The Best (And Worst) Things About Being A Pro Cyclist


“Pro cyclist” is a dream job for many. You get to race in glamorous locations, compete in legendary races like Paris Roubaix and the Tour de France, and spend a lot of time traveling the world. But it’s not all fun and games.

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Specialized Venge ViAS Disc Tom Boonen limited edition


When you race your bike for 15 years, win four Paris-Roubaix titles, three Tour of Flanders crowns, plus a handful of Tour de France stages and a world title, you get special things when you retire.

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Video: Dog joins peloton and out sprints racers


Stop worrying about your next upgrade and watch this dog run.

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Fox nearing launch of Adventure Cross short-travel fork


The new CX fork is based on the Step-Cast fork and likely features 30mm of travel.

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One With Nature California Coast Ride


One With Nature is a group of Californian environmental advocates promoting active outdoor lifestyles. O.W.N. believes the more time you spend outside, the more connected you become to the natural world, inspiring people to act.

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Is graphene the bike industry’s next wonder material


Graphene is a wonder material whose potential applications in the cycling world are intriguing. We’ve seen it used in some tires from Vittoria, and now there is increasing talk of other applications. Check out this video to learn more.

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Wahoo ELEMNT GPS bike computer review


Luddites and technophobes rejoice. Wahoo’s ELEMNT GPS bike computer offers most of the high-end functionality of comparable competitor models, and does so in an extremely user-friendly way.

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River City Bicycles Pro Build: (XXXL) ’77 Seven


Portland’s River City Bicycles bike shop builds lots of incredible custom bikes. But this might be the most unique (and largest) of them all.

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ENVE SES 3.4 wheels, Road Seatpost, and Road Disc Fork


February has been a busy month for composite component maker ENVE. The Utah-based crafters of all things carbon unveiled a new road wheel, seatpost, and fork.

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Best bike tech from 2017 Consumer Electronics Show


The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest tech events of the year, and there was plenty there to get cyclists excited. Here’s a rundown of the best stuff for bikers.

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Trek Émonda SLR available with Contador custom paint


Trek has unveiled a custom paint scheme that honors the achievements of Trek-Segafredo rider Alberto Contador, one of the few pro cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours. Check out this beautiful bike.

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Four gorgeous Red Hook Crit Specialized bikes


Ready for some serious bike porn? Click through to get up close with four incredible custom Specialized track bikes.

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This is how bike lanes should work


The Netherlands is one of the most bicycle friendly countries in the world. This video explains how they do it.

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Four Awesome Base Layers to Get You Through Winter


The humble base layer may not be the flashiest piece of cycling gear on the market, but anyone who’s worn one on a frosty winter ride knows how big of a difference it can make.

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FSA K-Force WE drivetrain (nearly) ready to roll


FSA launched their new K-Force WE electronic drivetrain recently and it is now just weeks away from actually being available for purchase. Here’s what you need to know.

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New Cycling apparel from Panache and Assos


Rowdy wear from Colorado and super chichi from Switzerland highlight new offerings from this pair of high end cycling apparel makers.

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New Cycling apparel from Giordana and ALÉ Bike Wear


RoadBikeReview checks out highlights from the latest in cycling apparel and learns that custom clothing orders have never been easier.

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How to select the right handlebar tape


Bar tape is made from a variety of different materials ranging from thin to thick, firm to cushy, and smooth to tacky. But which is right for you?

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Raleigh Stuntman dropper post equipped road bike


Raleigh has expanded their 2017 lineup with several new models, including a new adventure road bike with disc brakes and a dropper post.

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2017 Zipp NSW Carbon Clincher Wheels Explained


Offer to buy a roadie any wheelset they want, and many, if not most will ask for Zipp. The Indiana-based company that’s owned by SRAM has been redefining what constitutes a high-end wheel for as long as they’ve been in business, and they show no signs of letting up this year.

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Kenda to sponsor Sho-Air TWENTY20 team


Kenda has announced it will sponsor the Sho Air TWENTY20 women’s pro cycling team in 2017, providing a full spectrum of tires for training and racing, including the new Valkyrie Pro.

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Best crashes from 2017 cyclocross world championships


For Belgians Wout van Aert and Sanne Cant, the 2017 UCI cyclocross world championships in Bieles, Luxemburg, were affirmation of greatness. For others, the pinnacle event was confirmation that racing ’cross is a hard.

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Bont Vaypor+ 2016 shoe review


Bont’s Vaypor+ 2016 is a luxury sportive road shoe that elicits dichotomous responses to its unique construction and fit.

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Cipollini NK1K Disc, MCM2 and NKTT


Cipollini has a new U.S. distributor based in Florida and they are bringing several new models stateside for 2017. Here’s the rundown.

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Roval CLX 50 carbon wheels first ride review


Blending the low weight of the CLX 32 with the aero advantage of the CLX 64, Roval’s new mid-depth CLX 50 might just be the best all-around wheelset we’ve ridden. Find out more in the RoadBikeReview First Ride Review.

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What the heck is SRAM WiFLi?


If you’ve done any drivetrain shopping lately, chances are you’ve come across the term WiFLi. Though it looks like either a “WiFi” typo, or a pretty bad name for a hip-hop dance squad, WiFLi is actually just what SRAM calls their wider range cassettes and derailleurs.

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ALLIED Cycle Works ALFA carbon road bike launched


ALLIED Cycle Works is a new bike maker based in Little Rock, Arkansas, producing handmade carbon frames sourced from U.S. materials at competitive prices.

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Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Thermal jersey review


Every cyclist needs a go-to jersey. A simple piece of clothing that never fails to make a ride just that much more enjoyable. A jersey that you instinctively reach for on the way out the door. The Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Thermal just might be that jersey.

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Canyon Ultimate CF EVO weighs less than 11 pounds


The ultra-light road bike realm has a new entrant. Meet the Canyon Ultimate CF EVO road racer, which has a claimed frame weight of 665g, a wispy 270g carbon fork, and two very high-end builds that can peg total bike weight under 11 pounds.

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4 Fitness Building Training Sessions For Cyclists


Looking to ramp up your training as the summer cycling season slowly approaches. Check out these four killer training sessions to get you fitter and stronger.

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It’s official: Canyon is coming to America in 2017


It’s never been a question of if. It was always just a matter of when German direct-to-consumer bike seller Canyon arrived on U.S. shores. That question has finally been answered, as this week the bike making giant with a vast product line announced it would be open for business on this side of the Atlantic in Q3 of 2017.

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Ridley Fenix SL Disc, Liz SL Disc, X-Ride, X-Trail and more


Belgian bike maker Ridley has expanded their offerings with a new line of women’s models, a new endurance bike, a new adventure bike, and a new program aimed at encouraging more women to ride.

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How To Stay Motivated to Ride Your Bike Through Winter


Mustering up the motivation to get outside for a ride in winter can be tough. Cold temps, rain, and even snow don’t exactly add up to ideal pedaling conditions. So what can you do to keep yourself motivated — and in decent shape? Check out this video for some tips and tricks.

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Kenda Valkyrie, Flintridge Pro, and Kwick Journey tires


The Valkyrie is billed as Kenda’s highest performance road tire to date. Find out why, plus RoadBikeReview takes a look at the new Kenda Flintridge Pro and Kwick Journey.

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60 Minutes investigates hidden motors and pro cycling


The sport of cycling is notorious for its culture of cheating — made most famous by the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong and his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Now there’s a surprising new twist — riders enhancing the bike’s performance. One man claims some professional racers are hiding motors in their bike frames.

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Trek CXC Cup gets cyclocross World Cup status for 2017


Trek will host a UCI World Cup cyclocross race on its home course in Waterloo, Wisconsin, September 24, 2017. The Trek CXC Cup, set to become the inaugural World Cup Waterloo, will feature a full weekend of events, including amateur and professional racing.

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7 Best Gravel Road Tires


Over the course of a year, RoadBikeReview tested 23 different tubeless gravel tire models. Here are our awards for the best tubeless gravel tires in a variety of categories.

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Have secret motors been used to cheat in pro cycling?


The Hungarian designer of a secret bike motor tells 60 Minutes he thinks the motors have been used to cheat in pro cycling as far back as 1998.

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Science in Sport Isotonic Energy Gel review


U.K.-made energy gels are billed as the world’s first isotonic energy gel, meaning you don’t need water to digest the gooey goodness.

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5 Great Road Cycling Helmets


Looking for a new road cycling helmet? These five 2017 models offer top-tier performance, features, and value.

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Velo Saddles Rooster saddle unveiled


One of the world’s largest manufacturer of saddles is celebrating its Taiwanese heritage by producing a limited edition model for the Chinese New Year.

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Harrowing crash into ravine caught on tape


You know what the difference is between cyclists and soccer players? Watch this video. After taking a massive tumble, Spanish superstar Joaquim Rodriguez just shrugged it off and got back in the saddle.

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How To: Recondition a worn out rear derailleur


Bike parts are expensive, especially new ones. So why not do all you can to keep your current components running smooth. That’s the gist of this video that details how to recondition a worn out rear derailleur.

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Shimano S-PHYRE cycling apparel launched


Shimano has expanded its S-PHYRE concept with the addition of performance road cycling apparel. First introducing the S-PHYRE concept with performance footwear in 2016, the new high-performance product line now also includes a racing skin suit, short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, gloves, and socks.

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Best gravel road tires tested – part 3


As with mountain bike tires, gravel road tires are made for different conditions, different surfaces, and for different preferences. Here is part 3 of our test of the best off-the-beaten-path tires on the market

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Best gravel road tires tested – part 2


As with mountain bike tires, gravel road tires are made for different conditions, different surfaces, and for different preferences. Here is part 2 of our test of the best off-the-beaten-path tires on the market.

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Best gravel road tires tested – part 1


As with mountain bike tires, gravel road tires are made for different conditions, different surfaces, and for different preferences. Here is part 1 of our test of the best off-the-beaten-path tires on the market.

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AbsoluteBLACK oval chainrings review


The PR claim is that by using oval shaped (rather than round) chainrings, pedaling smoothness and overall efficiency is improved because the impact of the dead spot on your pedal stroke is minimized. Find out how well these rings worked for us.

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Turner launches limited edition Cyclosys colorway


Want to stand out from the crowd? Then take a look at this gorgeous new limited edition CX rig from Turner Bikes.

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Bontrager Provence 32 roller suitcase review


This large multi-compartment roller suitcase is designed specifically for cyclists traveling on 5-7 day trips. Find out how well it fared flying the friendly skies.

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