Matt Lamy

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Should you worry about chainline efficiency?

First things first: it helps to understand what chainline is and why it’s important. The term itself seems relatively self-explanatory: the line in which your chain runs in any given…

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Are direct-mount brakes the future?

Every bike manufacturer worth its salt has launched an ‘aero’ road bike in the last few years. Typically that means a frame with svelte, kammtailed tubes, a rear wheel cutout,…

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B’Twin Triban 500 Flat Bar road bike

We all know the B’Twin range of bikes from Decathlon’s chain of sports superstores offers some amazing drop-bar packages, but what can it do with a flat-bar machine? This Triban…

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Are carbon-soled cycling shoes necessary?

Just as having a carbon bike frame usually indicates a rider is quite serious about their cycling, carbon-soled shoes have likewise become a sign of dedication and aspiration. With prices…

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Should you change to tubeless tyres? (Video)

If you’ve bought a new bike in the past year or so, chances are the wheelset is ‘tubeless-ready’. The technology has been around for several years and the number of manufacturers…

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Trek Emonda SL5

We take a look at what Trek calls “the lightest production road line ever”