Gear Reviews and News


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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Interbike 2013: POC Launches New Road Helmet, Apparel Line

With a nod toward safety first, Sweden’s POC has made a big plunge into the road cycling market.

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Interbike 2013: Chamois Butt’r Adds Women’s Chamois Cream, Kit Wash

Add chamois cream to the list of products that are now getting special attention and a women-specific tag. The new kit wash, on the other hand, works for anyone.

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Interbike 2013: Stages Launches New Power Meter Models

Colorado-based power meter maker Stages Cycling has launched three new Stages Power models at interbike, a Shimano Ultegra 6800 option, and FSA MegaExo and BB30 models.

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Eurobike 2013: Hovding Airbag Bike Helmet

The Hovding Airbag bike helmet seems so alien but it has serious effort and engineering behind it.

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Quick Take: Cat-Ears Wind Noise Reducers

Utilizing the same basic function as the fur that surrounds a cat’s ear, Cat-Ears do a credible job of turning down the volume on wind noise while on your bike. Cat-Ears easily attach to your helmet strap, come in four models and 14 different colors, ranging from safety orange to glacier white.

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Review: 3D Bikefit

You want your bike to fit great. You want to ride it fast. Should a trip to a bike fitter be on your to-do list? Can putting a few hours and few hundred bucks into a custom fit really make a big difference?

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Spurcycle’s Ringer Lets You Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

San Francisco-based Spurcycle has taken to crowd-funding site Kickstarter to raise money to produce the Ringer–an entirely US-made minimalist bike bell for the serious cyclist.

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CamelBak’s New Podium Bottles

CamelBak shows us some innovative new features and improvements to their Podium line of water bottles.

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16 Cool (Mostly) Bike-Related Things From OR Show

The Summer OR Show (aka Outdoor Retailer) brings nearly 30,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibitors to Salt Lake City each August. While we generally get the skinny on new bike stuff at the cycling trade shows, RoadBikeReview went in search of gear that crosses-over — and bacon covered ice cream.

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Review: Evoc Bike Travel Bag

Most airlines strictly enforce the 50lb weight limit when it comes to traveling with a bike. Enter the Evoc Bike Travel Bag, my dream case! Lightweight for packing other things along with the bike without being over weight.

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Tested: Cobb DRT SHC Saddle

Depending on your shape, this light but rugged saddle could be a perfect perch for your cyclocross, gravel or road bike.

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Tested: Specialized S-Works Evade Aero Road Helmet

If you’ve been watching the Tour de France, you’ve likely seen a new aerodynamic helmet on the heads of riders from Saxo-Tinkoff, Omega Pharma-Quick Step and Astana. It’s the new Specialized S-Works Evade aero road helmet — and we got the chance to test one.

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Tour de France Tech: New KASK Aero Road Helmet

Italian helmet maker KASK has launched itself into the aero road fray with the new 270-gram, $360 Infinity model. Sharp eyes will have already seen these new lids adorning the heads of Team Sky, including current yellow jersey holder Chris Froome.

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Tour de France Pro Bike: Marcel Kittel’s Stage 1 Winning Felt

Marcel Kittel realized the dream of all pro cyclists when he won stage 1 at the Tour de France and got the honor of wearing the race’s first yellow jersey. Here’s a look at the bike that propelled the Argos-Shimano rider to this momentous occasion, his top-end Felt F1 FRD.

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Review: Lightweight Giro Aeon Helmet

If you’re looking for a lightweight, well-vented brain protector that’s easy to adjust, comes in a wide variety of colors, and you’re not scared off by the $250 price tag, the Giro Aeon is worth a look.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Computer, Blue HR, Blue SC and KICKR Power Trainer

The new offerings from Wahoo Fitness that includes the Blue HR bluetooh 4.0 heartrate strap, the Blue SC bluetooth 4.0 speed and cadence sensor, and the RFLKT iPhone powered bike computer for your handlebars.

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Review: RecoveryPump System

Need a post-workout recovery boost? The RecoveryPump System RecoveryBoots just might be the ticket. Highlights include four-step sequential compression, ease of use, and multiple sizes. Just know that your wallet will also get squeezed.

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