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Frog joins Pudsey

Frog Pudsey bike

Frog children’s bikes have teamed up with BBC Children in Need to launch a limited edition of ‘Pudsey’ Bear models

The pick of London Bike Show 2012

Madison stand & cafe, London Bike Show 2012

Latest bikes and kit direct from the 2012 London Bike Show in January

2011 new bikes: Dawes developments

Dawes-Galaxy

17th February 2011

The 2011 Dawes launch saw tweaks to the classics but a pleasant surprise were some credible-looking audax bikes and a classic frame for sensible money.

Coming up from Evans: “UK’s biggest demo days”

Evans-RideIt-3

29th January 2011

Based at the Redbridge Cycling Centre, there’s a huge bike demo weekend coming in March from Evans. Plus a couple of their RideIt! sportive events to start your year off.

Boardman bikes announce new flagship range

Boardman-Elite-AiR-detail

26th January 2011

Previously only sold in the UK through Halfords stores, Chris Boardman’s new Elite bikes are due to be sold all over the world. Luke Evans got a peep yesterday.

Do you do VooDoo?

VooDoo-Wanga

22nd January 2011

Legendary mountain bike elder statesman Joe Murray is the designer behind the USA brand VooDoo. The 2011 bikes will be in Halfords from March.

bike we like: Renovo R1 Road

Renovo-R1

20th January 2011

If carbon-fibre, steel, aluminium or titanium are ‘so last year’ for you, perhaps hickory is the frame material for you? US maker Renovo makes just such a frame.

Forme-idable!

Adam Biggs of Forme 1

17th January 2011

Adam Biggs is the designer behind the new Forme brand. After a strong debut, it looks like he not only gets to keep his job; there’s big growth coming in 2011.

Ghostly goings-on

Ghost-race-4900

14th January 2011

Just announced: a new brand from Germany called Ghost that, apart from some nice mountain and city bikes, offers a couple of well-priced road bikes.

Brompton by royal appointment (again)

Brompton-HRH-with-Will-Butler-Adams

13th January 2011

The Duke of Edinburgh didn’t have to travel far to Brompton’s West London factory. Could he be looking for suitable wedding presents?

Sintesi make road bikes. Who knew?

Sintesi-X1-Comp

15th December 2010

Italian mountain bike brand Sintesi offered road bikes to the Italians all along. It just took the sportive cycling boom in the UK to bring them here, too.

Fuji previews special Team range for UK

Fuji 2011 Team 2.0

23rd November 2010

All for under a grand, famous Far East bike maker commits to big road bike sales with three new models coming in 2011. We like that they’re coming in 7 sizes.

Jamis bicycles back in Britain

Jamis Xenith Pro

10th November 2010

A return to the UK for Jamis, a big and well-reviewed value brand in the U.S. Now to be sold in the Evans stores and mailorder. There’s two nice looking all round tourers.

bike we like: Basso Reef Xenon £1,199

Basso Reef Xenon 2011

2nd November 2010

“This Basso is a real find; not only does it combine an enticing and effective mix of aluminium main frame with carbon seatstays, but it is really, genuinely made in Italy.”

Grabbed by the Vitus

Vitus Dark Plasma 2011

1st November 2010

Vitus the legendary French bike brand returns with a range of bikes for roadies and urban cyclists alike. We like the look of the Dark Plasma with a carbon frame for £1,200.

Oyama over here

Oyama Manhattan 2011

27th October 2010

The Taiwanese company Oyama has been making folders since 1966 and now produces 11 small-packaged wonders. Two in particular caught our eye.

Vin Cox & Genesis ride into the record books

Vin Cox Genesis

16th October 2010

Unlike previous record attempts that have tended to use purpose-built touring machines, the steel-framed Genesis Croix de Fer is a standard-spec cyclo-cross bike.

2011 new bike overload

Charge Filter Mid 2011

It’s the season for maximum activity on the bike launch front. Matt Lamy previews 2011 new range offerings from Trek, Charge, Focus, Felt, Pace & Specialized.

Boardman: first Halfords, now the world…

Boardman Bikes

4th October 2010

“As a new brand we are exploring all potential routes to market across all territories around the world,” said Andy Smallwood, Boardman’s director of operations.

Preview: 2011 Cannondale bikes

Cannondale Super Six 105 2011

15th September 2010

Nick Rearden peeks round the door at Cannondale’s HQ to get a sneak preview of the 2011 road line-up. We’re getting back the CAAD8 all built up for less than £1,000.

bike we like: Igleheart Rough Stuff £3,300

Igleheart Rough Stuff

15th September 2010

With a mixture of SRAM’s road and off-road components, this machine is designed for asphalt, gravel or mud and promises good old-fashioned fun.

The cheapest way to own a BMW

BMW Cruise

14th September 2010

According to BMW, “The bike’s extraordinary colour was inspired by the legendary BMW 1802 from the 1970s.” They’re hedging their bets with quieter options, too.

Genesis bikes get in early for 2011

Genesis Day One Cross 2011

15th August 2010

The uncluttered look of Genesis Bikes’ Day One appealed to commuters so they’ve added an Alfine 8-speed version. There’s also a fettle of the successful Equilibrium.

bike we like: Specialized Langster £450

SpecLangster

1st May 2010

Built around an A1 aluminium compact frame although for a £50 surcharge you could get yourself a far more retro, classic track-frame-shaped steel model.