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BikeRadar gear of the year: Aoife Glass's 2015 picks

It’s been a bumper year for women’s cycling in 2015, with new pro teams, increasing financial support, more media coverage and, of course, more and more gear designed for women at all levels of road cycling and mountain biking.  I joined BikeRadar in the spring, shifting over from my previous role as deputy editor of […]

Last chance to win a Lapierre Zesty – video

This is your last chance to win a Lapierre Zesty AM 527 – click here to enter the competition. Check out the video explaining more about the bike’s conception and development over time. ADVERTISEMENT Keep tuned for the next part in the series – the new issue of MBUK is out on the 11th of […]

RockShox' Yari fork is a lot like a budget Lyrik

When you’re trying to cut corners on a bike build, cheaping out on the suspension is never a good idea. But affordable doesn’t always mean inferior – and that’s what RockShox is hoping to demonstrate with its new Yari suspension fork. Unveiled earlier this summer, the Yari can be thought of as a Lyrik for […]

Boost your bunnyhops: explosive movements take you higher

You may have seen our original bunnyhop video, which featured a couple of ways of working it. Now Matt Legg-Bagg from Bristol’s Pedal Progression runs through how to get those hops higher. Related: How to bunnyhop The bunnyhop movement is an explosive one – the more you put in, the more you’ll get out. Big movements with your […]

Giant Rail trail helmet

Giant probably isn’t a brand that comes to mind first when you think of trail helmets. If this new Rail model is any indication though, that’s going to change pretty quickly. Giant’s first serious foray into the hotly contested category is supremely well ventilated, competitively light, and feature packed. Best of all, it’s a relative […]

J.Laverack J.ACK Ti Disc

J.Laverack is a new British company. Its opening gambit, the J.ACK Ti Disc, aims to be a four-season bike for all surfaces. Not only is the frame the first thing you notice on seeing the J.ACK, we’ve barely taken our eyes off of it since. For a frame to outclass Dura-Ace is unusual, but then […]

Argon 18 Nitrogen Pro road bike is faster, lighter for 2016

The new Argon 18 Nitrogen Pro road bike had its debut at this year’s Tour de France, and will go on sale for 2016 with its new integrated handlebar and 100 percent monocoque carbon seat post. Described as “lighter and faster” than its predecessor, the new Nitrogen 18 has seen its frame weight shrink to […]

We visited B’Twin Village and the Kool-Aid was delicious

Take a straw poll in your circle of cycling friends about B’Twin – go on, we’ll wait. Chances are, if you’ve heard of the brand, you’ll know it belongs to sports giant Decathlon, and that it makes some very cheap bikes. You might suggest one to a cash-strapped friend looking for a way into cycling, […]

Miche SWR RC wheelset

As the industry seems to be embracing the ‘wider is better’ mantra when it comes to rim design, there are still some who continue to forge their own path. Among them is Italian drivetrain component and wheel maker Miche (pronounced ‘Meekah’ rather than ‘Meesh’), and we’ve been racking up the miles on its SWR RC […]

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Subscribe to Cycling Plus magazine now and you’ll save 17% over the regular price, plus receive a bonus DexShell skullcap and pair of overshoes worth £45* to guard you against the elements. The overshoes features include: Water resistant Abrasian resistant Water-repellent zips Windproof If you love to ride, then Cycling Plus is the magazine for you. […]