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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

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…

Tyre-test

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

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

Hiplock crop

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…

Masterlock Criterion bike lock crop

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…

Squire Mako Conger crop

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…

Kryptonite New York M18 crop

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…

Zefal K-Traz A25 crop

This style of lock is a popular alternative to the standard D lock thanks to the flexibility it offers when locking your bike; a handy feature when a uniform bike…

KTM Revelator 4000 featured

In the spirit of full disclosure and openness, I should probably declare that I have owned two KTMs in the past, and loved them both. They were motorbikes, and they…

Knog Bouncer crop

This lock is small and well designed, but its strengths may also be its weaknesses. With Knog’s reputation for kookie designs, it comes as no surprise that the Knog Bouncer…

Moulton

To celebrate over 50 years of racing and innovation by the British bike maker, Moulton has produced a one-off track machine. Already knows as legendary makers of small-wheel bicycles, the brand has made…

Mechanics

I feel a kick under the sole of my left foot and it calls to mind Ayrton Senna. Legend has it that the great Formula 1 driver knew from the slightest…