Hot off his victory in the final round of the Welsh MTB series, securing the series title in the process, it’s safe to say that Max Gibbons has made a big step up this season. At the age of 19 he has time on his side, and with only 4 years of focused training and racing behind him, the progress he’s made this year is a sign of things to come. Epic Cycles has always had a policy of supporting riders. In the past this has been based around teams, but going forward we’re looking to support individual talent. [...]
We always enjoy reading of customer adventures - this time a belter from Italy "On previous visits to Abruzzo, I’d watched road cyclists on the switchbacks of the Gran Sasso massif with some envy. I had also toyed with the idea of making the whole trip unmotorised, taking in the Valnerina and Sibilini mountain range on the way. This trip was a compromise between carrying the bike by car, which always seems perverse, and the slow, ponderous exercise of hauling camping equipment in full touring mode. I packed some essentials in bike bags and opted for ‘credit card’ travel based in pre-booked overnight accommodation....." [...]
Colnago bikes are famed throughout the cycling world for their excellence in design, performance and finish. But the thing that really sets them apart is their sheer class. There is something about Colnagos that makes them more than just another super bike. Whether it's the elegant tube shapes, the huge range of lovely paint jobs, the sublime ride quality, or the depth of knowledge and understanding that you just know is embedded in every frame, it's hard to tell - but what is clear is that in the last couple of years the world has caught on to what [...]
If ever there was a brand that has the cycling world talking just now it's 3T. The brains behind the emergence of 3T as a major bike innovator is Gerard Vroomen – the mainstream cycling world first became aware of Vroomen through his previous brands, Cervelo and Open. And with 3T he has taken all of his knowledge, passion and creative thinking, combined it with the manufacturing heritage and expertise of 3T, and delivered a small but truly ground-breaking range of premium bikes that is nothing if not innovative. And which might just change the direction of future cycle [...]
Clean lines in the racer's classic red/black/white MyO colours, with PRO finishing kit and DT-Swiss wheels that complement this carbon Orbea Terra perfectly. It’s true to say that the Terra is rapidly becoming a firm staff favourite – it is just so good at pretty much everything! It’s fast, engaging, light weight, tough, super versatile, and handles superbly. And means that the question “where shall we go today?” just got a much wider range of answers. As Orbea would say, just get out and explore.
Excellent video review from Cycling Weekly, that pretty much sums up our own view on the LOOK 785 Huez RS. That it is one of the most beautifully balanced, comfortable and practical pro-level race bikes we have ever ridden, whatever type of riding you plan to do, and whatever kind of rider you are - “this bike feels absolutely incredible…shooting forward at the merest nudge of the pedals…LOOK has got everything right with the 785 Huez RS” Cycling Weekly Editor’s Choice.
The Bianchi Aria is designed to offer maximum aero performance without compromising the ride quality, handling and comfort you would expect from an all round fast road bike. The Aria is one of the most adaptable, practical, engaging and aerodynamic road bikes that Bianchi have ever made. And the new disc brake option only adds to its practicality and performance in all conditions. It also happens to look stunning, with the class that comes naturally with the Bianchi brand.
The beautiful Bianchi Oltre XR4. With patented Countervail technology to deliver a silky-smooth controlled ride, with bags of stiffness and power transfer. Built with CampagnoloSuper Record and Bora Ultra 50 wheels.
Designed to be the ultimate all-road and all-round high performance bike, the Terra may just become the most ridden bike in your stable. It has a geometry that offers precise handling and all-day comfort over all surfaces. A little more relaxed than a pure race bike, with frame angles that deliver outstanding stability and control, whether hitting typical tarmac roads, dirt tracks or rough back lanes.
Tubeless road or all-road tyres have come along way in the last couple of years, and Mavic have been at the forefront of developments with their wheel-tyre systems that ensure a perfect match between tyre and wheel rim. Making air loss a non-issue, while also making sure that installation is straightforward as they don't have to err on the side of too-tight-to-get-them-on under sizing of tyre beads in order to guard against leakage. Both the tyres and wheels perform beautifully with other brands, and we have paired them up with other models with no issues. It's simply that because Mavic [...]