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Boardman SLR 9.4 Disc

Taking top honours in the Cycling Plus and Bike Radar Bike of the Year contest, the Boardman SLR 9.4 Disc is an accomplished road bike that performs well at every level.

Read Review | 12th May 2021

Specialized Aethos

Specialized Aethos

By not focusing on racing the Specialized Aethos breaks some of the unwritten rules of the road but delivers that pure riding experience that every cyclist dreams of.

Read Review | 8th October 2020

Orbea Avant

Orbea Avant

Conquer Any Road. With its fatigue reducing geometry and energy efficient design the new Avant is perfect for any rider who is learning to love cycling.

Read Review | 30th July 2020

Specialized Tarmac 2019 range

Specialized Tarmac 2021

The Fastest Ever Tarmac. The all-new SL7 frame features advanced tube profiles to make it more rapid than ever. All models are full carbon, use disc brakes and retain that classic Tarmac feel.

Read Review | 29th July 2020

Giant Defy Advanced road bike

Orbea Orca 2021

With race and endurance configurations sharing the same lightweight frame, the Orca could be that one bike for every road ride. Orca is the choice of stylish riders who demand the lightest bike with the best combination of technologies and flexible ergonomics.

Read Review | 22nd July 2020

Giant Defy Advanced road bike

Boardman SLR 8.9 2021

Offering the perfect platform for all-round road riding the SLR 8.9 combines speed and efficiency with a smooth rolling ride. Featuring a new frame, fork and groupset this versatile bike delivers impressive performance on the road.

Read Review | 15th July 2020

Giant Defy Advanced road bike

Giant Defy Advanced

The Giant Defy Advanced combines a smooth ride and comfortable riding position with immediate power transfer. The Defy Advanced is built to take on the likes of the Paris-Roubaix classic road race, with its rough cobbled sections, so makes a fine bike for uneven and difficult roads.

Read Review | 4th November 2019

Merida Scultura Range Review

Merida Scultura

Offering the speed and handling you would expect from a World Tour road race machine, the Merida Scultura is a bike for those who like to ride fast as they rack up the miles.

Read Review | 3rd Jan 2019

Giant TCR Advanced Range Review

Giant TCR Advanced 

The Giant TCR Advanced is a thoroughly modern, yet classic road race bike that combines raw speed with impeccable handling characteristics. Each model in the range features a carbon composite frame that offers impressive levels of lateral stiffness.

Read Review | 8th November 2019

Giant Contend 2017 road bike

Giant Contend 

The Contend is Giant’s entry-level road bike that combines great performance with incredible value for money. Designed for all-round riding, the Giant Contend we review here combines the comfortable riding position of an endurance bike with the nimble handling of a road racer.

Read Review | 25th October 2019

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.

Cannondale has a long history of crafting high-quality aluminium race bikes. The Optimo offers a budget-friendly route into this world of race bikes.

Read Review | 17th Sept 2019

Specialized Roubaix

Specialized Roubaix

Named after the gruelling Paris-Roubaix road race the Specialized Roubaix is designed to offer a smooth, fast and efficient ride over any road surface, including the very roughest.

Read Review | 24th April 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

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 SystemSix Dura-Ace

Cannondale System Six

The SystemSix is Cannondale’s brand-new aero road bike that is built for speed in real world cycling conditions.

Read Review | 2nd April 2019

Merida Reacto Range Review

Merida Reacto 

Faster, lighter and comfier, the Merida Reacto range of bikes that we review here has been completely redesigned for 2018.

Read Review | 3rd January 2019

Giant Propel Advanced 2017 Review

Giant Propel Advanced

Refined over the years, Giant’s Propel range of aero road bikes stands as some of the best and fastest bikes around. Used by professional road racers and even triathlon competitors, the Giant Propel is a versatile and capable bike that craves speed.

Read Review | 2nd Jan 2019

Cannondale Synapse Carbon range

Cannondale Synapse Alloy 

A true endurance racer in spirit and ability. We review the Cannondale Synapse Alloy range, comfortable and efficient road bikes to help you clock up the miles.

Read Review | 24th December 2018

Cannondale Synapse Carbon range

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 

Cannondale’s latest carbon endurance road bike, the Synapse Carbon, features a whole new frame for 2018. The Synapse has a sportive focus, with a taller handlebar height and more relaxed geometry.

Read Review | 17th December 2018

Cannondale CAAD12 road bike

Cannondale CAAD12

With its race geometry and disc brake options the CAAD12 is ideal for winter training, as well as racing and rapid weekend cycling. The most advanced aluminium bike Cannondale has ever made.

Read Review | 17th December 2018

Specialized Allez road bike

Specialized Allez

Showcasing the capabilities of alloy framed road bikes the Allez range includes capable all-rounders and ultra-stiff race rockets. The Specialized Allez is the go to road race bike for new and experienced riders

Read Review | 30th November 2018

Cube Attain Range Review 2017

Cube Attain 

Combining comfort and efficiency with a racing spirit, the Cube Attain is ideal for all sorts of road riding; from long distance adventures and Sportives, to the daily commute and after-work blasts with your buddies.

Read Review | 26th November 2018

Felt AR Range Review 2017

Felt AR 

Developed in the wind tunnel and race tested at the very highest level, the Felt AR is stiff where it needs to be for efficient power transfer and predictable handling characteristics.

Read Review | 5th May 2017