Parts Reviews and News


New Shimano Ultegra R8000 drivetrain and components


Employing the latest tech from its Dura-Ace R9100 road components Shimano’s just released Ultegra R8000 series is claimed to deliver refined rider ergonomics, increased shifting performance, and confident control.

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ENVE launches new carbon fork and aero bars


Building upon nearly a decade of experience making the forks, ENVE’s latest road disc fork features a modern 32mm of tire clearance.

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Easton AX gravel group launched


Easton has discontinued the mountain bike line, focusing instead on the growing gravel/drop bar adventure segment with the launch of their new “Adventure Cross” series.

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Paul Component debuts Quick Release Seat Post Collar


In the market for a quick release seat post collar? This one is handmade in the United States.

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Fox nearing launch of Adventure Cross short-travel fork


The new CX fork is based on the Step-Cast fork and likely features 30mm of travel.

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ENVE SES 3.4 wheels, Road Seatpost, and Road Disc Fork


February has been a busy month for composite component maker ENVE. The Utah-based crafters of all things carbon unveiled a new road wheel, seatpost, and fork.

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FSA K-Force WE drivetrain (nearly) ready to roll


FSA launched their new K-Force WE electronic drivetrain recently and it is now just weeks away from actually being available for purchase. Here’s what you need to know.

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What the heck is SRAM WiFLi?


If you’ve done any drivetrain shopping lately, chances are you’ve come across the term WiFLi. Though it looks like either a “WiFi” typo, or a pretty bad name for a hip-hop dance squad, WiFLi is actually just what SRAM calls their wider range cassettes and derailleurs.

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How To: Recondition a worn out rear derailleur


Bike parts are expensive, especially new ones. So why not do all you can to keep your current components running smooth. That’s the gist of this video that details how to recondition a worn out rear derailleur.

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AbsoluteBLACK oval chainrings review


The PR claim is that by using oval shaped (rather than round) chainrings, pedaling smoothness and overall efficiency is improved because the impact of the dead spot on your pedal stroke is minimized. Find out how well these rings worked for us.

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RoadBikeReview’s top 10 most viewed articles of 2016


The last 12 months have been tough for celebrities, musicians, and democrats, but it’s been an awesome year for bike geeks.

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How To Service Your Road Bike Freehub


Your road bike freehub can wear out or stop working. Here’s a step-by-step guide to fixing three common types and brands.

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What You Really Want To Buy Part III: Road Handlebars


Upgrade this key contact point to shave weight and increase comfort with one of these great bar options.

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Chain maintenance advice from the experts


The bicycle chain is a wonderfully effective means of transferring mechanical energy from one place to another. With good engineering, modern materials, and regular maintenance, it is extremely efficient. But with abuse or negligence, a drivetrain can quickly devolve into a quagmire of resistance. Find out how to best care for your chain.

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Absoluteblack launches new oval CX chainring


Absoluteblack has released a new 7005 Txxx CNC machined alloy cyclocross chainrings. Designed for use with single front chain ring drivetrains, each CX oval ring is machined with a narrow-wide tooth profile to grip the chain, helping lessen the chance of race wrecking dropped chains.

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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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