Product Reviews

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.


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.


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’s reputation for a beautiful bike that offers a classic ride. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom put the Colnago C60 to the test and wrote […]


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.


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.


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. […]


Test riding the new Trek Émonda

Earlier this week Trek revealed its new Émonda range, the result of several years spent trying to develop the lightest production race frame on the market. While a few riders from the Trek Factory Racing team were riding the Émonda at the recent Tour du Suisse, and the Criterium du Dauphine, it wasn’t until Tuesday […]


CTech June Product Picks

It’s time again to round up all the new and interesting products that have arrived at the CyclingTips office, and bundle them all together in our CTech Product Picks. In this bumper edition we’ve got all manner of cycling-related goodies for you to check out, including lights, clothing, electrolyte drinks, books, bags, saddles and a […]


Thule RoundTrip Pro Softshell Bike Bag review

Every now and again a product comes along that’s so simple, so obvious and so clever that it makes me think “why didn’t I think of that?” The Thule RoundTrip Pro bike case is one of those products and I was happy to get my hands on one to look into further.


Garmin Edge 1000 GPS review

The Edge 1000 is Garmin’s latest GPS-enabled cycling computer and the highest-specced unit in the Edge range which features the existing Edge 510 and Edge 810. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef spent a few weeks with the Edge 1000 and wrote the following review.