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Bollé B-Rock glasses review
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Some products are intended for use in one market, but can find new life in another, and so it is with Bollé’s B-Rock mountain bike glasses. Since Adam Yates wore them to fourth place overall and the white jersey at this year’s Tour de France, they’ve gained more road attention. Glasses with full rims are […]

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Best iPhone and Android apps for cycling
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With the iPhone now onto its seventh incarnation and great new Android smartphones launching regularly, there are more cycling apps than ever — ranging from highly analytical training tools to simpler social apps and useful navigational resources. For some — Google Maps, for instance — you’ll need to have your device on the handlebars to […]

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Specialized Allez: all you need to know
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Specialized Allez is one of the most popular and well-reviewed road bikes on the market — but with so many models now available and a history than can be measured in decades, which one should you buy? Read on… There are a lot of tempting options when it comes to choosing a Specialized road bike. […]

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10 cycling superfoods to give you energy for your ride
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In their quest for the ultimate performance nutrition, cyclists and sports scientists will turn their tastebuds to anything from a cousin of cannabis to the afterburn effects of a curry. We take a look at the secret superfoods you should be eating — and why… Homemade alternatives to sports nutrition 10 protein-rich meals for post-ride […]

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Horse for the Course: Trek Speed Concept for 12hr World TT Champs
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A 12-hour time trial is not something I was ever considering until listening to an episode of The Cycling Time Trial Podcast by Mark Florence. While Michael Broadwith, the two-time British 24-hour time trial champion, recounted his experiences, it occurred to me that much of the training I’d done this year for long gravel and […]

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The Brother Cycles Big Bro is a refreshingly simple bikepacking rig
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Brother Cycles is a small, consumer direct brand that offers a wide range of low priced and interesting steel framesets and bikes. While it’s been producing ‘cross and track frames for a number of years now, it recently sent us through its first foray into fat-tyred territory, the Big Bro. Best bike: our buyer’s guide […]

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Scott Sports showcases a range of Sparks
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This article is promoted by Scott Sports. For 2017, Scott Sports revamped its popular Spark line of bikes. A new rear suspension linkage along with trunnion-mounted rear shocks have enabled Scott to update the Spark geometry with lower bottom brackets, shorter rear ends and less weight.  Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one […]

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GoPro adds telemetry overlay to video
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GoPro has just released an update to its editing program, Quik, which allows users to overlay speed, distance, elevation and other ride data on videos. Best GoPro and other action cameras: 7 we like GoPro Hero 5 Black review This telemetry overlay relies on the GoPro Hero 5 Black’s on-board GPS. This option is available […]

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Zwift online trainer videogame review
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With a good internet connection, a trainer and smartphone, tablet or computer, riders across the world can ride with and even race each other inside the Zwift videogame. Your pedal power propels your customized avatar around various courses. If you have a smart trainer, the game will control the resistance — hit a climb and […]

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Tyre volume: Which is fastest for XC?
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Tyre width is a hotly contested topic both on the road and trail, and the industry seems to be following the ‘wider is better’ mantra. Which is faster for racing XC: hardtail or full-suspension? Dropper post vs fixed post. Which is faster for XC racing? Are 27.5+ bikes faster than 29ers? The conventional wisdom when […]

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MBUK December edition is on sale now
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We may be heading into the gloomier months of the year, but that’s not getting us down here at MBUK because all the 2017 gear is beginning to pour in, ready for testing. Best mountain bikes under £1,000 Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you We get a load of marketing […]

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Open Cycle U.P. review
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Many companies are diving headfirst into the gravel / all-road market with drop-bar bikes that can handle big rubber. But few of these new models have turned as many heads as Open’s U.P. Defining the gravel race bike Five of the most interesting gravel and adventure road bikes for 2017 The name stands for ‘Unbeaten […]

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