5 reasons why you should shop at your local bike shop


Buying online has it perks, but there’s a number of good reasons why you should consider shopping at your local bike shop. Click through to read our top five.

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Rapha announces Rapha Rides


Rapha Rides, kicking off in May and continuing throughout the summer, is a traveling series of weekend rides and events to celebrate the sport of cycling in 20 cities. Find out if there’s one happening near you.

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WTB Exposure tire now available in 32mm option


Enjoy taking the road less traveled? So do the folks at WTB. That’s why their latest tire is designed to tackle a wide variety of road (and off-road) surfaces.

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Five pieces of equipment only pro cyclists can get


We’re pretty lucky as cyclists. Unlike in motorsports and some other pro-level pursuits, we can ride most of the exact same gear the pros ride. Of course there are some exceptions. Here then are five pieces of equipment that only the pros can get their hands on.

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Cannondale Bad Boy urban bike redesigned


Cannondale has introduced the redesigned Bad Boy, a unique take on the urban commuter bike with its integrated front and rear lights and clean design.

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Grinduro expanding to U.K.


Unique event bringing its combination of gravel road race and mountain bike-style enduro across the pond to Scotland.

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Inside ENVE’s new 78,000 square foot factory


Long regarded as one of the world’s preeminent carbon wheel and component makers, Utah’s ENVE composites just got a new home. In early March the company’s 168 employees moved into a new 78,000 square foot facility.

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Paul Component debuts Quick Release Seat Post Collar


In the market for a quick release seat post collar? This one is handmade in the United States.

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Rapha Monuments competition returns for 2017 season


To celebrate the start of the Monuments, Rapha is challenging cycling fans to predict the winning time of each of the races. Guess right and win some seriously top-shelf prizes.

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Scott E-Silence bikes quiet your city commute


Noise pollution is the second biggest environmental problem affecting health of humans after air pollution. Scott came up with a solution that it hopes will redefine urban commuting.

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Stages Cycling Campagnolo power meters now available


Stages Power for Campagnolo is now available with power meters for Campagnolo Super Record, Record, and Chorus crank arms in 170mm, 172.5mm, and 175mm lengths.

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2017 NAHBS bike show winners


The gathering of the handmade bikes concluded yesterday with over 180 exhibitors showing off their wares in Salt Lake City, Utah. Awards were handed out, in three categories of Riding Discipline, Construction, and Overall Design.

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Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT cycling computer launched


New aerodynamic GPS unit claimed to save 12.6 seconds during 40km time trial. It’s also lighter and less expensive than Wahoo’s original ELEMNT cycling computer.

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How To Sprint Like A Pro


First we took a look at Marcel Kittel’s stunning Specialized Venge ViAS Disc. Now it’s time to hear from the man himself about what it takes to be fastest across the finish.

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LEOMO unveils TYPE-R motion analysis wearable technology for athletes


The TYPE-R, the first in a new category of wearable technologies specifically designed to help competitive athletes and their coaches unlock the power of motion analysis.

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Marcel Kittel’s Specialized Venge ViAS Disc


Marcel Kittel was among the first pro cyclists to win a road race on a disc brake equipped bike, grabbing glory at the Dubai Tour. Here’s closer look at his Specialized Venge ViAS Disc.

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Diamondback launches direct-to-consumer platform


New Diamondback bikes priced over $450 will be shipped direct to consumers 95 percent assembled. No experience is necessary for the final bike assembly, which typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

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Six things you need to know about steel frames


Steel is the most traditional of frame building materials, and is enjoying a resurgence among the road biking crowd, especially those seeking a custom build. Here are six things you need to know.

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Zwift on-line training (and gaming) platform review


An innovative, fully integrated virtual cycling on-line platform that puts some serious fun in indoor training.

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Hammer Series shaking up traditional road racing format


The new Hammer Series will feature a team-vs-team racing format across multiple events throughout the season. Each race will consist of three racing days — sprint, climb, and chase.

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Bike Check: Nate Erickson’s Black Pearl Specialized Tarmac


“Wherever we want to go, we go. That’s what a bike is, you know. It’s not just wheels and a chain and handlebars. That’s what a bike needs, not what a bike is.”

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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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