2014 Bike Lights Shootout: Lumen Measurements


Mtbr and RoadBikeReview work so hard to demystify LED output.  The ultimate test is using an integrating sphere to measure light output. This piece of equipment costs about $20,000- $100,000 to purchase and requires a trained technician to operate.

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2014 Bike Lights Shootout: Tunnel Beam Patterns


We went out to a freeway underpass and risked our lives in the ‘hood’ as we photographed our test lights with our camera. The location is useful since it has walls and a ceiling that can display a bike light beam pattern.

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2014 Bike Lights Shootout


The 2014 Bike Lights Shootout is here! The batteries are charged and the lux meter and lumisphere are ready. We’ve been riding these lights for the last few weeks and the progress in LED technology is dramatic once again.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Computer, Blue HR, Blue SC and KICKR Power Trainer


The new offerings from Wahoo Fitness that includes the Blue HR bluetooh 4.0 heartrate strap, the Blue SC bluetooth 4.0 speed and cadence sensor, and the RFLKT iPhone powered bike computer for your handlebars.

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Boombotix Boombot REX Portable and Rugged Bike Speakers


RoadBikeReview got a look at Boombotix’s new Boombot REX portable bike speakers. This little package packs a punch by reaching volume levels of 90 dB@2ft, making it the loudest portable speaker in its size on the market.

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The Chrome Truk Shoe is Stiffer, Stronger and Bomber


(San Francisco, CA) Chrome is the original maker of Urban Bike Footwear that provides performance on and off the bike. Designed and developed to be worn all day, the Truk is the latest in Chrome’s Pedal Series shoes created for commuters and messengers who want more riding performance without sacrificing walking comfort. The Truk’s upper […]

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Halo Headband Interbike Booth


Nick Holslag shows us a demo of how Halo products work. Halo has an assortment of products such as the Headband, Skull Cap, and Protex bandana with SPF 30-50. The integrated padded sweatblock seal blocks

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RacerMate Interbike Booth


Roger Moore shows us the CompuTrainer that simulates outdoor riding indoors and uses the newest software, RacerMate One, with 3D Cycling, Real Course Video, Power Training and SpinScan

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TRP Interbike Booth


Dave Biehler shows us the 2013 road brakes with the R970 SL ultralight caliper, R970 EQ, longer pull ratio R979 SL, RRL singlespeed lever series for cross or road, retro looking RRL SR, RevoX

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Vredestein Interbike Booth


Tony Ballantine highlights the Road line from Vredestein with the 225g top-selling Fortezza TriComp, Fortezza Quattro TriComp, Fortezza DuoComp, Freccia TriComp, and Fiammonte DuoComp

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Reynolds Interbike Booth


Paul Lew shows us the new Aero line with the RZR 92 and the 58, 72 and 90mm Aero clincher only wheels that are all 11-speed, Campy, Shimano and SRAM compatible

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Marin Interbike Booth


Mark Vanek shows us the 2013 Stelvio Ultegra Di2 updates to the T3 frameset construction, new headtube and straight blade fork system and the 2013 Cortina cross bike with disc brake setup, SRAM drivetrain

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Rotor Interbike Booth


Christie O’Hara shows us the latest Rotor Power which is two individual power meters in one and the Rotor Q-Rings

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Primal Wear Interbike Booth


Keith Bailey shows us the new product offerings from Primal and the surprise release at Interbike, the Helix kit. The Helix is an elite custom race kit that features silver ion fabric, 4-way stretch, an aerodynamic

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Saris Interbike Booth


Tim Staton shows us the latest products from Saris including the new for 2013 Axis 4-Bike, Freedom 4-Bike, Freedom Spare Tire rack and the European inspired Gran Fondo hatch rack

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uvex Interbike Booth


Tony Ballantine shows us the lightweight sgl 202 and sgl 101photochromic eyewear, as well as the new race 5 and best selling xp cc road and mountain helmets

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Fuji to be Official Bike Sponsor of Team NetApp-Endura


(Philadelphia, PA) September 6, 2012 – Fuji Bikes is pleased to announce that it will be the official bike sponsor of the highest ranked German professional cycling team, Team NetApp-Endura, for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Penned at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany on Friday, August 31st, the 2-year sponsorship agreement marks Fuji’s re-entry into the […]

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Easton Announces Cyclocross EC90XD Fork


Already spec’d on OEM bikes, like the Diamondback Steilacoom RCX Pro Disc we featured a few weeks ago. The Easton EC90XD fork will be available soon as an aftermarket fork for $550 MSRP. The CX specific full carbon fork features a massively oversized crown and fork legs to handle the extra forces a disk system […]

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New Innovative Light Technology from CatEye


Boulder, CO — CatEye Bicycle Electronics, pioneer in cutting edge cycling technology, introduces Hyper-Constant, Omni Directional and Auto light technology to lights at varying price points of their Safety and Headlight line up. CatEye Hyper-Constant Technology is a true first among the cycling industry. LEDs maintain a solid beam while simultaneously flashing, allowing cyclists to […]

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Chrome Industries Title Sponsors CMWC in Chicago


As one of the longest running sponsors of messenger events, we are thrilled to announce that Chrome is returning to present the 2012 CMWCs in Chicago. Not at all new to supporting local and national messenger events all over the world, Chrome’s 17 year reputation of building bombproof products made out of purpose and utility […]

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Scott Sports 2013 Road Lineup – Speedster Aero, Foil and CR1


Scott Sports took the opportunity at DealerCamp 2012 this year to show off their 2013 road bike lineup. The Foil and CR1 continue to sell well, and will remain unchanged for the new model year. Their aluminum offering, the Speedster gets updated for 2013 – taking on a more Aero form. Shown here today, is […]

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Campagnolo Athena EPS Groupset


Martin Kozicki from Camapgnolo North America, shows us the brand new Athena EPS groupset. Announced in Italy just last week, this bike is one of only three bikes in North America with the new price point EPS system. Athena pricing is still being sorted out, but should be very competitive with the competition. Athena EPS […]

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Scott Split Aero TT Helmet


Adrian from Scott Sports shows us the new Scott Split TT Helmet. The aero helmet made it’s debut on the pro tour a few months ago at the Giro di Italia. It continues to be utilized by the Green Edge cycling team, as well as Scott sponsored Triathletes. Tested extensively in the wind tunnel using […]

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Tifosi Optics Launches 2013 Lineup


Van from Tifosi runs down the upcoming 2013 lineup of optics from the Georgia based eyewear company. The Podium, in stores June 2012, allows an unobstructed line of vision for the wearer, a great advantage for triathlon

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Test Riding the 2013 Orbea Orca Road Bike Through the Pyrenees


Recently we got to test ride the Orbea Orca in San Sebastain Spain, headquarters to the Orbea factory. Why not test ride a bike that was designed for the Euskaltel-Euskadi road team and the infamous Pyrenees. Sami Sanchez won the Olympic road race on it. We connected with Borja a local tour operator with www.travelbike.es. […]

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2013 Felt Lifestyle Line Launch


Felt Cruiser Series You always know a Felt Cruiser when you see one. For years Felt has stood above the rest when it comes to creating these bikes with unique design themes and styles that grab your attention. The 2013 Cruiser line has been updated, with eight new bikes that bring the famous Felt quality […]

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Trek Madone Line and Full Line of Domane Models Unveiled


All-new Trek Madone Brings New Era of No-Compromise Performance to Road Cycling “Fast-is-everything” Madone line and full line of Domane models unveiled (Waterloo, WI/Stavelot, Belgium) – Trek Bicycle today launched an entirely new generation of its eight-time Tour de France-winning road bike with the all-new Madone line. Adopting the mantra of “fast is everything,” the […]

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Leopard Cycles DC1 Preview


Introduction by Francis Cebedo Leopard is a bike company local to us as they are located in Half Moon Bay, CA just a few minutes away from the Roadbikereview headquarters. We’ve seen local riders and teams lead the packs here as riders in Leopard bikes charge and dominate many of the races and group rides. […]

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2012 Sea Otter Classic Criterium Results


Men’s Pro 1-2 Position No License Rider Team Time Gap Bonuses 1 2 17590 JACQUES-MAYNES Andy Kenda/5-Hour Energy 1.02’27″ 13″ 2 93 279388 MCCUTCHEON Connor Simple Green/Bike Religion 1.02’27″ 7″ 3 56 189118 SCHMITT Morgan Team Exergy 1.02’27″ 6″ 4 46 198542 LOADER Logan Team Exergy 1.03’48″ 1’21″ 5 44 17208 KRIEK Christiaan Simple Green/Bike […]

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Cantitoe Road Axa Nano 40 and Sprint Steady Light Kits


Axa Nano 40 Steady Light Kit Cantitoe Road is proud to offer affordable dynamo-powered light kits so that every commuting cyclist can light the way under human power. The Axa Nano 40 is offered in side-mount and hub dynamo versions. 1.) Dependable: Never worry about a battery running down. The dynamo- powered Sprint is always […]

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Cantitoe Road Axa Nano 50 Plus


The Nano 50 is a new 50 lux dynamo-powered lightweight LED head lamp that offers 3 remarkable features: 1. USB Charging: In daylight, when the headlight is not required, the Nano 50 can be used to charge Smart Phones, iPods, or anything else with a standard USB connection. 2. Intelligent Light: The Nano 50 detects […]

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John Cardiel x Chrome Travel Collection


Love by nature…Live by luck…Ride with passion Over the weekend, RoadBikeReview attended the Cardiel Attack Series Launch Party at the Chrome store in San Francisco, CA. Although the rain was pouring down, it didn’t keep the crowds away. People were out in full force, there to admire and celebrate John Cardiel’s new line for Chrome, […]

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New 3T Ventus II and Brezza Nano Aerobars


Second-generation Ventus II and Brezza nano aerobars launched Olympic medal-winning Ventus gets new, lighter basebar, detail revisions; narrow Brezza nano aimed at triathletes looking for lightest, most aero front end for out-and-back courses; adds Shimano Di2 compatibility. 3T has completely revised its signature Ventus aerobar with a new basebar and a round of detail changes. […]

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Scapin Introduces Eys


Firstly introduced this past year, to replace the notorious RX9, the EYS frame 2012 version is subject to a careful restyling of shapes and technical solutions. Dedicated to all those who approach the road racing competition and choose carbon fiber as their preferred material, the EYS frame 2012 shows many significant news. The frame is […]

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Bekes Wooden Cruiser Bike


Attila Bekes from Bekes Wooden Bicycles shows us a bike he built for his wife that’s made out of mostly 1/4″ laminated plywood with a metal dropout, headtube insert and a metal fork enclosed in wood. The bike even features a hidden beer compartment!

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Ventus Custom Cycles Ti Lugged Carbon Tubed Road Bike


Mark Kargol from Ventus shows us the first bike he’s ever built, a titatium lugged carbon fiber, 11-speed Campy touring bike. Mark has been painting frames for 5 years and this is his first year in the frame building market. The bike features a Whisky Parts Co. fork, Curtis Odom hubs, Wheel Fanatyk wood rims, […]

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NAHBS Roadbikereview Videos and Photos and Awards.


Every year, there is a pilgrimage of some of the country’s best bike builders to a city selected by NAHBS to showcase the best hand made bikes. This year, the city was Sacramento and it attracted a ton of builders from around the country and around the world.  The halls were jam-packed each day with […]

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Ritchey Road Logic


Tom Ritchey stops by to talk 40 years of building bikes. Starting out as a 15 year old who just wanted to build a bike on a whim, he started professionally building road bikes for years before venturing into the new category of mountain bikes in 1979. This year, Ritchey will be launching a new […]

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Vendetta Cycles Best Finish of the Show Track Bike


Garrett Clark from Vendetta shows us a fixed gear, no brakes, Columbus Max tube set track bike that won “Best Finish” at NAHBS 2012. The bike also features fillet brazed integrated bar and stem that decreases the visual clutter and hand painted design details by Jim Carmickle from Eugene, OR.

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Vendetta Cycles Lugged Commuter Bike


Garrett Clark from Vendetta shows us a lugged steel, ultimate commuter bike that features hard carved lugs, Schmidt Generator hubs, front and rear disc brakes, Rohloff hub, custom made stainless rack and chain guard, internal lights and cable routing, a liquid color paint job by Harry Phinney with custom pin striping by Jim Carmickle, and […]

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Ti Cycles Rando


Dave Levy from Ti Cycles shows us a custom rando bike that won 3rd place in the Gates Belt Drive Competition. The bike also features TRP Parabox hyrdraulic disc brakes, custom anodized red levers, Light On! battery light system that can run for up to 10 hours, an iPhone mount with a Supernova USB plug […]

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Ti Cycles Ultralight Compact Road Bike


Dave Levy from Ti Cycles shows us his ultralight flagship road bike with unique features such as butted main tubes and ovalization on the top tube, downtube and seat tube.

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Alchemy Carbon Cyclocross Bike


Dave Ryther from the full custom Alchemy Bicycles Co. shows us an all-terrain, round tube carbon cross bike that is ridiculously strong, lightweight and can withstand anything you can throw at it. It is a more durable and high performance carbon cross bike that should last a rider 3-4 solid seasons. The bike also features […]

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Alchemy KVA Steel Road Bike


Dave Ryther from the full custom Alchemy Bicycles Co. shows us an ultralight KVA steel road bike that’s spec’d with the new SRAM Red, PowerTap G3 and weighs in at around 15.75 lbs (sans pedals).

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YipSan S and S Coupled Randonneur Bike


Renold Yip shows us a Randonneur bike made for longer distance traveling that can even go on dirt roads. It features integrated lighting when the front and rear wheels turn, fenders, couplers for easy disassembly and traveling, a disc brake system, Pacenti 38mm tires, custom pannier rack and a handlebar bag.

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Festka Bicycles Royal Flush


Ondřej Novotný from Festka Bicycles in the Czech Republic, shows us an aluminum lugged carbon tube road bike. The aluminum couplings are manually tuned and can be adjusted to customer requirements. The bike also features Cinelli seatpost and handlebars.

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Festka Bicycles Racing Team Bike


Ondřej Novotný from Festka Bicycles in the Czech Republic, shows us a racing team bike made with what they call “sandwich tubes”. The “sandwich tubes” have 2 layers of carbon, kevlar honeycomb and are puncture resistant. The tube stiffness can also be defined for each individual rider.

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Boo Di2 Bamboo Road Bike


Nick Frey from Boo Bicycles shows us his personal racing bike for this year. This bike shows how he combines bamboo and carbon fiber to create the perfect synthesis that preserves great ride quality and high performance.

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Speedhound Bikes Only One


Chris Cleveland from Speedhound Bikes shows us the Only One frame that is belt drive compatible. It requires no lubrication, doesn’t rust and the polyurethane belt stays flexible, making it great for cold weather rides. The bike also features Speedhound’s interchangeable drop out system that can suit virtually any riding style and drivetrain preference.

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Alliance Bicycles Road Bike


Erik Rolf who builds out of Ketchum, ID stops by with one of his latest road bikes. A road bike designed with “adventure” riding in mind, the geometry, brake length, and wheel tolerances all point to a bike that can be outfitted to go anywhere the road and slight offroad path might take you.

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