Product Reviews

LifeBeam Smart Helmet review

In this review CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef takes a look at the LifeBeam Smart Helmet, a helmet with an integrated heartrate monitor.

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Merida Reacto Team-E review

In this review CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes the Merida Reacto Team-E for a spin to find out how the bike handles and how it compares to similar bikes on the market.

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December 2014 Product Picks

It’s that time again when we pull together a whole bunch of the new and interesting products that have arrived at the CyclingTips office in the past month or so, giving you our initial thoughts. In this edition of Product Picks we feature everything from books to shoes to kit to tyres and a whole […]

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First-look review: Thule Sprint Carriers

In this first-look review we check out the new Thule Sprint 528, the company’s latest roof-mount bike carrier.

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Sony Action Cam review

The sports video camera market has becoming increasingly competitive in recent years with market leader GoPro now facing challenges from the Shimano Sports Camera and Garmin Virb among others. In this review CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef considers another would-be challenger: the Sony HDR-AS100V (also known as the Sony Action Cam).

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Polygon Helios A9X review

Polygon is an Indonesian company that offers buyers a lot of value with its bikes. The company’s Helios A9X has a high-end build but just a mid-level price of $5,999. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom recently spent some time with the bike to judge how much performance the Helios A9X has to offer.

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Shimano XTR Di2 Groupset Review

I would argue that mountain bike technology is more advanced and progressive than what we typically see on road bikes. The many variations of disciplines, relaxed UCI technical rules, and perhaps a tendency for riders to let go of traditions make the mountain bike an open slate for innovation and experimentation. However, the first bit […]

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First-look review: PRO Toolbox

In this first-look review, mechanic/photographer Andy Rogers checks out the Toolbox made by PRO Bike Gear, Shimano’s in-house component and tool brand.

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Quarq ELSA RS power meter review

Quarq has been refining its crank-based power meters since 2006. The company’s latest road crank, ELSA RS, features a four-bolt spider specifically designed for Shimano chainrings. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at what the ELSA RS has to offer.

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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‚Äôs 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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