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 has been the Site Manager of RoadBikeReview.com for many years and enjoys riding local Portolla Valley roads. Besides being an avid cyclist, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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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