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The First Rule of Back Club

Phil breaks a two year self-imposed writing omerta on his back injury, on the eve of revision fusion surgery. He also comes up with his Top Ten Tips for anyone facing back surgery.

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Nutrition, training and ageing

There is very little data about how we should eat as we get older and train harder. Medical Dietitian and Elite racer Darren Barclay knows more about this subject than most

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Can a pair of cycling shoes ever be worth £900?

As Mavic launches the Comète Ultimate shoe costing £900, we consider the value propoistion. Can any cycle shoe be worth £900? And if so is the Mavic Comète worth this rarified pricing?

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Humans Did Not Evolve To Ride Bikes

This journal is based on a keynote lecture that Phil Cavell gave at ISCO15 in Munster. It explores the evolution curve of the human and the evolution curve of the modern bicycle. And whether the two curves intersect in a place that could reasonably be described as a happy equilibrium?

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Trek Madone Race Shop Limited

Designed and built in Wisconsin to be ridden in the Tour de France by the world's fittest professional riders. But also very well suited to fast amateurs and professionals that are obsessed with powering themselves through the air with a minimum of drag

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Trek Madone, Domane, Emonda Trilemma II

Madone, Emonda, Domane all come with an industry tag of 'most' or 'est' before or after their names - Most-Aero, Light(est) or most-comfortable.

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