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Launched: Shimano unveils top-tier road shoe, alloy TT bar

Shoe’s upper incorporates new materials and additional custom fit features claimed to provide better fit, extra comfort and increased pedaling efficiency.

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Announced: Rapha special edition Davis and Connie jerseys

Rapha has rolled out a host of cool and cold weather apparel pieces, highlighted by two special edition long sleeve jerseys and new pair of cyclocross specific shoes.

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Spotted: Polished SRAM wireless shifting drivetrain

Bissell Development and Optum Pro Cycling teams are racing what looks (and feels) like a highly refined version of SRAM’s yet-to-be-released electronic shifting drivetrain. RoadBikeReview got an exclusive up-close look at the updated system. See it here!

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Video: How the sun is thrashing your face

Video: New edit shows how damaging riding your bike in the sunshine can be to your skin as well as what you can do about it.

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Spotted: Speedplay releases Zero Pavé pedal system

Roughly seven years from the first hint of their existence, Speedplay has finally started shipping its Zero Pavé Pedal System.

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Karma Police: Cop comes to the defense of tailgated cyclist

Video: In a switch from all the swirling conflict between bikes, cars and cops, we find a ray of hope in Skokie, Ill.

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First Look: $2500 Cervélo R2 endurance road bike

New wallet friendly offering utilizes many of same features found in the R3.

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First Look: Jamis Renegade disc-equipped adventure road bike

This past weekend Jamis Bicycles introduced the Renegade, a carbon-fiber, disc brake-equipped adventure road bike geared toward the burgeoning gravel grinding segment. First ride honors went to pro rider Tyler Wren, who placed a solid third in the Crusher in the Tushar, a challenging 84-mile race in Utah that’s held on equal parts paved and […]

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Mavic celebrates 125th anniversary with custom bike project

Check our massive photo gallery of bikes Mavic commissioned from Lynskey, Ritte, Argonaut, Independent Fabrications, Mosaic, and Seven to celebrate their 125th anniversary. This bevy of black and yellow beauties will have you salivating.

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News: Shimano unveils new mounting standard for road disc brakes

Results in a cleaner, integrated construction with the frame, more direct connection to the frame and better alignment.

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Tech: New app indicates proper amount of tire sealant

How much tire sealant do you need? Now there’s an app for that.

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News Update: $85k in stolen Trek bikes now recovered

A trailer containing 36 high-end Trek demo bikes was stolen from behind the Folsom Bike shop in California last week, and later found empty and burning alongside a highway.

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First Look: SRAM’s redesigned Hydro-R rim and disc brakes

SRAM is nearing the end of a very dark tunnel, with news this week that redesigned Hydro-R rim and disc brake systems have begun shipping to consumers.

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Showtime: Red Bull Ride + Style brings racing and stunts to San Francisco

From downtown San Francisco, the Red Bull Ride + Style event provided plenty of fast racing and soaring stunt riding. RoadBikeReview was on hand talking to the athletes and taking photos of all the action.

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News: Lapierre making new push into U.S. bike market

Lapierre’s American brand managers are taking a pragmatic marketing scheme: build innovative, race-ready road bikes and sell them at a wide range of price points.

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News: Culprit debuts budget-friendly disc-equipped alloy racer

Fledgling bike maker Culprit continues to try to make a name for itself, adding this racer-on-a-budget friendly rig for under $2,000.

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Racing: Colorado’s USA Pro Challenge to feature first mountaintop finish

550-mile race to include trips up McClure Pass, Hosier Pass, Kebler Pass and a summit finish at Monarch Mountain Ski Resort near Salida.

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Racing: Tour of California rosters announced

Lots of star power is set to descend on the Golden State for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. Big names include Thor Hushovd, Taylor Phinney, Bradley Wiggins, Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan and Jens Voght. See the full line-up.

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Bicycle Friendly State Rankings: Washington first, California ninth, Alabama last

For the seventh year in a row, Washington continues to lead the US nation, but states such as Utah, Minnesota and California moved up the ranking.

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News: Trek unveils Domane Disc endurance road bike

New rig comes in 4.0 and 6.9 iterations, has post mount disc brakes, and thru-axles front (15mm) and rear (12×142).

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Hot News: Niner reveals carbon ’cross wheels, hints at CX bike

Colorado-based bike maker is jumping head first into the composite hoops market, and has new build kits for its gravel grinder bike.

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Tech: Google self-driving car recognizes cyclist’s gestures

Would you feel safe sharing the street with a robot car? Google says there’s no need to worry.

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Lynskey launches new Trade-In Program

Lynskey Performance Designs partners with Bicycle Blue Book to introduce a unique factory-backed trade-in program. Find out how it works here.

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Lance Armstrong: “Yes, I feel like I won races.” (Video)

Armstrong talks with Outside Magazine about his revoked Tour wins, how life has changed in the past year, and working on his golf game.

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News: Timeline for replacement SRAM hydro brakes remains uncertain

SRAM says production of new model year 2015 brakes will commence in late April, and that consumers waiting for recall replacements will be first in line when those new brakes are ready to ship. However, he did not say when that might be.

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