Gear & Bike News

  • First Look: Garmin Edge 800

    18th November 2010

    Lucky old Phil Mosley has been for a ride with the latest in a long line of brilliant bike GPS systems, the Garmin Edge 800. The Edge 800 is Garmin’s latest GPS-enabled bike computer, and we couldn’t wait to get…

  • First Look – Bryton Rider 50 Cycling Computer

    4th November 2010

    Jeff Jones, editor of our sister website bikeradar.com, takes a detailed first look at this impressive GPS cycling computer. Click here for Bryton Sport’s official website The Rider 50 is a market rival to the Garmin Edge 705 and at…

  • First Look – Timex Ironman Global Trainer Watch

    15th October 2010

    With Ironman fever still gripping us all after Kona last weekend, we take a quick look at the very latest offering from Timex. Is it worthy of your cash? £249.99 (without HR belt) www.timexironman.com This new GPS watch from Timex…

  • Kona Bike Count – Cervélo And Profile Design Top The Charts

    13th October 2010

    The results of this year’s Kona Bike Count are beginning to filter through, starting with the bikes and aero bars. The annual Bike Count logs all the equipment used by competitors at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. The outcome…

  • Specialized Shiv TT Bike – Increased Availability

    9th October 2010

    Supplies of Specialized’s flagship TT bike the Shiv are set to increase this autumn, after an initial run of only 10 bikes were brought into the UK to coincide with July’s Tour de France. All 10 were snapped up on…

  • New FSA TT Groupset Unveiled

    8th October 2010

    Bike component manufacturers FSA have launched a new Vision Metron groupset for TT/triathlon bikes. FSA’s gradual move into the world of groupsets took a step further at London’s Cycle Show, with their Vision Metron TT components unveiled on Willier’s Lampre…

  • New Ridley bikes launched

    30th September 2010

    Ridley have released ‘value’ versions of their top-end road and TT bikes for 2011, reports James Huang, technical editor Riders who are pining after Ridley’s top-end Noah or Dean carbon fibre flagships but can’t afford their premium prices have two…

  • British Triathlon and Wiggle team up

    18th September 2010

    British Triathlon have announced a new partnership with online retailers Wiggle, and Focus bikes, as part of their new online shop, www.britishtriathlonshop.org. Wiggle, who already sponsor top triathletes including Stuart Hayes, Jodie Stimpson and Emma-Kate Lidbury (pictured), will become the…

  • Nike launches GPS app

    16th September 2010

    A new Apple iPhone app from Nike+ should solve the ‘heavy cover’ problem of GPS speed-and-distance monitors. The app is designed to move from GPS tracking to an accelerometer without missing a beat, so if you run into a built-up…

  • Eurobike 2010: The new black

    10th September 2010

    Shopping for a high-end road or triathlon bike next year? You can have any colour, as long as it’s black… Yes, next year’s bikes are lighter, stiffer, smoother and more aero than ever. But we noticed another theme while dribbling…