How does stem length affect a bike’s steering and handling?
March 30, 2015
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 […]
Zipp Firecrest 202 clincher disc wheelset review
March 23, 2015
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 […]
Curve 38mm carbon clincher review
March 17, 2015
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 […]
First-look review: Fizik R3B shoes
March 17, 2015
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 […]
Scott Addict 20 and Team Issue review
March 11, 2015
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.
DHB summer clothing review
March 3, 2015
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.