Product Reviews

First-look review: Scott RC ProTec bibshorts and jersey

Scott’s Racing Concept (RC) collection comprises a range of equipment specifically designed to meet the demands of competition. Scott recently added bibshorts and jerseys to this collection that utilise a new armour-like material that promises to reduce the risk of abrasion in the event of a crash. The new fabric is called ITD ProTec and […]

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Garmin Forerunner 920XT review

Garmin recently added a new model to its Forerunner range, updating and expanding on the capabilities of the 910XT to yield the 920XT. Purpose-built for triathletes, this device may also appeal to cyclists that want a portable GPS device. In this review, Matt Wikstrom and Jonathan Reece take a closer look at all of its […]

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Specialized FLUX lights review

The Australian summer has faded and the early mornings have become progressively darker. It’s that time again to either make sure your lights are charged and up to scratch, or if it’s been a couple years perhaps start looking a new set. With significant effort and investment, Specialized are becoming known for their soft goods […]

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Curve 38mm carbon clincher review

Curve is a small wheel brand that is based in Melbourne, Australia. The company started as a collaboration between a couple of riding mates and offers a range of high performance wheelsets for road, off-road, and cyclocross riders. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at Curve’s 38mm carbon clincher wheelset. Curve […]

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First-look review: Fizik R3B shoes

In this first-look review, Matt Wikstrom checks out Fizik’s newest shoe design that features Boa’s latest reel and cable system. Fizik is well known for its saddles, however the company has been offering shoes in its catalogue since 2011. There are three models in the road range—R1, R3, and R5—where R1 is the most expensive […]

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Scott Addict 20 and Team Issue review

After a short hiatus, the Addict returned to Scott’s road range in 2014. The frameset was re-designed to offer more compliance than the original Addict while continuing as a lightweight chassis. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom rides the 2015 Addict and compares the mid-priced Addict 20 with the high-end Team Issue bike.

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Specialized Power saddle review

Today Specialized announced the release of its new Power Saddle, a hybrid of many of the company’s existing designs that aims to ensure rider comfort while in an aero position. CyclingTips’ Wade Wallace has been testing one for a month now and had the following first impressions. Specialized designed the Power for the purpose of […]

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DHB summer clothing review

dhb offers a wide range of clothing for road cyclists to suit different performance needs. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at jerseys and bibshorts from dhb’s Goldline and ASV performance-oriented collections that are designed for spring and summer conditions.

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Craddock custom frameset review

Richard Craddock is a custom carbon framebuilder based in the UK. His approach to his craft is exacting and fastidious, built on many years of riding and working in the bicycle industry. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom looks at what Craddock Cycles has to offer buyers looking for a custom carbon frameset.

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Cranktip pedals first look

Cranktip pedals were invented to improve pedalling efficiency. The design places the pedal platform well in front of, and below, that of a traditional design. As a result, Cranktip pedals offer more leverage on the downstroke and a shorter upstroke. In this review, Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the new design and tests […]

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