Bikes & Cycling Gear

  • Boardman AiR TT 9.8 Triathlon Bike Review

    3rd December 2014

    Boardman Air TT 9.8 TT/triathlon bike tested, rated and reviewed. £1,699.99 (frameset only) boardmanbikes.com The only proven Ironman winner here, the quiet, efficient long-distance speed of Boardman’s AiR 9.8TT is an outstanding option for any level of athlete. To highlight…

  • Orbea Ordu OME M20i Ltd First Ride Review

    2nd December 2014

    We put brand new triathlon bikes to the test in our four ride review. See how the Orbea Ordu OME M20i Ltd fared… First Ride This is Orbea’s new mass market triathlon bike. It’s 17 per cent stiffer and generates 16…

  • Trigon TR437 First Ride Review

    18th August 2014

    Trigon TR437 aero road bike put through its paces in our four ride review First Ride Taiwanese brand Trigon isn’t yet widely known in the UK but the TR437 isn’t without pedigree; we were impressed by its RQC-29 sibling two…

  • Best Chamois Cream Review

    12th August 2014

    Six of the best chamois creams tested, rated and reviewed DZ Nuts Pro £18 paligap.cc Dave ‘DZ’ Zabriskie’s high-viscosity cream uses natural and plant-derived ingredients, and rather than just lubricating, it also aims to thwart and treat saddle sores by…

  • Sportful Hotpack 5 Review

    9th August 2014

    Sportful Hotpack 5 tested, rated and reviewed Sportful Hotpack 5 £75 sportful.it Even in the summer, there are days when you just don’t have a clue what the weather’s going to do and Sportful’s diminutive Hot Pack is ideal to…

  • Best Clip On Tri Bars 2014

    25th July 2014

    12 of the best clip on tri bars tested, rated and reviewed Token Alloy Extensions £40 i-ride.co.uk Weight 410g Length 340mm Pad width adjust 10mm Pad fore aft adjust 15mm Extension adjust 100mm Tri-bars don’t get much simpler than this.…

  • Token Arsenal C590 Aero Wheels Review

    23rd July 2014

    Token Arsenal C590 aero wheels tested, rated and reviewed Token Arsenal C590 £1,199.99 i-ride.co.uk This pair of carbon clincher wheels from Token comes in a triathlon race-ready package of a deep, 90mm rim on the rear and friendlier handling 55mm…

  • Castelli Active Cooling Sleeveless Top Review

    20th July 2014

    Castelli Active Cooling Sleeveless top tested, rated and reviewed Castelli Active Cooling Sleeveless £45 castelli-cycling.com This interesting piece of kit from Castelli is intended to keep you cool while training or racing thanks to its Prosecco Ice fabric construction, a…

  • Carrera Nitro Bike Helmet Review

    18th July 2014

    Carrera Nitro helmet tested, rated and reviewed Carrera Nitro £139.99 carreraworld.com/gb Carrera’s new bike helmet has a small switch on top that flicks clear plastic shields over all the front vents, helping to keep the cold and rain out and…

  • Solestar Kontrol Cycling Insoles Review

    14th July 2014

    Solestar Kontrol insoles tested, rated and reviewed Solestar Kontrol €99 solestar.com This new version of Solestar’s bike-specific insole loses the individual fit of the carbon version but also knocks £145 off the price. Each insole is a mix of foam…