Bike Reviews

Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk review at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter – ‘inventive’

Set in wartime Exeter, this city is a culinary wasteland. Having escaped occupied Paris, a girl – who happens to be a talented cook – is homeless. By chance, Eloise finds refuge at Arthur’s renowned restaurant, where diners enjoy lentil soup, spam fritters and bread pudding. This energetic, talented and multi-skilled ensemble fill the stage with characters as a quirky ... Read More »

L.A. Auto Show 2015: Fiat Chrysler’s ambitious new cars raise reliability issue

debuting two ambitious new automobiles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler is trying to capitalize on a decades-long American love affair with Italian design. The carmaker faces an uphill battle — the result of an equally long American distrust of Italian engineering. The automaker is using the Southern California platform to showcase the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider convertible ... Read More »

Quad bike cop gets rave reviews

A Police officer on a quad bike who was seen patrolling the area of Vigie beach and Choc earlier today, has attracted rave reviews. “I was pleasantly surprised,” one observer wrote the Times, adding that it was a refreshing sight to locals and visitors alike to see the Police beach patrol. “Kudos to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, and ... Read More »

Five new bikes to look out for in 2016

There were plenty of new bikes and kit at the show from a number of different manufacturers, and although it was diffcult to pick out the highlights, here’s our choice of the five new 2016 bikes that really caught the eye. First up we have the Colnago CLX, which has been reworked for 2016. The bike is marketed as Colnago’s ... Read More »

On-One Pickenflick SRAM CX1£1,800.00

On-One is a name well known to riders who dabble in cycling’s grimier disciplines – though most roadies will be more familiar with sister marque Planet X. The company’s cyclocross models are shared between the two brands, and the Pickenflick is a proper racer built around a titanium chassis. Being built for competition doesn’t mean leisure riders should ignore it ... Read More »

Bajaj Avenger 150 Street First Ride Review

For a decade now, Bajaj’s Avenger has been performing duty as an affordable, likeable cruiser within the reach of those wanting a light, cruiser-esque motorcycle without the need to bust a bank. The Avenger brand though seemed to have taken a backseat over the past few years, all thanks to the Pulsars, and the Avenger barely got any updates except ... Read More »

Boardman SLR Endurance Disc 9.0: bike review

Last week Chris Boardman, the former pro cyclist, unveiled his new-look range. There is a refreshed logo and there was much talk of things like Aero Surface Trip technology and improved aerodynamics. But the real news is that, with Halfords backing his range, Chris has been able to give full vent to his passion for precision-engineered racing bicycles that can ... Read More »

Honda CB Shine SP review, test ride

Honda teased the CB Shine SP at the mega launch event held during Revfest earlier this year, alongside the CBR 650F, CB Hornet, as well as CBR 150R and CBR 250R. With ‘SP’ standing for ‘Special’, in reality the CB Shine SP is not very different from the previous one, except for the addition of a fifth gear and new ... Read More »

Giant Revel 2014 review: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

A handful of entry-level bikes can give you the kind of confidence the Giant Revel does. The Giant Revel 2014 disc came for a review and we decided to test it out in the MTB Himalaya, touted as the world’s third toughest mountain bike race. At first, the 7-day multistage endurance race seemed like a mammoth task for a bicycle ... Read More »

Review: Blaze bike light uses a laser to keep cyclists safer

According to a study conducted by the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, 79 percent of bicycle-vs-car accidents occurred when drivers maneuvered into the path of cyclists travelling at speed. In order to help lower that number, University of Brighton product design student Emily Brooke created the Blaze Laserlight as a final-year project. The bicycle headlight is designed to let motorists know ... Read More »