The latest update to road.cc Recommends has gone live with our pick of the very best bikes and kit that we reviewed in November 2021, adding some exceptional products to the mix.
road.cc Recommends, if you haven’t already got the gist, is our way of telling you which products we think are really good throughout the year. It keeps things fresher than getting to the end of the year and doing one big awards thing. We hope that this helps you to decide whether to invest in a product while it is still for sale rather than us getting to the end of the year awards and recommending a load of stuff to you that might no longer be available.
We update road.cc Recommends monthly, and we’ve added 15 products from all those that we reviewed in November. It was a bit of a job chopping the list down, but we’ve got two bikes, some excellent software subscriptions, the latest and greatest Shimano groupset, clothing and loads more.
Shimano’s Dura-Ace R9200 groupset has been in development for years and we were convinced that its launch was just days away for several months. Finally released, I was able to give my thoughts on how the 12-speed Di2-only groupset performs.
One of the bikes in this month’s update is the VanMoof S3. It’s a city eBike and we reckon this thing is the most complete urban package available on the market. It’s also got loads of tech that makes it rather hard to pinch.
Clothing includes the Assos Winter Gloves which are brilliant. We just can’t be dealing with the Assosoires name.
In the components section, there is the new TR version of Continental’s GP5000 S road tyres. They were used in Paris Roubaix which didn’t go so well for Moscon, but you can’t really use that race as a fair judgement. Just ask the men’s winner Colbrelli.
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.