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Wilier Triestina Rave SLR gravel bike review: Two hearts that beat as one

Wilier says the Rave SLR is a gravel bike for racing, but whether that applies might depend on your definition of racing.

2023 Orbea Gain e-road bike first ride review

It's 2023, and Shoddy Dave's temporarily traded in his old road racing ways for Orbea's new e-road bike.

Argonaut RM3 review: Emotions crafted in carbon fiber

Is it possible to bottle feelings? If it is, Argonaut has injected plenty of that magical elixir into its new RM3.

2023 Giant Propel Advanced SL 0 long-term review: The complete package

Aerodynamic, very lightweight, great ride quality, solid pricing, and it even looks good – what more could you ask for?

Tern GSD v2 e-cargo bike review: The mini powerhouse, now more refined

A host of subtle, but highly functional, updates make an already-fantastic cargo bike option even better.

2023 Trek Madone SLR long-term review

The "ultimate race bike" has only a few minor flaws – and the hole in the seat tube isn't (exactly) one of them.

Cervelo S5 review: A truly exhilarating superbike

The updated S5 is simpler, lighter, faster – and has an absolutely staggering ride.

Ridley Grifn first ride review: Blurred lines

Ridley's new Grifn falls into the do-it-all camp, but is it really an N+1 killer?

YT Szepter first-ride review: a gravity MTB brand goes gravel

The consumer-direct gravity mountain bike brand enters the dropbar world.

2023 Specialized Diverge STR review: Absurdly comfy, but also heavy and pricey

30 mm of rear suspension travel, 20 mm of front travel, and clearance for 700x47 mm knobbies is a formula for a good time on rough terrain.

Cero One cargo bike review: A very handy little truckster

Cycle trucks are a great option if you have small-to-medium-sized hauling needs.

2023 Trek Domane+ e-road bike review: Ultra-quiet, ultra-stealthy

Flagship model weighs just 12.21 kg, and US-spec bikes get a genuinely useful 45 km/h cutoff from the new TQ mid-drive motor.

Zukas Cycles custom steel all-road frame review: OMG, those seatstays

It’s a brand you’ve probably never heard of, but yet another example of why you should consider a custom steel frame.

Factor Ostro Gravel review: unapologetically made for racing

Aero gravel that's ready for all-road use, too.

Our favorite bikes from the 2022 gravel and all-road Field Test

Not every bike can be a winner, but there were a few that really stood head and shoulders above the rest at this year’s Field Test.

2023 Vaast A/1 2X GRX gravel bike review: Better, but still room to improve

Mid-cycle updates have improved the A/1, but the frame geometry is still a little too goofy for our liking.

Review: A year with the Pinarello Dogma F

The new Dogma F is a frame of two halves with plenty of surprises, but is it an F for fab or F for flop?

The 2023 Canyon Ultimate is more than just a climbing bike

More aero, more stiffness, and more integration, but also a bit more weight.

2022 Ridley Kanzo A gravel bike review: OK, weight matters a bit 

It's a little CX-y, but perhaps not in the best ways.

State Bicycle Company 6061 Black Label All-Road review: A little too cheap

State has a strong reputation for great value, but there’s just too much cost-cutting here to make the All-Road an enjoyable bike.