Christophe Noel

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Designing an XC tire from the ground up is complicated tire science.

Tire Tech: Designing an XC tire from the ground up

Welcome to Tire Tech, Bikerumor’s mostly-weekly series on bicycle tires. Like our Suspension Tech and AASQ series, we take your questions about tires, whether...
Yakima's new one-bike hauler is compact, light, and easy to use.

Review: Going solo with Yakima’s SingleSpeed one-bike hitch rack

Where there was but one single-bike hitch rack available last year, now there are several. As someone with a weird work schedule and inclined...

Salsa Cycles announces all-new Beargrease 27.5″ fat bikes for 2019

Salsa Cycles just announced the latest iteration of their venerable high-performance fat bike, the all-new 2019 Beargrease. Building on the success of the current...
Topeak's Joe Blow Twin Turbo pumps twice the air in half the time.

Review: 2x the air in 1/2 the time with Topeak’s JoeBlow Twin Turbo

If you own a lot of bikes, chances are you have at least two floor pumps. The same inflator used to fill fatbike tires...
we test the wolf tooth components fat paws to see if they help sore hands.

A Gripping Review: Wolf Tooth Components Fat Paws

In my quest to relieve nagging hand and elbow pain I have tried a number of different products. My latest grab at a quick...
We talk about mountain bike tires tires with Vittoria's Ken Avery.

Tire Tech: Talking mountain bike tread design w/ Vittoria’s Ken Avery – Part Two

Welcome to Tire Tech, Bikerumor’s mostly-weekly series on bicycle tires. Like our Suspension Tech and AASQ series, we take your questions about tires, whether...

2019 Specialized S-Works Venge is lighter, faster & better in every way

In its first race appearance, Matt Goss piloted his Specialized S-Works Venge to a narrow victory at the 2011 Milan-San Remo. He won by...
We test Ritchey's Bite and Drive WCS tires.

Are Tom Ritchey’s Bite and Drive tires as good as he told me they...

During my interview with Tom Ritchey a few months back, we talked at great length about the principles he uses to create new tires....
We test Rocky Mountain's new Thunderbolt Carbon 50

Long Term Review: The all-new Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Carbon 50

For the last 90 days I have had the good fortune to swing a leg over Rocky Mountain’s new Thunderbolt nearly every day. In...

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