Product Reviews

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bont Vaypor S shoe review

The Vaypor S is Bont’s new flagship racing shoe and one that continues with the company’s distinctive fit while incorporating Boa’s new IP1 reels. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom investigates the philosophy behind Bont’s shoe design as he considers the performance of the Vaypor S. Bont is an Australian company created in 1975 […]

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Oakley Jawbreaker review

Approximately every four years Oakley shakes up the eyewear market with a new product which sets the benchmark amongst the pro peloton and amateurs alike. Ever since they gave a suitcase full of Factory Pilots to Phil Anderson and Greg LeMond to distribute amongst the peloton at the ’84 Dauphine, they’ve been the most popular […]

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Lapierre Aircode 700 review

Lapierre has a proud French heritage that spans three generations and almost 70 years. The Aircode is the company’s first aerodynamic race bike that was developed in collaboration with team FDJ.fr. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the new bike in this review. Gaston Lapierre founded his namesake business in 1946 with […]

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