Tech Features

Giant TCX Advanced Pro 0 review

Giant’s TCX cyclocross range includes five models, from the entry-level SLR 2 (RRP $1,900) up to the Advanced Pro 0 ($6,699). Over the past few months CyclingTips founder and publisher Wade Wallace has been putting the Giant TCX Advanced Pro 0 through its paces. He wrote the following review. The TCX Advanced Pro 0 is […]


Polar V650 GPS cycle computer review

Polar is well known for wireless heartrate measurement and the company has also been involved in the cycle computer market since the early ‘90s. Now Polar is embracing GPS with the release of the V650, a cycle computer that uses Bluetooth Smart for data collection. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom looks at what […]


Bont Vaypor S shoe review

The Vaypor S is Bont’s new flagship racing shoe and one that continues with the company’s distinctive fit while incorporating Boa’s new IP1 reels. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom investigates the philosophy behind Bont’s shoe design as he considers the performance of the Vaypor S. Bont is an Australian company created in 1975 […]


Giro d’Italia tech: unbranded wheels, paint jobs and more

It’s at the Tour de France that you’ll spot the most new kit and equipment, but spend a bit of time digging around at the Giro d’Italia and you’ll spot a few little gems as well. These include custom paint jobs, kit that’s being tested by riders ahead of a launch at the Tour, and […]


Oakley Jawbreaker review

Approximately every four years Oakley shakes up the eyewear market with a new product which sets the benchmark amongst the pro peloton and amateurs alike. Ever since they gave a suitcase full of Factory Pilots to Phil Anderson and Greg LeMond to distribute amongst the peloton at the ’84 Dauphine, they’ve been the most popular […]


Lapierre Aircode 700 review

Lapierre has a proud French heritage that spans three generations and almost 70 years. The Aircode is the company’s first aerodynamic race bike that was developed in collaboration with team CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the new bike in this review. Gaston Lapierre founded his namesake business in 1946 with […]


The rise of Morgan Blue: the WorldTour’s favourite cleaning product brand

There are a multitude of brands that make up the fabric of the cycling industry. We’re all familiar with the big-name manufacturers, particularly those that make bikes and components, but there are many, smaller brands working just as hard to have an impact in a crowded market. One such company is Morgan Blue, a manufacturer […]


First-look review: Scott Premium road shoes

There are eight models in Scott’s road shoe range that differ in weight, materials and the kind of fit they offer. The Premium road shoe sits at the top of the range and is purpose-built for racing. As a high performance shoe, the Premium offers everything that you’d expect from a stiff carbon sole, light […]


A tour of the Lotto Soudal service course

Over the past few years CyclingTips has been lucky enough to visit the service courses of some of the biggest teams in the world: Sky, Orica-GreenEdge and Trek Factory Racing. During a recent visit to Belgium for the Spring Classics, CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett went along to check out the headquarters of a quintessentially […]


First-look review: BBB ControlShield winter jacket and Legshield bib tights

The weather is starting to cool down in the southern hemisphere so it is a good time to make sure the winter wardrobe is well stocked for the months ahead. In this first-look review, Matt Wikstrom tests out a softshell jacket and winter tights made by BBB. I’ve found that stocking the wardrobe for winter […]