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.


Review: Lezyne Micro Drive Rear

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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Review: NiteRider Lightning Bug 100 USB

This is a pretty cool commuter light. It’s small, puts out 122 Lumens and it’s only $45. It was difficult to achieve a rechargeable light for under $50 but the folks at Niterider got it sorted out in this 40 gram device.

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Review: Lezyne Super Drive XL

The Super Drive XL is a stubby little LED light that puts out 589 Lumens for $120. It has a nice bar mount, improved from last year and it can be mounted on the bar or the helmet.

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Review: Lezyne Macro Drive

The Macro Drive is a decent $70 light putting out 307 Lumens against a claimed 350 Lumens. The light output is pretty steady throughout the battery cycle and it lasts two hours in the highest setting.

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Video: Top 10 Tips For Buying Kids Bikes

The holidays are here and what better gift is there than buying your young one a bike. A bike is often a child’s first sense of freedom and independence. So get them a bike that fits and get them on the path to a cycling lifestyle.

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Just In: JetBlack Z1 Fluid Trainer

Right in time for the indoor season, Jet Black is here with a few trainer options. This JB Z1 is compact, stable and quiet.

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The New Niner RLT 9 Gravel Grinder

Niner has joined the drop bar fray with the RLT 9 (Road Less Traveled). The first Niner for both 700 and 29″ wheels, the RLT 9 is how Niner sees its staff and customers going from the office to the backcountry and back.

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Video: Devinci Shortcut

Devinci’s “road cycling” team delivers everything from wall rides to skate-park session to stream dipping and chick hopping, all the while still finishing first.

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Eurobike 2013: Hovding Airbag Bike Helmet

The Hovding Airbag bike helmet seems so alien but it has serious effort and engineering behind it.

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Feature: Hangin’ with Brent Steelman

Brent Steelman makes steel road bikes that are beautiful and stand the test of time. We spent an afternoon with him, had an espresso and talked bikes for a bit.

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Sneak Peek: Wittson Cycles Handmade Ti Bikes

European frame builder Vidmantas “Vitas” Zukauskas is mostly known for his cooperation with Colnago and building frames such as Monotitan, Ovaltitan, Ovalmaster, Master BiTitan, CT1. His frames are now available in the US under the brand Wittson

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2014 Look 695 Aerolight Road Bike with Integrated Front Brake and Fork

Look just announced their latest iteration of the Look 695 with a full aerodynamic makeover they call the the Look 695 Aerolight. The groundbreaking innnovation piece is the integrated front brakes in the fork legs.

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Video: Motorcyclist Rams into Cyclists at Mulholland Drive

A motorcyclist came off a turn on Mulholland Drive and rammed into two cyclists pedaling on the right side of the road. The video shows the severity of this impact.

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The Tour of Flanders and the Specialized Beer Set

The Tour of Flanders or Ronde van Vlaanderen is coming up this weekend on March 31 and Specialized as issued a commemorative Beer set celebrating their five victories in the last five years.

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Volvo Introduces Cyclist Collision Avoidance System

Leave it to the Swedes to break new ground when it comes to inventing auto safety. And now their engineering and passion for safety has come to benefit us cyclists with their cyclist collision avoidance system. What is it? It is a system of cameras, radar, computers and software that work together to stop the […]

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Review: Subaru XV Crosstrek – A good car for cyclists?

Is this a review for a car on roadbikereview? Unlike the Netherlands, most of us still own a car so we might as well get one that fits our cycling lifestyle. Enter the Subaru XV Crosstrek.

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Caption Friday: Steep Road

Let’s end the good week by submitting some funny captions for this unusual photo!

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Caption Friday: Bikes Meet Parking Garage

Let’s have some fun on this Friday before the big Superbowl biking weekend! Post your best caption for this photo.

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Review: Lemond Revolution Trainer

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Review: Totem Pole Rack by UpRight Designs

The Totem Pole concept is a simple one. Hang the bikes on a car rack by the wheel, just as many folks do in their garage. Stack them together, hold them down with a strap and voila.

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Review: Look S-Track Pedals

We’ve been using the Look S-Track pedals on our road bike, cross bike and mountain bike and color us impressed. This pedal was not really designed for road bikes but it is a viable option if you like to use a shoe with a sole that allows you to walk safely. Its real relevance to […]

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Review: Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer

Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer – MSRP $570 What is it: Nobody likes trainers cause they are boring! But when the weather turns for the worse, they are a necessary evil if one has goals of improving or maintaining any kind of fitness. Trainers are very rigid and don’t feel natural at all as […]

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Video: Garmin 510 and 810 Revealed

By: Francis Cebedo and Brian Mullin I have a love/hate relationship with Garmin GPS devices. Sometimes, I want all the data and sometimes, I don’t want any data on my bike rides. But when I discovered Strava, I fell in love with my Garmin 500 as it motivated me to go faster and go farther. […]

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Look X85 Cyclocross Bike with Disc Brakes

Update Dec. 16 We continue to be impressed by the speed and versatility of the Look X85 bike. The bike has proven to be an agile bike that accelerates well and gets up the big hills with ease. Yet, it rides comfortably as the stays absorb much more of the vibrations present in our steel […]

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Video: Bradley Wiggins – A Year in Yellow

Bradley Wiggins had a stunning year as he went from contender to dominator. Thwarted by injuries and misfortune and accidents in previous years, Bradley Wiggins stayed healthy and had a year to remember.

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