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GT Helion 9er first ride review review
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GT’s Helion comes into the 2017 model year with bigger wheels and a bit less travel. This carbon 100mm 29er has GT’s capable AOS rear suspension, Fox shocks front and rear, and a bit of attitude that belies its spec. Yeti SB4.5c review GT Verb Elite review Niner RKT 9 RDO review GT Helion 9er […]

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Felt’s Verza Speed 10 is a flat bar hybrid with speedy ambitions
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Verza is Felt’s name for its range of flat-bar hybrid bikes and this, the Verza Speed 10, is the range-topper at £1,100 / US$1,499. For those who want a speedy commuter but prefer the ride of a flat handlebar it looks just the ticket. Triple butted tubes and plenty of hydroforming work to create an […]

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Electric bikes explained: what they are and how they work
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One bike trend that’s hard to ignore is electric bikes, also known as e-bikes. The promise of being able to rider further, faster, for longer appeals to many people, but how do e-bikes work? How fast can e-bikes go and what’s the legality of them? Here’s our guide. E-bikes are winning lots of fans in […]

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BikeRadar Bargains: Wet weather kit for summer showers
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Ah, British Summertime. No sooner have the weather watchers pronounced that this year will be the hottest on record (again) when the forecast switches to say June is going be wet and rainy (again). Quelle surprise! So for those of you who aren’t going to let a little thing like wet weather stop you riding […]

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Top 5 women's race team kits of 2016
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The new improved women’s road race calendar, with events like the UK Women’s Tour and La Course, provides some excellent opportunities for watching the world’s best female cyclists ride in action. It also provides an ideal opportunity for some pro kit ogling.  With everyone from the top teams in the world to domestic teams upping […]

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The JIVR folding e-bike could spell the future for cycle commuters
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Born out of a highly successful Kickstarter pledge, where 204 backers pledged more than £125,000 between them, London-based JIVR is now entering production with its chainless, folding electric bike. Designed for hassle-free commuting, a 350w motor at the JIVR’s front wheel gives assistance for up to 20 miles while a chainless, sealed drivetrain at the […]

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BikeRadar Bargains: retro style for classic rides
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Got a vintage ride coming up this year? Events like L’Eroica seek to capture that golden-hued nostalgic feeling of the classic era of cycling. Wool jerseys, steel-framed bikes, white socks and a sense of adventure are de rigeur, and there are often rules about how old bicycles must be to take part.  However, for anyone […]

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Vote for your top enduro bike in BikeRadar’s Most Wanted Awards
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BikeRadar’s 2016 Most Wanted Awards are underway. You can cast your votes by clicking here. Our editors assembled the list of nominees based on the following criteria: bikes with a proven record of success under our own testers; bikes that push the envelope in terms of technology and design for their respective categories; and last but […]

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Vote for your top road race bike in BikeRadar's Most Wanted Awards
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BikeRadar’s 2016 Most Wanted Awards are underway. You can cast your votes by clicking here. Our editors assembled the list of nominees based on the following criteria: bikes with a proven record of success under our own testers; bikes that push the envelope in terms of technology and design for their respective categories; and last but certainly […]

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Vote for your top gravel/adventure bike in BikeRadar's Most Wanted Awards
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BikeRadar’s 2016 Most Wanted Awards are underway. You can cast your votes by clicking here. Our editors assembled the list of nominees based on the following criteria: bikes with a proven record of success under our own testers; bikes that push the envelope in terms of technology and design for their respective categories; and last but certainly […]

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The future of bicycle frames could once again be in the hands of framebuilders
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Here we have what is undoubtedly one of the most advanced bicycle frames ever created – and yet you’ve probably never seen or even heard about it. Produced as a joint collaboration between UK firm Mirada Pro, tubing specialist Reynolds and framebuilder Ted James Cycles, the frame is currently a one off that demonstrates a […]

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Best road bike pedals
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Of the three points of contact between you and your bike – the saddle, bar and pedals – your pedals have the most work to do. As well as keeping your feet in place as they spin at up to and sometime over 100rpm, they also have to provide a solid platform to push against […]

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