Bike Reviews

2015 YEAR IN REVIEW: THE MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN CYCLOCROSS, GRAVEL AND BIKE TECH

Sure, there’s plenty more cyclocross racing on the horizon with the 2016 Cyclocross National Championships and of course the World Championships at the end of January 2016. But the end of the calendar year has us thinking back over the last 12 months and reflecting on those moments that had the cyclocross community talking. Here, we look back over some ... Read More »

DSK Benelli TNT 300 Review

The entry-level performance bike segment is booming. It’s the first stepping stone into the world of performance motorcycles. So, young riders and enthusiasts looking to upgrade from a premium 150cc motorcycle, naturally look at this class of motorcycles as the next big upgrade. Even for others, the so-called ‘born-again bikers’ who want to get back into motorcycling after a break, ... Read More »

Suzuki Gixxer 155cc Review

It’s a contender in the 150 cc bike segment and though there may be capable rivals like the TVS Apache or the Bajaj Discover F, Suzuki has gone all out to hit the Yamaha FZ Version 2.0 with the Gixxer. The naked street bike look almost makes these bikes look like long lost brothers. But the Gixxer has a more ... Read More »

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 »