Simon Smythe

Giant SLR 1 Disc Full Carbon 42 wheels

Giant is now producing wheels that are as good as any currently on the market, with the Sunweb pro team riding the top-level ones as proof. What’s more, as one…

Venn Rev 35 TCC

This 35mm carbon clincher from Taiwanese OEM brand Venn delivers excellent performance at a very competitive price

Assos T Equipe EVO bib shorts

The latest in its lower-priced Equipe range, the Assos T Equipe EVO bib shorts are based around a slightly updated version of Assos’s Equipe_S7 pad. The EquipeEVO_S7 pad still uses Assos’s…

Pinnacle Dolomite 4

Last year we tested the previous version of the disc-equipped Pinnacle Dolomite 4, which was priced at £990 and equipped with Shimano Tiagra. We commented that the money had clearly been…

Zipp 302

It’s rare to find a set of carbon Zipp wheels for under £2,000 but with the Zipp 302 the US firm is applying the principle of trickle-down to create what…

Tifosi Auriga

The Tifosi Auriga is the aero bike of the Spirit Tifosi elite race team, but its geometry and price give it a much broader appeal

Tacx Vortex Smart

The Tacx Vortex is the Dutch brand’s original interactive smart trainer and is considerably cheaper and lighter than the range-topping direct-drive Tacx Neo Smart. At only 9kg compared to the…

ISM PN 3.0

The ISM PN 3.0 isn’t pretty. If the Cobb Plus is not – by its own marketing team’s admission – the cutest kid in the classroom, then the ISM PN 3.0…

Ale PRR 2.0 Strada gilet

Ale has no less than eight gilets in its range, all serving a slightly different purpose: with the Ale PRR 2.0 Strada gilet the Italian brand has gone down the…

Colnago C64

The legendary Italian brand launches its new flagship frame, the C64, which is still lugged carbon and still handmade in Italy but packs some brand-new tech

Assos TiburuGiletEquipe

The Assos TiburuGiletEquipe is new to the Swiss brand’s range, replacing the Falkenzahn. Assos seems to have decided that a lighter, more packable gilet could be useful in a wider…

Assos iJ.Bonka.6 Cento jacket

The price tag adorning the Assos iJ.Bonka.6 jacket – £330 – is a lot of money by anyone’s standards to pay for a cycling jacket, but if you can afford it then…

best mudguards

They're hardly bling, but if you want to ride through winter in comfort, a good set of bicycle mudguards is a must. We've rounded up the best

The Nazaré is the aero frame from the Scottish-based bike division of the Hong Kong brand that started out making carbon-fibre windsurfing equipment

ribble r872

A stiff carbon frame with all the trimmings you’d expect from a modern frame, the Ribble R872 undercuts the competition in terms of ride quality and value for money. Scoring…

Look 785 Huez RS

The show stopping new climbing bike from French innovator Look is nearly a full kilo under the UCI weight limit in this – unballasted – pro team build

Orro Gold STC Ultegra Di2

The Orro Gold STC Ultegra Di2 is the British brands figurehead bike – it’s a bike designed for gran fondo riding made from specialist carbon-fibre

It's luxurious and certainly looks the business, but we found the TechnoGym MyCycling smart trainer neither as intuitive, or as powerful, as its competitors

It's an absolutely beast in terms of its body weight, but the CycleOps Hammer proves to have world beating ride feel