Tech Features

First-look review: the 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL

This week Giant introduced the refinements made to their new 2016 TCR Advanced model lineup, as well as their newly designed SLR WheelSystems and performance saddle offering. A group of journalists were fortunate enough to spend two days riding Giant’s new models up and down the demanding roads of Mallorca to familiarise themselves with the […]


First-look review: 2016 Scott Foil

With the Tour de France just around the corner, many of the major bike manufacturers are in the process of releasing their latest and greatest road bikes. Scott is the latest to join the party, today revealing an all new design for its second-generation Foil. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef was in Salzburg, Austria for […]


First-look review: Specialized Venge ViAS

By now many of you will have already seen Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan riding Specialized’s new Venge ViAS at the Tour de Suisse. It’s perhaps the most radical departure from conventional bike design that we’ve seen in years and it’s sure to be polarising. After a claimed 1000 hours of testing, prototyping and refining the design in […]


Can the Specialized Venge ViAS really save 5 minutes over 40km?

I’m sometimes told that I’m a marketer’s worst nightmare and don’t buy into technical claims or emotional techniques. So when Specialized claimed that riding their Venge ViAS and other aero equipment would save 5 mintutes over 40 kilometres, first question was, “where are the asterisks?” The numbers might stack up in theory in the wind […]


SRAM RED 22 hydraulic groupset review

SRAM’s RED 22 hydraulic road groupset may have suffered a major hiccup after its initial release, but the company has rectified the issues that prompted the major recall and now RED 22 offers more braking choices than any other groupset on the market. In this review CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at RED […]


Assos autumn/spring clothing review

While readers in the northern hemisphere are enjoying the onset of warmer weather, riders in the southern hemisphere must contend with falling temperatures. In both instances, there is a need for versatile layers of clothing. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at some clothing from Assos that is designed to contend […]


Colnago V1-r disc review

Colnago and Ferrari have been collaborating for almost 30 years to develop and refine carbon road bikes. The V1-r is the latest iteration in this program, an aero road chassis that offers buyers a choice of rim or disc brakes. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the new disc-equipped […]


How to get more women’s racing on TV: the challenges and the opportunities

There’s little doubt women’s road cycling is on the upswing. Major new races have been added to the calendar in the past two years and when you speak to riders in the elite women’s peloton you hear over and over again that the standard of racing is improving rapidly. And while these improvements seem to […]


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 […]