Matt Wikstrom

Cannondale Synapse HI MOD review

The Synapse is Cannondale’s endurance-oriented road bike that has been in the company’s catalogue since 2006. The frameset was redesigned for 2014 and CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom recently spent some time on it to see what it has to offer. Cannondale started life as a “bike-packing” specialist in the early 1970s. The company’s first product […]

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Assos summer clothing review

Assos is one of cycling’s premium brands with an extensive catalogue of clothing for every season of the year. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom spent the last month of the Australian summer testing the performance of some of Assos’s warm weather clothing for this review. For those unfamiliar with Assos, it is a Swiss brand devoted […]

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First-look review: Scott RC ProTec bibshorts and jersey

Scott’s Racing Concept (RC) collection comprises a range of equipment specifically designed to meet the demands of competition. Scott recently added bibshorts and jerseys to this collection that utilise a new armour-like material that promises to reduce the risk of abrasion in the event of a crash. The new fabric is called ITD ProTec and […]

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Garmin Forerunner 920XT review

Garmin recently added a new model to its Forerunner range, updating and expanding on the capabilities of the 910XT to yield the 920XT. Purpose-built for triathletes, this device may also appeal to cyclists that want a portable GPS device. In this review, Matt Wikstrom and Jonathan Reece take a closer look at all of its […]

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How does stem length affect a bike’s steering and handling?

Today’s marketplace provides a wide variety of stem lengths and angles, allowing riders enormous flexibility for fine-tuning their reach to the handlebars. While comfort and an effective position trumps all other considerations, Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the influence of stem length on the steering and handling of a road bike. Almost since […]

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Zipp Firecrest 202 clincher disc wheelset review

Zipp’s 202 has evolved from a lightweight tubular wheelset to versatile carbon clincher. The company recently released a disc-equipped version of the 202 to appeal to performance-oriented riders that have migrated to road disc brakes. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom considers the impact of road discs on the performance of the Firecrest 202 […]

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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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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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