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.


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! Enter the contest now!

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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! Enter Now!

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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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