Product Reviews

First-look review: SH+ Sunglasses

SH+ is an Italian company that is devoted to ski and cycling helmets, goggles, gloves and eyewear. There are nearly a dozen models in the company’s eyewear catalogue and all feature bold styling and bright colours. For cyclists, there is the RG-4600 with a single wrap-around lens, the half-framed RG-4720, and the full-framed RG-4700. All […]

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Elements of Style: a selection of reviews

It’s been a little over a month since we released Elements of Style, a collaborative video project with our good friends at The Sufferfest. As most of you know CyclingTips began by simply posting one ‘tip’ per day, and now we get to go back to our roots by not only giving some tips again, […]

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Pro Cycling Manager 2014 review

Pro Cycling Manager 2014 is the latest instalment in Cyanide Studios’ in-depth cycling simulator. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef took the game for a spin to see what Pro Cycling Manager 2014 has to offer and what has changed from last year’s edition.

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Specialized Diverge review

I love getting out and testing new bikes but many fall short of getting me truly excited. I’m often left wondering what I’m going to write in a review that’s different from every other review I’ve written. From the moment I threw my leg over the Specialized Diverge, I knew I was not going to […]

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CTech October Product Picks

In the latest edition of CTech Product Picks we pull together a whole bunch of goodies that have arrived at CyclingTips HQ in the past month or so, giving you our initial impressions. As ever, if you’ve used any of the products featured here, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Shimano R785 Road Hydraulic Disc Brakes review

Shimano unveiled its first road hydraulic disc brake ensemble late last year with levers designed for Di2 transmissions. In this review CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at the installation of the brakes and their mid-term performance.

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First-look review: FullCarbon Ivan Basso AB watch

The FullCarbon Ivan Basso AB watch is the product of a collaboration between Italian watchmaker Federico Massacesi and Cannondale professional racer Ivan Basso. One of three watches in the Ivan Basso range, the AB (full model number IB0101-AB) features a Nubeck leather strap and a carbon-composite case and bezel. The screen is made of Sapphire […]

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Soul S4.0 wheelset review

Based in Singapore, Soul is a rider-owned company that concentrates on affordable race-worthy frames and wheelsets. The company offers both alloy and carbon wheelsets with rim profiles ranging 22-62mm. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at Soul’s S4.0 wheelset that is built with 40mm alloys rims.

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Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera review

The Garmin Virb launched in late 2013 into a market dominated by the GoPro HD Hero and replete with a number of other competitors trying to attract consumer attention. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef got his hands on the Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera and put together this review.

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Campagnolo Super Record RS groupset review

Campagnolo recently refined its Super Record groupset. The company made a variety of modifications to the drivetrain that included an overhaul of the chainrings and front derailleur. The result is the RS edition that will be produced in limited numbers with exclusive badging. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at how […]

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