Bike

Is a road bike or triathlon bike best for a hilly Ironman?

Mark Kleanthous explains how to decide which bike is most suitable for the Ironman course you’re racing.
09 February 2017 at 13:51

First look: 2-Spoke M5 carbon wheels

Will these wheels turn crosswinds into free speed? We take a look at some unusual wheels from 2-Spoke
08 February 2017 at 11:57  (1)

How to clean your bike during the winter

Nik Cook explains exactly how to clean your bike so it keeps running smoothly
07 February 2017 at 10:56

The best bike boxes for triathletes

If you’re taking your beloved bike abroad, it’s essential to make sure it arrives safe and sound. Jack Sexty finds out which of these bike cases tick all the boxes….
06 February 2017 at 12:32

Bianchi Oltre XR4 road bike review

They have road bike heritage, prestige and elegance in spades. But how will Bianchi’s latest serve as a triathlon-worthy bike? We mount the Oltre XR4 to find out…
01 February 2017 at 10:31

The best triathlon bikes reviewed

Throughout the year the 220 team test and review some of the finest triathlon bikes on the market. Here are the triathlon bikes we considered the best out of all of them for triathletes; all scoring 85% or more.
24 January 2017 at 13:00

How to choose the right cycling helmet for race-day

Jamie Wilkins explains how to make the right helmet choice for your triathlon...
24 January 2017 at 10:44

Aero road helmets: 10 of the best reviewed

Aero road helmets are an ultra-smart compromise of standard and TT cycling helmets. Jamie Wilkins reviews the merits of 10 for both training and racing…
23 January 2017 at 12:52

The best turbo trainers reviewed

A turbo trainer is an essential part of a triathlete's kit if they're serious about improving their riding. Chris Hovenden reviews, tests, and rates some of the best on the market
10 January 2017 at 09:06

The Cervélo P5X triathlon bike gets a test ride

Cervélo has proclaimed the P5X as the ‘ultimate triathlon bike’, taking over three years to perfect it. We took the Cervélo P5X for a first ride at the Euro launch in Andalusia…
05 January 2017 at 10:53

Disc brakes: the pros and cons

There seems to have been a big ‘shift’ in braking tech in recent years. Nik Cook explains the benefits and drawbacks of disc brakes for winter road biking
03 January 2017 at 11:22

The best road bikes for triathlon

Throughout the year the 220 team test and review some of the finest road bikes for triathlon on the market, priced between £950 and £11,000. Here are the road bikes we considered the best for triathlon; all scoring 85% or more.
13 December 2016 at 09:00

Planet X Exo 3 triathlon bike review

Planet X have a huge UK triathlon heritage and are used to winning on value. And with the release of the long-awaited Exo3, they’re aiming to take on the best and win on speed, too. Jamie Wilkins took it for a test ride to find out if they achieved it...
07 December 2016 at 15:06  (2)

Cassette and chainring combination: how to choose the right set-up

Confused about the best cassette and chainring set-up for training and racing, and wondering whether different events should demand different choices? Nik Cook explains what you need to know
06 December 2016 at 09:23

Canyon Speedmax CF SLX 9.0 triathlon bike review

With Jan Frodeno taking the Ironman world titles in 2015 and 2016, and the iron-distance record, aboard it, Canyon have had a dream start for their new Speedmax CF SLX tri machine. And now it’s available to us mere mortals. We got the exclusive first UK test…
05 December 2016 at 10:50

Boardman Air 9.9 (Brownlee Signature Edition) bike review

The Boardman Air 9.9 is the Brownlee brothers’ bike of choice – and we got our hands on an exclusive test model. Jack Sexty took it for a test ride to see if it delivered a Brownlee performance
01 December 2016 at 08:56

Eastway Emitter R4 bike review

Eastway has returned, backed by Wiggle. So what can the partnership offer in the training and race-day stakes? We ride their sub-£1k offering to find out
30 November 2016 at 11:10

Orbea Ordu Ltd M201 triathlon bike review

Orbea’s new aero racer, the Ordu Lts M201, promises both more user friendliness for tri and more speed – is it too good to be true? Jamie Wilkins takes it for a test ride
25 November 2016 at 10:49

Look 796 Monoblade triathlon bike review

The astonishingly thin aero tri bike, the Look 796 Monoblade, promises to slide through the air like it isn’t even there. We tested it to find out how the theory works in the real world…
24 November 2016 at 13:22

V02 V:Pro:Carbon bike review

Boutique British bike brand V02 have given their Pro Carbon frame a makeover. And with the previous version scoring highly in 220, we were keen to get testing…
23 November 2016 at 13:06