About the author: Dillon Caldwell

Dillon Caldwell is a native of Bend, Oregon with a big heart for the sport of cycling. He grew up to be a successful junior cross-country racer but got hooked on road racing during his time at the University of Oregon, where he ran the school's club cycling team for several years. He now spends the majority of his time as a road racer for both the Audi and the Canyon Bicycles - Shimano racing teams on the regional and the national scales, respectively. On the side, he is a mountain bike tour guide for Cog Wild, a cycling coach for Wenzel Coaching, a member of the board of directors for the Tour des Chutes cancer charity, and a passionate writer.


Diamondback Podium Vitesse Disc review


If you’re on a budget, but looking for a performance road bike with all the latest frills, the Diamondback Podium Vitesse Disc may well have your name written all over it.

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OPEN U.P. go-anywhere bike review


If there ever was a true quiver killer this just might be it. The OPEN U.P. dares you to seek new less traveled routes, delivering on the promise of its name to broaden your riding horizons.

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Castelli Gabba 3 Jersey and Nano Flex + Warmers review


The Castelli Gabba 3 and Nano Flex + Warmer are a fantastic option for riders who don’t want to let the weather interrupt their training or racing — especially this time of year.

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Zwift trainer review


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

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Knight Composites 35 and 65 carbon wheel review


Founded in 2013, Knight Composites is still a relative newcomer to the carbon wheels game. But they are already producing top-shelf product. Here is a review of two of their best clincher options.

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Fezzari Shafer Gravel Road bike review


If you’re looking to log miles on a variety of surfaces, the Fezzari Shafer Gravel Road is a capable and versatile drop-bar bike that can handle just about anything.

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Framed Rodez road bike review


A good option for the value focused rider, the Framed Rodez brings some high end features to the entry level price point.

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2017 Specialized Roubaix first ride review


The newest iteration of the Specialized Roubaix is the lightest frame the California company has ever built, and it features a groundbreaking vibration damping system with 20mm of bump absorbing travel.

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Specialized Prevail II helmet review


The new Specialized Prevail II helmet brings several key improvements to the already iconic traditional road helmet.

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Riding Paris-Roubaix cobblestones with Tom Boonen


Northern France’s cobblestones need no introduction. This is the home of Paris-Roubaix, one of bike racing’s great monuments. And while there are no masters of the monuments, Belgian great Tom Boonen comes pretty close.

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VeloToze helmet cover review


VeloToze made its name with a line of colorful, tight fitting shoe covers. Next up is an aerodynamics enhancing helmet cover. See how it stacks up in our review.

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