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.


Interbike 2015: Feedback Sports rolls out Omnium trainer

Feedback partnered with SportCrafters to create the innovative trainer that’s designed to blend convenience and ease of use with proven technology.

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Interbike 2015: Stages launches carbon crank-based power meter

Power meter maker Stages Cycling has unveiled new carbon crank-based power meters, as well as slimmer housing designs and some impressive new price points for its alloy models.

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10 things you need to know about Boa Technology

By now most cyclists have at least heard of Boa Technology. In the last few years, the Denver, Colorado-based company that makes wheel-based closure systems primarily for shoes has become a significant player in the two-wheeled world.

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SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset finally debuts

After an extended development and testing period, SRAM has finally launched its new wireless electronic groupset for road bikes called Red eTap. Shifters and derailleurs communicate with each other via SRAM’s own encryption system.

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Specialized Allez Sprint X1 criterium racing bike debuts

It appears aluminum road bike frames are coming back in vogue. Specialized has launched a new version of its popular metal machine dubbed the Allez Sprint, and it’s one speedy looking race machine.

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Rotor Uno hydraulic groupset for road set to launch

All the sudden the road groupset arena is getting very crowded. The space heretofore dominated by Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo is about to add another player. Read on to find out more about the new offering from Rotor.

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Cannondale Slate road (off-road) bike officially unveiled

Built around the 650b wheel platform and equipped with a 30mm suspension fork dubbed the Lefty Oliver (as in ride “all over”), the new Slate (as in “clean slate”) blurs the lines between road and dirt trail riding.

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2016 Scott Foil first ride review

Lighter, stiffer, faster, more comfortable: Those are the claims made by the makers of the new Scott Foil aero road bike. See how it fared in our first ride review.

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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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