Bikes & Cycling Gear

  • Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular Wheels Review

    14th December 2011

    Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular £1,900 www.fisheroutdoor.co.uk Zipp’s latest evolution of their 404 wheels are undoubtedly their most predictable, comfortable and versatile high velocity set yet, making them true aero all-rounders.  The Firecrest tag comes from Zipp’s uniquely blunt-nosed, fat-bodied rim…

  • 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,…

  • Giro Savant Helmet Review

    5th December 2011

    GIRO SAVANT HELMET £59.99 giro.com/eu_en; madison.co.uk This new offering from helmet specialists Giro is placed towards the lower end of their road riding/triathlon spectrum of models, sharing many of the features of its more expensive counterparts, but at a price…

  • Best Winter Cycling Jackets Review

    1st December 2011

    We’ve tested 18 of the best winter cycling jackets to find out which will keep you snug and dry this winter. Find more group tests from Triathlon Plus in our other best triathlon gear reviews. B’TWIN MEMBRANE JACKET £54.99 Weight…

  • Cycling Overshoes Reviews

    24th November 2011

    We’ve tested and reviewed ten of the hottest cycling overshoes to keep your toes toasty through the worst rain, sleet and wind this winter. PEARL IZUMI PRO BARRIER WXB £29.99 www.madison.co.uk These aren’t the toastiest toe-warmers on test but their…

  • 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…

  • BBB Road Catcher II Mudguards Review

    8th November 2011

    We review the BBB Road Catcher II mudguards BBB ROAD CATCHER II MUDGUARDS £9.99 www.bbbcyclinh.com Unless you want dirt sprayed all over your backside, a rear mudguard is a good idea during the winter. Triathlon bikes don’t usually have enough…

  • Continental Road Grand Prix TT Tyre Review

    7th November 2011

    CONTINENTAL ROAD GRAND PRIX TT £42.99(TBC) www.conti-tyres.co.uk, www.cambriantyres.co.uk Continental Road Grand Prix TT These new clincher tyres from Continental are designed for riding fast against the clock and were used by the pro rider Tony Martin when he won the…

  • Best Triathlon Training Wheels Review 2011

    3rd November 2011

    We review 12 of 2011’s best training wheels for winter triathlon bike training Check out our most recent bike wheel reviews here. Find more group tests from Triathlon Plus in our other best triathlon gear reviews. CAMPAGNOLO KHAMSIN £149.99 Weights…

  • Picking The Best Triathlon Saddle

    20th October 2011

    Choosing the best triathlon saddle for you is an important tri kit decision.  Not only is an ill-fitting saddle painful, it can also cause numbness between the legs that could hamper your run. Picking the best triathlon saddle is a…