This article was originally published in the June 2014 edition of London Cyclist
Gears: Shimano Tiagra/105
Brakes: Avid BB5 discs
Versatility’s key for this well-specced Californian &rs...
This article was originally published in the December 2014 edition of London Cyclist
Winter Cycle Wear
OPTILABS Max £69.95
Croydon-based Optilabs has been specialising in hand-crafted prescription sports glasses for decades,...
Decathlon offers this cold weather jacket on a budget and certainly provides great value for money. It is super lightweight but offers brilliant protection against cold air and wind, with full coverage rig...
The main attractions of the new X-Ride are obvious the moment you stick it on and head out for a ride — it weighs next to nothing (260g) and the fewer, larger vents (16 in total) do a ve...
At a penny under 100 quid you’d expect the Oasiz to be jam-packed with original features and indeed it’s even got a specific mount for a headcam. The top ‘wing’ can be interchan...
Clothing specialist Endura’s first foray into helmet design has clearly been influenced by the demands of its race team — it’s extremely light and offers exceptional airflow. The la...
Taking its cue from skate-style helmets, the combination of hard plastic outer shell with EPS foam inner (approved to EN1078 standard) means the Watts offers excellent all-round head protection. Luck...
It may be fairly inexpensive but the Muni was instantly comfortable thanks to its really well shaped shell, light padding strips and adjustable TAG system. It sports neat features for commuters too, with ...
Tour de France: Official 100th Race Anniversary Edition £30Francoise & Serge Laget, Phillipe Cazaban, Gilles Montgermont
Over the last couple of months the office has been beseiged by biographies, guidebooks and glossy hardbac...
Endura Urban Pant £59.99 www.endura.co.uk
Jeans or trousers that don't scream 'cyclist' have been around for a few years now – we've previously tested items from the likes of Muxu, Rapha, Swrve – but more mainstr...
Superfeet Yellow insoles£35www.superfeet.co.uk
With the success of Team GB at successive Olympics and Wiggo's Tour de France triumph, every man and his dog seems to have heard of Sir David Brailsford's theory on 'marginal gains' — h...
An extra £15 million has been announced in the 2012 budget for making London's worst junctions less dangerous for cycling.
Although the extra money is welcome, the figure was described by LCC's campaign officer Charlie Lloyd on the ...