BikeRadar Rides | Scaling the Alps in the shadow of Mont Blanc

Words: Matt Ray The words pop into my head spontaneously: “Thar she blows!”. The piercingly white upper slopes of Mont Blanc suddenly hove into view on the horizon, as I…

Campagnolo’s new Bora Ultra WTO wheels are stiffer, lighter and more aero (they’re very pretty, too)

Campagnolo has introduced an updated line-up of Bora Ultra WTO wheelsets. The Italian company’s flagship range of disc-specific wheels feature a new carbon design to reduce weight, a lacquer-free finish,…

What is a road bike? The basics explained

Road bikes are bicycles designed to take you as far and as fast as your legs can manage on paved surfaces. The road bike gets its name from the terrain…

How to set the saddle height on your bike

This is our ultimate guide to determining your correct saddle/seat height on a bicycle, including how to set the fore/aft position of the saddle, as well as tilt. This guide…

Boone Technologies releases fishy-looking CNC aero (maybe) cranks

Boone Technologies, a small manufacturer of unusual machined metal bike parts and chainrings, has released a new crankset dubbed the Cranx!. CNC-machined out of billet aluminium, the cranks have a…

Exercises you can do off the bike to improve climbing, sprinting and endurance

What you do off your bike can have as big an impact on your riding as what you do in the saddle. We share the best do-anywhere exercises from top…

Bird Aether and Trek Slash crowned Trail and Enduro Bike of the Year in our annual mega-test

Sixteen bikes, hundreds of kilometres of riding, and countless metres of climbing and full-throttle descending. After months of testing, it’s time to announce our first Bike of the Year 2021…

Riding kit from 7Mesh, Patagonia jerseys and Ride Concepts flat pedal shoes

It has been a busy week at BikeRadar’s virtual towers and we’ve had plenty of awesome content for you to feast your eyes on. First up, Tom Marvin, Robin Weaver…

Ribble broadens mountain bike range with two new shred-ready alloy hardtails

Ribble has launched two new alloy hardtail mountain bikes, designed in-house in the UK, which the brand says are specifically for tough trail riding. The HT Trail AL 29 is…

Bontrager’s new Aeolus RSL and Pro road wheels are faster and tubeless-ready

Bontrager has refreshed its carbon road wheel range with new 51mm, 62mm and 75mm deep options offered at top-spec Aeolus RSL level, and a 51mm option at the more affordable…