In our Bike Gear Reviews series we're diving deep into cycling gear, components, apparel.
So, we'll get you kitted out with all the best bike gear, with posts on:
Fat Bikes Review: Looking in detail at the best fat tire bikes, focusing on their power and suitability for challenging terrain, including snow, sand, and mud. Check out our recent review of the Himiway Cobra for a taster - it's a beast!
Hybrid Bikes Review: Examination of top hybrid bikes, analyzing their versatility, comfort, and performance on both roads and trails. We'll also be looking at why hybrid bikes are so damn good for just about every type of everyday riding.
Cycling Helmets Review: A comparison of various cycling helmets, focusing on safety features, comfort, ventilation, and aesthetics. Your head is important, keep it safe with a good quality bike helmet.
Bike Saddles Review: A review of various bike saddles, focusing on comfort, materials, and suitability for different riding styles. Saddles can be unforgiving on your backside and also your perineum - but there are options that are waaay more comfortable.
Bikepacking Gear Review: There's a delicate balance in bikepacking and touring where you need to have gear for all eventualities...but need to pack as light as possible. Quality gear, that is light and packs up small, at the right price is the sweet spot that we need. We'll check out the sleep systems (sleeping bags, pads, tents), the carrying systems, and the cooking gear you need. Unfortunately, we won't be reviewing kitchen sinks. So, you'll have to leave those back home.
Cycling Shoes Review: An in-depth review of different types of cycling shoes, analyzing comfort, power transfer, and compatibility with different pedal systems. We'll look at both clipless shoes and also cycling shoes for flat pedals.
Bike Lights Review: Casting a light on some of the best bike lights for night riding, comparing brightness, battery life, ease of installation, and value.
Bike Locks Review: No-one wants their pride and joy to be stolen. There are some easy ways of avoiding this happening to your bike. One of the best ways is to get a sturdy bike lock. So, we're going to be comparing various bike locks in terms of security, durability, and ease of use.
Cycling Shorts and Bibs Review: Padded bike shorts can make a MASSIVE difference to your enjoyment on a bike ride. Why do bike shorts help? By keeping your inner thighs chafe-free and your butt unbruised. We'll be doing a review of cycling shorts and bibs, focusing on comfort, material quality, and chamois.
Bike Computers and GPS Devices Review: Evaluation of various bike computers and GPS devices, looking at accuracy, features, and user-friendliness.
Bike Pumps Review: Flat tires are no fun on a bike ride. So, we'll be comparing the different types of bike pump and looking at which are the best for at home and carrying with you on a cycle. Because gas station pumps aren't a great option for bicycle inner tubes.
Cycling Jerseys Review: Reviews of various cycling jerseys, analyzing material quality, fit, breathability, and design.
Bike Pedals Review: Detailed comparison of different types of pedals, looking at functionality, weight, durability, and compatibility with shoes.
Bike Racks for Cars Review: A review of SUV and car bike racks, comparing capacity, ease of installation, and security.
Cycling Gloves Review: A guide to the different types of cycling gloves, focusing on comfort, protection, material quality, and brow-wiping ability.
Cycling Sunglasses Review: Checking out the top cycling sunglasses from brands like Oakley, Rudy Project, and Tifosi, focusing on lens quality, comfort, UV protection, and how much like a pro cyclist they make you look.
Bike Multi-tools Review: We love multi-tools and would never go on a bike ride without one. We'll be looking at the various bike multi-tools available for on-the-go adjustments and fixes (plus post-ride beer bottle opening), focusing on functionality, durability, and size.
Cycling Backpacks Review: A review of cycling-specific backpacks, focusing on capacity, comfort, and features like hydration bladder compatibility. Handy on the trails and on the trail back from the grocery store.
Bike Tires and Inner Tubes Review: Where the rubber meets the road. The wrong tires (and tubes) can ruin a great ride. Make the right choices with our guide to the various types of bike tires and inner tubes, comparing grip, durability, and performance in different conditions.
Cycling Water Bottles and Cages Review: Comparison of various cycling water bottles and cages, focusing on ease of use, insulation, and secure fit. Even if you don't have water bottle bosses on your bike, we still have plenty of options for securing your bottle.
Cycling Jackets Review: How do you guarantee it will rain? Go cycling without a jacket. Don't do it. Instead, check out our reviews of top cycling jackets for different weather conditions, focusing on weather protection, breathability, and packability. All weather types covered, from a breezy cycle to cruising the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
Cycling Socks Review: We like cycling socks. But, cycling socks wear out and get lost in the laundry. If you like socks without holes and socks that come in pairs, then check out our guide to the best cycling-specific socks, focusing on material quality, comfort, and breathability.