Road Bike Reviews and News


Tour: The Vanilla Bicycles Workshop

Shop employs ‘A-list’ guest builders using a utilitarian approach to shorten lead time for delivery of custom bikes.

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NAHBS 2015: And the winners of this year’s show are…

Each year, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show brings together a unique and talented assortment of frame builders and bike enthusiasts. Some builders went above and beyond the rest and were recognized at the awards ceremony for their creativity, vision, and craftsmanship. Here is a run-down of some of this year’s winners.

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NAHBS 2015: Best in show road bikes

See the winning bikes from this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

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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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