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7 of the best crash hats

7 of the best crash hats

When you just want to stay safe on the daily commute, full-on roadie lids can seem like overkill. Here’s seven quirky crash-hats that will protect your head without screaming ‘speed freak’

7 of the best handlebar bags

Handlebar bags

Phone, wallet, keys, iPad — they’re the accoutrements necessaire of modern life, but how best to carry them on your bike? One handy solution is a nifty little handlebar bag. Here are seven of the best

Bamboo Bikes CX Disc £1,899

Bamboo Bikes CX Disc

We get our hands on Bamboo Bikes’ first ever drop-bar bike. Is this cross machine just as happy playing in the woods as on tarmac? It’s time to find out…

Bianchi Vertigo 105: First ride

Bianchi Vertigo 105

Bianchi is the oldest bike brand in the world. Unsurprisingly, it knows how to design a mid-priced road bike

Dynamic Sidekick 8 review £525

Dynamic Sidekick 8

Shaft drive, hub gear and folding? That’s a lot of practicality to cram into one bike… the Dynamic Sidekick 8

BH Prisma 7.3 £1899.99: First ride

BH Prisma 7.3

BH’s sportive special from sunny Spain comes from a company boasting big-race credentials

7 of the best: Insulated bottles

7 of the best insulated bottles

When it’s freezing out you fancy a hot cuppa and when it’s roasting you fancy cold refreshments, right? Choose the right beverage receptacle to get optimum liquid libations out on the bike

B’Twin Tilt: Shape Shifter

B'Twin Tilt folding bike

Matt Lamy speaks to Jean-Philippe Rode, the product manager for B’Twin’s brand new Tilt line of folding cycles — an enterprise that includes a long list of impressive integrated innovations and possibly Foldingbikeland’s funkiest and most-desirable frame

7 of the best winter gloves

7 of the best winter gloves

Nothing ruins a ride so quickly as freezing, numb fingers but sweat-soaked palms aren’t exactly an invitation to ride either. So how should you keep your hands happy this winter? Read on…

Cube Peloton Race: First Ride

Cube Peloton Race

Available in size and gearing options to suit all, Cube’s Peloton Race looks every part the square deal for £1079

Giant Defy 4: First Ride

Giant Defy 4

Giant’s road stalwart doesn’t seem to have anything too outlandish about its design – and that’s just the way we like it

Trek Lexa SLX: First ride

Trek Lexa SLX

Trek’s new top-level women’s sportive bike is more than just a higher spec Lexa — despite the name it’s actually a Domane in disguise

Raleigh Sojourn: First Ride

Raleigh Sojourn

Can the iconic brand’s new tourer do justice to 125 years at the heart of British cycling?

Orbit Summit Rohloff S&S tandem £4,500

Orbit Summit

There’s no ‘I’ in couple — and a tandem is perfect for sharing pedalling effort with a partner. Orbit’s new Summit is a bicycle made for two-up touring

Creme Glider: First ride

Creme Glider

Classic looks with truly modern equipment – is the Creme Glider the perfect meeting of past and present?

Isla Bikes Beinn 20: First Ride

Isla Bikes Beinn 20

What every girl wants — a lightweight, perfectly proportioned bicycle in hot pink

Clean and pumped

Weldtite cleaning kit

New cleaning kits from Weldtite to help you and your bike through the winter months

£1,000 bikes: A very British bike test

£1000 British bike test

What better way to celebrate our Olympic cycling glory than to put four British contenders through their paces

£1,000 British bikes: Charge Juicer Hi £999.99

Charge Juicer Hi

Charge Juicer Hi £999.99: One of four British bikes in our grouptest for under a grand

£1,000 British bikes: Ribble Evo Pro Carbon £999.99

Ribble Evo Pro Carbon

Ribble Evo Pro Carbon: One of four British bikes for under a grand

£1,000 British bikes: Verdict

£1000 British bikes

We present the verdict in our four-way test of British bikes that cost under a grand

£1,000 British bikes: Forme Longcliffe 1.0 £999.99

Forme Longcliffe 1.0

Forme Longcliffe 1.0: One of four British bikes for under a grand in our grouptest

£1,000 British bikes: Raleigh AirLite 400 £975

Raleigh AirLite 400

Raleigh Airlite 400: One of four British bikes for under a grand in our grouptest

Cannondale Trail SL 29er 2 £999

Cannondale Trail SL 29er 2

They may have started out as a sideshow but 29in wheels are edging towards mountain biking’s centre stage. So what difference does an extra three inches make? The answer comes courtesy of Cannondale…

Seven of the best: GPS watches

GPS watches grouptest

If you want to monitor and record your rides via satellite tracking, a GPS watch allows you to do just that, without the expense and technical complexity of a bar-mounted, map-plotting unit