How to change your cassette

There are three reasons to change your cassette. The most obvious is that your cassette is worn, something that is easy to spot with the cassette teeth becoming pointy and…

cycling tech trends 2016

Although there are some corners of the UCI that might prefer that we were all still riding 5-speed steel bikes, it’s a fact of life that the bike world is…

New bikes we want to see

Everyone loves a new bike. But the bad news is that all the big bike brands tend to release their new models in a flurry in the weeks leading up…

Products of the Year

Some of the products in the list are not new, but are such well designed items that they continue to be the best in their respective product class. The products…

Brutal weather at the 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico (Photo: Watson)

When going out on a long winter ride your primary, if not sole, concern will be ensuring you are protected from the elements. However, when racing you want to remain…

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All the bike shops closed at lunch time. The staff in the High Street stores are looking restive. And Tesco closes in an hour. What last minute gift can you…

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When we visited Islabikes, back in October, the company was already gearing up for the Christmas rush. The company has a fitting studio on its site on the outskirts of Ludlow, with…

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Headsets can be a pain to adjust and can completely change how your bike feels and handles. Too tight and you feel like you're fighting your bike, too loose and…

B'Twin concept bike commuting

While most concept bikes are designed to give a glimpse of the future of super-fast racing bikes, B’Twin has taken a different approach, creating a bike which it believes will…