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 in British Columbia, Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, and Peru among many others. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in January, 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and edited a book on cycling tips. When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying the great outdoors with his wife Lisa.


News: Trek unveils Domane Disc endurance road bike

New rig comes in 4.0 and 6.9 iterations, has post mount disc brakes, and thru-axles front (15mm) and rear (12×142).

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How To: Descend safely in a group

Going downhill is one thing. Going downhill in a group is another. You need to be aware of the riders around you and take a few special precautions.

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Hot News: Niner reveals carbon ’cross wheels, hints at CX bike

Colorado-based bike maker is jumping head first into the composite hoops market, and has new build kits for its gravel grinder bike.

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Spotted: New feature packed road and ‘cross wheels

DT Swiss, Rolf Prima, American Classic, 3T and Xentis all coming on strong with wheel updates.

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First Look: Raleigh RXC Pro Disc adds thru-axles, improves ride

Add Raleigh to the growing list of cyclocross bike makers going the way of the thru-axle. But change to its 2015 top-flight ‘crosser didn’t stop there.

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First Look: New Focus Mares CX uses “quick release” thru-axles

Using technology that could eventually pave the way for disc brakes in the professional road peloton, Focus has launched a new cyclocross rig with fast-action thru axles front and rear.

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First Look: Parlee ESX aero road bike

Well-regarded custom frame builder Parlee set out to create a bike that cheated the wind, but still rode like a traditional road frame. With the ESX, they claim to have succeeded.

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Review: Rapha Hooded Wind Jacket

If you’re looking for a top-shelf lightweight, windproof hooded cycling jacket for cruising around the city — and you have disposable income to spare — this new offering from Rapha fits the bill.

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Seven road (and off-road) tires spotted at Sea Otter

The definition of what road bikes are capable of is rapidly changing, and that means tire changes, too.

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Hot new road products from the Sea Otter Classic

New bars and ‘cross gearing from SRAM, new saddles from Velo and Ergon, and some styling new shades from POC are just some of the new and cool gear spotted at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic.

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Five eye-catching jerseys from Sea Otter

Fashionable and functional tops for racing, taking on a charity ride, or simply riding with friends.

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Hot News: Felt all in with disc brakes on cyclocross bikes

California-based bike maker is joining a growing number of manufactures spec’ing disc brakes (and in some cases thru-axles) on cyclocross bikes.

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News: Timeline for replacement SRAM hydro brakes remains uncertain

SRAM says production of new model year 2015 brakes will commence in late April, and that consumers waiting for recall replacements will be first in line when those new brakes are ready to ship. However, he did not say when that might be.

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How To Video: Lance Armstrong fixes a flat (seriously)

Have to say we never saw this coming. Looks like Lance has sunk to new lows — or actually has a sense of humor.

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First Look: Lapierre Pulsium endurance race bike (with suspension)

France’s Lapierre joins the growing number of bike makers producing endurance road models with tangible rear end bump absorption.

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Freewheeling: Ten things I hate about cycling

We love cycling, yes we do. But like just about everything in life, not all is perfect — even in the two-wheeled world.

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Sea Otter: First look at Fezzari’s disc-equipped road bike

Utah-based direct-to-consumer bike seller Fezzari will plunge wheels first into the road disc arena in mid-summer 2014, releasing a disc-equipped full carbon tarmac tamer with thru-axles front and rear.

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Sea Otter: Meet the drone in the skies above Laguna Seca

What has a top speed of 60mph, runs on a battery the size of a brick, and can been seen in the skies above this year’s Sea Otter Classic?

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Hot News: New Verve InfoCrank provides bilateral power measurement

Launched this week at Sea Otter, the Verve InfoCrank boast independent left-right power output measurement.

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Hot News: New Garmin Edge 1000 packed with connectivity features

Garmin has launched the Edge 1000, a top-of-the-line cycling computer that does everything from tell you where you are and how fast your going to displaying heart rate and power output to synching with your smartphone to display info on incoming phone calls and text messages.

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Review: DZR Tosca bike shoes

In the market for a stylish pair of commuter friendly high tops that can accommodate a two-bolt cycling cleat? Check out the DZR Tosca.

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News: Levi’s Gran Fondo helps repair Sonoma County roads

Now matter how you feel about Levi Leipheimer or his professional past, it’s hard not to be impressed by the event that bears his name. Since its 2009 inception, it’s raised a boatload of money for charity. And now it’s even helping maintain area roads.

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How To: Prep Your Bike For Spring

Spring officially arrived back in March, which means it’s time to dust off the bike and get back out on the road. But before you start turning those pedals, it’s a good idea to give your two-wheeled machine a little love.

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Spotted: New Shimano compact multi-sport camera

The new CM-1000 Sport Camera is the first product from Shimano’s Lifestyle Gear Division. Claimed weight is 86 grams including battery and lens cover — and it’s waterproof up to 10 meters straight out of the box, no external case necessary.

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Spotted: Shimano Di2 Wireless Data Management System

Further expanding the capabilities of its Di2 electronic shifting systems, Shimano is rolling out a new Di2 wireless unit featuring the new Shimano D-Fly data management system. This new component wirelessly connects riders to their Di2 data through a cycling computer and displays current gear and battery life.

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