The new Contend SL road bike has once again caught the attention of BikeRadar’s gear editors, scoring a near-perfect 4.5-star ranking (out of 5) and emerging as an affordable favourite in its Bike of the Year Awards for the second straight year.
Tester David Arthur found the Revolt, with an ALUXX aluminum frame and composite fork, makes a great all-rounder for gravel, dirt or commuting on rough roads: “The Revolt 0 gravel bike offers very impressive performance on the road and in the woods, with an easy agility that makes it fun to carve through the corners,” he wrote. “And there’s nothing to hold you back on your commute or weekend road ride either.”
Bicycling Magazine posted a review of the Talon 29 mountain bike, claiming it “might be the best £599.00 mountain bike you can buy.” Editors praised its lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame, 100mm suspension fork and tubeless-ready wheels, calling it “a great all-terrain commuter and fitness bike, as well as an ideal bike for riders looking to experiment with racing.”
Cycling Plus magazine named the Defy Advanced Pro the overall winner of an endurance bike group test feature in its February issue. With its lightweight composite frame, the Defy Advanced Pro scored a perfect 5-star ranking and beat out competitor bikes from Cannondale, Trek and Specialized.
The new series of Recon lights offers a more consistent lumen output and longer run times, with some featuring a smart function that adjusts light output depending on a rider’s speed. Engel tested four models—the HL1600, HL900, HL700 and HL500. Each is named according to maximum lumen output, with the 1600 being the most powerful.
Cyclesprog, a website that aims to provide an online “handbook” for parents containing all the information they need to get cycling with their children, have been reviewing the ARX 20 and after several weeks of testing, in all conditions, the verdict is in…
The all-new Recon headlight series provides a more consistent lumen output and a longer run time than any other comparable light on the market. It is also Giant’s first headlight series which utilises a smart function that adjusts your light output depending on your speed and the amount of ambient light. From casual commuter to seasoned pro, wherever and whenever you ride, the Recon headlight will give you the power, dependability, and safety you need.