Road Bike Reviews and News


Open Cycle Unbeaten Path ready for road, cross, even MTB

One of the most interesting drop bar bikes we spotted at the Sea Otter Classic was the U.P. (Unbeaten Path) from Open Cycle, a bike loosely defined as “gravel plus.”

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Moots releases Vamoots RSL limited edition road bike

In honor of its 35th anniversary, Moots Cycles has unveiled the Vamoots RSL limited edition road. Only 50 of these specially painted road bikes will be built by the Colorado-based expert in all things titanium.

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New Trek Domane SLR features adjustable rear decoupler

Building on what is already the company’s most popular road bike platform, Trek has unveiled the new Domane SLR with an adjustable IsoSpeed rear decoupler that allows fine tuning for terrain and a rider’s vertical compliance preference.

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Top 5 weirdest road bikes of all time

Bike design has always been a bastion of creativity, some of it contemporary, some downright crazy. These five off-the-wall two-wheeled creations fall squarely in the coocoo camp.

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Brooks celebrates 150th anniversary with beautiful bikes

Brooks England is celebrating its 150th anniversary by enlisting some of the world’s best bike builders to create various interpretations of a “Brooks Bicycle.”

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Lightweight Urgestalt road bike review

RoadBikeReview spent time on this breathtaking matte black piece of two-wheeled art. Find out if it was a true masterpiece or not.

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NAHBS 2016: Soulcraft Treehorn – road PLUS adventure bike

Sean Walling crafted a bike around WTB’s new 650x47c road Plus tires. Why so wide? Why not!

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NAHBS 2016: Caletti’s Award winning road bike features intricate artwork

Check out John Caletti’s Award Winning (Best Finish) road racer from NAHBS with an intricate hand painted frame. Also featured is Caletti’s “production model” all around bike called the Scrambler.

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NAHBS 2016: Crumpton Type 5 Disc Brake – carbon and custom

If you are looking for a full custom, full carbon frame you will do well to check out Austin, TX based Crumpton Cycles. Featured here is Nick’s new “all-road” version that can pull dirt duty and race crits on Sunday.

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NAHBS 2016: English Cycles 9.9 lbs stainless steel road bike

Rob English designed and built this ultralight weight racer for a very demanding Cat 1 customer with very high expectations. Himself.

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Wilier Triestina Zero.6 road bike first look

In celebration of 110 years in the bike building business, Italy’s Wilier Triestina is rolling out the new Zero.6 road bike.

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Specialized lowering price on Allez Sprint framesets

Frameset dropping from $1350 to $1100 (including carbon fork, headset, and Venge ViAS aero seatpost). Come July, the Big Red S will roll out three complete Shimano-equipped 2x builds.

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Be first to own 2016 Specialized Tarmac with SRAM eTap

EBay auction supporting World Bicycle Relief is first chance to own top-shelf Tarmac race bike spec’d with SRAM’s eTap wireless shifting drivetrain.

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Orbea revamps Orca road bike

What makes the new Orbea Orca road bike unique? It starts with shaving weight while maintaining stiffness and ride quality.

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Alchemy unveils Atlas carbon road bike

Engineered for the diverse riding demands of Colorado’s Front Range, the Atlas is an all-rounder designed to attack long flats, technical descents and withering climbs.

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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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