Cycling Active

Track pumps Active August 2015

Axiom Annihilateair G200A track pump

Axiom is a Canadian brand with a quiver of well-designed cycling accessories. Indeed, so robust is its gear that it offers a lifetime guarantee on its products. It sells a…

Lapierre Sensium 200CP

Lapierre Sensium 200CP

The Lapierre Sensium 200CP is pretty much slap bang in-between the race and endurance ends of the sportive spectrum as an all-rounder. Lapierre has been making bicycles since 1946, and has supplied…

Steve Shrubsall on a Brompton by  Chris Catchpole

Brompton: the perfect commuting machine?

Winter came and went in a whirlwind of credit card payments and highly calorific seasonal sustenance. And when the dust had finally settled, a plump and poverty-stricken soul emerged from…


Racing road tyres

When racing, tyre choice can be an important factor: speed, grip and ability to cope with changing conditions all need consideration. Here we look at the best racing tyres

7 of the best bike locks

Bike locks: a buyer’s guide

If you’re going to leave your bike unattended, even for a moment, you need one of these — a tough, thief-foiling bike lock

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Hiplok bike lock

Neat use of wordplay indicates Hiplok’s on-trend attitude, and the fact that it’s designed to be worn around the waist for ease of portability is an inventive way of solving…

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Masterlock Criterion bike lock

The Masterlock Criterion bike lock sits at the top end of the bike lock market in terms of both cost and security. It sports a Sold Secure Gold sticker and costs close…

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Squire Mako Conger bike lock

The Squire Mako Conger bike lock is the only combination/chain lock that we have tested recently, the rest using a key lock system. The obvious advantage to a combination lock…

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Kryptonite New York M18 bike lock

Kryptonite’s considerable reputation precedes it, and its flagship Kryptonite New York M18 bike lock did not disappoint. Plastered in approval stamps and stickers (including Gold ratings for cycle and motorcycle…