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Favero Assioma Duo power meter pedal review: simply great

Power meter pedals have been around a fair while, but only in recent years have…

Terske titanium tubeless valves: predictably expensive, unexpectedly good

You’re probably familiar with the concept of a forever bike, commonly made of steel or…

The zombie chain: Wippermann Connex 11sX chain review

Unfortunately, I don’t often get to ride any one particular bike (or component) enough to…

Eyropro handlebar review: A solid design with a few kinks to work out

Remember those goofy Coefficient Wave handlebars I reviewed a few months ago? Well, it turns…

Finding the best bicycle chain: What over 3,000 hours of testing revealed

Want to know which 11- and 12-speed chains offer the best durability and performance? With…

Coefficient Wave handlebar review: An open mind, relaxed wrists

The cycling world is often a slave to fashion: what’s cool, what looks right, what’s…

CeramicSpeed OSPW pulley wheel system review: Oversized, overpriced

The bike industry is full of products that claim to make you faster. Some focus…

Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed: Details and first-ride review

It was hardly a secret that Campagnolo would upgrade its Super Record EPS electronic groupset…

Shimano PD-ES600 Ultegra SPD pedal review: Lost opportunities

I’ve been a pretty big fan of Shimano’s PD-A600 single-sided pedal for mixed-terrain riding, as…

Praxis Zayante Carbon crankset review: Options galore

The way we all ride bikes has been changing dramatically in recent years, with the…

Shimano Ultegra R8000 mechanical groupset long-term review

Shifting is pretty damn good these days. When everything is properly set up and well…

Redshift Sports ShockStop stem review: It's good to be wrong sometimes

I’ve been riding bikes long enough to vividly remember the heyday of suspension stems. Back…

CT Recommends: Best road bike pedals

What good is a pair of road cycling shoes without pedals to go with them?…

Shimano PD-A600 pedal review: Single-sided gravel goodness

Shimano’s single-sided PD-A600 SPD road pedal isn’t new; far from it, in fact. First introduced…

Schwalbe X-One Speed tire review: Grippy and quick, but pressure-sensitive

The Schwalbe X-One Speed fills the gap between the dirt road-friendly G-One Speed, the ultra-popular…

Shimano Ultegra HG-800 11-34T cassette review: Adventure-sized

As the definition of road riding forever broadens, so has the demand for product outside…

Budget road pedals compared: Shimano vs. Look vs. Time

Fancy composite bodies, carbon-fiber springs, ceramic bearings, ultralight weights, titanium hardware, aero schmero — high-end…

Cane Creek AER-Series II headset review: secret weight savings

The weight weenies in cycling are an interesting bunch. Some do it in a genuine…

Specialized Power vs PRO Stealth: stub-nose saddle comparison review

Short-nose saddles have been gaining popularity in the road market since Specialized released its Power…

HT Leopard M1T pedal review

There are many brands offering two-bolt, walkable clipless pedals for cyclocross and gravel riding, but…

WTB Exposure 32 tire review

The burgeoning all-road and gravel scene has spawned an explosion of higher-volume tires to suit.…