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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.

group test: Take on the world with 4 top tourers

tourers group test take on the world

10th November 2010

Matt Lamy gets all misty eyed about touring in France with Dad. Time to see if touring bikes, and British touring bikes at that, are still as good as the memories.

group test: Dawes Galaxy £1,149.99

tourers group test take on the world

10th November 2010

For almost 40 years the Dawes Galaxy has been the first choice for anybody requiring an off-the-peg, long-distance, weight-carrying bicycle. So it seems only right that a 2010 model should be the first bike we test here.

group test: Pearson Compass Touring £1,199.99

tourers group test take on the world

10th November 2010

“Where Pearson’s relatively small operation has the edge on other firms is that you can ask for a custom spec, and have your personal choice of components fitted.”

group test: Ridgeback Panorama £1,249.99

tourers group test take on the world

10th November 2010

Ridgeback may be better known for hybrids and commuting bikes, but this fully-featured touring machine sits atop its range. Like the Dalesman it benefits from being a flagship model, and as such it features some extra bells and whistles.

group test: Claud Butler Dalesman £1,074.99

tourers group test take on the world

10th November 2010

“On flat, smooth surfaces the frame shape encourages pure speed. But once you hit even mildly rough stuff, bad vibes come up the seat tube and along your elongated upper body.”

group test: 4 top tourers verdict

tourers group test take on the world

10th November 2010

“The Panorama actually couldn’t be more different. There’s far less outright charm or character, but it makes up for that with pannier-loads of ability. It also benefits from being a thoroughly modern touring bike.”