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: 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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Review: Xeccon Geinea I

The Xeccon Geinea is a 650 Lumen light with a tail light included in the system. A remote switch is included to control both front and tail lights.

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Review: Fenix BTR20

The Fenix BTR20 is a nice light with a dual beam pattern coming out of one head. Using special lens optics, they are able to project a wide beam and a focused spot beam at the same time.

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Review: Xeccon Spiker 1210

The Xeccon Spiker is a light with 4 LEDs and a big hard cased battery. The beam is big and bright and it is best used as a bar light to project a wide beam pattern. A spot helmet light would complement this light nicely.

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Review: NiteRider Lumina Micro 220

There’s the Lumina 550 and next in line is the smaller sibling, the Micro 220. It shares the same chassis design but in a small stubby package. It’s a cool light for $70 and it measures at 240 Lumens, so it’s a great commuter light.

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Review: Lezyne Mini Drive XL

This stubby little light from Lezyne is interesting at $75 with 250 Lumens that lasts about an hour. The light has the ‘infinite’ battery design which is field replaceable if the rider carries spare batteries.

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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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