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Verenti Technique

The frame The Technique’s frame is made of aluminium alloy. The tubes are conventional round section, with a larger diameter down tube for increased rigidity. The bottom bracket is a…

Score 8

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Vaaru Octane 6-4

There is something about a bare titanium frame that appeals to many. Wherever I rode the Vaaru Octane 6-4 I received envious glares often accompanied by superlative-laden compliments. When James…

Score 9

Wilier Cento1SR 2016

Wilier Cento1SR

Think of any Italian bike maker and although Pinarello, Bianchi and Colnago might be the first that come to mind, the name Wilier might not be far from your lips.…

Score 8


Parlee ESX-R Custom

When Parlee approached us with the offer of supplying us with a custom ESX-R to test and review, it was quite frankly too good an opportunity to turn down. The…

Score 9

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B’Twin Ultra 720 AF (video)

The B’Twin Ultra 720 AF is part of a new wave of aluminium frames that are threatening to dethrone carbon as the frame material of choice, especially at this price-point…

Score 9

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Swift Carbon Ultravox Ti

Set up eight years by former pro Mark Blewett, Swift is not your typical bike brand, with Blewett based in his South African homeland while the company is not ashamed…

Score 9

Ritte Ace

Ritte Ace

California based Ritte takes its name from the maverick Flandrian Henri “Ritte” Van Lerberghe. Van Lerberghe’s legacy was established in 1919 when he won the Tour of Flanders despite his…

Score 8

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Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 LTD

Despite its understated matt black looks, the Canyon Ultimate is the sort of bike that grabs people’s attention. If I had a penny for every time somebody muttered, “that’s a…

Score 9


Raleigh Criterium Sport

Raleigh’s Criterium range stretches to five bikes which are targeted at endurance riders, but with the capability to be raced, with a spread of prices between £1500 and £475. The…

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Ridley Fenix SL

The Tour of Flanders means everything to the Belgians. For that early spring weekend the entire region is bathed in pride: the pride of a nation as well as a…