Road Bike Reviews and News


Giant adds disc brakes to TCR road bike lineup

The pro peloton may not be ready for disc brakes, but that’s not stopping the world’s largest bike maker from pushing on with the technology. Giant has rolled out a disc brake version of its popular TCR race bike, along with a new budget priced alloy every-rider bike.

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Trek expands Domane line, adds Women’s Silque

Following the launch of the Domane SLR earlier this year, Trek’s expanding the bump-absorbin

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BMC launches Roadmachine endurance bike line

Composites advances in BMC’s Tuned Compliance Concept and Angle Compliance technologies are claimed to make the disc brake-equipped Roadmachine a new take on the endurance category.

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Gallery: Vincenzo Nibali’s pink Specialized Tarmac

Italian Vincenzo Nibali executed a stunning comeback that saw him go from a distant fourth place to the top of the general classification standings. On Sunday, the home country hero rolled triumphantly into Torino as winner of the 99th Giro d’Italia. Underneath the Astana team captain was this stunning pink hued Specialized Tarmac.

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Gallery: Vincenzo Nibali’s Specialized Tarmac

In what was the one of the most dramatic grand tour stages you’ll ever see, Italian Vincenzo Nibali clawed his way back into contention at the Giro d’Italia. See the bike that helped carry him there.

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Motobecane Le Champion Ti and Carbon with SRAM eTap offers amazing value

Special limited run of Le Champion road bikes are SRAM eTap wireless equipped at a bargain price.

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Gallery: Glen Plake’s mint condition Gios Super Record

Glen Plake is instantly recognizable in ski films due to his two foot mohawk, but this freeride skiing icon has a heart for road racing. When he’s not hitting the slopes, he’s following WorldTour races — and rallying this beautiful Gios road bike.

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Masi Speciale Randonneur – wider tires, steel frame, great looks

Masi’s special edition touring bike strikes the perfect blend of vintage style and modern road Plus tires all at an affordable price.

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When bicycles are designed by regular folks

From the fascinating experiment department comes this project from designer Gianluca Gimini. A few years back she started asking people to draw a bicycle from memory. Sounds simple, right? Not so much…

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Parlee Z-Zero road bike review

We take a spin on this high-end made-in-the-USA roadster with 11-speed Dura Ace mechanical drivetrain and Corima Carbon tubulars. Find out how it performed.

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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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