Buying advice

Cycling journalist David Arthur tests the Mason Resolution and Shand Skinnymalinky, steel road bikes designed in and for the UK

 
 
Framebuilder, bespoke bike maker, bike mechanic and occupational therapist Liz Colebrook explains the perfect bike fit for female cyclists and looks at the popularity of off the peg Women's Specific Design (WSD) bikes.

 
 
Bike test: Cube Hyde Race - 4 May 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews a German city hybrid with belt drive and an Alfine hub but no mudguards

 
 
My bike: Michael Bonney's Boma 7 - 29 Mar 2017 - Cycle Magazine
How do you ride off-road when you’re paralysed from the neck down? Cycle industry veteran Michael Bonney was determined to find out

 
 
If your child too heavy for a bike seat or trailer, but cannot manage a longer ride yet, try a tag-a-long (often known as a trailer bike). It's is essentially a child’s bicycle with the front wheel, fork and headset replaced by a long towbar or boom. It fits to the back of an adult’s bike to form an articulated tandem. Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce and Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael explain the options.

 
 
A guide to child trailers - 12 Jan 2017 - Article
Bike trailers for cycling with children can be one of the most useful cycling accessories available. Cycle trailers offer a huge amount of extra carrying capacity, both as a comfortable place to put children while you pedal them around and as a way to transport impressive amounts of less precious cargo, too. Cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains all.

 
 
Choose the best baggy shorts - group test - 10 Jan 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Don’t fancy lycra for mountain biking, touring or commuting? Journalist Guy Kesteven and daughter Honor review four baggy alternatives.

 
 
A guide to smart-phone cycling apps - 15 Dec 2016 - Cycle Magazine
Long gone are the days when we had to buy a dedicated cycling computer to tell us how far and fast we were riding — now we can find out all that from our smart-phones. In fact, with new products appearing all the time, it’s incredible just how many different ways of your cycling life can be assisted with the right cycling app. Journalist and Cycling UK member Matt Lamy lists the best ones around.

 
 
Cycling shoes don’t have to be lurid and fastened by Velcro and ratchets. Technical Editor of Cycle magazine Richard Hallett reviews four alternatives.

 
 
Choose the best tubeless tyres - group test - 30 Nov 2016 - Cycle Magazine
Tubeless tyres for road bikes are becoming increasingly popular. Editor Dan Joyce tests four pairs

 
 
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