Road Bike Reviews and News


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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$3k Endurance Bike Shootout: Trek Domane 4.7 Review

This Sharp looking steed boasts a complete 11-speed Shimano Ultegra 6800 drivetrain and delivers a silky smooth ride. See what else our review team discovered during the $3,000 Endurance Bike Shootout.

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Felt 2015 Preview: AR FRD Di2, F3 and IA2 – aero, race, tt

Check out some highlights from Felt Bicycles 2015 lineup. Featured here are the AR FRD Di2 aero road bike, the F3 workhorse racer and the IA2 time trial weapon.

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Mega Tech Gallery: Race bikes for all 22 Tour de France teams

Every member of the pro peloton has access to a dedicated time trial machine, plus at least two or three road bikes. Aero, lightweight, compliant – there’s usually a bike that focuses specifically on one of those coveted characteristics. Here are some – but certainly not all – of those beautiful race machines.

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Tour de France Tech: Tejay van Garderen’s BMC Team Machine SLR01

Bike of choice for the top American in this year’s Tour de France.

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Tour de France Tech: Peter Sagan’s Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod

Get an up close look at the bike that’s been looking back at you during the Tour de France.

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First Look: $2500 Cervélo R2 endurance road bike

New wallet friendly offering utilizes many of same features found in the R3.

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First Look: Jamis Renegade disc-equipped adventure road bike

This past weekend Jamis Bicycles introduced the Renegade, a carbon-fiber, disc brake-equipped adventure road bike geared toward the burgeoning gravel grinding segment. First ride honors went to pro rider Tyler Wren, who placed a solid third in the Crusher in the Tushar, a challenging 84-mile race in Utah that’s held on equal parts paved and […]

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Tour de France Tech: Froome’s Pinarello F8 and Contador’s Specialized Tarmac

On the first rest day of the 2014 Tour de France, RoadBikeReview pays tribute to two bikes (and their riders) who will be getting more than 24 hours of downtime.

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Bike Review: Tommaso Superleggera Dura Ace 9000

Tommaso’s Superleggera combines top-end Shimano componentry with a swanky carbon for a relative pittance. Is it the bargain bike of the century or too good to be true? Find out here.

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Tour de France Tech: Vincenzo Nibali’s Specialized S-Works (Shark) Tarmac

Get an up-close look at the bike that’s leading the 2014 Tour de France.

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First Look and Ride: 2015 Giant Defy endurance bike

Giant has unveiled its fully revamped Defy endurance road bike line. The big story: disc brakes and a bump-absorbing integrated seatpost.

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First Look: $20,000 Specialized S-Works McLaren Tarmac

Only 250 are being offered worldwide, including several which will be raced by various Specialized sponsored riders at the upcoming Tour de France.

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First Look: New Trek Émonda, world’s lightest production road bike?

Trek has officially released the new Émonda, which it claims is the world’s lightest production road line. The new line includes the 10.25-pound Émonda SLR 10, again claimed to be the lightest production road bike.

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Contest: Trek Émonda SLR Giveaway

Enter to Win a NEW Trek Émonda SLR Frameset! This contest open to all residents WORLDWIDE! Enter now!

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First Look: Redesigned Wilier Triestina Zero.7 road bike

Building on the previous Zero.7, the new version is claimed to have improved aerodynamics, increased strength and stiffness, refined design, and advanced manufacturing processes.

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$3K Endurance Bike Shootout: Meet the combatants

Endurance bikes are built to be both comfortable — and efficient and powerful. Or put another way, they are the bikes that best suit most of us most of the time. Here we provide a first look at the seven major brand bikes we’ll be testing, and pass on a few initial impressions.

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