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The Industry Nine i9.45s are full-throttle, road race wheels. Distinctive looking, they are stiff, snappy, and responsive on a rolling or climbing course.Read more »
What’s it like to ride the Madone SLR 9 with a SRAM eTap AXS, a superbike that leaves people gobsmacked at a group ride and propels you to new KOMs and PRs?Read more »
How To Choose and Save
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
Spending your hard-earned money for a new road bike is never easy. But, if you’re thinking about buying your next bike online, it has never been easier. In this post, I’ll tell you the best ways and places to do it.
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.
Wheelsets and Tires
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 fast, ride fast, and race fast. Here’s my take of the best 55-65mm deep wheelsets for riding, road racing, crits, TTs, and triathlons
If you are ready to spend good money on a set of all-around, carbon road bike wheels for your rim brake bike, dig into my reviews and comparison of the best
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 are looking for a pair of new tubeless bike tires for road cycling, I’ll tell you what matters most in choosing between them and which are the best ones out there.
I review the best road bike wheel upgrade options for bikes with rim brakes, most of which can be had for under $/£/€1000.
Groupsets and Components
What’s it like to ride the Madone SLR 9 with a SRAM eTap AXS, a superbike that leaves people gobsmacked at a group ride and propels you to new KOMs and PRs?
Now that 11-speed Shimano Di2, SRAM eTap, and Campagnolo EPS groupsets are well accepted, you may be wondering, should I upgrade and which is best for me?
Power Meters and Computers
The Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT is a clear winner, exploiting the Garmin Edge 520’s shortcomings and matching many of the features where Edge units excel.
I’ll tell you what I’ve found should matter (and shouldn’t) to enthusiasts choosing a power meter, how I chose from over 20 proven ones, and which are the best.
Clothing and Accessories
If you are a serious cyclist, you should wear cycling sunglasses. It’s not easy to pick the best ones for each of us. Here’s how we did it and which we chose.
Road bike shoes should transfer your power efficiently, fit comfortably, look good, and be reasonably priced. The best ones I’ve reviewed do all of that.
Before an aero helmet was created for roadies, helmets were mostly about protecting our heads while keeping us cool. Now, they can also make us faster.
Here’s my review of 24 pieces of spring and summer cycling kit that you can see, read about in detail, and compare using my price and rating charts.
Find out why wider doesn’t mean more comfortable, lighter doesn’t mean better climbing, and why other design features may not deliver expected performance
Every new cycling season brings new products, clearance sales on last years models, and further changes in how products are sold. This year is no different.
If you want to ride your fastest and enjoy yourself the most, cycling’s new tech – road disc bikes, tubeless tires, and electronic shifting – is now tech
Paceline riding requires a discipline almost as demanding as synchronized swimming. But you seldom get to practice paceline riding before it’s time to perform and touching wheels can have a far worse outcome than touching arms in a pool.
While I started with a set of beliefs about choosing cycling gear shaped by the cycling media and suppliers, here’s 5 big ones I’ve dropped and replaced.
Cycling enthusiasts want to ride faster on our bikes. It’s what makes us who we are. In this post I’ll tell you how the right cycling gear and kit can help you ride faster.