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There’s little doubt that stage five of the 2014 Tour de France was one of the most brutal of the race. Rain, mud, wind and cobbles ripped the field to…

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A company known for its love of metal, Genesis makes a strong step into the carbon market with the Genesis Zero i Ultegra race bike

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An aero-inspired speed machine from British brand Azione

B'Twin Alur 700

The B'Twin Alur 700: a cutting-edge aluminium framed bike with Shimano 105 — what’s not to like?

Score 9

giant defy 3

Giant has a distinguished place in the history of aluminium road bikes, but can the Defy 3 live up to its provenance?

Score 9


Although the KTM Strada 1000 CD sneaks in under the £1,000 threshold, its looks like a top-dollar package. There are striking graphics, smooth welds, and trick little details like an…

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While the Merida Scultura 903 may feature a very similar colourway to the Lampre pro squad’s team-issue Scultura CF Team-E, that top-end carbon race machine sports a smorgasbord of hi-tech…

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Boardman Performance Comp

“This is a grown-up bike — it’s going to appeal to people who have been riding for years, not just newbies”

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Hoy Sa Calobra .001

The entry point to Sir Chris Hoy’s road bike range, the Sa Calobra .001 doesn’t forego ability, strength, or a very smart appearance

Score 9


Two days before the 2014 Tour of Britain started in Liverpool, Charly Wegelius, directeur sportif of Garmin-Sharp, confidently predicted that Dylan van Baarle and his Cervelo S3 would win. On the…

Sensa Umbria Sora Special MIP_08122

The Umbria Sora Special sits near the bottom of Sensa’s expansive road line-up, but don’t let that put you off — this is still very much a proper drop-bar sports…

Score 8

Boardman AiR 9.0

Chris Boardman knows better than anyone the value of aerodynamically efficient bicycles, and with his AiR range of bikes he’s put that knowledge to good use

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Dawes is a mainstream British brand, specialist subject being steel-framed bikes — so that’s what we’ve got here topped off with Shimano Claris groupset

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A modern road bike for an era when many people are opting for a drop-bar road machine as a daily commuter. If your trip to and from work is relatively…

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Vitus Venon VR

A carbon frame with Shimano 105: if ever there was a ‘typical’ modern sportive bike, it’s the Vitus Venon VR

Score 8

Specialized Roubaix SL4

The Specialized Roubaix is widely regarded as a superb sportive bike, but is this entry-level version as impressive as its better-specced brothers?

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Merida Race 90

A cost-conscious road bike that's surprisingly strong on the climbs

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With the Addict and Foil at the top end of Scott’s carbon race bike tree, and the CR1 very capably manning the fort in the sportive battle-zone, it might not…

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The Cannondale SuperSix Evo is the lightest mass-produced bike frame in the world, coming in at less than 700g. This pricey option comes fitted with SRAM Red 22, but for…

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Trek Madone 2.1 at £1,000 is a solid dependable road bike for commuting and sportives

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Terry Dolan is more familiar than most with titanium. He built his first frame more than 20 years ago for Chris Boardman.

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Condor boss Grant Young told CA that in the Nineties, when aluminium frames began to arrive from the Far East, he didn’t think road ...

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