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Vaaru Octane 6-4 featured image

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…

£6,099.00
Score 9

Wilier Cento1SR 2016

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.…

£3,999.00
Score 8

4Z8A2039

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…

£3,299.00
Score 9

Swift Carbon Ultravox Ti main image

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…

£3,600.00
Score 9

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…

£1,999.00
Score 8

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 LTD review featured

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…

£4,299.00
Score 9

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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…

£5,999.00
Score 9

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…

£1,765.00
Score 9

Ribble Evo-Pro Carbon featured

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

£999.00
Score 9

BTwin Triban 500 flat bar featured

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…

£260.00
Score 9

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…

£2,185.00
Score 7

4Z8A9627

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…

£1,700.00
Score 9

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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…

£1,500.00
Score 7

Specialized Allez 2

The Specialized Allez is the company’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…

£600.00
Score 8

BMC 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…

£1,800.00
Score 8

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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…

£1,700.00
Score 7

Merida Ride 4000

The second-biggest bike brand in the world (which also makes some Specialized models under contract), Merida has a lot of experience building bikes and a lot of clout when buying…

£1,500.00
Score 8

Tifosi Scalare Ultegra

Sounding for all the world like an Italian brand (the Italian word ‘tifosi’ means an ardent supporter of bike racing), Tifosi was actually established a little over a decade ago…

£1,549.99
Score 9

radial revere

Radial Cycles may be less than a year old, but with a huge range of 33 bikes across all disciplines, there are plenty of different machines to choose from. After having…

£999.99
Score 7

Lapierre Sensium 200CP

The Lapierre Sensium 200CP is pretty much slap bang in-between the race and endurance ends of the sportive spectrum as an all-rounder. Lapierre has been making bicycles since 1946, and has supplied…

£1,399.99
Score 8

Enigma Elite HSS ST featured

We put the Enigma Elite HSS ST through its paces, seeing if this beautiful British-made steel machine can offer a ride that is the equal of its looks.

£3,390.00
Score 9

Trek Domane 5-2

A unique frame design from a household name brand, we put the Trek Domane 5.2 through its paces on some very punishing roads

£2,500.00
Score 9

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Chris Boardman and his eponymous bike company need no introduction to UK cyclists. From a stellar riding career, Chris has moved seamlessly into parallel careers as cycling advocate, race commentator…

£4,999.99
Dedacciai Atleta Athena

Aero bikes are now firmly established in the road bike market. Slippery and expensive-looking bikes such as the Cervelo S5, Felt AR, Giant Propel, Specialized Venge and Canyon Aeroad have…

£2,149.99
Score 9

Wilier GTR Athena

Is Wilier’s GTR a race bike? Or is it a bike for sportives? Or will it simply defy being pigeonholed and prove to be an all-round gem?

£1,999.00
Score 8