The latest episode of road.cc Recommends has gone live on our YouTube channel, featuring our pick of the very best bikes and kit that we reviewed in June 2022, and we've added some excellent products to the mix.
Galibier Regale Ultra Optics
Panaracer GravelKing Slick TLC
Specialized Align II helmet
Castelli Free Aero RC Bib Shorts
Stolen Goat Tappa Bodyline Jersey
Crane Bell E-Ne Revolver - Stealth Black
Carrera Intercity Disc 9-Speed Folding Bike
Shimano Ultegra R8170 Di2 Disc Groupset
Specialized Sirrus X 3.0
Raleigh Stride 2 Family Cargo Bike
2022 Forme Monsal 1
Tailfin Alloy Rack
Gobik Jacket Unisex Thermal Armour Vanta
The Slow Road to Tehran: A Revelatory Bike Ride Through Europe and the Middle East
Gore Race Shakedry Jacket
This month, Jamie is on the sofa with Liam to take a look at the very best products that we've reviewed over the past 30-days or so. But it isn't just the products that we take a look at. Each month we have a recommended route for you, along with a lovely cafe to stop at.
And then we also pick the brains of our highly knowledgeable staff to bring you some top-quality buying advice on a new topic each month. This time, it's the turn of the humble commuter bike.
The Specialized Align II is a sleeker, sportier, more modern-looking helmet than its predecessor and, although a little more expensive, you now get Mips (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) included.
At just £45 it is certainly one of the better value Mips-equipped helmets out there.
"Simply stunning": The brand new 12-speed Ultegra Di2 Disc groupset delivers exceptional shifting and braking performance that makes it hard to see the point of Dura-Ace.
Unless you particularly want to spend more, or need to save that little bit of weight, we reckon it's difficult to look past Ultegra R8170. The shifting is smoother across the cassette than previously, and the brakes have improved too. It is just brilliant.
Gore's ShakeDry fabric is class-leading in its ability to keep you dry from both water coming in and moisture that wants to get out. The addition of stretch panels makes for a close fit so if you want to go fast, stay dry and your budget allows, this is the jacket for you.
Castelli's updated Free Aero RC bib shorts are its best ever, combining a superb level of comfort with plenty of support and some neat features. Plus, the Progetto X Air seamless seat pad is among the best out there.
Overall, the Free Aero RC bib shorts put in an excellent performance. The pad is exceptionally good, the comfort elsewhere is similarly impressive, and the price... well, it reflects the high quality.
Those are just some of the products that will be in the latest selection. Head over to road.cc Recommends to check out all the latest additions, as well as those from previous months.
Son of a Marathon runner, Nephew of a National 24hr Champion, the racing genetics have completely passed him by. After joining the road.cc staff in 2016 as a reviewer, Liam quickly started writing feature articles and news pieces. After a little time living in Canada, where he spent most of his time eating poutine, Liam returned with the launch of DealClincher, taking over the Editor role at the start of 2018. At the weekend, Liam can be found racing on the road both in the UK and abroad, though he prefers the muddy fields of cyclocross. To date, his biggest race win is to the front of the cafe queue.