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Cyclist Australia Issue 47

Dedicated solely to the exhilaration of road cycling, Cyclist is the very first magazine of its kind. A celebration of the rides, the travel and the latest gear – we'll show you how to get the best from your ride every time.

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3 Issues

in this issue

2 min
ed’s letter

Far out, what a race. It may have arrived a couple of months later than expected, but the 2020 Tour de France was more than worth the wait. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and his last-ditch victory over compatriot Primož Roglič (Team Jumbo-Visma) have now taken their immediate place in Tour folklore. At just 22, Pogačar is the youngest Tour champion since Henri Cornet in 1904, and the second-youngest of all-time. All of this was just the tonic for cycling fans after months starved of pro action, and here at Cyclist it got us reminiscing about some of the craziest finishes in Tour history. We wrote about them on page 25. Like most things in 2020, the return of pro racing more broadly has seen sweeping changes to much of what…

4 min
the venge killer

We no longer have to make a choice between having the fastest bike or the lightest bike, says Specialized. We can now have both. ‘Our sponsored pros used to have to choose on race day whether to ride the aero race bike [Venge] or the lighter climber’s bike [Tarmac], but with the new Tarmac SL7 it is now possible to deliver the fastest bike in the peloton right at the UCI minimum weight limit,’ says road product manager Cameron Piper. Die hard with a Venge The Tarmac began life in 2002 and in the 18 years that followed it has been first across the finish line in multiple World Championships, one-day Classics, Grand Tour stages and even Olympic road races, making it the ‘winningest’ road bike of the modern era. Meanwhile the Specialized…

1 min
bikes we’re loving

BMC Teammachine SLR01 au-en.bmc-switzerland.com Not everyone knows this, but BMC stands for Bicycle Manufacturing Company. Luckily, what the company lacks in imaginative brand names it more than makes up for in R&D. BMC has been close to Australian hearts since Cadel’s Tour win in 2011, and its new Teammachine – a perfect balance of performance and aesthetics – is an absolute cracker. Liv Brava Advanced Pro liv-cycling.com/au Giant's sister brand continues to release forward-thinking and on-trend designs, and its latest CX/gravel bike does not disappoint. The Brava Advanced Pro is an agile CX race bike that offers exceptional handling and acceleration. It features a carbon frame and fork, Overdrive 2 steer, and a unique downtube design that keeps it easy to carry over any barrier. Merida Reacto merida-bikes.com/en-au The Merida Reacto has been around a while now and…

1 min
shimano s-phyre rc902 racing shoe

RRP $549.95, shimano.com.au Ridden to countless victories in the world’s highest-level bike races since entering the crowded shoe market, Shimano’s S-Phyre Road Competition racing shoe is for those who value performance over all else. Available in blue, black, white or red versions, the new 2021 version, the RC902, focuses on three areas of design – function-specific zones, power transfer optimisation and engineered fit – to provide you with a platform for your new PB. Notably, the shoe has already proven its credentials on the feet of Wout van Aert, multiple classics winner and 2020 Tour de France excitement machine.…

1 min
maxxis high road sl

RRP $89.95, lustyindustries.com Think Maxxis is purely a mountain bike brand? Think again. Its newest road tyre, the High Road SL, is used by Israel Start-Up Nation, Chris Froome’s team for 2021. According to Maxxis, the all-new High Road SL was created with one purpose in mind: giving riders a blisteringly fast pro-level time trial tyre. The tyre makes no apologies for its limited puncture protection; the lightweight design is ‘to go fast, not to last’ and is suitable for racing time trials, on the velodrome, or any situation where a rider wants the lightest set-up possible. The High Road SL’s fine 170 TPI casing ensures a smooth and sticky ride, suitable for cornering at top speed. Maxxis is using brand-new tech on this tyre, called the HYPR-S. It sounds fancy,…

1 min
fizik antares versus evo 00 adaptive

RRP $699.95, fizik.com Wow, it’s pricy, but it sure is pretty. The evolution of 3D digital printing has allowed Fizik to develop a new saddle without the constraints or limitations of traditional production methods and materials. The Adaptive saddle padding is crafted with Digital Light Synthesis technology (DLS), an additive manufacturing process that uses digital ultraviolet light projection, oxygen permeable optics and programmable liquid resins to produce parts with excellent mechanical properties, resolution and surface finish. There are multiple functional zones within the saddle, each engineered with a distinctive cushioning and mechanical response and joined together in the same padding. It sounds scientific and complex, but it looks great – and if it’s anything like other Fizik saddles, you know it’ll be comfy.…