Bike equipment

  • Stanforth Bikes launches new all-terrain expedition bike

    Stanforth Bikes launches new all-terrain expedition bike

    18th September 2015

    British bike manufacturer, Stanforth Bikes launches its second model, the Kibo+, after the success of the Kibo launched last summer. The Kibo+ is an all-terrain touring bike specifically designed for go-anywhere long distance cycling. The frame and forks are hand…

  • Bargain road bikes

    Bargain road bikes

    7th September 2015

    Inspired by the Tour de France? A “proper” road bike makes a massive difference to how far you can get, and how much fun you’ll have doing it. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either as our sub £500 quartet proves. To be…

  • Direct buy bikes: Dolan Ares SL

    Direct buy bikes: Dolan Ares SL

    28th January 2015

    The Ares SL frame is a classic example of a contemporary all rounder. Semi aero design reduces drag without adding weight or compromising comfort and it’s ready for electric shifting if you upgrade later. Dolan Ares SL, £2500 dolan-bikes.com Overview Terry…

  • Direct buy bikes: Ribble Aero 883

    Direct buy bikes: Ribble Aero 883

    28th January 2015

    Shimano’s electric Di2 transmission is effortless, super accurate yet impressively reliable and Ribble’s Aero 883 maximises aero gain by putting the battery inside the seat post. Ribble Aero 883, £2129.99 ribblebikes.co.uk Overview Lancashire price crusaders Ribble have a long established…

  • Direct buy bikes: Planet X Nanolight

    Direct buy bikes: Planet X Nanolight

    27th January 2015

    Planet-X’s CT45 clinchers mix the latest swollen profile carbon hull with an alloy outer rim for confident braking and composed all weather handling. Planet X Nanolight, £1999 planetx.co.uk Overview Planet X have been offering “no-nonsense” direct delivery bike deals from South…

  • Direct buy bikes: Sensa Aquila SL

    Direct buy bikes: Sensa Aquila SL

    27th January 2015

    Supra full carbon wheels look great and handle well in a wide range of wind conditions but they’ve no weight advantage and braking performance is less consistent. Sensa Aquila SL, £2,050 merlincycles.co.uk Overview Dutch firm Intersens has been producing bikes for…

  • James Ketchell: Essential cycling gear

    James Ketchell: Essential cycling gear

    31st December 2014

    Adventurer James Ketchell reveals the kit he relied on to pedal around the world. Nine pieces of essential cycling gear from the man who has completed the ‘ultimate triathlon’… In 2014 James Ketchell completed a 214-day, 18,000-mile cycle around the globe.…