January 18

Sidi Sixty Gold shines even more, now in limited edition gilded carbon road shoes

first_imgSidi Sixty continues the Italian shoemaker’s celebration of 60 years with more understated road cycling shoes… Haha, just kidding! Now they are trying to upstage even the flashiness of their recent python print, synthetic snakeskin Sixties, with this shiny new Gold limited edition. All the same new lightweight Sixty road shoe tech is there, just now you get to pick the same look that Colombian pro & Tour winner Egan Bernal singled out of the line-up…Sidi Sixty Gold limited edition carbon road cycling shoesWe got a first tease of the Gold shoes when 2019 Tour de France winner Egan Bernal pulled them on in the teaser video for the new lightweight Sixty road shoes back in December.c. SidiBut at the time, they were thought to be a special edition for him only. However, now it seems they are available starting this month in limited quantities through your local bike shop – for those looking to make a statement out on the road.The Gold edition shoes are printed with a dot fade & subtle line pattern over the entire perforated TechPro synthetic microfiber upper to give them a unique look, almost as if they were gold-leafed by hand. Again, Sidi hasn’t commented on just how “limited” this edition will be, but the Gold shoes still share the same 340-350€ price as all other color options.Sixty – Tech detailsUnderneath the shiny finish, the Sixty Gold shoes feature all of the exact same tech details of the rest of the new top-tier, lightweight Sixty road cycling shoes that Sidi launched last December – weighing approximately 260g per shoe (size 42.5). That means the light & stiff full 3K carbon Vent Carbon Sole that it inherited from the more expensive Shot puts the power down, with replaceable tread blocks and several ventilation openings (including the adjustable open/close vent at the toe.)It also gets the same simplified upper design with a single Sidi Tecno-4 Push dial closure centered at the top of the tongue, the locking toothed velcro strap across the forefoot, and a pared-down plastic cup to secure your heel, plus small mesh vents at the toe & ankle. All of that promises pro-level stiffness and performance in a competitively light shoe, and proven Sidi fit (half sizes from 38-47, plus 48).Sidi.comlast_img read more

January 18

Shimano Tiagra 10sp updated w/ slim ergonomic R4720 disc brakes, lower gearing

first_imgShimano’s 4th-tier Tiagra groupset doesn’t often get accolades for innovation, but continually evolves with solid trickle-down tech. Now, still 10-speed Tiagra gets a significant hydraulic disc brake overhaul thanks to a slimmer set of Dual Control levers and lower (dare I say gravel-ready) gearing that more aligns with how many of us actually ride road these days.Shimano Tiagra 10-speed ergonomic R4720 disc brakesWhile lacking in glamour, Tiagra offers much of the same shift performance as 105 at much lower price. And when bikemakers are looking to offer bikes that are actually affordable, Tiagra is often the entry-level pricepoint on otherwise high-end bikes. Part of that is because even though Tiagra doesn’t step up to 11 speeds, it offers looks (& performance) on par with 105 or even Ultegra in some instances.Now a new set of slim Dual Control levers that are a direct evolution from Dura-Ace to Ultegra to 105, and now to Tiagra offer both better fit in riders’ hands and much improved aesthetics. Tiagra R4700 got an option for hydraulic disc brakes a few years back with a non-series 10sp set of RS405 levers, that used the much maligned, bulbous 105 hydro levers. While the ergonomics weren’t quite as bad as they looked, few riders were happy with the look of the giant levers. Now the point is moot as the new R4720 hydraulic disc brake, 10sp mechanical shift levers are almost indistinguishable from 105.With the new levers also comes a second short reach version for small hands (R4725) that could also be well suited for more off-tarmac riding as they also include a bit more outward slant.Tiagra also now adds its own series-branded flat mount brake calipers for a complete unified road disc brake groupset look. Inside the mechanics of the Dual Control levers are identical to 105 (yet with 10 speed indexing) promising a boost in shift performance for Tiagra, and the same excellent brake power & modulation as more expensive Shimano road disc groupsets.Tiagra R4700 sub-compact gearingBeyond new levers & brakes, Tiagra now adds a third 48/34T chainset option to the road compact (50/34) & semi-compact (52/36) options. While not easier on the lower end, the smaller combo should deliver more usable gearing for rougher or steeper riding, while also cutting down the number of front shifts in regular riding.Tiagra-level disc brake hubsIn addition to standard groupset components, Tiagra now also gets its own level centerlock, 12mm thru-axle disc brake hubset. The e-thru Tiagra hubs use 12mm x 100/142mm spacing and are available in 28 or 32 hole drilling.Tiagra continues to offer a good starting point for riders new to road riding and specifically road disc, and will continue to see broad OEM spec on affordable drop bar bikes. All of the new components will be available at retail in June 2019, complimenting the existing Tiagra 2×10 groupsets.bike.Shimano.comlast_img read more

September 16

“We spoke on phone” – Sports director reveals Edu chat –…

first_imgHoussem Aouar is one of the players available this summer who is getting fans excited by the prospect of him signing for their club. Linked most to Manchester City and Arsenal, at least in the Premier League, Lyon seem to be trying to build the basis of an auction, as they’ve done repeatedly with previous big exits.Whilst Aouar doesn’t need hyping up, given his progress with Lyon, dragging clubs in and creating a pressure situation is completely to the benefit of the French club, and that’ll be one of the reasons they’re happy to talk about the player’s future publicly.Juninho, Lyon’s sporting director, has been speaking to RMC, and when it came to Aouar and a potential move to Arsenal, he’s quoted as saying: “I get along very well with the sports director (Edu). We spoke on the phone. Arteta really appreciates Houssem Aouar. There were some discussions for Mattéo Guendouzi who is also a good player. He was mentioned during the discussion. But this is not the profile that we need, we were very clear. If it is like that, it does not interest us at all, so we stopped.”That would back-up earlier claims, from several French sources, that Arsenal offered Mattéo Guendouzi as part of a deal for the Lyon star. With it being clear the Ligue 1 side have no interest, Edu would have to find a new way for the Gunners to proceed.One plan could be using Alexandre Lacazette, who Juninho has revealed he’s spoken to, however, the forward’s wages would prove an issue.On Manchester City interest, and that from elsewhere, Juninho said: “I think it happened directly with the agents. We were not contacted directly. Maybe Vincent Ponsot (general manager) was contacted by Manchester City, I’m not sure. It’s like that with these two teams, they are two huge teams that play to win the CL every year, they have the capacity for that and that makes every player dream. I don’t know if Houssem is ready to change plans for a great Ligue 1 team like PSG. For City, of course Guardiola appreciates the player, but is that the profile they are looking for today? We don’t know either and we haven’t received an official offer.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoTip ParentsBaby Keeps Waking Up With Scratches, Mom Checks Camera And Calls CopsTip ParentsUndoInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoDaily Sport XShe Was A Legendary Actress – Today She Works 9 To 5Daily Sport XUndoRich HousesCosplay Costumes That Went A Little Too FarRich HousesUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoFree HubThe 15 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldFree HubUndolast_img read more