Parts Reviews and News


Review: Look S-Track Pedals

We’ve been using the Look S-Track pedals on our road bike, cross bike and mountain bike and color us impressed. This pedal was not really designed for road bikes but it is a viable option if you like to use a shoe with a sole that allows you to walk safely. Its real relevance to […]

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Madfiber Carbon Red Kevlar Tubulars

Mad Fiber’s show piece at Interbike this year was their one off Carbon and Kevlar weaved tubular wheelset. The prototype wheelset is both a practice in materials and aesthetics. Kevlar being lighter than carbon, the mix of Kevlar and Carbon brought the wheels in at at about 10% lighter than normal. The wheels are said […]

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Kinetic InRide iPhone App Measures Power and uploads to Web

The indoor trainer season is approaching and there’s a crop of new trainers that interface with the iPhone and with the web. Kinetic InRide iPhone app talks to the trainer and knows your speed , mileage and power output. Then you can upload that to your Strava account The Rock and Roll trainer allows you […]

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Cateye Stealth 10 GPS Bike Computer, Nano Shot Plus 600 Lumen Light

Cateye is a brand that has been around for a while and you may have one of their bike computers that refuses to die somewhere in the parts bin. They make quality stuff and it seems that they’ve shown a breath of fresh innovation over the last couple of years. We dropped by the Cateye […]

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ROTOR Power Meter Crankset

Friedrichshafen, Germany – Revolutionize your training with ROTOR Power. ROTOR’s patented POWER meter crankset will improve your training quality and experience. And at just 30g heavier than the standard 3D+ MAS crank, it’s probably the lightest power measurement option out there (556g for 175mm w/out chainrings). The POWER brings scientific knowledge to the road by […]

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Campagnolo Athena EPS Groupset Ride Report

Athena lives up to the high marks of Campagnolo’s higher tier EPS groups. The shifting was smooth, quick, and even includes Multi-Shift.

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Whisky Parts Co 15QR Carbon forks and Carbon Wheels for 2013

Ben from Whisky Parts Co shows us some new 2013 carbon forks and carbon wheels. The forks use a brand new QR15 axle (taken from mountain bike technology) designed and produced in a partnership with SRAM for increased stiffness to run road disc brakes. The Whisky No.9 road and cross thru-axle disc forks feature a […]

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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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Campagnolo Athena EPS Groupset

Martin Kozicki from Camapgnolo North America, shows us the brand new Athena EPS groupset. Announced in Italy just last week, this bike is one of only three bikes in North America with the new price point EPS system. Athena pricing is still being sorted out, but should be very competitive with the competition. Athena EPS […]

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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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SRAM’s Chain Catcher Now Available Aftermarket

SRAM today announced the availability of their new Chain Catcher as an aftermarket part. Initially an integrated part of SRAM’s RED-2012 YAW front derailleur, a kit available starting next month will bring the effective Chain Spotter to RED, Force, Rival, and Apex front braze on front derailleurs. The chain spotter is an integrated solution assuring […]

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USE R1 Aero Bar

Steve from Ibex Sports, the North American distrubutor for Ultimate Sports Engineering products shows us the new line from USE. Including the new for 2012 R1 Handlebar, to be used for Triathlons and TTs. Ibex Sports claims the R1 is the most aero bar on the market and claimed weight is just 550 grams. Claimed […]

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Praxis Works Shows off New Chainring sets and Bolt Kit

Praxis Works the young upstart known for their relatively affordable forged chain rings that work with Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo drivetrains debuted two new exciting products at this years Sea Otter Classic. Praxis will be shipping a new cold forged semi-compact chainring set in a 52×36 combination as early as this summer. The new chainring […]

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TRP Hywire Road Disc Brake System

Debuting first at the Taipei Cycle Show last month, TRP’s new Hywire fully hydraulic road disc brake system was on display at this years Sea Otter Classic. The Hywire had been in development even before TRP debuted their hybrid Parabox system at last year’s Otter. The new fully hydraulic system adds integrated Di2 shifting and […]

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ROTOR’s Crank family welcomes a new addition!

ROTOR will add and new mid-range variant to the 3D crank family at Sea Otter; the new 3DF crank. The 3DF offers some of the technological features of the 3D+ at a price point closer to the 3D cranks. It’s 30mm UBB (universal bottom bracket) axle makes it lighter than the 3D crank and compatible […]

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New 3T Ventus II and Brezza Nano Aerobars

Second-generation Ventus II and Brezza nano aerobars launched Olympic medal-winning Ventus gets new, lighter basebar, detail revisions; narrow Brezza nano aimed at triathletes looking for lightest, most aero front end for out-and-back courses; adds Shimano Di2 compatibility. 3T has completely revised its signature Ventus aerobar with a new basebar and a round of detail changes. […]

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Ritchey Road Logic

Tom Ritchey stops by to talk 40 years of building bikes. Starting out as a 15 year old who just wanted to build a bike on a whim, he started professionally building road bikes for years before venturing into the new category of mountain bikes in 1979. This year, Ritchey will be launching a new […]

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Featured User Review: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7900 STI Dual Control Shifters Review

Featured User Review: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7900 STI Dual Control Shifters Review by Sammy Garcia Price: $399.00 at Blue Sky Cycling Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3, Reynolds Thirty Two carbon tubular wheelset, Vittoria Corsa EVO SC, Easton EC90 compact crankset, 7900 Shifters (now), 7800 RD, […]

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Featured User Review: SRAM Red Crankset Review

Featured User Review: SRAM Red Crankset Review by Dogpilot Price: $299.00 at Carbon Connection Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Colnago CX-1 Evo all SRAM Red, SRAM S-27 wheels Litespeed Titanium All SRAM Red Mavic Aksium wheels Favorite Ride: Colnago CX-1 EVO Summary: The SRAM Red compact crankset came […]

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Featured User: Speedplay Zero Stainless Road Pedals

Featured User: Speedplay Zero Stainless Road Pedals by mfioretti Price: $180.00 at Trek Store West, Madison Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Colnago CLX 2.0 w/ Campagnolo Chorus/Athena mix, Campagnolo Khamsin wheels, Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp, 3T bars and stem, Fizik Arione. Favorite Ride: Southwest Wisconsin Summary: I decided to […]

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Closeup Images of New SRAM Red Groupset Start to Surface

SRAM is not set to announce their latest groupset until next year, but that hasn’t stopped images and rumors from swirling around the web. Though quiet thus far on details, SRAM has sent us these closeups and one liners to whet our appetite. These images are giving us a glimpse at what’s to come… Shift […]

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Look Keo Blade Carbon Pedals Pro Review

Look Keo Blade Carbon Pedals Pro Review – By Twain Mein MSRP: $399.95 Weight: 190 grams (claimed), 187 grams (actual) Larger surface area Innovative “leaf spring” retention system Look revolutionized cycling in 1984 with the creation of the clipless pedal. It is incredible to think that Fignon and Hinault and all of their predecessors used […]

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First Look – 2012 Ritchey C260 WCS Stem

Ritchey unveiled three new products at the recent DealerCamp expo out in Park City, Utah. First of those three products was the C260 WCS Stem. We were able to get some time with one recently and can say we’re quite impressed with the new stem. The stem is noticeably light when picked up (100grams for […]

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Look Kéo 2 Max Pedals Pro Review

Look Kéo 2 Max Pro Review Brand new design, 12% wider CroMo axles Supplied with Keo Grip cleats (grey). Weight: 130g MSRP: $179 Originally launched at last years Tour de France under sponsored rider Alberto Contador, the latest generation of Keo pedals are the Kéo 2 Max. Available in lightweight composite in either black or […]

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Featured User Review: Rotor Q-Rings

Featured Review: Rotor Q-Rings by kevin32 MSRP: $265 Review Date: May 24, 2010 Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 4 of 5 Bike Setup: Look 595 Ultra, Mix of Campy SR and Record 11 parts. Campy Hyperon Ultras. Used product for 3 months Summary: These came on a recent purchase of a compact crankset. […]

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