Everything tagged with bikes

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...

Blog post: RALEIGH Urban 2, £299, www.raleigh.co.uk

The Urban 2 is something of a mixed bag. Built for comfort not speed, it’s stable and sedate over short distances, but too cumbersome for lengthy commutes. In many ways it crosses into city-cum-cargo bike territory (see next issue). It&rs...

Blog post: GT Zaskar Elite 2010, £999, www.gtbicycles.com

Like the Cindercone, GT's Zaskar is one of mountain biking’s most distinguished names, dating back to the halcyon days of the late 1980s. This entry-level model still features GT’s original ‘triple triangle’ des...