Pro Review Reviews and News


American Classic Carbon 85 Tubular Wheels

Ellen Kast of American Classic invited us to try their carbon wheels and we immediately went for the big boys – 85 mm Tubular Carbon Wheels. 85 mm is deep and is ideal for triathlon use or road use by big, powerful riders that can fight off the influence of crosswinds.  The theory with aero […]

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1upUSA CPR-A2000 Indoor Bicycle Trainer Pro Review

By: Gary Lee Product Description: Weight: 7.5 kgs (~16lbs) Wheel size: 16″-29″ Type of Resistance: Centrifugal Pressure Resistance system technology MSRP: $319 The 1up CPR-A2000 comes into our test lab this week with high expectations. The near perfect user reviews on our site set us up to expect more out of this trainer than others […]

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Fizik Antares Versus Saddle Pro Review

Fizik Antares Versus Saddle Pro Review – Twain Mein 2 CM deep groove to provide relief for the “sensitive” areas Cost: $179 MSRP Natural Leather Seat Cover Made in Italy ICS bag compatible Weight: 212 grams (215 with ICS clip installed) This is a review of the Fizik Antares Versus saddle. The Versus is a […]

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Flash-Point FP60 Wheelset Pro Review

Flash-Point FP60 Wheelset Pro Review – by Steve Cooper Hand-built in Speedway Indinana, by Zipp Speed Weaponry 58mm deep carbon clinchers with aluminum brake track and bead Hybrid-Toroidal shape for aerodynamics and strength Available in Campy or Shimano/SRAM Sapim bladed spokes Front 854g / Rear 1030g MSRP $1400.00 In late 2008, we published a first […]

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Indoor Trainer Round up of Reviews!

The weather outside may not be optimal, but you don’t have to hang up the bike all winter long. Keep on pedaling no matter what the weather is like outside with an indoor trainer. Keep those pedals turning and enter this season better, faster, and stronger than last! Here are some of our most recent […]

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Ritchey SuperLogic Carbon 46 Clinchers Pro Review

Ritchey SuperLogic Carbon 46 Clinchers Pro Review – by Twain Mein Same as the tubulars above but in a clincher-style rim 46mm tall for aerodynamics Ritchey hubs with premium bearings Cool quick releases-extremely light Front: 20 hole, 610 grams claimed. $1460.00 msrp Rear: 24 hole, 800 grams claimed. $1540.00 msrp Actual combined weight of 1430 […]

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Easton EA90 SLX Clincher Wheelset Pro Review

Easton EC90 SLX Clincher Wheelset Pro Review – By Twain Mein Hand built, fully aluminum rim Sapim double butted and stainless steel spokes, 18 front radial, 24 rear radial/2-cross on drive side 20mm deep front, 24mm deep rear Weight: Front: 600 grams, Rear: 820 grams, total 1420 with rim strips. Estimated 1390 actual versus claimed […]

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Fizik Ares Time Trial Saddle Pro Review

Fizik Ares Saddle Pro Review – By Twain Mein Specifically designed for to meet UCI regulations for time trials Cost: $199 MSRP Natural Leather Seat Cover Made in Italy ICS bag compatible Cool black and white color scheme. However, the white is subject to grease and fingerprints. Weight: Claimed 155 grams. Actual: 159. This is […]

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Vuelta Corsa Super-Light Clincher Wheelset Pro Review

Vuelta Corsa Super-Light Wheelset Pro Review by Twain Mein Light alloy rims at a competitive price point 20 spoke front, 24 spoke rear with triple-butted aero and stainless steel spokes, sealed cartridge bearings and “lubeable” cassette body. 27mm rim Claimed: weight — Front: 607 grams, Rear: 835 grams, 1442 total. Actual — Front: 650 grams, […]

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Fizik Antares Saddle Pro Review

Fizik Antares Saddle Pro Review – By Twain Mein Cost: $199 MSRP Comfortable yet very light weight Natural Leather Seat Cover Made in Italy ICS bag compatible Weight: Claimed 175 grams. Actual: 177. This is a review of the Fizik’s latest saddle, the Antares. It’s supposed to be the “third dimension” between Fizik’s excellent Arione […]

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Trek 2.3 WSD Pro Review

Trek 2.3 WSD Pro Review – By Karen Cooper Frame – Trek Alpha Black aluminum w/TCT carbon stays Fork – Bontrager Race, carbon Wheels – Bontrager Race Tires – Bontrager Race Lite, 700 x 23c Groupset – Shimano 105 (w/an Ultegra Rear Derailleur) Brakes – Aluminum dual-pivot MSRP – $1809 Meet the Trek 2.3 WSD […]

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Storck 69er Carbon Tubular Wheelset Pro Review

Storck 69er Wheelset Pro Review – by Steve Cooper The Marcus Storck designed wheelset made by Zipp A perfect 69mm deep dish, dimpled, carbon rim, front and rear Designed and engineered to be faster than 404s and better in the wind than 808s Speed-Blue anodized Zipp hubs Available in 700c, tubular & clincher models Campy […]

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Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Saddle Pro Review

Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Saddle – by Thien Dinh LTH: Covering in breathable full-grain leather EVA: Lighter padding for maximum comfort and maximum cushioning Shell made from 30% Carbon composite Length: 275mm Width: 131mm Rails: Carbon Weight: 125g (claimed), 127g (actual weighed) MSRP: $250 The perfect saddle is one that you don’t even think about, […]

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Schwinn Madison Pro Review

Schwinn Madison Pro Review – By Thien Dinh Schwinn Custom Track Frame w/ N’Gauged Double Butted Cro-Moly Main Tubes & N’Gauged Track Fork w/ Brazed Crown 48x18t Drivetrain w/ Flip-Flop Fixed/Freewheel Hub, Truvativ Touro Track Cranks Formula Hubs & Alex Semi-Aero Rims, Schwalbe Lugano Sport 23c Tires Alloy 31.8 Bar & Stem MSRP – $569 […]

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Blackburn Trakstand Fluid Trainer Pro Review

Blackburn Trakstand Fluid Trainer Pro Review by Gary Lee Like Blackburn’s Mag Trainer, the Trakstand Fluid Trainer is well constructed and also comes fully assembled right out of the box so you can immediately jump on the trainer. It is an affordable foray into the more popular fluid trainer ranks that won’t break the bank. […]

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Pedal Force RS2 Road Bike Pro Review

Pedal Force RS2 Review – By Steve Cooper Semi-compact sloping top tube geometry Weight: 960 g (M) High modulus carbon monocoque Head tube for 1-1/8” Campagnolo Hiddenset or FSA Orbit CE compatible integrated headset Seat post diameter 31.6 mm Clamped-on front derailleur 34.9 mm Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL Warranty: 5 years MSRP Frameset: […]

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Blackburn Trakstand Mag Trainer Pro Review

Blackburn Trakstand Mag Trainer Review by Gary Lee Frame Material: CrMo Steel Resistance Setting: Three Magnetic “Three quiet, silky-smooth magnetic resistance settings in a reliable, affordable package” Weight: 21 pounds MSRP: $159 The Blackburn Trakstand Mag Trainer is Blackburn’s most affordable trainer and has 3 adjustable tension settings on the flywheel. Out of the box […]

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Elite Fluid Primo Trainer Pro Review

The Elite Fluid Primo is a US only trainer that utilizes a fluid resistance unit with the company’s Elastogel 45mm diameter roller in their CRONO frame. They tout it as the smoothest, quietest and easiest to use trainer ever built. So I put it to the test. The preliminary impression of the unit is that […]

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Minoura VFS-G Trainer Pro Review

Fluid + Mag Hybrid Resistance System Product Description: Weight: 9.0 kgs (~20lbs) Wheel size: 26″-29″ Type of Resistance: Hybrid (Uses a Fluid + Magnetic”) MSRP: $249 Assembly Required: The VFS-G came in more pieces than other units we’ve tested, but even though it took us a bit, was pretty straight forward to put together. It […]

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