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Ritchey Outback Break-Away review: the zen machine

Ritchey's new Outback gravel bike is greater than the sum of its parts.

State Bicycle Company Undefeated Road review: Back to aluminum basics

A workhorse budget aluminum road racer in need of more appropriate build options.

Focus Atlas 6.8 gravel bike review: The bike for getting lost on

What Focus' first gravel bike lacks in flair, it makes up for with quiet competence and capability.

2021 Cervelo Caledonia Ultegra Di2 review: the true all-rounder

An in-depth review of Cervelo's new do-it-all road bike. Here we focus on the mid-priced version with fewer bells and whistles.

2021 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc review: detail-driven and race-ready

There's a whole lot of value (and plenty to love) in this mid-tier racer.

2021 Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 8 road bike review: impeccable value

Canyon's Ultimate CF SL Disc may be a few years old, but including it in the Field Test has proved that this high-value racer has aged in...

2021 Trek Emonda SL Pro 6 road bike review: for the climb lovers

The first review from our 2021 Road Bike Field Test. We review and compare the mid-priced version of Trek's newly overhauled Emonda race ...

Shoddy's best budget product picks of 2020

This last vid for 2020 is all about me trying to right a wrong. It's a round-up of products that impressed me but don't cost a bundle, wh...

An unconventional Ritchey Road Logic Disc review: Shoddy's 2020 vaccine

Back in July, I took delivery of a Ritchey Road Logic Disc, a bike from a brand that I have much respect for. Not that I don't have respe...

Vaast A/1 gravel bike review: Magnesium makes a comeback

Vaast is a new American brand built around Allite’s new "Super Magnesium" tubing. Claimed to be stiffer, lighter, more sustainable, and s...

Scott Addict eRIDE Premium: Yep, honestly, that's an ebike

For this week's "Shoddy video", I have a review for you. I'm guessing some of the more grumpy readers amongst us may want to be sitting d...

Ritte Phantom road bike review: A modern classic

How much does the place of manufacture matter to you? For Ritte, its latest steel frames have been designed with the experienced eye of v...

Devinci Hatchet Carbon gravel bike review: Just enough MTB seasoning

We reviewed a whole bunch of gravel bikes at a wide range of price points at our recent Gravel Bike Field Test, but we still left a ton m...

2021 Merida Scultura Endurance 7000-E review: A high-value all-roader

Endurance road bikes were once the go-to for weekend warriors looking to clock up the miles without pinning on a race number. The general...

2021 Canyon Aeroad coddles you with speed, stiffness, and comfort

Canyon has today officially unveiled its third-generation Aeroad aero road racing machine. As expected, it’s more efficiently aerodynamic...

Aurum Magma first-ride review: Meet Contador and Basso’s new bike company

We’ve known for some time that former Grand Tour winners Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso were cooking up a new bike company -- it’s been ...

Factor Ostro VAM: The exclusive first-ride review

Factor, a manufacturer focussed on producing performance carbon bikes, calls it the road bike quiver-killer. A disc-equipped aero bike th...

Shoddy's retro ride: 40-year-old Alan Corsa versus the French Pyrenees

I guarantee that at some point on a club ride you'll have heard this phrase thrown about: "Back in my day, it was way harder than you hav...

2021 Liv Devote Advanced Pro review: An entry into gravel

Just after announcing the new Brava Advanced Pro cyclocross bike a couple of weeks ago, Liv Cycling enters the gravel bike market with it...

The new Specialized Tarmac SL7 review: The Venge is dead

Take a Specialized Venge and a Tarmac SL6 and squish them together. This is what you get. The underlying promise of the all-new Tarmac SL...

Cervelo Caledonia 5 first-ride review: Where road bikes are headed

In what’s effectively the fruit of adultery from the S5 aero sprinter and the Aspero gravel racer, the new Cervelo Caledonia 5 sits in a ...