Pro Review Reviews and News


Leopard Cycles DC1 Preview

Introduction by Francis Cebedo Leopard is a bike company local to us as they are located in Half Moon Bay, CA just a few minutes away from the Roadbikereview headquarters. We’ve seen local riders and teams lead the packs here as riders in Leopard bikes charge and dominate many of the races and group rides. […]

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Fizik Antares 00 Wing Flex Braided Carbon Saddle Pro Review

Fizik Antares 00 Wing Flex Braided Carbon Saddle Pro Review Shell: Carbon Foam Core Technology with Wing Flex Technology Rail: Carbon Braided 7×9 Flat saddle shape Full carbon fiber shell Microtex cover Foam Core Technology Made in Italy Weight: Actual Weight: 149 g MSRP: $320 On the right saddle, you can expect to enjoy long […]

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Sugoi RS and RSE Jersey and Bib Short Pro Review

Sugoi RS and RSE Jersey and Bib Short Pro Review – by Steve Cooper As a cyclist, married to a cyclist, we have dinner conversations that can baffle our non-riding friends. Discussion about cleat and pedal choices, upgraded groups, different gearing, hill repeat schedules and endurance distance route planning for example… The honey-do list includes […]

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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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Look Kéo 2 Max Pedals Pro Review

Look Kéo 2 Max Pro Review Brand new design, 12% wider CroMo axles Supplied with Keo Grip cleats (grey). Weight: 130g MSRP: $179 Originally launched at last years Tour de France under sponsored rider Alberto Contador, the latest generation of Keo pedals are the Kéo 2 Max. Available in lightweight composite in either black or […]

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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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Simkins Egg Brake Pro Review

Cost: $385/pair, $195 front only MSRP (complete with brake pads) Aerodynamic and unique Made in the USA Light weight: 287 grams (pair); front 145, rear 142 Available in Red, Black, and Silver Strong braking power Available direct Matt Simkins’ day job use to be working as engineer on eye/ear/nose/throat medical devices. He’s now getting his […]

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Clean Bottle Water Bottle Pro Review

Clean Bottle Water Bottle Pro Review – By Twain Mein 22 oz. capacity 100% non-toxic, BPA-free plastic Removable top and bottom for easy cleaning MSRP: $9.95 each available direct David Mayer is the mind behind the Clean Bottle. And this year he’s burst onto the cycling scene with guerrilla marketing run amok. From spamming the […]

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Keen Coronado Cruiser Commuter Shoe Pro Review

Keen Coronado Cruiser Pro Review 3/4 length plate for increased energy return and support Non-marking rubber outsole Soft rubber forefoot pod for pedal grip Vulcanized eco-friendly construction MSRP – $80 New for Spring of 2010, the Coronado Cruiser is part of a slew of new biking shoes from Keen this year. Answering the call from […]

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Yahoo! Cycling Team’s 2010 Fuji SL-1 Pro – Pro Review

Yahoo! Cycling Team‘s 2010 Fuji SL-1 Pro Reviewed – by Twain Mein Well-built, no nonsense race bike C-7 Carbon Fiber frame Size M/L tested (“53″ size, 55.5 cm effective top tube) 2010 SRAM Force throughout Reynolds Attack Carbon Clinchers (1450 grams) Vittoria Rubino Pro II tires 11-26 cassette, 53×39 standard crank 120 mm Fuji Stem […]

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Oakley Jawbone Performance Eyewear Pro Review

Oakley Jawbone Performance Eyewear Pro Review Available in Vented, Polarized, Photochromic, and Custom Interchangeable nose piece for a customizable fit SWITCHLOCK™ Technology HDO – High Definition Optics Hydrophobic Technology MSRP: $195 – $270 The Oakley Jawbones are the latest performance sunglasses to come out of Foothill Ranch, California to overtake the peloton. If you’ve watched […]

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Camelbak Racebak Wearable Hydration Pro Review

Camelbak Raceback Pro Review – By KWC Camelbak Hydration for the time trial 72 oz reservoir (~3 water bottles) MSRP $100.00 The days are starting to get longer and winter is almost over. That means it’s getting time to put away the cyclocross bikes and start practicing our tuck positions for our time trial bikes. […]

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Norco CRR2 Road Bike Pro Review

Norco CRR2 Road Bike Pro Review – by Twain Mein Size: 58 cm, frame weight 1790 grams (claimed) SRAM Rival drivetrain + Force rear derailleur Ritchey Pro Logic handlebar, Pro 4-Axis stem, Ritchey Pro 2-bolt seat post Mavic Aksium Black wheels (1795 total grams) 11-25 rear cassette/compact 50/34 S550 crank (825 grams) Vittoria Zaffiro Pro […]

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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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Ciamillo GX Cross Cantilevers Brakes Pro Review

Ciamillo GX Cross Cyclocross Brakes Pro Review – By tCXg Price: $299 per wheel Weight: 118g (including pads and cable hanger) CNC’d 6061 alloy arms, end caps & hanger CNC’d 2024 alloy pad holders Full Ti hardware throughout Right out of the box, the Ciamillo GX cross cantilevers are like a punch to the face […]

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Pedal Force TT2 Time Trial Frame Pro Review

Pedal Force TT2 Time Trial Frame Pro Review – By Steve Cooper Targeting budget minded cyclists, Pedal Force has dominated the performance/value segment with frames that handle on par with bikes costing many times more. Their TT2 Triathlon/Time Trial frame, list priced at $900, is no exception. In performance terms the TT2 surrenders nothing to […]

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TRP R960 Road Bike Brakes Pro Review

TRP R960 Road Bike Brakes Pro Review – By Twain Mein Lightweight Dual Pivot caliper brakes Forged and CNC’d 6061 Aluminum Arms Adjustable cartridge pad holders with SwissStop pads Patened “Slyde” quick release Titanium nuts n bolts Available in anodized Red or Black Reach: 39-49mm Claimed weight: 120 grams each; 240 total with pads. Actual […]

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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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Lazer Oxygen O2 Cycling Helmet Pro Review

Lazer Oxygen (O2) Cycling Helmet Pro Review – By Paul Thai Specs: Model: Oxygen (O2) Color Available: (8 total) Black/Grey, White/Silver, White/Red, White/Blue, White/Black, White mat, Black mat, Solid Silver. Material: In molded absorbing foam, Plastic sheet cover and Coolmax pads. Weight: Approximately 310 grams MSRP: $110 Introduction The Lazer Oxygen (O2) helmet is the […]

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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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dznuts High Viscosity Chamois Cream Pro Review

dznuts High Viscosity Chamois Cream Pro Review – By Alex Wheeler Smooth & creamy consistency Lasts a long, long time Plant derived all natural ingredients Tea tree oil – Powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal oil Evodia – An anti-inflammatory and wound healing agent from Chinese herbal medicine Masterwort – (Peucedanum Ostruthium) Found in the Swiss Alps, […]

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