Road Bike Reviews and News


Interview: Specialized creative specialist Chris D’Aluisio

Meet the man who steers road bike innovation for the Big Red S, and find out what drives the company’s creative processes.

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Ritte launches Ace flagship road bike frameset

The Los Angeles-based bike maker has rolled out its latest road frame. Highlight features include monocoque construction and a molding process that uses a hard inner mold and bladder system.

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Specialized launches S Build semi-custom bike program

Responding to what it describes as an on-going request from dealers, Specialized has launched S Build, a semi-custom bike program that allows customers to create the bike of their dreams, as long as it fits within a number of parameters.

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Video: Bikes of the 2015 WorldTour pro teams

With the 2015 WorldTour race season well underway, it’s time to take a look at the bikes and gear that will propel the fastest men on two wheels as they roar across the roads of Europe and beyond.

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First Look: Ridley Noah SL carbon race bike, X-Night SL cross bike and 4ZA carbon wheels

Some highlights from Belgian brand Ridley for 2015 and 2016 including the Ridley SL carbon race bike, the X-Night SL cross bike and carbon wheels from 4ZA.

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First Look: KHS Flite 900 and Flite 747

Two highlights from the KHS 2015 lineup including their race-ready, Ultegra kitted Flite 900 carbon and the unique Flite 747 road bike designed for big and tall riders.

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Review: Motobecane Le Champion Team Ti

It’s always a mystery how Motobecane is able to sell a bike with parts that cost twice the asking price. But does the frame on which all these parts hang pass muster? Read on and find out.

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Eddy Merckx Cycles relaunches steel bike production

First offering will be $17,500 limited edition model signed by the man himself.

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Pro Bike: Peter Sagan’s Specialized S-Works Venge (Video)

See the bike that just might win a spring classic and the Tour de France green jersey.

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News: Replica Trek Factory Racing Team bikes now available

Wisconsin-based bike maker Trek is making all three of its pro team’s primary race bikes available to the public via the company’s custom bike program.

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News: Mavic auctioning bike for Davis Phinney Foundation

Bid now on limited edition Seven Axiom SL with 125th Anniversary Mavic wheels and a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.

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Spotted: $400,000 24K gold plated road bike

What do you get for the cyclist who has everything? (And we really mean everything.) How about a gold plated bike, MSRP £250,000 British pounds, or just shy of $400,000 at current exchange rates.

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First Look: Culprit Bicycles Junior One kid’s Di2 road bike

For the aspiring young racer in the family, Taiwan-based Culprit Bicycles has launched a kid’s sized road bike with electronic shifting.

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Exotic Foreign Imports: 5 racey new road bikes from Europe

Extensive integration, aero enhancements, ultra light weight, and lots of racing heritage are just of some of the hallmarks.

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Interbike: Marin Lombard Elite Adventure Road Bike

The Marin Lombard Elite is a great pick for commuting, training and exploring, and it’s available for $1,399.

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Review: Trek Émonda SLR 8 with Shimano Dura-Ace mechanical

New racey climber bike ticks all the right boxes — and yes, it’s really light.

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Eurobike: 2015 Giant Defy Advanced SL

Giant’s 2015 Defy Advanced SL is lightest road frame ever produced by world’s largest bike maker.

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Pro Bike: Jens Voigt’s Colorado Chrome Trek Madone

The affable German who coined the famous phrase Shut Up Legs has finally decided to call it a career. To commemorate the occasion, Trek made him a very special bike.

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$3k Endurance Bike Shootout: And the winners are…

Find out which bikes our test team anointed Best Gran Fondo Racer, Best Climber, Best Pure Gravel Road Racer, and Best In Test.

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$3k Endurance Bike Shootout: 2014 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Review

The original “comfort” bike continues to deliver a smooth ride thanks in part to a quartet of bump absorbing inserts.

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$3k Endurance Bike Shootout: Felt Z3 Review

It may not be the sexiest bike around, but the Felt Z3 delivers solid rough road performance utilizing classic frame shapes and innovative design.

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$3k Endurance Bike Shootout: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Review

Meet a more budget-friendly version of the bike that members of the Cannondale Pro Cycling team rode at races such as Paris Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders.

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$3k Endurance Bike Shootout: Scott Solace 20 Review

With its unique frame design and light weight, this is a supremely comfortable bike that can scoot up hills and rail rough roads.

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$3k Endurance Bike Shootout: Jamis Xenith Endura Elite Review

If you’re looking for a true gravel grinder that could also be converted into a capable commuter bike, the Jamis Xenith Endura Elite is worth a look.

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$3k Endurance Bike Shootout: Giant Defy Advanced 1 Review

This solid all-around bike handled rough road and smooth hilly tarmac with equal aplomb. The only problem is whether or not you can still find one.

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