Author: Dave Rome

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A flat mount disc caliper on a post mount frame? There’s an adapter for that 

Wolf Tooth's latest product is a welcomed offering, although it's not the first of its kind.

A guide to freehub body and cassette compatibility  

Can’t figure out what freehub body you need for a certain cassette type? This will help.

NBA star LeBron James buys equity in Canyon Bicycles 

New investors point to ambitious growth plans for Canyon in the US market.

Counterfeits, fraud, and theft: Why Silca changed its return policy 

An in-depth Q&A with owner Josh Poertner about the real challenges brands and retailers face in an e-comm world.

Enve reveals its first production road bike, the Melee

Another premium aero road bike enters the fray.

Classified partners with leading wheel brands for its Powershift hub

The two-speed internal gear hub will soon be available in wheels from Enve, Mavic, DT Swiss, Reynolds, and more.

POC is working on cycling helmets fitted with airbags 

A study with automotive safety specialist Autoliv points to a concept worth furthering.

Nerd Alert podcast: Tech from the Tour paddock

Proof of just how versatile a modern race bike has become, and that the weight-obsessed are still around.

Shimano introduces automatic Di2 shifting

It's only for e-bikes for now, but it has big implications for other bikes moving forward.

Tour Tech: Abbey’s prototype PreHAG derailleur alignment checker 

An incredibly simple approach to a common issue.

Enve drops into the dropper game 

The G-Series dropper offers just 40 mm of travel in a 27.2 mm package. There's a lever, too.

Nerd Alert podcast: Flat tires and sketchy brakes — it’s Field Test time again!

James Huang, Dave Rome, Betsy Welch, and Ellen Noble chat Field Test.

Porsche now owns Fazua

The lightweight e-bike system specialist has a new parent.

Gallery: 2022 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia, Part Three

Perhaps the last Llewellyn Lucentezza, a stunning integrated approach from Woods Bicycle Co, and a few prototypes from Curve.

Nerd Alert podcast: So. Many. New. Bikes.

Chatting yet-to-be-released bikes and the best from the Handmade Bicycle Show Australia.

Gallery: 2022 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia, Part Two

Stunning builds from Prova, Bastion, Mooro, and more.

Gallery: 2022 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia, Part One

A look at the latest builds from Baum, Lost Workshop, Sugarloaf, HTech, Bossi, and more.

Nerd Alert podcast: Things that shouldn’t break 

Chatting steerer tubes and safety concerns with carbon repair expert Raoul Luescher.

In loving memory of Ewen Gellie: 1968-2022 

A tribute to one of Australia's frame building greats.