Mike Hawkins


Selle Italia SLS 
Monolink saddle

It was with much trepidation that I threw a leg over the Storck fitted with SLS Monolink saddle at the start of CW’s Surrey Hills Cyclone sportive. Despite preferring the…


Giro Prolight SLX II road shoes

At the heart of the Prolight update is a revised Easton SLX EC 90 sole that, thanks to better triangulation, offers more stiffness across the platform of the shoe. Though…


Assos S7 T.Equipe shorts

With four shorts in the updated Assos range it might be hard to figure out which are best for you, but based on the Equipe we’d say you can’t go…


Genesis Equilibrium Ti road bike

With top-flight UK race team Madison flying the flag for Genesis, it might come as a surprise to see the brand making comfortable endurance road bikes. Now in its seventh…


Rapha Merino Mesh base layer

It’s odd to find an item 
of clothing that performs well across the seasons, yet that’s just what we have here with the 
Merino Mesh. I’ve found that with the…