Gear Reviews

Trail Sunglasses

Keep your eyes on the trail – no matter the light conditions – with one of these pairs of riding specific sunglasses. What to look for in sunglasses Lens quality – You only have one pair of eyes so look after them with the best lenses you can afford. Fit […]


A good floor pump is an essential element to any garage bike maintenance kit. It’ll save you time, money and endless hours of frustration. With that in mind we put six to the test for you. FloorPumpReview Procedure Using a Schwalbe digital pressure gauge we pre-set a tubeless tyre to […]


It’s one of three contact points your body makes with the bike and certainly the one that takes the most body weight, so your saddle choice is probably one of the most important decisions to make when setting up your bike. We put a few to the test.  The Basics […]

Water-Resistant Jackets

In the June/July issue we put a series of light-weight water-resistant jackets to the test, but these two were just a bit too bulky to fit the brief but they represent two very good options for cold and wet winter rides, so check them out writes Seamus Allardice.  Capestorm Argon […]

Ladies Bib Shorts

Ladies if you’re going to be spending more time in the saddle you are going to need a good pair of bib shorts. We got Debbie Stopforth, Ann Harrison and Caren Mills to put five pairs to the test for you.  Craft Glow Bib Shorts Tester: Debbie Stopforth Well it […]

Winter Warmers – Jackets

With a host of options out there, from thermal over-layer jackets to fully waterproof shells we decided to focus our test on the ones we all use the most, lightweight water resistant jackets you can roll up and store in your back pocket.  Specialized Comp Windjacket (Best: Water Resistance) Specialized […]

The perfect all-rounder

Sus Shayne Dowling’s review of the Specialized MTB Comp 2015 mountain bike specific shoes. These are the second pair of Specialized MTB Comp shoes I have owned.  The first pair was pretty incredible, I still have them, they are my back-up for rainy multi-day rides and despite hundreds of km […]