Cyclist Australia

Cyclist Australia Issue 19

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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2 min.
ed’s letter

Acouple of years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to never again make any New Year’s resolutions. As far as New Year’s resolutions go, it was one of the easier ones to keep. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t made any plans. I’ve got plenty of those for 2016. A plan is better than a resolution, because when a plan falls apart you can simply come up with another plan rather than beating yourself up over your pitiful lack of willpower. So what are my plans for 2016? Well, for starters, I’m planning to follow a stricter training regime that will be highly structured and progressive, building in intensity over the next few months so that when summer comes I’ll be the human equivalent of a racing greyhound – nothing…

4 min.
the ultimate update

Designing a new bike has traditionally been an exercise in compromise. If you wanted it light, you had to compromise on stiffness; if you wanted it to be stiff, it was tricky to make it comfortable, and so on. Canyon’s aim with the updated Ultimate is to have it all: stiff, light, comfortable and aerodynamic. ‘ ‘From an engineering perspective the first two Ultimate generations embodied an old-school stiffness-versus-weight approach,’ says Michael Adomeit, product development engineer at Canyon. ‘By the third generation the focus was already shifting, with big advances made in frame comfort. Heading into the development of this frame [the fourth generation], we broadened the spectrum even further by improving aerodynamics, making this Ultimate a true all-rounder.’’ Canyon already has a successful aero platform – the Aeroad CF SLX, as…

1 min.
capo custom kit

After countless hours of brainstorming, sketching, and to-ing and fro-ing by our readers, the custom Capo Cycling Cyclist kit has finally landed Down Under – a big thanks to everyone who submitted a design. Crafted from Italian-made fabrics, the Super Corsa jersey and bib – blended with high-performance fabrics, race-inspired construction and fit – will provide all-day comfort and an understated style that will turn only the heads in the know. Available in a host of sizes but in limited numbers, the first in will also receive a free pair of Capo Strada socks – matching white, of course.…

1 min.
lazer z1 helmet

The helmet of choice for men’s and women’s professional outfits Lotto-Soudal and Wiggle High5 Professional Cycling is more than just a lightweight, 31-vent, cool and comfortable safety item. Designed to accommodate more accessories than Inspector Gadget, the Z1 can be quickly transformed into an aero (or even winter) option with the available clip-on Aeroshell. If that wasn’t enough, install an ANT+ heart rate monitor, grab a Z-LED tail light or use the Cappuccino Lock to securely attach your helmet to your bike. Go Go Gadget Z1. Wahoo Tickr heart rate monitor $139.95, The company with an apparent aversion to the letter 'e' has now produced the Tickr, a heart rate monitor that’s more than just a dumbwaiter for your pulse data. Via Bluetooth and ANT+, the Tickr connects to popular fitness apps…

1 min.
pro handlebar and stem

Professionals are already quite recognisable – something about the full team kit, deep tan and race-horse physique is generally enough to let others know you’re the real deal. The remaining equipment doesn’t always need to be so outlandish – at least not for Team Sky, who have now been fitted with the distinct thin blue line across their PRO cockpits. Treated across the alloy Vibe 7s bar, available in round, compact or anatomic bend and puzzle-clamp stem, you too can go all-pro – without having to live out of a suitcase for 80 race days a year. Purist bidon and KEG $20 (bidon), $15 (KEG), Resplendent in a design that meets your own, club, team, charity, organisation or shop needs and available in a host of bottle colours, sizes and type, the…

2 min.
specialized s-works 6 shoes

Ever wondered how accurate those little marker lines for cleat position are on the soles of your shoes? Ever wondered how accurate the sizing of your shoes is full-stop? Well, Rob Cook, the man behind the latest S-Works shoes, claims to have the answer: ‘Not very. For example, the hand processes used in many shoes' manufacturing can affect the fit of the girth by 6mm for the same size. Many of these hand processes, such as cutting and glueing, produce margins of error, so the primary goal for our new shoe wasn’t just fit, but also consistency.’ Specialized automates as many of its manufacturing processes as possible. The materials are laser-cut, and the PadLock heal enclosure is minutely jigsawed to interlock with the carbon sole. Then there’s the cleat mounting. ‘Cleat…