product reviews

Specialized Diverge review

I love getting out and testing new bikes but many fall short of getting me truly excited. I’m often left wondering what I’m going to write in a review that’s different from every other review I’ve written. From the moment I threw my leg over the Specialized Diverge, I knew I was not going to […]


First-look review: FullCarbon Ivan Basso AB watch

The FullCarbon Ivan Basso AB watch is the product of a collaboration between Italian watchmaker Federico Massacesi and Cannondale professional racer Ivan Basso. One of three watches in the Ivan Basso range, the AB (full model number IB0101-AB) features a Nubeck leather strap and a carbon-composite case and bezel. The screen is made of Sapphire […]


Pioneer Gen-2 Powermeter Review

Pioneer isn’t a company you think of when talking powermeters. However, inside the US division of the company are a number of cycling enthusiasts and when they began tinkering with the idea, they realised that they had all of the technology in-house to be able to create a powermeter with all the best features that […]


Shimano Sport Camera review

Back in February Shimano announced the release of its CM-1000 Sport Camera, signalling a challenge to market leader GoPro and other contenders like Garmin. Since then the Sports Camera has made waves, thanks largely to its use in the pro peloton during races such as the Tour de Suisse and now the Tour de France. […]


Thule RoundTrip Pro Softshell Bike Bag review

Every now and again a product comes along that’s so simple, so obvious and so clever that it makes me think “why didn’t I think of that?” The Thule RoundTrip Pro bike case is one of those products and I was happy to get my hands on one to look into further.


The New Specialized Tarmac review

This month Specialized announced the newly designed Tarmac which continues the evolution of their successful Tarmac SL4. But calling it the SL5 would imply that it’s just a lighter, stiffer, faster step-up from the previous model. However, the intent was much more ambitious than that …


Magellan Cyclo 505HC review

It’s fair to say that Garmin has become the dominant force in the cyclo-computer market in recent years with their range of GPS-enabled Edge units. But with the Cyclo 505HC, Magellan is hoping to challenge the top dog and provide riders with a viable (if not preferable) alternative. CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom put the Magellan […]


Scott Foil Team Issue Review

It has been nearly two years since we first reviewed Scott’s Foil. On that occasion, we only had one day to ride the bike before it had to leave town, but on this occasion, we were able to hold on to the bike for much longer. In this review CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom puts the […]


CTech April Product Picks

In the April edition of CTech Product Picks we feature nine cool products which you may not have seen before. As ever, if you’ve used any of the products featured and have some constructive feedback, please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.


Cliiiimb Pro review

The trend towards wearable devices is set to change many aspects of our day-to-day life, and it would seem cycling is no different. One device that has attracted media attention in recent months is the Cliiiimb Pro, a sunglasses-mounted audio/visual system that claims to help you improve your personal best times (and beat your friends) […]