Check out this month Tech review

It has been a month of new product and so the tech team takes a closer look at a few of them including the controversial new helmet from Trek and Bontrager. It caused a bit of a stir with MIPS, a safety technology company, disputing its claims. James Bracey went to see how Vittoria tyres are […]

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All about the perfect racing Tires

Picking tires for gravel racing and riding is complicated. There isn’t one right answer. Sometimes there isn’t any right answer. Tire selection is a game of overlapping variables and endless options. We attempt to match a course, surface type, rider skill, rider size, and rider intention to a tire’s qualities, its strengths and weaknesses. The […]

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See the review of this new cycling jacket

The light yet robust Sportful Stevlio was developed with professional road team Team Tinkoff for racing and fast training in the rain, ice and snow. As such, it comes with a tailored race fit so most of us mortals will probably need to size up. Highs: Waterproofing, breathability, fit, weight, comfort Lows: The initial outlay is high […]

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Check out this amazing bike review

The most Comfortable, lightweight frame with good value Shimano kit but a sturdy ride” 3.5/5 stars Highs: Light, smooth ride with full Shimano 105 stop and go kit Lows: Heavy-duty tyres and frame is damped rather than dynamic in feel Buy if: You want a lightweight, well-specced, all-rounder with extra robust tyres The MF carbon construction might be […]

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All About Canyon Grail gravel bike

Canyon has today launched the Grail, the German direct-sale brand’s first gravel bike. The bike features SL and SLX build options, 700c wheels (650b on the smaller size frames), custom frame bags, mudguard mounts and a very unusual looking handlebar set up. A dedicated gravel bike The Hoverbar gives the Grail a totally unique stance […]

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Check out this amanzing Power saddle

The latest update to Specialized’s Power saddle adds a new material, Elaston, with comfort right where it’s needed under your sit bones. Road, gravel and mixed-terrain riders may find this latest tweak a deal-maker for what could have been a deal-breaker in the past. Highs: Amazing anatomical features and incredible comfort Lows: Potentially cost-prohibitive, cover aesthetics Buy […]

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Check out the Power LR Ultegra R8000 power meter

Highs: Dependable power measurement, left and right meters measure similarly (not always the case, unfortunately), improved radio signals, lightweight and svelte integration with Shimano crank Lows: Replacing right-side meter isn’t quite as easy as the left crank, no indication of where in stroke power is generated Buy if: You want a reliable Shimano-based meter with true left/right measurement […]

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