When the nice guys at CycleOps offered to lend me a set of powertap wheels, I was seriously excited. Ask anyone who sits anywhere near me at Evans HQ – I think I was dancing around our office for several days. Why do I want to train with power? I took up cycling in 2010 […]

  The new kid on the block in terms of computerised training partners, the MotoACTV is brushing shoulders with the likes of Polar and Garmin, but brings to the table its own all singing, all dancing features. Capable of syncing a playlist with your workout, this new high flier in the fitness industry fuses sport […]

When I was asked to review the Jamis durango, I’ll be honest, I was a little uninspired. The prospect of riding a £550 entry level machine made me wake up in cold sweats, dreaming of the ungainly beasts of days gone by, great entry level bikes but obviously lacking in performance and styling. On receiving […]

After last years grandiose commuter light review this year we embarked on a similar but a little bit different endeavor: we tried tested visibility packages in three different price ranges. While some of cyclists mostly ride in well lit urban environments, thus they don’t need powerful lights to illuminate the road, people who want to […]

A recent trip to the Alps to race the Megavalanche meant a serious think about protection. I’ve always used a spine protector and knee / elbow pads when on my DH bike but after talking to a few colleagues I realised this probably wouldn’t cut it at the Mega. And all I can say is: […]

Well here we are at 3,000m on the top of Pic Blanc, Alpe D’Huez. It’s 7am on a Sunday morning, 2 degrees and pretty blooming cold stuck in a long lift queue to get up the top of the mountain. But still, it’s pretty special. After my dismal qualifying run, I was pleased to be […]

This month’s customer review was written by Tim Keward on the Bontrager Charger Pump, and as usual, he is entitled to the £250 voucher. I could go into a long-winded story about being a newbie cyclist who persevered for too long with a hand pump however I don’t want to leave myself looking too foolish […]

This month’s customer review was written by Michael Whitelegge on the Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 2011, and as usual, he is entitled to the £250 voucher. Bought this after completing an introductory course on mountain biking riding a Hardrock hire bike. The frame geometry really suits me. I had to choose between the Sport Disc […]

As part of our Megavalanche preparations we headed up to Kielder Forest in Northumberland a few weeks ago to check out this new style race format, the 661 Gravity Enduro series. Enduro races are basically timed downhill runs, with linking stages (non timed)- all your times are then combined to give you a position. A […]

Muc-Off Silicon Shine After many hours toiling over the bike with a toothbrush removing every last speck of dirt, the thing that is really missing is a top-class finish to really make it sparkle. After all, you polish that rust-bucket on the driveway every Sunday morning; why not apply the same loving care to your […]

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