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.


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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1up USA Bike Rack Review

There exists a bike rack out there with a cult-like following. We took a look at the user reviews on Mtbr and it exhibited a staggering 4.8/5 stars with 96 reviews. We looked at their site and were not that impressed as the photos don’t do it any justice. But we’ve used a couple of […]

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Martyn Ashton Road Bike Party

Martyn Ashton takes the $15k carbon road bike used by Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins & Mark Cavendish for a ride with a difference. With a plan to push the limits of road biking as far as his lycra legs would dare

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Kinetic InRide iPhone App Measures Power and uploads to Web

The indoor trainer season is approaching and there’s a crop of new trainers that interface with the iPhone and with the web. Kinetic InRide iPhone app talks to the trainer and knows your speed , mileage and power output. Then you can upload that to your Strava account The Rock and Roll trainer allows you […]

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Cateye Stealth 10 GPS Bike Computer, Nano Shot Plus 600 Lumen Light

Cateye is a brand that has been around for a while and you may have one of their bike computers that refuses to die somewhere in the parts bin. They make quality stuff and it seems that they’ve shown a breath of fresh innovation over the last couple of years. We dropped by the Cateye […]

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Viral: Road bike stunts video

We’ve seen the occasional road bike bunnyhop but we’ve never seen anything like this!

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Viral: What Road Bikers Say

Road bikers say funny things. This hilarious video says it quite well. We have a language that seems so natural but makes sense only to us.

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Volunteers build 2400 bikes for TurningWheels for Kids

On Saturday, December 10, 850 volunteers from various bike clubs in San Jose, CA got together in a convention hall tent in downtown. They were armed with shop aprons, tool boxes and bike stands. Their mission today was to build 2400 bikes for needy children. The bikes have been purchased over the last year by […]

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American Classic Carbon 85 Tubular Wheels

Ellen Kast of American Classic invited us to try their carbon wheels and we immediately went for the big boys – 85 mm Tubular Carbon Wheels. 85 mm is deep and is ideal for triathlon use or road use by big, powerful riders that can fight off the influence of crosswinds.  The theory with aero […]

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Hutchinson Piranha CX Tubeless Ready Tire Review

(photo: our reviewer, Jeremy is seen here at a recent CCCX Norcal race) Hutchinson Piranha CX Tubeless Ready Tire Review – by Jeremy Kimmel What Hutchinson Says: · Ultra Light 127 tpi casing · Low knob profile combining lightness and performance · This is a tire with tubeless structure (carcass and beads) whose sealing is […]

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Jamis Xenith Team Pro Review

Jamis Xenith Team – By Francis Cebedo Tri-Oval differential tubing diameters support larger riders without punishing smaller ones Asymmetrical muscle-shaped chainstays with driveside chainstay 10% larger than non-driveside chainstay yields 30% more volume & stiffness. 850 gram frame Weight -15.5 lbs MSRP – $5100 Intro embedPlayer(1494779147,”single_title_2″,0 ,0 ,1697193119) Strengths sub 900 gram frame excellent lateral […]

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Fulcrum Racing One Wheelset Pro Review

Fulcrum Racing One Wheelset Specifications: Model: Racing One in black color with Shimano Cassette Weight: 1610 grams (actual measured weight without skewers) Extras: includes skewers and wheel bags MSRP: $1199 Introduction: Fulcrum is a new brand in the wheelset market yet it is backed by one of the oldest brands in the industry. Campagnolo launched […]

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