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.


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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Update: Cannondale Slate road bike with 30mm Lefty Oliver suspension fork


Cannondale bringing suspension to drop-bar bikes this fall — 650b wheels, 42mm tires, and disc brakes highlight new go-anywhere rig.

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Review: Tokyowheel Epic 38/50 Carbon Clinchers


Positioned as the best all-around set-up in the Tokyowheel product line, the Epic 38mm front/50mm rear combination is designed to keep weight down, enhance aerodynamic performance, and maintain control in crosswind situations.

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Mavic launches new disc wheel, carbon wheel, and more


Famed French company trying to change perceptions with slew of new product geared toward riding the road less traveled.

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Rapha honors Giro d’Italia’s Cima Copi award


New Cima collection pays homage to the race’s highest point prize with special edition jersey, cap, scarf and essentials case.

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Shimano offers limited edition SH-R321B road shoe


Electric blue colored kicks will be available in limited quantities for $380.

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Pactimo launches Match Your Ride jersey and bibs


Pactimo is doing its best to keep customers looking good — and properly matched. The Colorado-based cycling apparel maker recently launched its new Match Your Ride line, which allows cyclists to pick a cycling jersey, bibs and cap to match the colors of their bike.

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Trek launches Émonda ALR aluminum road bike


Trek is trickling down the same gram-cutting ethos of the original carbon fiber Émonda to the new alloy Émonda ALR.

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Roundup: New CX bikes from Felt, Polygon, Scott and more


Due to product cycle timing and the increasing popularity of the discipline, the Sea Otter Classic has become the de facto trade show of choice for bike makers to unveil their new cyclocross bikes. Here are nine new bikes that caught our eye.

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Sea Otter: New helmets from Giant, Kask and Lazer


Cooling, styling and aero-efficiency highlight these brain protectors.

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Sea Otter: Jamis goes all-in with Renegade adventure bikes


Whether commuting across town or bikepacking across the country, the Jamis Renegade bikes tick the right boxes.

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Sea Otter: Wilier Triestina revamps Cento 1 SR race bike


Gone is the integrated seatmast. But aero-enhancing kamm-tail shaping remains on this race ready bike.

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Sea Otter: Nuun PLUS provides modular fueling option


Each flavorless tab contains about 20 calories, allowing the user to tailor fueling to their particular needs.

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Sea Otter: Velo Saddles unveils new Angel line


Quartet of new high end offerings from Taiwanese saddle giant have center cut-out for pressure relief.

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Sea Otter: Abbey Bike Tools provide needed fix


Bend, Oregon-based tool maker offers creative and elegant solutions for everyday bike mechanic problems.

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Review: Ryders Thorn antiFOG sunglasses


New shades from Vancouver-based eyewear maker are designed to stay clear even when moisture is at its highest. See how the fared in our test.

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Sea Otter: Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses for road and MTB


Features include expanded field of vision and activity-specific lens options claimed to make it easier to see obstacles when riding on the road or trail.

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Sea Otter: Bellwether shows off Forza jersey and bibs


Southern California-based clothing maker offering affordably priced apparel with lots of top-line functionality.

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Sea Otter: Scott launches revamped Addict CX


New Addict CX claimed to be lightest bog hopper on market. Also has modern tube shapes and clever cyclocross-specific touches.

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Industry looks primed to embrace SRAM 1x for road


The list of companies who’ve committed to spec’ing bikes with SRAM’s expanded 1x drivetrain is long, but only time will tell what sort of bikes we’ll see with the new single chainring system.

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SRAM expands 1x drivetrain offerings to road bikes


Is SRAM trying to kill off the front derailleur on all bikes? They say no, but its new line of 1x products could change the way cyclists from all corners of the two-wheeled world shift gears.

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Zipp unveils 30 Course tubeless-ready alloy wheelset


New disc-only, aluminum hoops from well-regarded wheel maker aimed at gravel, adventure and cyclocross riders. Come in clincher and tubular models.

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Team Sky to ride soft-tail Pinarello at spring classics


New Pinarello Dogma K8-S has elastomer shock with 10mm of rear travel designed to smooth out the cobblestones.

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Shimano unveils flat mount road hydro disc brake caliper


Lower profile caliper is designed to improve aerodynamics. Also announced are a new 10-speed Tiagra road group and the budget-priced WH-RX010 road disc brake wheel set.

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Niner launches RLT 9 Steel gravel road bike


Fort Collins, Colorado-based maker of all things 29er lifts curtain on new gravel grinder-oriented drop bar bike constructed with much-revered Reynolds 853 steel.

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Factory Tour: DT Swiss in Grand Junction, Colorado


If you own a nice set of cycling wheels (road or mountain), chances are good at least some of the parts were made by DT Swiss. Take a tour to see the inner workings of one the world’s preeminent wheel and wheel part makers.

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Trek’s Boone and Crockett CX bikes upgraded for 2015


Thru-axle forks, updated paint schemes, and revised spec highlight new cyclocross rigs.

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Interview: Specialized in-house mechanic Patrick Miller


RoadBikeReview sits down with Miller to talk disc brakes, thru-axles, and find out what his No. 1 tech tip is.

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Zipp unveils thru-axle compatible 202 and 303 wheels


New wheels retain same rim shape as in the past, but now utilize new Zipp 77/177D hubset, which is claimed to improve stiffness, durability, simplicity and versatility.

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First Look: Pactimo shows spring 2015 apparel line


Just released spring 2015 collection features visibility-increasing treatments, along with lowered weight and eye-catching colorways.

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Specialized unveils aggressive position Power road saddle


New short-nosed perch designed to enhance blood flow while riding in the drops.

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Photo Gallery: Riding shotgun with Mavic neutral support


Take a look inside the Tour de France peloton from inside one of the most important caravan cars in the race.

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Salsa launches redesigned Warbird gravel race bikes


New bike comes in one composite and two alloy models and features specially shaped seatstays that have a tall, thin, vertically oriented profile to promote vertical compliance by allowing them to “flex” outwards on impacts.

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Interview: Specialized creative specialist Chris D’Aluisio


Meet the man who steers road bike innovation for the Big Red S, and find out what drives the company’s creative processes.

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Santa Cruz launches new Stigmata carbon cyclocross bike


Made from Santa Cruz’s lightweight CC carbon fiber blend, the Stigmata features post mount disc brakes, front and rear thru-axles, and internal cable routing. Frames come in five sizes and two colors.

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Review: Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross frameset


Despite some cosmetic issues with this first production run, the revamped Full Tilt Boogie frame is on point for ’cross racing or general two-wheeled exploration.

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