Bike equipment

  • Big wheels, big speed: Best bikes on the market

    Big wheels, big speed: Best bikes on the market

    17th June 2016

    When it comes to off-road speed, there’s nothing faster than a 29er mountain bike. Our four, sub £1,000 test bikes prove you don’t have to spend a fortune to go flat out either The last couple of years have seen the…

  • Get a grip: What to look for in bike tyres

    Get a grip: What to look for in bike tyres

    17th June 2016

    The latest research proves that wider tyres are actually faster than thinner ones for real world road riding. They’re more comfortable and less puncture prone too, but which are the best bigger 25mm tyres for your riding needs? Width By…

  • Review: BMC Team Elite 03 SLX

    Review: BMC Team Elite 03 SLX

    16th June 2016

    BMC has made a big impact at the top level of cross-country MTB racing. This makes the stiff character of the Team Elite unsurprising

  • Review: Scott Scale 960

    Review: Scott Scale 960

    16th June 2016

    Turn up to watch any MTB race and you’re guaranteed to see more than your fair share of Scott bikes. But what impresses is how much fast fun the Scale 960 can be Price: £949 FRAME AND FORKS Scott’s crazy…

  • Riders in the storm

    Riders in the storm

    16th December 2015

    Beat the breeze, the chill and the damp with a new cycling jacket to see you through autumn and winter. 1 Endura FS260-Pro Jestream III, £72.99, endurasport.com Striking a mid ground between a flyweight summer jacket and a heavily insulated winter jacket, the FS260-Pro is ideal for…

  • Travelling light

    Travelling light

    7th December 2015

    So what exactly should you pack for an epic 20,000km bike tour from London to Cape Town?

  • Cyclo-cross bikes

    Cyclo-cross bikes

    25th November 2015

    Cyclo-cross is the answer to getting your winter bike fix. But which of our three bikes on test offers the best introduction to fast and furious off-road action over the darker months? As the nights draw in and the weather turns, perhaps it’s natural that many…

  • Sort saddle sores

    Sort saddle sores

    9th October 2015

    Pain in private places is rarely discussed, but trying to ignore saddle sores can have serious consequences. Symptoms of saddle soreness range from bruises to blisters to boils, and all demand treatment. They’re caused through skin abrasions and irritation to skin follicles, and exacerbated by the hot, sweaty conditions…