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Beginner mountain bike setup and maintenance tips

Budget mountain bikes are better than ever these days, but there are a number of setup adjustments that you can make to ensure you’re getting the most out of your entry-level steed. It’s easy to buy a bike from a shop (or online), hit the trails and assume everything is how it should be – […]

7iDP Control knee pads

This 7iDP knee guard is a semi-rigid, hardshell knee protector that’s biased towards all-day riding over out-and-out descending. The pads have a classy, minimalistic look that hints at performance. The Controls are very lightweight, at 180g, and ventilated, which makes them easy to wear for long periods. After a long day in the sun your […]

Cube Litening C:62

At first glance it would appear that Cube’s designers were in a dour mood when they cooked up the Litening C:62 – it’s got rather a utilitarian appearance compared with some of the rest of the German brand’s often-multicoloured range. Slammed riding stance The ‘carbon ’n’ green’ colour scheme (Cube’s description) adorns a frame with […]

BikeRadar's 10 defining cycling memories of 2015

2015 has been yet another huge year in the world of cycling – so much so that we almost lost track of the highlights. Luckily we didn’t quite do that, and instead we’ve compiled the moments we feel defined the sport this year for you to revisit below. Chris Froome wins the 2015 Tour de […]

The Skinny: If you say Twixmas again I’ll punch you

It’s that time of year again when you’ve eaten, drunk and spent more than you should have, all in the pursuit of non-cycling nirvana, because apparently Christmas has nothing to do with bikes for most people. (I know, right?) The problem is, no amount of bird flesh or ethanol is going to distract you from […]

Lumo Herne Hill Harrington jacket

We first heard of UK brand Lumo early in 2015, when it smashed the crowdfunding goal in its campaign to launch a range of urban cyclist-aimed clothing with integrated LEDs. The Herne Hill is a feature-laden take on the classic Harrington style. It’s made of windproof, breathable, water-resistant and stain repellent cotton with Schoeller 3XDry […]

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 6Fattie

While the paint job is more muted than its 650b cousin, the 6Fattie Stumpjumper is a head-turner in its own right. The big tyres are immediately noticeable, yet don’t look ridiculous – make no mistake, this isn’t a fat bike. While the rubber is big and bulky, the carbon mainframe complements it with smooth lines […]