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Review: Totem Pole Rack by UpRight Designs

The Totem Pole concept is a simple one. Hang the bikes on a car rack by the wheel, just as many folks do in their garage. Stack them together, hold them down with a strap and voila.

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Look X85 Cyclocross Bike with Disc Brakes

Update Dec. 16 We continue to be impressed by the speed and versatility of the Look X85 bike. The bike has proven to be an agile bike that accelerates well and gets up the big hills with ease. Yet, it rides comfortably as the stays absorb much more of the vibrations present in our steel […]

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Bike Glow Safety Light Review

Bike Glow Safety Light – $24.95 MSRP One of the biggest problems facing bike riders who commute in the dark is visibility. Not seeing, but being seen. Sure there are thousands of blinkers in every shape and size with a plethora of blinking options, but to drivers who see red lights every time they sit […]

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K-Edge Computer Mount for Garmin Edge Review

K-Edge started with one simple product, an aluminum chain catcher. The chain catcher was a simple product with a simple goal, to help Kristin Armstrong win the Gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. She did just that and later repeated the feat again in 2012. That simple chain catcher would eventually be known as the […]

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1up USA Bike Rack Review

There exists a bike rack out there with a cult-like following. We took a look at the user reviews on Mtbr and it exhibited a staggering 4.8/5 stars with 96 reviews. We looked at their site and were not that impressed as the photos don’t do it any justice. But we’ve used a couple of […]

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Indoor Bicycle Trainer Buyers Guide

Winter has arrived and for most of us, that means the small amount of time we had in the early evening to squeeze in a ride has vanished. Not only is it darker earlier, but winter storms, rain, snow, and sleet will keep a lot of us off the roads this winter. Cyclists are then […]

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Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Review

MSRP: Front wheel-$1,215. Rear wheel-$1,485. $2,700 for the set. Weight Claimed weight, wheelset without quick releases: 1498 grams. Actual weight: 1535 grams; this included rim strips which likely makes up the 37 gram difference. Front wheel: 680 grams (claimed). 690 grams actual with rim strip. Rear wheel: 818 grams (claimed). 845 grams actual with rim […]

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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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Fuji D-6 Special Edition Triathlon Frame Review

Fuji D-6 Special Edition Triathlon Frame Review – By Twain Mein MSRP: $2499 for this Special Edition C-10 high modulus frame in matte-black Also available fully built, the Fuji D-6 1.0 and 2.0 range from $5619 to $8119. The Fuji D-6 3.0 and 4.0 have a slightly heavier frame and retail from $2449 to $2799. […]

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Betabrand Bike to Work Britches Review

We realize that bike-specific jeans (bike-to-work jeans) are not a typical product we’d review here at RoadbikeReview. Most bike-to-work jeans, while being functional, are much too skinny for this reviewer to even consider wearing, or they aren’t made of jean material, which also immediately disqualifies them from being considered. In this case, the Betabrand Bike […]

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Selle SMP Carbon Saddle Pro Review

Selle SMP is an Italian company that was founded in 1947 by Martino Schiavon, a young craftsman who started creating bicycle seats by hand in his attic. Martino was inspired by the racing efforts of fellow countrymen Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali in such races as the Giro d’ Italia and the Tour de France. […]

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NAHBS Roadbikereview Videos and Photos and Awards.

Every year, there is a pilgrimage of some of the country’s best bike builders to a city selected by NAHBS to showcase the best hand made bikes. This year, the city was Sacramento and it attracted a ton of builders from around the country and around the world.  The halls were jam-packed each day with […]

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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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Look Keo Blade Carbon Pedals Pro Review

Look Keo Blade Carbon Pedals Pro Review – By Twain Mein MSRP: $399.95 Weight: 190 grams (claimed), 187 grams (actual) Larger surface area Innovative “leaf spring” retention system Look revolutionized cycling in 1984 with the creation of the clipless pedal. It is incredible to think that Fignon and Hinault and all of their predecessors used […]

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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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First Look – 2012 Ritchey C260 WCS Stem

Ritchey unveiled three new products at the recent DealerCamp expo out in Park City, Utah. First of those three products was the C260 WCS Stem. We were able to get some time with one recently and can say we’re quite impressed with the new stem. The stem is noticeably light when picked up (100grams for […]

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Chrome Dresden Suede Shoe Review

Chrome Dresden Suede Shoe Review – By Thien Suede upper 100% vulcanized construction Low profile design for easy toe cage integration Re-enforced nylon/glass fiber shank for midsole support Board lasted sole to eliminate pedal hot spot Skid resistant contact rubber on the sole Polyurethane contoured crash pad insole Durable rubber heel cup with reflective safety […]

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LeMond Fitness Revolution Indoor Bike Trainer Review

Lemond Revolution Indoor Bike Trainer Review Price is $499.  $549 with cogset Weight: 32 lbs direct drive eliminates the wheel and tire interface from the trainer Resistance is fan based. Inspired by the original wind resistance trainer that Greg LeMond used to prepare with, LeMond Fitness introduced the all-new Revolution bike trainer earlier this year. […]

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Mad Fiber Carbon Road Wheels Review

Mad Fiber Carbon Road Wheels Review by Twain Mein $2599 MSRP, 4 year warranty 12 spoke front, 18 spoke rear full carbon tubular wheels 60mm front, 66mm rear rim height 1085 grams/pair. 430 grams front, 655 rear. 1980 grams/pair with tires and 13-29 cassette (1280 rear/ 700 front) White Industries rear hub QR levers 44 […]

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Diamond DM-1 Pro Race Review

Diamond DM-1 Pro Race Review – Twain Mein Toray T700 Carbon fiber frameset 73 degree head tube, 73.5 degree seat tube Claimed weights: Frame: 1030 grams, Fork: 380 grams. Actual total w/o pedals: 7460 grams (16lbs 7 oz) Price: $2295 Oversize and tapered 1.25/1.5″ fork Full Shimano Ultegra 6700 gruppo with 53/39 x 11/25 gearing […]

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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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