About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures in British Columbia, Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, and Peru among many others. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in January, 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and edited a book on cycling tips. When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying the great outdoors with his wife Lisa.


Review: Bontrager cold weather jacket, baselayer and socks

Outside bikes and drivetrains, Bontrager makes just about everything. That includes a vast line-up of clothing, everything from jackets and jerseys to socks and baselayers. Here are three of our favorite pieces — plus impressions of a lot more.

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Video: Dramatic crash at end of Tour Down Under Stage 4

Things got a little messy during the final run-in of stage 4 at the Tour Down Under.

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Review: Specialized Roval Rapide CLX 40 Disc Tubulars

Race ready disc-compatible carbon tubular wheels from Specialized deliver top flight performance and durability.

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Review: Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier WxB shoe covers

Easy to put on — and they keep feet warm, dry and comfortable.

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Best of 2014: Most viewed RoadBikeReview articles

We recount the most popular posts from the past 365 days. Have a look back and tell us what your favorites were.

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Review: Vittoria Cross XL Pro TNT cyclocross tire

Tubeless ready cyclocross mud tire a solid performer in varied conditions.

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Review: Bell Star Pro aero road helmet

Innovative helmet design allows rider to open or close vents depending on need. See how it performed under a variety of real world conditions.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist

Our favorite wheels for road, gravel, cyclcocross, cross country, enduro and just about everything in between.

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Spotted: $400,000 24K gold plated road bike

What do you get for the cyclist who has everything? (And we really mean everything.) How about a gold plated bike, MSRP £250,000 British pounds, or just shy of $400,000 at current exchange rates.

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First Look: Fezzari Foré Cyx cyclocross bikes

New line-up of bog hoppers feature updated frame design and variety of disc brake-equipped builds.

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News: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 levers now able to control external devices

New software update from the component making giant allows control of cycling computers, trainers, video cameras and more.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Cold weather jackets

Help the cyclist on your shopping list keep Old Man Winter at bay with these weather-beating tops from Bontrager, Bellwether, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Rapha, Hincapie, Pactimo and Sugoi.

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Bike Check: Rodeo Adventure Labs Trail Donkey 1.0

Not everyone fits into cycling’s traditional niches. Sometimes you need a bike design for the riding on — and off — the beaten path.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week’s sneak peek at the RoadBikeReview test queue centers on the Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie, the final entrant in our ongoing Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series. We’ll also preview its top shelf build kit from SRAM, Zipp, Challenge and fi’zi:k.

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Review: Bellwether Coldfront Convertible Jersey

Versatile cool-weather top does double duty as long or short sleeve jersey.

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Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout: Trek Boone 9 Disc Review

Versatile bike with exceptional compliant ride and top-end parts that can do double duty as ‘cross race and adventure roadster.

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Cool Gear: Folding e-bike fits inside a backpack

Pedal-less scooter-like contraption has 45-minute run time and rolls along at 12-15mph.

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Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout: Specialized Crux Pro Race Ultegra Di2 Review

Race ready rig delivers great handling, sublime shifting, and stop-on-a-dime braking. But price may be too tall a barrier for some.

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Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout: Jamis Supernova Team Review

Purebred competition machine delivers snappy handling, great braking and eye-catching looks, but is best suited to skilled racers.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

Coming soon reviews on Bontrager shoes, American Classic wheels, SRAM CX1, Shimano Ultegra Di2, and more.

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New Gear: Rapha launches lightweight climber’s shoe

Mesh-backed synthetic leather upper has dotted design that’s nod to the polka-dot climber’s jersey of the Tour de France, and the once common practice of racers drilling holes in components in order to shed weight.

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Review: Lake MX 331 Cross cyclocross shoe

Lightweight modular ’cross shoe ideal for serious racers who demand top-tier performance and aren’t scared away by top-shelf price.

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Cool Gear: Limar Velov urban cycling helmet coming to U.S.

Four removable vents allow user to tailor look and function of new helmet designed for commuters.

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Review: Smith Pivlock Arena Sunglasses

New performance-oriented shades provide exceptional fit with less helmet interference.

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Review: DannyShane Gex Jersey and Shelby S4 Bib Short

Austin, Texas-based company uses bamboo white ash to create comfortable, stylish apparel. Check out our review and see an extended photo gallery.

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