12 speed

Do we need 12-speed gears?

Will yet another extra sprocket make us all better cyclists? Nigel Wynn explores the possibility of an extra gear


Another revolutionary freehub (video)

There are several advantages to leaving your cassette attached to your bike when you have to remove your rear wheel, not least avoiding having to handle your well-lubricated drivechain. We…

The coloured details on the hubs are available in blue, red, or black

Mavic updates Ksyrium Elite wheelset

After revamping the Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheels and giving them a new U-shaped profile in time for the spring classics, Mavic has announced an upgrade of its Ksyrium Elite wheelset,…


The wooden bike that weighs less than 10kg

Completely hand-built of ash wood, for its flexibility, and mahogany for its durability, the frame is strong enough to do away with a seat tube. The wood is laminated with…


TomTom launches action camera (video)

The popularity of the GoPro action camera has led to ever more companies entering the market. The latest is TomTom, which has today launched its Bandit action camera, priced at…

7 of the best bike locks

Bike locks: a buyer’s guide

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


Team Wiggins partner with SRAM and Zipp for 2015

Team Wiggins made their race debut at the Tour of Normandie in March, riding Pinarello bikes then were equipped with SRAM and Zipp componentry. Now SRAM, which owns Zipp, has…


GoPro launches live action transmitter

On-bike video has been a huge hit with cycling aficionados, opening up the experience of a mass sprint, cyclocross races, track riding or escaping a mass crash to armchair audiences.…

Gino Bartali changes gear in the 1948 Tour de France. Photo: Cycling-passion.com

How the Giro used to be won (video)

Campagnolo has released a neat video looking at the evolution of its rear mechs starting with the Cambio Corsa – four speeds and changes effected by pulling two separate levers…


New tubular cement from Vittoria

Working with carbon or aluminium rims, the mastic comes in a pack of two 12ml tubes with their own spreader, which is enough to glue two tubs. Vittoria cites a…