Everything tagged with bikes

Blog post: MONTAGUE FIT, £999, www.montaguefoldingbike.co.uk

Many readers won’t know the Montague name, but this US company has been producing full-size folders since the late 80s. The company also makes Swiss Bikes, which are rugged all-mountain folders, while the FIT heads the marque’s commu...

Blog post: TREK Soho, £750, www.trekbikes.co.uk

  Beneath its sleek, battleship-grey exterior the Soho hides a battery of new technologies. It uses a carbon-composite belt rather than a regular chain (like the District we tested in the last issue) which is both quieter and requires...

Blog post: BOARDMAN Comp Fi 2010, £499, www.boardmanbikes.com

This is our first look at the all-new range of women’s-specific bikes from Boardman, which also includes road and mtb models in similarly elegant white livery with pink accents. It’s fair to say that not all our testers appreciated t...

Blog post: PINNACLE Borealis 4.0, £650, www.evanscycles.com

  Boreas was the Greek god of the north wind, so it's an appropriate choice for this particularly swift hybrid which tops a four-bike range (from £350). All the models have an aluminium frame, in this case with carbon seat-...

Blog post: SPECIALIZED Sirrus Comp 2010, £899, www.specialized.com

The 2010 Sirrus Comp updates the model we reviewed in 2009 with an E5 frame — and luckily the rest of that winning formula remains. It’s pitched at the sportier end of the hybrid spectrum, weighs just under 10kg (56cm size), and is s...

Blog post: FOFFA Prima, £450, www.foffabikes.co.uk

  What started out at a small flat in south-east London has turned into a thriving business producing colourful fixed gear, singlespeed and vintage bikes. Its signature singlespeed Prima range comes in a variety of colours, sizes and compo...

Blog post: RACER ROSA Lombardi, £1000, www.racerrosabicycles.co.uk

    At first glance the Lombardi may apear expensive, however, you have to realise that this is a custom bike, with a frame built precisely to an owner’s dimensions. You also get to choose a specification that suits your pocket...

Blog post: SPECIALIZED Langster 2011, £569, www.specialized.com

  The 2011 steel Langster is something of a head-turner, with its chromed frame and forks offering more than a nod to earlier Bianchi Pista models. In fact, it sells itself more as an urban-track bike than the others tested here &mdas...

Blog post: KONA Honky Inc 2011, £1199, www.konaworlduk.com

  A long-time member of the Kona stable, the now revised Honky Inc includes trademark touches like compact geometry and sloping top-tube. This makes for a riding position that’s spot on for city commuting and relaxed enough for longe...

Blog post: MARIN Toscana, £999, www.marinbikes.co.uk

  With its esteemed mtb heritage, it's no surprise Marin has come up with a versatile two-bike platform squarely aimed at commuting and light trail-riding duties. Unlike the others here, the Toscana's made from aluminium — triple-but...

Blog post: JAMIS Bosanova, £700, www.jamisbikes.com

  US brand Jamis has been dormant in the UK for a while, but in its day was known for good-value mountain bikes. The new Bosanova is aimed at urban/touring riders, and it’s a well-judged product that's attracted its share of admiring...

Blog post: GENESIS Day01 Alfine, £999.99, www.genesisbikes.co.uk

  In 2010, we tested the Alfine-equipped Genesis i0iD and loved it — and this bike takes it’s all-round rideability credentials from both that and the similarly set-up Croix de Fer on which Vin Cox set his round-the-world ...

Blog post: KONA Cinder Cone 2010, mountain £750, www.konaworld.com

  As testament to the  durability of this famous marque, I’ve still got a 1988 Cindercone (from the first year of Kona production) that runs perfectly. But compared to the steel original this current iteration is a whole differe...

Blog post: PINNACLE Evolution 1.0, £650, www.pinnaclebikes.co.uk

  Part of Evans Cycles’ growing in-house range which also includes women’s-specific models like the Aura 2.0 (£549). A compact frameset (which gives the Kona a run for its money) is manufactured from custom-butted alumini...

Blog post: BOARDMAN Pro 2010, £999, www.boardmanbikes.com

As the identically priced stablemate of last issue’s top-rated road bike, this had a hard act to follow — and it’s done a pretty impressive job. Like the rest of the range, the component spec is astonishing, from the RockS...