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.


Interbike Tightens Dealer Registration Process


Organizers of the Interbike International Bicycle Expo (Interbike) announced today that new procedures in the retailer registration process were implemented this year, in an attempt to both reduce the amount of consumers walking the show floor, and improve the quality of conversations

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Fluid and Spy Giveaway at CrossVegas


Fluid Sports Nutrition and Spy Optic have teamed up for a conjoined party and prize giveaway at the CrossVegas cyclocross race at Interbike 2012 on Wednesday, September 19.

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Fallbrook Technologies Inc. To Showcase Expanded Offering of US Bike Models Pairing NuVinci® with Gates Carbon Drive™ CenterTrack™ System At Interbike Expo


At this year’s Interbike, 2013 model year bicycles equipped with the NuVinci N360 drivetrain and Gates Carbon Drive™ CenterTrack™ system

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Golden Viking Sports Rolls Out Diadora Cycling Line


Golden Viking Sports, a division of INA International and the licensee of the Diadora brand in North America, is ready to introduce its Spring 2013 Diadora cycling collection to the USA market.

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SRAM BB7 SL & SlickWire Road Brake XL Cable Kit Announced


The new BB7 Road SL (RSL) cable actuated disc brakes, for both Cyclocross and Road, are a lightweight upgrade from the original king of cable stoppers, the BB7.

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Argonaut Cycles Creates Custom Carbon Road Bikes


What sets Argonaut apart from many of the custom carbon builders you find today? They’re one of the few who are making their own carbon parts.

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Introducing the Stiff and Ultra-lightweight NeilPryde BURAsl Road Bike


We know it’s not just about the weight but what you do with it, too. BURAsl was purely performance engineered for the highest stiffness to weight ratios and most efficient and direct power transfer. And this happened to result in 710 grams of raw desire. That is it: bare minimum paint – maximum performance. The […]

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Five Pro Cyclists Reflect on Bicycle Safety


Vulnerable on the Open Road, a video featuring five pro cyclists reflecting on their experiences out on the open road coexisting with automobiles was posted online recently by the fine folks over at Peopleforbikes.org.

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Orbea Announces New Ordu TT/Tri Bike


Developed slowly, to go fast is the moniker of Orbea’s new flagship time trial bike, the Ordu. How slowly you ask? Almost 4 years! According to Orbea, “The Ordu has been the most dominant bicycle in professional triathlon. It has been on the top step of the podium at nearly every major every worldwide, winning […]

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Jeremy Powers Announces Jeremy Powers Cross Camp Instructional DVD


New instructional DVD from the creators of Behind THE Barriers teaches Jeremy Powers’ National Championship winning cyclocross technique Easthampton, Mass.: Jeremy Powers, professional cyclocross racer for Team Rapha-Focus, and renowned cyclocross videographer Sam Smith are proud to announce their latest collaboration, the Jeremy Powers Cross Camp instructional DVD presented by crankbrothers! Powers and Smith are […]

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Giro Announces Empire Road Cycling Shoe for 2013


You may have seen Giro’s latest shoe, the Empire, on Taylor Phinney at the Giro earlier this year. Developed as a one off for Phinney, the shoe garnered so much public interest, Giro has decided to add it to their 2013 product offerings. The Empire uses a one-piece upper made of Tejin, a fine quality […]

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Focus Mares CX Rapha-Focus and Mares AX 2.0 Disc


Focus will be showing off these two cyclocross models at Eurobike starting today, the team bike of the Rapha-Focus team and the Mares AX 2.0 Disc. The team bikes is available for the first time ever as a 2013 model, it’s spec’d exactly the same as what Jeremy Powers and Zach McDonald will ride. The […]

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Team TIBCO set to race Grand Prix de Plouay World Cup


Brittany, FRANCE – Team TIBCO sends a well-rounded six-rider squad to contest the Grand Prix de Plouay World Cup race Saturday in the north-western region of Brittany in France. The World Cup is part of the UCI World Tour and is sure to be a fierce battle, drawing the world’s top professional cyclists. The Team […]

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USADA Quickly Bans Lance Armstrong and Recommends Tour Titles be Stripped


Lance Armstrong tonight announced he would decline entering into USADA’s arbitration hearing to contest the doping charges levied against him. The charges accused Armstrong of using, possessing, trafficking and giving to others performance-enhancing drugs, as well as covering up doping violations. Armstrong who fought back from testicular cancer to re-enter the pro peloton and win […]

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Lance Armstrong Declines to Enter USADA Arbitration


The Associated Press reported earlier this evening that Lance Armstrong has declared, “enough is enough”, and has declined to enter into USADA’s arbitration process. The last resort for Armstrong to fight accusations that have dogged him for years. Below is the full text of his statement… AUSTIN, Texas – There comes a point in every […]

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Inaugural Edition of the GranFondo Cannondale Vail


Vail, CO – Colorado is ready to host a real cycling celebration this weekend. The Inaugural GranFondo Cannondale Vail takes place over Saturday and Sunday with Expo and Packet Pick up on the 18th and the ride itself taking place on the 19th. GranFondo Cannondale Vail will take place amongst the pedestrian mall that makes […]

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RadioShack Tour Tracker Brings Live Race Action from the 2012 USA Pro Challenge to Fans Around the World


Denver, CO – Fans around the world will have the chance to watch the best of the best in professional cycling compete in the Colorado Rockies during the 2012 USA Pro Challenge via the RadioShack Tour Tracker app. After setting a new standard for race coverage in 2011, as one of the top-10 most popular […]

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Team TIBCO launches European Tour with Trophee d’Or


Pescadero, CA – Team TIBCO returns to Europe this month for another block of UCI racing. This time, the Team will challenge major races in France and Italy, including the Trophee d’Or, Grand Prix de Plouay World Cup, and the Giro della Toscana. The racing kicks off this Saturday in France for the five-day, six-stage […]

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2013 Diamondback Podium 7 Road Bike


Diamondback started making a push into the high end road bike segment at last year’s Interbike with the introduction of the Podium 7. A sub 900 gram competition ready road racing frame that was designed in collaboration with Keven Quan Studios. The Podium may seem like many other high end frames in it’s a carbon […]

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Michael Matthews To Join ORICA-GreenEDGE


ORICA-GreenEDGE is pleased to announce Michael Matthews will join the team in 2013 on a two year contract. The young Australian won the U-23 World Championships in Melbourne in 2010, the first stage of the Tour Down Under when he made his WorldTour debut in 2011 and most recently, stage three of Tour of Utah. […]

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Yakima Selected as Official Rack Partner for 2012 USA Pro Challenge


Denver, CO – Yakima, the innovation leader in cargo management solutions, is the official bicycle rack of the USA Pro Challenge professional cycling road race, which is taking place across Colorado from August 20-26, 2012. Under the three year partnership, which began last year, the company is providing racks for the USA Pro Challenge race […]

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Fast Forward All Carbon Ghost Wheelset


Fast Forward Wheels, FFWD, displayed their new Ghost wheelset recently at Bike DealerCamp in Deer Valley Utah this past July. Hand built in Holland, the new Ghost wheelset is a full carbon tubular wheelset, weighing in at just 1098 grams for the set. Light as they may be, they do have a rider weight limit […]

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2013 Diamondback Steilacoom RCX Pro Disc


Based out of the pacific northwest, it was not hard for Diamondback engineers to design a cross bike to be at home in some of the wettest, muddiest, gnarliest terrains in the world. The Diamondback Steilacoom RCX Pro Disc is a new offering for 2013. It’s one of two new cross bikes that will be […]

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Champion System Fields International Line-Up For Utah


Hong Kong, SAR – The Champion System Pro Cycling Team – Asia’s first pro continental squad – will field a roster for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah that includes three Chinese riders, two each from Australia and the United States and one from Germany. Champion System General Manager Ed Beamon said the team’s […]

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New From Kryptonite Locks – Mini Chain U-Locks, Transit Series, and 40th Anniversary Ruby Red


Kryptonite will introduce a new integrated security chain in their 2013 line called the Evolution Series 4 mini chain collapsible U-Lock. The collapsible U-Lock gives you the flexibility of a cable, but boast the same security you’d expect from a U-Lock. Available as a 55cm chain, the collapsible U-lock will allow users to be creative […]

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Team TIBCO Ready to Race NRC Tour of Elk Grove


Elk Grove Village, IL – Team TIBCO will keep the momentum going this weekend as they participate in the three-day, three-stage Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove just outside Chicago. The Team sends a five-rider squad to contest the National Racing Calendar stage race, led by Team Captain Meredith Miller. U.S. U23 National Road and […]

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Farrar, Horner, Leipheimer, Voigt and Zabriskie Headline International Rosters for 2012 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah


11 Olympians in Field for “America’s Toughest Stage Race™” Fresh from the Champs-Elysees in Paris and Box Hill in London, a number of noted professional cyclists eye the Wasatch Front to compete in the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Race organizers confirmed team rosters today, which include three members of the Team USA road […]

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Featured User Review: Hutchinson Intensive Road Tubeless Tire


Featured User Review: Hutchinson Intensive Road Tubeless Tire by dekindy MSRP Price: $100.00 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Strengths: Good ride, durable, and easy to mount and inflate if you follow the proper technique. Primary reason I switched is the stiffer sidewalk and lower possibility of tire coming off the […]

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K-Edge Pro Chain Catchers and Garmin Mounts


Tim Kelly of K-Edge shows us the new Road Pro Chain Catcher that made it’s debut yesterday at the London Olympics on Team USA bikes including Kristin Armstrong’s bike. The Pro version improves on the original, with a new locking mechanism to hold the chain catcher in place. Once in place, it allows you the […]

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Ritchey Road Super Logic Carbon Stem and Evo Curve Carbon Handlebar


Sean shows us the latest offerings from Ritchey on the Super Logic front. A new all carbon stem, utilizing the C260 clamping system, as well as an all new all carbon Evo Curve Carbon handlebar. The Evo Curve bend has been one of Ritchey’s most popular aluminum bars, so it only seemed logical to make […]

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Tour de France 2012 – Stage 20 Results


Click Here (AP) – Bradley Wiggins became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France by protecting the yellow jersey during Sunday’s final processional ride into Paris. He also helped Sky teammate Mark Cavendish earn his fourth straight sprint victory on the Champs-Elysees. Wiggins secured his win with a dominating performance in Saturday’s […]

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Guru Bikes at Press Camp 2012


The story of Guru Bikes began in 1993, when a young engineering student and bike aficionado set out to do what many had tried before him – to build the perfect bike. Guru was one of the first to combine aerospace-inspired methods and materials with a passion for fine craftsmanship. You may have seen their […]

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Featured User Review: Trek 1.1 Road Bike


Featured User Review: Trek 1.1 Road Bike by Jeffry2812 Price Paid: $500.00 Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 4 of 5 Strengths: This is an EXCELLENT entry level bike! Emphasis on ENTRY LEVEL. I have put over 3000 miles on it, and am still able to honestly say money WELL spent, even though if […]

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Tour de France 2012 – Stage 18 Results


Click Here (AP) – Mark Cavendish won the 18th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as countryman and race leader Bradley Wiggins moved ever closer to becoming the first British champion. The ride along four small hills took the pack 222.5 kilometers from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde, seen as a transitional stage before […]

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Tour de France 2012 – Stage 17 Results


Click Here (AP) — Alejandro Valverde of Spain won the 17th stage of the Tour de France, while Bradley Wiggins mastered a last big test in the mountains to retain the yellow jersey on Thursday. The 89-mile ride from Bagneres-de-Luchon to the ski station of Peyragudes featured three hard climbs and an uphill finish. Valverde, […]

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Tour de France 2012 – Stage 19 Results


Click Here (AP) – For Bradley Wiggins, the champagne on the Champs-Elysees is about to flow. He all but locked up the Tour de France title with a tour-de-force performance to win the final time trial – putting him on the cusp of becoming the first Briton to win cycling’s showpiece race. Wiggins blew away […]

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Chrome Launches Fixed Free Series – Delta and District


Chrome Industries is proud to introduce the new Fixed Free series that hits stores and online today. The Delta and District are a perfect fit into the Chrome line with their big mouths that are great hauling twelve packs to 3 ring binders. Compression strap expands 50%. Integrated pockets for laptop, iPad and phone. Both […]

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Tour de France 2012 – Stage 16 Results


Click Here (AP) — Thomas Voeckler won the 16th stage of the Tour de France over four huge climbs in the Pyrenees, while defending champion Cadel Evans dropped out of title contention Wednesday. Evans, who started the day fourth overall, struggled on the last two climbs, while Bradley Wiggins wore the yellow jersey a little […]

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Tour de France 2012 – Stage 15 Results


Click Here (Reuters) Pierrick Fedrigo of France won today’s 15th stage of the Tour de France by leading a two-man final breakaway, while Bradley Wiggins kept the overall lead as he stayed with his rivals in the main pack far behind. The 158.5-kilometre (99-mile) route from Samatan to Pau had a mostly flat layout, but […]

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Tour de France 2012 – Stage 14 Results


Click Here (Reuters) FOIX, France — Luis Leon Sanchez broke away on his own to clinch the fourth Tour de France victory of his career in the 191.5-km 14th stage on Sunday. The Spaniard, a winner on the Tour in 2008, 2009 and 2011, surged ahead 11 kms from the line to win a stage […]

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Tour de France – Stage 13 Results


Click Here (AP) LE CAP D’AGDE, France — Bradley Wiggins doesn’t think the Tour de France needs a “boss” of the pack. At least not him. But the Brit is taking charge and showed leadership Saturday with a bold if unsuccessful effort to help a teammate win Stage 13 — instead won by Germany’s Andre […]

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Tour de France 2012 – Stage 12 Results


Click Here ANNONAY, France (AP) — David Millar of Britain has led a five-man breakaway to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France as the race left the Alps on the longest stage this year. Bradley Wiggins of Britain looked set to retain the yellow jersey as he kept pace with his main […]

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Tour de France 2012 – Stage 11 Results


Click Here (AP) – LA TOUSSUIRE, France Pierre Rolland of France won the hardest Alpine stage in the Tour de France on Thursday, and Bradley Wiggins dusted defending champion Cadel Evans in the final climb to extend his overall lead. Rolland gave the Europcar team its second straight stage win after the 92-mile ride in […]

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Lazer Updates the Helium with New Features – Aqua Pad, Rollsys LED, and more Adjustment


For the 2013 model year, Lazer will be making some running changes to their flagship Helium road helmet. To lighten up the helmet, Lazer will be reverting back to a traditional quick release buckle system and moving away with the magnetic sliding buckle. On the fit side of things, the 2013 Helium will feature a […]

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Al Budris Joins Sea Otter Classic as Business Development Director


Former president of Sidi America will expand partnerships for largest cycling festival in North America MONTERY, CA. – Al Budris, former president of Sidi America, has joined the Sea Otter Classic as its Business Development Director. “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with everyone at the Sea Otter Classic. The Sea […]

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Tour de France 2012 – Stage 10 Results


Click Here (AP) – France’s Thomas Voeckler led a five-rider breakaway to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France as the race entered the Alps on Wednesday. Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead. The 120.9-mile ride from Macon-sur-Valserine marked a return to racing after a tumultuous rest day in which a Cofidis rider […]

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Hutchinson Debuts New Road Tubeless Tire Options – Galactik and Intensive 28


Hutchinson, leader of road tubeless tires, will be adding two new tire options to their lineup later this year. In addition to the Atom, Fusion 3, and Intensive, Hutchinson will be adding a tire at the both ends of their current offerings. First is the Intensive 28, a tire that was originally developed for use […]

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Competitive Cyclist Builds U.S. Triathlete Hunter Kemper’s Olympic Bike


PARK CITY, Utah – There are only two shops in the United States charged with building the $11,000 Orbea bikes to be used by the U.S. Olympic men’s triathlon team. Competitive Cyclist, an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is one. Recently, Orbea USA informed the team at Competitive Cyclist that they had […]

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Cervélo Returns To Interbike


SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – Interbike, the largest bicycle industry tradeshow in North America, today announced that Cervélo has returned to the show after a 3-year absence. The news comes on the heels of a recent statement that several new and returning brands will attend Interbike as well. “Cervélo is pleased to be back at […]

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Tour de France 2012 – Stage 9 Results


Click Here (AP) – Bradley Wiggins of Britain won the first big time trial of the Tour de France on Monday and extended his overall lead. The three-time Olympic track champion underlined his command of cycling’s showcase race in the 25.8-mile ninth stage between Arc-et-Senans and Besancon. He beat runner-up Christopher Froome of Britain by […]

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