Road Bike Reviews and News


Ridley’s new Noah and Dean upgraded for 2016

Belgian brand Ridley shows us two of their new entry level models for 2016: the upgraded Noah and the new Dean, redesigned and improved.

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Pro Bike: Michael Rogers Specialized S-Works Tarmac

With the 2016 pro bike racing season about to kick-off with Australia’s Tour Down Under, it’s time to take a look at some of the machines that will be taking to start lines this year.

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Pro Bike: Peter Sagan’s 2016 Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

Sparkly rainbow paint job and lots of personalized nods, including a Slovakian flag and the names of other past winners of the world title.

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Review: Swift Carbon Ultravox TI road bike

Swift Carbon is one of those brands on the periphery. Cool looking, well designed and sponsoring notable teams. But you won’t likely see one of these frames on your weekend ride.Should that change? Read our full review to find out.

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Cervélo unveils new C5 endurance road bike

Cervélo has finally gotten into the endurance road bike realm. This week, the Canadian bike maker best know for its aero road and TT machines launched a steed geared toward the off-the-beaten-path riding crowd.

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Review: Fuji SL 1.3 road bike

This sub-15-pound climbing machine comes stock with the best-in-class Shimano Dura Ace Di2 drivetrain. But does this ultra-lightweight bike deliver true uphill efficiency?

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Riding the Cannondale Slate: What you need to know

With 30mm of front suspension and bulbous (but treadless) 42mm tubeless tires, this category bending bike opens new doors, but not without sacrifice. Find out more in our first ride review.

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2016 il Massimo Minturno Italian road bike

Italian style and craftsmenship in a throw back steel frame keeps things simple.

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First Ride Review: Fuji SL 1.3 lightweight climbing bike

One of the year’s most anticipated bikes just showed up for testing, Fuji’s new lightweight SL 1.3 climbing machine. Launched at this year’s Vuelta España, the claimed weight for the SL frame is a staggering 695 grams. Our test bike’s out of the box weight: a barely UCI-illegal 14.17 pounds.

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Pro Bike: Lizzie Armitstead’s Custom Specialized Amira

Lizzie Armitstead wrapped up her 2015 season in style, winning the the UCI World Cup in Plouay, France, and the world championship title in Richmond, Virginia. To celebrate, Specialized designed custom graphics for the Brit’s Amira race bike that she’ll ride throughout the 2016 season. Have a look.

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First Look: Bird of Prey

If you’ve ever spoken to a recumbent cyclists for any length of time, you’re probably well aware of the superior aerodynamics of the comically shaped machines. A new brand named Bird of Prey is taking that concept and literally flipping it on its head.

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Ted King’s custom Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD

With his 10-year WorldTour racing career coming to a close, Ted King was honored over the weekend with a custom-painted Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD. The gift gifting happened at King’s charity event the Krempel’s King of the Road Challenge, which was created to raise funds for the Krempels Center of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Review: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 SL

American cycling fans are undoubtedly familiar with Canyon Bicycles, even though the German brand isn’t for sale on this side of the Atlantic. Canyon cuts out independent bicycle dealers from the cost structure — and sells some great bikes.

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Round up: 10 of next year’s most intriguing road bikes

The prevailing trend in road bikes? Choice. There is literally something for everyone in the latest crop of new roadsters hitting bike shop floors (and internet showrooms) right now.

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Review: Cipollini Bond road bike

Can a fledgling manufacturer come out of nowhere and produce a legitimately good — if not great — bike? Or is it all marketing and hype? Read our review to find out.

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New Fuji SL road bike 20 percent lighter than predecessor

New SL is improved version of the Fuji Altamira with new innovations such as an octagonal downtube of high-tensile strength carbon, injection-molded cable stops, and a frame with only four bonded joints.

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Review: Sage Cycles Skyline – lightweight titanium road bike

The smooth ride of ti plus a custom parts spec create a super light road bike that will amaze you on the climbs.

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Specialized Allez Sprint X1 criterium racing bike debuts

It appears aluminum road bike frames are coming back in vogue. Specialized has launched a new version of its popular metal machine dubbed the Allez Sprint, and it’s one speedy looking race machine.

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Cannondale Slate road (off-road) bike officially unveiled

Built around the 650b wheel platform and equipped with a 30mm suspension fork dubbed the Lefty Oliver (as in ride “all over”), the new Slate (as in “clean slate”) blurs the lines between road and dirt trail riding.

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2016 Scott Foil first ride review

Lighter, stiffer, faster, more comfortable: Those are the claims made by the makers of the new Scott Foil aero road bike. See how it fared in our first ride review.

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Motobecane introduces new SuperRoad line-up

On-line bike seller Bikes Direct has unveiled its 2016 line-up of Motebecane road bikes. Dubbed SuperRoad, the emphasis is on go-anywhere performance thanks to clearance for up to 700x45c (or 29×1.75″) tires.

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Felt World Headquarters Tour and Road Bike lineup for 2016

R&D, testing and world HQ tour of Felt Bicycles and a look at the new Felt IA FRD, AR FRD, F1x, Z2, ZW4 and more.

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New Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD and CAAD12

SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD billed as the ultimate in pure road racing performance, while new CAAD12 is deemed Cannondale’s best performing alloy bike.

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Tour de France 2015: Mark Cavendish’s stage 7 winning Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

Manx Missile rides new aero road bike to first Tour triumph since 2013.

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Tour de France 2015: Jakob Fuglsang’s Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS

Arguably the most talked about bike leading up to this year’s Tour de France is Specialized’s new S-Works Venge ViAS aero roadster. Here’s a look at Astana’s Jakob Fuglsang’s race rig.

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