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.


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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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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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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Best Bike Trainers


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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Best energy bars


Energy bars have come a long way from the days of nearly inedible chalk-like bricks that graced our CamelBaks in the 1990s. Now there are options for almost every diet and taste.

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Garmin Varia RTL510 radar taillight


Garmin updated its Varia radar unit making it easier to know when oncoming vehicles are approaching. Read on and find out how!

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CERO One review


The CERO One is billed as the ultimate compact electric cargo bike that’s purpose-built to move people and goods. It has a customizable modular cargo system, one-size-fits-most versatility, and a solid component mix.

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FSA K-Force Light AGX wheelset review


The FSA K-Force Light AGX tubeless disc carbon wheels are 25mm deep, have a 21.5mm internal rim width, and weigh 1465g. Find out how they fared on the road less traveled.

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Whisky No.9 6F Carbon Drop Bar review


The No.9 6F Carbon is Whisky’s modern racing styled drop bar that’s equally at home on tarmac, gravel, or twisty cyclocross courses.

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Pub 36 tubeless wheels review


36mm deep tubeless ready carbon road wheelset with DT Swiss 240 hubs and a reasonable 1430-gram weight.

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Giant introduces all-new Revolt Advanced gravel bike


Giant looks to add comfort to gravel racing with the all-new Revolt Advanced.

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VeloAngle Pro fit tool review


The VeloAngle Pro fit tool gives you the freedom to tweak, digitize, and perfect your bike fit to the millimeter.

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Science in Sport Beta Fuel review


Science in Sport Beta Fuel aims to provide the maximum amount of carbohydrate possible without upsetting the stomach.

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Giro Aether MIPS helmet review


Inside the Aether, a dual-density EPS foam liner helps to manage a wide range of impact energies, while also boasting deep internal channeling to provide cooling airflow.

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Specialized S-Works Venge debuts


New aero road bike from the Big Red S is lighter and faster than its predecessor.

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Giro Aether MIPS Spherical helmet launched


A design three years in the making and done in close collaboration with MIPS, the Aether MIPS features a new approach to rotational impact energy management.

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Ere Research Tenaci tubeless tire review


The Tenaci is Ere’s gravel racing, performance, and adventure tire, and has a fast rolling center line and grippy side knobs when you need them.

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Garmin Edge 130 review


With a crystal clear display, low weight, and lots of usable features, Garmin’s Edge 130 packs a big punch in a tiny package.

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Roval 321 disc wheel rolled out


Celebrating the five-year anniversary of its “Win” tunnel, Specialized has introduced the Roval 321 Disc.

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Irwin Cycling ARLO and AON gravel wheels debut


Both the ARLO and AON use Irwin hubs with 42 points of engagement, Enduro bearing, and they are built by hand with Sapim spokes.

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Bontragers Aeolus Pro Five wheels – video


Aeolus Pro Five wheelset sells for $1200 and is available in both rim and disc brake configurations.

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Bont Helix shoes review


Blending Bont’s race specific anatomic fit, a re-imagined BOA closure system, and ultra-stiff carbon sole in one truly impressive shoe offering.

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Garmin Edge 130, 520 Plus, and Varia RTL510 launched


There are new and updated products coming from the Gamin camp at the Sea Otter Classic, including the Edge 130.

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DAHON to release folding GB-1 650B adventure/gravel bike


Worried about traveling with a bike that you can ride anywhere? DAHON has an option for you with its new 650B foldable GB-1 adventure bike.

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100% launches Speedcraft AIR eyewear


The look is polarizing but these glasses are functional in terms of visibility and wind protection. Now they claim to help your breathing as well.

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Spurcycle Titanium multi-tool review


This minimalist titanium tool is compact, lightweight, and easy to use. It has 10 hardened steel bits and a grade-5 titanium driver, and should outlast most bikes it’s servicing.

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Wolf Tooth’s RoadLink for Shimano adds gear range


The new RoadLink DM by Wolf Tooth replaces Shimano’s stock direct mount, allowing the user to add a larger-than-stock range cassette while maintaining chain wrap and shifting performance.

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iSSi Flip III clipless/platform pedal review


iSSi’s Flip III pedals are an excellent option for any touring, adventuring, or commuting bike setup.

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