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.


Bonx Grip allows for clear on-bike conversation

Bluetooth-enabled earpiece connects to a smartphone app to facilitate group conversation, which only transmits voice when a user speaks.

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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 road groupset makes debut

Dura-Ace disc brakes, Synchro shifting, power meter, new wheels, pedals and much more coming out from the component manufacturing giant.

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Scott adds disc brakes to Addict race bike

Its pair of WorldTour pro teams may not be able to use them, but Scott has added disc brake options to its popular Addict race bike. For model year 2017, the Swiss bike maker will offer three disc brake-equipped options.

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Floyd Landis getting into the weed business

In the truth is stranger than fiction department comes recent news that infamous pro cycling doper turned whistleblower Floyd Landis is getting into the weed business.

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SRAM Red eTap first ride review

New wireless electronic shifting system simple to set-up, easy to operate, and it looks great, too. Find out more in our first ride review.

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POC Octal Raceday helmet review

The relative importance of fashion versus function will go a long way as to how you feel about the POC Octal Raceday helmet. if you place highest value on air flow, adjustability, comfort, and safety, this helmet should be on your short list when it comes time to pull the trigger on a new brain protector.

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Bontrager Circuit jersey and bibshorts review

Do you really need to spend multiple hundreds of dollars on cycling kit? The Bontrager Circuit jersey and bibshorts make a pretty compelling argument against that big cash outlay.

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SKS Raceblade Long fenders review

For anyone who often rides in the rain and wet, the SKS Raceblade Long fenders are a great protective solution that can easily be taken off when not needed.

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Gallery: Vincenzo Nibali’s Specialized Tarmac

In what was the one of the most dramatic grand tour stages you’ll ever see, Italian Vincenzo Nibali clawed his way back into contention at the Giro d’Italia. See the bike that helped carry him there.

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Mavic Cosmic Ultimate shoe review

Key criteria for a high end road cycling shoe? Low weight, stiff sole, ease of adjustment, secure fit — and of course comfort and good looks. These premium priced shoes get high marks across the board — if you like bright yellow. Find out more in our full review.

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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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