When we look back on the year 2018, we see 52 weeks full of inspiring impressions, sheer endless lines at check-in desks and above all lots of bike porn. Find the most important results of our 365-day trip here.
Which is the best gravel bike of 2018? We put 12 of the most exciting to test
Off-road, on-road, adventure trip or after work ride – you’ll only reach bike Nirvana if you’ve experienced all the horrors of road cycling. But which is the best bike on which to escape the rat race? Do you really need a gravel bike, a cyclocrosser, a mountain or an endurance bike? We tested 12 of the latest models to give you the answer.
GRAN FONDO PRESTIGE Gstaad 2018
Always dreamed of being that person who gets to experience something totally unique? In collaboration with iconic brands that are the very definition of exclusivity, we crafted our vision of modern luxury into reality for one lucky GRAN FONDO reader.
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What’s the best road bike of 2018? – 12 race bikes put to the test
Who builds the lightest, stiffest and most aerodynamic bike? When it comes to race bikes most brands will try and woe consumers with facts and figures, citing F1 technology and WorldTour podiums as proof of performance. But what really constitutes the best race bike, and how do you truly quantify real-world riding?
What’s the best gravel tire? – 10 models in comparison
The best and most effective upgrade on your bike? A perfect tire. With all of gravel riding’s intricacies, it is particularly important to have firm and safe contact with the ground. To help you find out which is the best gravel tire, we alternated between putting on our lab coats and putting in the miles on gravel roads, forest highways and flowing trails.
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Specialized S-Works Venge Di2 2019 on test
When one of the pro peloton’s most title-laden aero road bikes gets a major rework for model year 2019 it’s clearly worth more than just a cursory glance. So what’s the score with the new Specialized S-Works Venge MY2019 and just how do the team over in the US perceive the topic of disc brakes?
Full article: Specialized S-Works Venge Di2 2019 on test
The best of the Dolomites? The Maratona, Sellaronda & Dolomites Bike Day!
Who doesn’t dream of silky smooth high altitude passes, epic views, delicious food and the sensation of pushing your limits? In Alta Badia, the home of the legendary Maratona Dles Dolomites, there’s definitely no shortage of all of the above. However, there is also a major problem – although fortunately there’s also a solution.
Review: Focus Paralane2 9.6 electric road bike – 1.000 km range?
With the Focus Paralane2 (it reads Paralane squared) the brand from Cloppenburg presents its first off-the-shelf electric road bike. Last year we were the first magazine worldwide to test the Paralane prototype and one year on we finally had a chance to ride and test the finished production model. What is the production model capable of? Will it reach the 1,000 km mark on one battery charge and can you ride it in a group?
CeramicSpeed Driven: The most efficient road bike drivetrain
The CeramicSpeed Driven drivetrain has the potential to revolutionise the racing world. The innovative concept from the Danish brand gets rid of the front mech, the rear derailleur and the chain. Read on to find out what this is all about and what a 1% drivetrain is.
Wild Wild East – With Gravelbikes from Görlitz to Usedom
Two riders, two gravel bikes, one mission: to get from Görlitz to Usedom with just 100 euros in their pocket. Will they succeed?
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Which GPS computer is the best? – 9 models in test
Riding with a poorly chosen GPS computer sucks. As an investment, it’s worth making sure you’re well informed so that you buy the right one for you. To make your lives easier, we’ve pitched 9 of the most exciting GPS devices in a head-to-head comparison. So who will come out on top?
Full article: Which GPS computer is the best? – 9 models in test
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