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Review: Velocio men’s kit

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Review and detail photos: Iain Treloar. All other photography: Hormuzd Khodaiji.  Cycling clothing is a competitive space. It seems like a new social-media driven brand pops up every other week, usually with either obnoxious colour palates or sepia photography and gurning models. Most of the time, these brands have little to do with the development
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Coros Frontier helmet review

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Paul Walker puts a more intelligent bike helmet to the test.  Bike gear is getting smarter, and perhaps the most obvious demonstration of this is ‘wearable tech’ – products which integrate tracking and analytics into everyday items. Smartwatches are so last year – now we’ve got smart helmets. This offering from Coros integrates all manner
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Ebikes 2017

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A few shops around Australia claim to offer the biggest range of electric bikes, but there’s now much more of a range than any one shop can offer. Simon Vincett surveys the current market.   Though road cycling is the Formula One of the cycling world with its glamorous image, the fastest growing sector of
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Ride On’s 2016 Christmas Gift Guide

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Not sure what to get that special bike rider in your life? We’re here to help! From books to bells to bib shorts, and everything in between, here’s Ride On‘s guide to the festive season by bike: Ortlieb bikepacking range Bikepacking is the new cycle touring, except it’s lightweight and fast. Now it’s all-weather as
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Ritchey Road Logic frameset review

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Iain Treloar reports on a modern classic.  There are few bike manufacturers with the heritage or cred of Ritchey, a brand whose products are still developed and tested by one of the inventors of mountain biking – and a tech legend of the industry – Tom Ritchey. There’s a decent diversity to what Ritchey create,
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Review: Proviz Switch Jacket

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Extremely visible, but a bit hot and heavy. Review by Peter Foot The first thing I noticed about the jacket is how insanely reflective it is. Even in daylight it shimmers like Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, and at night it lights you up like a Christmas decoration, reflecting even the dim ambient glow from street
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Review: Fabric Cageless Drink Bottle

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Clever thinking, but frustrating in practicality. Review by Iain Treloar As a standalone entity, Fabric hasn’t been around for long. But trace their lineage back, and you’ll discover they’re an off-shoot of well-loved British bike brand Charge. This is a design team that has done some innovative things – we’re talking stuff like 3D printed titanium
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Review: Reid Vantage Comp Carbon Race 1.0

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Stu Moysey tries this carbon racer targeted at the budget savvy roadie who doesn’t want to compromise on performance.  Reid Cycles have undergone something of a renaissance over the past year, slowly shedding their perception as a budget brand with the release of well-received mountain- and road-bikes. Their road bikes have always been sharply priced, to
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Review: J.Guillem Orient

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Iain Treloar finds perfection in the imperfection of this titanium road bike. Some bikes are coldly logical perfection, a flawless frame married to a faultless spec. On these bikes, you don’t have to work to appreciate them – they lay their cards on the table and communicate their intentions clearly, leaving you in no doubt
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Review: Reid Vice 3.0

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Euan Pennington puts a budget-friendly fun machine to the test. Plus bikes are the latest in off-road cycling developments, offering wider rims and bigger tyres than a standard mountain bike. Simplistically, they aim for the grip and capability of a fatbike (minus some of its handling quirks), coupled with the handling and agility of a
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