Simon Smythe

Borg 31

Suffolk-based Malcolm Borg handbuilds his own wheels, choosing the rims, spokes and hubs that he considers best for the job. He calls the Borg 31 “all-weather training/racing wheels” and uses…

Look 785 Huez RS Disc

Look has launched a disc-brake version of the super-light 785 Huez climbing bike with the promise of better performance on both sides of the hill

Ortlieb Micro Saddle Bag

Legendary German waterproof pannier manufacturer Ortlieb scales down its touring tech with good results

Ribble R872

With all the trimmings you'd expect from a modern carbon frame the Ribble R872 undercuts the competition in performance and value for money

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

Zipp 302

Zipp is renowned for producing super-expensive pro-level wheels with groundbreaking technology but its first foray into this competitive price point is a major success. The 302s contain Zipp’s vast knowledge…

Lusso Shattered

This British-made aero jersey is perfect for long, hot summer days in the saddle. With its form-fitting cut, perfect-length sleeves (i.e. not too short) and striking design it took top…

Giant Surge Pro

Giant's flagship shoe, which has an innovative carbon-beam sole and is worn by the Sunweb team in the WorldTour, gets a full makeover

Assos T Equipe Evo bib shorts

You go to Assos as the Swiss brand is one of the best when it comes to cycling shorts and now that you can get the very good Assos T…

ISM PN 3.0

Where has the ISM PN 3.0 been all our time-trialling life? The new PN (‘performance narrow’) range offers better thigh and hamstring clearance than earlier versions thanks to a narrower…

The new Giant ARX 20 is a kids' bike that is made from the same Aluxx-grade aluminium as the grown-up bikes and it's fast, fun and light

IRC Roadlite X-Guard

Japanese brand Inoue Rubber Co, aka IRC, is not too well known in the UK but based on our initial impressions of the Roadlite X-Guard it deserves to be

JetBlack WhisperDrive Smart

The JetBlack WhisperDrive Smart is a self-powered smart trainer that's not quite as heavy as some and it's a bit lighter on the pocket too

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?

Shimano S-Phyre X glasses

The new S-Phyre X glasses from Shimano, developed with the LottoNL-Jumbo team, have a top half-frame with detachable lower frame bumpers. The other model in the range, the S-Phyre R,…