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.


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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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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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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The Best Indoor Cycling Trainers of 2019


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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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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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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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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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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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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Jenson Drivetrain Deals


Looking for the ultimate cyclocross weapon? Look no further than the Niner BSB RDO. Niner takes learned technologies from their mountain bike racing line and applies it

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Rapha embraces adventure with the Outskirts Collection


The Rapha Outskirts Collection Exploration and adventure come naturally when bicycling miles and miles through the Vietnam countryside. There are few places that present such a spectacular environment for the adventure cyclist.  The searing heat and mainly unmade roads that thread through thick jungle mean that riding a bike there is almost unheard of. But for […]

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Jenson and Competitive Cyclist – End of season blow out


Below are some of the coolest deals we could find in the large SALE sections on Competitive Cyclist and Jenson

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Competitive Cyclist Labor Day sale finds!


We hand-selected some of the coolest and unique finds, mostly 60% off and free shipping, that would appeal to the serious core riders.

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Wheelie awesome weekend deals at Jenson!


A new wheelset is one of the best performance upgrades you can give a bike and will make an insane difference to your riding experience.

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Review: Donnelly EMP gravel tire


The Donnelly EMP gravel tire gets its name from the airport code for Emporia, Kansas, arguably the place that put gravel racing on the map. As the most aggressive gravel tread in the Donnelly’s line-up, the EMP is ready to rail miles of gravel and mix it on the trail.  Donnelly EMP Highlights  Tight tread […]

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REI Back to School Commuter and more blowout


Back to school for millions across the means book bags, bike rides to class and lots of good times with friends.

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Hot weekend deals from Competitive Cyclist


Get your stoke on for the World Cup and upgrade your ride with deals from Competitive Cyclist.

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Review: Kenda Alluvium Pro 700×40 gravel tire


Gravel is big in the cycling world right now and tires are a huge part of a successful gravel ride or race. If you’re trying to find the perfect mix of volume, traction, low rolling resistance, and puncture protection, the Kenda Alluvium comes pretty darn close to a do-it-all gravel tire. The Alluvium is fast […]

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Check out the Shoe Blowout at Jenson USA


Check out these hand-picked deals on everything from Giro Techlace to Scott RC Road shoes. Look for great deals on waffle pattern grips and tools too!

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Sale on Jenson exclusive build bikes – Up to 54% off!


Choosing the perfect road bike, mountain bike, gravel bike, or any bike takes a lot of time. Here are some choice builds for the money.

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Lots of Wheels and Deals at Jenson USA


As the Tour enters the mountains there is not a better time to think about lightening up your bike for your personal TDF.

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First Ride: Specialized $14,000 S-Works Turbo Creo SL


The new Turbo Creo SL is a culmination of years work between the Swiss and California teams in efforts to create an e-bike that roadies and gravel lovers worldwide will appreciate.

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The new Specialized Turbo Creo SL is the lightest e-road bike on the market


Specialized Creo SL Highlights Lightest production e-road bike on the market Fits 700 x 42mm or 650 x 47mm tires  Full fender and gravel adventure-ready Available in four different configurations, including EVO Gravel    Optimized motor output rewards good pedaling practices Customizable motor settings via Turbo app  Price: $9,000-$14,000 Availability: late August 2019 Visit Specialized.com […]

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Cannondale’s new CAAD 13 is a reality-priced race machine


Anyone who owned a Cannondale Advanced Aluminum Design (CAAD) model will attest to its versatility, and ability to go toe-to-toe with carbon-framed counterparts. The CAAD frames empower riders to build a lightweight race machine that won’t break the budget. I still remember the explosive feel when sprinting on my first CAAD 9 —stiff, responsive, and […]

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Freshen up your summer gear with Jenson USA


Our friends at Jenson USA always have some great sales going on. Check out these smoking deals on helmets, tires, tubes and much more!

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Treks new Madone Speed – ready for all the aero


Treks new Madone Speed – from road ride to time trial in a matter of seconds Trek recently unveiled the all-new Madone SLR 6 Disc Speed —the first Madone with integrated, removable aero bars. The new bike is the ideal aero setup for part-time triathletes and anyone who trains and races on the same rig, […]

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Rapha Crit collection is here and ready for twilight racing


Rapha is ready for the mean streets of crit racing – launching a collection that matches the intensity and fun of this breathtaking discipline. In true Rapha fashion, there are some fresh takes on classics like number placement, and the Aerosuit overall.

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Snēk Cycling Launches the Lifeboat Tire Lever


Part metalcore tire lever, valve core remover, bottle opener and 100% made in the USA the Lifeboat lever is built for modern tubeless tires.

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Hot deals from Jenson USA


Our friends at Jenson USA always have some great sales going and this week is no exception. Check out these smoking deals and get them before they are gone.

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Review: Bontrager GR1 – Team Issue Gravel Tire


A fast rolling gravel tire that leans toward the dry, sandy conditions – puncture protected, available in two sizes, and Sven Nys approved.

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Review: SKS SpeedRocker All-Road/Gravel fender set


full coverage fender system that fits tires up to 38mm, fully removable, and no hardware needed — explicitly designed for the off pavement rider and all-weather gravel travelers.

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Review: Sigma ROX 12 GPS Cycling Computer


Equipped with turn by turn navigation, file sharing, on-site route creation and features you’ll find nowhere else – Interested? Read on to find out more.

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Hot Deals from Jenson USA


Our friends at Jenson USA always have some great sales going and this week is no exception. Check out these smoking deals and get them before they are gone.

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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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Review: Bontrager Aeolus Elite Aero-Bike Saddle


A short-nosed, gender neutral, aero-specific road saddle designed to give riders maximum power and comfort in the most aero of positions.

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Wahoo KICKR CORE review


Smart trainer makers Wahoo offer a top tier indoor training experience at a reasonable price with the KICKR CORE flywheel driven smart trainer.

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Salsa Warroad road bike unveiled


The Salsa Warroad is a new endurance all-road line from the gravel grinding lovers that are part of the QBP empire. The bike features endurance road, interchangeable wheel sizes, and full-fender capability.

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Whisky No.9 50D wheels review


The Whisky No.9 50D is a disc-specific carbon wheelset that aims to deliver all-road performance whether racing on flat, fast tarmac or venturing on the rough and rowdy road less traveled.

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