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Giant Defy 3

The Giant Defy is a bike the BikeRadar team knows well, and for good reason. Given the brand is the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer, it’s not surprising to find the 2016 Defy 3 as one of the highest scoring bikes in our best entry-level road bikes grouptest. The Defy is a bike that makes no […]

Kung fu nuns cycle to empower women

A group of 235 nuns have completed a ride of over 2,500km through Nepal and India to raise awareness of environmental issues and the empowerment of women.  The ride took them from their nunnery in Kathmandu, through Nepal and into India, where they finished their journey in New Delhi. Kitted out with Trek bikes and […]

How to avoid weight gain while eating enough for cycling

If you’ve just started training for a race or you’ve increased your riding lately, the chances are your body is craving more food than ever. It might come to you in the middle of the night, first thing in the morning, or a couple of hours after your supper, but one thing’s for sure – […]

Garmin Edge 25 bike computer

In the space of just a few years, GPS-enabled cycle computers have all but taken over from traditional units thanks to ever more competitive pricing, and the wealth of data gathering technology on offer. Helped by the rise and rise of Strava, Garmin has ridden the crest of the wave, offering devices to suit a […]

Now’s your chance to bag a murdered-out Brompton

Brompton is now producing a second run of its limited ‘Black Edition’ folding bikes. First available in 2015, the black edition models swapped out the regular silver finishing kit found on ordinary Bromptons for slick black components. Owners still get to choose from a selection of mainframe colours, meaning that a black edition Brompton may […]

Orbea Occam TR M-Ltd

If bikes could be scored on looks alone, the expensive but stunningly built Occam TR M-Ltd would be well ahead of the pack. The clean full carbon frame mates well with the semi-concealed Fox Float DPS shock, while the kit hanging off the frame is a who’s who of high-end bike machinery. As it turns […]

Smith vs POC in our MIPS helmet face-off

Helmet tech and safety features have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, and MIPS is one of the biggest developments. We put two MIPS-equipped helmets, equally suited to road or mountain biking, to a head-to-head test. The POC Octal versus the Smith Overtake – who will be the victor?  MIPS, which stands […]

Howies Women's Light Merino long-sleeve base layer

Merino is the base layer material of choice for many cyclists, and with good reason. With great breathability and insulating properties, not to mention the antimicrobial properties of the wool, there are many ticks in the plus column. Welsh brand Howies’ Women’s Light Merino base layer adds a great cut and a dash of style.  […]

A1 Coaching: The art of recovery

Often the major influence on a rider’s performance is not talent, but available training hours. However, if you’re limited to less than 10 hours per week, there is another strategy you can combine with high-intensity training to compensate for the lack of time. This is high-quality recovery. There is an added bonus if you work […]