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Orange RX9: First ride

Orange RX9

Off-road specialist Orange has produced its first multi-purpose machine for tarmac or tough terrain. Perfect if you like your riding smooth one day, and with gritty bits the next

Forme Longcliffe 3.0 FE £769.99: First ride

Forme Longcliffe 3.0 FE

An all-British women’s road bike that shows how creative component choices can give top value for money

Trek CrossRip Elite £950

Trek CrossRip

Less cyclo-cross, more crossing genres is the theme embodied in Trek’s newest all-rounder — despite the off-road racing hinted at in the name

BH G6 8.1: First ride

BH G6 8.1

What are the pros and cons of a thoroughbred race bike? Matt Levett finds out when he rides the BH G6 8.1

First ride: BMC Granfondo GF02 105 £1400

BMC Gran Fondo GF02 105

Carbon may be king, but BMC’s Granfondo GF02 proves there’s still life in good old aluminium

First ride: Genesis Equilibrium 10 £1,149.99

Genesis Equilibrium 10

Dan Baines spends some quality time with the stunning steel Genesis Equilibrium to find out whether it lives up to its name and offers the perfect balance of tradition and technology

First ride: B’Twin Triban 7 £599.99

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We absolutely loved the B’Twin Triban 3 budget alloy bike when we tested it last year, but can it be improved in the form of a new model with a dash of carbon?

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

Dawes Galaxy Cross: First ride

Dawes Galaxy Cross

Matt Lamy gets his hands on a pre-production version of Dawes’s new Galaxy Cross. Could this be the perfect commuter?

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

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

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

£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