About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Portolla Valley roads. Besides being an avid cyclist, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


FSA K-Force WE drivetrain (nearly) ready to roll


FSA launched their new K-Force WE electronic drivetrain recently and it is now just weeks away from actually being available for purchase. Here’s what you need to know.

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New Cycling apparel from Panache and Assos


Rowdy wear from Colorado and super chichi from Switzerland highlight new offerings from this pair of high end cycling apparel makers.

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New Cycling apparel from Giordana and ALÉ Bike Wear


RoadBikeReview checks out highlights from the latest in cycling apparel and learns that custom clothing orders have never been easier.

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Raleigh Stuntman dropper post equipped road bike


Raleigh has expanded their 2017 lineup with several new models, including a new adventure road bike with disc brakes and a dropper post.

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Cipollini NK1K Disc, MCM2 and NKTT


Cipollini has a new U.S. distributor based in Florida and they are bringing several new models stateside for 2017. Here’s the rundown.

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ALLIED Cycle Works ALFA carbon road bike launched


ALLIED Cycle Works is a new bike maker based in Little Rock, Arkansas, producing handmade carbon frames sourced from U.S. materials at competitive prices.

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Ridley Fenix SL Disc, Liz SL Disc, X-Ride, X-Trail and more


Belgian bike maker Ridley has expanded their offerings with a new line of women’s models, a new endurance bike, a new adventure bike, and a new program aimed at encouraging more women to ride.

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Kenda Valkyrie, Flintridge Pro, and Kwick Journey tires


The Valkyrie is billed as Kenda’s highest performance road tire to date. Find out why, plus RoadBikeReview takes a look at the new Kenda Flintridge Pro and Kwick Journey.

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New Bont shoes, Astute saddles, The Wonderful Socks, Raceone bottle cages


Style and performance come to the U.S. with Bont shoes, Astute saddles and bar wrap, Raceone bottle cages and The Wonderful Socks.

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Pinarello GAN GR and GR-S gravel bikes


Highlights from Pinarello’s lastest model line-up include two new gravel bikes, both with disc brakes and one with rear suspension.

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Ridley’s new 2017 Helium SLA


Ridley’s new Helium goes aluminum to offer a quality ride at an affordable price. Smooth welds and internal cable routing keep the lines of the Helium SLA clean and sharp.

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New Orbea Orca: full-blooded elite level racer in two flavors


Orbea’s pure race bike comes in disc or non-disc version with a whopping 22 models to suit racer’s needs.

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3T Exploro LTD – aero gravel bike that can run mountain bike tires


New carbon gravel bike from Italian brand 3T can fit both road and mountain bike tires and features aerodynamic tube shapes.

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Ridley’s new 2017 Noah SL Disc first ride review


One of the first aero road bikes to come with disc brakes, the Noah SL Disc provides a solid ride.

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Silca announces new T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque travel tools


Long known for high quality floor pumps, Silca is expanding their product line with two new tools that are travel size. Check out the T-Ratchet and the Ti-Torque and find out how you can get yours.

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Blue Bicycles model highlights for 2017 – aero road, cross, gravel, tri and more


Blue Competition Bicycles is now simply Blue Bicycles and they are under new ownership. They are heavily committed for 2017 with several new models including a full carbon gravel bike with Shimano Ultegra Di2 for just $2,699.

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Revbox trainer takes old school approach to create a new school product


New Zealand brand uses fan-based resistance for their stationary trainer to provide some interesting potential benefits for cyclists seeking something different.

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Cannondale’s new CAAD Optimo and Women’s Slate Apex


Brand new models for 2017 include the CAAD Optimo (alloy race bike for rider’s on a budget) and the Slate adventure bike, now available in a women’s specific model.

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CamelBak’s new Quick Stow and Quick Stow Chill


CamelBak debuts their collapsible soft flask as well as some new colors for the Podium line of water bottles. Also highlighted are pre/post ride beverage options like the Chute, Eddy and KickBak.

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Smith’s new Route MIPs road helmet


Smith introduces two new helmets: the Route road helmet and the Rover mountain bike helmet. Both feature a Koroyd-EPS blended liner and more friendly price points.

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Cannondale’s new 2017 SuperX Team – cyclocrosser with disc brakes


New features borrowed from mountain bikes help improve this purebred cross racer. The 2017 SuperX is designed for stability and traction and is available in 5 different models.

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White Lightning rebrands itself with new logo and new products for 2017


One of the oldest names in the lube business freshens up and refocuses. Also highlighted is their new Matte Finisher for keeping your bike looking stealthy.

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Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc – disc brake road bikes are here


Whether you’re ready to throw down your hard earned cash for a disc brake equipped road bike or not, they are here big time for 2017. The new SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc from Cannondale joins the party.

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GT upgrades the Grade – “EnduRoad” bikes in carbon and alloy versions


GT’s EnduRoad lines gets expanded for the 2017 model year with two new carbon versions including an affordable version with Shimano Tiagra and disc brakes for under $2k.

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Contest: Enter to win a set of Vittoria Corsa Tires


Vittoria is giving away 3 sets of the 2016 graphene 4C Corsa tires!

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Contest: Enter to win a CatEye Cycling Prize Pack


CatEye is giving away lights, cycle computer, HRM and more worth over $475.

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Wahoo Fitness teams up with Bicycle Adventures – keeping riders connected


Premiere touring company Bicycle Adventures equips bike fleet exclusively with Wahoo’s ELEMNT GPS cycling computers.

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Salsa announces new Marrakesh adventure bike


Updated for this year, the Marrakesh from Salsa is a solid choice for the adventure/touring/exploring rider. New colors, tubeless option and new rubber are the upgrades.

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Motobecane Le Champion Ti and Carbon with SRAM eTap offers amazing value


Special limited run of Le Champion road bikes are SRAM eTap wireless equipped at a bargain price.

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Contest: Enter to win a set of New Panaracer EVO3 Tires!


Panaracer Giveaway for a chance to win a set of Panaracer’s new EVO3 race tires – there will be three grand prize winners.

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Masi Speciale Randonneur – wider tires, steel frame, great looks


Masi’s special edition touring bike strikes the perfect blend of vintage style and modern road Plus tires all at an affordable price.

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Penhale Bicycle Co. Gypsy steel adventure, tourer


Small brand goes big with all manner of affordable, steel adventure bikes. The Penhale Gypsy is a versatile frame that can fill many different roles.

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Mongoose Selous Expert gravel grinder


Mongoose eschews direct-to-consumer sales and 2017 models will be sold through Amazon.

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KTM Canic CXC 11 carbon cyclocross racer


Well known motorcycle manufacturer KTM is bringing their Austrian bicycles direct-to-consumer in America. Highlighted here is their top-of-the-line carbon cross race rig.

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Bern’s new FL-1 road helmet with MIPs


Well known for commuter lids, Bern seeks to go up market with in-mold design, aerodynamic shape, plenty of vents and MIPs options at an affordable price.

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Bulls Bikes brings gravel grinders to the States


Direct-to-consumer German brand expands US road and gravel offerings at an affordable price.

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Panaracer’s new EVO3 road tubeless and Gravelking SK semi-knob, skinwall tires


New road tubeless options from Panaracer and some cool semi-knob, skinwall gravel tires are the highlights for 2016.

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Breezer’s new gravel grinder – the Inversion


Breezer’s new Inversion features a unique steel frame that can fit 40c tires and has a really affordable price.

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NAHBS 2016: Soulcraft Treehorn – road PLUS adventure bike


Sean Walling crafted a bike around WTB’s new 650x47c road Plus tires. Why so wide? Why not!

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NAHBS 2016: Caletti’s Award winning road bike features intricate artwork


Check out John Caletti’s Award Winning (Best Finish) road racer from NAHBS with an intricate hand painted frame. Also featured is Caletti’s “production model” all around bike called the Scrambler.

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NAHBS 2016: Crumpton Type 5 Disc Brake – carbon and custom


If you are looking for a full custom, full carbon frame you will do well to check out Austin, TX based Crumpton Cycles. Featured here is Nick’s new “all-road” version that can pull dirt duty and race crits on Sunday.

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Knog launches unique and simple Oi bell on Kickstarter


A completely new take on an old classic, Knog has created an elegant execution of a bike bell with various finishes and tones.

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NAHBS 2016: English Cycles 9.9 lbs stainless steel road bike


Rob English designed and built this ultralight weight racer for a very demanding Cat 1 customer with very high expectations. Himself.

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5 best new ways to use the RoadBikeReview Free Classifieds


RoadBikeReview.com now offers FREE Classifieds to registered users. No more Paypal, no more credit cards. Streamlined format and user enhancements also help make placing your ad easier than ever.

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CycleOps Fluid 2 Training Kit Contest Giveaway


CycleOps Fluid 2 Training Kit Giveaway courtesy of Art’s Cyclery!

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NAHBS returns to Sacramento Feb. 26-28 showcasing bicycle craft and art


12th year for popular show features bicycle craftsmen (and women) across all categories. Showcase provides access to the bicycle art and trend setters of the bicycle industry.

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DMT brings high end Italian style to the US


DMT is an Italian brand with a new distributor in the US (Alé Bike Wear). Check out these highlights from their 2016 collection featuring high-end Italian style with race ready features.

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Ridley’s new Noah and Dean upgraded for 2016


Belgian brand Ridley shows us two of their new entry level models for 2016: the upgraded Noah and the new Dean, redesigned and improved.

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Lazer’s new Z1 with LifeBEAM and MIPs, Tonic and Blade helmets for 2016


Lazer’s award winning Z1 helmet features an integrated heart rate monitor that doesn’t require any chest straps. Also featured are the new Tonic and updates for the Blade including MIPs.

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2016 il Massimo Minturno Italian road bike


Italian style and craftsmenship in a throw back steel frame keeps things simple.

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