Mike Hawkins

Scott's reworking of the popular CR1, now designed for long-distance rides and priced £2,499

Specialized Tarmac SL3: We test Spesh's new road frame incarnation

We take a ride on the £1,999 carbon-fibre EMX-3 from the Merckx stable

Despite being designated as an all-round or training tyre the Grand Prix is better than this.While the 60 threads per inch construction, 24mm width, cheap price and unsophisticated Poly X…

More and more manufacturers are catching on to the benefits of building wheels with a PowerTap hub at the rear and Mavic is the biggest so far to do so…

It’s been a while since a bike arrived in the CW office that drew the sort of attention gained by the Charge Skewer — a good start. Started four years…

It’s been some time in the making but Time has introduced a sportive-specific bike in the form of the Time VRS Vibraser. With much of the Time range made up…

First things first – the Panaracer Extreme Jet Tubular is an expensive tubular tyre. With that out of the way it’s worth considering what it’s designed for. As a sponsor…

Technology-wise there is a lot to talk about with Bell’s top of the range helmet. A carbon substructure adds integrity and allows larger vents than the previous version, while X-Static…

Time trial bars don’t come much sexier than the FSA Vision i003. Everyone who’s seen the FSA Vision i003s has remarked on the complete lack of padding for the forearm;…

When it comes to performance lighting Lupine is very much at the forefront of the market, and its latest offering, the Lupine Tesla4, offers massive light at a previously unheard…

When we said we didn’t like the Lifeline Race Oil, the man from Wiggle handed us a bottle of Lifeline Syn Lube with a knowing look in his eye and…

Castelli Radiation jacket

Like Assos’s Fugu jacket, the Castelli Radiation is designed for the coldest winter conditions. But unlike others it has three layers and various parts that can be unzipped. As always,…

DZ Nuts chamois cream

When it comes to chamois cream there are an ever-expanding number of options and Dave Zabriskie’s DZ Nuts Chamois Cream is the latest. A good chamois cream has a number…

New aerodynamic Zipp wheelset for £1,500

There is something of a quiet revolution happening at Colnago and the CX-1 is on the front line. Whereas the traditional frames and bikes have been made in a tube…