Gear Reviews and News


News: Strava launches travel guides for 12 global cities

New Strava Local city guide platform provides data-driven, athlete-curated collections of the best run and ride routes, plus coffee shops, bike shops and more.

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News: Spin cycle your clothes while spinning

Chinese students create a spin style fitness bike to wash clothing while you pedal. It even creates extra electricity that can be stored for later use.

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Sea Otter: Abbey Bike Tools provide needed fix

Bend, Oregon-based tool maker offers creative and elegant solutions for everyday bike mechanic problems.

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Strava, Competitive Cyclist unveil ‘You Ride, We Pay’

Incentive program let’s consumers earn store credit for riding bikes.

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Trek unveils Monument a fragrance by Spartacus

Crashes are accidental. A man’s essence is intentional. Now you too can smell like Fabian Cancellara.

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News: Specialized launches S-Works S4 Selfie Stem

Posting photos from your ride now easier than ever before.

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Five eBike innovations that could change cycling

There are plenty of people who turn a nose up at the simple thought of eBikes, but some of the new technology has the potential to make riding bikes greener, cheaper, and easier.

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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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Gear Review: Mountainwasher Portable Bike Power Washer

Mountainwasher’s Portable Bike Power Washer is a great for the trailhead, cyclocross pit or as a camp shower if you use it enough. Dive in to se if it’s worth your while.

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Review: Weehoo iGo Pro child’s bicycle trailer

Single-wheel trailer allows children to join in on family bike rides that are too long for them to ride on their own.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Kid’s bikes and gear

For the junior cyclist on your list, here are some gift options ranging from balance bikes, road bikes and fat bikes to helmets and jerseys from brands like Felt, Louis Garneau, Yuba Bikes, Specialized and more.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for cyclists

Holiday Gift Guide: Here are a few gift suggestions for cyclists that seek to maintain their steeds in top shape or to help them on the road.

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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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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the reading cyclist

Holiday Gift Guide: Who can resists the tactile satisfaction of a good book–particularly ones on our favorite topic? Here are our picks for some good under-the-tree tomes for the cyclists in your life.

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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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In the Queue: What’s next in the RoadBikeReview test lineup

In the Queue: RoadBikeReview’s new weekly look at the gear and bikes we’re testing, starting with products from Garmin and MORSA Design, plus three race-ready cyclocross bikes.

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Cool Gear: Bontrager Flanders Backpack

Whether traveling overseas or pedaling across town, this pack is up to the task.

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Photo Gallery: Weird and wacky findings from VeloSwap

The used bicycle flea market has become a mainstay in many cycling communities. Colorado’s VeloSwap is a prime example. We took a walk around to see what we could find.

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Review: Wahoo Fitness TICKR X heart rate monitor/workout tracker

Wahoo Fitness’ new TICKR X tracks and records vital workout data with or without the use of smart device. Check it out.

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Cool gear: WiseCracker bike-mounted bottle opener

The art of opening beer on your bicycle just got a little easier. And you can get these top poppers custom engraved.

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First Ride: GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition

Quick edit: Our new GoPro HERO4 Silver showed up Thursday and we cranked out a first edit and some sample pics within hours.

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Quick Take: Chrome Industries waterproof Handlebar Bag

Chrome’s waterproof Handlebar Bag a stylish, practical choice for adventurers and commuters alike.

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Abus’ versatile line of locks, cables and chains help secure your bike, peace-of-mind

We put a half-dozen ABUS locks to the test over the last several months–all passed with flying colors. See which one is right for you.

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BicycleBlueBook.com takes guess work out of buying and selling used bikes

Whether you need to sell a bike to make room for a new one, or are looking for a second-hand bargain, BicycleBlueBook.com brings automotive-style valuation structure to two wheels.

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Interbike: Mio Velo transforms your smart phone into a HRM equipped bike computer

Small device offers big features and accurate heart rate information.

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