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Guides & Reviews

Bike Guides & Tips For All Riders

Welcome to the Tredz Guides and Reviews page. Here you’ll find our latest reviews of the best cycling products, helpful buyers guides and highlighted products. We review the latest bikes and accessories, handpick our favourites. There is a range of buyers guides to help you make the right choice.

Cannondale CAAD Optimo Review

Cannondale CAAD Optimo

The Cannondale CAAD Optimo reviewed here takes many benefits seen on the higher tier CAAD 13 and carries them into this entry-level race bike.

Read Review | 17th Sept 2019

Orbea Wild FS Review

Orbea Wild FS

With its long, low, slack geometry and progressive suspension kinematics, the Orbea Wild FS is built for proper mountain biking.

Read Review | 16th September 2019

Marin Headlands Review

Marin Headlands

The brand new Marin headlands is up for review, a carbon fibre gravel bike from MTB stalwarts Marin.

Read Review | 5th September 2019

Marin Pine Mountain

Marin Pine Mountain

Here we review the all-new Pine Mountain from Marin, a classic steel hardtail that packs modern trail riding ability in with a lot of versatility. This year sees two models in the range.

Read Review | 4th September 2019

Kona Process 153

Kona Process 153

The 2020 Kona Process 153 reviewed here is the latest evolution of a platform that has won applause from the MTB press for its grin-inducing ride characteristics and build kit.

Read Review | 3rd September 2019

Cannondale Trail NEO

Cannondale Trail NEO

Based on the very popular Trail hardtail, the Cannondale Trail Neo is an electric mountain bike that offers a great way to ride off-road with a less effort.

Read Review | 4th September 2019

Kona Remote 160 Review

Kona Remote 160

The Remote 160 we review here is Kona’s first enduro e bike. This new electric mountain bike is an evolution of the very popular Process platform.

Read Review | 2nd September 2019

Cannondale CAAD13 Review

Cannondale CAAD13

Taking their alloy frame building prowess to the next level the CAAD13 is Cannondales most advanced aluminium bike. True race machines these bikes have the same geometry as the Super Six EVO with a ride quality to rival carbon.

Read Review | 29th August 2019

Marin Rift Zone Review

Marin Rift Zone 

The new Marin Rift Zone is an excellent example of a short travel 29er. The entry level models are very affordable while still offering a capable component spec to go with the great frame geometry.

Read Review | 27th August 2019

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Review

Cannondale SuperSix Evo

Cannondale's SuperSix has long been part of the American brand's stable of fast road race bikes. This newest version of the venerable race bike gives a nod to aerodynamic tubing, claiming to be faster than ever.

Read Review | 9th August 2019

Cannondale Habit NEO

Cannondale Habit NEO

The Habit from Cannondale was one of the most fun bikes to ride this past year. It's part of the new breed of 29er trail bikes with modern geometry that keeps the fun alive.

Read Review | 20th July 2019

Marin Mount Vision

Marin Mount Vision

Building on the heritage of the Mount Vision, Marin take things to the next level with the Naild R3ACT 2 Play system.

Read Review | 17th July 2019

Merida EOne Forty Review

Merida EOne Forty  

If you want to take on challenging climbs and all-day adventures, the eOne Forty is a great choice.

Read Review | 29th July  2019

Merida EOne Sixty Review

Merida EOne Sixty

For tackling challenging trails and all-day epics, the eOne Sixty is a great choice, bolstering not only your power but also confidence and ride time.

Read Review | 25th July  2019

Specialized Turbo Creo

Specialized Turbo Creo

With its smooth and quiet delivery, the Turbo SL motor gives you just the right amount of power for an authentic ride experience.

Read Review | 16th July 2019

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Force eTap in the woods

Cannondale Topstone

The Cannondale Topstone is a versatile bike that feels at home on gravel tracks but won’t slow you down on the road. With its confident geometry and go anywhere attitude, this is a bike for riding everywhere.

Read Review | 20th June 2019

Cannondale Treadwell 2020 bike

Cannondale Treadwell 2020 

The brand-new Treadwell from Cannondale looks to be the perfect fun and fitness bike to rekindle your joy of cycling.

Read Review | 18th March 2019

Best Electric Road Bikes

Best Electric Road Bikes

Electric road bikes have come a long way since their first incarnations. We have been riding them lately from the ultra-powerful crank drive versions to the new breed of sleek, hub driven models now made. 

Read More  | 21st March 2019

Giant Road-E+ Review

Giant Road-E+ Review

An electrically assisted road bike, the Giant Road-E+ is designed to get you up to speed quickly. With a motor situated in the middle of the bike and a battery that sits along the downtube, it propels you up to speed faster than a regular bike, without hampering handling performance.

Read Review | 2nd April 2019

Best Alloy Mountain Bikes

Best Alloy Mountain Bikes

One of the questions you might be asking yourself before buying a new bike is what frame material should you go for. Over the years we have seen the price on carbon fibre frames come down to suit more riders, but the alloy v carbon discussion is still hotly debated.

Read More  | 1st March 2019

Suspension Forks Guide

Suspension Forks Guide

A new suspension fork is one of the most noticeable and worthy upgrades you can make to your mountain bike. A higher quality fork will be able to deal with more difficult terrain, remaining composed on the trail.

Read More  | 1st March 2019

Best Trail Mountain Bikes

Best Trail Mountain Bikes

Trail mountain bikes have come a long way since simply being a longer travel cross country bikes. Modern trail bikes can rival enduro bikes in ability over technically demanding terrain but retain the agility and all-day comfort that made them shine.

Read More  | 12th March 2019

Mountain Bike Wheels Guide

Mountain Bike Wheels Guide

MTB wheels are available in different diameters with different size hubs. While some bikes, like the Scott Genius are compatible with both 650b+ and 29” wheels, most bikes are designed to work with a specific wheel size.

Read More  | 30th January 2019

Reflective Clothing Guide

Rear Shocks Guide

For full suspension bikes, rear wheel travel. There are two types of shocks, Air shocks & Coil shocks. They are named by the type of spring used. The ride can be dramatically improved with an upgraded shock.

Read More  | 16th January 2019

Reflective Clothing Guide

Reflective Clothing Guide

Reflective cycling clothing is one of the best ways to be seen while you are riding on the road at night. While bike lights are an essential, nothing will make you stand out better on busy city streets at night.

Read More  | 8th January 2019

Long Finger Gloves Buying Guide

Long Finger Gloves Guide

Long finger cycling gloves come in many different styles and designs. For fast road cyclists, hard-hitting mountain bikers and daily commuters, finding the right glove for the conditions and your riding style is key.

Read More  | 30th November 2018

Giant Fathom E+ Review

Giant Fathom E+ Review

The new 2019 Giant Fathom-E+ is a hardtail E Mountain bike that takes the reliable and simple fun of a hardtail and pairs it to a powerful custom tuned motor from Yamaha. 

Read Review | 26th November 2018

Mountain Bike Shoe Guide

Mountain Bike Shoe Guide

Mountain bike shoes are built tough to stand up to the rigours of off-road riding. Soles are stiff for efficient pedalling but tend to have more flexibility than road cycling shoes.

Read More  | 28th November 2018

Long Sleeve Jersey Guide

Long Sleeve Jersey Guide

For those cooler rides a long sleeve jersey is what you need to stay comfortable on the bike. Some zippered road cycling jerseys have extra thermal properties for more warmth on those really cold days.

Read More  | 29th November 2018

Giant Trance E+ Pro Review

Giant Trance E+ Pro 

With the Trance E+ Pro Giant have at last broken in to the high-performance electric mountain bike market. We look at the four models in this Giant Trance E+ Pro review. You also get a pedal assist drive unit.

Read Review  | 7th November 2018

Giant Stance E+ Pro Review

Giant Stance E+ Pro 

The Stance E+ is the new entry level full suspension e bike that offers the same great value as its non-powered MTB cousin. In this Giant Stance E+ Review we take a detailed look at the both models. 

Read Review  | 9th November 2018

Orbea Gain Range Review

Orbea Gain

An electric bike that is designed to enhance your ride rather than dominate it, the Orbea Gain is for those who want the feel of a regular bike, with some extra pedalling assistance.

Read Review | 23rd October 2018

MTB rider in Baggy Shorts

MTB Shorts Guide

Baggy cycling shorts are ideal for all sorts of cycling from mountain bike riding to urban commuting. While cross-country mountain bikers prefer lycra, most MTB shorts are baggy and give you a more casual look.

Read More | 15th November 2018

Cyclist wearing a windproof cycling jacket

MTB Helmet Guide

A mountain bike helmet needs to protect your head, while being comfortable enough to wear all day long. Fit and venting are key, & we will look into this further below, helmets meet the min safety standard.  

Read More | 7th November 2018

Cyclist wearing a windproof cycling jacket

Road Helmet Guide

Wearing a road helmet while cycling is the best way to maximise your safety. All our road helmets meet minimum EU safety standard. What you pay for is reduced weight and enhanced safety features. 

Read More | 7th November 2018

Mudguard Guide

Mudguard Guide

Mudguards help keep you warm and dry in the wetter months while also protecting your bike from mud, grit and spray. For commuters they are essential, road cyclists will enjoy being dry & comfortable.

Read Review | 29th October 2018

Best Road Clipless Pedals

Best Road Clipless Pedals

Using road clipless pedals vastly improve the performance and efficiency of your road riding. Offering better support for improved efficiency, clipless road pedals feature a large cleat that is attached to your shoe. 

Read More | 30th September 2018

Merida One-Twenty Range Review

Merida One-Twenty

A trail bike to spend all day in the mountains. We review the Merida One-Twenty range, finding a mountain bike in its purest form, and made for you to just get out there and ride. 

Read Review | 22nd October 2018

Specialized Pitch hardtail mountain bike

Specialized Pitch

When adventure comes calling, the Specialized Pitch mountain bike promises an exciting and reliable ride to take on the trails with. The Pitch is designed for both new and experienced riders. 

Read Review | 22nd October 2018

Merida Big Trail

Merida Big Trail 

With the extra bump soaking ability of the high volume 2.8” tyres, the Big trail gives you a ride quality that is as close to a full suspension bike as you can get with a hardtail frame.

Read Review | 10th October 2018

Mondraker Crafty+ 2019 Review

Mondraker Crafty+ 2019 Review

The Mondraker Crafty Plus has evolved from its trail bike roots and is now a dedicated electric mountain bike for effortless all mountain riding. 

Read Review | 5th September 2018

Giant Reign 2019 range

Giant Reign 2019

The 2019 Reign does not disappoint. The bike now has better all-round ability than ever before, featuring SRAM eagle 12-speed groupsets on all but one model, and a lighter, stiffer Carbon fibre rocker.

Read Review | 19th Sep 2018

Clipless Road Pedals Guide

Clipless Road Pedals Guide

Considered essential for road riding and events. Offering better support for improved efficiency, clipless road pedals feature a larger SPD-SL style cleat that is attached to your shoe.

Read More | 18th September 2018

Flat Pedal Guide

Flat Pedal Guide

Also known as flat pedals, designed for MTB and BMX riding. Platform pedals offer great foot support. They come in different shapes and sizes some with a more concave shape to suit rider preference.

Read More | 18th September 2018