes, with multiple Grand Tour victories and numerous stage wins to their name thanks to their heralded Dogma brand. And so it comes as no surprise that the latest inc
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A bunch of 5s FIVE RIDERS. FIVE QUESTIONS. ONE BUNCH.
WHO? GIRLRIDEMEL WHERE? MELBOURNE, VICTORIA DISTANCE OF THE LOOP? 26KM AVERAGE SPEED? 24KM START LOCATION? ADMIRAL HO CHENG, ABBOTSFORD FINISH LOCATION? 8 MURRAY ST, ABBOTSFORD DAY EVERY FRIDAY START TIME? 6.15 AM SHARP THE GIRLRIDE MELBOURNE
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Specifications
Smart Percussive Therapy with Bluetooth connectivity Proprietary brushless commercial-grade motor with ‘QuietForce Technology’ Three built-in app-guided preset routines OLED screen-Customizable speed range (1750-2400 PPMs) Force meter Adjustable arm
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Getting There
Driving a new Isuzu D-Max provided by Isuzu Australia, we had a Polygon Siskui D7 MTB on board along with a 3T Exploro gravel bike. Light years ahead of the harsh and rigid ride of their forebears, dual cab utes have evolved markedly over the past de
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Specifications
FRAME: 500 Series OCLV Carbon, Fazua Evation integrated drive system, tapered head tube, rear IsoSpeed, internal routing, flat-mount disc, mudguard mounts, 148x12 mm thru axle FORK: Domane SL carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, m
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Specifications
• 230g (medium) • 3D dry padding throughout • Removable and washable inner padding in Coolmax material • Incorporates the trusted Octo Fit adjustment system • In-moulding technology for better shock absorption • Inner padding fabric treated with an a
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Editorial More Than A Magazine
SOOTHING, REFRESHING, REWARDING. No, I’m not talking about cresting the top of a climb and starting to bomb down the other side, but arriving home from a big day at work to find the latest copy of a favourite print publication in the mailbox. While
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Summing Up
This bike was built to race and, as such, should be used accordingly…it would be a shame to not ride it to its full potential. Every aspect is designed and built for speed, efficiency and maximising power output. Pinarello worked closely with Team In
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Colnago Tecnos
About a year ago, my uncle, a confessed connoisseur of all things European—including bicycles—asked me to take care of his beloved 9-speed Colnago Tecnos when he packed up his life and embarked upon an extended trip overseas. A magnificent machine in
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Specifications
FRAME: Pinarello Carbon Torayca T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy technology FORK: Pinarello ONDA F12 with ForkFlap™ GROUPSET: Shimano Dura-Ace (R9170) CASSETTE: Shimano Dura-Ace CRANKSET: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 REAR DERAILLER: Shimano Dura-Ace
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Should I Join A Club?
IN AUSTRALIA, THERE ARE approximately 485 AusCycling registered clubs spread right across the country. The state-by-state breakdown is ACT 10, NSW 137, NT 11, QLD 94, SA 30, TAS, 20, VIC 125 and WA 58. Of course, I am biased as I’ve been a member of
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Bont Helix Shoes
MY FIRST SIGHTING OF BONT shoes was many years ago when, racing at the local velodrome, two speedskaters turned cyclists were experimenting with prototype Bont cycling shoes. That they were speedskaters makes a lot of sense, because Bont’s first busi
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The Rise & Rise Of Women’s Cycling
FIVE YEARS AGO, AT OUR FIRST Bowral Classic Gran Fondo event in 2016, less than 5% of the 3,000+ riders were female. It was glaringly obvious something needed to be done, and we immediately set out to make changes in how we communicate and encourage
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Electric Dreams
IN A VERY SHORT TIME, E-BIKES have gone from a fringe product to mainstream. On the mountain bike side of things, I see a few in every race I enter—I’ll admit to a bit of envy when I see one easily ride up a slope steep enough where all of us on stan
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The Mid Foot Cleat Position
MIDFOOT CLEAT POSITIONING, how can it help? Cleat position, in terms of fore-aft placement of the cleat relative to the rider’s foot, is one of the least understood biomechanical components of a rider’s position. In years gone by, the centre of the c
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Specifications
MODEL: Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain CAPACITY: 3.0L Turbo Diesel ECONOMY: 8L/100km Highway TANK: 76L Fuel capacity POWER: 140kw TORQUE: 450nm TRANSMISSION: 6-Speed Auto TOWING: 3.5 Tonne Capacity WARRANTY: 6-years ROADSIDE ASSIST: 7-years RRP: $62,
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Specifications
DIMENSIONS: 593 x 514 x 465mm WEIGHT (ASSEMBLED): 17kg SOUND LEVEL: 58bd at 30kph FLYWHEEL WEIGHT: 5.9kg POWER OUTPUT: 2500watts at 58k/ph ACCURACY: +/- 2% CONNECTIVITY: ANT+, ANT + FEC, Bluetooth FIRMWARE UPGRADES: Yes RRP: $1299 (look for s
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VeloMat Indoor Training Mats
INDOOR TRAINING AND THE USE of smart trainers would have to be one of the fastest-growing sectors of the sport, with platforms such as Zwift, Fulgaz and Rouvy seeing a huge uptake over the past few years. Already booming before COVID, 2020 saw an eve
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The Latest Gear
VERSATILE. DURABLE, light, and strong. The EYRES Safety Eyewear 702-Razor Collection is designed to offer an unobtrusive wrap around frame with a modern look for perfect vision. Its sleek design is constructed using durable polycarbonate and offers a
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Australia’s Best Climbs Part II
INTERNATIONAL CYCLING PHOTOGRAPHER BEARDY McBeard focuses on one of his favourite Australian climbs: Jacobs Ladder in Ben Lomond National Park in Tasmania. What is it about switchbacks that captivates us as cyclists? There are few examples of these m
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