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.


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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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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