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.


AbsoluteBLACK oval chainrings review

The PR claim is that by using oval shaped (rather than round) chainrings, pedaling smoothness and overall efficiency is improved because the impact of the dead spot on your pedal stroke is minimized. Find out how well these rings worked for us.

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Bontrager Provence 32 roller suitcase review

This large multi-compartment roller suitcase is designed specifically for cyclists traveling on 5-7 day trips. Find out how well it fared flying the friendly skies.

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Peter Sagan’s custom Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

When you’re the two-time defending World Champion, people make special things for you. In the case of Peter Sagan, the latest gift is this custom Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS. This bike looks fast even standing still.

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RoadBikeReview Best of 2016 Awards: Rider of the Year

Even if Peter Sagan didn’t win a single race this year (or in any year), he would still be among the WorldTour’s most popular riders. But Sagan is more than a circus act. He’s the No. 1 bike racer in the world. Period.

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2016 SSCXWC: Mud. Mayhem. Cross. No gears. Many beers.

Mud. Mayhem. Costumes. Cyclocross. No gears. Many beers. Together this is the 2016 Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships, a multi-day bacchanal this year held on Portland, Oregon. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself in these videos.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Apparel for all seasons

They say you have to dress for success. Well we haven’t worn a proper suit (or pants suit) in ages. But there’s now doubt that having the right apparel can make the difference between a great ride — and turning around early. Here are seven pieces of apparel (and one other item) that are sure to please this holiday season.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Components and gear

Is your bike in need of a little holiday cheer? Or maybe, you’re looking for that perfect gift for the cyclist in your life. Whatever the case, getting or giving one of these components is sure to elicit a smile.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: When money is no object

Forget the lame Lexus “December to remember” campaign. If you have a big wad of disposable income sitting around, why not get your significant other (or yourself) one of these great cycling gifts.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Best road cycling helmets

Helmets save lives. Period. Make sure your gift getter is protected (and looking good) with one of these great road cycling lids.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Road cycling stocking stuffers

Forget the standard stocking stuffers. It’s time to give your favorite cyclists what they want: More cycling stuff! Here are six great gifts — all for around $50 or less.

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American Classic Argent Disc Tubeless wheels review

During several months of testing, we did our best to break these wheels — or at least get a few flats. Check out our full review to find out what happened.

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Understanding the Stages Dash cycling computer

Colorado-based power meter maker Stages Cycling has moved away from reliance on Garmin (whose devices are designed to find places and friends), and created a unit that is geared toward training (where the goal is dropping your friends).

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Eurobike 2016: Scenes from the show

Eurobike 2016 is in the books. But before we move on to Las Vegas and Interbike at the end of September, let’s take one more look back at this cycling industry extravaganza in southern Germany.

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Eurobike 2016: More wacky, wonderful, and weird

The world’s largest cycling industry trade show just went down in Germany. RoadBikeReview roamed the halls of Eurobike, seeking out the latest and greatest in two wheeled tech. Here is some of what we saw.

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FSA’s new K-Force WE wireless groupset debuts

After five years in development, FSA has finally lifted the curtain on a full road drivetrain — and it’s wireless, sort of.

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Eurobike Awards: 2016′s Best in Show Winners

Debate is done. Votes have been tallied. And this year’s Eurobike Award Winners have been announced. The annual contest of two wheeled tech started with 472 entries, which were whittled down to 51 winners, including a dozen prestigious Gold Award recipients.

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Eurobike Day 1: Weird, wacky, and wonderful from Germany

The world’s largest cycling industry trade show kicked off Wednesday. Mtbr spent the day combing the halls of Eurobike, seeking out the latest and greatest in two wheeled tech. Here is some of what we saw.

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Bell Zephyr road helmet has full MIPS integration

Instead of the usual “bolt-on” strategy, the added MIPS safety layer has been incorporated directly into the helmet’s fit system.

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Giro Factor Techlace shoe combines laces with Boa dial

Giro is aiming for the best of all worlds with its new Factor Techlace road shoe. This high end $350 lightweight number utilizes a single Boa dial at the top of the instep along with a pair of Techlaces over the forefoot. This new patent-pending closure system utilizes replaceable laces attached to Velcro straps.

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BH Ultralight EVO road bike review

Gone are the days when road bike makers could simply roll out an ultra light claimed frame weight number and expect sales to roll in. So while the BH Ultralight EVO is one very wispy bike (claimed frame weight of under 700 grams) the real question is how does it handle in the real world?

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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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