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 […]

Harry Maidment is a guest blogger from Eurosport, who will share race previews with us throughout the season. So Bradley Wiggins claimed his first national tour victory in this year’s Dauphine Libere. He did so quite convincingly too, while also looking mildly happy about it. He did so by not producing anything particularly special, but […]

This Sunday marks the start of another string of tube-strikes. While the strike on Sunday will not affect most people’s commute, it can cause disruptions on the later dates (27 and 29 June and 1 July) – and that’s an excellent opportunity to try out riding to work! It is a fun way to get […]

In less than a week, the City Race Series criterium race series will commence – Manchester Chill Factor store manager Marc Theunissen gives you a quick preview of the races After a year and a half of planning, we’re finally here. The City Race Series has been in the pipeline for way too long – […]

The Cooker is Charge Bikes first foray in to the 29” wheeled field of our sport. There are understandably dubious minds out there, questioning whether a relatively small brand employing two full time staff from Somerset can compete with the boutique brands that focus solely on 29ers or super powers that have the ability to […]

It is not often here at Evans Cycles we throw the spotlight on our colleagues, but recently we were joined by a new face at the helm, Nick Wilkinson, who is the new CEO of the company. So we thought it might be a good idea to ask Nick a few questions and see where […]

Litespeed are regarded by those in the know as the originators of the use of Titanium in bicycle frame manufacture, producing their first frame way back in 1986 at their Chattanooga, Tennessee base. Originally a family-run high end custom machine shop specializing in exotic metals (Southeast Machine), Litespeed (as we know it) and the venture […]

The Dolomite (and Women’s Gabbro) road models are probably my favourite bikes in the new, revamped Pinnacle range; stylish, comfortable, stable, lightweight, shrewdly specced and great value, they promise to help many entry-level fitness/sport riders make that transition to their first ‘proper’ drop-bar road bike. On closer inspection the Dolomite and Gabbro models are far […]

Anyone who has ridden a bike in the last 25 years or so has almost certainly used some kit from an all-conquering, yet strangely mysterious company: the big S. And while Shimano drivetrains, brakes, pedals and other bits of componentry have become so ubiquitous that the brand seems commonplace at first glance, the Japanese company […]

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