Product Reviews

Campagnolo Super Record RS groupset review

Campagnolo recently refined its Super Record groupset. The company made a variety of modifications to the drivetrain that included an overhaul of the chainrings and front derailleur. The result is the RS edition that will be produced in limited numbers with exclusive badging. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at how […]

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Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL review

Canyon began by trading out of a trailer but the company now serves the world market with customer-direct sales from its headquarters in Koblenz, Germany. Canyon also sponsors the Movistar and Katusha WorldTour teams. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom rides the Ultimate CF SLX that sits at the top of the company’s road […]

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Essor USA Pace 32 wheelset review

Essor USA is a new brand created by the guys behind State Bicycle Co. and VeloVie. Essor’s goal is to offer high quality carbon wheelsets at the lowest possible price. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom spends some time on Essor’s Pace wheelset, a 32mm carbon clincher that retails for US$1,299 (AUD$1,390).

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Pioneer Gen-2 Powermeter Review

Pioneer isn’t a company you think of when talking powermeters. However, inside the US division of the company are a number of cycling enthusiasts and when they began tinkering with the idea, they realised that they had all of the technology in-house to be able to create a powermeter with all the best features that […]

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DHB winter clothing review

DHB is Wiggle’s in-house clothing brand. While it might not command the same brand appeal and reputation as, say, Castelli or Assos, we wanted to see how dhb’s winter gear stacked up and whether it’s time for a rethink when it comes to perceptions of the brand.

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Rubber side down: the function of road tyre tread patterns

Our intuition tells us that tyres with a patterned tread are less likely to be slippery in wet conditions, but is that really the case? In this article, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom looks at the factors that influence the grip of road tyres.

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Colnago C60 review

Colnago is celebrating its 60th anniversary with an update to the company’s flagship frameset. The C60 replaces the C59 with a revised tubeset and a few other refinements. The result continues Colnago‚Äôs reputation for a beautiful bike that offers a classic ride. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom put the Colnago C60 to the test and wrote […]

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Scott Contessa Solace 15 review

The Scott Solace exists in both women’s and men’s models. It’s a model designed to be fast, with comfort elements, allowing the infrequent weekend rider to progress into the occasional weekday morning, and even through to riding every morning. CyclingTips’ Caz Whitehead put the Scott Contessa Solace through its paces and wrote this review.

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Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 wheelset review

Campagnolo’s Bora wheelset is well known as a high-end (and high-priced) racing wheelset. Where once there was a single 50mm profile on offer, now there are now three to choose from (35, 50, and 80mm). In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom rides and reviews the Ultra 35mm version.

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Shimano Sport Camera review

Back in February Shimano announced the release of its CM-1000 Sport Camera, signalling a challenge to market leader GoPro and other contenders like Garmin. Since then the Sports Camera has made waves, thanks largely to its use in the pro peloton during races such as the Tour de Suisse and now the Tour de France. […]

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