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Specialized Power Pro Elaston with Mimic saddle review

Just like a regular Power saddle, but softer.

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.

Whisky Parts Co. Spano handlebar review: Gravel flare done right

More companies are figuring out how to do flared bars without wrecking lever position, and it’s about time.

Specialized S-Works Romin Evo Mirror saddle review: Light, cushy, and pricey

Specialized’s second 3D-printed saddle has a more traditional shape and even more cushioning than the S-Works Power Mirror.

Passchier Gump bamboo handlebar review: Oh so comfy

A unique flat bar that's designed to smooth out rough surfaces.

Spotlight: Shimano PD-EF202 and EF205 casual flat pedals review

Finally, a durable pedal for casual cycling.

MicroShift Advent X gravel bike groupset review: Big range, small price

A gravel-friendly single-ring shift set that offers 10 gears and a wide 11-48T range.

Selle Italia Model X Green Superflow saddle review: Only $50, rides like $200

It looks and rides far better than its modest cost would suggest, and is made without adhesives or polyurethanes.

Favero Assioma Duo Shi power meter review: BYO Shimano SPD-SL pedals

An axle upgrade that turns your existing Shimano SPD-SL pedals into a power meter. However, there is one big trade-off.

IRC Boken Doublecross tire review: A curious approach to mixed-terrain speed

A stiff casing, smooth center tread, and aggressive side knobs make for interesting performance.

SRAM Rival AXS review: This is the wireless setup you’ve been waiting for

It’s heavier than Force and Red, yes, but it arguably works even better and is way, way less expensive.

Spotlight: SLF Motion Evo Speed System oversized rear derailleur pulley cage

Friction-cutting oversized pulleys, ceramic bearings, and real carbon fiber construction.

Specialized Power Mirror saddle long term review

Welcome to the second in the Brew Review series. In this episode I delve in to a saddle I've been lucky enough to use for the past 6 mont...

Time Cyclo 10 pedal review: a hit in theory, a miss in reality

Time’s ATAC mountain bike pedals aren’t as popular as they once were, but they still enjoy a cult-like following for their enviable all-w...

Favero Assioma Duo power meter pedal review: simply great

Power meter pedals have been around a fair while, but only in recent years have they got to a point where I’d want them on my own bike. G...

Terske titanium tubeless valves: predictably expensive, unexpectedly good

You’re probably familiar with the concept of a forever bike, commonly made of steel or titanium, that’s built to your specifications and ...

The zombie chain: Wippermann Connex 11sX chain review

Unfortunately, I don’t often get to ride any one particular bike (or component) enough to truly evaluate its long-term durability. One no...

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 out that I inadvertently set off an ugly leg...

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 exclusive test data from Zero Friction Cycling...

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 acceptable — and what isn’t any of the above. This h...

CeramicSpeed OSPW pulley wheel system review: Oversized, overpriced

The bike industry is full of products that claim to make you faster. Some focus on reducing your aero drag, others trim weight, and some ...