The latest update to road.cc Recommends and the video over on our YouTube channel has gone live with our pick of the very best bikes and kit that we reviewed in May 2021, and we've added some exceptional products to the mix.
You’ll hopefully have got the idea of how road.cc Recommends works; essentially, it’s the place where we group all of the very best-performing products that we’ve recently reviewed – the crème de la crème if you like – not simply stuff that’s scored well, but those items we think stand out as special. In short, it’s a one-stop shop for cycling excellence!
We update road.cc Recommends monthly, and we’ve added 12 products from all those we reviewed in May.
New for 2021, the Vitus ZX-1 Evo CRS Di2 road bike easily made the cut. It’s an extremely impressive bike, so much so that reviewer Stu Kerton called the bike "an absolute rocket ship". Vitus has focused on aerodynamics here, and this is one smooth and neat looking frame. You get excellent stiffness levels, awesome handling, real-world aerodynamic benefits as well as a spec list that defies the price.
The recently released Wahoo Speedplay Zero pedals have also been added as they truly impressed. Wahoo has taken what was good about the original Speedplay Zeros and really built on them. There’s a huge amount of adjustability, and a low stack height.
Other new entries include Shimano’s updated S- Phyre RC902 shoes which are stiff, comfortable and hold the foot securely during big power efforts. The Boa's Li2 dials are new; the tension adjustment is great, and once set they hold that tension perfectly.
Some tyres from the in-house brand of Giant Bicycles have also made the top selection. Cadex’s Classics 28 Tubeless deliver really impressive grip and speed for long-distance, mixed-surface challenges.
Anna has been hooked on bikes ever since her youthful beginnings at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit. As an avid road and track racer, she reached the heady heights of a ProCyclingStats profile before leaving for university. Having now completed an MA in Multimedia Journalism, she’s hoping to add some (more successful) results. Although her greatest wish is for the broader acceptance of wearing funky cycling socks over the top of leg warmers.