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How To Choose and Save
If you are thinking about buying a bike online in 2021, it’s never been easier. Here’s how and where to do it along with bikes to consider.
This post gives you my up-to-date online bike store rankings of those with the best prices, selection, customer satisfaction, and support for cycling enthusiasts
How do you decide which are the best road bike wheels for you and where you should buy them? This post answers these and other question we road cycling enthusiasts face when it’s time for new wheels.
My new quick read email puts you in the know on a single topic and connects you to comprehensive reviews when you want to go there.
I review the performance of several value-carbon wheels in the second part of my search for the best carbon wheelset for the money.
Aero bike wheels look, ride, and race fast. Here’s my review of the best aero wheelsets for flat and rolling riding, road racing, and crits.
If you own a road disc bike, you may be looking for that one all-around, carbon disc wheelset that performs well across a wide range of terrain.
If you’ve bought a road disc bike recently, you’ve probably asked yourself…which road disc wheelset would be a real upgrade at a reasonable price?
I review the latest and best lightweight wheels for climbing, explain why they are the right choice for some riders, tell you which I like, and why.
In 4 minutes, get in the know and link to more about why roadies are riding gravel and the best gravel tires, wheels, shorts, and techniques.
The best gravel bike shorts perform on a long gravel ride like road bike bib shorts and give you the utility and protection of MTB shorts.
Looking for the best gravel shoes, we tested enthusiast-level shoes designed for gravel riding and mountain bike shoes you can also grind in.
Gravel wheels are a breed of wheelsets for riding dirt and gravel roads that surpass what road wheels can give you. Here’s my report on them.
With new tubeless tires being introduced and a better understanding of how they perform, I’ve deepened and revised my evaluations and ratings.
Picking the best gravel tires for the surfaces you’re riding can make the difference between a fast, confident ride and a slow, shaky slog.
Clothing and Accessories
A good pair of cycling bib shorts is key to a great day on the bike. Here are my reviews of the best ones for 2+ hour rides from known brands.
We review the best road bike helmets that are notably lighter and cooler than aero road helmets and other standard lids for enthusiasts.
If you are a serious cyclist, you should wear cycling sunglasses. It’s not easy to pick the best cycling sunglasses for each of us. Here’s how we did it.
Road cycling shoes should transfer your power efficiently, fit comfortably, look good, and be reasonably priced. The best ones I’ve reviewed do all of that.
Groupsets and Components
Now that electronic groupsets from Shimano, SRAM, and Campy are well accepted, you may be wondering should I upgrade to eTap vs Di2? or EPS?
While road bike pedals may not be sexy or expensive, they are vitally important to your performance, comfort, and safety out on the road.
Power Meters and Computers
Choosing the best power meter is now easier than ever. Prices have stabilized, performance has equalized, and options have normalized.
The 2021 Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT is a clear winner, exploiting the Garmin Edge 530’s shortcomings and matching many features where the 530 excelled