Bike Reviews

Redesigned Specialized Camber Hits a Sweet Spot

I could hardly see through my muddy, water-splashed glasses as we raced to the bottom of Mills Peak trail on the tail end of a torrential thunderstorm. Parts of the trail resembled a creek more than singletrack at times, but the redesigned Specialized Camber was hardly phased by the rocks I couldn’t see. Wet disc brakes howled through the trees ... Read More »

Best fat bikes of 2015

Despite being a relatively young cycling niche, fat bikes have already sprouted several evolutionary branches. We tested six of the best fat bikes on the market from across these burgeoning sub-categories to bring you the best fat bikes of 2015. But before we jump into the details, here’s a rundown of the current state of the fat bike market to ... Read More »

DSK Benelli TNT 300 Review

The entry-level performance bike segment is booming. It’s the first stepping stone into the world of performance motorcycles. So, young riders and enthusiasts looking to upgrade from a premium 150cc motorcycle, naturally look at this class of motorcycles as the next big upgrade. Even for others, the so-called ‘born-again bikers’ who want to get back into motorcycling after a break, ... Read More »

Review: Rauler Classic Lugged

I suppose the typical bike reviewer thing to do when writing up the Rauler Classic Lugged steel bike would be to exclaim, “OMFG! Steel is reeeeal!” But I already know steel is… steel. Bikes I’ve owned include a 1980 Motobecane Team Champion (I stupidly traded it for skis 25 years ago), and a Waterford R-22 (currently in my brother’s possession). ... Read More »

Gravel, Adventure Bikes, Endurance-Road… Stop The Madness, They’re All The Same

A dirty (and widely-known) secret: The cycling industry creates new categories to sell more bikes. We see models labeled as gravel bikes, adventure bikes, endurance-road bikes, touring, cyclocross, and on and on. Technically, these categories are different, but not enough that it matters to most riders. The biggest differences are in the marketing. These similar machines trade out parts and tweak ... Read More »

Best fat bikes of 2015

Despite being a relatively young cycling niche, fat bikes have already sprouted several evolutionary branches. We tested six of the best fat bikes on the market from across these burgeoning sub-categories to bring you the best fat bikes of 2015. But before we jump into the details, here’s a rundown of the current state of the fat bike market to ... Read More »

Go To The 2016 Indianapolis Auto Show

Whether you’re in the market for a new car, or just an enthusiast, you should be planning a trip to the 2016 Indianapolis Auto Show.  There’s no better place in town to see all of the hottest models from virtually every manufacturer.  Find them all under the roof of the Indianapolis Convention Center. The annual show runs December 26 through ... Read More »

The Force 1 Bound for 2016 Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT — The Force 1, a new high-performance car from designer Henrik Fisker, will debut on January 12 at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The two-seater will go on sale in April, with a limited production run of up to 50 units. Fisker said The Force 1 will be based on an existing front/midengine rear-drive American car and will be ... Read More »

Stationary Bike Startup Peloton Expands Production And Distribution With $30M In New Funding

Peloton, the stationary bike startup with a built-in tablet for live streaming cycling classes, has raised $30 million in Series C funding in order to expand brick-and-mortar retail locations and accelerate bike production. Previous investor Tiger Global Management led the round, along with True Ventures. This now brings the total amount raised up to $44 million for the startup. Peloton launched out of New ... Read More »

Shimano SH-XC90 mountain bike shoe

The XC90s landed in BikeRadar’s Australian headquarters back in September 2014. They’ve since ploughed through marathon races, hiked up countless rock ledges to find better camera angles and taken in a long walk home after double flatting a test bike with only half the required spares on hand. Sitting as Shimano’s top-level off-road SPD race shoe, the XC90s boast a ... Read More »