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2016 bikes of the WorldTour – gallery

Australia’s Santos Tour Down Under. It’s the kick off to the WorldTour season and a chance to view what’s new in the world of road tech. Here, we have a gallery of the 2016 bikes of the 18 WorldTour teams. There isn’t a whole lot of change at the start of the 2016 season, a […]

Merida Ride 200

As a Taiwanese mega-manufacturer, Merida possesses reams of knowhow and buying power. With this, we often expect to see high value on offer from the brand. We tested the 2016 Merida Ride 200 against five other big-brand budget road bikes. If you’re reading this in the UK, the Ride 200 isn’t offered at the time […]

Graeme Brown on SwiftCarbon’s first aero road bike

Strolling the pits of the 2016 the Tour Down Under, the one bike that’s impossible to miss is Graeme ‘Brownie’ Brown’s custom-painted SwiftCarbon. The gold paint is there to commemorate the Drapac riders’ record 14th Tour Down Under. However, beneath that trick paint is also the first sighting of Swift’s new aero road bike – […]

Six German road bikes go head-to-head

When it comes to crushingly efficient bikes with great value, German brands have an enviable reputation. Yet, like their auto equivalents, they can also be a bit, well, dull. So we put six speedy German road bikes to the test, from Canyon, Bombtrack, Storck, Silverback, Cube and Focus – to find out which delivers on […]

Scott Road RC Shoe

In case you didn’t know, Scott makes literally (not really) everything. From motorbike backpacks, to ski goggles and running shoes, to cycling helmets and bikes, no matter what adventure you seek, it’s a safe bet you can find something from the Swiss outdoor juggernaut. Even within cycling, you can outfit yourself from head to toe […]

A1 Coaching: setting goals, planning and periodisation

If you give a man a bow and arrow and tell him: “Shoot”, his first question would probably be: “At what?” When there’s no target, there is no purpose to shooting. He could just shoot the arrow anywhere, and wherever the arrow ends up would be wherever the arrow ends up: no target, no direction, […]

Giant Glory 27.5 1

Giant’s Glory needs no introduction, with 2011 DH world champ Danny Hart helping to evolve it to where it is today. Could it make us feel like we were Danny, mid Champéry race run? If it ain’t broke… The ‘ALUXX SL’ alloy frame puts out eight inches (203mm) of travel through Giant’s dual-link Maestro system, […]

Quiz: How enduro are you?

Ahh, enduro. It’s the mountain biking buzzword of the moment and it seems hardly a day goes by without a new bike or widget that is claimed to be perfect for this new niche. Of course, with a new trend such as this, things can often get carried away. That’s why we thought we’d come […]

BikeRadar Bargains: Enduro special

Enduro is the racing discipline that’s taken the mountain biking world by storm. You can’t move for enduro bikes, enduro brakes, enduro clothing, enduro helmets… basically, pretty much anything you can think of. It’s also responsible for the goggles and trail shell look which, while practical, we’re undecided about.  So if you enduro, or if […]