product reviews

Pinarello GAN GR-S Disc review: A gravel bike for the loyalists

Pinarello entered the red-hot gravel bike market earlier this year with two entries: the GAN GR Disc plus and the decidedly more progressive GAN GR-S Disc model, which uses the same rear elastomeric mini-shock as on the Dogma K8-S. All the gravel bike requirements are checked on the GAN GR-S Disc, including disc brakes, thru-axles, …

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January 2017 Women’s Product Picks: Voler, Queen of the Mountain, The Offset Hook, Club Ride Apparel and Bontrager

In this edition of Women’s Product Picks, we take a look at kit by Voler and Queen of the Mountain, Club Ride Apparel’s versatile top, Foothill Products’ ingenious way to store wheels, and Bontrager’s hi-vis women’s jacket Click the links below to skip through to a particular review: Voler Prestige Pro Kit Foothill Products The …

Specialized Venge ViAS Expert Disc Ultegra review: Aero, disc, and all business

Disc brakes and aerodynamic efficiency have traditionally been considered to be mutually exclusive, especially when compared to the latest crop of ultra-integrated rim-brake calipers that sleekly blend into the surrounding structures. Specialized claims the new disc version of its Venge ViAS can go head-to-head with the rim-brake version, however, both in the wind tunnel and …

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Ten products I loved in 2016: David Everett

Our gregarious roaming reporter, David Everett, closes out our collection of editors’ personal favorites for 2016. The weather is now deep into winter in his European home base, so several of the products are skewed to keeping you warm and dry. The rest are a mix that may interest regular travelers or cyclist who like …

Enve SES 4.5 AR Disc wheelset review: Changing the game

Of all the wide-profile road wheelsets on the market, none are pushing the envelope more than Enve Composites with its radically forward thinking, ultra-fat, SES 4.5 AR Disc. If you prefer higher-volume road tires and disc brakes, but still want to go as fast as possible, these are the wheels you want. Pushing the dimensional …

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Specialized Power saddle review

Today Specialized announced the release of its new Power Saddle, a hybrid of many of the company’s existing designs that aims to ensure rider comfort while in an aero position. CyclingTips’ Wade Wallace has been testing one for a month now and had the following first impressions. Specialized designed the Power for the purpose of …

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TrainerRoad review

I’m not a guy who gets excited by riding on the indoor trainer. However, I do understand the massive benefits and efficiencies that you can get in a short amount of time by doing ergo sessions. It’s not easy though. You need to go into each session with a plan. Personally, if I have a …

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Trek Silque SLX review

The Silque is the latest addition to Trek’s women’s-specific road bike range and in this review Caz Whitehead puts the Silque SLX through its paces.

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Specialized Diverge review

I love getting out and testing new bikes but many fall short of getting me truly excited. I’m often left wondering what I’m going to write in a review that’s different from every other review I’ve written. From the moment I threw my leg over the Specialized Diverge, I knew I was not going to …

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First-look review: FullCarbon Ivan Basso AB watch

The FullCarbon Ivan Basso AB watch is the product of a collaboration between Italian watchmaker Federico Massacesi and Cannondale professional racer Ivan Basso. One of three watches in the Ivan Basso range, the AB (full model number IB0101-AB) features a Nubeck leather strap and a carbon-composite case and bezel. The screen is made of Sapphire …

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