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 all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


When bicycles are designed by regular folks

From the fascinating experiment department comes this project from designer Gianluca Gimini. A few years back she started asking people to draw a bicycle from memory. Sounds simple, right? Not so much…

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Giro Hold Fast gloves support true junior cycling legend

Whether you’re in need of a new pair of gloves or not, y’all ought to pull the trigger on a pair of these bad boys and help out a great cause.

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Rotor Uno hydraulic shifting drivetrain examined

Rotor claims its oil-filled system comes in 10 grams less than a cable-actuated SRAM Red set-up, and 400 grams lighter than Shimano’s Dura Ace Di2.

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Velofix mobile bike shop comes to your driveway

Instead of a brick-and-mortar shop-front, Velofix utilizes a fleet of Mercedes sprinter vans (their tallest and longest) and outfits them with everything you need to address most bike repair issues. Then they come to your house.

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Specialized S Works Romin EVO saddle quick take

Saving grams is always a good thing — unless it comes at the expense of comfort. Indeed, a lightweight saddle is of little use if it’s a literal pain in the backside. That was the general design philosophy behind the new Specialized S Works Romin EVO.

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Giant Road-E bike helping riders stay forever young

Imagine showing up to the next group ride with an extra couple hundred watts at your disposal. And no, we’re not talking the EPO variety. That’s about what you can expect if your next bike is the Giant Road-E, an electric pedal-assist two-wheeler.

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Kask set to launch new performance sunglasses

The new sunglasses are designed to be paired with the Kask Protone road helmet.

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New Michelin Power tires truly faster than predecessor

After putting its new tires through their paces at a small press event in Austin, Texas, Michelin invited us to its North American headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina, to do some legitimate numbers-based testing. Click through to see the results.

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Specialized Airnet helmet review

The best reason to buy the mid-level Specialized Airnet helmet is that for roughly $70 less than you’d spend on a higher-tier lid based on current sale prices, you’ll get nearly all of the same performance benefits.

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Endura FS260-PRO SL Jersey and Bibshorts review

As the name implies, this is marketed as pro level kit. But do the Endura FS260-PRO SL jersey and bibshorts actually live up to that lofty billing? Check out our full review below to find out.

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Mavic rolls out its first full carbon clincher road wheels

The aero-enhancing 40mm Cosmic Pro Carbon SL C and lightweight 25mm Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL C both boast new construction techniques and claimed best-in-class braking.

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Specialized launching Rider Sizing Station

Kiosk device in bike shops will provide prospective bike buyers frame size and approximate saddle height, helping streamline the bike buying process.

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Thieves nab $200,000 worth of bikes from Florida shop

Last weekend in Pompano Beach, Florida, a gang of thieves busted into the Stradalli Cycle bike shop and made off with 60 bikes, retail value approximately $200,000.

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Michelin Power Competition Tire first ride review

French tire maker claims 10-watt gain compared to predecessor Pro4 — and given existing test data there was a lot of room for improvement.

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Specialized lowering price on Allez Sprint framesets

Frameset dropping from $1350 to $1100 (including carbon fork, headset, and Venge ViAS aero seatpost). Come July, the Big Red S will roll out three complete Shimano-equipped 2x builds.

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Be first to own 2016 Specialized Tarmac with SRAM eTap

EBay auction supporting World Bicycle Relief is first chance to own top-shelf Tarmac race bike spec’d with SRAM’s eTap wireless shifting drivetrain.

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Bike racing hits new low with case of motorized doping

With a mix of shock and utter disgust, the world of professional bike racing suffered yet another blow to its already oft sullied credibility when the sport’s governing body busted a young Belgian racer this past weekend for racing a bike outfitted with an electric motor.

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Michelin introduces new Power road tire line

Development focus was placed primarily on rolling resistance, grip and resistance to puncture, along with ensuring even longer tire life than predecessor products.

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Top 10 most popular RoadBikeReview articles of 2015

Take a look at our list of 2015′s most popular articles and there are three main takeaways: You the reader are most interested in new bikes, weird bikes, and articles explaining how to fix your bike.

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Could a spicy drink be the panacea for muscle cramps?

Start-up Boston-based biotech company Flex Pharma claims to have cracked the treatment code with a new formulation that is set to launch something this spring.

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Pro Bike: Peter Sagan’s 2016 Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

Sparkly rainbow paint job and lots of personalized nods, including a Slovakian flag and the names of other past winners of the world title.

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Riding the Cannondale Slate: What you need to know

With 30mm of front suspension and bulbous (but treadless) 42mm tubeless tires, this category bending bike opens new doors, but not without sacrifice. Find out more in our first ride review.

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10 things you need to know about Michelin

Think Michelin and the first thing that comes to mind is either automobile tires or the company’s famed puffy white mascot. But long before its primary business was keeping cars safely spinning down the highway, the French tire behemoth was making bicycle tires.

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2016 Pinarello Dogma F8w spec’d with SRAM Red eTap

Italian bike maker Pinarello is first to unveil a 2016 model spec’d with SRAM’s new eTap wireless electronic shifting system.

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Craig’s List Find: 4,000 bikes for $20,000

Looking to start a bike shop specializing in low priced two-wheeled steeds? This Craig’s List seller is trying to move 4,000 bikes for $20,000 — or $5 per bike.

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