Product Reviews

First-look review: Happy Socks Athletic Collection

“Happy Socks was created with one vision in mind; turn a pair of socks – an everyday accessory – into a designed colourful item that also spreads happiness.” So reads the Happy Socks website. Happy Socks’ Athletic Collection offer solid construction with light compression, arch support and a cushioned sole bringing comfort and performance no […]

First-look review: Search and State S1-A jersey and S1-S bibshorts

Search and State produces all of its clothing entirely within the garment district of New York City. The result is simple, well-tailored apparel. Mention the garment district of New York City and images of rolling racks of clothing come to mind. Less than one square mile, the district enjoyed an enormous boom at the turn […]

Moots Vamoots CR review

Moots have been making titanium frame since 1991 and they’re widely recognised as masters of the demanding metal. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom rides the Vamoots CR, a road frameset designed to provide enthusiasts with a large measure of race performance without compromising its versatility. Moots began life in 1981 and has always […]


Tour de France tech: TT bikes, helmets and more

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – With the eyes of the cycling world on the Tour de France it’s a prime time for manufacturers to let fans know that they have new products for them to buy. This year’s stage 1 ITT in Utrecht saw more tech goodies on show than in previous years. In fact […]


First-look review: 2016 Trek Madone

In the build-up to this year’s Tour de France we see yet another bike launch from one of the big players of the industry. This time it’s Trek with the launch of the company’s 2016 edition, 9 Series Madone. CyclingTips’ Dave Everett was in The Netherlands for the launch and wrote this about his first […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]