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Featured User Review: 2013 Cannondale EVO Hi-Mod Dura Ace

Featured User Review: 2013 Cannondale EVO Hi-Mod Dura Ace by DirtDad MSRP Price: $7990 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 4 of 5 Strengths: Lightness, efficiency, comfort, geometry Weaknesses: It does all things well, but it is not as aero as a full aero bike (which are heavier), or as comfy as a more […]

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Featured User Review: Selle SMP Dynamic Road Saddle

Featured User Review: Selle SMP Dynamic Road Saddle by Artur N MSRP Price: $240.00 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Strengths: Quality, design, comfort in any situation. Weaknesses: Price, but you pay for an outstanding saddle. Bottom Line: I always considered that saddles are the most important componet on a bike […]

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Featured User Review: Hutchinson Intensive Road Tubeless Tire

Featured User Review: Hutchinson Intensive Road Tubeless Tire by dekindy MSRP Price: $100.00 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Strengths: Good ride, durable, and easy to mount and inflate if you follow the proper technique. Primary reason I switched is the stiffer sidewalk and lower possibility of tire coming off the […]

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Featured User Review: Trek 1.1 Road Bike

Featured User Review: Trek 1.1 Road Bike by Jeffry2812 Price Paid: $500.00 Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 4 of 5 Strengths: This is an EXCELLENT entry level bike! Emphasis on ENTRY LEVEL. I have put over 3000 miles on it, and am still able to honestly say money WELL spent, even though if […]

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Featured User Review: Giant Defy Advanced 2 Road Bike

Featured User Review: Giant Defy Advanced 2 Road Bike by darwinosx Price Paid: $2595.00 Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Summary: This is a review of the 2012 Giant Defy Advanced 2. I’m 52 and have been riding high end road bikes for 35+ years. Most recently titanium in the form […]

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Featured User Review: Campagnolo Zonda 2-Way Fit Clincher Wheelset

Featured User Review: Campagnolo Zonda 2-Way Fit Clincher Wheelset by Andrew McLaren Price Paid: $475.00 Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Summary: I’ve put about 100km onto these with Hutchinson tubeless tires (Intensive on the rear, Fusion 3 on the front), and the ride quality is an enormous improvement vs. the […]

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Featured User Review: Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive Floor Pump

Featured User Review: Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive Floor Pump by Gary Lee Price Paid: $79 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Summary: Let’s face it, we’d all love to get the top model CNC Floor Drive, but when practicality and affordability come into play the best bang for the buck out […]

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Featured User Review: Mavic Ksyrium Elite (’09) Clincher Wheelset

Featured User Review: Mavic Ksyrium Elite Clincher Wheelset (’09) by froze Price Paid: $400 Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Summary: Recently I had the idea of buying some new wheels for my Look 555. Originally, I bought Ksyrium Equipes when putting the bike together. Those wheels provided over 3000 miles […]

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Write a Review Contest Winner: froze – Featured User Review: CycleOps Fluid2 Trainer

Congrats to froze, the first winner of the Write a Review Contest and the new proud owner of a Philips SafeRide LED Bike Light! Featured User Review: Featured User Review: CycleOps Fluid2 Trainer by froze Price Paid: $220.00 at Summit Cycling Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Most of […]

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Featured User Review: Shimano SH-RW80 Winter Road Shoe

Featured User Review: Shimano SH-RW80 Winter Road Shoe by Johan Mokhtar Price Paid: $125.00 at merlincycles.co.uk Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Independent Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel SE, Chorus 11, Zipp 101′s, ENVE carbon Cockpit Favorite Ride: Anything over 50 miles Summary: My feet get cold easily and quickly […]

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Featured User Review: Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel Road Bike

Featured User Review: Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel Road Bike by AJ Moellenbeck Price Paid: $2750.00 at LBS Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Independent Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel SE, Chorus 11, Zipp 101′s, ENVE carbon Cockpit Favorite Ride: Anything over 50 miles Summary: Simply beautiful, incredible, and amazing. The […]

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Featured User Review: Cervelo Soloist Carbon Road Bike

Featured User Review: Cervelo Soloist Carbon Road Bike by Jay Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Cervelo Soloist Carbon/S2 Frame Full DA7800 Cosmic Carbone SL (2007) FSA cockpit Favorite Ride: Federal Highway ACT/NSW Summary: Ive ridden and raced this bike for almost three years. It really is a solid […]

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Featured User Review: Giro Prolight SLX Road Shoe Review

Featured User Review: Giro Prolight SLX Road Shoe Review by jeff Price: $360 MSRP Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Della Santa, Campy Record, baby! Favorite Ride: Any Summary: I’ve ridden 25+ years. Had a lot of different shoes. My feet are narrow, so much so, I slide around […]

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Featured User Review: Wilier Izoard Road Bike Review

Featured User Review: Wilier Izoard Road Bike Review by bruce.russell63 Price: $1700.00 at Competive Cyclist Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Full Rival, Mid-range FSA stem, bars, seatpost. Aksiums. Schwalbe Luganos. Total bike weighs in at about seventeen pounds on a quite accurate scale (wife has an eating disorder–nuf […]

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Featured User Review: Cannondale CAAD8 Optimo 1 Road Bike Review

Featured User Review: Cannondale CAAD8 Optimo 1 Road Bike Review by Steve Harper Price: $2488.00 at Bike & Run, London Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Felt Aero wheels with ceramic bearings, Shimono Ultegra groupset – interchanging compact 50,34 chainset and 1-30 cassette in the hills and 54,42 11-25 […]

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Featured User Review: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7900 STI Dual Control Shifters Review

Featured User Review: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7900 STI Dual Control Shifters Review by Sammy Garcia Price: $399.00 at Blue Sky Cycling Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3, Reynolds Thirty Two carbon tubular wheelset, Vittoria Corsa EVO SC, Easton EC90 compact crankset, 7900 Shifters (now), 7800 RD, […]

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Featured User Review: SRAM Red Crankset Review

Featured User Review: SRAM Red Crankset Review by Dogpilot Price: $299.00 at Carbon Connection Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Colnago CX-1 Evo all SRAM Red, SRAM S-27 wheels Litespeed Titanium All SRAM Red Mavic Aksium wheels Favorite Ride: Colnago CX-1 EVO Summary: The SRAM Red compact crankset came […]

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Featured User Review: Bell Volt Helmet Review

Featured User Review: Bell Volt Helmet Review by Nick Price: $175 MSRP Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Favorite Ride: Anything Cross Summary: This helmet saved my life. And performed beyond comparison while doing it. I was hit from behind at about 40-45mph while riding very slowly (terrible headwind) which threw […]

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Featured User Review: Tacx Fortius Multiplayer Trainer

Featured User Review: Tacx Fortius Multiplayer Trainer Review by Rich S Price: $1200.00 at LickBike.com Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 3 of 5 Bike Setup: A 2003 aluminum Van Dessel, with carbon rear stays, is mounted on the trainer, with an old tire of course. It’s my second bike, usually confined to the […]

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Featured User Review: Selle SMP Stratos Saddle Review

Featured User Review: Selle SMP Stratos Saddle Review by Simon Price: $300.00 at Ride ‘N’ Style Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 4 of 5 Bike Setup: Cervélo S2 2009, full 2011 SRAM Force, Fulcrum Racing 3′s, SMP Stratos. Favorite Ride: Perth Hills – Pickering Brook Summary: Follow the sizing guidelines on their website […]

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Featured User: Speedplay Zero Stainless Road Pedals

Featured User: Speedplay Zero Stainless Road Pedals by mfioretti Price: $180.00 at Trek Store West, Madison Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Colnago CLX 2.0 w/ Campagnolo Chorus/Athena mix, Campagnolo Khamsin wheels, Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp, 3T bars and stem, Fizik Arione. Favorite Ride: Southwest Wisconsin Summary: I decided to […]

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Featured User Review: Fuji Touring Road Bike

Featured User Review: Fuji Touring Road Bike by Ray Lovinggood Price: $800.00 at Cycle Logic Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Headlight: Cygolite Expilion 250 Taillight: PDW Dangerzone Rack Pack: Lone Peak RP-700 (used every day) Baskets: Basil Cardiff (installed and used occasionally). Fenders: SKS to be installed very […]

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Featured User Review: Colnago CLX 2.0 Road Bike

Featured User Review: Colnago CLX 2.0 Road Bike by BikerBobT Price: $3300 at Free Flite Bicycles – Marietta, GA Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Campy Athena/Chorus 11-Speed with FSA Team Issue cranks, FSA OS 150 stem and handlebars., Colnago labeled saddle, brakes, and tires. Summary: I wanted to […]

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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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Featured User Review: Specialized Tricross Sport Cyclocross Bike

Featured User Review: Specialized Tricross Sport Cyclocross Bike by Matthew Price: $1150.00 at City Bikes, Washington Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Swapped the 32c tires for 25c. Threw on some lights and ditched the reflectors. Added a bell to ward off pedestrians. All the little things that make […]

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