About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born editorial director Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and pedaling for Mtbr, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.


Gear Review: Mountainwasher Portable Bike Power Washer


Mountainwasher’s Portable Bike Power Washer is a great for the trailhead, cyclocross pit or as a camp shower if you use it enough. Dive in to se if it’s worth your while.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the coffee loving cyclist


If you’ve got a coffee-loving cyclist on your list, these cycling-themed java accessories might be just what you’re looking for.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the reading cyclist


Holiday Gift Guide: Who can resists the tactile satisfaction of a good book–particularly ones on our favorite topic? Here are our picks for some good under-the-tree tomes for the cyclists in your life.

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First Ride: GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition


Quick edit: Our new GoPro HERO4 Silver showed up Thursday and we cranked out a first edit and some sample pics within hours.

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Abus’ versatile line of locks, cables and chains help secure your bike, peace-of-mind


We put a half-dozen ABUS locks to the test over the last several months–all passed with flying colors. See which one is right for you.

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BicycleBlueBook.com takes guess work out of buying and selling used bikes


Whether you need to sell a bike to make room for a new one, or are looking for a second-hand bargain, BicycleBlueBook.com brings automotive-style valuation structure to two wheels.

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Zwift combines social video gaming with indoor cycling in new training platform


An online subscription gaming and training platform announced yesterday promises to help break the monotony of indoor cycling workouts and usher users into a world where video game technology, social networking and indoor cycling converge in a “massive multi-player online game” called Zwift.

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Interbike: Hiplok DC wearable bike lock and cable combo


Interbike: Hiplok DC clip-on U-lock and cable a comfortable solution to ULS–Unweildy Lock Syndrome.

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Interbike: Chrome’s reversible Warm vest and jacket


Interbike: Chrome’s new Warm reversible vests and jackets flip-flop for safety and stylishness.

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Interbike: Mr. T, Taylor Phinney sighted at Giro booth


Interbike: Mr. T and Taylor Phinney team up for promo at Giro booth.

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Interbike: 2015 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike


Interbike: Van Dessel mixes stealth style with high performance in new Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike

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Interbike: KitBrix modular gear organizers


Interbike: UK-based KitBrix introduces modular gear storage and transport system at Interbike Outdoor Demo.

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Eurobike: Fly6 combines LED taillight with HD video camera


Fly6’s combo rear-facing HD camera/blinky light says “take notice” while recording the details.

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Eurobike: Shimano adds mounts, accessories to Sport Camera line


Shimano adds mounts and accessories to growing POV Sport Camera line.

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Video: How the sun is thrashing your face


Video: New edit shows how damaging riding your bike in the sunshine can be to your skin as well as what you can do about it.

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2014 Tour de France: Martin takes penultimate TT stage as Nibali confirms overall


German Tony Martin bested the field in stage 20’s 54km rolling individual time trial from Bergerac to Périgueux on the penultimate day of the 2014 Tour while overall leader Vincenzo Nibali solidified his first-ever Tour title with a fourth place result.

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Karma Police: Cop comes to the defense of tailgated cyclist


Video: In a switch from all the swirling conflict between bikes, cars and cops, we find a ray of hope in Skokie, Ill.

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Tour de France 2014: Jimmy Fallon chimes in with a few new TdF Jerseys


Video: Jimmy Fallon took a lighthearted jab at the Tour de France on last night’s episode of the Tonight Show, using some rider photos as his comedic foil.

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Tour de France 2014: Jaguar unveils Team Sky TT concept car


Video: Team Sky won’t win their third consecutive Tour de France title, but their new Jaguar F-Type TT concept car might already be on the top step of the podium. Check out this sweet custom build from the UK carmaker here.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 8 Photo Gallery


The weather for the 2014 Tour has been far more challenging than it’s been for the past several Spring Classics seasons and todays wet and wild stage was no exception. Nothing about it seemed to bother Frenchman Blel Kadri who took the stage win.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 8 Results


AG2R-Mondiale’s Blel Kadri notches the first win for a Frenchman in the 2014 Tour on another challenging day for the riders that saw challenging weather and a tough, mountainous course profile.

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Mavic celebrates 125th anniversary with custom bike project


Check our massive photo gallery of bikes Mavic commissioned from Lynskey, Ritte, Argonaut, Independent Fabrications, Mosaic, and Seven to celebrate their 125th anniversary. This bevy of black and yellow beauties will have you salivating.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 2 Photo Gallery


We’ve just posted our Stage 2 Graham Watson gallery–click through and see what his lens found today.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 1 Photo Gallery


German sprinter Marcel Kittel of Team Giant-Shimano took the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France as well as the yellow jersey in a stage marked by the aggressive riding of Team Trek as well as a nasty crash in the sprint that may have knocked British favorite Mark Cavendish out of the race.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Team Presentation Gallery


Only hours from the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart, the teams gather for the Team Presentation–a final press conference before the starter’s pistol fires tomorrow morning. Here’s how it looked through Graham Watson’s lens.

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Videos: It’s corn dogs vs. rice cakes in an epic bike nutrition throw down


It’s corn dogs vs. rice cakes, Ornut vs. Rapha, high schoolers vs. Team Sky in good-spirited food fight.

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Video: Taiwanese Animators lampoon Alec Baldwin for wrong way biking arrest


Alec Baldwin’s wrong-way bike arrest has inspired a hilarious Taiwanese animation of the event.

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Handmade Show: Ritchey carbonates Break-Away travel bike


Ritchey has been building their luggage-checkable Break-Away travel bikes in steel and titanium for years. This year company adds a three-pound carbon frame option.

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Handmade Show: Ritchey rolls a fattie into NAHBS with launch of new Commando fatbike


Ritchey goes back to the future with new Commando fatbike. Orgainic farmers rejoice.

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Handmade Preview: Ritchey unveils Swiss Cross Disc CX bike at NAHBS


Ritchey gives us a sneak peak at what they’ll be showing at this weekend’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, starting with the new Swiss Cross Disc.

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Diamondback steps up road presence with Optum Team sponsorship


Diamondback—a brand more known for BMX leathers than skinsuits—steps up their road game announcing sponsorship of the Optum Pro Cycling team.

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Accessory Maker Takes the Road Less Travelled with ‘Blackburn Ranger’ Ambassador Program


With no rain in sight for the foreseeable future, 2014 just might be the perfect year to ride the Pacific Coast, and the folks at Blackburn want to help.

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RoofScope Helps You Keep an Eye on Precious Roof-Mounted Cargo


Ever driven your roof-rack mounted bike into a low overhang? Ouch. RoofScope might just be the ounce-of-prevention you need to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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Video: Transition Offers Unique Take on Cyclocross and Training


While some might be surprised to see them doing a cyclocross bike, their promo video for the bike –the Rapture CX–seems like a fitting introduction.

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Toolmaker Paul Morningstar Found Dead in Booby-Trapped California Home


‏Morningstar, whose tools like the Freehub Buddy–a tool for injecting grease in freehub bodies–and the Rim ‘Rench–a tool for straightening bent rim beads, enjoy a cult-like following of professional and home mechanics alike.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Presents for the Urban Jungle


Dodging potholes and navigating the mean streets gets a little more palatable with these great gifts for the urban rider.

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The Best Bike Tools You’ve Never Heard Of: A Profile of Brett Flemming and Efficient Velo Tools


Despite localized fame and industry notice, EVT flies under the radar with the bike buying public, somewhat by design. While Park Tool happily sells to consumers as well as shops, Flemming prefers to focus on the professional market.

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Feature: Former Trek Exec Seeking New Ride as Wisconsin Governor


Touting job growth, economic development, and a spirit of pragmatic cooperation, former Trek Bicycle Corporation executive Mary Burke officially threw her helmet in the ring for the 2014 Wisconsin governor’s race.

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Chrome Industries Wows Interbike with Experiential Trade Show Booth


UPDATE: We have added new photos and a video with Chrome Industries President Steve McCallion explaining three initiatives from Chrome including forged rubber, knurled welding and Chrome Motor for moto riders.

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13 Cool, New Urban Cycling Picks From Interbike


From fixies to commuters to street mountain bikes to e-bikes, the “urban cycling” moniker covers a wide swath of riding formats and product. This baker’s dozen highlights some of the cooler things we saw.

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Interbike 2013: Devinci Imports Bike Share Features Into Smart New Urban Commuter


By necessity, the bikes used in rental bike share programs require a sturdy, somewhat portly build-level. Canadian manufacturer Devinci is one of the biggest suppliers of such bikes for programs.

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Random Awesome: Serendipity Abounds in the Halls of Interbike


Getting a feel for the personality and personalities of the bike industry doesn’t take long at a show like Interbike. We thought we’d give you a glimpse by taking you for a stroll through the aisles…

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Interbike 2013: Conti’s Rainbow of Road Rubber, 27.5-inch Mountain Reworks Highlight 2014 Line


Tire maker Continental debuted a bevy of new road tires–including colorful and budget-minded options–as well as some re-sized versions of their top mountain bike meats at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo just east of Las Vegas.

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Review: Voler Black Label Cycling Collection


Voler’s challenges Euros with classy Black Label cycling apparel. The new Black Label line hits new heights in performance, comfort and aesthetics.

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Spurcycle’s Ringer Lets You Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is


San Francisco-based Spurcycle has taken to crowd-funding site Kickstarter to raise money to produce the Ringer–an entirely US-made minimalist bike bell for the serious cyclist.

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16 Cool (Mostly) Bike-Related Things From OR Show


The Summer OR Show (aka Outdoor Retailer) brings nearly 30,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibitors to Salt Lake City each August. While we generally get the skinny on new bike stuff at the cycling trade shows, RoadBikeReview went in search of gear that crosses-over — and bacon covered ice cream.

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Review: Abus Bordo Series Locks – Compact Bike Protection


Introduction by Francis Cebedo Ahh bike locks, where are they when you need them? Do you use a coiled one under your frame or a big U-Lock that is omnipresent in the front triangle of your bike. Nobody wants the clutter but if you need to run inside the store to grab something, can you […]

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