Bike Reviews

  • Pinnacle Dolomite 2 Bike Review

    15th December 2011

    We review the Pinnacle Dolomite 2 beginner road bike Pinnacle Dolomite 2 £799 evanscycles.com This distinctive tough roadster from Evans Cycles’ house brand Pinnacle certainly has urban appeal, but it doesn’t shine as brightly once you ride outside the city…

  • Giant Defy 2 Bike Review

    15th December 2011

    We review the Giant Defy 2 beginner road bike Giant Defy 2 £799 giant-bicycles.com The Defy has been one of our favourite mid-price machines in recent years, but Giant certainly isn’t taking anything for granted. The 2012 bike gets a…

  • Trek 1.5 Bike Review

    15th December 2011

    We review the Trek 1.5 road bike Trek 1.5 £800 trekbike.co.uk Trek hasn’t changed its entry-level road frame much for the past couple of years, but there are plenty of riders who want ‘sit up and beg’ comfort and relaxed handling…

  • Sub £800 Road Bikes Head To Head Review

    15th December 2011

    Road bikes are ideal for your first triathlon or winter training – we review four of the best for under £800 Click here for more road bike reviews. Before we start talking specifics, the great news is that we’ve been really…

  • Guru Photon Bike Review

    8th December 2011

    We put this custom-build bike from Guru through its paces in our four-ride review. FIRST RIDE This frame was made to measure for us to test and we also chose the components: Shimano Dura-Ace groupset and Mavic R-Sys SLR wheels,…

  • BMC Team Machine SLR01 First Ride Bike Review

    10th November 2011

    The BMC Team Machine shares framesets with the bike used by Cadel Evans in the Tour de France, but how did it stand up to our First Ride review? The BMC certainly looks the part FIRST RIDE This is the…

  • Boardman Air/TT 9.8 Bike Review

    13th October 2011

    We see how the new Boadman Boardman Air/TT 9.8 does in our Four Ride review. FIRST RIDE The new Boardman Air/TT 9.8 The Boardman Air/TT 9.8 is the jewel in the crown of Boardman’s four-bike time trial/tri range. Its black…

  • Quintana Roo CD0.1 Bike Review

    22nd September 2011

    We review the Quintana Roo CD0.1 Ironman triathlon bike Quintana Roo CD0.1 Quintana Roo CD0.1 £1,999.99 evanscycles.com, quintanarootri.com Quintana Roo was the original triathlon-specific bike brand, pioneering features such as super-steep seat angles for post-run riding. It’s still pushing the…

  • Cervelo P3C Bike Review

    22nd September 2011

    We review the Cervelo P3C Ironman triathlon bike Cervelo P3C Cervelo P3C £2,199.99 (frame and fork) cervelo.co.uk, madison.co.uk If there’s any bike that doesn’t need an introduction it’s Cervelo’s P3 carbon. Officially the most successful aero bike ever built it’s the…

  • Ceepo Venom Bike Review

    22nd September 2011

    We review the Ceepo Venom Ironman triathlon bike Ceepo Venom Ceepo Venom £2,400 (frame and fork) tclsports.co.uk, ceepo.com Ceepo is the official bike partner of Ironman, with a four-bike aero frame family giving it an increasingly larger slice of the…