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Pro bike: Jolien D’Hoore’s Colnago V1-r

At the start of 2015, Belgian Jolien D’Hoore cited her Colnago V1-r as one of the things she was most excited about in her first season with Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling, and given the stellar year she’s had it seems her enthusiasm for her new bike was well placed. Her biggest results include first overall […]

Selle Italia Novus Flow S

Selle Italia launched the original Novus in 1994, the result of a collaboration between the saddle maker and Ferrari. Selle provided the saddle knowhow and Ferrari engineering applied some composites knowledge and ‘active’ suspension within the rail attachment design. It was also one of the first saddles to provide a central channel. It wasn’t as […]

Trek Lush

Trek was the first brand to develop a range of women’s-specific bikes back in the 1990s. It’s been evolving the designs ever since. Properly female-specific setup The Lush is the cheapest of the four full-suspension bikes in Trek’s current range and offers significant extra control and smoothness without sacrificing easy-riding efficiency. Trek really does make […]

Inside FFWD's Dutch factory, where 'handbuilt' is the mantra

Rolf Timmerman, the director of FFWD, is buzzing with pride over what his firm has achieved in its short eight-year history. Based in the unassuming small-town of Zwolle, about an hour from Amsterdam, this tightly run wheelmaking company has seen significant success in a short time. While other companies may bombard you with technical stories, […]

Flare Roost Downhill Jersey

If you’re looking for a loose fitting long-sleeved jersey for downhill riding, or just riding the trails, we reckon you can’t really go wrong with the Roost from Flare. We were impressed with how breathable this jersey, made from a lightweight polyester, is. It’s ideal for intense sessions, but also great for longer rides where […]

Verenti Substance Sora

Why would you buy a bike designed, at least in theory, for the off-road world of cyclocross for more urban duties? Well, in spite of the sport’s growing popularity we reckon more cyclocross bikes see action solely on city streets and country roads than competitive mud-plugging duties. Verenti’s distributor Wiggle alludes to the wider ambitions […]

BikeMotion Benelux 2015 mega gallery

On our way to checking out Holland’s FFWD wheels design and production facilities (look for a story on BikeRadar very soon), we got the chance to stop off at the Dutch BikeMotion show – so we thought we’d give you a gallery of some of the best bikes and bits from one of the biggest […]

The best mountain bike trail forks

A decent fork is essential for getting the most out of mountain biking and is the most important upgrade a rider can make. When suspension forks began appearing on mountain bikes 25 years ago, they revolutionised riding. Suddenly you could ride faster and …Continue reading » Source: MBR

BikeRadar Bargains: MTB disc brakes

Hands up who’s going trail riding this weekend? Yup, us too. Things are getting a little, well, gloopy now that autumn’s firmly here, so for this week’s BikeRadar Bargains we’re taking a look at disc brakes. Read on for the seven best deals we could find, starting with affordable anchors and moving up the price […]