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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    It's never too early to think about how you can stay warm and dry on your bike. As cyclists across North America wave goodbye to the last of this season's wintery weather and turn their thoughts towards short sleeves and bare legs, bicycle retailers are already planning the clothing they'll be...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    With synchronized shifting functionality, the new Shimano Di2 system can be set up to control both derailleurs with just one shift lever. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com This coming weekend, Tom Boonen will get to race in front of home country fans in one of the...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    The Racing Skin Suit's single-unit construction using second skin fabric and a variable- density weaving structure delivers better fit, better aerodynamics, less weight, fewer seams, and improved moisture management. Shimano has expanded its S-PHYRE concept with the addition of performance road...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    The RC7 uses a one-piece upper construction and a rigid carbon fiber composite sole to ensure efficiency and deliver light weight. Shimano has expanded its line of road cycling shoes, adding the new Road Performance line to its already expansive footwear offerings. These new mid-tier priced...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Available with either Di2 electronic or mechanical shifting, for the first time, riders now have the option of Dura-Ace level hydraulic disc braking. Shimano made wholesale changes to its top-of-the-line Dura-Ace road group. But how do the new components perform on the road? The crew from the...
  6. Components, Wrenching
    Dura-Ace now available in a disc brake version. With the start of the Tour de France just around the corner, the cycling industry is in its usual product launch frenzy, looking to capitalize on the renewed attention that comes with the world's most important bike race. But even if it were the...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    The new Tiagra shift/brake lever is designed to be ergonomically pleasing for multiple hand sizes (click to enlarge). Following the release of Ultegra-level and 105-grade hydraulic road disc brakes in 2015, and then Sora mechanical disc brakes earlier this year, Shimano is now offering its...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    The new group features a clean cockpit from internal cable routing, lighter shifting, more powerful braking, a clean 4-arm crankset, and sleek black-grey gloss finish (click to enlarge). Shimano has launched the new SORA R3000 group, a versatile, affordable 9-speed set-up for sports/fitness...
  9. Cyclocross
    Each week our editorial team does a lap of the proverbial test garage, making note of the best cycling gear and apparel we've been using lately. Some of it is brand new. Some of it is so old and beat up you can barley read the label. The common thread is that it's all earned a place in our...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Features include an adaptable closure for various instep heights and ankle shapes (click to enlarge). Shimano has rolled out a limited edition version of its premium road shoe, the SH-R321. The eye-catching SH-R321B will be offered in small numbers and be worn by sponsored riders at the...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    The new flat mount caliper bolts from the bottom, which results in the caliper sitting flush to the chainstay. Shimano made news this week expanding its hydraulic road disc brake offerings with the first iteration of its new flat mount hydraulic road disc brake caliper standard. The...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    These new wheels are geared at the enthusiast cyclist or budget-minded racer. Never a company to leave bases uncovered for long, Shimano continues to round out its 11-speed road wheel offerings with the new budget-friendly WH-RS330 road hoops. These alloy wheels retail for $400 and are claimed...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    The U.S. Trek Factory Racing team's riders will choose from the Madone, Domane and Emonda. With the 2015 WorldTour race season well underway, it's time to take a look at the bikes and gear that will propel the fastest men on two wheels as they roar across the roads of Europe and beyond. Some...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    The Raleigh Misceo is an early release 2016 model featuring Shimano's new STEPS drive system. Raleigh was on hand at the recent Winter Bike Press Camp event showing their new 2016 Misceo commuter bike featuring the all new Shimano STEPS drive system. This was first shown at Interbike, but the...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    For many bicycle enthusiasts, motorcycles are another part of our two wheel Passion. For the world's top level elite Supercross, MotoGP and Superbike stars; bicycles are a key part of their training and fitness programs. Shimano recently hosted a group ride featuring moto racers and industry...
  16. Components, Wrenching
    Editor's Note: This article is the final installment of the 2015 RoadBikeReview/Mtbr POV Camera Shootout. We've also published individual reviews of the Drift Ghost-S, Garmin Virb Elite, GoPro HERO4 Silver, iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi, Shimano Sport Camera and Sony Action Cam Mini. Read all POV Camera...
  17. Components, Wrenching
    The camera is small and lightweight with wireless ANT+ and Di2 connectivity. Editor's Note: This article is part of the 2015 RoadBikeReview/Mtbr POV camera shootout. We'll also be publishing reviews of the Drift Ghost-S, Garmin Virb Elite, GoPro HERO4 Silver, iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi and the Sony...
  18. Components, Wrenching
    No. 1 upgrade for just about any bike? A set of shiny new wheels. Lighter, faster and stronger are all potential gains when you swap out your old hoops. And what better time to do so than around the holidays. So whether you're buying for a significant other - or just sprucing up your own rig...
  19. General Cycling Discussion
    The remote control buttons have been there all along. Now they'll have something to control. Breaking news out of Shimano world HQ today that Dura-Ace Di2 levers will now be able to control more than just shifting and braking. Thanks to a new software update and a pair of buttons built into the...
  20. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Have a cyclist on your holiday shopping list who's not afraid to ride alongside Old Man Winter? Sure you could buy them a pair of warm socks, beanie, or gloves. But why not go a step further and help them beat back the chills with one of these top-flight cool and cold weather cycling jackets...
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