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We’ve refreshed our selection of the best bikes and kit to cover June 2022. Find out which items have made the cut this month and watch our fantastic monthly YouTube show to see them in all their glory

The latest episode of 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.

Tailfin Alloy Rack RCCR

Here are the products that made the grade

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.

Specialized Align II helmet RCCR

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.

Shimano Ultegra 8170 RCCR-4

"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.

cycling jackets

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.

Castelli Free Aero RC Bib Shorts RCCR

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 Recommends to check out all the latest additions, as well as those from previous months.

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