Product Reviews

Specialized FLUX lights review

The Australian summer has faded and the early mornings have become progressively darker. It’s that time again to either make sure your lights are charged and up to scratch, or if it’s been a couple years perhaps start looking a new set. With significant effort and investment, Specialized are becoming known for their soft goods […]

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Curve 38mm carbon clincher review

Curve is a small wheel brand that is based in Melbourne, Australia. The company started as a collaboration between a couple of riding mates and offers a range of high performance wheelsets for road, off-road, and cyclocross riders. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at Curve’s 38mm carbon clincher wheelset. Curve […]

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First-look review: Fizik R3B shoes

In this first-look review, Matt Wikstrom checks out Fizik’s newest shoe design that features Boa’s latest reel and cable system. Fizik is well known for its saddles, however the company has been offering shoes in its catalogue since 2011. There are three models in the road range—R1, R3, and R5—where R1 is the most expensive […]

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Scott Addict 20 and Team Issue review

After a short hiatus, the Addict returned to Scott’s road range in 2014. The frameset was re-designed to offer more compliance than the original Addict while continuing as a lightweight chassis. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom rides the 2015 Addict and compares the mid-priced Addict 20 with the high-end Team Issue bike.

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Specialized Power saddle review

Today Specialized announced the release of its new Power Saddle, a hybrid of many of the company’s existing designs that aims to ensure rider comfort while in an aero position. CyclingTips’ Wade Wallace has been testing one for a month now and had the following first impressions. Specialized designed the Power for the purpose of […]

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DHB summer clothing review

dhb offers a wide range of clothing for road cyclists to suit different performance needs. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at jerseys and bibshorts from dhb’s Goldline and ASV performance-oriented collections that are designed for spring and summer conditions.

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Craddock custom frameset review

Richard Craddock is a custom carbon framebuilder based in the UK. His approach to his craft is exacting and fastidious, built on many years of riding and working in the bicycle industry. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom looks at what Craddock Cycles has to offer buyers looking for a custom carbon frameset.

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Cranktip pedals first look

Cranktip pedals were invented to improve pedalling efficiency. The design places the pedal platform well in front of, and below, that of a traditional design. As a result, Cranktip pedals offer more leverage on the downstroke and a shorter upstroke. In this review, Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the new design and tests […]

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BH Ultralight EVO review

When BH released the Ultralight a few years ago, it sparked a fresh round of efforts by major manufacturers to build the world’s lightest road frame. In 2015 BH refined the Ultralight to yield the Ultralight EVO that weighs in around 700g to ensure that it is still considered one of the world’s lightest road […]

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Shimano R321 and R171 shoe review

Shimano is best known for its groupsets and wheels but you’d be mistaken to think of the company’s extensive line of soft-goods as an after-thought. With the success of Shimano’s R320 road shoe, the company has given its flagship shoes a facelift and has launched a new top-end model, the R321, along with a more […]

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