5 Road Bike Tires We Love

By bicycling magazine test staff (Photo by Kent Pell) From sturdy flat-fighters to superfast flyers, here are some of our favorite road bike tires for road and multisport. Specialized S-Works Turbo 26mm Fast race tire in an unusual width This minimalist tire is light and lively and offers great feedback—giving the rider plenty of time […]

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 Review

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 One of 2014’s most important bikes BikeRadar states “Rarely have we seen a bike that blends such rapid performance with class leading comfort.” BikeRadar score 5/5 We tested the hi-mod; high price Synapse Black Inc. at the end of 2013. The range-topping model blew us away with its intoxicating mix of […]

Wilier Cento1 Air

Wilier Cento1 Air/Shimano Dura-Ace – Ultegra 11 Complete Road Bike – 2014 The age of the aero road bike is upon us, which makes Wilier’s timing perfect in introducing the Wilier Cento1 Air Dura-Ace – Ultegra 11 Complete Road Bike. As the next evolution of the Cento1 SR, you already know that this is a […]

DIY Wheel Maintenance

Keep your wheels spinning smoothly and quickly with this simple routine wheel maintenance tips. By Kip Mikler Look for Trueness With your bike in a work-stand, spin each wheel. Watch the gaps between the brake pads and rim. If the space on either side grows or shrinks by more than 2mm, your wheel is out […]

LOOK 675 Light Review

Sophisticated French offering in the vanguard of high-performance endurance bikes Timothy John The LOOK 675 Light is fast and responsive, but with a sophisticated carbon construction and upright geometry that means its speed is not derived at the expense of comfort. This impressive balancing act places the 675 Light in the vanguard of a rapidly-emerging […]

Best Road Bike Pedals

What to look for when buying road bike pedals Axle The axle has to be strong and stiff to ensure safety and efficiency. At 9/16in with 20 threads per inch to fit into a standard crank, it also supports the bearings that carry the pedal body. Seals Bearings don’t last long if water and road […]

Scott Speedster S30 Review

Scott Speedster S30 – Premium speed at a bargain price Rarely do I leave for a first ride on a test bike without analyzing its build. But on one bracing winter day I hopped onto the Scott Speedster 30 without inspecting it and started pedaling. I was immediately impressed by how similar it felt to […]

10 incredible facts about the Tour de France

Tour de France facts and stats The Tour de France is incredible. It’s gripping, riveting and has the potential to take over your entire life. Over its long history the Tour has been littered with heated rivalries, has been shocked by outrageous scandals and has witnessed some truly bizarre tactics from victory-hungry riders. Here we […]

Cervelo S2 Review

Bicycling Magazine Editorial Review of the Cevelo S2 The best way to cheat the wind? Provide a smooth route for flowing air. That’s the design objective behind the updated S2, Cervelo’s modestly priced aero road bike (the frame alone on the higher-end S5 costs $3,800). The seat tube has a subtle cutaway that curves around […]

Specialized Venge and Tarmac for 2014

by Timothy John Elite World Tour cyclists’ can now choose from the 2014 range of Tarmac and Venge new line of models, MY2014, S-Works and their SL4 construction. A complete range will be available within UK in November only after the official launch in August. Tarmac S-Works with its intricately specialized design and a mechanical […]

Cycling performance tips: 5 secrets to cycling success

Improve your cycling with these cycling performance tips. We’ll tell you what Chris Hoy drinks to refuel and give you advice about the bonk, sportives and how to improve your cycling cadence. 5 secrets to cycling success Overcome the bonk The bonk may sound rude and can make a grown man splutter and giggle like […]

FSA K-Force Light Crankset Review

By Caley Fretz FSA’s new K-Force Light is looking to take on top-shelf options from Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com The carbon arms are good looking, and when paired with the wide, CNC machined aluminum chainrings, the overall package is exceptionally stiff. That stiffness is key to good shifting, as well […]

Fuji Track Bike

As the name suggests, the Fuji Track bike is at home on the track. It’s the backbone of many a velodrome’s hire fleet and it has a great reputation as a more than capable workhorse for the budding trackie. How does all that velodrome cred translate to the streets? Not badly at all. It looks […]

3 Ways to Cycle FASTER!

Done your winter training and long bike rides but still feel as though you’re cycling all your rides at ‘one pace’ and getting no faster? If you’ve worked on your endurance for many months, then no doubt your body gets comfortable riding at one long steady pace hour after hour. Even if you’ve done a […]

Cannondale SuperSix Evo 5 105 Review

Review by BikeRadar The Cannondale SuperSix Evo 5 105 is “A true thoroughbred and proven race machine at a great price” The original hi-mod SuperSix Evo was, hands down, our favorite super bike of recent years. It was an intoxicating blend of light weight, quick handling and stability, backed up with a remarkably smooth ride […]

ZIPP 202 FIRECREST CLINCHER REVIEW

Three years ago Zipp introduced its first carbon clincher, and with it came a whole new rim-shaping design called Firecrest; these two additions would go on to revolutionize the Indianapolis-based company’s entire line of wheels. For 2013, Zipp has now completed the Firecrest overhaul of their four depth choices—from 808, 404, 303 and now the […]

Litespeed Siena Titanium – A Titanium Dream

At the end of last year two riders from the DFL Professional cycling team, David Harrigan and Alex Coutts, were in Spain for early training and we got a chance to have a good look at one of their team bikes, the Litespeed Siena Titanium. The day we had a look at the Litespeed it […]

Tips For Riding Downhill

While many people love the thrill of biking fast downhill, I am not one of them. I love biking uphill. Call me crazy, but I crave the burn in my lungs and legs. But once you’ve climbed a hill — and in my neck of the woods, hills can be miles long — you have […]

Tips For Buying Road Bike Frames

Tips For Buying Road Bike Frames How much do you want to spend? That’s the biggest question in your choice of road bike frame.  The more you pay, the better the bike frame you get, there are many frame builders in the world and all have there own ideas of what is right, the best […]

2014 ORBEA AVANT ENDURANCE BIKE

Orbea’s new endurance road bike, the Avant, was unveiled at Bike PressCamp. Spanish bike manufacturer, Orbea, unveiled an all-new endurance road platform at Bike PressCamp called the Avant. With a taller headtube and a more upright riding position, the Avant is ideal for customers who want a bit of extra comfort over longer distances than […]

PINARELLO VERSUS CERVELO: TWO WORLD TOUR BIKES – A WORLD APART

Road Bike Action Magazine We bring you two bikes that represent the pinnacle of the latest bicycle technology— both won stages in this year’s Tour de France, and both come with surreal price tags. In one corner, little introduction is needed for the Pinarello Dogma, one of the winningest bikes in the pro peloton, which […]

TREK MADONE PROJECT ONE

The 2012 season was a big one for Trek when they unveiled a completely redesigned Madone mere months after debuting the race-winning Domane with its impressively effective IsoSpeed decoupler rear-suspension design. Earlier this year Trek called and spoke of an updated Madone in the works and asked if we’d be interested in ordering a new […]

How to Choose a Road Bike: Tips & Advice

How to choose a Road Bike Road bikes are made for racing and speed, if you want an adrenaline rush, like leaning into turns and testing your aerobic capacity, a road bike could be the bike for you; learn more about road bik…

Trek Madone 3.5 review

The Trek Madone 3.5 surprised and impressed us in equal measure. The frameset is quite brilliant and the fact that it’s completed with such good quality components makes the 3.5 a highly tempting proposition. •Highs: Incredibly smooth ride, impressive spec, and handling that’s the ideal blend of stability and sharpness •Lows: We’ve found the 3.5 […]

Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 review

Road Bikes Cycling Plus’s Bike of the Year 2012, the Focus Izalco, has been around for a couple of seasons and has seen action at the highest levels of road racing, with the top-end Team model being ridden by Katusha and now Acqua & Sapone. Impressively, the Pro shares the same frame, with a weight […]

Orbea Orca Review

By James Huang Orbea Orca   Boasting stunning good looks, solid tubing and a recent gold medal, Orbea’s redesign has shed enough weight from last year’s Orca to bring the new iteration squarely into the ultra-light category. Now the total package of stiffness, weight and ride quality, only tech-head diehards or those frustrated by the […]

How to True a Bike Wheel

In order to true a bike wheel, a wheel truing tool is needed in order to make sensitive adjustments. Find out how a wheel can become less round if excessive adjustments are made with help from a former BMX and collegiate racer in this free video on bicycle repair. How to True a Bike Wheel […]

Specialized Tarmac Sport Review

The new-for-2013 Tarmac Sport boasts a great frame and spec, and a massive £500/US$1,000 saving over the Tarmac Elite from Bike of The Year 2012. Frame & equipment: Well balanced and great value for money Last year, the basic Tarmac cost £100 more than this model and came with a lesser groupset. More importantly, the […]

Cannondale CAAD10 4 Rival review

Cannondale’s CAAD9 aluminum chassis was a privateer road racer’s secret weapon, offering very good frame stiffness and weight at a relatively bargain-basement price. The new CAAD10 is even more so, being substantially lighter than before and with a more refined ride quality. Our CAAD10 4 Rival tester has proven to be especially good value and […]

2014 Felt AR Road Bike Review

With four stage wins in the 2013 Tour de France, Felt road bikes have had their share of good press. Not willing to rest on these accomplishments, Felt Bicycles went back to the drawing board to improve upon the 2013 models. At the 2014 Felt product launch Jim Felt, the man who is the driving […]

Scott Solace 10 Review from BikeRadar

The Solace is Scott’s new comfort model, designed for sportive, rough roads and long distances. It takes over from the CR1, which continues in the range as an entry-level carbon fiber model. Four variants of the Solace will be available: the 30 (Shimano 105), 20 (Shimano Ultegra 11-speed), 10 (Dura-Ace 9000) and Premium (Dura-Ace Di2). […]

5 Things to Know About Tour De France

by Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Five things to know as the Tour de France enters its first rest day on Monday: 1. TRY AS YOU MIGHT: Chris Froome single-handedly quashed several attempts by rivals to wrest the overall race lead from him as the Tour left the Pyrenees and headed into the first — and […]

Tire Performance Research Results

Perhaps the most influential topic in Bicycle Quarterly has been our research on the resistance of tires, first published in Vol 5, No. 1. It is not a coincidence that 5 years after that issue was published, professional racers are adopting wider tires and lower pressures. How did all this come about? My research started […]

Cannondale CAAD8 5 105 Road Bike Review

Cannondale CAAD8 Road BikeOne of the fastest growing segments in adventure travel over the past few years has been in the area of cycling tours. Many active travelers have discovered that rolling along on the back of a bike provides a unique and personal perspective to the places they visit. A cycling tour gives riders […]

Care and repair of carbon fiber bicycles

Carbon fiber frames and components were once the preserve of super-expensive high-end road bikes, but with improved manufacturing techniques they now dominates the road bike market, while becoming increasingly common in mountain bikes. Made from a weave of carbon strands set within a hard epoxy resin, carbon fiber is very light and strong, can be […]

Pinarello DOGMA 65.1 Think2 Video Review

Pinarello DOGMA 65.1 Think2 Video Review On this video Pinarello shows the in-designs of their new Dogma 65.1 Think 2 frame. The key new features of the new flagship frame of the Italian manufacturer would be: 65t even lighter technology frame. The 65.1 will be compatible also with cable as well as electronic gear. Further […]

Top 10 Road Bikes of 2012

Top 10 Road Bikes of 2012 It’s been quite difficult to find out the top 10. When we started to think about which ones were the top & best in 2012, we couldn’t image where we put ourselves into. It’s been quite difficult to find out the top 10. There might be some of you […]

Train Indoors with the Official Training Bike of Le Tour de France

The Official Training Bike of Le Tour de France Get the experience of riding outside without leaving the comfort of your own home. You draw the route-anywhere in the world-and iFit® Technology Powered by Google Maps™ automatically downloads the map to your console. What you see is exactly what you feel-every hill, every flat and […]

Cannondale Synapse Tiagra Road Bike Review

Cannondale Synapse Tiagra The Cannondale Synapse Tiagra is back for 2011 and whilst it does not stray far from the essentials that a road bike of this calibre must possess, it does have a few cutting edge additions that ensure it is suitably refreshed for the New Year. Both alloy and carbon have gone into […]

Jamis Xenith Endura 3 Road Bike Review

Jamis Xenith Endura 3 Road Bike With a slight stretched wheelbases and a marginally less aggressive cornering geometry, the 2011 Jamis Xenith Endura 3 features stability and comfort. An added length to the head tubes allows less of a drop in the handlebars reduces neck and back strain but compromises a little aerodynamic slickness. The […]

Trek Madone 6.9 SSL WSD Review

Trek Madone 6.9 SSL WSD If the Trek Madone 6.9 was a car it would certainly be a Ferrari. Have you ever driven a Ferrari? If you have then you know how different if feels from a regular car and how different it makes you feel. For those who haven’t I will try to convey […]

Bianchi Infinito Ultegra 10sp Compact Review

Bianchi Infinito Ultegra 10sp Compact Review Bianchi is a legendary Italian brand that has been making bikes since 1885. Many were the names that associated with it, like Marco Pantani, Felice Gimondi or Fausto Coppi, and since its inception Biachi has won 12 Giros d’Italia, 3 Tours de France, 2 Vueltas de España, 2 Tours […]