How To: Climb faster (video)

How To Video

Want to climb faster? Don’t we all. And while there are certain limiters that cannot be overcome, there are plenty of tricks and tips you can use to improve your uphill riding ability.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 4

Sea Otter Classic

Welcome to Day 4 of RoadBikeReview’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in road bike technology.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 3

Sea Otter Classic

Welcome to Day 3 of RoadBikeReview’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in road bike technology.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 2

Sea Otter Classic

Welcome to Day 2 of RoadBikeReview’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in road bike technology.

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Video: Inside the Team Sky service course

Video

What’s a service course? Think world headquarters of a pro cycling team and you’re on the right track. Take the tour.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 1

Sea Otter Classic

Welcome to Day 1 of RoadBikeReview’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in road bike technology.

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How To: Tips for better climbing

How To Video

Fitness and training are key. But what else can you do to improve your climbing skills? Find out.

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Video: Peter Sagan and his Cannondale SuperSix Evo

Race Coverage Video

Last year’s runner up at the Tour of Flanders will be looking to go one better on Sunday when Slovakian wunderkind Peter Sagan lines up for the first of the major cobbled classics. Here’s a look at the man and his machine.

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Video: Top 10 cycling apps

Video

The smartphone, so much more than a basic communication device — especially when it comes to cycling. Thanks to the wide world of apps, that handy little mini-computer in your jersey pocket can be used for all manner of tasks while out on the bike.

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How To: Use hand signals and call-outs to avoid road hazards

How To Video

Riding in a group is fun, social and efficient. But it can be dangerous if you don’t communicate. Here are some tips for making sure your ride is safe, too.

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First Look: Shimano 105 11-speed group

Parts

Trickle-down shiftonomics hits Shimano’s 105 group with new 5800-series 11-speed group.

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First Look: Shimano launches hydraulic road, cross brakes for non-electric group

Parts

Shimano has announced the release of their first hydraulic road and cross disc brake system for use with mechanical shifters, the ST-RS685 levers and BR-RS785 calipers.

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Pro Bike: Rui Costa’s Merida Reacto Evo (Video)

Road Bike Video

A profile of Rui Costa’s Merida Reacto Evo. The bike is black with rainbow stripes, unlike Costa’s rule-breaking white shorts. His bike is equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2, FSA bars and stem, Rotor cranks and chainrings, and Fulcrum Racing Speed wheels.

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Video: Extreme 50-minute indoor cycling class

Video

This tough 50-minute indoor cycling session from Jessica Palmer, will improve your athletic and fat burning capacity and glucose metabolism. The workout includes drills, intervals, climbs and sprints. Feel the burn!

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Video: How a fi’zi:k saddle is made

Saddle Video

Our friends at Global Cycling Network went to the fi’zi:k factory in Italy, for a behind the scenes look on how their saddles are made.

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Video: See a bike chain come to life

Video

Ever wondered how a bike chain is made. Step inside Italy’s Campagnolo factory to see one come to life.

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How To: Tuck and descend like a pro

How To Video

What’s the fastest tuck position when descending? Check out this video to find out.

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How To: Go singlespeed if you break your rear derailleur

How To Video

Broken rear derailleur or busted derailleur hanger? What now? Before you reach for your phone and call for a ride, you may be able to turn your rig into a singlespeed and pedal home.

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Giro introduces new road apparel for women, expands men’s offerings

Apparel News

Giro adds women’s styles to its New Road baggies-for-the-pavement-style cycling apparel line.

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Video: A remarkable ride through the Rockies

Feature Articles Video

16,000 feet of climbing. 230 miles. 15 hours on the bike. Four grueling passes. Two crossings of the Continental Divide. One amazing journey.

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How To: Ride sand or any loose surface (video)

Cross How To Video

Sand sections are one of the biggest challenges in cyclo-cross, requiring a deft mix of power, finesse and a little bit of luck. And while you may not encounter beach-like conditions on every ride or race, the skills required to ride sand are transferable to nearly any loose surface conditions.

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Bikes of the WorldTour: What teams are riding what

Race Coverage Video

Most riders of the 2014 professional peloton will have at least two bikes at their disposal, an aero road bike and a lighter climbing option. Some will also have frames specifically designed for the cobbled classics. Here’s a rundown of who is riding what.

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How To: Securely lock your bike

How To Video

Don’t let thieves make off with your two-wheeled treasure. Follow these basic steps to assure your bike is safe and secure when you’re not around to keep an eye on it.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 WorldTour Team Kits (Updated)

Apparel Photo Gallery

With the 2014 professional cycling season already underway, it’s time to take a look at the kit teams will be wearing this year. Check out this photo gallery and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’ve just added Russia’s Team Katusha and will keep adding photos until all the WorldTour teams are included.

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Video: The Birth of a Bicycle Rim

Video Wheels

Check out this revealing video from wheel maker Velocity USA, which offers a beginning-to-end inside look at how a bicycle rim comes to life at its factory in Jacksonville, Florida. In just 66 seconds, you’ll go from raw extrusion to complete rim ready-to-ship.

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