Product Reviews

Polygon Helios A9X review

Polygon is an Indonesian company that offers buyers a lot of value with its bikes. The company’s Helios A9X has a high-end build but just a mid-level price of $5,999. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom recently spent some time with the bike to judge how much performance the Helios A9X has to offer.

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Shimano XTR Di2 Groupset Review

I would argue that mountain bike technology is more advanced and progressive than what we typically see on road bikes. The many variations of disciplines, relaxed UCI technical rules, and perhaps a tendency for riders to let go of traditions make the mountain bike an open slate for innovation and experimentation. However, the first bit […]

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First-look review: PRO Toolbox

In this first-look review, mechanic/photographer Andy Rogers checks out the Toolbox made by PRO Bike Gear, Shimano’s in-house component and tool brand.

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Quarq ELSA RS power meter review

Quarq has been refining its crank-based power meters since 2006. The company’s latest road crank, ELSA RS, features a four-bolt spider specifically designed for Shimano chainrings. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at what the ELSA RS has to offer.

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First-look review: SH+ Sunglasses

SH+ is an Italian company that is devoted to ski and cycling helmets, goggles, gloves and eyewear. There are nearly a dozen models in the company‚Äôs eyewear catalogue and all feature bold styling and bright colours. For cyclists, there is the RG-4600 with a single wrap-around lens, the half-framed RG-4720, and the full-framed RG-4700. All […]

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Elements of Style: a selection of reviews

It’s been a little over a month since we released Elements of Style, a collaborative video project with our good friends at The Sufferfest. As most of you know CyclingTips began by simply posting one ‘tip’ per day, and now we get to go back to our roots by not only giving some tips again, […]

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Pro Cycling Manager 2014 review

Pro Cycling Manager 2014 is the latest instalment in Cyanide Studios’ in-depth cycling simulator. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef took the game for a spin to see what Pro Cycling Manager 2014 has to offer and what has changed from last year’s edition.

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Specialized Diverge review

I love getting out and testing new bikes but many fall short of getting me truly excited. I’m often left wondering what I’m going to write in a review that’s different from every other review I’ve written. From the moment I threw my leg over the Specialized Diverge, I knew I was not going to […]

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CTech October Product Picks

In the latest edition of CTech Product Picks we pull together a whole bunch of goodies that have arrived at CyclingTips HQ in the past month or so, giving you our initial impressions. As ever, if you’ve used any of the products featured here, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Shimano R785 Road Hydraulic Disc Brakes review

Shimano unveiled its first road hydraulic disc brake ensemble late last year with levers designed for Di2 transmissions. In this review CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at the installation of the brakes and their mid-term performance.

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