Greipel and Dan Martin to ride new Factor Ostro VAM aero bike at the Tour de France

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Factor Ostro VAM

André Greipel was spotted aboard an all-new Factor aero bike (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Factor Ostro VAM

The same bike was spotted beneath Dan Martin, suggesting the bike might be able to meet the UCI’s weight limit of 6.8kg (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

At the Tour de France teams presentation, Israel Start-Up Nation’s André Greipel and Dan Martin took to the stage aboard as-yet-unreleased Factor road bikes, which Cyclingnews believes to be the new Factor Ostro VAM.

The bike in question is unquestionably aero in design, sharing traits with other aero offerings such as the new Canyon Aeroad, also spotted at the Tour team presentation beneath Alejandro Valverde. 

Rumours have been circulating of a new bike from the British brand since a new model appeared on the UCI’s list of approved frame and forks on July 22. The Ostro, given the frame code of

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A Bicycle Ride Among the Giants | Get Out

At 7 a.m. on Sunday, the forest is quiet, the temperature cool, the road sparsely used by cars. This is an ideal time to ride my bicycle on the Avenue of the Giants. Once sunlight starts filtering through the canopy, the asphalt and I are dappled with light.

Although I have lived in Humboldt County for years, only recently did I drive to the Avenue to bike ride there. In my defense, until less than a year ago I was not much into road biking and the closer-to-home Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, which runs through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, answered well my redwood forest bathing needs. Indeed, it is a beautiful ride, particularly on a day when the road is closed to car traffic. The Avenue of the Giants offers a longer ride and the towns that dot it at regular intervals bring variety and a chance for

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First Ride: Privateer’s New 141 Trail Bike – Across The Pond Beaver

Privateer have been once around the cycle now, and with it they add a new bike to their collection, the 141.

It’s not hard to understand the positioning of the 141. Their 161, or budget priced brute as Mike Kazimer put it, clearly had an eye on going really damn fast. So the 141 should take some of that inspiration, but with more of an eye on a bit of everything. More versatile and less single minded.

As the name suggests, it has 141mm rear wheel travel and uses the same wheel size idea as its bigger brother, with the larger sizes rolling on 29″ wheels and the smallest on 27.5″ wheels.

141 Details
• Wheel Size: 29″
• All aluminum frame
• 141mm travel, 150mm fork
• 64.5° head angle
• 485mm reach (size P3)
• 446mm chainstay (size P3), changes with sizes
• Frameset £1,489 / €1,739 /
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Ather Energy shelves electric motorcycle plans as COVID-19 disrupts ride



a motorcycle parked on the side of the road: Ather Energy shelves electric motorcycle plans as COVID-19 disrupts ride


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Ather Energy shelves electric motorcycle plans as COVID-19 disrupts ride

The disruption caused by COVID-19 has forced Ather Energy, the Hero MotoCorp-backed electric scooter maker, to abandon its plans of developing an electric motorcycle and instead focus on strengthening its existing product line-up.

The Bengaluru-based start-up had set its sights on the electric motorcycle segment, which was a natural progression after it had launched three electric scooters over the last seven years.

In an earlier interaction with Moneycontrol, Ather’s Chief Business Officer Ravneet Phokela had spoken about the company’s plans to enter the electric motorcycle segment. But with market expansion and the setting up of a new plant getting priority, Ather has put its electric motorcycle ambitions on the backburner.

Bird in the hand approach

Speaking to Moneycontrol, Tarun Mehta, co-founder, Ather Energy said: “We are not looking at a motorbike right now; that was one change

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Dominic Cooper nurses his bandaged hand as actor goes for a ride on his electric bike

Dominic Cooper nurses his bandaged hand as actor goes for a ride on his electric bike after romantic Scottish getaway with Gemma Chan

Dominic Cooper opted for two wheels on Monday as he navigated a London street on his electric bicycle.

The actor nursed a bandaged hand after venturing out for a solitary bike ride in the bustling capital following a comparatively peaceful trip to rural Scotland. 

Sporting a blue jacket, matching chinos and a woolen beanie hat, Dominic, 42, looked relaxed as rode his Go-Cycle, widely considered to be one of the best electric bikes on the market. 

Here he comes: Dominic Cooper opted for two wheels on Monday as he navigated a London street on his electric bicycle

But with his right hand swathed in bandages, the actor showed caution

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Jennifer Lopez stands out in colorful tie-dye sweats for solo Citi Bike ride through Chelsea Piers

Two-time Grammy nominee Jennifer Lopez certainly stood out in colorful sweats as she went for a solo bike ride through Chelsea Piers on Manhattan’s West Side on Monday.

The 51-year-old pop diva sported a red, yellow, and green tie-dye hoodie, matching joggers, and white Nike sneakers for her exercise session.

Rather than buy a bicycle, Jennifer opted to pay for the public bike sharing system, Citi Bike provided by Lyft.  

Weee! Two-time Grammy nominee Jennifer Lopez certainly stood out in colorful sweats as she went for a solo bike ride through Chelsea Piers on Manhattan’s West Side on Monday

Lopez gave her ponytail a big boost with hair extensions and she protected herself and others from the coronavirus by wearing a pink-and-green pastel face mask.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made cloth masks or face coverings mandatory for all public outings way back on April 15.

As of Monday, there

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Bike ride to benefit autism awareness looking a little different this year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled many fundraisers this year, but ‘Bike for the Beach for Autism’ still went on Saturday with some adjustments.

John Crisley has a son with autism. The pandemic made him realize there’s no better time than the present to ride. “I told him I was coming down here to do this autism support ride. He got a little teary eyed last night because he kind of knows what it means,” he said.

Bike Newport has supported the national ride here in Rhode Island since 2011. Instead of a 100 mile ride from Boston to Newport like in years past, it was replaced with an independent ride from Woonsocket and Portsmouth.

“Sixty-two miles from Woonsocket to Newport. We make a joke – what other state can you ride the entire length of the state before lunch?” Bike Newport Exec. Dir. Bari Freeman said.

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Bike ride supports push for equality | Local

Fort Wayne’s first Bike Ride for Black Lives drew about 200 cyclists to Tillman Park on the city’s southeast side, including Alaysia Williams – although she had to rent a bike to participate.

The 19-year-old from Fort Wayne said that’s just how much the cause meant to her.

“My motivation is that I would like to see our community come together,” said Williams, who is Black. “It’s not about violence and shootings. It’s about educating our community, and helping our young people.”

Organizers said the event was put together by a new group, Fighting Injustice and Racial Matters, or FIRM. The group came into being after the protests in reaction to the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. The Urban League assisted in hosting.

The ride spanned 8 miles on trails, symbolic of the 8 minutes and 46 seconds a police officer’s knee was on

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Help improve your ride with virtual Illinois Bike Summit

Infrastructure doesn’t just magically appear … the paved trails, shared lanes, “sharrows,” greenways, etc., that bike riders use every day.

It starts with an idea — a cyclist’s “light bulb” moment, a traffic planner’s vision, a motorist’s complaint or a tragic insight after an avoidable accident.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The Illinois Bike Summit on Tuesday, Sept. 15, is a virtual conference that brings together biking enthusiasts of all types for a daylong discussion to improve bike riding in Illinois. Hosted by Ride Illinois, the statewide, nonprofit bike advocacy organization, this forum enables transportation planners, shop owners, cycling advocates, engineers, lawyers and the general biking public to share ideas, collaborate and inspire one another.

“The summit brings together a broad variety of people providing different perspectives,” said Ride Illinois Executive Director Dave Simmons. “It lets the average citizen imagine what is possible. One idea is to empower individuals in their communities to make biking

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FCA’s future small cars will ride on a PSA platform

The new 208 uses PSA’s small car platform.


Peugeot

Future small cars from Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s house of brands will ride on PSA Group architecture. According to an Automotive News report on Friday, FCA’s future small cars will use the French automaker’s Common Modular Platform (CMP underpins the new Peugeot 208) as the two march toward a full-out merger. The combined company will be known as Stellantis when the corporate and legal dust settles.

The report cited a letter FCA sent to suppliers asking them to halt any research and development for small and subcompact vehicle models. (Vehicles such as the Jeep Renegade and latest Fiat 500 fall into this specific category, for some context.) Automotive News reported FCA had already retooled its small-car architecture to fit other powertrains such as electric motors and batteries, and the new 500 was the first to take advantage of the platform.

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