Friday, September 19, 2014

2015 BMC Team Machine SLR02 - Acceleration Redefined

Teammachine SLR02 Ultegra 2015 Road Bike was Designed Purely Around Delivering its Riders to the Podium

The requirements for the teammachine were defined by the demands of World Tour racing. National champions and GC contenders like Philippe Gilbert, Cadel Evans and Tejay van Garderen requested a bike that balanced lightness for grueling, above category climbs, and rapid-fire acceleration for laying down aggressive attacks.

The SLR02 was designed for those looking for the performance synonymous with the teammachine SLR01, as it shares the podium-proven geometry and BMC's own proprietary ACE technology to achieve a perfectly balanced ride quality.

– ACE technology carbon frame
– - External routing, compatible with mechanical and electronic groupsets
– Frame weight: 950 g including all hardware (54 cm frame)
– Hardware includes: derailleur hanger, cable guides and seat clamp

Bottom bracket
– BB86 Shimano press-fit

– ACE technology carbon fork
– 1–1/8" to 1–1/2" tapered steerer tube

– BMC compliance post, 27.2 mm diameter
– Standard offset 18 mm, also available with 3 mm and 30 mm offset

– 5 sizes: 48 cm–60 cm (refer to geometry chart for details)

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

2015 Lazer Z1 Road Helmet Presented at Interbike 2014

Lazer Z1 Road Helmet Is Light, Airy, and Rock Solid

 Article from Competitive Cyclist

The Z1 is Lazer's new pro helmet and it's place at the top of the range can be seen throughout. Weighing in at just 220g (size MD), the Z1 has 31 vents to provide comfort and cooling in all conditions. Precise and adjustable 'advanced rollsys' retention system is rock solid and keeps things firmly anchored.

Enhanced ventilation, a revamped retention system, and additional temporal protection are just a few of the features packed into Lazer's new top-shelf Z1 Helmet. No stranger to outfitting the best cyclists in the world with head protection, the Belgian manufacturer builds from the proven Helium and Genesis designs to deliver its lightest and best-fitting helmet to date.

First glance of the Z1 reveals a deeper shell structure along the temporal zone than that of the Helium, in what Lazer calls its T-Pro design. Standing for "temporal protection," T-Pro adds material around the temples, which then cuts away at the frontal zone to keep vision unobstructed. Constructing this area, along with the rest of the lid, is Lazer's proven RBS (Rigidity Brace System). Lazer likens it to a car's roll cage, in that during a crash the cracked EPS stays together to provide some additional protection.

31 vents

In terms of ventilation, the Z1 has 31 strategically placed vents, allowing massive doses of cooling air to flow in the front of the helmet and over the head, before exiting out the back. Not surprisingly, this ventilation design contributes to the Z1's claimed 220 gram weight (size medium) which is a 40 gram savings over the Helium in the same size.

Advanced Rollsys system

Lazer also spent time rethinking its retention system, which now adds even more adjustability for an ultra-precise fit. Called the ARS (Advanced Rollsys System) it features a top-mounted dial connected to a band that tightens symmetrically, evenly distributing pressure across the head. Furthering this is its "head basket" cradle at the back of the head, featuring five up and down positions for an optimal hold.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

2015 BMC Crossmachine CX01 Review | T3 Cycling and Triathlon

The cyclocross racer’s BMC dream has been fulfilled as BMC announced the race-ready Crossmachine CX01. 

Despite the popularity of gravel bikes that can also accommodate cross tires, the departure is very distinct with this sub 17 lb bike that is fast, aggressive, responsive and is suited to win cyclocross races.

As with many BMC new model introductions, there will only be a single high-end model for now, fitted with SRAM’s new Force CX1 HydroR groupset. Rest assured that the technology and bike concept will trickle down to more affordable price points in the coming years. But BMC is a company firmly rooted in winning races so the fastest bikes come first. The Crossmachine CX01 will also be sold as a frameset.

Claimed weight for a painted 54cm frame is 1,100g, with the frameset weighing 1,540g. This weight includes all necessary hardware and is thus conservative when compared to other brands. The frame used for the complete bike is CX1-specific, with no electronic cabling routing, and no front derailleur hanger, but the frameset-only option offers both allow for more versatile build options.

The frame is configured for 140mm post mounts front and rear, and includes some neat features, such as the front brake hose entering the steerer above the headset, and passing through the left fork leg, as on the GF01 disc.

Five sizes will be offered: 48, 51, 54, 57 and 60cm, with a bottom bracket drop of 62mm. A 27.2mm seatpost is used for rear comfort. Rear offset is 3mm and 18mm and 30mm offset posts will be available. The fork steer tube is tapered for stiffness and light weight and the bottom bracket shell is Shimano’s BB86 press fit standard.
2015 BMC Crossmachine CX01 Key Specs

Weight: 16.97 lbs.(size 54cm)
Frame Material: ACE carbon
Wheels: DT Swiss R23
Tires: Continental Cyclo X King, 700 x 35C Folding
Derailleur: SRAM Force CX1
Brakes: SRAM Force HRD-A1 w/ Centerline 140mm Rotors F&R
Cassette: SRAM PG1170 11-32T
Crankset: SRAM Force CX1 44T
Saddle: fi’zi:k Arione R7 manganese
Seatpost: Compliancepost, pure carbon, with TCC, 3mm offset
Bar: BMC RDB 3

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

VIDEO | 2015 BMC Concept Bikes | T3 Cycling and Triathlon

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Friday, September 5, 2014

NEW Fi:zi'k Saddles Announced at Eurobike

The all-new Aliante R3

Fizik has revealed a ground-up redesign of its popular Aliante saddle at Eurobike

(article and pictures from

The full saddle range has now been reordered to fall in line with Fizik's shoe range and bar and stem lineups. The latest range of saddles is topped by the R1 series, mid-range saddles are now all R3 models, with the lineup now starting with the R5.

The range-topping R1 Aliante
Fizik's brand manager, Alberto Fonte, explained: "We needed to make the range easier to understand, and as we have moved into other areas (like shoes, bars, stems and seatposts), it's important to us that our Fizik riders can fully coordinate everything for their riding."

 The new flagship Aliante has been slimmed down and reworked to shed some weight. It now tips the scales at a scant 185g. Alberto was quick to point out that "with our studies and research through the University of Boulder Colorado, we've gained plenty of knowledge about physiology and rider position in relation to saddles. The research shows that it's not as easy as wider sit bones, wider saddle. The rider's position and the rotation of the hips is a huge factor in creating a comfortable performance seat".
The base model R5
Fans of the Aliante will be glad to read that the actual seat area of the saddle is unchanged - if you take a measurement from the nose to tail, and the width too, this triangle has the same dimensions as the original. The shape is the same iconic waved design too. Essentially, the new Aliante looks similar to the original but is a little longer and slimmer and has a much lower overall height.
The new shell is constructed from a carbon composite co-injected with nylon, this new material means that the shell doesn't have to have the same cutaways and surface machining as the old saddle to gain the same flex as the old twin-flex design. The new cover is thermo-welded over a new high-density yet super light padding that's unique to Fizik. The new Aliante is completely handmade in Italy, as is the rest of the range.
The R3 version uses a composite (fibre) glass hull co-injected with nylon to provide the flex and is finished with the same thermo-welded cover as well as Fizik's own K:ium rails. The R3 tips the scales at 220g. The base model R5 shares the new design of the R3 and R1 but has a carbon-injected nylon base, K:ium rails and a microtex cover. It weighs 245g.

New Kurve saddle

The New Kurve Saddle
Fizik has also redsigned the Kurve saddle range. The Kurve's unique Mobius rail design debuted as a 3D-forged alloy piece but it's now been reworked in braided carbon-fibre. We never really got the point of the original Kurve line - yes, it was a different way of constructing a saddle but compared to the original range, the Kurve saddles were identical in performance, yet weighed a little more.
The New Kurve Carbon Snake
With the new Kurve range, Fizik aims to make a clear distinction between the two. Alberto explains: "We aim to find the very best saddles for competitive riders where light weight is as important as performance, but most cyclists (who aren't pro tour riders) want and need a more comfortable and flexible saddle, with the new Kurve range we have that. Our new carbon Mobius rails are lighter and more forgiving than the alloy and the new hull has strategic cutaways to offer a more comfortable riding position especially for endurance riders."

Kurve Bull

TT/Tri Specific TriTone Saddle
 The new hulls 'Re:flex' carbon material offers plent of flex within whilst the large cutaway sections are re-inforced with a super-tough kevlar based fabric. Its far lighter than the original material used in the cutaways but also much tougher and thinner, so the new Kurve range like the standard range is much reduced in overall height and volume too. The new Kurve carbon snake (Arione style) is 180g, the Kurve Bull (Aliante) 185g and the Kurve Chaemeleon (Antares) 185g.

Come check out all the newest products here at T3 Cycling and Triathlon!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

2015 Cervelo S5 Announced - Component Specs Coming Soon

2015 Cervelo S5 Aero Bike  

(article and photos from

Through wind tunnel experimentation, Cervelo found that a wider front-end performed better aerodynamically, so the frontal area is now slightly larger, with a wider fork sporting 25mm tyre clearance and a broader head tube, allowing the use of a tapered steerer. The overall stack height has been lowered a little too, to allow more aggressive riding positions.

Another aerodynamic study conducted by the Canadian company found that top tubes and chainstays have no effect on the drag of the frame, so the new S5 has exactly the same tubes here as the R5CA. This also means the rear derailleur cable exits from the end, right next to the mech. The seat tube has also been widened, with Cervelo starting at the UCI minimum and building out until it hit an aerodynamic sweet spot.

The seatpost itself comes with a 20mm offset, while a two-position version is also available that offers 0 and 40mm setups. There's also the option of a taller clamp for thicker carbon braided rails.

 The S5 uses Cervelo's BBright standard, which allows an asymmetric frame design.

Cervelo has done away with the internal guide tubes for the hidden cables, instead lengthening the trailing edge of the head tube and using a plastic guide to feed the cables though with no kinking to affect shifting performance. The frame is also compatible with electronic and mechanical setups. Cervelo has chosen to use Shimano's long cyclindrical seatpost battery for Di2, but this is housed in the down tube.

The BBright bottom bracket means the frame is tailored asymmetrically for stiffness and this carries to the seatstays too. The non-driveside stay meets the axle in as straight a line as possible while the driveside features a slight kink outwards, which Cervelo says allows extra clearance for the dynamic movement of shifting gears.

The S5's radical new aero drop bars were tested by Cervelo as being the most aerodynamic on the market.

They fit a standard 31.8mm stem and Cervelo says that a regular stem actually tested faster than an aero one – and that adding a Garmin to the top of the stem made things faster still. The bars are also available as an aftermarket component.

 Wheels and spec

Cervelo is speccing the same frame and forks on all three versions of the new S5 and are using HED Jet+ wheels as standard on the Dura-Ace and Dura-Ace Di2 models, with the mechanical Ultegra model being supplied with Mavic Cosmic 30mm TRAINING wheels. Cervelo says the use of the Jet+ wheels, with their aluminium brake track, means that the rim itself is thinner, allowing the clincher tyres to sit very slightly further apart than on a carbon clincher, which flattens the tyre to improve aerodynamics.

The bike uses standard Shimano brakes, with the rear brake being secured via a simple bolt-on housing. First seen on the original P3C, this has been tweaked for even easier mechanics. Cervelo says that mounting the rear brake in its traditional position at the top of the seat stays is easier to maintain and also means less chance of wheel rub as this area of the bike deforms in sympathy with the wheel's rim when under stress, whereas the under-the-chainstays section doesn't.

The S5 redesign features a greater surface area than before, but the removal of the guide tubes and utilisation of the carbon layup techniques used on the R5CA mean the frame weight remains around the same level as before at 1,065g – perhaps a little hefty when placed against some other new aero road machines, but with the weight going towards a claimed saving of 21.3 watts at 40km per hour, plus a 35 per cent increase in stiffness, it hardly seems like a penalty.

We'll update with full international pricing and component specs soon.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

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