Tour de France is the world’s most popular and prestigious bicycle race. Wining “the Tour” is a great victory for cyclists, as well as groupset producers. Here are the Tour de France Winner Groupsets, since 1937, year by year (also the average speeds of each year’s winner).
The quick-release mechanism was invented in 1927 by Tullio Campagnolo (Vicenza, 26 August 1901 – Vicenza, 3 February 1983).
When you consider buying a gift for a person who has a passion for cycling, it’s a great idea to buy a cycling-related item to her/him. Luckily, you’ll have many options. Here are some cycling-related gift ideas:
How bicycle wheels are made: here’s a nice video showing the construction of Fulcrum Racing Zero aluminum bicycle wheels. It’s too good, almost mesmerizing.
Kazakh team Astana will ride Argon 18 bikes in 2017, instead of Specialized. The UCI WorldTour team will also be switching the components and drivetrain sponsor: they’ll use FSA gears and Vision wheels and components (they were using Campagnolo drivetrain).
A beauty from Italia: the Stelbel Antenore is constructed with Columbus XCr stainless steel alloy tubing, “exclusively selected and customized for this particular frame”. Campagnolo Super Record groupset and Campagnolo Bora One wheels are completing the set.
Italian custom bicycle frame manufacturer Sarto’s 2015 model frame Sarto Seta is “The Best Campagnolo Build” winner at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Weighing only 700 grams, the Seta road frame is the latest and most advanced frame Sarto has ever produced. That weight puts the frame in right up there with Cannondale SuperSix …
The legendary Eddy Merckx is turning 70 years old this year, on June 17, 2015. To celebrate, the bike brand that bears his name, the Eddy Merckx Cycles is producing a limited edition, modern, high-quality stainless steel racing bike: Eddy70. There will be only 70 examples produced, and the first specimen (No 1) has already …
Jaegher is a Belgian company, building tailor-made steel frames since 1934. It is founded by Odiel Van Eenooghe, a Belgian cyclist who participated in Milan-San Remo and in 1932 he won the toughest stage in the Tour of Belgium. Their slogan is “the steel feel is impossible to translate into numbers & tables”. Eddy Merckx …
Colnago is celebrating 60 years of frame production with a special bike, as usual. The new Colnago C60 Limited edition is based on the chassis of Colnago C60, with some changes. The most obvious modifications are the graphics and paint job and the titanium plaque with the serial number of each bike.