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.


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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Sea Otter: New helmets from Giant, Kask and Lazer

Cooling, styling and aero-efficiency highlight these brain protectors.

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Sea Otter: Jamis goes all-in with Renegade adventure bikes

Whether commuting across town or bikepacking across the country, the Jamis Renegade bikes tick the right boxes.

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Sea Otter: Wilier Triestina revamps Cento 1 SR race bike

Gone is the integrated seatmast. But aero-enhancing kamm-tail shaping remains on this race ready bike.

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Sea Otter: Nuun PLUS provides modular fueling option

Each flavorless tab contains about 20 calories, allowing the user to tailor fueling to their particular needs.

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Sea Otter: Velo Saddles unveils new Angel line

Quartet of new high end offerings from Taiwanese saddle giant have center cut-out for pressure relief.

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Sea Otter: Abbey Bike Tools provide needed fix

Bend, Oregon-based tool maker offers creative and elegant solutions for everyday bike mechanic problems.

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Review: Ryders Thorn antiFOG sunglasses

New shades from Vancouver-based eyewear maker are designed to stay clear even when moisture is at its highest. See how the fared in our test.

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Sea Otter: Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses for road and MTB

Features include expanded field of vision and activity-specific lens options claimed to make it easier to see obstacles when riding on the road or trail.

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Sea Otter: Bellwether shows off Forza jersey and bibs

Southern California-based clothing maker offering affordably priced apparel with lots of top-line functionality.

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Sea Otter: Scott launches revamped Addict CX

New Addict CX claimed to be lightest bog hopper on market. Also has modern tube shapes and clever cyclocross-specific touches.

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Industry looks primed to embrace SRAM 1x for road

The list of companies who’ve committed to spec’ing bikes with SRAM’s expanded 1x drivetrain is long, but only time will tell what sort of bikes we’ll see with the new single chainring system.

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SRAM expands 1x drivetrain offerings to road bikes

Is SRAM trying to kill off the front derailleur on all bikes? They say no, but its new line of 1x products could change the way cyclists from all corners of the two-wheeled world shift gears.

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Zipp unveils 30 Course tubeless-ready alloy wheelset

New disc-only, aluminum hoops from well-regarded wheel maker aimed at gravel, adventure and cyclocross riders. Come in clincher and tubular models.

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Team Sky to ride soft-tail Pinarello at spring classics

New Pinarello Dogma K8-S has elastomer shock with 10mm of rear travel designed to smooth out the cobblestones.

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