There's no doubt that the Strada SL is a top performer, but it comes at a cost. The thing is, it's not unjustified...
An excellent jacket, with impressive waterproofing and breathability, and extra safety built-in
Excellent performance and weight from a well-built, classic looking wheelset
A nimble, rainproof front light with decent spot visibility, but lacking in beam width and stay-put focus
Comfortable and supportive for a range of riding positions, and durable too
A very impressive baselayer when it comes to comfort and wicking but it's pricey and size options are limited
A grin-inducing mountain bike inspired gravel bike that is huge fun to ride on any trail or terrain
Superb,powerful helmet mounted light with clever TAP technology
A decent light for general commuting duties or getting you out of a jam but it's up against cheaper rivals
'Surefooted' sums up the Specialized CrossTrail Sport's talents, but at this price the spec is a bit underwhelming
Impressive waterproofing and fit on the bike, provided you can cope without padding
The MK13 has gained a few grams as it shores up its build quality, and that's about it. It is great though!
Comfortable wind beating bib tights for the foulest conditions
A good looking and unusual digital bell, but only really suitable for quieter rides and narrow diameter bars
You'll need a Syncros saddle but the Fender does a good job of keeping your vitals dry
Fine multi-use neck warmer with a fun design, good price and comfortable wearing experience. Not just for Fat Lads!
Brilliant race-cut jacket that stands up well to the winter elements
A good sturdy light that performs well at a decent price
Comfortable, warm, dry and breathable – all you need on a cold winter's day
A supportive saddle that allows you to put the power through the pedals really effectively