Bikes & Cycling Gear

  • 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…

  • Tested: Mini Pumps

    20th October 2015

    Which of these six stowable pumps will get you back on the road quickest? We tested them for pumping efficiency as well as back pocket comfort to find out the best to buy. 1) Airace Torch £24.99 fisheroutdoor.co.uk  The Airace measures a…

  • Mini Test: Tri saddles

    30th September 2015

    Tri saddles are going through a chopped-off, split nose revolution right now, but how do the latest saddles stack up when you are sitting on them for hours? We put six to the test… Pro Aerofuel TI: £129.99 madison.co.uk  The new Aerofuel…

  • Ride review – Cervelo S5

    Ride review – Cervelo S5

    25th September 2015

    We test the Cervelo S5 1) First Ride Cervelo’s intention with the new S5 is to save watts. Carbon aero handlebars with integrated cabling, cleverly designed headtube and forks, HED Jet 6 Plus SCT wheels with a 60mm profile, plus a redesigned frame all contribute. Our first ride was one of…

  • Fit for purpose

    9th September 2015

    Having your bike fitted properly can save you discomfort, injury and help you ride faster for longer writes Debbi Marco There’s nothing I love more than hopping on my bike and going for cycle around Richmond Park, but recently I’d found that my neck…

  • 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?…

  • Aero bars: bolt on speed

    5th August 2015

    A well set up pair of aero bars can give you the edge in your next race. We put 10 of the best clip ons to the test… Buying aero clip bars – what to look for Arm rests Non-slip,…

  • Bike Test: Fuji Sportif 2.5

    Bike Test: Fuji Sportif 2.5

    23rd June 2015

    Floaty and sensitive…Could this be the sub £500 ride we’ve all been waiting for? Fuji Sportif 2.5 £400 evancycles.com The 14 speed spec of the Fuji looks poor on paper but the outstanding ride quality of the frame and forks plus some really neat design…

  • Review: Wahoo KICKR Turbo Bike

    5th June 2015

    Does the Wahoo KICKR live up to expectations? See how it fared in our comprehensive review… Wahoo KICKR  £948.99 cyclesurgery.com The Wahoo KICKR, winner of the 2014 Eurobike Gold Award for Best Accessory, is described as the ultimate Smartphone/Tablet powered trainer,…

  • 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…