Road Bike Reviews and News

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 road bike line

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 (updated)

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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Review: VeloVie Vitesse 500 carbon road bike with SRAM Red

Web-based, direct-to-consumer seller VeloVie aims to deliver a high-end ride at an affordable price. Label whores need not apply. They hit the bullseye with the Vitesse 500.

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First Look: Ridley Fenix Disc endurance road bike

Belgian bike maker is the latest to take the plunge into the road disc game. But they’ve opted not to spec the bike with thru-axles.

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Pro Bike: Nairo Quintana’s Giro d’Italia winning Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

Take an up-close look at the winning bike from Germany’s top consumer-direct bike seller.

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First Look: Pinarello Dogma F8 aero road bike

Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome and the rest of his Team Sky teammates will have a new weapon when the world’s most important bike race gets rolling in early July.

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First Look: New Specialized Tarmac and Tarmac Disc

The Big Red S has revamped its popular race bike platform, employing size specific carbon lay-up and adding a disc-brake model.

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News: Lapierre making new push into U.S. bike market

Lapierre’s American brand managers are taking a pragmatic marketing scheme: build innovative, race-ready road bikes and sell them at a wide range of price points.

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News: Culprit debuts budget-friendly disc-equipped alloy racer

Fledgling bike maker Culprit continues to try to make a name for itself, adding this racer-on-a-budget friendly rig for under $2,000.

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News: Trek unveils Domane Disc endurance road bike

New rig comes in 4.0 and 6.9 iterations, has post mount disc brakes, and thru-axles front (15mm) and rear (12×142).

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First Look: Parlee ESX aero road bike

Well-regarded custom frame builder Parlee set out to create a bike that cheated the wind, but still rode like a traditional road frame. With the ESX, they claim to have succeeded.

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Sea Otter Video: Diamondback Podium Equipe Team Optum Edition 2014

Diamondback recently upped their presence in the road cycling world by announcing a partnership with Optum Pro Cycling. Diamondback Road Marketing Manager James Weigand discusses the new team bike.

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Sea Otter Video: Fezzari Bicycles Road Disc Bike 2014

Fezzari Bicycles Marketing Manager Tyler Cloward offers up a Sea Otter sneak peek at their new road disc bike offering.

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First Look: Lapierre Pulsium endurance race bike (with suspension)

France’s Lapierre joins the growing number of bike makers producing endurance road models with tangible rear end bump absorption.

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Sea Otter: First look at Fezzari’s disc-equipped road bike

Utah-based direct-to-consumer bike seller Fezzari will plunge wheels first into the road disc arena in mid-summer 2014, releasing a disc-equipped full carbon tarmac tamer with thru-axles front and rear.

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