road.cc Recommends is up and running, with another 11 fantastic products added this week to complete our March selection. That means it's time for the road.cc Recommends YouTube show to talk about them in more depth, and it's now live on our YouTube channel!
road.cc Recommends is the best of our reviews section, the crème de la crème that received the highest marks and are worthy of further acclaim to explain why they stand out.
The two bikes that got the road.cc Recommends nod this month are the super high-end Wilier Filante, currently being ridden by the Total Direct Énergie team, and the Orro Terra C GRX800. To remind you, here are all the products that have made the cut:
For this month's detailed looks, our tech writer Anna tells you all about Vittoria's chunky Terreno Zero TLR 38mm tyres, and tech editor Mat Brett talks through the finer points of the Craft Active Extreme X base layer.
Other highlights include Wolf Tooth's Drop-Stop B chainring - which our reviewer described as ideal for those who want to convert from a double to single chainring set-up with no dropped chains to worry about - and the Muc-Off Stealth Tubeless Puncture Plug kit, that hides a whole tubeless repair solution neatly in your bar ends.
It's not just great gear we recommend on the show either, as we be bring you our Coffee Stop of the Month and also another epic Recommended Route. For our coffee joint we're heading to the east of England, and intrepid road.cc and off.road.cc reviewer Matt Page talks us through this month's brutal route... with the woolly ruminants above dropping a subtle hint as to which UK country Matt's ride is in.
Catch the show in the video above, and head on over to our YouTube channel for more road.cc vids. See you next month for episode 3!
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.