Clothing

Italian Road Bike Brands = Italian Heart and Soul

What is it about the combination of cycling and Italy that seems to create such emotion? Whether it’s cycling events such as the Giro d’Italia or L’Eroica, or legendary riders such as Fausto Coppi right up to today’s hero Vincenzo Nibali, a little bit of Italian influence can turn anything pedal-powered into something magical. Cycle brands enjoy the association more than most, with Italian bikes prized not only for their style, quality and performance but just as much for their heritage and history. So we’ve brought together a few of the most iconic Italian bike marques to see what makes them so special.…

Review: ION Women’s Mountain Bike Range

The choice of women’s mountain bike gear continues to grow, and ION are leading the way with clothing that combines performance, fit and style...…

The Best MTB Helmets

MTB helmets are better than ever, with increased comfort and safety and at long last adding some much-needed style into the mix. Here’s a look at some of the latest trail fresh styles for 2017 that we really rate.…

Gore One Active Jacket – Less Is More

New generation waterproof jacket, the Gore One Active, from Gore Bike Wear, claims to be their best yet, but is it just the best (full stop)?…

FWE Ridgeway shorts Review

Bicycle designer James Olsen puts the FWE Ridgeway shorts, a new, more casual style for this summer, to the test.…

Mavic Cycling Clothing – and other bright and colourful brands

It used to be that the choice of cycle clothing was mainly black – and always fairly plain. Certainly, it was difficult to find cycle shorts bought in the UK that were anything other than plain black or navy blue.…

Endura FS260 Pro SL 2016 women’s bib shorts Review

Endura launch industry first with new FS260 Pro SL Drop Seat Women's bib shorts which are now available in three different seat pad widths. Here's a first look...…

Best Spring Cycling Jerseys

The race season is underway and the spring classics are just around the corner. It’s a great time for cyclists, full of promise and excitement for the warmer months ahead. There’s never a better time to breathe new life into our kit closet with fresh threads to wear on the bike. After all, looking good makes you feel good (especially at the café stop). Here’s a brief guide to some of the seasons hottest cycling jerseys for our brands in stores and online.…

MET Manta Aero Road Helmet Review

MET launched their latest range of road helmets at last year’s Tour de France with the Manta and Rivale. The launch couldn’t have been more successful, with British rider Steve Cummings winning Stage 14 in Mende with specially painted helmets celebrating Mandela Day – a truly special day for his African-based MTN-Qhubeka squad. That day, Cummings was wearing the Rivale however, we have the more aero, closed version, the Manta to test. Chris Snook gives his verdict...…

2016 Oakley casual clothing review

Since starting out in a garage in California 40 years ago, sunglasses specialist Oakley has artfully turned its expertise to sports and casual clothing. Here’s its latest… …