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SIS 1 litre wide water bottle – review

For this years 100 mile TT I was worried about carrying enough water. I’m pretty thin and generally don’t feel the heat, but dehdyration can be very costly.  I was still hoping to get by without relying on a helper. This means trying to work out how to carry enough drink for four hours. Earlier […]

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Cycle Products of the Year

The good, the bad and the superb. A look back at new products I’ve bought over the past year. Think of it like those end of year Prize awards which are all too common at this time of the year, but without the embarrassing speeches. Overall Best Product of the year – Assos Uno bib […]

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Specialized Allez Review

I bought this Specialized Allez as my New York training bike. It replaced this older steel Trek. It’s a big step up and replicates the ride of my road bike back home. For the money, I’m very happy. It is an excellent value road bike. The carbon fork improves the ride, with great stiffness and […]

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Jamis Allegro X Sport Review

Jamis is not a well known bicycle brand, but Jamis have a large range of bikes from road bikes to cyclo-cross. The Jamis Allegro X Sport is hybrid bike with front fork suspension. It will appeal to those looking for a good value hybrid which is suitable for the off the road as well as […]

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Topeak Pocket Race Mini Pump

The Topeak  Race Rocket mini pump can pump tyres unto 120psi, but still fits in to your back pocket. I bought this in Ramsbottom Cycle Shop. I went to buy a track pump (because I’d forgotten to bring). They didn’t have a track pump but I left buying this on the basis that it blows […]

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KTM Strada 1000 Review

KTM are better known as a motorbike manufacturer. They have been producing cycles abroad for quite a few years, but are now trying to crack the competitive British market. I took this for a test ride and was impressed at the value for money (£899)for a sub £1,000 road bike. The bike is based on […]

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Eastpak Kruizer Velow Messenger Bag Review

A review of  the Eastpak Kruiser Messenger Bag. Usually, when commuting I use panniers. I don’t like cycling for long distances with a messenger bag. But, despite preferring panniers, I do often end up using a bag like this. So I was happy to test for the past few weeks. It fits around the body […]

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Knog Blinder 4V Review

The Knog Blinder 4V is a bright rear light with 44 lumens of light, visible from upto 800 metres. It is USB rechargeable and easy to fit. It’s also pretty sleek and aerodynamic. The Knog Blinder 4V is a different shape to the original square Knog Blinder. Recently, I’ve been looking for a bright rear […]

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Best Mini Pumps

A mini pump is an essential thing to carry on any ride. I have a sign by my front door – ‘Don’t forget pump’. So often I have started a cycle ride only to realise I forgot pump and rather than risk being stranded in the middle of Oxfordshire have returned to pick up a […]

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Raleigh Oxford Review

I’m not sure how this bike came to have the distinctive name of ‘Raleigh’. Raleigh are the famous British manufacturer with a long and illustrious history  who sponsored one of the top Pro cycle teams of the 1970s and 1980s. Recently, they have re-entered the high end road bike market to capitalise on their strong […]

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Kona Dr Good Review

Kona Dr Good Review

The Kona Dr Good is a low maintenance 7 speed hybrid bike for easy use around town and beyond. Main features 7 speed internal hub gear system. Single chain ring at front Shimano Front disc brake Shimano Rear roller brake. Frame: Kona 7005 Aluminium Butted Fork: Kona Project Two Aluminum Swept back handlebars for relaxed […]

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