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.


SRAM Goes Gangnam Style


What do you do when you have your top cyclocross athletes in Bend, Oregon? You get them together and you go Gangnam Style, err, SRAMgnam Cyclocross Style.

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Bike Glow Safety Light Review


Bike Glow Safety Light – $24.95 MSRP One of the biggest problems facing bike riders who commute in the dark is visibility. Not seeing, but being seen. Sure there are thousands of blinkers in every shape and size with a plethora of blinking options, but to drivers who see red lights every time they sit […]

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Travel Trac Fluid Trainer Review


Travel Trac Fluid Trainer – MSRP $249 If you’re looking for a great value in your first indoor trainer, the Travel Trac Fluid Trainer may be for you. The Travel Trac Fluid is a progressive resistance trainer, meaning the harder you go, the higher the resistance. Quieter than it’s magnetic and wind siblings, this trainer […]

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New Felt Tablet App Available Now For iPad


Felt Bicycles announced the release of their new tablet app yesterday. The new app, available exclusively through the Apple Store and only for the iPad is designed to provide consumers with enhanced insights into Felt products, culture, and news. Felt’s new app will supplement the existing website, product videos, and consumer catalogs that are already […]

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K-Edge Computer Mount for Garmin Edge Review


K-Edge started with one simple product, an aluminum chain catcher. The chain catcher was a simple product with a simple goal, to help Kristin Armstrong win the Gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. She did just that and later repeated the feat again in 2012. That simple chain catcher would eventually be known as the […]

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Factor Bikes Reveals Consumer Version of $40,000 Aston Martin One-77 Cycle Bike


Factor Bikes confirmed the name of their all new road bike model the Vis Vires when they released the above teaser shot of the bike. The new bike will be a consumer version of their limited edition Aston Martin One-77 Cycle. The Aston Martin One-77 Cycle like the car was an ultra expensive limited edition […]

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Campy North America 4th Annual Toy Drive and Ride


Campagnolo North America is holding their 4th annual Toy Drive this Saturday, December 8th, 2012 in memory of Troy Angwin that will benefit the Rady Children’s Hospital. The toys will be donated to the young boys and girls of the hospital in Troy Angwin’s name, a long time bicycle industry member, who passed away earlier […]

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Serotta Releases New Fondo SG Ti Road Bike


Serotta recently unveiled their latest road bike, a titanium endurance road bike named the Fondo SG. Handbuilt in Poway, California or Saratoga Springs, N.Y, by the same craftsmen that build every other Serotta. The made in the USA Fondo SG was developed and engineered to emphasize stability, descend at high speeds, be comfortable for all […]

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Orbea Onix Returns to Road Lineup in 2013


The Onix returns to Orbea’s road lineup in 2013 after a two year absence, with the Onix TPX. Designed as an endurance road bike, the Onix utilizes much of the same technology found on Orbea’s Orca race bikes. The engineers at Orbea started with an Orca and tweaked the geometry, making a slight half degree […]

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Specialized S-Works Chicane Saddle Unboxing


The S-Works Chicane road saddle is a return to a more traditional shaped saddle for Specialized. In development for over a year with pro athletes, the saddle features a more rounded shape.

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RoadBikeReview’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012


Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide: 2012 edition. Picking the perfect gift for the road cyclist in your life is never an easy task. With so many options in the bike space, it can be quite the frustrating experience. We’re here to help with this holiday gift guide! This year, we’re going to highlight […]

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Rapha-FOCUS Team Edition Oakley Radarlock and Frogskins


If you’ve been following the cyclocross scene this year, you’ve undoubtedly noticed these custom Oakley RadarLocks on Rapha-Focus team riders Gabby Day, Zach McDonald, Jeremy Powers, Julie Krasniak and Chris Jones. The RadarLock first debuted earlier this spring as the latest member of Oakley’s Switchlock lineup. Switchlock allows users to change their lenses quickly, but […]

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Giro Pneumo Helmet Officially Back in the Lineup


Returning by popular demand is the Giro Pneumo Road Helmet. The Pneumo road helmet was discontinued years ago, but the loyal following never disappeared. For these loyalists, Giro is bringing the Pneumo back. The 2013 Pneumo will be available later this year in it’s ever popular shape and sizing. Still constructed using an In-Mold carbon […]

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Featured User Review: Selle SMP Dynamic Road Saddle


Featured User Review: Selle SMP Dynamic Road Saddle by Artur N MSRP Price: $240.00 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Strengths: Quality, design, comfort in any situation. Weaknesses: Price, but you pay for an outstanding saddle. Bottom Line: I always considered that saddles are the most important componet on a bike […]

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Light & Motion Taz 1200 Unboxing and First Impressions


This is The Taz, a new line of bike lights from Light & Motion launched earlier this summer. The Taz is a self contained, dual purpose light that Light & Motion dubs a “Crossover” light.

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Tom Ritchey’s 40 Year Ride – Short Film


This year marks the 40th anniversary of Tom Ritchey entering the cycling industry. To celebrate the milestone, Jay Bird Films has produced and released a short film titled “Tom Ritchey’s 40-Year Ride”.

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Fourteen Pro SRAM Cyclocross Bikes Profiled


SRAM has been a major sponsor of cyclocross in recent years, and this year is no different, continuing on as a major sponsor of the USGP for a sixth consecutive year. The premier cyclocross series here in the United States, the USGP consist of eight races, in four locations, spanning from September to December. The […]

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Interbike Opens Show to Consumers for 2013


Interbike plans to announce a new retailer invitation program next Monday, November 26, 2012. The new program would allow consumers to have access to the traditionally business to business only trade show. Details of the new initiative are scarce right now, but it appears consumers would still need to be associated with a LBS. This […]

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Andrew Starykowicz Sets New World Record on Orbea Ordu


Orbea’s Ordu was riden by Andrew Starykowicz earlier this month to victory at Ironman Florida, where he not only won the race but set a world record for an Ironman bike split at 4:04:39.

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British Inspired 2013 Felt York Road Bike


Meet the York. Felt’s classic English Countryside inspired road bike, built around a traditional 4130 Cromoly frame. The York is kitted up with the standard bits you’d expect a classic Brit bike to have. Including a threadless quill stem, front rack (wooden bottom), and complete with a skip tooth crankset – the same crankset used […]

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One Last Great Thing by John Burke of Trek Bikes


Trek Bicycles was founded back in 1976 by Richard Burke and his friend Bevil Hogg. They started in a small red barn in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Today, Trek is one of the largest bicycle companies in the world, headed by Richard’s son John. John and his father, “The Big Guy” as Richard would become known, would […]

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Kia Designs New Mini Velo for Urban Cyclists


Back in the mid 1940′s a small company, known then as Kyungsung Precision Industries, had it’s humble start as a steel tubing and handmade bicycle parts manufacturer. At the time, the startup was focused on making bicycles for the Korean market. That was just the early start of a foundation that would eventually pave the […]

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Mavic Cosmic CXR 80 Tubular Wheelset Tire System


Storied French wheel manufacturer Mavic has been working in the lab for the past three years on a new wind cheating concept. Aerodynamics on the bike has become a trendy topic amongst cyclist recently, and for good reason.

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CatEye Nano Shot – RoadBikeReview 2013 Lights Roundup


CatEye Nano Shot – MSRP $100 This light is easy to love. An attractive form factor creates quite a love at first sight appeal. A small self contained light with top notch build materials and styling, it’s light too, weighing in at just 80 grams. Cateye, based in Japan has come to reaffirm their commitment […]

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Cycling Apparel Company Voler to Help those Affected by Sandy


The last time I was out on a ride, I came across a cyclist down on the side of the road, my initial reaction was to ask if they’re ok and if they’ve got everything they need. As cyclists, we often look out for our fellow cyclists. Whether it’s a tube, tool, or just some […]

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CLIF Bar Live Webcast with Cyclist Peter Stetina Opens Up for Questions


Tomorrow CLIF Bar will be hosting a live webcast featuring four of their top pro athletes. The pro athlete panel includes cyclist Peter Stetina of the Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda tea, a two-time USA Cycling U23 National Time Trial Champion. Also available will be Todd Wells, an Olympic Mountain Bike and Cyclocross racer. Todd was part of three […]

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Rapha Cycle Club San Francisco Parklet Unveil


Rapha Cycle Club San Francisco and design studio Rebar plan to unveil the first parklet to be located in San Francisco’s Marina District later this week. The parklet will be located in front of the Cycle Club at the corner of Filbert & Fillmore. The concept is to take a deconstructed Rapha Citroën H-Van and […]

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Primal Signs 5-year Agreement with RAGBRAI


Primal is official apparel sponsor, ‘Friend’ of legendary Iowa ride A long-established relationship with one of the country’s most iconic cycling events will continue well into the future, as Primal announced today that the apparel-maker has signed a five-year agreement with RAGBRAI – the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa™ – to be the […]

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Indoor Bicycle Trainer Buyers Guide


Winter has arrived and for most of us, that means the small amount of time we had in the early evening to squeeze in a ride has vanished. Not only is it darker earlier, but winter storms, rain, snow, and sleet will keep a lot of us off the roads this winter. Cyclists are then […]

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Champion System Signs Chad Beyer, Fabian Schnaidt


The Champion System Pro Cycling Team has strengthened its stage racing and sprinting ranks with the signings of Chad Beyer and Fabian Schnaidt, respectively, for the 2013 season, general manager Ed Beamon said Thursday. Schnaidt, the 2011 German Under 23 road champion, comes to Champion System from German continental squad Team Specialized Concept Store. Among […]

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Anti-doping expert to review Orica-GreenEDGE Cycling policies


Australia’s only professional road cycling team Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) today announced a range of initiatives to reaffirm its hard-line stance against doping, including a full external expert review of its policies and procedures and a pro-active review of all riders and team members in light of recent disclosures regarding past practices in the sport. Separately, OGE […]

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Polar Bottle® Breaks Into New Markets With Latest Bottle


Building on its revolutionary insulated bottle technology with Polar Bottle, Product Architects has released ERGO™— the first of two new insulated bottle lines the company is introducing this year.

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SCOTT Sports Presents CROSSTOBERFEST


Cyclocross Racing meets Beer Festival in Hailey, Idaho In the eyes of many, it’s nothing shy of a match made in heaven: bicycle racing meets beer, they fall in love and decide to throw a party. The annual Idaho Crosstoberfest presented by SCOTT Sports is just such a celebration. Combining two days of cyclocross races […]

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Madfiber Carbon Red Kevlar Tubulars


Mad Fiber’s show piece at Interbike this year was their one off Carbon and Kevlar weaved tubular wheelset. The prototype wheelset is both a practice in materials and aesthetics. Kevlar being lighter than carbon, the mix of Kevlar and Carbon brought the wheels in at at about 10% lighter than normal. The wheels are said […]

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Scott Sports Signs Phenom Elle Anderson


Scott Sports announced today the signing of Cyclocross phenom Elle Anderson of Ladies First Racing. A relative newcomer to the Cross scene, Anderson will be racing aboard the new Addict CX in North America. Anderson recently won day 2 of the UCI Spooky Cross event, part of the SoCal Cross Prestive Series. “I am so […]

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POC Enters Road Market with Tempor


The Tempor is POC’s first step towards entering the highly contested road racing market. The unique aero helmet was developed with Sweden’s Gustav Larsson, using extensive simulations including advanced aerodynamics and kinetics.

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DealerCamp Announces 2013 Dates, Adds Inaugural Consumer Day


Lifeboat Events announced today the addition of a Consumer Day to the 4th edition of DealerCamp. Thursday, July 25th and Friday, July 26th will be full trade days and Saturday, July 27th will be Consumer Day.

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Lance Armstrong Officially Stripped of His 7 Tour Titles


UCI takes away Lance Armstrong’s seven wings and bans him from competition for life. “Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling, and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling.” says Pat McQuid.

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Compton and Powers Repeat at Day Two of the TREK US GRAN PRIX of Cx p/b Greenware & WD-40 – Smartwool Cup


Racing under glorious sunny skies and in dry conditions, Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) and Jeremy Powers (Rapha-FOCUS) rode to repeat victories at the second day of the Trek USGP

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ROTOR Power Meter Crankset


Friedrichshafen, Germany – Revolutionize your training with ROTOR Power. ROTOR’s patented POWER meter crankset will improve your training quality and experience. And at just 30g heavier than the standard 3D+ MAS crank, it’s probably the lightest power measurement option out there (556g for 175mm w/out chainrings). The POWER brings scientific knowledge to the road by […]

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BMC TMR01 Road Bike


BMC’s first ever dedicated aero road bike gets officially unveiled for the US Market at Interbike. New frame is both the stiffest and most aero in the BMC stable now.

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Chrome Announces Availability of Lower Southside Pro


For Fall 2012 Chrome is proud to announce a new SPD shoe, the Lower Southside Pro.

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2013 BMC Gran Fondo Lineup


BMC showed off the entire 2013 Gran Fondo lineup at this year’s Interbike. Here are some highlights from the line.

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Scott Vanish Evo Road Helmet


The Vanish Evo offers a class leading combination of ventilation, fit, light weight and safety.

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Mission Workshop Trigger and Torre Jackets


Mission Workshop showed us two new apparel pieces at Interbike this year. The Trigger for $285 and the Torre for $235.

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Scott Sports Road Premium Shoe


The Road Premium is the first choice for professional riders like Tour de France stage winner Sandy Casar or ORICA GreenEDGE riders Svein Tuft and Tomas Vaitkus.

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Oakley Expands Radarlock Range


Oakley earlier this year released the Radarlock, a Radar with Switchlock technology. They’re now expanding the Switchlock lineup to include the women’s Radar Edge, aptly named Radar Edge Lock. The women’s specific model will get the same Switchlock technology, where a simple sliding switch will unlock the lens from the frame allowing the user to […]

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Campagnolo Athena EPS Groupset Ride Report


Athena lives up to the high marks of Campagnolo’s higher tier EPS groups. The shifting was smooth, quick, and even includes Multi-Shift.

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WD-40 BIKE Debuts at Interbike Outdoor Demo


WD-40 recently announced their plans to launch a subsidiary business unit focused exclusively on cycling-specific mantenence products. The initial system of products include both a wet and dry lube, in addition, it’ll also include a heavy duty degreaser, a foaming bike wash, and a frame protectant.

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Retül and Specialized Collaborate on High Technology Bike Fitting Tools


Retül accepts Specialized investment to expand technology development

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