Pro Review Reviews and News


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

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

Read More »

Review: ORP smart horn and bike light

The ORP is a cool, easy to use light that allows riders to be seen and heard whether commuting or on the path.

Read More »

Review: VeloVie Vitesse 500 carbon road bike with SRAM Red

Web-based, direct-to-consumer seller VeloVie aims to deliver a high-end ride at an affordable price. Label whores need not apply. They hit the bullseye with the Vitesse 500.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Review: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed mechanical drivetrain

For the last six months we’ve put Shimano’s new 11-speed second-tier groupset through its paces. Find out if it delivered top-tier performance.

Read More »

Review: Pactimo Women’s Summit Raptor Bibshort and Summit Jersey

The RoadBikeReview women’s test team puts Pactimo’s top-line bibshorts and jersey through their paces. Find out what they thought.

Read More »

Review: DZR Tosca bike shoes

In the market for a stylish pair of commuter friendly high tops that can accommodate a two-bolt cycling cleat? Check out the DZR Tosca.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Gear Review: Giro New Road Women’s Apparel

Giro targets women with its daring New Road line of casual looking, but technically serious cycling apparel. See if they hit the mark or come up short.

Read More »

Review: Pearl Izumi Women’s Transfer Lite SS Baselayer

Cutting-edge tailoring and fabric make for a baselayer that fits well, works well, and looks good. This isn’t a hand-me-down from the guys.

Read More »

Review: Oval 733 alloy clincher wheelset

Check out this rock solid, lightweight alloy wheelset that accelerates rapidly and is easy to maintain.

Read More »

Review: Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel

This small Durango, CO company started mixing drinks in their kitchen for their own personal use so they could survive the rigors of the Leadville 100 race. What they came up with is a formula that is natural, dissolves easily in water and is easy for the body to digest.

Read More »

Tested: Diamondback Steilacoom RCX Pro Disc ‘Cross Bike

If you’re looking for an attractive, affordable and durable workingman’s cyclocross bike with disc brakes, the Diamondback’s Steilacoom RCX Pro Disc is worth checking out.

Read More »

First Look: Trek Domane Classics Edition Road Bike

Ride what the pros race is a common marketing refrain in the cycling world, but in this case it’s actually true.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Quick Take: Rottua Sandals Creates Unique Sandals From Old Bike Tires

Rottua takes your old tires and tubes and turns them into really cool sandals. Cause what else are we going to do with all those ‘old wheel size’ tires and those pesky tubes?

Read More »

Review: Louis Garneau Course 2LS Road Cycling Shoes

If you’re in the market for a pair of lightweight, stiff-soled road cycling shoes, are fans of the BOA closure system, are not looking to make a huge fashion statement, and can spend north of $350, these shoes are worth trying on for a spin.

Read More »

Review: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Mechanical Groupset

Top Shimano mechanical group delivers with supreme ergonomics, top braking and shifting performance.

Read More »

Review: Silcone Tidds – Bottle Cage Bolt Replacements for True Weight Weenies

They’re prefect for the weight weenie who thinks he has everything. The two plugs can save five to eight grams and can hopefully seal off your frame from moisture, and provide a smoother, lower profile than bolt heads offer.

Read More »

Review: Giro Sica Women’s MTB / Cyclocross Shoe

The shoes are the highest-end women’s MTB shoes offered by Giro, and come with carbon soles from Easton combined with a “breathable” microfiber that make the Sica a durable shoe for a long season in the mud.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Just In: JetBlack Z1 Fluid Trainer

Right in time for the indoor season, Jet Black is here with a few trainer options. This JB Z1 is compact, stable and quiet.

Read More »

Review: Giant TCR Advanced SL Frameset

Learn more about this versatile chassis that’s stiff in the right places, built for speed, but won’t beat you up during long days in the saddle.

Read More »

Review: Look S-Track MTB / Cyclocross Pedals – A Stable, Mud-proof Option

Back in 1984, Look popularized the step-in “clipless” pedal, using its long-gained knowledge from dominance in the ski industry, and the cycling world has not been the same since.

Read More »

Tested: Shimano’s New R785 Hydraulic Disc Road Brakes

RoadBikeReview spent three days riding Shimano’s new hydraulic disc braking system. Find out our initial impressions, what the weight penalty is, and just how big the new shift levers are.

Read More »