The Geax (Pronounced Gee-Axe) Roadster would be a dependable choice for commuters and tourists seeking a mile munching, durable and above all fast rolling tyre. Made from an Aramid three polymer compound designed for high mileage and puncture resistance, the Roadster look wider than their 40mm profile suggests but they’re the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing, with good rolling and grip characteristics.
Designed for the heavily polluted urban Jungle, Respro’s techno mask might enjoy the most advanced filters but it needs better wicking to prevent sweaty cheeks on warmer days. While the neoprene feels very tactile against the skin, it rapidly becomes clammy (typically after twenty minutes exertion). Whilst this additional warmth is welcome on cold winter days it’s a different story come Spring or Summer.
Ridgeback's Flight series has been around a good few years in its various guises – Ridgeback Genesis, Genesis Day and now Ridgeback Flight – and has always been a stable of good quality bikes. The newest range looks set to continue the good work, and the Flight 04 is a good higher end, lower maintenance commuter for urban jaunts.