Tag: Matt Wikstrom

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Shimano targets entry-level bikes with hydraulic disc brakes for its Tiagra groupset

From July 2016, Shimano will be offering a new hydraulic disc brake option for its Tiagra groupset. The move is a sure sign of the compan...

First-look review: PRO Turnix, Falcon, and Griffon saddles

According to PRO, measurements from over one million riders were used to design its saddle range, which comprises five models and more th...

Campagnolo unveils disc brake prototypes

As representatives from the cycling media gathered in Gran Canaria for Campagnolo’s recent press camp, many were anticipating an announce...

Campagnolo announces new mid-range 'Potenza' groupset

Campagnolo recently hosted a press camp in Gran Canaria and the headline act was “Potenza”, a new mid-range groupset that will replace At...

Campagnolo Super Record 2015 groupset review

Campagnolo overhauled all of its racing groupsets for 2015, introducing new features to its 11-speed transmission, including a very obvio...

Bikes of the (future) bunch: Custom eTap builds

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, we feature three custom builds put together by Above Category with SRAM’s new wireless Red eTap gr...

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 wa...

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 generation...

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 ...

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 ro...

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...

Will the front derailleur become obsolete on road bikes? A review on SRAM's 1x

Road riders have been using double chainring cranks for decades but there is growing interest in 1x11 transmissions. SRAM is the first ma...

Wheelworks Maker wheelset review

Wheelworks has been building custom wheelsets for the last nine years and the company recently harnessed all of that experience to design...

Giant TCR Advanced Pro 0 Review

The TCR Advanced has served in Giant’s road catalogue for over 10 years. However, the design of the frameset has been overhauled for 2016...

Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 Di2 review

The Aeroad CF SLX is Canyon’s take on an aerodynamic road bike that was overhauled last year. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom ...

Sportful 2015 spring/summer clothing review

Sportful began with a bright orange ski-suit in 1972 and has grown to produce a wide range of apparel for a variety of outdoor activities...

First-look review: Morvelo Nth Series jersey and bibshorts

For those unfamiliar with Morvelo’s story, the company was started by a couple of graphic designers in 2009. Morvelo expounds a simple mo...

First-look review: Black Sheep Limited kit

Black Sheep is an Australian company based on the Gold Coast in Queensland. While the name owes its inspiration to a number of post-ride ...

Black Inc Black Fifty C wheelset review

Black Inc is a relatively new carbon wheel manufacturer that has the backing and support of some ex-professional riders, including Baden ...

9 things I’ve learnt as a bike reviewer

Four years ago we hired Matt Wikstrom as our CTech Editor. I felt it was important for our credibility and trust to make sure our commerc...

Ritte race framesets review: the Ace and the Snob

Ritte is a rider-owned brand based in Los Angeles, California. The company is passionate about road racing but it still has a sense of hu...