Everything tagged with road

Blog post: Helmet review: Endura Snype

ENDURA Snype £69.99 www.endura.co.uk 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...

Blog post: Eastway R1.0

Eastway R1 Drivetrain: SRAM Rival Brakes: SRAM Apex Wheels/tyres: Mavic Cosmic Elite/Kenda K925 Price: £1,849 www.eastwaybikes.com "This bike's much more than a bike to get you a few miles into work and back, smooth as that is..." T...

Blog post: PINNACLE Dolomite 1.0, £550, www.evanscycles.com

Pinnacle is Evans Cycles’ own brand and the 1.0 is the cheapest in the three-bike Dolomite range, sharing the same double-butted aluminium frame with its £1k, top-of-the-range sibling. The Shimano compact chainset is finished in bru...

Blog post: KHS Flite 500, £849, www.khsbikes.co.uk

Beauty might well be in the eye of the beholder but with striking silver livery and sporty poise the Flite 500 drew appreciate glances from fellow commuters. And it’s not just a superficial lipstick job, for the Flite has pedigree and qual...

Blog post: DAWES Sportif, £650, www.dawescycles.com

Out of the box, the Dawes is an eye-catcher; its aluminium frame has a fetchingly curved top-tube and it’s decked out in suitably sporty red and black attire. The frame’s complemented by a carbon-bladed fork (which means it has a sli...

Blog post: BOARDMAN Team, £999.99, www.boardmanbikes.com

Like other Boardman road bikes we’ve tested, the 2011 Team defies logic: the sum of the parts adds up to considerably more than the retail price, while the technology and finishing is usually only found on bikes twice as expensive. Not tha...

Blog post: SPECIALIZED Secteur Sport 2010, £650, www.specialized.com

  The Secteur frame is a less-expensive aluminium version of the carbon one used in Specialized's Roubaix series and this Sport model sits towards the cheaper end of a four-bike Secteur range. It has a fairly upright riding position, and Z...

Blog post: TREK 1.5 2010, £800, www.trekbikes.com

Although it's one of the least expensive bikes here, the Trek 1.5 is a very attractive proposition if you’re buying your first road bike and need a nippy town hacker that’s also good for fitness training. On some short to mid-length ...

Blog post: FOCUS Cayo 105 Ltd Edition 2010, £1200, www.wiggle.co.uk

  German company Focus launched its first models in the UK in 2006 and has quickly gained a reputation for making some great bikes at very tempting prices. The Focus Cayo 105 Ltd Edition is no exception. In overall terms, the Cayo’s ...

Blog post: BOARDMAN Team Carbon 2010, £999.99, www.boardmanbikes.com

  Those of you who follow product development will know that Boardman — owned by Olympic and triple World Champion, and World Record holder, Chris Boardman MBE — teamed up with Halfords a few years ago to launch a range of...

Blog post: CANNONDALE CAAD9, £999, www.cannondale.com

With a frame that weighs just 1.25kg and impressive, solid handling, the CAAD9 proves that aluminium road bikes still offer an attractive option at the £1k price point. The CAAD frameset has a distinguished history — the first model ...

Blog post: Boardman Team Carbon 2010, road bike, £999.99, www.boardmanbikes.com

Those of you who follow product development will know that Boardman — owned by Olympic and triple World Champion, and World Record holder, Chris Boardman MBE — teamed up with Halfords a few years ago to launch a range of bikes. Board...

Blog post: Trek 1.5, road bike, £800, www.trekbikes.com

Although it's one of the less expensive road bikes, the 2010 version of the Trek 1.5 is a very attractive proposition if you’re buying your first road bike and need a nippy town hacker that’s also good for fitness training. On some s...

Blog post: Focus Cayo 105 Ltd Edition 2010, road bike, £1200, www.wiggle.co.uk

    German company Focus launched its first models in the UK in 2006 and has quickly gained a reputation for making some great bikes at very tempting prices. The Focus Cayo 105 Ltd Edition is no exception. In overall terms, the Cayo&rs...