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.


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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Interbike 2015: POC lights up night with prototype vest

Apparel utilizes printed light technology to increase visibility without compromising comfort or aesthetics.

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Interbike 2015: Kinetic shows off two new trainers

New trainers use inRide sensor technology pre-installed for instant power training connectivity.

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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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