Bikes & Cycling Gear

  • 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…

  • Review: Aero Helmets

    25th May 2015

    Give yourself an aerodynamic advantage with one of the latest aero helmets designed for all-out speed… 1. GIRO SELECTOR RRP £239.99 Tested weight: 454g (size M) wiggle.co.uk It’s been around a few years, but the Selector is still a high-performing helmet. The low,…

  • Bike Test: Cannondale Slice Black Inc

    30th April 2015

    It looks sharp, but the Cannondale Slice Black Inc is designed to be as smooth and comfy as possible… Cannondale Slice Black Inc £7,499.99 cyclestore.co.uk Cannondale has always known how to put together a proper premium package and the Slice Black…

  • Review: Lightweight Cycling Helmets

    23rd April 2015

    Which of the latest crop of lightweight cycling helmets fits the best, cools most efficiently and provides the best comfort? We’ve tested half a dozen to find out… 1. BONTRAGER VELOCIS £159.99 evanscycles.com Tested weight (size M): 219g The Velocis…

  • Bike Test: BMC Granfondo GF01 105 Disc

    4th April 2015

    We put the BMC Granfondo GF01 105 Disc to the test in our comprehensive bike test. See how it rated… A brutally fast bike, yet one that won’t beat up its rider on rough roads 2,500 evanscycles.com The Italian phrase…

  • Bike Test: Bianchi Sempre Pro Ultegra

    18th March 2015

    With Italian style and smooth handling, this Bianchi Sempre Pro Ultegra sets up a long day nicely. £2,300 wheelies.co.uk  Classic Italian bike manufacturer Bianchi makes a whole range of road bikes including several in the comfort oriented C2C range. The direct equivalent…

  • Scott Addict Team Issue Triathlon Bike Review

    12th February 2015

    Weighing just more than six bags of sugar and with a top-end spec, the Scott Addict Team Issue really is pro-level equipment for the masses… Scott Addict Team Issue TT/Triathlon bike tested, rated and reviewed.  £4,799 evanscycles.com First Ride 1. The…

  • Cycling Overshoes Winter Test

    22nd January 2015

    Keep your feet warm and dry with one of these pairs of cycling overshoes, designed for the very worst weather winter can throw at you. 1. Altura Etape £19.99 merlincycles.com  A doddle to get on, thanks to a thin construction,…

  • 6 Bike Lights For Winter Triathlon Training

    23rd December 2014

    We test six small lights that could make a big difference to your riding safety day or night.  From left to right: Moon Meteor 210 86g; 210 Lumens; Batt: 1hr40-8hrs £44.99 tredz.co.uk This fits any bar. It gives a centre…

  • 6 CO2 inflators that could save your triathlon PB

    17th December 2014

    We test the fastest, most convenient CO2 inflators to blast the wind back into your wheels – so a puncture needn’t destroy your PB mission. Pocket Rockets: 1. Genuine Innovations Hammerhead £17.99, buy online. Genuine Innovations’ latest design is impressively…