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.


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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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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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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Video: World’s (second) longest bike


This might be the stupidest thing we’ve ever seen. But like the proverbial train wreck, we just couldn’t look away. Behold the world’s (second) longest bike, which measures nearly 118 feet long.

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Arrive S: An interesting new take on the water bottle


Most of us don’t give much thought to our water bottles. If it’s clean and doesn’t leak it’ll do the job. But a new cycling industry company called ABLOC is trying to change that with its new Arrive S bottle.

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Does MIPS helmet technology really work?


RoadBikeReview sat down with MIPS CEO Johan Thiel to learn more about the technology his company created and what it’s working on next.

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Will Chris King’s T47 end creaky bottom brackets?


Before you roll your eyes at the prospect of another cycling industry “standard” hear this one out. The folks at Chris King and Argonaut Cycles have taken aim at one of the sport’s most troublesome annoyances and seem to have come up with a pretty solid solution.

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel


Specialized’s Tarmac Di2 Disc road, Michelin 28c Endurance tires, Mavic Cosmic Ultimate II shoes, and the Suunto Ambit GPS watch are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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Fashion Show: Exciting new cycling jerseys for 2016


Custom designs, ultra light weight kits, aero fit, club fit, even printable base layers. It’s all here in our round-up of some of 2016’s most exciting cycling jerseys.

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel


Knight’s 35mm carbon wheels, Specialized S-Works Turbo tires, Shimano Dura Ace pedals, Bontrager XXX road shoes, and the Polygon Bend CX cyclocross bike are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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Round up: Hot wheels and traction-enhancing tires for 2016


No. 1 upgrade for your road bike? Hard to argue with benefits of a new set of high-zoot wheels. Lower rotational weight means a faster you going down the road. Most cost effective upgrade? Hard to argue with new tires.

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Round up: 10 of next year’s most intriguing road bikes


The prevailing trend in road bikes? Choice. There is literally something for everyone in the latest crop of new roadsters hitting bike shop floors (and internet showrooms) right now.

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Cervélo, Zipp, Shimano dominate Kona bike and gear count


While actual racing is the No. 1 story at the annual Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, the bike and gear count is arguably more interesting for many casual multi-sport fans. Each year on the eve of the race numbers are tabulated for bikes, wheels, drivetrains, pedals, power meters, helmets and more.

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Which cyclists ride the farthest and most? Strava knows


Ever wonder which city’s cyclists ride the farthest and the most? Now you can find out thanks to Strava’s new interactive data platform, Strava Insights. Hint: The Bay area ranks high.

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First Look: Vee Apache Chief tubeless-ready road tire


All around tire utilizes Synthesis technology, a specially woven lightweight tissue located on the sidewall. The end result, claims Vee, is an all-around tubeless-ready tire that rolls well, is durable, and is highly puncture resistant.

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Interbike 2015: WickWerks 53/34 chanrings offer best of both worlds


Get the easy spinning of a compact little ring with the power of a traditional big ring.

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Interbike 2015: Saris launches new power meters, GPS, racks and more


The parent company of CycleOps, PowerTap, and Saris Racks is celebrating its 25th anniversary, launching a slew of new products.

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