High-quality performance helmet with superb ventilation – but it comes with a whopping price tag
Unfortunately, this is more an expensive gimmick than a useful safety aid
A handy, tasty way to take on carbohydrate and protein – ideal for use in longer races, sportives, and other endurance events, as well as for post-ride recovery.
£35 will buy you a U-lock that'll easily survive five minutes of torture with barely a scratch, but this unit rolled over in 20 seconds.
Stiff, comfortable and extremely light, these are great shoes for the performance minded
Tenacious grease that's as suited to contact points as it is to bearings
Lightweight, stowable and highly reliable waterproof with a whole heap of style – but a heavyweight price tag
Well made, robust and flattering 3/4 tights offering good comfort, but let down by the cut of the lumbar area and the wicking performance of the pad.
One of the best handlebar mounted bags available, built to be a trusted companion on the longest of epic rides.
Great little digest of UK climbs; every cycling home should have one
A solid, reliable and well built pump. Pleasant to use and effective. And it looks nice!
Everything you want from a cycling sock, unless one of the things you want is for it to be cheap.
A very handy and reasonably priced all-in-one energy product with carbo, protein and some vital minerals; ideal for longer races, sportives, and other endurance events
Simple-to-use PC-compatible bike computer with heart rate and altimeter functions; pricey though
A good way to take on protein, and very flavoursome. They're not cheap, but the price is on a par with many other energy foods.
Some useful bike-specific features but the lack of a technical fabric limits its versatility
Well made, user friendly and easy to fit. You're paying extra for some quirky features in addition to the usual.
Beautiful and very sturdy old school clips and straps but leather detailing requires care
Superbly engineered road racing hubs that are both lightweight and tough – they'll last an age
Very comfortable shorts, ideal for summer training or sportive riding, at a good price