Could the simplicity and low weight of a 1x set-up outweight its flaws? Quieter, more secure, lighter — these are just some of the praises our dirt-riding brethren have been…
The lengths manufacturers go to to perfect their rubber suggest there is more to tyre make-up than meets the eye
Is there more to a good cycling shoe than a super-stiff sole? James Bracey investigates…
They may be bombproof but tubeless tyres have yet to catch on in the ranks of the pro peloton; Simon Smythe asks why
Thanks to interactive apps, the days of staring at a garage wall are gone; but how much do you need to spend to get the most out of turbo training?
Aero road helmet: The latest wind-cheating lids are a common sight in the pro peloton - but does the everyday rider need one?
Simon Smythe and Paul Norman evaluate the real-world benefits of cutting-edge skinsuits that promise to cut drag to a minimum
Featherweight frames are set to plummet still further thanks to graphene carbon
High-end carbon wheels can turbo-charge your performance and boost your morale — But is it worth upgrading to anything other than this miracle material?
Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome both used non-round chainrings on their way to winning the Tour de France. But do they really help?
Should you go for an aero bike or a lightweight bike? Should you ride deep section wheels or lightweight climbing hoops? Dr Oliver Bridgewood finds out which buying consideration is…
Could the overuse of discs on long descents prove catastrophic? Cycling Weekly investigates
Disc brakes on drop-bar bikes are quite a new phenomenon. It was only in 2010 that the UCI sanctioned disc brakes on cyclo-cross bikes, with road bikes experimentally following along…
Strength training is now a mainstay of the pro peloton, but is hitting the gym worth the time investment for an amateur racer? Dr Oliver Bridgewood embarks on an eight-week…
We ask whether the direct-drive turbo trainers are the way forward over conventional ‘wheel-in’ trainers
We ponder if dropping the UCI weight limit will cause more problems than it solves for disc brake evolutionists
James Bracey weighs up the pros and cons of solid tyres for winter riding
Low-price carbon frames available online may seem like tantalising bargains, but can you trust their quality, asks Marc Abbott
We ruminate on riding against the machine: should we use data all the time when cycling?
Listening to music while riding is controversial but the evidence regarding safety cuts both ways and a favourite tune can boost performance
With incredibly broad cassette ranges with larger gears now the norm, we ponder the future of compact chainsets
Changing to puncture-resistant tyres for the winter used to be standard practice but better rubber means it’s no longer a necessity
Any friction or resistance within the chain can have an impact on how efficiently your power is used. In order to limit friction between the chain and the rest of…
We weigh up the relative merits of composite and metal handlebars
We investigate whether a dedicated bike for the colder season is a necessity or a luxury, and ask do you really need a winter bike?