Matt Wikstrom

Eecycleworks eebrakes review

Eecycleworks introduced the eebrake to the world in 2008 and the company has been steadily refining it ever since. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom assesses its performance against calipers from industry leaders such as Shimano and Campagnolo. Craig and Bruce Edwards established eecycleworks in the US in 2007, and while Bruce subsequently stepped […]


Will the front derailleur become obsolete on road bikes? A review on SRAM’s 1x

Road riders have been using double chainring cranks for decades but there is growing interest in 1×11 transmissions. SRAM is the first manufacturer to develop a 1×11 transmission for road use, and in this report, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the promise of the new system. The front derailleur was a […]


Wheelworks Maker wheelset review

Wheelworks has been building custom wheelsets for the last nine years and the company recently harnessed all of that experience to design its own carbon road rim. The Wheelworks Maker is intended to fill a gap in the carbon rim market — it’s a performance-oriented rim meant for everyday riding. In this review, CTech editor […]


Giant TCR Advanced Pro 0 Review

The TCR Advanced has served in Giant’s road catalogue for over 10 years. However, the design of the frameset has been overhauled for 2016 with the goal of improving its stiffness to weight ratio. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom spent a few weeks riding the new TCR Advanced Pro 0 to learn what the new design […]


Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 SL review

The Aeroad CF SLX is Canyon’s take on an aerodynamic road bike that was overhauled last year. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at this model that sits near the top of Canyon’s aero road bike collection. By any measure, Canyon is a success story. The company literally started with […]


Sportful 2015 spring/summer clothing review

Sportful began with a bright orange ski-suit in 1972 and has grown to produce a wide range of apparel for a variety of outdoor activities. The company has been making cycling apparel since 1985 and in this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at a few garments from their 2015 spring/summer collection. The […]


First-look review: Morvelo Nth Series jersey and bibshorts

For those unfamiliar with Morvelo’s story, the company was started by a couple of graphic designers in 2009. Morvelo expounds a simple motto, “ride everything”, which is most evident in its collection of films including the recent Doorstep Epic adventures that tap into the essence of bike riding. Morvelo’s catalogue comprises a wide range of […]

First-look review: Black Sheep Limited kit

Black Sheep is an Australian company based on the Gold Coast in Queensland. While the name owes its inspiration to a number of post-ride coffees, the company draws on its passion for cycling and experience in garment development to motivate and inform its clothing designs. Part of Black Sheep’s manifesto proclaims: “No longer should there […]


Black Inc Black Fifty C wheelset review

Black Inc is a relatively new carbon wheel manufacturer that has the backing and support of some ex-professional riders, including Baden Cooke and David Millar. There are three basic models in Black Inc’s current catalogue, and in this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom tests one of them, called the Black Fifty. Despite its short history, […]


9 things I’ve learnt as a bike reviewer

Four years ago we hired Matt Wikstrom as our CTech Editor. I felt it was important for our credibility and trust to make sure our commercial relationships were strictly separated from our product reviews so they remained unbiased. While many still remain skeptical of product reviews in general, I’m proud of the job Matt has […]