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.


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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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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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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