Product Reviews

First-look review: Silca Super Pista and Impero pumps

There was a time when Silca’s Pista and SuperPista pumps were as common to road cycling as 32-spoke wheels. Established in 1917, Silca was a family-run business until the owners recently sold the company to Josh Poertner. Poertner has rejuvenated the brand with new world engineering and a proud made-in-Indianapolis ethos. That doesn’t mean he […]

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Jaegher Interceptor frameset review

Jaegher may not be widely known for its frame building, but the Belgian company has been creating steel bikes since 1934. Four generations of the Vaneenooghe family have devoted themselves to the business, which takes its name from the Flemish word for hunter. The story of Jaegher begins with Odiel Vaneenooghe, a champion cyclist who […]

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Bombtrack Tempest review

Bombtrack is a relatively new company that started with high-quality single-speed bikes, but now the company is delving into multi-speed bikes. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the Tempest, which Bombtrack describes as a road bike with “slim and clean lines synonymous with a classic steel frame but in […]

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First-look review: Triple Play Elite kit

Triple Play is an Australian company and all of its clothing is made in Queensland. The brand’s Elite kit is designed for racers and performance-oriented riders that enjoy long rides. Triple Play started in sports apparel over 20 years ago. The company caters to a variety of sports (rugby league, baseball, netball etc.) with almost […]

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First-look review: Clément Strada LGG tyres

Clément was once a dominant name in racing tyres but after going into decline during the ’90s, the name has made a resurgence thanks to a recent licensing agreement. The story behind Clément tyres began in France in the late 1800s when Gustave Adolphe Clément-Bayard started manufacturing bicycles and tyres. The brand enjoyed enormous success, […]

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Tacx Neo Smart trainer review

It’s been a few months now since Tacx revealed its top-of-the-line Neo Smart trainer, prompting considerable fanfare from some within the cycling industry. Some suggested the device could “redefine” the indoor trainer market with its realistic road feel; others echoed Tacx’s claims that the Neo Smart is the quietest trainer on the market. So how […]

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First-look review: Giant Conduit shoes

There are over a dozen shoes in Giant’s current catalogue, with more than half devoted to road use. The Conduit is Giant’s second tier road shoe that promises sprint efficiency and all-day comfort. A carbon composite outsole dubbed “ForceDrive” stiffens the Conduit from the bottom up while a pair of Boa’s IP1 closures work from […]

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Canyon fourth generation Ultimate CF SLX review

The Ultimate has been a cornerstone of Canyon’s road bike range for over a decade, representing the company’s vision for the world’s best road bike. There have been three generations of the Ultimate since the turn of the century, and earlier this year, the next generation was unveiled. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom […]

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Verve Cycling InfoCrank review

Verve Cycling is a relatively new Australian company and their first product is the InfoCrank powermeter. Rather than emulate strategies adopted by other companies, the InfoCrank was conceived as an integrated powermeter purpose-built to provide accurate power measurements without the need for ongoing calibration. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look […]

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Garmin Edge 520 review

The most recent addition to Garmin’s range of GPS cycling computers is the Edge 520. Following on from the bulky Edge 1000, the 520 is the latest addition to the 5xx line, joining the seemingly ubiquitous Edge 500 and the more modern Edge 510. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef spent some time testing the Edge […]

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