About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


Review: Praxis Works Forged Chain Rings

At virtually half the price of a single ring from Shimano, Praxis Work’s Chainrings pack quite the performance and value.

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Just In: Cannondale Hooligan 1 Urban Bike

Looking for a responsive urban bike to navigate your way through the city with a small footprint that makes carrying it up stairs and storing it in tight spaces easy?

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iBike PowerStroke Quantifies Wasted motion, Power, and Time

Velocomp last week announced the latest addition to their iBike Newton line, the Newton Powerstroke+. For the first time a cyclist will be able to measure their pedaling style on an outdoor bike ride.

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Chrome Launches Truk Pro Urban SPD Shoe

Available in black or grey, Chrome claims it’s a shoe you’ll want to wear all day, everyday.

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Review: Saris Freedom Hitch Rack

If you’re looking for a solid rack without too many frills that will get the job done, the Saris Freedom should be at the top of your list. It’s manufactured and assembled in the USA, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Cratoni Helmets Back in the USA – Lighter Than Air for 2013

Cratoni Helmets is coming back to the USA, thanks to an exclusive distribution deal with SKS USA, the US subsidiary of SKS Germany.

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Review: 2012 SRAM Red Groupset

The lightest & quietest mechanical groupset available today SRAM Red makes a strong argument to ditch any thoughts you had of going electronic.

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Quick Take: Lazer Magneto Sunglasses

Why you want: You get bothered by tight temple arms and would rather not have the arms of your sunglasses sitting on your ears and interfering with your helmet. Pros: Short arms with embedded magnets is a clever new way to attach eyewear to helmet straps. Lack of arms alleviates any discomfort from tight temple […]

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Just In: Raleigh Clubman Mixte

It was just after Interbike back in 2009 when I stopped by the Raleigh offices just south of Seattle in Kent, Washington. I met with Raleigh’s Marketing Manager, Brian Fornes. Brian was excited to show me a new steel road bike they were shipping for model year 2010, the Record Ace. A beautiful steel bike […]

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2013 Predictions: Tom Ritchey of Ritchey Design

We had the opportunity to chat with Tom Ritchey before he left to attend the NAHBS show in Denver recently. Ritchey was recently inducted into the United States Bicycle Hall of Fame.

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Announced: Shimano Expands 11 Speed Road Wheel Offerings

Shimano today expanded their 11-Speed road wheel offerings to include a new lightweight carbon tubular, several trickle down tech wheels, and a couple of price point wheels.

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Video: 100th Tour de France Trailer Evokes Excitement

The countdown to the 100th edition of the Tour de France has officially begun. ASO, the organizers behind the Tour de France released a stirring and exciting two minute trailer featuring some of the tours most memorable riders and moments. The video does a masterful job of mixing classic images of legends with modern day […]

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Quick Take: Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration

Why you want: You’re looking to stay hydrated on the bike and you like the idea of separating your carbohydrate intake from your hydration. Pros: Already the fastest way to get fluid into your body, Osmo has tweaked the electrolyte ratios to speed it up even more. Active hydration mix lacks the side effects of […]

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Just In: Volagi Liscio 2 Disc Road Bike

Volagi’s latest Liscio2 Disc Road Bike featuring Shimano’s Dura Ace Di2 groupset and TRP’s new HyRd hybrid hydraulic disc brakes has arrived for testing.

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Heijden Confirms Shimano Di2 Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes Exist

Not officially though… Michiel vd Heijden of the Dutch Rabobank-Giant team posted the above photo to his twitter account yesterday, it’s since been taken down, but what it confirms is that Shimano are in fact developing hydraulic disc brakes for the road. From what we can gather from this single image, it appears that the […]

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Just in: Trek Domane 5.2 Road Bike

Trek announced the Domane platform last March, just in time for the Spring Classics. Developed in conjunction with Spartacus himself, Fabian Cancellara was set to take on the famed cobbles of Paris Roubaix aboard the new Domane. Unfortunately, he suffered a collarbone break just a week before the race. Instead, Cancellara rode the Domane to […]

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Review: Norco Valence Carbon 1 Road Bike

You can trace Norco bicycles all the way back to 1964, when it was founded by Bert Lewis, who dreamt of creating a bicycle company committed to quality products and top notch customer service. Better known for their off-road offerings, the Canadian bicycle manufacture has made progress over recent years to expand their road bike […]

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Quick Take: Capo Thermo Roubaix LF Gloves

Why you want: You ride year round and you’d like to avoid frostbitten digits. Pros: Long fingered coverage with Thermo Roubaix fabric featuring hollow core microfiber that traps air, effectively insulating your fingers without having to resort to thicker heavier materials. Silicone palm grip with tiny Capo logos helps maintain handlebar grip even in wet […]

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Quick Take: Knog Milkman Cable Lock

Why You Want: You ride solo a lot and the occasional midride stop into a café or shop to refill your bottle requires you step away from your bike for short amounts of time. Pros: The Milkman fits perfectly into a jersey pocket, so it’s likely you’ll carry it with you on most rides. Polycarbonate […]

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Quick Take: Serfas Thunderbolt Tail Light

Why You Want: You’re looking for a bright tail light that’s durable, easy to maintain, and can be mounted almost anywhere. Pros: A 30-LED strip in this light produces a 35 lumen taillight, plenty bright to be seen from a far. An internal lithium-ion USB rechargeable battery means the days of disposable batteries are gone. […]

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Quick Take: Blink Steady Bike Tail Light

Why You Want: You’re looking for a quality taillight that is as clever in operation as it is in looks. Pros: Use of an accelerometer means you never have to remember to turn on your light, or more importantly turn it off. Secure install means it won’t easily get stolen from your bike. Designed and […]

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Quick Take: Serfas TSL-200 Bicycle Headlight

Why You Want:You commute on your road bike, you’re looking for a powerful light that won’t take up a lot of space on your handlebar and won’t waste disposable battery after disposable battery. Pros: Self contained lights are covenient for commuters, and the TSL-200 is just that, weighing very little but packing quite the punch […]

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Lance Armstrong Still Lying According to Travis Tygart

Lance Armstrong recently admitted to doping on Oprah, but according to USADA CEO Travis Tygart he’s still not telling the truth on many key issues. On last night’s episode of 60 Minutes

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Roundup: 2013 Commuter Lights

Commuter lights can be broken down into two different categories, the to be seen lights and the to see lights. The first, ‘To Be seen’ light are usually smaller lights that emit enough light to catch the attention of motorists, but aren’t exactly powerful enough to be your sole source of light.

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Roundup: Best Indoor Bicycle Trainers

Most cyclists loathe the indoor trainer. It’s unnatural. It lacks the pure visceral feeling we get when we’re out on the open road pushing ourselves to the limit, whether it be on a climb or trying for our fastest time on a particular stretch of pavement. Once you get into the benefits of cycling though, […]

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