Tech Features

Garmin Edge 520 review

The most recent addition to Garmin’s range of GPS cycling computers is the Edge 520. Following on from the bulky Edge 1000, the 520 is the latest addition to the 5xx line, joining the seemingly ubiquitous Edge 500 and the more modern Edge 510. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef spent some time testing the Edge […]


Eecycleworks eebrakes review

Eecycleworks introduced the eebrake to the world in 2008 and the company has been steadily refining it ever since. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom assesses its performance against calipers from industry leaders such as Shimano and Campagnolo. Craig and Bruce Edwards established eecycleworks in the US in 2007, and while Bruce subsequently stepped […]


Will the front derailleur become obsolete on road bikes? A review on SRAM’s 1x

Road riders have been using double chainring cranks for decades but there is growing interest in 1×11 transmissions. SRAM is the first manufacturer to develop a 1×11 transmission for road use, and in this report, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the promise of the new system. The front derailleur was a […]


Wheelworks Maker wheelset review

Wheelworks has been building custom wheelsets for the last nine years and the company recently harnessed all of that experience to design its own carbon road rim. The Wheelworks Maker is intended to fill a gap in the carbon rim market — it’s a performance-oriented rim meant for everyday riding. In this review, CTech editor […]


Giant TCR Advanced Pro 0 Review

The TCR Advanced has served in Giant’s road catalogue for over 10 years. However, the design of the frameset has been overhauled for 2016 with the goal of improving its stiffness to weight ratio. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom spent a few weeks riding the new TCR Advanced Pro 0 to learn what the new design […]


Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 SL review

The Aeroad CF SLX is Canyon’s take on an aerodynamic road bike that was overhauled last year. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at this model that sits near the top of Canyon’s aero road bike collection. By any measure, Canyon is a success story. The company literally started with […]


Road bikes heading towards using through-axles, but why?

The recent introduction of road disc bikes is ushering in a variety of new technologies and “standards” that buyers must come to terms with. One of the more controversial refinements involves through-axle systems that complicate wheel changes and make things like fork-mounted roof racks and workstands obsolete. In this article, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom examines […]


First-look review: Shimano RP9 road shoes

New to Shimano’s road shoe range for 2015 is the premium RP9, designed to “bridge the gap between competitive level performance and new road cyclists”. Sitting just below the ‘performance’ R321 shoe, which we reviewed earlier in the year, the RP9 retains a number of features from the flagship model, the key being the heat-moldable […]


First-look review: Admontem All Rounder Jersey and Knicks

Admontem is a small, Sydney-based online apparel brand that was launched with the idea that “premium handcrafted cycling kit should exist at honest prices”. The team claims to have a strong background in textile R&D and garment development — a background which has set them up to “produce simple, high quality, and functional products” that […]


Peter Sagan’s world championship-themed Specialized Tarmac

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CT) – In years past we’ve often had to wait until the new year to get a glimpse of what the UCI road race world champion will be stretching his legs on throughout his season in the rainbow stripes. But this year we are being treated to seeing the new […]