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Featherlight Lid: POC Ventral Lite Helmet

Obtaining the lightest helmet available isn’t always the ultimate goal. In years past, the end result would have been worthy of serious question. With the current focus on helmet construction and safety — including the integration of additional technologies like MIPS, WaveCel, Koroyd and others — it could be seen as antithetical to introduce a 190 gram, fully-featured road helmet to the market. And, while it’s astoundingly light, the fact hat the Ventral Lite is made by POC tells me that they ma...
Tags: News, Sport, Cycling, Helmets, CPSC, MIPS, POC, Road Biking, Smith Maze, Oscar Huss, Ventral Lite, Ventral Air Lite


Diamondback Haanjo 4 Gravel Bike Review

2020 was the year of many things, many of which don’t bear thinking about. But in our world of outdoor recreation, it was one thing above all else: the year of the bike. Shops big and small all over the country were totally sold out of their inventory as people got outside on two wheels. It was amazing, but it also got really hard to get a bike. One of the models that was swept away in the crazy was the Diamondback Haanjo 4 which has been sold out for months. Stock is slowly trickling back in no...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Shimano, Jill, Gravel, Gear Reviews, Shimano Ultegra, Diamondback, Road Biking, Diamondback Haanjo, Praxis Alba Direct Mount, Haanjo, Old Man Mountain


Review: Pearl Izumi Merino Wool Base Layers

With two thicknesses on offer, Pearl Izumi has both a thermal and lightweight base layer for whatever Mother Nature has in store. With the right mid and outer layers, both the thermal and s standard long-sleeve base layers have allowed me to stay warm and comfortable on cold rides. Pearl Izumi Merino Wool Long Sleeve Base Layers Features: Available in thermal and non-thermal models Features polyester-backed Merino wool Thermal model is thicker and warmer (obviously) Thumb loops to prevent bunch...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Merino, Mother Nature, Pearl Izumi, Izumi, Gear Reviews, Road Biking, Baaa Baaa


Essentials: Bontrager Thermal Knee Warmers Review

You’ve gotta have knee warmers. Enough said. With them, you can extend your riding season or ride times to adjust to varying temperatures. Keeping those knees warm is essential and Bontrager’s Thermal Knee Warmers are a great addition to either your regular kit or thermal bib shorts. Bontrager Thermal Knee Warmers Features: Thermal fabric adds warmth and wicks moisture Breathable and fast-drying Anatomic left/right design Wide upper cuff with silicone print Stretchy lower cuff MSRP: $39...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, DWR, Bontrager, Gear Reviews, Road Biking, Bontrager Velocis, Bontrager Thermal Knee Warmers Review


Review: Goodyear Eagle F1 700×30 Tubeless Tires

As tubeless road wheelsets have become commonplace, more and more tubeless road tire options have become available. Yes, there are a variety of “standards” out there, but the latest crop of tubeless road tires are flat-out awesome in every way. And, with a brand like Goodyear entering the ring, the Eagle F1 30c tires are impressive. Goodyear Eagle F1 700x30c Tubeless Tire Features: Dynamic:GSR Graphene Silica compound Tubeless Complete system for improved air retention Dual Angle bead design se...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Tires, Goodyear, GSR, Wasatch, TLR, Goodyear Eagle, Gear Reviews, Bontrager Aeolus, Road Biking, Blackburn Chamber Tubeless Floor Pump


Review: Affinity Cycles Premium Tire Lever

“Premium” is used for all things luxe, but that’s just the start of the story for the new Affinity Cycles Premium Carbon Fiber Levers. They not only look good, but they perform well for the all-important tubeless tire install or uninstall process. Affinity Cycles Premium Carbon Fiber Tire Lever Features: Unidirectional, 3K woven carbon fiber Designed for all tires and rims Carbon rim-friendly Made to order in Brooklyn, NY 25 grams MSRP: $25/pair A pair of these goes a long way. Carbon tire...
Tags: Sport, Brooklyn, Cycling, Low, Pedro, Gear Reviews, Road Biking, Affinity Cycles


Review: Affinity Cycles Carbon Fiber Tire Levers

“Premium” is used for all things luxe, but that’s just the start of the story for the new Affinity Cycles Premium Carbon Fiber Levers. They not only look good, but they perform well for the all-important tubeless tire install or uninstall process. Affinity Cycles Premium Carbon Fiber Tire Lever Features: Unidirectional, 3K woven carbon fiber Designed for all tires and rims Carbon rim-friendly Made to order in Brooklyn, NY 25 grams MSRP: $25/pair A pair of these goes a long way. Carbon tire...
Tags: Sport, Brooklyn, Cycling, Low, Pedro, Gear Reviews, Road Biking, Affinity Cycles


Zipp Tangente Course G40 Gravel Tire Review

With the boom of gravel riding and racing, tire choices abound. Zipp’s modest tubeless tire line now includes the Tangente Course G40 and is a welcome option for anyone wanting to go fast on the gravels. Available as a single, 700x40c size, it hits the sweet spot of width, speed, traction and comfort. Zipp Tangente Course G40 Features: Optimized, high performance gravel tire Aggressive cornering side knobs for excellent control Fast rolling center section Aramid bead-to-bead puncture protection...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Tires, Blackburn, Stan, TPI, Zipp, Gravel, Gear Reviews, Road Biking, G40, Zipp Tangente Course, Tangente Course G40, Zipp Tangente Course G40 Gravel Tire Review, Zipp Tangente, Firecrest Wheelset


Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lite Glove Review

It’s time for a little thicker pair of gloves, but with that you don’t want to just wear a pair of ski gloves. No, you want a pair of cycling gloves with the proper fit and feel for your ride. The new Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lite Gloves are made for moderately cold temperatures down to the mid-40’s while still affording a high-quality cockpit connection. Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lite Glove Features: Features 60g Primaloft Gold insulation Features Crosscore insulation technology with Aerogel particles AmFIB ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Cycling, Gloves, Mtb, Pearl Izumi, Laredo, Gear Reviews, Primaloft, Road Biking, Primaloft Gold, Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lite Glove Review, AmFIB Lite Gloves


Velocio drops a toasty fall & winter road cycling collection

The riders and designers at Velocio have dropped a collection posed to offer flexibility during the volatile months of fall and early winter. They offer comfort in the large range of layers they have available. For tops you have the options of long-sleeved jerseys and jackets, vests, and a wide variety of baselayers. Bottoms are […] The post Velocio drops a toasty fall & winter road cycling collection appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Road Bike, Clothing-Gear-Tools, Velocio, Road Biking, Bike Apparel, Cycling Gear, Riding Gear, Fall Riding Gear, Fall Winter Apparel, Fall Winter Gear, Road Apparel, Winter Riding Gear


Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM GPS Bike Computer Review

Wahoo is on a roll. In my testing of the ELEMNT BOLT and now the ROAM, I’ve had nothing but consistency — quick satellite tracking, accurate data capture and simple configuration. But, the ROAM takes that one step further with a 2.7″ selective color display that shines brightly even in direct sunlight. This powerhouse cycling computer sets the standard for usability and remains a “must have” for data junkies. Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Features: 2.7″ Gorilla Glass© display Light-sensitive screen automat...
Tags: Apple, Electronics, Sport, Cycling, Gps, Oklahoma City, Mount, Wahoo, Gear Reviews, Road Biking, Lindon UT, LR Power Meter


Pearl Izumi Elevate Insulated AmFIB Jacket Review

Crossover jackets add the option of versatility into your cycling wardrobe. While I have a bounty of pure cycling jackets, I wouldn’t choose to wear one unless I was… well… riding my bike. In an effort to appeal to road, mountain and gravel cyclists who want some versatility in a cold-weather jacket, Pearl Izumi presents the Elevate Insulated AmFIB Jacket. Pearl Izumi Elevate Insulated AmFIB Jacket Features: Lightweight AmFIB softshell main body softshell fabric Chest and upper-arms feature 100...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Pearl Izumi, DWR, Izumi, Gear Reviews, Primaloft, Road Biking, Primaloft Gold, Pearl Izumi Elevate Insulated AmFIB Jacket Review, Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lite Gloves


Review: Zipp Service Course SL-70 XPLR Gravel Bars

“Sir, can I get a little more flare? Just a little more flare.” When the people asked for it, the folks at Zipp delivered. But, instead of flaring the whole drop outward, the Zipp Service Course SL-70 XPLR bar keeps your hoods vertical while flaring the drops (below the hoods) outward. It’s a unique design that delivers road-like feel with the friendliness of today’s flared bars. Zipp Service Course SL-70 XPLR Features: Flare starts after the clamping area 70mm reach and 115mm drop Ovalized top...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Ergo, Zipp, Gravel, Gear Reviews, Road Biking, Zipp Service Course SL, Exploro RaceMax


WaterField Jersey Pocket Tool Case Review

When heading out for a ride, how do you stash your spares? Are you anti-saddle bag or are you cool with handlebar bags, like the trendy kids? I find myself opting for the jersey stash most of the time, unless it’s a long ride, but WaterField has another option with their Jersey Pocket Tool Case. WaterField Jersey Pocket Tool Case Features: Dedicated phone pocket Available in two sizes for regular and large phones Water-resistant design Interior organization pockets Ballistic nylon and full-grai...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Interior, Gary Waterfield, WaterField, Gear Reviews, Road Biking, WaterField Jersey Pocket Tool Case Review, Waterfield Jersey Pocket Tool Case, Jersey Pocket Tool Case, WaterField Jersey Pocket Tool Case File


Review: ENVE SES 29c Tubeless Road Tires

ENVE makes tires now? Yup, when your latest rims have a finite list of compatible tires, you just make your own. That’s just what happened with ENVE’s latest Foundation Series wheels, which are tubeless only, so ENVE launched their new SES Road Tire lineup. We’ve had the 29c width and it’s been reliable and zippy so far. ENVE SES 29c Tubeless Road Tires Features: Smart ENVE System Aero Optimized Shape and Tread Design Natural and Synthetic Rubber Compound w/ Activated Silica for All-Weather Per...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Tires, MCT, Gear Reviews, ENVE, American Fork Canyon, Road Biking, Lindon UT, Blackburn Chamber Tubeless Pump, American Fork Canyon Booth


Pearl Izumi Thermal 3/4 Bib Tight Review

Cold weather riding requires the proper gear. And, I’m all for full-length bib tights when necessary, but  by the time the weather gets that cold, I’m most often going to be on Zwift. So, for cold, but still temperate rides from 40-55 degrees, a good set of 3/4 bib tights (a.k.a. bib knickers) does the trick. The Pearl Izumi Thermal 3/4 Bib Tight is the Goldilocks solution for cold, but not-too-cold rides. Pearl Izumi Thermal Cycling 3/4 Bib Tights Features: Ultra-soft Thermal fleece fabric PI ...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Wasatch, Pearl Izumi, Gear Reviews, Zwift, Road Biking, Bib Knickers, Bib Tights, Bib Tight Review, Pearl Izumi Thermal, Castelli NanoFlex


Tifosi Tsali Sunglasses Review

Tifosi does a masterful job of making versatile, cycling-friendly sunglasses at affordable prices. Their latest model, the Tifosi Tsali, is a lightweight rimless design aimed squarely at cycling and running. Tifosi Tsali Sunglasses Features: Grilamid TR-90 frame material Polycarbonate lenses with 100% UV protection Adjustable nose and temple tips Includes 3 interchangeable lenses MSRP: $69.95 or $79.95 with Clarion lenses (as tested) The Tsali’s rimless design is ultralight. The temple ti...
Tags: Sport, Sunglasses, Cycling, Lens, Gear Reviews, Tifosi, Tsali, Road Biking, Tifosi Tsali Sunglasses Review, Tifosi Tsali, Smith Attack Max, Clarion Blue AC Red


Say Their Names: Castelli partners w/ Reggie Miller on jersey to support Equal Justice Initiative

In a show of support for the Equal Justice Initiative, Castelli has partnered with NBA All-Star Reggie Miller and Team BOOMBABY to create the Say Their Names jersey.   View this post on Instagram   As most of you know, we live in a different world today, and I really feel CHANGE is a coming. […] The post Say Their Names: Castelli partners w/ Reggie Miller on jersey to support Equal Justice Initiative appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Apparel, Kits, Advocacy, Jersey, NBA All Star, Reggie Miller, Clothing-Gear-Tools, Castelli, Road Biking, Say Their Names, Riding Gear, Industry News & Gone Riding, Gravel Bike Apparel, Men's Jersey


Road to Virginia City, NV

This was my favorite road bike ride when I was living in Dayton several years ago. Now that I’m living …
Tags: Fitness, Sport, Cycling, Rides, Dayton, Virginia City, Road Biking, Virginia City NV


Tesla’s Cybertruck: A rolling tank against cyclists & pedestrians?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, you’re probably aware of Tesla’s Cybertruck. Like most of Tesla’s products, the truck is a state of the art vehicle that will likely steer the automotive industry in a new direction. However, after Thursday’s show, I couldn’t help but wonder how safe this […] The post Tesla’s Cybertruck: A rolling tank against cyclists & pedestrians? appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Safety, Tesla, Sport, Cycling, Vehicles, Pedestrians, Electric Cars, Road Biking, Cybertruck, Tesla Cybertruck, Cybertruck safety, Road Bike Safety


Silca Sicuro Titanium Bottle Cage Review

Bottle cages can be fickle partners. And, water bottle manufacturers don’t do them any favors with their wide range of bottle diameters. With that, nothing is more classic than a titanium bottle cage and who better to make one than the artisans at Silca. Behold, the Silca Sicuro titanium bottle cage — it’s beautiful, lightweight and just plain works. Silca Sicuro Titanium Bottle Cage Features: Seamless 3-2.5 titanium tubing Extended adjustment mounting – up to 16mm fore/aft Low-profile 6-4 tita...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Silca, Eriksen, CamelBak, Zipp, Gear Reviews, Road Biking, Sicuro, Silca Sicuro Titanium Bottle Cage Review, Silca Behold the Silca Sicuro, Silca Sicuro Bottle Cage, Joshua Poertner, Silca Sicuro


Review: Marque Diamond Bar Tape

Bar tape comes in a huge variety of colors, patterns and thicknesses. And it’s one of the best ways to personalize your bike and make it your own. Upstart cycling brand, Marque Cycling, makes a variety of  accessories, from saddles to mini-pumps and I’ve been riding their Marque Diamond bar tape this spring. How does it stack up? Marque Diamond Bar Tape Features: Extremely durable 3-layer tape with a superior hand feel Super anti-slip texture and durable construction Additional shockproof pad b...
Tags: Amazon, Sport, Cycling, Pink, Gear Reviews, Marque, Road Biking, Bar Tape, Marque Diamond Bar Tape, Marque Diamond Bar Tape Features, Marque Alloy Enz, Schmolke Evo TLO


Shimano XC5 SPD Shoes Review

Lace-up cycling shoes are a throwback to times gone by. Somewhere along the line velcro and ratchets took over as laces were tossed by the wayside. Recently, however, lace-up cycling shoes have seen a resurgence due to their simplicity and retro styling. The Shimano XC5 is their lone lace-up entry and are intended for multi-surface use (road, gravel, MTB and urban). Shimano XC5 (SH-XC500) SPD Shoes Features: Supple synthetic leathers with perforated venting provide comfort and breathability Lac...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Michelin, Mtb, Shimano, Gravel, Gear Reviews, Road Biking


Castelli Free Aero Race 4 Bib Shorts Review

As the perfect companions to the Castelli Aero Race 6 Jersey, the new Free Aero Race 4 Bib Shorts offer aerodynamics and all-day comfort with all the features you’d expect with some of the best bib shorts on the market. Castelli Free Aero Race 4 Bib Shorts Features: Vortex dimpled fabric on legs for aero performance Forza fabric on inner legs with 38% Lycra® content for perfect fit Stripe mesh engineered minimalist bib construction keeps you cool Giro4 leg gripper elastic for better grip distri...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Gear Reviews, Castelli, Zipp Firecrest, Road Biking, Bib Shorts, Bib Shorts Review, Castelli Free Aero Race


Castelli Aero Race 6.0 Jersey Review

Castelli has pushed the limits of clothing for the pro peloton since as long as I can remember. Modern fabrics are continuing to push the aerodynamic limits and the Castelli Aero Race 6.0 Jersey FZ is leading that charge. It looks and feels sleek for the ultimate in aero for a short-sleeve jersey. Castelli Aero Race 6.0 Jersey Features: CFD-based fabric placement and seam construction Engineered for aero efficiency at 30 to 55 km/h Airflow shoulder construction Velocity Rev2 fabric on front and...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Gear Reviews, Castelli, Jerseys, Road Biking


Trek Emonda SLR Disc Review

In 2014, Trek introduced the 690-gram Emonda SLR to the world as the lightest production road frame at the time. Then, for 2018, Trek upped the ante by dropping weight even further while adding a full-suite of disc brake options. The Emonda SLR Disc frameset tips the scales at a mere 665 grams and it turns out that it’s not only a lightweight climber, but a great all-day bike with responsive handling and instant acceleration. 2019 Trek Emonda SLR Disc H2 Features: 700 Series OCLV Carbon layup H...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Cycling, Trek, Redwood, Bontrager, Zipp, Etap, Gear Reviews, SRAM, Ergon, Emonda, Road Biking, Bontrager Aeolus Elite, Trek Bikes, Emonda SLR Disc Review


Trek Emonda SLR Disc H2 Review

In 2014, Trek introduced the 690-gram Emonda SLR to the world as the lightest production road frame at the time. Then, for 2018, Trek upped the ante by dropping weight even further while adding a full-suite of disc brake options. The Emonda SLR Disc frameset tips the scales at a mere 665 grams and it turns out that it’s not only a lightweight climber, but a great all-day bike with responsive handling and instant acceleration. 2019 Trek Emonda SLR Disc H2 Features: 700 Series OCLV Carbon layup H...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Cycling, Trek, Bmc, Redwood, Bontrager, Zipp, Gear Reviews, SRAM, Ergon, Emonda, Roadmachine, Road Biking, Bontrager Aeolus Elite, Trek Bikes


Pearl Izumi PRO Pursuit Wind Jersey Review

Spring riding conditions can be fickle. Heck, summer riding conditions in Utah can also be fickle. It’s always nice to have a wind and water-resistant jersey to throw into the mix for cool or variable conditions. Enter the Pearl Izumi Pursuit Wind Jersey for just that purpose. Pearl Izumi PRO Pursuit Wind Jersey Features: Softshell Lite fabric on front and sleeves Offers wind/water protection PRO Transfer fabric on back and sides Vislon zipper Three back pockets Form fit MSRP: $130 The PRO P...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Cycling, Pearl Izumi, Izumi, Gear Reviews, Jerseys, Road Biking, Pearl Izumi PRO Pursuit Wind Jersey Review, Pearl Izumi Pursuit Wind Jersey, PRO Pursuit Wind Jersey, Softshell Lite, Pearl Izumi PRO Pursuit Wind Jersey


Santini 365 Fase 3/4 Bib Tights Review

Bib knickers are the unsung hero of the bib world. For me, they tend to be my go-to options — even on cool summer mornings. So, I was anxious to see how the Santini Fase Bib Knickers would do as winter turned to spring here in Utah. Santini 365 Fase 3/4 Tights Features: Lycra fabric construction Wide straps for comfort eMax chamois with multi-density core Soffio elastic leg cuffs Reflective details MSRP:  $125 Good overall construction. Just size down for a more supportive fit. Bib knickers...
Tags: Amazon, Sport, Cycling, Santini, Gear Reviews, Road Biking, Bib Knickers, Bib Tights, Bib Tights Review, Acquazero Vega Winter Gloves, Fase, Utah Santini, Santini Scudo Windbreaker Classe LS Jersey, Santini Fase, Assos Millet GT


Shimano Launches GRX Gravel-focused Groupsets

Shimano is very, very calculated with their product releases. Their engineers are methodical and protective of their well-earned reputation for reliability — something that consumers and bike manufacturers appreciate. Shimano’s road groupsets, particularly Ultegra, are the veritable benchmark of road drivetrains. We’ve tested, loved and continue to love the Shimano’s Ultegra R8070 Di2 Disc group because it just plain works. Heading into the 2020 model year, Shimano is setting themselves up for g...
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