An Amazing Bike Review: Specialized Fuse 27.5 (2021) review

A Bike Review Specialized Fuse 27.5By Alex Evans A Bike Review: The Specialized Fuse 27.5 is the Big S’s cheapest hardcore hardtail. Chunky plus-size tyres, a dropper post and a 1×11 drivetrain are matched to relatively up-to-date geometry on a sleek alloy frame. It looks the part, but how does it ride? Specialized Fuse 27.5 frame and geometry […]

Cannondale Bike: Cannondale Synapse Disc Ultegra long-term review

Cannondale Synapse Disc UltegraBy Felix Smith Cannondale Bike: The Synapse is available in three different frame versions ranging from the cheaper aluminium model to a standard carbon frame, and then a Hi-Mod version which has a higher strength to weight ratio. I’m testing the mid-range Carbon Synapse Disc Ultegra model. It would be fair to say […]

Lapierre Xelius SL Disc 5.0 review (Trusted Bike Review)

Lapierre Xelius SL Disc 5.0By Warren Rossiter Lapierre: The Xelius has long been a mainstay in Lapierre’s range – its triple-triangle frame has been ridden by the Groupama-FDJ pro team since 2009. From its original inception, the Xelius was intended as an all-round race bike with a focus on climbing.   The chassis of 2009’s Xelius […]

Super Bikes: 13 Bikes with Shimano 12-Speed | New superbikes and more with Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 and Ultegra R8100

Super Bikes w/ Shimano 12-SpeedBy Stan Portus Super Bikes: The new Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 and Shimano Ultegra R8100 groupsets may only have launched this week but there’s already a handful of bikes wearing the brand-spanking-new 12-speed setups.   The launch of Shimano’s next-generation Dura-Ace road bike groupset has been rumoured for quite a while, with BikeRadar first predicting the move to […]

Rose Pro SL Disc 105: A Rose Bike Review 2021

Rose Pro SL Disc 105 (Rose Bike Review)By Matthew Loveridge Our review The Pro SL Disc remains a top choice if you’re looking for an affordable disc brake all-rounder Rose Bike Pros: Lovely frameset, all-round ride quality, super-clean cockpit, value for money Rose Bike Cons: Still no mudguard mounts, new cable routing adds mechanical complexity Rose has updated […]

Sonder Signal ST NX: A Best Sonder Bike Review 2021

Steel-framed hardcore hardtail from budget-conscious British manufacturer Sonder Bike ReviewBy Will Poole Our review A strong value trail bike suited to winch and plummet riding that gets better as trails get harder Sonder Bike Pros: Great geometry; good tyres Sonder Bike Cons: Short travel dropper; small rotors hold it back Sonder’s Signal ST steel hardtail mountain bike sticks […]

MERIDA Big.Trail 500: The Best Bike to Exist

Merida Big. Trail 500By Alex Evans A versatile long-forked trail bike with great geometry, if you size up Our review MERIDA: An immensely capable bike across a huge range of trail types for not much cash in the grand scheme of things Pros: Bang-on geometry (if you upsize) gives impressive downhill capability; calm handling inspires confidence; comfortable […]

Noteworthy Extreme Bike: The Best Canyon Spectral ON CF 7.0 (Bike Review)

Canyon Spectral ON CF 7.0 Canyon Spectral: Canyon Bicycles is a German company whose roots go back to the 1980s when brothers Roman and Franc Arnold founded a bicycle-parts supply company called Radsport Arnold (Rad in German means “wheel”). In the 1990s, they became a pioneer in direct sales via the internet. In 2001 they became […]