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Why the tyres at the Tour de France keep getting wider and the pressure lower

DREUX, France – There’s no shortage of tech talk when the Tour de France rolls around, and it invariably has something to do with hyper-aero frames, ultralight wheels, nonround chainrings, slippery apparel, and even powdered chains. Teams will try just about anything to go faster. So it’s refreshing to see […]
Why the tyres at the Tour de France keep getting wider and the pressure lower
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The Tour de France bikes, ranked

CHARTRES, France – The Tour de France brings out the lightest and fastest bikes, and sometimes the best-looking. We visited the 22 teams to check out each squad’s line. We didn’t consider weight, price, or tech; instead, if the bike looked thoughtfully put together, had attractive paint, was mated to […]
The Tour de France bikes, ranked
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‘The world’s fastest bike’: Cannondale unveils new SystemSix just days before the start of the Tour de France — and Trek, Specialised, and Canyon should be sweating

The US bicycle manufacturer Cannondale on Monday debuted the SystemSix, which it claims is the world’s fastest road-race bike. It’s rolling out just in time for professional cycling’s preeminent race, the Tour de France, which begins Saturday. The American Tour team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale will ride the SystemSix […]
‘The world’s fastest bike’: Cannondale unveils new SystemSix just days before the start of the Tour de France — and Trek, Specialised, and Canyon should be sweating