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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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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…


Focus Izalco Max 1.0

In 2014 the French enjoyed their best Tour de France in years, ending what had been a barren patch for the race’s home riders and legions of fans. Two of…

Score 9

Superavi Eximio-S

Superavi Eximio-S

Caesar’s famous hendiatris ‘veni, vidi, vici’ doesn’t need a fourth verb. By the same token, we have to ask whether Superavi (Latin for ‘I overcame’) is gratuitous — not to…

Score 9

Dolan Scala Ultegra time trial bike

Dolan Scala Ultegra time trial bike

As a general rule the drag coefficient of a time trial bike is inversely proportional to its price. In other words, the lower the drag, the higher the price. With…

Score 9

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Ribble Evo-Pro Carbon

When it comes to bikes, you really can get something grand for a grand ? here?s the proof

Score 9

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B’Twin Triban 500 Flat Bar road bike

We all know the B’Twin range of bikes from Decathlon’s chain of sports superstores offers some amazing drop-bar packages, but what can it do with a flat-bar machine? This Triban…

Score 9

Kuota Kryon

Kuota Kryon

When compared to the likes of Bianchi and Pinarello, Kuota is a brand that doesn’t have huge recognition in the UK, so consequently you could be forgiven for not knowing…

Score 7


Trek Emonda ALR 6

When the original Trek Emonda was launched just before last year’s Tour de France, the cycling world took notice. With a frame weighing a staggering 690g, the top-of-the-range SLR 10…

Score 9


Bianchi Intenso Tiagra

Frame The frame is undoubtedly the star of the Bianchi Intenso Tiagra. It may not feature any of the impressive (and expensive) anti-vibration Countervail technology of its big brother in Bianchi’s…

Score 7

Specialized Allez 2

Specialized Allez (video)

The Allez is Specialized’s entry-level road bike and comes equipped with Shimano’s eight-speed Claris mechanicals. The Allez has been around for years and is a popular choice as a first road bike,…

Score 8

BMC GF02 Shimano 105

BMC GranFondo GF02 Shimano 105

The Spring Classics offer riders a chance to show their resilience over some of the toughest parcours in the world. It provides manufacturers with a similar platform to promote their…

Score 8


Norco Valence Carbon Ultegra

Frame The Norco’s carbon frame has sloping geometry with an overbuilt head and downtube. Although the seatstays are slim and bowed to dampen vibration, the chainstays are quite wide, supporting…

Score 7