Road Bike Reviews and News


Marcel Kittel’s Specialized Venge ViAS Disc


Marcel Kittel was among the first pro cyclists to win a road race on a disc brake equipped bike, grabbing glory at the Dubai Tour. Here’s closer look at his Specialized Venge ViAS Disc.

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Bike Check: Nate Erickson’s Black Pearl Specialized Tarmac


“Wherever we want to go, we go. That’s what a bike is, you know. It’s not just wheels and a chain and handlebars. That’s what a bike needs, not what a bike is.”

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Specialized Venge ViAS Disc Tom Boonen limited edition


When you race your bike for 15 years, win four Paris-Roubaix titles, three Tour of Flanders crowns, plus a handful of Tour de France stages and a world title, you get special things when you retire.

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Trek Émonda SLR available with Contador custom paint


Trek has unveiled a custom paint scheme that honors the achievements of Trek-Segafredo rider Alberto Contador, one of the few pro cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours. Check out this beautiful bike.

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Raleigh Stuntman dropper post equipped road bike


Raleigh has expanded their 2017 lineup with several new models, including a new adventure road bike with disc brakes and a dropper post.

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Cipollini NK1K Disc, MCM2 and NKTT


Cipollini has a new U.S. distributor based in Florida and they are bringing several new models stateside for 2017. Here’s the rundown.

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ALLIED Cycle Works ALFA carbon road bike launched


ALLIED Cycle Works is a new bike maker based in Little Rock, Arkansas, producing handmade carbon frames sourced from U.S. materials at competitive prices.

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Canyon Ultimate CF EVO weighs less than 11 pounds


The ultra-light road bike realm has a new entrant. Meet the Canyon Ultimate CF EVO road racer, which has a claimed frame weight of 665g, a wispy 270g carbon fork, and two very high-end builds that can peg total bike weight under 11 pounds.

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Ridley Fenix SL Disc, Liz SL Disc, X-Ride, X-Trail and more


Belgian bike maker Ridley has expanded their offerings with a new line of women’s models, a new endurance bike, a new adventure bike, and a new program aimed at encouraging more women to ride.

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SCOTT takes on larger role with ORICA WorldTour team


Swiss bike maker SCOTT has stepped in as co-title sponsor of the ORICA WorldTour team that’s now known as ORICA-SCOTT. With Australia’s Tour Down Under starting January 14, ORICA-SCOTT racers will ride with the new RC team bike designs the very first time, the SCOTT Foil RC and Addict RC.

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SpeedX launches the new Unicorn of road bikes


They may not exist in the wild, but now there is a unicorn coming to a bike shop near you. Start-up bike maker SpeedX this week unveiled the Unicorn bike, which brings the performance and training benefits of its SpeedX power meter to the bike via a slick piece of integration. Click through to find out more.

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Peter Sagan’s custom Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS


When you’re the two-time defending World Champion, people make special things for you. In the case of Peter Sagan, the latest gift is this custom Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS. This bike looks fast even standing still.

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RoadBikeReview’s top 10 most viewed articles of 2016


The last 12 months have been tough for celebrities, musicians, and democrats, but it’s been an awesome year for bike geeks.

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New True Temper Slim Chance from Fat Chance


Always dreamed of owning a Slim Chance road bike? Don’t miss out on your last chance. To celebrate that bike’s 25th anniversary, Chris Chance is releasing a special limited edition batch. These new frames will share the same geometry as the original models and are built using True Temper OX platinum tubing.

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Framed Rodez road bike review


A good option for the value focused rider, the Framed Rodez brings some high end features to the entry level price point.

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Best bikes from Interbike 2016


There are literally thousands of bikes on display each year at Interbike. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play favorites. Watch this video to see the top choices from the crew at the Global Cycling Network.

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Cervélo set to launch S3 Disc road bike


Free from the constraints of rim brakes, Cervélo’s new S3 Disc has been engineered to be stiffer and more aerodynamic than its rim-brake counterpart.

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2017 Specialized Roubaix first ride review


The newest iteration of the Specialized Roubaix is the lightest frame the California company has ever built, and it features a groundbreaking vibration damping system with 20mm of bump absorbing travel.

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Garneau DreamFactory delivers trifecta of customization


Canadian company earns recognition for its DreamFactory Trilogy Concept, which allows consumers to customize bikes, apparel, and helmet.

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BH Ultralight EVO road bike review


Gone are the days when road bike makers could simply roll out an ultra light claimed frame weight number and expect sales to roll in. So while the BH Ultralight EVO is one very wispy bike (claimed frame weight of under 700 grams) the real question is how does it handle in the real world?

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Highlights from Kona’s 2017 Road Lineup


Kona is best known for its range of mountain bikes, but they also produce a full range of models that include everything from performance road bikes to commuters. Click through for an overview of our favorites.

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Ridley’s new 2017 Helium SLA


Ridley’s new Helium goes aluminum to offer a quality ride at an affordable price. Smooth welds and internal cable routing keep the lines of the Helium SLA clean and sharp.

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New Orbea Orca: full-blooded elite level racer in two flavors


Orbea’s pure race bike comes in disc or non-disc version with a whopping 22 models to suit racer’s needs.

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3T Exploro LTD – aero gravel bike that can run mountain bike tires


New carbon gravel bike from Italian brand 3T can fit both road and mountain bike tires and features aerodynamic tube shapes.

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Ridley’s new 2017 Noah SL Disc first ride review


One of the first aero road bikes to come with disc brakes, the Noah SL Disc provides a solid ride.

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