Mike Hawkins

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Marcel Kittel: Exclusive gallery

For the full interview with Marcel Kittel see the Summer issue of Cycle Sport magazine that also includes our Tour de France preview. Cycle Sport is available to buy in…


Enve 3.4 SES

When it comes to technical info, Enve definitely goes for a ‘more is more’ approach. And when you’re asking £2,500 for a set of wheels that’s a good job too.…


Zipp Firecrest 202

Updated for 2014, the 202 is the same 32mm shallow-section carbon clincher rim that we’ve had great experiences with in the past. What’s been altered is the rear hub, and…


Shimano RS81 C35

Typically pitched as Ultegra-level, the RS81 is a ‘non-series’ wheel, meaning it’s of a similar quality but doesn’t carry the name. The RS81 uses a carbon laminate rim, so, in…


Garmin Edge 1000

Merely by switching on the 1000, it becomes clear that Garmin has taken a big step forward. We love that the buttons are more tactile, the touch-screen is more sensitive…


Zipp SL-Speed carbon 
bottle cage

If a bottle cage does its job well it becomes somewhat unremarkable and forgettable — in a good way, you understand. And that’s exactly the case with the SL-Speed. With…


Selle Italia SLS 
Monolink saddle

It was with much trepidation that I threw a leg over the Storck fitted with SLS Monolink saddle at the start of CW’s Surrey Hills Cyclone sportive. Despite preferring the…


Giro Prolight SLX II road shoes

At the heart of the Prolight update is a revised Easton SLX EC 90 sole that, thanks to better triangulation, offers more stiffness across the platform of the shoe. Though…


Assos S7 T.Equipe shorts

With four shorts in the updated Assos range it might be hard to figure out which are best for you, but based on the Equipe we’d say you can’t go…


Genesis Equilibrium Ti road bike

With top-flight UK race team Madison flying the flag for Genesis, it might come as a surprise to see the brand making comfortable endurance road bikes. Now in its seventh…


Rapha Merino Mesh base layer

It’s odd to find an item 
of clothing that performs well across the seasons, yet that’s just what we have here with the 
Merino Mesh. I’ve found that with the…