About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


Five hydration tips for cyclists


Plus tricks for refueling on go and how to maximize post-ride recovery.

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Best Cycling Computers


The best cycling computers offer the ability to track fitness and form with integrated heart rate and streaming power, not to mention get real-time directions (and even text messages) delivered to that helpful screen.

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Review: LEM MotivAir Helmet


The MotivAir is a well-ventilated cycling helmet that works well for road, gravel, and even cross-country mountain biking

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Best Indoor Trainer Accessories


Indoor essentials to help you make your time on the trainer more enjoyable

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Review: Bontrager Paradigm Elite 25 TLR Gravel Wheelset


A lightweight, trustworthy alloy wheelset that excels on the road and in the gravel, the Bontrager Paradigm Elite boasts a 25mm width and a rapid drive 108 hubs that offer quick engagement.

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Gear Deals: Trainers, Bikes and Rain Gear


Gear Deals: Trainer, Bikes and Rain gear Well, this week most of us are staying at home riding the trainer and catching up on last year’s classics. If you’re looking to upgrade your pain cave or take the jump to a smart trainer, this week’s sale is perfect for you. We have trainers from, Saris, […]

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The Best Indoor Cycling Trainers of 2020


With the winter solstice just around the corner, the reality of riding indoors for a few months is coming fast (if it’s not already here). That’s why it helps to have one of the best bike trainers.

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Gear Deals: Jenson Bike Maintenance and Overhaul Sale


Great deals to help you tune-up your bike for spring and summer riding

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Gear Deals: Check out the Jenson Annual Bike Sale 


Jenson Annual Bike Sale If you’re looking to make a new bike purchase there is no better time than now. The Jenson Annual Bike Sale is jam-packed with deals on road bikes, gravel, cross country, downhill, enduro and everything in between. If you’re looking to spruce up the machine you have don’t worry – there […]

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Check out Park Tool’s New Hydraulic Brake Bleed Kit


With a good, commercial-grade bleed kit, bleeding brakes cleanly is not impossible even for common consumers.

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Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT Price Drop and Stealth mode


Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT Is Going Stealth The ELEMNT BOLT a staff favorite and award-winning GPS Cycling Computer. Until recently it unit was only available in the classic grey and black color combo and went for $250.00 at your local bike shop. The customers have spoken and this popular aero GPS is getting an updated look, […]

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Gear Deals: Spring ahead towards savings!


Gear Deals: Spring ahead towards  savings Spring is nearly here and we have an extra hour of daylight for after-work hammer fests and long weekend rides. Before you rally the crew – you have to make sure your bike is up to the demands. That’s where the gear deals come in, grab all the right […]

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Gear Deals: The Semi-Annual Sale continues


Gear Deals: The Semi-Annual Sale continues For most of us, the winter season is a mix of trainer rides and snow-covered adventures through the forest. For others, its rebuilding and perfecting our machines in preparation for next season and the fun that awaits. No matter what your winter plans may be, we have deals that […]

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Specialized introduces new tech to Recon shoe line


Three-new additions bring new features and more affordable prices

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Review: Vision KOM tubeless-ready road wheels


Add some crowns to your trophy case with this 1,275g climbing wheelset

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Gear Deals: Competitive Cyclist Semi-Annual Sale 


Competitive Cyclist Semi-Annual Sale Now that the President’s Day sales have come and gone, its time to make room for the new spring collections. Competitive Cyclists Semi-Annual sale takes 25% off of nearly all products both mountain and road. No matter what you plan on riding in the upcoming months, there’s a deal for you. […]

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Bontrager unveils lifetime warranty on carbon wheels


The new lifetime warranty covers all Bontrager carbon wheels for road and mountain bikes and comes at no additional cost to the purchaser

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Specialized Releases Romin MIMIC Saddle


Specialized introduced an update to its road saddle line today with the addition of the Romin MIMIC saddle. For those familiar with the Specialized saddle line, you’ll recognize the Romin as its low profile road, cyclocross saddle with trademark cradle in the rear for maximum retention and power transfer. This new edition adds MIMIC technology […]

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Bontrager unveils all-new Elite Road Pedals


Bontrager’s all-new Elite Road Pedals Bontrager announced a major addition to its pedal category today, unveiling a new road pedal that nails the trifecta of lightweight, durability, and affordability. The new Elite Road pedals feature a durable and ultra-lightweight composite body and tip the scales at a mere 250g/set. They also feature fully adjustable release tension […]

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Bontrager release dedicated GR2 Gravel Shoe


A dedicated gravel shoe that tackles all types of terrains with classic styling

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The Robert Axle Project’s Drive-Thru Chain Cleaner


The New Drive-Thru tool makes drivetrain cleaning easier much easier

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First Impressions: Trek Checkpoint SL 7


First Impressions: Trek Checkpoint SL 7 Trek released its 2020 Checkpoint gravel bike lineup, with updates all-around for the new model year. Now a staple in the Trek line, the rear seat tube IsoSpeed Decoupler suspension remains with no update. Same with the BB90 bottom bracket standard and 45mm tire clearance. What is new is […]

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Best Winter Cycling Jackets of 2020


Best Winter Cycling Jackets It can be hard enough finding the motivation to get outside during the winter month. That can be tremendously hard if your fighting to stay warm with lesser gear. We’ve tested and these jackets in the coldest and harshest winter conditions out there and came up with a concentrated list of […]

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Gear deals: Conquer the Snow and slush


Deals: Conquer the Snow and slush Dial-in your winter training gear and your warmth with these gear deals from Competitive Cyclist, Jenson and Back Country.com. Winter weather can make riding outside hard but with the correct gear, you’ll find the cold weather and snow is just as fun as when you were a kid. So […]

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Winter Outerwear Sale at Competitive Cyclist


Winter Outerwear Sale at Competitive Cyclist Now that winter has settled in, the days are cold the riding conditions border on an adventure. There is no better time to dial in your outerwear and get the gear that will let you embrace the snow. Because there are no bad riding conditions – only the wrong […]

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Gravel and all road sales at Jenson


Gravel and all-road sales at Jenson This week the sales are wide and plenty, ahead you’ll find savings for the upgrades on your mountain, camping, and gear all around. So are you ready for the snow and cold weather roads and trails? If not, check out some of the tires with extra grip and puncture […]

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Crush the cold weather with Competitive Cyclist


Crush the cold weather with savings from Competitive Cyclist For most of us, the winter season is a mix of trainer rides and snow-covered adventures through the forest. For others, its rebuilding and perfecting our machines in preparation for next season and the fun that awaits. No matter what your winter plans may be, we […]

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Rapha release eye-catching 2020 EF-Education First Kit


Rapha release EF-Education First Kit In 2019, Rapha made a spectacular return to the pro peloton as a partner of EF Pro Cycling. The season exceeded all expectations, with WorldTour wins and podium positions at some of the world’s most respected gravel and off-road events. Lachlan Morton who took part in most Alternative Calendar events […]

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Gear of the year: Jordan Villella’s picks


Great gear from Specialized, Bontrager, Vittoria, Salsa and Garmin

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New year savings on GORE winter essentials and more


New Year savings on GORE, Assos and more. Now that the New Year is rolling, so must the wheels on our bicycles. Riding in the winter can be hard without the right gear and motivation. Sometimes motivation can come from the right gear though and knowing that you’re in for a pleasurable ride. How about […]

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Cannondale enters e-road with the SuperSix EVO Neo


Electric-assist version of Cannondale’s legendary road bike hits the market

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Top 10 ways to avoid holiday weight gain and still party


The season is over, it’s snowing outside, you’re pounding nut roll like you’re getting paid for it. Off-seasons are for gluttony and sedentary life right? Wrong! Well, wrong if you have hefty goals of breaking PR’s, pushing your limits and arriving fit this spring.

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Ritte surges back with the Satyr steel gravel bike


Ritte Satyr Steel Gravel Bike The road hasn’t always been paved. In fact, there haven’t always been roads. Or paths. Or trails. Or tracks. Somewhere along the way, we became less rugged, more fearful of the woods and deserts. We became serious and conservative, riding for structured training rather than fun. It’s time to balance […]

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Rapha Launches Indoor Training Apparel


Rapha Launches Indoor Training Apparel From gentle warm-ups to sweat-drenched sufferfests, returning from injury, or recovering midweek, the indoor trainer is an oft-maligned piece of equipment with a lot to say for itself. Even before the turbo got smart, it was responsible for race wins and world records. Now there’s been something of a renaissance. […]

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Black Friday starts early with the Brand Sale at Jenson


Black Friday Brand Sale at Jenson The Black Friday deals are starting early over at Jenson. Every day they are adding more and more brands to the growing list of brand names on sale. Check out deals from; Garmin, GIRO, KONA, FOX and much more. Now – onward to the deals! a YETI SB150 CARBON […]

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Check out Sage Titanium’s new Storm King monster cross


Sage Titaniums unveils the Storm King Sage Bicycles is a company based in Beaverton, Oregon, and offers custom and semi-custom titanium bikes. Recently Sage released a jaw-droppingly stunning, made in the USA drop-bar rig, aptly named the Storm King. The Storm King, which is named after a singletrack trail just west of Bend, Oregon, that […]

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Cold weather gear deals at Jenson


The cold weather is rolling in, and you don’t want to get caught out lacking the right gear. So make sure you have the right gear in your arsenal to hit the roads and trails with confidence.

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Shop early Black Friday deals at Jenson


You’ll find everything a rider needs to get rolling this winter and stay safe on the roads. This sale has lights, bikes, shoes and more.

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Rapha expands the Explore Collection


Rapha releases new Explore Collection We don’t stop exploring just because the weather gets cold. Off-road riding in winter can often throw up the most rewarding adventures, as well as plenty of mud and grime. But to get the most of your riding, you’ll need the right gear. The expanded Rapha Explore range features brand […]

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Santa Cruz and Yeti sale at Competitive Cyclist


The season isn’t over and the trails are calling, visit them with a new ride. It can be an early winter gift from you to your inner shredder. Now – On to the sale!

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Falling bike prices at Jenson and Competitive Cyclist


Are you just waiting to push the button on that new ride? Well, Jenson and Competitive Cyclist have some good news for you.

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Autumn saving from Competitive Cyclist and Jenson


Changing leaves means changing gear, swapping out lightweight jerseys for vests and file treads for mud.

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Fall finds and great gear at Jenson USA


The changing leaves and the smell in the air begging for hard rides and recovery beers. So outfit yourself and your steed to make this fall something to remember.

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LEM Helmets Launches New MotivAir cycling helmet


LEM Helmets Launches New MotivAir cycling helmet LEM Helmets, the Morgan Hill CA manufacturer of performance-driven cycling helmets for road, mountain, commuter, and kids, introduced its new lightweight Motiv Air cycling helmet. Precision-built for road, cross-country, and gravel cycling, the 220 gram (size M) helmet features LEM’s proprietary Exo Carbon technology and low-density EPS foam […]

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Salsa introduces all-new redesigned Cutthroat line


Salsa Cycles announces 2020 Cutthroat line Today Salsa introduces the all-new 2020 Cutthroat, the first redesign of its ground-breaking ultra-endurance model since its introduction in 2015. For those unfamiliar, the Cutthroat is Salsa Cycles Tour Divide-inspired drop-bar bike. It is born on the endless ribbons of mixed surfaces, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route offers. […]

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Weekend savings from Jenson USA


his week the sales are wide and plenty, ahead you’ll find savings for the upgrades on your mountain, road and gear all around.

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Jenson Deals of the weekend – Save big on everything!


Are you ready for the changing weather and riding conditions? Do you have the gear to make it the best riding of the year?

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Rapha announces casual Mechanic Collection


The Rapha Mechanic Collection. If you race or ride regularly chances are you get your hands covered in grease on the regular. Whether that’s from cleaning cassettes or tearing apart a fork, you’re working on making the ride better. Rapha’s new Mechanics Collection is devoted to the wrench turning garage tech in all of us. […]

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Wahoo Fitness Acquires Speedplay Pedals


Wahoo Fitness, on the heels of their purchase of indoor training app The Sufferfest,announces their acquisition of storied cycling pedal brand, Speedplay. Wahoo, major player connected fitness devices, has today announced its acquisition of Speedplay, the iconic pedal brand found on the bicycles of athletes such as Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, two-time […]

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Summer Send-Off from Competitive Cyclist


When the leaves start to change and when the trails dew-covered for the morning shred, you know what’s around the corner.

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