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BikeRadar.com News - Cervelo has updated its S5 aero road bike for 2015, with 31 improvements over the old Cervelo S5 VWD model. These include an increase in stiffness at the bottom bracket area of 35 per cent – making it nearly as stiff as the R-series – and a claimed saving of 21.3 watts at 40km per hour, while keeping the frame weight down to 1,065g.Cervelo S5 2015 frame changesFrom a side-on perspective, the new S5 frame looks nearly identical to the old version, but Cervelo has made several changes during the redevelopment of its flagship aero road platform. The most notable are the increase in diameter – and stiffness — of the head tube, a decrease in the head tube height, and the increased tyre clearance to accept 25mm tyres.The fork now has a tapered steerer (1 1/8 to 1 3/8in), which has helped stiffen up the front end – the old bike was a little soft in steering, as we found in our own testing. The stack height has been lowered too (down to 565mm
 
BikeRadar.com News - Ashmei is a high-end sportswear brand that’s launching its first road cycling kit for delivery in early 2015. The range includes hydrophobic bib shorts, a merino jersey and a softshell jacket, and here's a sneak peek at the range.Just because it’s the first time you’ve seen the Ashmei logo on a jerseym it doesn’t mean the brand is new to cycling – designers Blue Associates bring years of experience in the sport, having previously created designs for Rapha and Vulpine, among a slew of other sportswear companies.Ashmei says that the gear is designed for performance, quality and style, in that order, hence the high pricetag – and that if the range couldn’t beat its nearest competitors – Assos, Castelli and Rapha – it wouldn’t bother in the first place.Ashmei cycle bib shortsThe bibs use hydrophobic material that was developed for the company's new tri suitAt £235 / US$370 / AU$429, the bib shorts certa
 
Boating World - Though he professes to be “not really a spiritual person,” Mike Ranta is convinced that “Mother Nature speaks to us in certain ways.” In late October, about 200 miles from completing an epic 5,000-mile, single- ...
 
Boating World - What happens when you put a group of novice paddlers into canoes and take that first run? As described by Elizabeth “Liz” Ritchey: “The first time I put the group on a river — a fairly mild upper section of the ...
 
Boating World - Chris Brennan is fast at work inside his custom wooden boat shop, tucked inside an old brick warehouse at the Westerly Marina in Ossining. You might wonder just how many other wooden boatbuilders there are around Westchester, and the answer is zero. ...
 
Boating World - From dockside at Whitehouse Cove to Bennett's Creek, a tourist's eyes jump to the shimmering water, tall grasses and loblolly pine trees on the horizon. Then comes the jolt as the Poquoson-based commercial airboat leaps to life and takes a tu ...
 
Boating World - A borrowed boat, survival skills, and an old fisherman’s cabin likely saved the lives of five northern Saskatchewan teens who went missing last week. Six days after the friends set out hunting on Reindeer Lake, searchers brought five exhaus ...
 
Boating World - Wooden boat building is a part of the fabric of the Outer Cape. Master builders, with decades of experience, are tucked away in the woods of Wellfleet, alongside a pond in Orleans, hunkered down in a shop in Eastham and working in an old structure o ...
 
Boating World - KEUKA PARK, New York -- A boat whose style hearkens back to the time of the Vikings, more than 1,000 years ago, is finding new life on Keuka Lake. Through a community craftsmanship program offered in the spring of 2014, Keuka College students and loc ...
 
Boating World - Wind whistled down the Mispillion River and buffeted the faded cadet gray doors of the Vinyard Shipyard. On the first day of November, Joan Lofland held the dock's wooden door against the wind and trekked in her boots through the wet gravel. She ...
 
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