Parts Reviews and News


How To: Service your Mavic freehub

Servicing a freehub is a fairly simple job, yet one many cyclists don’t do. The result are wheels that don’t spin completely free, which means wasted energy while out on the bike. Don’t let this happen to you.

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How To: Choose the right inner tubes for your bike

In terms of bang for buck, the humble inner tube is arguably the best value in cycling. For less than $10 you get a piece of equipment that is critical to the operation of your bike.

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NAHBS 2015: Clothing, hats, and other unique accessories

The North American Handmade Bike Show isn’t just about bikes. Much of the show centers around unique offerings from makers of clothing, hats, and other cool accessories.

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Zipp unveils thru-axle compatible 202 and 303 wheels

New wheels retain same rim shape as in the past, but now utilize new Zipp 77/177D hubset, which is claimed to improve stiffness, durability, simplicity and versatility.

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How To: Service Look and Shimano road pedals

Follow these steps to assure your pedals run smoothly — and quietly — for many miles to come.

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Wind Tunnel Test: Disc brakes versus rim brakes

Can the new road bike braking standard cheat the wind as well a bike with traditional rim brakes? Watch this video to find out more.

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Review: Redshift Sports Switch Aero System

The Redshift Sports Switch Aero System is designed to make it simple to convert a road bike to triathlon use with easy-to-remove aerobars and a dual-position seatpost that allows the rider to get into the more forward “tri” position. See how well it worked.

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Review: SRAM Force CX1 drivetrain with HydroR disc brakes

SRAM’s cyclocross-specific groupset and road hydraulic disc brakes are put to the test. Find out if they delivered top-tier race day performance or fell off the back.

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News: Gates launches red drivetrain belts

Colorado-based company Joins trend of color matching components and frame accents. And just like the black belts, the new red version requires no lubrication and will not rust.

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Product highlights and photos from the SF Bike Expo

New products from Suture, Grit, ABUS, DZR and more are highlighted as well as photos of the rail jam and bike swap vendors.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week we pay homage to the coming winter months and focus primarily on gear designed to keep you pedaling even when it’s snowy and cold out. Coming soon we’ll have reviews on mud tires from Vittoria, Michelin, and Vee, Lake winter boots, a Bell helmet, and more.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

Coming soon reviews on Bontrager shoes, American Classic wheels, SRAM CX1, Shimano Ultegra Di2, and more.

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New Product: Speedplay aero – and walkable – pedal system

Speedplay killed two proverbial birds with one stone with its new-for-2015 walkable aero pedal system.

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Interbike: Nikola laterally moving pedal

Moving pedal seeks to improve performance and comfort with an innovative new design.

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Interbike: BP4 carbon handlebar redesigns the classic shape

Innovative design increases comfort and claims performance improvement as well.

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Eurobike: Shimano unveils top-tier road shoe, new alloy TT bar

Shoe’s upper incorporates new materials and additional custom fit features claimed to provide better fit, extra comfort and increased pedaling efficiency.

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Spotted: Polished SRAM wireless shifting drivetrain

Bissell Development and Optum Pro Cycling teams are racing what looks (and feels) like a highly refined version of SRAM’s yet-to-be-released electronic shifting drivetrain. RoadBikeReview got an exclusive up-close look at the updated system. See it here!

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Spotted: Speedplay releases Zero Pavé pedal system

Roughly seven years from the first hint of their existence, Speedplay has finally started shipping its Zero Pavé Pedal System.

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News: Shimano unveils new mounting standard for road disc brakes

Results in a cleaner, integrated construction with the frame, more direct connection to the frame and better alignment.

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First Look: New (new) SRAM HydroR and new Rival 22

With hopes of putting its road disc brake recall fiasco behind them, SRAM showed up in force at PressCamp in Deer Valley to show off a host of new (and improved) products.

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News: More details on SRAM’s new hydraulic road brakes

SRAM’s new hydraulic rim and disc road brakes will come in four groups. Check out their new video to learn more.

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First Look: 2015 Campagnolo Super Record, Record and Chorus mechanical groupsets

Electronic shifting may be all the rage, but that doesn’t mean mechanical groupsets are going away. This week Italian-component manufacturer Campagnolo released details of its 2015 model year Super Record, Record and Chorus groupsets — all of them cable actuated.

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Review: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed mechanical drivetrain

For the last six months we’ve put Shimano’s new 11-speed second-tier groupset through its paces. Find out if it delivered top-tier performance.

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Spotted: SRAM wireless electronic shifting drivetrain

Chicago-based company lifts the lid on its on-going development project via the bikes of the Bissell Development Team.

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Gear Review: Ritchey Vector Evo Streem saddle and Trail seatpost

Ritchey’s lightweight Vector Evo monorail saddle and seatpost system suspends rider for exceptional comfort.

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