DMT-Aries

Unashamedly pitched as a shoe for beginners and touring riders, the Aries is more about comfort than it is competition. The three broad Velcro straps ensure a snug fit though…

LG-Revo-XR3

Comfortable from the first turn of the pedals, with a secure feel thanks to strong Velcro and a decent ratchet, the Revo XR3 shoes both feel and look way more…

Pearl-Izumi-Select-Road

The Select Road shoes come up quite small — more so in length than in width — so you may need to go up a size. Sizing issues aside, the…

Specialized-BG-Elite

A well-padded tongue and heel cup lend a real luxury feel to these shoes. The slightly square and narrow toe box takes some breaking in, but is extremely comfortable once…

Northwave-Sonic-SRS

Malleable, soft leather and a reasonably wide fit made these shoes very comfortable from the off. The heel cups are snug and eliminate any rub or slippage, even when pushing…

Giant-Deft-Composite-1

Giant is the worlds largest bike manufacturer and supports all forms of cycling, Stu Clapp tests the Defy Composite 1 road bike

Ultegra-group-test

It’s all well and good if you’re a sponsored pro rider and you can have the best of the best — even the lowliest riders on a squad will have…

Canton-Ultimate-CF-SL-9.0

Canyon's Ultimate CF SL 9.0 road bike scores highly on our Shimano Ultegra group bike test, let's see how it gets on...

Enve-3.4-SES

When it comes to technical info, Enve definitely goes for a ‘more is more’ approach. And when you’re asking £2,500 for a set of wheels that’s a good job too.…

Reynolds-stratus-Pro

Stratus Pros are the top aluminium-rimmed road wheels on offer from Reynolds. At a claimed 1,445g, they are light and extremely stiff, meaning they spin up to speed quickly and…

3T-Accelero-40-Team-whees

On paper, 3T’s Accelero wheelset looks perfect for those wishing to use their ‘best’ wheels throughout the summer months and not just for events. Bucking the trend for full carbon…

Hope-Hoops-Stans-Alpha-Pro-3-Evo-wheels

Hope Technology has a strong mtb background, so we were confident in its ability to make a strong set of disc wheels for the road. Hope’s Pro Evo hubs have…

Rolf-Prima-Alpha

Handbuilt in Oregon USA, Rolf claims the Vigor Alpha is the fastest alloy wheelset on the market. The 33mm-deep Delta aero rim has a chunky width of 22mm, which is…

Zipp-Firecrest-202-wheels

Updated for 2014, the 202 is the same 32mm shallow-section carbon clincher rim that we’ve had great experiences with in the past. What’s been altered is the rear hub, and…

Swiss-Side-Gotthard

“Designed to take on rough roads or the heavier rider,” so goes the sales blurb. Well, with much of my riding taking place on the battered Surrey lanes and the…

cole-rollen-lite-700c-clincher-road-wheel-set

When we first spotted these wheels, they had been reduced to £142.99. Now, at the time of writing, they’re down to £120, some 45 per cent off the already very…

Shimano-RS81-C35-wheels

Typically pitched as Ultegra-level, the RS81 is a ‘non-series’ wheel, meaning it’s of a similar quality but doesn’t carry the name. The RS81 uses a carbon laminate rim, so, in…

FFWD-F9T-wheels

On looks alone, it is easy to see why these 90mm deep-section carbon wheels are the mainstay of European six-day races.

7 of the best crash hats

When you just want to stay safe on the daily commute, full-on roadie lids can seem like overkill. Here's seven quirky crash-hats that will protect your head without screaming 'speed…

CamelBak Podium Chill 610ml

When it's freezing out you fancy a hot cuppa and when it's roasting you fancy cold refreshments, right? Choose the right beverage receptacle to get optimum liquid libations out on…

7 of the best road shoes

You work hard pushing your pedals round, so you don't want any of that energy wasted because of flimsy soles. Militate against that risk by investing in a pair of…

7 of the best front lights

It’s easy to get a bit down in the dumps when it gets dark, but our selection of front lights ought to leave you beaming