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Trek Madone Just Landed (10)

Trek Madone 9.9

Launched just ahead of the Tour de France the new Trek Madone is described by the Wisconsin based company as the “Ultimate Racing Bike”. The £8500 model we have here is…

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KTM Revelator Prestige Di2 2016

KTM Revelator Prestige Di2 2016 This bike first came to CW’s attention at the Cycle Show back in September, and after riding the 2015 one earlier this year I just…

Score 9

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Scott Speedster 50

This Scott Speedster 50’s design and paint job belie its low price and make it look like a much higher-spec ride. The slick looks and slight aero profiling to the down…

Score 7

Bianchi Specialissima Just Landed

Bianchi Specialissima

Yes, ok, I know it’s the wrong colour, but look at it. What an absolute stunner of a bike. Whatever else we find out about the Bianchi Specialissima as we…

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Forme Thorpe Comp 1.0

Forme is one small piece of the success story of British cycling brands. Having launched in 2010 with five aluminium models, it has grown very quickly, now boasting 10 different…

Score 7


Look 765

Look has a long history of innovation in the cycle industry and its famous Mondrian colour scheme has been a long-term feature of cycling competition. >>> Icons of cycling: Look’s…

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Specialized Ruby Elite Disc

It is only recently that manufacturers have started to take the female bike market seriously. The days when a bike maker’s nonchalant shoulder shrug was followed by an exclamation of…

Score 8


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

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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