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.


Munich reveals bicycle superhighway plans

Munich is making a play for world’s most bike friendly city status. The famed German metropolis recently announced preliminary plans to build a system of cycling superhighways that connect downtown to its sprawling suburbs.

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Spotted: Prototype FSA electronic shifting groupset

Rumors of a full road drivetrain from FSA have been swirling for years, but now it appears the Italian/Taiwanese component maker is finally close to transforming talk into reality.

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Niner BSB 9 RDO cyclocross bike updated for 2015

Niner continues its slow but steady push into the drop bar bike arena, launching an updated version of its BSB 9 RDO cyclocross bike that’s disc-only and has thru-axles front and rear.

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Review: Castelli Climber’s 2.0 Jersey

Perfect jersey for extremely hot summer days? The Castelli Climber’s 2.0 Jersey just might be it. Read our review to find out why.

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Orbea Ordu time trial bike debuts at Tour de France

With a host of new features such as seat tube storage, a BB386 bottom bracket, and an aero-enhancing oval seat post that includes two clamps that vary setback by 23mm and 49mm, the new Orbea Ordu time trial bike looks to compete with the fastest wind cheating machines being ridden at the Tour de France.

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New Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD and CAAD12

SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD billed as the ultimate in pure road racing performance, while new CAAD12 is deemed Cannondale’s best performing alloy bike.

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Tour de France 2015: Mark Cavendish’s stage 7 winning Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

Manx Missile rides new aero road bike to first Tour triumph since 2013.

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2016 Scott Addict Gravel Disc first look

The Scott Addict is headed off road, as the Swiss-based bike maker makes its initial foray into the increasingly popular gravel bike segment.

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Tour de France 2015: Dramatic stage 3 crash footage

Midway through the run from Antwerp to Huy in Belgium, a slight touch of wheels set off a cascade of carnage that knocked a handful of riders out of the race, including then-yellow jersey holder Fabian Cancellara.

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Schwalbe claims tubeless tires are future of road cycling

German manufacturer launches new Pro One “Tubeless Easy” tire, saying it’s lighter than old Schwalbe One tubeless tire and faster than all its other tires.

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Tour de France 2015: Jakob Fuglsang’s Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

Arguably the most talked about bike leading up to this year’s Tour de France is Specialized’s new S-Works Venge ViAS aero roadster. Here’s a look at Astana’s Jakob Fuglsang’s race rig.

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Bontrager Ballista aero road helmet launched

Just a day after Trek unveiled a new, more aero version of its Madone road bike, its component subsidiary Bontrager has launched the perfect helmet to go along with the wind cheating bike.

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2016 Trek Madone aero road bike revealed

Another bike launch, another über integrated, wind cheating aero road machine hitting the market. This time it’s the gang from Trek who rolled out the latest iteration of its popular Madone.

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2016 SCOTT Foil aero road bike debuts

New bike more aero, lighter, stiffer and comfortable than its successful predecessor.

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2016 Giant WheelSystems and saddle line-up unveiled

The world’s biggest bike maker is pushing deeper into the wheel and saddle realm with several new 2016 product offerings.

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2016 Giant TCR road bike line-up launched

Not an aero bike, not a sprinter’s bike, it’s being billed as a GC bike that can climb, sprint, and descend.

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Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS launched

Specialized’s new “aerodynamic ecosystem” includes bike, wheels, tires, skinsuit, shoes and helmet. Claims to save rider more than 5 minutes over 40km time trial.

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Update: Cannondale Slate road bike with 30mm Lefty Oliver suspension fork

Cannondale bringing suspension to drop-bar bikes this fall — 650b wheels, 42mm tires, and disc brakes highlight new go-anywhere rig.

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Review: Tokyowheel Epic 38/50 Carbon Clinchers

Positioned as the best all-around set-up in the Tokyowheel product line, the Epic 38mm front/50mm rear combination is designed to keep weight down, enhance aerodynamic performance, and maintain control in crosswind situations.

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Mavic launches new disc wheel, carbon wheel, and more

Famed French company trying to change perceptions with slew of new product geared toward riding the road less traveled.

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Rapha honors Giro d’Italia’s Cima Copi award

New Cima collection pays homage to the race’s highest point prize with special edition jersey, cap, scarf and essentials case.

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Shimano offers limited edition SH-R321B road shoe

Electric blue colored kicks will be available in limited quantities for $380.

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Pactimo launches Match Your Ride jersey and bibs

Pactimo is doing its best to keep customers looking good — and properly matched. The Colorado-based cycling apparel maker recently launched its new Match Your Ride line, which allows cyclists to pick a cycling jersey, bibs and cap to match the colors of their bike.

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Trek launches Émonda ALR aluminum road bike

Trek is trickling down the same gram-cutting ethos of the original carbon fiber Émonda to the new alloy Émonda ALR.

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Roundup: New CX bikes from Felt, Polygon, Scott and more

Due to product cycle timing and the increasing popularity of the discipline, the Sea Otter Classic has become the de facto trade show of choice for bike makers to unveil their new cyclocross bikes. Here are nine new bikes that caught our eye.

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