Product reviews

Festka One frameset review

Festka is a bespoke frame-building company based in Czech Republic. The company is perhaps best known for its adventurous paint schemes however buyers will find there is a deep catalogue of options, including a choice of steel, carbon or titanium. In this review, Australian tech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the One, …

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July 2016 Product Picks: Lazer, Giro, Lizard Skins, Mio, OruCase, and Fabric

Product Picks heads back to CyclingTips’ U.S. base in Boulder, Colorado, covering a wide range of hard and soft goods for both bike and body. Need a new helmet or shoes? Want to dress up your road bike on the cheap, or travel under the radar? Looking for novel ways to measure your heart rate …

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Scott Cadence Plus aero helmet review

After four years of development, Scott has unveiled two new road helmets — the Cadence Plus and Centric Plus — that the company says maximise aerodynamics without sacrificing ventilation or safety. Both helmets are targeted for elite competition, where the Cadence Plus is designed to provide an extra edge in aerodynamic performance, while the Centric …

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First-look review: Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod Disc

Back in May a document on the UCI website revealed that Cannondale was among several brands to be releasing a disc-equipped elite road bike in the near future. This week, at a media event in the Tirol region of Austria, CyclingTips got the chance to try out that bike: the SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod Disc. It’s …

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Custom kit review: Marcello Bergamo

Marcello Bergamo is both a man and an apparel brand. The man came first, of course, born in 1946 in Ponte di Piave, to the north of Venice, in Italy. He began his professional cycling career in 1969, and by the time he retired in 1978, he had 11 victories to his name, two near …

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Fuji Transonic 1.3 review

Fuji Bikes has a long history that goes all the way back to the turn of the 20th century. Nevertheless, the company has been keeping pace with modern trends, including the growing interest in aerodynamics for road use. The Transonic is Fuji’s first aero road bike, and in this review Australian tech editor Matt Wikstrom …

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June 2016 Product Picks: Bopworx, Campagnolo, KindHuman, Prologo, RedWhite, Shimano

In this edition of Product Picks, Australian tech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at some new bibs from RedWhite, bar tape from Prologo, a set of Shimano’s sunnies, KindHuman gloves, Campagnolo’s latest update for its Shamal wheels, and bike protection from Bopworx. Click the links below to skip through to a particular review: RedWhite …

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Fi’zi:k R1B Uomo road shoe review

Fi’zi:k has been in the cycling footwear business for six years now, and while they’re sadly no longer made in Italy, they still very much embody what you expect from an Italian shoe. Whether being quintessentially Italian is a good thing, however, will inevitably depend on your feet. Here’s what U.S. tech editor James Huang …

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Arenberg Tech Jersey, Bib Short and Wind Vest review

The word Arenberg has strong connotations for road cyclists. The association with professional racing is powerful and immediate, and a good choice, I think, for a performance-oriented clothing brand. Established in 2015, Arenberg’s principals reside in Sydney, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden. The company’s goal is to provide cyclists with highly functional garments that can contend …

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Malvern Star Oppy S2 review

Malvern Star is well known to Australian cyclists, such that many of today’s riders likely had their start on one of the brand’s bikes when they were kids. Established in 1903, Malvern Star is returning to its traditional routes with a new range of heritage bikes. In this review, Australian tech editor Matt Wikstrom takes …

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