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Women’s Test Team: Women’s Bibshorts Review Winners

After hundreds — if not thousands — of miles of saddle time, our discerning team of testers have selected their favorites. Find out which was No. 1 and No. 2, which was best for $200 or less, and which was best for potty breaks.

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Book Review: The Elite Bicycle: Portraits of Great Marques, Makers and Designers

The holidays are approaching and the thought of buying another gift card makes you cringe. What else can you give that special cycling enthusiast in your life this season? Add this beautiful book to your list of possibilities.

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Women’s Test Team: Women’s Bibshorts Review Part 2

In the second installment from the new RoadBikeReview.com Women’s Test Team, our quartet of discerning testers take a look at women’s bibshorts from Capo, Castelli, Panache, Primal Wear and Rapha.

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Women’s Test Team: Women’s Bibshorts Review Part 1

In the first installment from the new RoadBikeReview.com Women’s Test Team, our quartet of discerning testers take a look at women’s bibshorts from Hincapie Sportswear, Pearl Izumi and Assos.

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Review: POC DID Sunglasses

After winning the 2012 Giro d’Italia, Garmin-Sharp’s Ryder Hesjedal had great aspirations for the 2013 Giro and Tour de France. But crashes, illness and other maladies laid waste to his hopes. However, the Canadian still made a tremendous impact in France with his choice of eyewear.

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Review: Voler Black Label Cycling Collection

Voler’s challenges Euros with classy Black Label cycling apparel. The new Black Label line hits new heights in performance, comfort and aesthetics.

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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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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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Review: Diamondback Podium 7 – Campy Super Record

With the Podium 7, Diamondback has made a bold move to break free from its somewhat troubled past, and thrust itself into the conversation with more well-known high-end manufacturers. We take a look at the company’s checkered legacy and its impressive bike.

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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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Gear of the Day: Rapha Arm Screens

At first we were skeptical about the usefulness of Rapha’s Arm Screens. But one ride in blast-furnace conditions in western Colorado changed our mind. Find our why.

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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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Review: Hed Jet 5 Express Aero Wheelset

While a little on the heavy side, these budget-friendly wheels offer excellent aerodynamics, solid braking performance, a smooth ride, and stability in the wind. Find out why.

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Review: WD-40 BIKE Foaming Wash, Degreaser and Protectant

The famous lubrication maker has dove head first into the cycling world with its new WD-40 Bike line. First up we review the foaming wash, degreaser and protectant. We’ll look at its new wet and dry lubes in a separate post.

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Review: Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40C Carbon Clinchers

Mavic’s new carbon clinchers deliver top-shelf braking performance and sexy aesthetics. But some will yearn for a wider rim profile and lower weight.

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Review: Praxis Works Forged Chain Rings

At virtually half the price of a single ring from Shimano, Praxis Work’s Chainrings pack quite the performance and value.

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Review: Saris Freedom Hitch Rack

If you’re looking for a solid rack without too many frills that will get the job done, the Saris Freedom should be at the top of your list. It’s manufactured and assembled in the USA, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Review: Superlight All-Carbon Zero Gravity Gravitas SL Brakeset

From Ted Ciamillo, who pioneered the aftermarket for bike brakes, comes his lightest, all-carbon offering the Zero Gravity Gravitas SL Brakeset.

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Review: G.S. Panache Fleece Bib Short & Leg Warmers

Looking for a top-end, winter weight bib short and leg warmer combination. The G.S. Panache Fleece Bib Short and Leg Warmers fit the bill.

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Review: 2012 SRAM Red Groupset

The lightest & quietest mechanical groupset available today SRAM Red makes a strong argument to ditch any thoughts you had of going electronic.

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Quick Take: Lazer Magneto Sunglasses

Why you want: You get bothered by tight temple arms and would rather not have the arms of your sunglasses sitting on your ears and interfering with your helmet. Pros: Short arms with embedded magnets is a clever new way to attach eyewear to helmet straps. Lack of arms alleviates any discomfort from tight temple […]

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Review: Subaru XV Crosstrek – A good car for cyclists?

Is this a review for a car on roadbikereview? Unlike the Netherlands, most of us still own a car so we might as well get one that fits our cycling lifestyle. Enter the Subaru XV Crosstrek.

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Review: Abus Bordo Series Locks – Compact Bike Protection

Introduction by Francis Cebedo Ahh bike locks, where are they when you need them? Do you use a coiled one under your frame or a big U-Lock that is omnipresent in the front triangle of your bike. Nobody wants the clutter but if you need to run inside the store to grab something, can you […]

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Kate’s Real Food – New Tiki Bar and More

If you’re tired of the same old fashioned energy bar that looks like a melted down piece of wheat bread coated with maple syrup, get ready to try something different. Just like its name, “Kate’s Real Food” is exactly that: real food. Originating from Jackson Hole, WY, Kate’s is now located in Idaho and was […]

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