Parts Reviews and News


2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Components and gear

Is your bike in need of a little holiday cheer? Or maybe, you’re looking for that perfect gift for the cyclist in your life. Whatever the case, getting or giving one of these components is sure to elicit a smile.

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Best carbon upgrades for your road bike

So you are wondering what are the best — and most noticeable — carbon upgrades for your road bike. Check out this video for answers.

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New Bont shoes, Astute saddles, The Wonderful Socks, Raceone bottle cages

Style and performance come to the U.S. with Bont shoes, Astute saddles and bar wrap, Raceone bottle cages and The Wonderful Socks.

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New Praxis Works Zayante and Alba compact cranks

Typically, compact cranks have 50/34t gearing, which works great for most people. But if you’re looking for something even more spin-to-win friendly, the new micro solution from Praxis allows you to step down to a 48/32t combination.

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9Point8 teases Fall Line 27.2 dropper post

Dropper posts may be a mountain bike thing, but the added control they offer is something all cyclists can benefit from.

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SRAM Red eTap HRD drivetrain debuts at Eurobike

Among the biggest announcements at last week’s Eurobike trade show was SRAM’s unveiling of a disc brake version of its Red eTap wireless electronic drivetrain.

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FSA’s new K-Force WE wireless groupset debuts

After five years in development, FSA has finally lifted the curtain on a full road drivetrain — and it’s wireless, sort of.

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How To: Pack for a long ride

So you are riding a century next month and want to be prepared? Here’s the bare minimum of what you need to bring along for the ride.

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How To: Emergency derailleur cable fix

So you are out on your bike and your rear derailleur cable snaps. What now? Here’s a quick roadside fix that you can use to get me home.

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Zipp Service Course SL70 bars and SL Speed stem review

Check out our take on this great bar for riders who like a hybrid anatomic-compact bend and have medium to large hands, and a lightweight, stiff stem that’s perfect for your carbon race bike.

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Shimano Dura Ace R9100 first ride review

Shimano made wholesale changes to its top-of-the-line Dura-Ace road group. But how do the new components perform on the road?

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Tech Tip: How to improve your gear shifting

Nobody likes a slow shifting bike. To keep thing running smooth — and quick — check out these five tips that will speed up your bike’s gear shifting.

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Look limited edition 795 Aerolight road bike and pedals

It was 30 years ago this coming July that Greg LeMond took the first of his three career Tour de France victories. To celebrate the occasion, French bike maker Look has released a limited edition 30th anniversary 795 Aerolight road bike and KEO Blade 2 pedals.

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Road cycling pedals explained

If you’re buying a pair of clipless pedals for the first time, it can be a little confusing. There are a host of options, all with varying features. So which will be best for you and your needs?

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SRAM Red eTap first ride review

New wireless electronic shifting system simple to set-up, easy to operate, and it looks great, too. Find out more in our first ride review.

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Video: Bottom bracket standards explained

The notion of standards in the cycling world has reached comical status. Whether it’s mountain bike wheel sizes, hub widths, road bike brakes, or bottom brackets, the only thing that is standard is consumer confusion.

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Inside the world (and mind) of Paul Components

In the silence of Paul Price’s personal headspace, most easily accessed while riding a bicycle, inspiration arrives in the shape of new bicycle parts, solutions to problems in the cycling hardware world.

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SKS Raceblade Long fenders review

For anyone who often rides in the rain and wet, the SKS Raceblade Long fenders are a great protective solution that can easily be taken off when not needed.

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Inside look at Campagnolo’s new MyCampy app

The latest innovation from Campagnolo is its new MyCampy app, which allows EPS v3 electronic drivetrain users to customize shift button function, shift patterns, and log mileage to help with maintenance.

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AbsoluteBlack launches budget friendly oval rings

The new elliptical chainrings share all the same features and functionality with the U.K.-based company’s premium line, but have less machining, which makes them both easier to clean and less expensive.

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Rotor Uno hydraulic shifting drivetrain examined

Rotor claims its oil-filled system comes in 10 grams less than a cable-actuated SRAM Red set-up, and 400 grams lighter than Shimano’s Dura Ace Di2.

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Shimano expands hydraulic disc brake offerings

The new Tiagra shift/brake lever is designed to be ergonomically pleasing for multiple hand sizes.

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SRAM recalls Zipp 88 Hubs, some Zipp QRs

Component maker SRAM has issued recalls for wheels featuring the Zipp 88v6, 88v7, or 88v8 aluminum front hub, and some Zipp quick releases.

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Most interesting new products from Taipei Cycle Show

With the heart of another cycling season coming on quickly, it’s time to take a look at some of the new gear that will help shape the year to come.

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Shimano launches new SORA R3000 and METREA U5000

Shimano has launched a pair of new groupsets, one with premium road technologies trickled down its line, and one for improved city riding.

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