Mike Hawkins

London to Paris sign

CW's Mike Hawkins mixes with the celebs and city types in this year's London to Paris cycle ride

Schwalbe Ultremo DD tyre

Schwalbe Ultremo DD tyre: We put Schwalbe's anti-puncture 'Double Defence' system to the test

SRAM Apex groupset 2010

CW EXCLUSIVE Component manufacturer launches entry-level road groupset, in the shops from June 2010

Scott CR1 Pro

Scott's reworking of the popular CR1, now designed for long-distance rides and priced £2,499

Eddy Merckx EMX-3

We take a ride on the £1,999 carbon-fibre EMX-3 from the Merckx stable

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Despite being designated as an all-round or training tyre the Grand Prix is better than this.While the 60 threads per inch construction, 24mm width, cheap price and unsophisticated Poly X…

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More and more manufacturers are catching on to the benefits of building wheels with a PowerTap hub at the rear and Mavic is the biggest so far to do so…

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It’s been a while since a bike arrived in the CW office that drew the sort of attention gained by the Charge Skewer — a good start. Started four years…

Time VRS Vibraser

It’s been some time in the making but Time has introduced a sportive-specific bike in the form of the Time VRS Vibraser. With much of the Time range made up…

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First things first – the Panaracer Extreme Jet Tubular is an expensive tubular tyre. With that out of the way it’s worth considering what it’s designed for. As a sponsor…

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Technology-wise there is a lot to talk about with Bell’s top of the range helmet. A carbon substructure adds integrity and allows larger vents than the previous version, while X-Static…

Vision i003

Time trial bars don’t come much sexier than the FSA Vision i003. Everyone who’s seen the FSA Vision i003s has remarked on the complete lack of padding for the forearm;…

Lupine Tesla4

When it comes to performance lighting Lupine is very much at the forefront of the market, and its latest offering, the Lupine Tesla4, offers massive light at a previously unheard…

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When we said we didn’t like the Lifeline Race Oil, the man from Wiggle handed us a bottle of Lifeline Syn Lube with a knowing look in his eye and…

DZ Nuts chamois cream

When it comes to chamois cream there are an ever-expanding number of options and Dave Zabriskie’s DZ Nuts Chamois Cream is the latest. A good chamois cream has a number…

Castelli Radiation jacket

Like Assos’s Fugu jacket, the Castelli Radiation is designed for the coldest winter conditions. But unlike others it has three layers and various parts that can be unzipped. As always,…

Zipp 808 wheels

New aerodynamic Zipp wheelset for £1,500