Mike Hawkins

CA Nov 2014 cover

Cycling Active November 2014: Carbon sports bikes from £999; Value road bikes from £299; Ride 100 miles on short notice; 15 best windproof jackets; plus much more

November 2014

David Millar said goodbye to the professional peloton at the Vuelta a Espana earlier this month, but as he said in this exclusive interview, there is little place for sentiment…

Bell-Star-Pro-helmet

Does your head get hot in the summer and cold in the winter? Bell's Star Pro helmet allows you to control the amount of ventilation

October CS

Cycle Sport October is now onsale in major supermarkets and good newsagents, priced £4.75. Taylor Phinney suffered a career threatening crash during the USA national championships earlier this year. As…

fizik-superlight-classic-bar-tape

Listed as just 2mm thick, Fizik’s Superlight bar tape is made from MicroTex and manages to combine being incredibly thin with enough flexibility to give a good fit. Unlike a…

Rapha-arm-warmers

A long time in the making, but after several adjustments and revisions, the 2014 version of Rapha’s Arm Warmer is commendably close to perfection. Made from Roubaix fabric, the built-in…

Storck Aernario 
Disc G1

Lightweight carbon fibre road bike with Shimano Ultegra discs and bolt-through axles

Mio-Link-heart-rate-band

Years of heart-rate monitor use means that you get used to the mildly annoying strap around your chest and accept that it’s just part of the deal. With Mio’s Link,…

Kittel and fan

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-wheels

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-wheels

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…

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…