About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a lugged commuter, ultralight carbon road steed, singlespeed or trail bike. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. This obsessive personality has also turned him into a bit of an addict when it comes to high quality coffee and IPAs.


Sony shrinks their POV Action Camera with the AS1VR

Awesome image quality, sound and image stabilization now comes in a much smaller package with Sony’s AS1VR POV action camera.

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The world’s smartest bike tail lights

Bike tail lights save lives. But you will be floored by the technology packed in this array of bike tail lights.

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Interbike: Smith Overtake helmet with MIPS technology

Interbike: Smith releases their new Overtake helmet with Koroyd liner and MIPS technology.

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Eurobike: MC2 big wheel bike debuts at Eurobike

Engineers from Singapore pour their creative energies into this multi configurable bike.

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Video: The Ride – with Tom Ritchey

Take a spin with living legend Tom Ritchey on roads and trails which inspire him.

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First Look: Trek Lync commuter bike with integrated lights

The Trek Lync is a glimpse into an ‘electronics integrated’ future with powerful lights built right into the frame.

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First Look: 2015 BMC Crossmachine CX01

The cyclocross racer’s BMC dream has been fulfilled as BMC announced the race-ready Crossmachine CX01. It sports the company’s SLR pedigree but it is firmly suited for cross racing.

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Review: ROL D’Huez wheels

The ROL D’Huez wheels look to be a great value at $800 — and they are very popular with our users. Find out how they performed for us.

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Video: Tour de Suisse POV sprint train reveals the mayhem of road racing

How stressful is a Pro Tour road race sprint? Now with Giant-Shimano’s team fully equipped with POV cameras, we finally get an idea.

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News Update: $85k in stolen Trek bikes now recovered

A trailer containing 36 high-end Trek demo bikes was stolen from behind the Folsom Bike shop in California last week, and later found empty and burning alongside a highway.

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Video: Brumotti’s incredible road bike feats

Inspired by Martyn Ashton, Brumotti takes road cycling freestyle to the highest and most entertaining level we’ve ever seen.

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Review: Serfas True 550

Instead of sticking with the light chassis from last year, Serfas stepped it up with a brand new, more robust chassis this year. The new one seems bigger with more cooling fins. It has air ports in front near the lens that serve to funnel air through the heat sink and cool the light down at speed.

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Review: Wahoo KICKR Power Trainer

The Wahoo KICKR trainer grabs the boring old bike trainer and thrusts it into the tech world with social, virtual and viral features. At its core though, it feels like riding a bicycle.

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Review: NiteRider Lumina 700

So now comes the the Lumina 700. It’s just a little better than the 650, but it is dialed already and is NiteRider’s best selling light of all time, selling about 30,000 units last year.

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How To: Thread Internal Cables (Video)

Internal cabling on both road and mountain is beautiful to look at (the absense of) but a nightmare to work on. Here is a useful tip for threading internal cables, all it needs is some cotton thread and a vacuum cleaner.

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Announced: Shimano unveils new WH-RX830 road disc wheel

Shimano unveiled its WH-RX830 carbon wheelset that not only features disc brake capability, but is tubeless compatible as well. The new wheels on a Shimano’s proven 17mm wide tubeless carbon laminate rims, along with Ultegra level hubs with a CenterLock rotor mount that are both 10 and 11 speed compatible.

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Review: Princeton Tec Push

For $50, Princeton Tec offers a light here that claims 150 lLumens but actually measured higher at 212 Lumens. It also sports great side lighting with a nice red strip of light on each side.

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Review: Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel

This small Durango, CO company started mixing drinks in their kitchen for their own personal use so they could survive the rigors of the Leadville 100 race. What they came up with is a formula that is natural, dissolves easily in water and is easy for the body to digest.

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Review: Serfas True 350

The top dog in this series is the the True 750 for $160 but the sibling, the True 350 can be had for $120. The other advantage besides fitting it in the budget is the run time increases to the coveted 2-hour mode in the highest setting.

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Review: NiteRider Lumina 550

So now comes the the Lumina 700 and the Lumina 550. This expands the Lumina 650 options, as the 550 offers an impressive light at $110. Measured output is at 558 Lumens and run time on high is at 1:30.

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Review: CatEye Volt 300

This year, the new light is the Volt 300 for only $60. And the good news is actual output is 349 Lumens in the sphere.  So not only is it significantly cheaper but it’s much brighter as well.

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Review: Bontrager Ion 700

It is a tiny light that is manufactured to the highest standards. It is a bright light in a tiny package. It’ll fit on your bars, your helmet or in your pocket. At the price of $100, it trumps all of the competition in the 700 Lumen category.

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Bicycle Blue Book Used Bike Buying Behavior Survey

RoadBikeReview partner, Bicycle Blue Book is interested in your feedback, through the following survey. Fill it in for a chance to win your choice of a Giant Propel Advanced 1 road bike or Anthem Advanced 27.5 1 mountain bike.

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Review: Element Case Rogue and Sector Deliver High End iPhone Cases to the Bike Market

The phone is quickly becoming a great tool for cycling. The Element Case Rogue strives to solve all your phone protection and mounting needs.

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Quick Take: Rottua Sandals Creates Unique Sandals From Old Bike Tires

Rottua takes your old tires and tubes and turns them into really cool sandals. Cause what else are we going to do with all those ‘old wheel size’ tires and those pesky tubes?

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