Bike Components


Showing reviews 41–50 of 213


Challenge Elite Open Road £35

We struggled getting this classic-styled, gum-walled tyre onto the rim, but once on we found the herringbone tread really aided grip in all conditions. When combined with a lightweight latex…

Score 8


Michelin Pro4 Service Course

Now in its fourth generation, Michelin’s Pro Service Course seems to have really nailed the balance of rolling resistance, grip and durability. Despite being relatively light, the Pro4s were surprisingly…

Score 9


Vittoria Open Corsa SC

If you want that classic gum-walled look with modern technology then Vittoria’s Open Corsa could be the tyre for you. Like a few of the other tyres on test, the…

Score 8


Rubena Phoenix Racing Pro

Our expectations weren’t too high for these relatively low-budget tyres, but after our sister magazine CW raved over Rubena’s heavier, all-purpose Syrinx tyre we wanted to test their more race-focused…

Score 9


Fizik Superlight bar tape

Listed as just 2mm thick, Fizik’s Superlight bar tape is made from MicroTex and manages to combine being incredibly thin with enough flexibility to give a good fit. Unlike a…


Rubena Syrinx Racing Pro tyre

The Syrinx, from 
Czech manufacturer Rubena, is pitched 
as a training tyre so we’ve been pleasantly surprised by its 
wet and dry performance and excellent rolling resistance. The tyres have…


Vittoria Pista CS Elite

It might seem a tricky task to complete a ‘100 miles later’ test on a velodrome, but with local track leagues kicking off recently, it’s been the ideal time to…

Score 9


Enve 3.4 SES

When it comes to technical info, Enve definitely goes for a ‘more is more’ approach. And when you’re asking £2,500 for a set of wheels that’s a good job too.…

Score 9


Reynolds Stratus Pro

Stratus Pros are the top aluminium-rimmed road wheels on offer from Reynolds. At a claimed 1,445g, they are light and extremely stiff, meaning they spin up to speed quickly and…

Score 7


3T Accelero 40 Team

On paper, 3T’s Accelero wheelset looks perfect for those wishing to use their ‘best’ wheels throughout the summer months and not just for events. Bucking the trend for full carbon…

Score 6