Gear

  • Apple Watch: a comprehensive health and fitness companion

    Apple Watch: a comprehensive health and fitness companion

    10th March 2015

    Apple announce a release date for the Apple Watch as well as details on price and health and fitness specifications… April 24th is the date to keep in your diary for the official release of the Apple Watch. Apple Inc.…

  • Long-term gear tests

    Long-term gear tests

    30th January 2015

    Welcome to our long-term gear tests: the kit we’ve been using and abusing over the past few months. 1. SRAM X1 Mountain Bike Groupset, from £514.45 chainreactioncycles.com If you’re new to riding off-road, the last thing you want is to…

  • Running tights review

    Running tights review

    28th January 2015

     Keep your muscles warm on your winter runs with a new pair of leggings. You don’t have to go back too far in running history to enter ‘the time before running tights’. Legends like Steve Ovett and Seb Coe trotted…

  • 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.…