Bike Reviews

  • Buying direct: Scala Ultegra

    Buying direct: Scala Ultegra

    11th December 2015

    Buying online can be daunting but there are some savvy purchases to be made. Words: Guy Kesteven Photos: Mick Kirkman.

  • Ride Review: Focus Izalco Chrono Max 2.0

    29th October 2015

    We put the Focus Izalco through its paces First Ride The biggest surprise was how friendly and easy to ride the Focus was. The slammed bar height needs a limber rider and the excellent Fizik saddle needs tipping nose down so not to anaesthetise your nethers. However if your…

  • Review: Cube Aerium Super SL

    21st October 2015

    There’s no shortage of top machines to lust over at Kona. We test four mid range rides that could easily go the distance. Words: Guy Kesteven, Photos: Mick Kirkman Cube Aerium Super SL £3,499 cube.eu/uk A machine for riders brave enough to hang on and get…

  • Bike test: BMC TMR01 Ultegra Di2

    27th August 2015

    The aggressive ride is great for speed, but will it last the distance? BMC TMR01 Ultegra Di2 £4,000 evanscycles.com BMC’S time Machine Road is a well proven champion on the pro road circuit. Does the literally cutting edge technology translate as well to real life riding?…

  • Bike Test: 13 Intuition Alpha

    26th May 2015

    Can the new kid on the bargain carbon block offer real aero advantages?  13 Intuition Alpha £999.99 halfords.com Halford’s own brand 13 bikes were launched last year and stand out for their extensive aero efficient design elements as well as low weight. But does the actual performance of…