Parts Reviews and News


2016 Pinarello Dogma F8w spec’d with SRAM Red eTap

Italian bike maker Pinarello is first to unveil a 2016 model spec’d with SRAM’s new eTap wireless electronic shifting system.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For serious bike commuters

If you know someone who regularly bikes to work, commutes to the gym, or pedals to the coffee shop, then the following assortment of goodies will make the perfect holiday gifts.

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Will Chris King’s T47 end creaky bottom brackets?

Before you roll your eyes at the prospect of another cycling industry “standard” hear this one out. The folks at Chris King and Argonaut Cycles have taken aim at one of the sport’s most troublesome annoyances and seem to have come up with a pretty solid solution.

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Wolf Tooth Drop-Stop one-by chainrings for Shimano

In the increasingly crowded space of specialty replacement chainrings, Wolf Tooth Components is now offering its Drop-Stop 1x for Shimano Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105, and Tiagra cranks with Shimano’s asymmetric 4x110mm bolt pattern.

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Speedplay Zero and Ultra Light Action Pedals get walkable cleats

Speedplay is bringing added choice to its line-up of road pedals. The San Diego-based company is set to provide consumers the option of walkable or standard cleats when buying its Zero or Ultra Light Action pedal systems.

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ENVE unveils lightweight carbon hub and climbing wheel

Utah’s ENVE Composites has a pair of new high end offerings, including a carbon road hub that won a Eurobike Design and Innovation award and the company’s first ever tubeless ready carbon clincher wheel.

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Interbike 2015: WickWerks 53/34 chanrings offer best of both worlds

Get the easy spinning of a compact little ring with the power of a traditional big ring.

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Interbike 2015: Saris launches new power meters, GPS, racks and more

The parent company of CycleOps, PowerTap, and Saris Racks is celebrating its 25th anniversary, launching a slew of new products.

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How To: Replace a bicycle chain

Whether you bust it on the road or trail, or if it simply wears out and needs to be replaced, knowing how to change a chain is an important skill every cyclist should have. Watch and learn.

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New PRO road wheels, bars, stems and seatpost

Shimano will always be best known for its drivetrains. But the Japanese cycling giant has also built a considerable presence in the component arena with its PRO line. That line-up expanded once again at the recently wrapped Eurobike trade show.

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SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset finally debuts

After an extended development and testing period, SRAM has finally launched its new wireless electronic groupset for road bikes called Red eTap. Shifters and derailleurs communicate with each other via SRAM’s own encryption system.

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Rotor Uno hydraulic groupset for road set to launch

All the sudden the road groupset arena is getting very crowded. The space heretofore dominated by Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo is about to add another player. Read on to find out more about the new offering from Rotor.

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How To: Align your saddle and handlebars

Do you hate it when your handlebars and saddle are not perfectly in alignment? Us, too. So how do you assure that everything lines up properly? Check out this video from the Global Cycling Network, which includes two easy-to-apply methods.

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Spotted: Prototype FSA electronic shifting groupset

Rumors of a full road drivetrain from FSA have been swirling for years, but now it appears the Italian/Taiwanese component maker is finally close to transforming talk into reality.

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Tech Talk: Freehub design and function explained

The rear hub is one of those seldom understood components. Everyone uses one, but few realize exactly what is going on inside. Here’s what you need to know.

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How To: Picking the right size road bike handlebars

How do choose the right road handlebar? And what determines where you put the levers on the bar? These are important questions, as selecting the correct bars can make a huge difference in the comfort and quality of your ride.

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Update: Cannondale Slate road bike with 30mm Lefty Oliver suspension fork

Cannondale bringing suspension to drop-bar bikes this fall — 650b wheels, 42mm tires, and disc brakes highlight new go-anywhere rig.

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Shimano Components: Where to Spend Your Money

With an assist from our friends at Art’s Cyclery, here’s a part by part breakdown of where you’ll find the best bang for your buck when outfitting your road bike with Shimano drivetrain components.

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Face Off: Compact cranks vs. traditional chainrings (Video)

With Italy’s epic Passo del Mortirolo as testing ground, find out what’s the ideal gearing to take on a climb Lance Armstrong called the hardest he’s ever ridden.

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PowerTap releases G3 Rear Disc Hub

Lighter disc-equipped hub geared toward cyclocross or MTB use. Comes stock with a 160mm proprietary disc rotor.

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Sea Otter: BodyFloat comfort seatpost by Cirrus Cycles

An interesting take on the suspension seatpost concept, the BodyFloat is a motor mount that is designed to improve rider comfort and performance.

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Sea Otter: Xpedo Thrust e power meter pedals

New pedal combines power meter functions in an easy to install and easy to move unit.

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Tech Report: Examining drivetrain compatibility

Can you mix SRAM, Shimano and Campagnolo shifters, derailleurs and cassettes? This article will answer that question and more. Take a deep dive into the realm of drivetrain compatibility

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Industry looks primed to embrace SRAM 1x for road

The list of companies who’ve committed to spec’ing bikes with SRAM’s expanded 1x drivetrain is long, but only time will tell what sort of bikes we’ll see with the new single chainring system.

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SRAM expands 1x drivetrain offerings to road bikes

Is SRAM trying to kill off the front derailleur on all bikes? They say no, but its new line of 1x products could change the way cyclists from all corners of the two-wheeled world shift gears.

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