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Fabio Wibmer's tricks and stunts captured by racing drone as he rides through some of Germany's most iconic cities. Watch the action as you've never seen it before.
A new addition to Marin's Nicasio series, Nicasio+ is for the rider looking for something different and modern. Point it down pavement, gravel, on a bike tour or commute.
If there's a rotten smell on your bike, you'd be right to think it's you or your kit, but here's why it might be your bike and the danger it indicates.
VAAST Bikes launches bicycle range with four models — gravel, mountain, urban, and youth — exclusively made with ALLITE® SUPER MAGNESIUM.
We review the aero-style LEM Volata helmet, getting it out on road, dirt, and gravel rides. Learn about the bike helmet's details, how it performs, and if it's a good buy.
Specialized Venge outfitted with CeramicSpeed's attention grabbing Driven drivetrain is new benchmark in wind cheating bicycle, but questions remain.
SRAM has voluntarily recalled certain RockShox front suspension forks due to potential performance and breakage concerns. Learn more and see if your bike is affected.
Tannus airless tires offer cyclists thousands of flat and hassle-free miles, so what's not to love? We review the Aither 1.1 road bike tires to see how they perform in the real world.
Some say move the cleat forward, others say move it back on cycling shoes. Here's some history by 8x National Champ Paul Swift about cleat fore-aft and where it should be set today.
New component manufacturer adds needed range to 1x drivetrains with huge cassette
We got a sneak peak ride in on Yamaha's all-new Wabash gravel adventure electric bicycle. Here's our first-ride impressions and all the launch specs and info you need to know.
We ride and review Bollés new, retro-futuristic SHIFTER cycling glasses. Here's how their style, build, and Phantom lens technology perform after months of real-world bike rides.
All new Lazer Coyote helmet launches with a fresh, clean, and practical design that's clearly MTB-leaning but versatile enough for road and gravel, too.
We ride and review GripGrab's light arm warmers to find out if they're as comfortable and lightweight and fitting as advertised.
We check out CABDA's new West Coast Expo and Education Series seminars. See what this regional bike show and exhibitors have to offer and if it might fill the industry's Interbike gap.
Specialized has voluntarily recalled certain 2019, 2018, and 2017 bicycle models due to potential cracking of their steerer tube collars. Learn more and see if your bike is affected.
Here are the changes, trends, and our predictions for what's in store for cycling in the new year and beyond.
Australian mass community bike ride provides opportunities for women to experience the pleasure of riding a bicycle in an organized event coordinated with International Women's Day.
Take your mountain biking to the next level by learning these techniques - our tips will help you master them like an advanced rider to make more of your MTB riding experience.
What makes a cyclist smile at Christmas time? A strong tailwind, an empty road, post-ride coffee with friends, a perfect descent – and a thoughtful, considerate gift like one of these.
If you're feeling the bike love, help spread it by donating to a cycling-related charitable organization this #GivingTuesday or any day. Here's our list of organizations to consider.
Lazer Sport is voluntarily recalling some helmets because they don't meet roll-off safety standards. Check to see if your helmet is affected and how to get a free replacement.
Watch the LIVE stream replay video of Red Bull Rampage FINALS form Virgin, Utah, mountain biking's wildest competition featuring the world's greatest freeride MTB riders and stunstmen.
Instructions on how to use your brakes when mountain biking. Follow these tips to success and you'll improve your confidence, comfort, safety, and get higher quality rides.
Check out the photos and info we gathered on the latest cycling products and gear found at Interbike 2018, the industry trade show from Reno, Nevada.
Be prepared for the fall season and weather changes with the right gear that keeps you cycling through and enjoying the autumn colors
We love celebrating Father's Day - now for Australia cycling dads. Here's what to get your Aussie dad cyclist for the holiday to celebrate his awesomeness and choice of sport.
Your bicycle business' image is everything, especially as seen online. Here's why it matters, how you can protect your good name, avoid negative comments, and grow positive reviews.
The right bike rack fits your vehicle and driving style and number of bikes and is easy to use. We've got the pros and cons of the most popular styles to help you pick the right one.
BikeRoar's preview and predictions of the 105th edition of Le Tour, starting in Noirmoutier-en-l’île on Saturday, July 7th, and racing for three weeks to Paris, ending Sunday, July 29.
The warmer and longer days of summer means you need gear that will help you manage heat, stay hydrated, and keep comfortable. We've got just the gear you need to make it through.
Kenda Tire supports cycling-based programs of Project Hero, making a difference in the lives of thousands of Veterans and First Responders, as well as their families and communities.
An online petition has been launched to save cyclists' legal right to ride two across, attempting to counter efforts by a rogue driver's group. Learn more and get involved.
We've got a dozen great gift ideas for Father's Day, so treat a cycling dad with one of these and he'll surely be happy!
Breakfast Seminars by bicycle industry leaders & academics from Taiwan & Australia, on the Smart Technologies driving the Future of bicycle product design and all that’s new.
Cycling moms deserve deserve thoughtful, well-chosen gifts. We've got some ideas for the bike riding women of your life...
Dream bicycles at the high-end of lightweight, performance, and luxurious encoutrements - with several to match the dream car you're probably getting, too.
Bicycle related signs, symbols, and markings on roads and trails - what they look like and what they mean for motorists and cyclists
Gearbox bike brand sponsors accomplished multiple discipline and former Olympic Summer Youth Games athlete for 2018 mountain bike racing season.
These bikes and equipment offer a smoother, more compliant ride when the road surface is rough, uneven, or there's no road at all. From patchy asphalt to gravel to cobbles and more...
New research that studied cyclists finds that bicycling helps keep the body young and healthy. (Includes audio and video.)
SwissStop EXOTherm disc brake pads are under recall because they may come apart and present a crash risk. Check to see if your brake pads are affected.
Bikes and beers are a common combo, so we've put together a 12-pack of bike-themed beers to quench your thirst. Grab one of these topical brews for your post-ride reward and hydration.
The Skydio R1 is a new, self-flying action camera that follows and videos your ride like no drone before. This AI device dodges obstacles to autonomously capture your riding action.
What's the deal with the popularity of big, crazy, hard rides? Like transmuted Grand Fondos, they combine mass participation, stupidly hard riding, and eager smiles all around.
Road disc bikes have rolled past controversy and are now becoming the standard, from everyday riders to World Tour racers. Here are our picks of the top ones you should watch and buy.
Specialized has stopped the sale of 2018 Allez bikes and is voluntarily recalling those already sold due to a fork manufacturing defect. Learn more and see if your bike is affected.
World champion Peter Sagan answers BikeRoar's questions about the season, his keys to success, and he gives his tips and advice to aspiring cyclists and sprinters.
The Winter Olympics don't have any cycling, per se, but you'll find there's a lot in common with ice speed skating. We look into the similarities of the racing and equipment and events.
Are there significant differences in Shimano's lower-end groupsets? We show the range from top to bottom and explain where these entry-level components fit and what you need to know.
Shawn and Kim took on 550 miles and 73,000 climbing feet of Alpine cols in the Haute Route Alps. They recount the beauty and challenge of the rides and what it took to make it through.
Infinity saddles look different, but when you're blind looks don't matter. What's important is how it feels, and Eric Oyen shares his opinion of this bike seat in this video review.
What you do as a bike shop is valuable, and what you track and how you communicate it with customers is key to unlocking the value and profit that moves your business forward.
Retired pro cyclist Shoshauna Routley joins BikeRoar as a regular contributor. She shares about her life, how she got into racing, why she's writing, and the story of that photo.
Bicycling is great just because, but if you're in need of some added motivation for pedaling your bike, we have some suggestions for incentive and reward apps you should use.
Select models of Rocky Mountain's 2018 mountain bikes are being recalled because improperly secured brake housing presents a crash risk. Check to see if your bike is affected.
These posts were watched and shared the most in 2017. Don't miss out on what your fellow cyclists were liking and sharing.
Everyone was checking out these articles and reviews in 2017. Here's another chance for you to see BikeRoar's most popular bicycling articles and news of the year.
Fill the stocking of your favorite bike rider this holiday with one of these gift ideas.
You've got a cyclist on your 'nice list' and we have some ideas they'll be sure to appreciate. Check out these Christmas / holiday gift picks.
A bunnyhop should certainly be in your arsenal of bike skills, but a pop or punch approach to trail obstacles and ledges might be a better approach. This video explains how to do it.
Distance, dangerous routes, and cultural expectations stand between many girls and their education. Bicycles empower them to rise above barriers and ride together toward their futures.
Mountain biking's biggest freeride competition is a challenge of skills and nerve in some of the gnarliest terrain on earth. See what riders are up against and how they'll be judged.
LAX airport and the Los Angeles fire department are turning to bicycle medics to quickly respond to and aid injured travelers and workers.
SRAM Avid SD7 rim brakes are being voluntarily recalled because they may fail and present a crash and injury risk. Check to see if your bike or brakes are affected.
Here's a collection of photos, info, and commentary on all the bike stuff we saw and found interesting at the industry trade show's last year in Las Vegas.
We examine how cheap, ubiquitous share bikes can impact bike shops and if their growth presents an opportunity or danger to overall bicycle retailing business.
We review the TowWhee bicycle tow strap — a purpose-built bungee system that allows your child to join you on fun rides, even uphill or long ones, by towing them on their own bike.
Standing atop the podium defines athlete success, but what makes it possible? These MTB pros share what they have in common to be the best in their sport.
We review Oakley Prizm lens technology for cycling and an answer if the enhanced-contrast lenses work and if the Jawbreaker glasses are worth buying.
Few things make you freeze-up in fear faster than a steep section of trails. Don't fret, BikeRoar is here to help you conquer your fears and master those gnarly steeps!
Niner brings back the RLT 9 aluminum gravel bike and the AIR 9 aluminum hardtail mountain bike and also announces new colors and build options.
Bicycling is fun! Use these six tips to make it funner and better, especially if you need a little help getting your cyclist joy compass or thrill meter tuned up and ready to ride.
Watch Szymon Godziek, Poland’s best freestyle mountain bike rider, perform a world’s first road bike back flip over the peloton during the final stage of the 74th Tour de Pologne.
The largest U.S. bicycle industry trade show chooses Reno-Tahoe for its new home beginning September 2018 and announces launch of Interbike Marketweek a weekend consumer festival.
A look at Campy's 11-speed updated entry-level Centaur groupset and how it stacks up to Shimano's 105 and SRAM Rival 22 road bike groups for overall function and value for price.
Select models of Merida's Scultura road bikes are being voluntarily recalled because carbon forks might break and present a crash risk. Check to see if your bike and fork are affected.
Time is money, for your shop and your customers, so here are a handful of tips to push repair speed and productivity and make wrenching a little bit easier.
Le Tour is cycling's grandest spectacle, but not the longest, or tallest, or cleanest. Explore some hidden facts behind the bike race's glamorous façade.
XTR is the pinnacle of Shimano's mountain bike groupsets, but is it the best for you? We look at why and when a top-end grouppo might be right, or when you can go lower and get more.
A noise from your bicycle can be annoying and a potential safety issue. Here is a guide to identifying and resolving bike clicks, clunks, and other unusual noises.
The video offers 'How to dominate a sprinter and make it look easy,' with celebrity narration. It's entertaining, but we look at if it's accurate and how it came to be made.
The 104th edition of Le Tour departs Dusseldorf, Germany on Saturday, July 1st. BikeRoar has this preview and predictions as it races towards Paris over the next 3 weeks.
Zwift is a popular turbo trainer game / world that enhances indoor riding. Here's our guide to Zwift and compatible trainers and smart trainers, and other virtual training apps.
Cycling Sports Group is voluntarily recalling some GT mountain bikes because their handlebars may crack and break, presenting a crash risk. Check to see if your bike is affected.
Do bicycling challenges have you considering quitting? Don't give up! Use our inspiration, tips, and advice to get over the tough spots and delight in your bike rides more than ever.
If dad likes to bike, he'll surely love one of these father-friendly cycling gifts.
Does a bad experience or crash have you feeling like quitting your MTB? Here's advice to help you address your issues and overcome the temptation to give up.
We take Ryders Roam glasses out on the road and trail to test them and their feature-packed FYRE lens system.
Whether it's Bike Month, avoiding traffic, the desire to exercise, or simply to get out that inspires you, we have the bicycles you should look at for your commute.
We test and review the highly anticipated SmartHalo 'smart bike' device to see if its turn-by-turn navigation and other bundled features are good enough for your ride.
When the season turns hot, it's time to get the gear that keeps you cool, comfortable, and protected on the road and trail. Here's what we recommend for a summer of bicycling.
Profile Design Cobra S bicycle handlebar stems are being voluntarily recalled because they may corrode, break, and present a crash risk. Check to see if your bike or stem are affected.
Understanding and categorizing your bike shop's customers, then sending them targeted, personalized communications, is essential to staying relevant and earning their business.
We review the Scicon AeroComfort 3.0 TSA Bike Travel Bag and put it to the test to see if it's a worthy investment to make traveling with a bike simpler, quicker, and safer
Bike parks in most of the world are starting to open for the season now and you must try one out. We've got the reasons why and the opening dates for some of the most popular ones.
We give you the key aspects to consider when shopping for kids' bicycles and give you some of our picks for various riding styles, from BMX to MTB, road to just around the neighborhood.
It's time to love, honor, and gift the cycling moms in your life. Check our these gift ideas we've compiled for Mother's Day covering a range tastes and budgets.
We took the Nutcase Metroride MIPS helmet out for a ride, some coffee, and a close look review. Here's what we think of this premier commuting / urban helmet.
Cycling is an eco-friendly way for fun and fitness, and now you can get your bicycling gear to be environmentally friendly, too.
You need to get your bike tires filled with air to get riding. A good pump makes it that much easier, so we look at some that do it well by giving you more volume, more pressure, and le...
If you've got a tax refund coming (and we hope you do!), what better way to spend it than on some new bike gear? Here are some essential, practical, and possibly gratuitous suggestions ...
There are several benefits to running wider road tires including better traction and comfort. Here's more information about going bigger and some of the best wide tires available for yo...
You're breathing, of course, but are you breathing the best way for bicycling? We examine nose and mouth breathing and techniques bicyclists can use to improve health and performance.
Good bikes for women are tailored to female bodies and needs. We look at what's different and give you our picks of women's bikes to suit many riding types and styles.
Prepare your bike for the riding season with some spring cleaning and care. BikeRoar has a list of products and ideas to help you wash, clean, lube, and polish up your bicycle.
People and communities of developing countries benefit from local trained mechanics and durable bikes from global bicycle charity World Bicycle Relief.
We ride and review the Focus Paralane Factory all-road endurance bike and look at all the features of the carbon fiber, disc-equipped, lineup kitted in Apex, eTap, Ultegra, 105, or Tiagara.
Spring is the in-between season that makes outfitting for a bike ride a bit tricky. The BikeRoar team huddled to develop this list of clothing and kit sure to keep you feeling just right.
Your bike's suspension needs care and service. There's no better time than now to get critical maintenance done before spring calls you out onto the trails.
Making bicycle gear for gals isn't just smaller men's versions. We look at bicycling products that really work to meet women's anatomy, proportions, and needs.
Why are electric mountain bikes controversial? Are pedaling purists trying to hoard the trails? Is it something about the e-MTBs themselves? We examine the issues and offer a solution.
Popular electric bike brand issues a voluntary recall on several of its XDURO e-bike models because testing reveals potential for cracking and failure of their forks. Check to see if yo...
Pro cycling UCI WorldTour team goes all in on disc brake road bikes, equipping their full squad at the race in Spain and ready for more advantages with a 'disc-brake plan for the season.'
Sports massages are a critical part of a cyclist's recovery regimen. We look at the types, how they work, and offer tips to getting one or giving yourself a self-massage.
Is your valentine also a cyclist? Lucky you! Now show them how much you love them and bikes with one of these great Valentine's Day gift ideas.
BikeRoar met with with 8 more companies on the second day of an exclusive and up-close event in Southern California — PressCamp Road. Here are highlights of the brands and products from...
BikeRoar met with with 17 companies over two days at an exclusive and up-close event in Southern California — PressCamp Road. Here are some of the highlights of the brands and products.
Trek 720 Disc bikes and Bontrager brand disc wheels are being voluntarily recalled because the wheels exhibit a higher rate of spoke breakage that presents a crash risk. Check to see if...
Bike saddle comfort isn't always easy, so you're not alone in looking to find the right one. Here is a lesson from one person's quest and a review of many available bike seat options.
Reigning two-time world champion Peter Sagan and seven-time cobbled classics winner Tom Boonen are eyeing disc brake-equipped rides in 2017...
Pinarello celebrates the release of its flagship Dogma F10 road bike, but a Taiwan company asserts the aerodynamic concave frame design infringes on its patents.
Watch LIVE as the top U.S. CX racers battle for national titles in Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
These cycling posts went viral in 2016 - don't miss out or enjoy them again.
A former pro cyclist and his non-profit organization help at-risk youth through cycling. Their inspiring story and work are now one of CNN's Top 10 Heroes of the Year and vying for a $1...
Cancer has struck our cycling community in Chris Kegel, owner and founder of Wheel and Sprocket bicycle retailer. As Chris fights the toughest battle of his life, let's say a prayer and...
Caleb Ewan sprints to victory of Santos Tour Down Under stage 1, taking the race Leader's Jersey and two others.
Thousands of SR Suntour forks incorporated into finished bicycles sold under many major brands are being recalled because a bolt may fail. Check to see if yours is on the list.
Watch Sir Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain attempt to break cycling's world hour record LIVE on this Internet stream.
Richie Porte is penalized heavily for his countryman's assistance at Giro d'Italia stage 10, calling into question UCI's rules and inconsistent application of them.
Lily is a smart drone that will follow and record aerial video of you in action.
Four of the best 26"/27.5" all-mountain carbon dual-suspension MTBs in the intermediate to high-end price range.
We compare these road bicycle groupsets that offer high-end functionality at a more affordable price.
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