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Cyclist July 2019

Dedicated solely to road cycling, Cyclist is the very first magazine of its kind. A celebration of the freedom to explore and the gear that makes road cycling special. Cyclist will take you on the world's best routes and get behind the doors of iconic brands. With performance advice from the experts, we unearth tall tales from the pro peloton and get you up-close to the best road bikes and technology. Plus, Cyclist mixes in-depth articles with breathtaking imagery from the sport's best photographers. It's the road cycling magazine you've been waiting for.

United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing UK
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
ed's letter

If you are a subscriber to this magazine (in which case thank you), you may recall receiving a request by email to fill in a reader survey asking for your feedback on our editorial content. You may even have filled in that survey (in which case thank you again). You may also possibly have imagined that your opinions slipped quietly through the vast void of cyberspace to come to rest in a dark, digital repository, never to be seen or acted upon. Well, I’m here to tell you that isn’t the case. Not only did we collect up all the responses and turn them into a series of very attractive pie charts, we have actually created an entirely new section based on your answers. In general, most of you seemed pretty…

1 min
hurry! hurry! hurry!

The Cyclist Track Days are back for 2019 and there’s still time to saddle up. Our first event of the year, at Castle Combe near Bath on 28th April, was a roaring success. If you missed that, there are still limited tickets available for the Leeds and Fife events in June. Go to cyclisttrackdays.com for all the dates and details. As a reminder, the line-up includes Assos, 3T, Bianchi, BMC, Cannondale, Cipollini, Colnago, Heroin, Look, Orro, Pinarello, Rawvelo, Scott, Specialized, Stans NoTubes, Swift and Wattbike.…

4 min
plug and play

It may not look like one to the untrained eye, but the E64 is Colnago’s first e-bike. Despite a host of rivals releasing their own, not many people would have put money on the brand – with its racing heritage and reputation for tradition – throwing its hat into the electric ring. But Colnago’s Alessandro Turci is refreshingly candid. ‘There were several reasons, but first and foremost the current e-bike trend is a great opportunity to sell more bikes,’ he says. And sure, the cost of the average Colnago and the brand’s long history means its demographic is more mature, so is likely to have more disposable income. Yet Turci is keen to point out that the E64 is more than merely a cold-hearted business decision. The stereotypical Italian passion for…

1 min
silca viaggio travel pump

£275, saddleback.co.uk Looking for the most beautiful and ingenious travel pump money can buy? Look no further. Packed down, the Viaggio occupies no more space than a rolled-up poster, but when assembled it will provide the stability and leverage of a regular track pump. Silca has achieved this by employing fold-out feet, eschewing a pressure gauge – instead relying on a claimed +/-1% accurate Bluetooth sensor that displays on an app – and devising a neat detachable handle that slots onto a groove in the barrel. It simultaneously reduces the pump’s size and neatly secures the hose. Plus, upon reconstruction it has the added thrill of making you feel like you are assembling an assault rifle, James Bond style.…

1 min
campagnolo super record eps disc 12-speed

£4,108, campagnolo.com Campagnolo is now offering eight versions of its 12-speed groupset, from the recently launched Chorus set-up (a snip at £1,120 for rim brake mechanical) all the way up to this, the top-spec disc brake Super Record EPS electronic groupset. Like the other versions, it has an extra sprocket squeezed into the same space as the previous 11-speed – so no need to buy a new frame or wheels to upgrade – but Campagnolo insists the thinner chain and cassette are just as robust as before. There are two options in terms of cassette sizes: 11-29 and 11-32. Being Super Record, no expense has been spared. The components are dripping with carbon and titanium, the bearings are CULT ceramic, and anything that can be shaved or hollowed out to save weight, such…

1 min
gore infinium stretch gloves

£39.99, gorewear.com Named after an incomplete theorem by Stephen Hawking concerning the expansion of the universe (or possibly just a made-up name), Infinium Stretch gloves are near physics-defying in their abilities. Only marginally thicker than a pair of surgeon’s gloves and just as form-fittingly dextrous, they function like a second skin made out of Gore-Tex. The result is that they offer a serious amount of windproof and rain repellent warmth – Gore reckons they work best between 5°C and 15°C – while retaining impressive breathability. Reflective details are present, as well as silicone grippers and touch-screen sensitivity in the fingers. Also available in hi-viz yellow.…