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We put the Z1 to the test on some long, grueling climbs.
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Whether you are looking for your first gravel bike or are already knee deep in Strava, our comparison reviews will help you see how well the top brands compete. We review more than just bikes, but all the accouterments as well: bike racks, helmets, shoes, and more. Our dedicated team of road bike warriors is here for you, to help you get fit, stay safe and keep the stoke.

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Best Gravel Bikes of 2022

Best Gravel Bikes of 2022

Are you looking for a new gravel bike? After researching the top options on the market, we bought 6 models for this head-to-head test. We hope this comparative review helps you find the...
The Best Bike Racks of 2022

The Best Bike Racks of 2022

Are you in need of a new rack to transport your beloved bicycles? We spent years researching the most compelling bike racks on the market and purchased 25 of the most intriguing options to...
Best Bike Helmet of 2022

Best Bike Helmet of 2022

After testing the top bike helmets on the market, we evaluated comfort, weight, ventilation, durability, all-around value, and performance to find the top-scoring models. We tested each...
Best Budget Bike Helmet of 2022

Best Budget Bike Helmet of 2022

Are you in the market for the best budget bike helmet? We researched the best models available today and purchased the nine most compelling to compare side by side.
Best Cycling Sunglasses of 2022

Best Cycling Sunglasses of 2022

In the market for a new pair of cycling sunglasses? We researched forty of the best sunglasses and bought our fifteen favorites for side-by-side testing.
Best Road Bike Shoes of 2022

Best Road Bike Shoes of 2022

For our latest round-up, we made sure to get at 10 or 12 hours on the bike in our shoes. We selected 13 of the best bike shoes we could find after selecting from more than 25.
Best Bike Shorts and Bibs of 2022

Best Bike Shorts and Bibs of 2022

We were out on the road and inside on the trainer for weeks working on our latest review. We added 5 new models to our full review, which includes 12 of the best bike shorts out there for...
Best Bike Shorts for Women of 2022

Best Bike Shorts for Women of 2022

What's the difference between a good ride and a bad one? Don't let it be your pair of cycling shorts. To find the best, our experts rode miles and miles of pavement, asphalt, and gravel.
Best Bike Saddles

Best Bike Saddles

After spending countless hours grinding away the miles in the top road bike saddles on the market, we identified the best models to meet your specific riding needs, in order to help you...
Best Bike Light Review

Best Bike Light Review

There's great debate on exactly which is the very best bike light. So who stacks up against who? We combined extensive laboratory testing with field testing in cities and rural areas, on...




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This is a great affordable entry-level gravel bike and the winner of our Best Buy Award. Anyone interested in trying out gravel riding would be wise to check out this versatile bike that...
Thule Outway Hanging 2 Review
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Thule Outway Hanging 2 Review

A quality trunk mount rack that sets itself apart from the competition for its security features, ease of removal and storage, stability, and adjustability. No trunk rack is perfect, but...



Road Biking Learning Center

Choosing the Right Bike Rack for Your Car

Choosing the Right Bike Rack for Your Car

With loads of options available, selecting a bike rack can be a daunting task. We have done the work for you, by wrapping up the most comprehensive comparative review available. Regardless...
How to Choose the Perfect Road Bike Helmet

How to Choose the Perfect Road Bike Helmet

Choosing a road bike helmet can be difficult and confusing. Most brands now offer three somewhat distinct types of road helmets: fully vented traditional, aerodynamic, and the newer semi...
How to Choose a Gravel Bike

How to Choose a Gravel Bike

In recent years, gravel biking has exploded in popularity and is one of the fastest-growing parts of the cycling industry. There is a lot to consider when choosing a gravel bike, and we...
How to Choose a Bike Saddle

How to Choose a Bike Saddle

With hundreds of saddles on the market to choose from, and no shortage of marketing hype, selecting a saddle can be a daunting task. Here we have a few tips for how to find the best match...
How to Buy Road Bike Shoes for Men

How to Buy Road Bike Shoes for Men

So, the time has come. You either need a new pair of road bike shoes or a replacement pair and you've come here to brush up on what's what or to get some perspective before jumping in feet...

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