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My Bike: Leah Thomas' Team Movistar Canyon

In this episode we take a look at Leah Thomas' new team Movistar Canyon Ultimate.

My bike: Toms Skujins and his 2021 Team Trek Emonda

In the first episode of My Bike, Giro d'Italia stage victor Chad Haga of Team DSM was our first culprit, sorry, guest, and for this the s...

Curve GXR Kevin of Steel review: We need to talk about Kevin

The Curve Kevin of Steel is a gravel bike that's here for a good time.

Fuji Jari Carbon 1.1 review: a fascinating fence-sitter

Fuji's range-topping Jari Carbon gravel bike sets out to cater for everyone.

2021 Canyon Exceed CF SLX 9 hardtail review: a bike for MVDP

A mountain bike so clearly intended to win World Cups that it carries a number of significant compromises for the recreational racer.

2021 Giant TCX Advanced Pro review: CX meets gravel?

Since 2009, the TCX cyclocross bike has been a mainstay of Giant’s range. It has found a great deal of success over the years in World Ch...

Trek Domane AL Disc 4 review: An astounding and affordable all-roader

Trek's new entry-level road bike combines an endurance fit with sporty handling and a whole bunch of versatility.

Factor LS gravel bike review: putting the road in 'groad'

Factor's first foray into gravel offers a focus on saving weight, road-bike-like handling and a considered ride quality.

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...