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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