Matt Wikstrom

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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Inside small wheel brands

Starting up a small wheel brand appears to be a simple matter for any entrepreneur. After all, there are plenty of manufacturers offering cheap wheels and wheel parts online that can sourced by virtually anyone. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom recently interviewed a few small wheel brands to get some insight.

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Power2Max Type S Powermeter review

The Type S is the second iteration for Power2Max’s crank-based power meter design. The new design offers greater compatibility and weighs a little less, plus it has been incorporated into a carbon Campagnolo crankset.

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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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How do disc brakes change the design of road bike wheels?

Now that hydraulic disc brakes are available for road bikes and manufacturers are embracing the new format, what will happen to road wheels? In this article, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom considers the effect disc brakes will have (and are having on) wheel design, while considering a prototype disc-specific carbon wheelset built by Wheelworks.

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Mixing groupsets: what works together and what doesn’t

With three major groupset manufacturers, transmissions of anywhere from seven- to 11-speed, and an excess of aftermarket cranksets and wheels on the market, consumers will inevitably suffer from a clash of component compatibilities, particularly when upgrading. In this post CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at the known incompatibilities between groupsets from different brands […]

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Soul S4.0 wheelset review

Based in Singapore, Soul is a rider-owned company that concentrates on affordable race-worthy frames and wheelsets. The company offers both alloy and carbon wheelsets with rim profiles ranging 22-62mm. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at Soul’s S4.0 wheelset that is built with 40mm alloys rims.

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Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL review

Canyon began by trading out of a trailer but the company now serves the world market with customer-direct sales from its headquarters in Koblenz, Germany. Canyon also sponsors the Movistar and Katusha WorldTour teams. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom rides the Ultimate CF SLX that sits at the top of the company’s road […]

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