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  1. Components, Wrenching
    People always ask us what we're working on next. Now you know. Here are this week's selected items from RoadBikeReview's on-going test hopper. SRAM Force CX1 We've been racing and riding SRAM 's 'cross-specific 1x11 drivetrain this fall as part of our cyclocross race bike shootout. Soon...
  2. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    The Accu3D Jersey is designed for the racer crowd. Think Shimano and you think drivetrains - derailleurs, cranks, chains, brakes, the whole lot. Great stuff for mountain and road biking, even the commuter crowd. Ponder longer and pedals come to mind. Wheels and shoes, too. But clothes? Not so...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    "What's the coolest thing you saw?" We hear that question after every trade show. The following--in our humble collective opinion--represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our combined Mtbr and RoadBikeReview crew came across throughout the course of the 2014 Interbike and...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    While GoPro still reigns supreme in the action camera realm, there were no shortage of contenders looking for a bite of the POV pie at Eurobike, with Shimano a formidable if surprising standout among them. While we collectively scratched our heads at the Japanese component-maker's foray into the...
  5. Components, Wrenching
    The new Shimano SH-R21 road shoe retails for $380. Shimano has launched its newest top-end road race cycling shoe, the SH-R321. The new kicks pick up where the SH-R320 shoe left off, utilizing a second generation of Shimano's Dynalast construction. The upper incorporates new materials and...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Shimano has announced a new mounting standard for road disc brakes called flat mount. This new option was developed in cooperation with leading road bike brands as a dedicated "on road" solution, and allows bike manufacturers to move away from the mountain bike technology and looks that have...
  7. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    Stages: 123456789101112131415161718192021 While team's typically mandate riders remain sponsor correct at every turn, footwear is often the exception for reasons of fit and occasionally fashion. Here's a look at some of the fancy (and plain) footwear that's turning pedals at the 2014 Tour de...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    It's not just the last 500 meters but the last few kilometers leading up to it are full of yelling, shoving and maneuvering that would terrorize the normal cyclist. We tip our hats to these asphalt warriors.
  9. Components, Wrenching
    Testing Shimano Ultegra 6800 has brought nearly as much joy as this Colorado mountain view. Every cyclist evaluates drivetrains a little differently. For some it's all about price. Others obsess over aesthetics. Maybe weight is all you care about. For me, front derailleur shifting trumps all...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Giant-Shimano's John Degenkolb lines up for the final sprint to the line. Ever wondered what it's like inside the pro peloton during the final mad dash sprint to the finish? Now, thanks to the sport's governing body finally coming to its senses and allowing on-bike cameras in some races, you...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    New composite CX wheels from Niner - a clue of what's to come? Lots of product news coming out of the Niner camp this week. The Colorado-based company that made its bones with 29er mountain bikes, then expanded into the gravel grinding road bike arena, just announced new build and paint scheme...
  12. Components, Wrenching
    Shimano expands 11-speed road offerings with new 5800-series 105 group On the heels of similarly-geared, high-end Dura-Ace and Ultegra series groups, Shimano brings 11-speed road to the relative masses with the launch of their value-packed 105 5800-series component line. The FD-5800 front...
  13. Components, Wrenching
    Shimano hydraulic disc brakes can now be added to any 11-speed group ‏Shimano has announced the release of their first hydraulic road disc brake system for use with mechanical shifters, the ST-RS685 levers and BR-RS785 calipers. Though not part of a component group, the Ultegra-grade levers...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    Shimano is here with a road disc wheel that is competitively priced and offers excellent features for the enthusiast. It is disc only so there is no braking surface in the outer carbon fiber laminate shell. But there still exists an aluminum skeleton for strength and solid tubeless...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    Most riders of the 2014 professional peloton will have at least two bikes at their disposal, an aero road bike and a lighter climbing option. Others will have frames specifically designed for the cobbled classics such as the Trek Domane Classics Edition. And of course every member of the pro...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    Japanese Cycling Giant Unveils $299 Mini Waterproof Camera With WiFi Connectivity Look out GoPro. You have some new competition - and it's coming from the world's leading cycling drivetrain maker, Shimano. The new CM-1000 Sport Camera is the first product introduction from the Japanese...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    Device will pair with new cycling computer and display battery life and current gear Just like your car, your bike can soon be outfitted with what amounts to a fuel gauge and gear indicator. But in this case, fuel refers to the battery life left in you electronic shifting system, not your...
  18. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    With the 2014 professional cycling season already underway, it's time to take a look at the kit teams will be wearing this year. We've just added Russia's Team Katusha and will keep adding photos until all the WorldTour teams are included. Take a look and tell us what you think of the latest...
  19. General Cycling Discussion
    Some classics type weather greeted the arrival of the new Trek Domane Classics Edition road bike. Ride what the pros race. It's a common marketing refrain in the cycling world, and one that's being pushed hard by Trek via its recently released Domane Classics Edition road bike. Indeed, the...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    Shifting gears may seem like a simple process, but there is an art to it. Watch and learn. Video Courtesy Global Cycling Network
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