Defeet socks from Water Bottles

Chances are you have DeFeet socks, did you know that your socks are made from recycled water bottles? 80% of plastic bottles end up in landfills. When you buy DeFeet socks you are helping the environment. Also when speaking to DeFeet founder Shane Cooper at CABDA 2019, he told me that DeFeet is working on new clothing fibers that will be completely bio-degradable.

Cycling clothing that will automatically cool you.

Imagine a cycling jersey and shorts that automatically cool you down when you get hot and sweaty. A new smart fabric, developed by a team at the University of Maryland, is the first to automatically warm wearers up or cool them down as needed. When you’re feeling hot and sweaty—when playing sports, say— the fabric lets infrared radiation (heat, to you and me) pass through. But when you’re colder and drier, it traps the heat in.

German Bike Highway connects 10 Cities

German Bike Highway connects 10 Cities. Germany’s bicycle Highway will to provide over 100km miles of car-free bike travel when it is completed. The route will connect 10 western cities including Duisburg, Bochum, and Hamm as well as four universities.

Tubolito Ultralight Extra Durable Tubes

A new tube for road and mountain bikes that are super light, hold pressure as good as a normal butly tube and is twice as flat resistant. Tubolito tubes are 2/3 lighter than a standard tube. Every gram counts, when it is up to cycling fun. Even more if you reduce the rotational weight.

Tubolito offers an easy and achievable weight tuning.

Tubolito provides this solution, as they are combining a new material with a self-developed production technology. Applying this technology allows them to build a 45gram mountain bike tube and a 38gram road bike tube.

CABDA 2019 West trade show

The CABDA West show opened Wednesday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Racetrack.

Opening day of the inaugural CABDA West expo here brought in 1,200 retail attendees, show director Jim Kersten said. Many exhibitors said those dealers came predominantly from Southern California, with pockets of attendees traveling to the show in San Diego County from locations as far away as New York, New Jersey, Iowa and the Denver area.

At 37, Marie Dessart will join Lotto-Soudal

At 37 years young, Marie Dessart becomes a “pro” cyclist with Lotto-Soudal Happiness never comes alone, the Liège, Belgium cyclist Marie Dessart is a new example. After becoming amateur UCI Gran Fondo world champion at the beginning of September in Varese, Italy, she has just signed a one-year contract with the Lotto-Soudal womens cycling team….

‘Blood Road’ Deals With Grief on Ho Chi Minh Trail

In this award-winning film Rebecca Rusch rides 1,930km along the Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam. The goal is to reach the site where her father, a US Air Force pilot, was shot down in Laos more than 40 years earlier.

The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling!

In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world’s pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident, his career as a bicycle racer seemingly over. And yet, barely two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback almost without parallel in professional sports.

The new TIME Alpe d’Huez bike

Where lightness and stiffness meet. The new Alpe d’Huez bike is the lightest bike that TIME has ever created. But it is also competitively stiff for power efficiency as well as those surpise uphill attacks, responsive and precise for mountain descents and comfortable for long days in the saddle. Discover our limited edition ulteam bike Alpe d’Huez.

Pope Francis, Peter Sagan + Specialized

Last Wednesday, Peter Sagan arrived in Vatican City in Rome for a meeting Pope Francis. The meeting took place after the Pope’s weekly audience in St Peter’s Square and was arranged by Sagan’s bike sponsor Specialized and Volkswagon Italia.

Langhe & Barolo Bike Tour

The Langhe are some of the most beautiful natural areas of Italy. The area is rich in history and excellent tradition of food and wine. The nature of hilly terrain is perfect for different courses topped with wineries, orchards and hazelnut groves and woods woods. The famous ITT Stage of the Giro d’Italia Corsa Rosa, Barbaresco-Barolo was one of the favorites course in 2014.