Author: James Huang

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Specialized S-Works 7 Lace shoe review: Classic form, more modern function

The same lace-up quirks as usual, but with an updated fit and racier feel (and, unfortunately, more weight, too).

Otso Waheela C gravel bike review: Do-it-all capability, bit of a bruiser

Superb tire clearance, lots of mounts, and a tackle-anything demeanor, but also somewhat questionable frame geometry and a rather firm ri...

Stan’s NoTubes partners with Project321 for new M-Pulse magnetic hubs

The new hubs boast a wicked-fast 1.66° engagement speed, adjustable bearing preload, lower friction, and improved reliability.

Upstart brand Udog brings a fresh idea to cycling shoes

The new direct-to-consumer brand boasts some industry heavy-hitters and a novel idea.

The forest for the trees in cycling’s supply chain woes: A chat with SRAM's CEO

The imbalance between supply and demand has made it hard to get the bike stuff you want, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

JRA with the Angry Asian: Tire brands should tell us how much sealant to use

Tire brands seem content to defer to sealant companies, but no one knows tires better than the companies that made them.

Spinergy GXX gravel wheelset review: Impressively cushy with stellar pricing

If you’re looking to soften things up, but still want performance on a budget, these might be a good option.

Princeton CarbonWorks spins off new Tactic Racing range of high-end hubs

The new hubs are intended to go head-to-head against the formidable DT Swiss 180.

Gravel bike geometry 101: How trail, stack, and reach affect fit and handling

A geometry chart can tell you a lot about a bike’s fit and handling, but only if you know what the numbers mean.

10 products I loved in 2021: James Huang

There are a bunch of interesting picks in my list this year, but if I'm being totally honest, all I really care about are the gummy bears.

Kask Wasabi helmet review: All-weather versatility with an aero bonus

The sliding vent is more effective and way easier to use than the old Infinito.

2022 Trek Madone SL 7 eTap review: Speedy and comfy, but seriously heavy

Unusually good ride quality and the handling is brilliant, but it’s hard not to notice the heft when you point it uphill.

45NRTH Ragnarok Tall winter shoe review: Warmer than expected, but a sloppy fit

There’s enough insulation for most, though the high volume and wide heel cup makes for a vague feel on the bike.

2022 Orbea Terra adds more clearance and comfort to keep up with the Joneses

This new model sports room for 700x45 mm tires, dropped chainstays, slightly lower weights, and storage inside the down tube.

Cannondale SuperSix Evo CX review: Wickedly quick with brilliant handling

The outstanding geometry and tire clearance comes with a big catch, though.

Marin DSX 2 gravel bike review: Budget flat-bar fun, but bring extra tubes

A fun and entertaining machine that won’t break the bank, but also a rough ride and a short reach.

2022 Giant Revolt Advanced bucks the trend, going longer, lower, and steeper

Versatile design also includes rack and fender mounts, and a refreshing dearth of proprietary bits.

The price we pay for integration

Those newfangled one-piece integrated front ends and fully hidden cabling look slick, but what’s the real price we pay for them?

Cadex expands component catalog with new AR carbon drop handlebar

Less than 200 g with a subtle flare and backsweep, plus true one-piece construction.

Ratio Technology 1x12 upgrade kit review: Lightweight 12-speed on a budget

It’s a bit quirky for sure, but it works well and is very reasonably priced.