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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…

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Zéfal K-Traz A25 bike lock

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…

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KTM Revelator 4000

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…

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Knog Bouncer bike lock

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…

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How to wrap new bar tape

Our resident mechanic Kaye Patton shows you how to wrap new cycling handlebar tape


Moulton track bike is mini ‘Old faithful’

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…


The changing face of bike 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…


How to pack your bike for travelling

Whether it’s to get to an organised event, meet a group ride, travel abroad or simply to go in search of some new roads, you’re going to have to travel…