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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

7 of the best road shoes

7 of the best road shoes

You work hard pushing your pedals round, so you don’t want any of that energy wasted because of flimsy soles. Militate against that risk by investing in a pair of securely-fitting, rigid road shoes

Montura Four: First Ride

Montura Four

Titanium is still the ultimate do-it-all frame material and now there’s a new home grown option

Whistle Win: First ride

Whistle WIn

Looking for your first aluminium road bike and an eye-catching girly one at that? We put the rosy Whistle Win through its paces out in the lanes

7 of the best £50 cycle helmets

7 of the best £50 helmets

When you’re out on your bike it makes sense to protect your bonce with a helmet. It makes even more sense to spend less than £50. Combine the two and you’re onto a real winner

Cycling Active Summer 2012 issue on sale now!

Cycling Active Summer 2012 issue

Cycling Active Summer 2012 issue: Touring bikes big test; summer clothing round-up; Tour de France challenge ride; Eddie the Eagle rides the Olympic road race circuit; GPS systems for bike; and much more!

7 of the best: Bike locks

7 of the best bike locks

Lock it or lose it — our selection of bike security products is the key to your peace of mind

7 of the best: Recessed cleat shoes

7 of the best shoes

Do you want the efficiency of clipless pedalling without feeling like a penguin in tap shoes every time you step off the bike? Read on…

Litespeed Xicon Ti: First ride

Litespeed Xicon Ti

CA tests the bike that combines stability and sprightliness, and, amazingly, manages to be a master of all trades

Cube GTC Di2: First ride

Cube GTC Di2

Hands up who wants an affordable electronic shifting system? Everyone, then. We take Cube’s latest Ultegra Di2-specced road bike for a spin (and don’t want to give it back)

Islabikes Beinn 29: First Ride

Islabikes Beinn 29

Can Islabikes recreate the detail it puts into its children’s cycles on a full-size adult machine?

7 of the best: Close clearance mudguards

Mudguard test main pic

They’re hardly bling, but if you want to ride through winter in comfort, a good set of fenders is a must. We’ve rounded up the best

Boardman Hybrid Pro: First ride £999.99

Boardman Hybrid Pro

Does Boardman’s new Hybrid combine the speed of a road bike with the comfort of a mountain bike, or is it just an unhappy compromise?

Cycling Active March 2012 issue on sale from Feb 1

Cycling Active March 2012 issue

Cycling Active March 2012 issue on sale from February 1: £1k bike test; 29 pages of bikes & kit; Ride 100 miles on 4 weeks’ training; Budget GPS systems; MTB shoes; fitness advice and much more!

7 of the best: Front lights

7 of the best front lights

It’s easy to get a bit down in the dumps when it gets dark, but our selection of front lights ought to leave you beaming

Ridgeback Voyage first ride £849.99


Why straddle the world when you can straddle this great value tourer from Ridgeback instead?

Pinnacle Evaporite Two first ride

Pinnacle Evaporite Two bike

Pinnacle has taken an existing frame to create its Evaporite range, but in kitting it out, has it managed to make a rig that breaks the mould?

7 of the best: Saddles

7 of the best saddles

A comfy saddle can make the difference between a dream ride and a nightmare. We’ve reviewed seven, so take your seats…

Moda Rubato first ride

Moda Rubato

Spend £1,000 on the Moda Rubato and be prepared to be blown away by its fantastic ride thanks mainly to a brilliant frame and wicked wheels

Cycling Active January 2012 issue on sale from Dec 7

Cycling Active January 2012 issue

Cycling Active January 2012 issue on sale from December 7 – Festive fun in the latest issue of Britain’s brightest bike mag

Fuji Finest 1.0 first ride

Fuji Finest 1.0

A sunny stint in the saddle on a rather traditional-looking women’s road bike, with a few interesting twists

7 of the best: mini pumps

7 of the best mini pumps

Small enough to pop in your back pocket, yet powerful enough to get you close to 100psi, the mini-pump has its work cut out. We sort the hot ticket items from those blowing hot air

Dawes Nomad: First Ride

Dawes Nomad

Marrying a traditional Reynolds touring frame with the latest Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub could have resulted in an ugly beast, but we think Dawes has brought out the best for the Nomad