Tech Features

The Best of Eurobike: Show-stoppers

There’s an unfathomable amount of cycling-related gear and equipment on show at Eurobike, the world’s largest bike expo. With this year’s event now over, here are some of the bikes and other gear that really caught our eye.

The best of Eurobike: Helmets, Shoes and Sunglasses

Amongst all the bling at Eurobike, some of the most interesting new things to look at are the helmets, shoes and sunglasses. Here we give you a sample of what’s new, and what you might not have seen before …


The best of Eurobike: Gravel Grinders

Here at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany there are a dozen zeppelin hangers full of jaw-dropping bikes, wheels and accessories that it’s hard to know what to focus on. But one thing we noticed a trend with for many brands are the Gravel Grinders. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.


Will wireless shifting be a game-changer? SRAM introduces eTAP

For the past three years we’ve seen spy shots, speculated amongst ourselves, spotted fake cables, and seen it openly on the bikes of development teams and on WorldTour teams at the Tour de France. We’ve all keenly watched SRAM’s progression into the world of electronic shifting and there hasn’t yet been a dramatic raising of […]


First-look review: KindHuman leather gloves

KindHuman is a Canadian-based company established by Adam Abramowicz and Gavin Brauer. Based on a rider-direct sales model, the company offers complete bikes (road, CX, MTB, TT/Tri), framesets, men’s and women’s apparel and a variety of accessories via their online shop. All of KindHuman’s products are performance-oriented, which will appeal to racers, while pricing reflects […]


First-look review: GoodSport sports cream

GoodSport takes advantage of the natural medicinal properties of manuka oil to produce a simple anti-chafing cream. GoodSport is a family enterprise that began with a dairy farm. Located on the outskirts of Katikati on the North Island of New Zealand, the farm was acquired in 1950 by Tony Lett’s grandparents. The dairy was a […]

Pro-Lite Bortola A21W and Bracciano A42 wheelsets review

Amongst Pro-Lite’s considerable range of road wheelsets are the Bracciano A42 and Bortola A21W. While the two wheelsets share mid-range pricing, there are significant differences, the most obvious of which are the rim profiles. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom compares the performance of the two wheelsets. Pro-Lite is a Taiwanese company that, according […]


First-look review: Castelli Race Bags collection

Castelli’s Race Bags collection has been designed with cyclists in mind. All products in the range feature the company’s striking black and red livery and most have cyclist-specific features. We were sent a Rolling Travel Bag, Rolling Travel Bag XL, Gear Backpack, Gear Dufflebag, an Undersaddle Mini and an Undersaddle XL to check out. Rolling […]


Recon Jet heads-up display review

Recon Jet is a sunglasses-mounted heads-up display that can provide cyclists and other athletes with real-time information about their activity. We first learned about the Recon Jet back in late 2013 when we spoke with Tom Fowler at Recon Instruments about the company’s soon-to-be launched Jet. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef has since spent some […]


Trek Émonda comparison review: SL6 versus SLR6

In developing the Émonda, Trek devoted considerable resources to designing a lightweight race bike and trumped the industry with a 690g frame. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a close look at the new bike and assesses the influence of different grades of carbon fibre by comparing the mid-level Émonda SL6 with the upper-level SLR6. Trek […]