Mike Hawkins

Selle-Italia-SLS-monolink

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…

Assos-s7-bib-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-Equlilbrium-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-Base-Layer-LS-Mesh-White

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…

Chill-Zone-Finish-Line-rust-lube

Rusted and corroded bike parts can be a pain to get shifted. From the seatpost that’s stuck in the frame or bottom brackets cups that have seen one season too…

assos-insulator-gloves-l1

Springtime often leaves you scratching your head as to which glove is best to wear. A ride may start off chilly, warm up, get wet then end 
in sunshine. Our…

K-Edge-Garmin-Edge-mount

Beautifully crafted, the latest Garmin mount from K Edge is a class act. The twin bolt design is a doddle to fit to a 31.8mm bar and clamps down snugly.…

Castelli-Poggio-Jacket

We put on Castelli's £159 Poggio jacket and find it good for spring and autumn riding

Lightweight-Urgestalt

Famous for the wheels that it 
had the audacity to call Standard, Lightweight has grown over the years and now has a few wheel options, but this is the first…

Assos-Skinfoil-early-winter-base-layer

Arguably the most versatile in Assos’s range of base layers, the Early Winter works well under a summer jersey — kind of like a set of arm-warmers and baselayer combined…

castelli-diluvio-deluxe-glove-black

On the face of it the Diluvio is an outstanding winter glove, exceedingly well cut and constructed with a long gauntlet for wrist coverage, palm-gripper and a nose-wipe. What’s not…

Le-Col-Mizuro-B5-winter-jacket

Steady evolution marks the changes for Le Col’s winter jacket and we’ve charted every version so far. This year’s Mizuro gains minor alterations, with all of the details we liked…

Rapha Deep Winter Socks

Carrying the name of Rapha’s coldest weather option brings high hopes for these socks, and they are certainly no letdown. With a merino rich construction they sure feel luxurious, and…

Assos Sturmnuss Knicker

Sturmnuss is quite a departure from the norm for the average cyclist and certainly isn’t a regular item you see from Assos. We’re familiar with the concept of a waterproof…