Gear Reviews and News


Review: EVOC Bike Travel Bag

Can this soft-shell bike travel case be packed quickly and stand up to the rigors of frequent flying? Find out.

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Video: Inside stage 1 sprint at Tour of California

Ever wondered what it’s like inside the pro peloton during the final mad dash sprint to the finish? Now you can find out.

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Sea Otter: Meet the drone in the skies above Laguna Seca

What has a top speed of 60mph, runs on a battery the size of a brick, and can been seen in the skies above this year’s Sea Otter Classic?

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Hot News: New Verve InfoCrank provides bilateral power measurement

Launched this week at Sea Otter, the Verve InfoCrank boast independent left-right power output measurement.

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Hot News: New Garmin Edge 1000 packed with connectivity features

Garmin has launched the Edge 1000, a top-of-the-line cycling computer that does everything from tell you where you are and how fast your going to displaying heart rate and power output to synching with your smartphone to display info on incoming phone calls and text messages.

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Tech Review: New Strava update boosts photos, mapping features and more

Update of Strava’s mobile app adds photo sharing and social features to free version, while compelling features and cycling support efforts make Premium subscription more appealing.

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First Look: Sigma Rox 10.0 GPS cycling computer

The Sigma Rox 10.0 GPS is the first of the Sigma cycling computers to integrate GPS technology. It comes equipped with a GPS receiver, route navigation and ANT+ wireless transmission technology, making it ready for your power meter or indoor trainer.

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Paul Component’s stem cap Camera Mount puts GoPro front-and-center

Fresh Product – Paul Component’s stem cap Camera Mount puts GoPro front-and-center.

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New Chain Spy 2 and Battery Mount from Problem Solvers

Want to make sure your race doesn’t end with your chain off the bike while you frantically try to spin it back in place and watch racers roll past you? Enter the Chain Spy 2.

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First Look: Pedro’s unveils new Chain Checker, Chain Pig Cleaner and Burrito Tool Wrap

Pedro’s unveiled some new cleaners and tools (and tool organizers) at Frostbike that may be perfect for the cyclocross racer’s garage and race day pit setup.

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CatEye Padrone cyclocomputer – making all your numbers bigger

The Padrone is 85% bigger than CatEye’s popular wireless computer the Urban Wireless, weighs just 39g for the computer and mount, and it’s 22% thinner than their Urban Wireless as well.

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Spotted: New Shimano compact multi-sport camera

The new CM-1000 Sport Camera is the first product from Shimano’s Lifestyle Gear Division. Claimed weight is 86 grams including battery and lens cover — and it’s waterproof up to 10 meters straight out of the box, no external case necessary.

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Spotted: Shimano Di2 Wireless Data Management System

Further expanding the capabilities of its Di2 electronic shifting systems, Shimano is rolling out a new Di2 wireless unit featuring the new Shimano D-Fly data management system. This new component wirelessly connects riders to their Di2 data through a cycling computer and displays current gear and battery life.

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RoofScope Helps You Keep an Eye on Precious Roof-Mounted Cargo

Ever driven your roof-rack mounted bike into a low overhang? Ouch. RoofScope might just be the ounce-of-prevention you need to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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Review: Element Case Rogue and Sector Deliver High End iPhone Cases to the Bike Market

The phone is quickly becoming a great tool for cycling. The Element Case Rogue strives to solve all your phone protection and mounting needs.

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Gear of the Year: Top Product Picks From 2013

Lots of great products passed through RoadBikeReview’s on-the-road test lab. Nothing was utterly revolutionary, but there was plenty to get excited about. Here are some (but certainly not all) of our favorites.

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Toolmaker Paul Morningstar Found Dead in Booby-Trapped California Home

‏Morningstar, whose tools like the Freehub Buddy–a tool for injecting grease in freehub bodies–and the Rim ‘Rench–a tool for straightening bent rim beads, enjoy a cult-like following of professional and home mechanics alike.

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Review: Lazer Helium Helmet

Great lid if you’re looking for a well-ventilated brain protector that passes all the required impact tests, is easy to adjust, comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes, has a narrow profile, and you can stomach the $230 price tag.

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Smart Wheel: Turns Any Bike Into An Electric Bike

Light weight, all-in-one design weighs nine pounds, has top speed of 20mph and lasts up to 30 miles.

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The Best Bike Tools You’ve Never Heard Of: A Profile of Brett Flemming and Efficient Velo Tools

Despite localized fame and industry notice, EVT flies under the radar with the bike buying public, somewhat by design. While Park Tool happily sells to consumers as well as shops, Flemming prefers to focus on the professional market.

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Light and Motion: Urban 700 and VIS 180 Commuter Lights

Light and Motion’s new Urban 700 commuter light is extremely light, easy to mount and bright. Side lighting increases your visibility and the VIS 180 tail light is the perfect match.

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New from Feedback Sports – Velo Hinge, Pro Truing Stand and Velo Column

Feedback Sports has several new products for 2014 including the Velo Hinge pivoting wall hook rack and the Pro Truing Stand for all axles and tire sizes and the Velo Column indoor storage rack.

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Chrome Industries Wows Interbike with Experiential Trade Show Booth

UPDATE: We have added new photos and a video with Chrome Industries President Steve McCallion explaining three initiatives from Chrome including forged rubber, knurled welding and Chrome Motor for moto riders.

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Interbike 2013: Six Cyclocross Race Day Essentials

You have a bike, skinsuit, gloves, helmet and the other cyclocross basics. Now it’s time to round out your gear portfolio with these six essentials that will help separate you from the field on — and off — the bike.

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High Tech Crash Sensor and Alert System from ice.

The company is named ice. (pronounced “ice dot”) and they have a new high tech crash sensor that attaches to your helmet and works in conjunction with an app on your smart phone to send out text message alerts in the case of a severe head injury.

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