Product reviews

Review: Scicon AeroComfort 2.0 TSA Bicycle Travel Case

Traveling with your bike is one of the great joys for avid bicyclists. You get to challenge yourself by riding in new conditions and terrain, experience new and foreign places in a very intimate way, and it’s plain practical as you’ll have your transportation already with you. But the actual traveling bit –the plane, car […]


Ridden and reviewed: Women’s road shoes

Shoes are a highly personalised item. What works for one person is not guaranteed to work for another. Wide or narrow toe box, high or low arch support, laces or straps or Boa –everyone has their own preference. This makes reviewing shoes quite difficult. | Related: Read our kit reviews. You know you have a […]


Specialized Crux Pro review

Before the ride For this review, I enjoyed a full custom build courtesy of Campagnolo. Starting with a 2013 Crux Pro carbon frameset, an 11-speed Chorus groupset with Campy’s CX cantilever brakes and CX Power Torque carbon cranks were added with Bora Ultra 35 carbon tubulars. The remainder of the parts were supplied by Specialized, […]

Shimano R321 and R171 shoe review

Shimano is best known for its groupsets and wheels but you’d be mistaken to think of the company’s extensive line of soft-goods as an after-thought. With the success of Shimano’s R320 road shoe, the company has given its flagship shoes a facelift and has launched a new top-end model, the R321, along with a more […]


Scott Contessa Solace 15 review

The Scott Solace exists in both women’s and men’s models. It’s a model designed to be fast, with comfort elements, allowing the infrequent weekend rider to progress into the occasional weekday morning, and even through to riding every morning. CyclingTips’ Caz Whitehead put the Scott Contessa Solace through its paces and wrote this review.


Garmin Edge 200 Review

This review is for all those riders that have never used a GPS device, either in a car or on a bike. I had never used one, and while I was aware of these gadgets and what they could do, they were always too pricey and overstocked with features to appeal. That was until Garmin […]


HED Jet 6 FR Wheel Review

A few weeks ago I was introduced to a gentleman named Brent Dawson through one of my teammates. Back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s Brent was pro cyclist, Junior World Teams Pursuit Champion and Elite Australian Criterium champion. He’s still a gun rider in his own right, but his main business now is […]


Neil Pryde Diablo Review

Back in May I was fortunate to be invited to join the Neil Pryde team and race the Tour of Friendship in Thailand with them. One of the perks of this gig was that they supplied me with a brand new Diablo to try out and race in some testing conditions.