Reviews are often maligned within the industry, generally for being terribly generic or biased. I’ve never tried to write one before and just attempting to put some basic thoughts down it quickly became apparent why they seem so generic. It’s also resulted in a three part “first ride” review that’s taken nearly two weeks to […]

The Cateye Stealth 10 GPS Bike Computer is all about simplicity.  At £79.99, it isn’t the most high-tech product out there, but it records simple data and provides the perfect solution for someone who just wants to know: “How far, how fast, and where did I go?”   Here’s what I thought after testing out […]

Pedal Progression is a brand new mountain bike guiding and coaching company in Bristol, offering everything you need, including Norco bike hire. We’re supporting them with tyres and tubes from Onza, and member of the crew Sam has taken the time to review his offerings from our exclusive tube and tyre brand: I’ve been running the Onza Ibex and Canis […]

Here we are at blog number 3 of my investigation into the world of power training using the CycleOps PowerTap. I’ve been busy trying to use the data to work on my weaknesses (as well as doing a bit to keep my strengths strong). We’ve already established that, either through nature or nurture, I’m currently […]

I’ve been using the CycleOps Powertap wheels for about 2 weeks now – it’s shot by and I’ve been busily downloading the data from every ride and busily analysing it at every opportunity. Very sad, I know. Arguably the most important number for training with power is your ‘Functional Threshold Power’ (FTP). This is roughly the absolute maximum […]

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: […]