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head to head: cross country commuters

Specialized Sirrus vs Vitus Nucleus

24th January 2011

We recommend taking the back doubles, canal paths and rough roads for a quieter commute if you can manage it. Which is better for the job; hybrid or mountain bike?

head to head: Specialized Sirrus Elite £550

Specialized Sirrus vs Vitus Nucleus

24th January 2011

“In photos there is a strange elegance about the Sirrus’s geometry,” says Matt Lamy on the Specialized mid-range leisure commuter.

head to head verdict: cross country commuters

Specialized Sirrus vs Vitus Nucleus

24th January 2011

So, is the Vitus mountain bike or the Specialized hybrid more suitable for commuting? The answer won’t be a surprise but our suggestion might be.

group test: Cross Purposes

cyclo-cross-bike-test-opener

12th November 2010

Cross bikes have become the natural choice for many as a winter commuter or training bike; their appeal is in their versatility. Derri Dunn tests three cross bikes from Kona, Specialized & Genesis.

group test: Specialized Crux Elite £999.99

cyclo-cross-bike-test-opener

12th November 2010

“Evidently, this is very much the racer of the bunch. If you wanted to use it as a commuting and training bike, with a set of slick tyres it’ll certainly hold its own amongst the roadies, but there are few concessions to long-distance comfort.”

group test: Cross Purposes verdict

cyclo-cross-bike-test-opener

12th November 2010

“The design brief seems mostly to be about producing one bike which can do it all, for those of us who can only afford to own a single steed, but don’t want to be stuck with just one type of cycling.”

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.

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.