Bike

Race wheels: benefits for triathletes

Race wheels are one of the most exciting triathlon gear purchases you can ever make. Nik Cook explores the real benefits of riding the bike leg with these specialist bike wheels.
21 April 2016 at 13:13

Specialized Alias Comp woman's bike review

With a choice of seatposts and clip-on aerobars, the women’s Alias Comp can be changed from a road to a tri race-day bike with relative ease. Aiofe Glass takes it for a test cycle...
20 April 2016 at 15:45

Giant’s Propel Advanced Pro 1 bike review

Buying an aero bike without aero wheels is like buying a three-legged greyhound – you’ll save money but there’s a crucial ingredient missing. So is the Giant Propel Advanced Pro 1 the complete aero package?
05 April 2016 at 11:41

Road bike pedals: 6 of the best tested and rated

Master the art of clipless pedalling and take advantage of increased power transfer from leg to drivetrain when cycling. We clip into six of the best...
04 April 2016 at 09:33

Clip-on aerobars: 3 of the best

Often the easiest way to shave off seconds on the bike is with a set of clip-on tri bars. Rob Banino gets to grips with a trio of drag-reducing aerobars…
30 March 2016 at 09:34

Cycle puncture repair kits: 4 of the best

Punctures are the bane of all cyclists, but the following four bike puncture repair kits are designed to get you back cycling on the road asap. Jack Sexty is your inflater and rater
15 March 2016 at 11:52

Aero cycling helmets: how to choose the right shape

Aero helmet shapes vary a great deal, in three primary aspects: tail length, surface features and width. We take a look into the trio…
08 March 2016 at 11:54  (1)

Triathlon bike gear lowdown: aerobars

On the one hand, aerobars can cut drag and shave precious seconds off your bike race time. On the other, it’s argued that they can hinder your speed and compromise power if used incorrectly. Nik Cook gives the lowdown on the components of the aerobar that divide the two-wheel community…
11 February 2016 at 12:09

Review: Tanita Ironman body composition scales

Is it possible to get reliable body composition stats from a set of scales costing a shade over £100? 220's editor Helen Webster assessed their accuracy...
18 January 2016 at 11:42  (1)

Vitus Energie GR City - bike review

Vitus have released a new version of the hugely popular GR City for 2016, and claim it's just as capable on the road as off it. So is it a true jack-of-all-trades or a master of none?
09 December 2015 at 12:57

Gear Focus: MTBs

26, 29 or 650b? Alloy, carbon or Ti? Hardtail? What triathletes should look for when buying their off-road ride…
30 October 2015 at 11:06

Rotor INpower 3D+

We tested this axle-based power system that won't break the bank compared to others on the market
29 October 2015 at 15:26

Review: Endura Xtract helmet

This lid includes a light at the back for additional visibility on the road. Did it leave us dazzled?
29 October 2015 at 15:08

Grouptest review: Front bike lights

The clocks have gone back, which means you need to see and be seen! Tested here are four front lights to suit all budgets...
29 October 2015 at 13:20

Specialized S-Works Tarmac with disc brakes - review

How will the top-of-the-range disc version of the Specialized Tarmac fare with our reviewer?
20 October 2015 at 13:05

Adidas Climachill Jersey Review

This summer jersey from Adidas is designed to conduct heat away from the skin - but will our reviewer think it's cool?
29 September 2015 at 14:27

Scott Plasma 5 Team Issue triathlon bike review

Will Scott’s flagship tri bike and its Kona-winning credentials impress our reviewer?
18 September 2015 at 10:56

Endura MTR bike gloves review

Close-fitting gloves for when you’re wrestling off-road
15 September 2015 at 10:38

Madison Flux Superlight bike jacket review

We put this tough high-vis jacket to the test during some seriously soggy MTB sessions…
11 September 2015 at 16:07

13 Intuition Alpha road bike review

Aesthetically pleasing, climbs well and a comfortable ride. Not quite the quickest ride you can get at this price though
11 September 2015 at 11:18