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The 2022 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Alloy is a price versus performance home run

The 2022 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Alloy looks to offer all the performance of the highly acclaimed but enormously expensive 2021 Stumpjumper Evo S-Works without the price tag. The two-model range…

Night riding : 6 tips for mountain biking at night

The dry, dusty days of summer may be over but the change of season needn’t put a stop to your riding. With daylight hours dwindling in the Northern Hemisphere, night…

The best aluminium road bikes: top-rated alloy bikes 

Aluminium remains a great material for making bicycle frames. At the entry-level end of the road bike market, aluminium frames are almost ubiquitous. That’s because, generally speaking, aluminium frames combine…

How to choose a mountain bike handlebar – and our favourite trail-ready cockpits

The handlebar is the most important contact point on your mountain bike. While many riders settle for the stock handlebar on their bike, upgrading your cockpit to something that suits…

Bike Light Laws In The UK: What You Need To Know

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the law for bike lights in the UK: Is a flashing light legal or does it have to be steady? And do you have…

Custom bike mega gallery | The 7 best bikes from Bespoked 2021

Bespoked is the UK’s biggest custom bike show and this year we’ve been spoilt with a beautiful mix of road, gravel and touring bikes (and a cheeky tandem or two…

Endura gravel kit, PRO aero handlebar, Sigeyi power meter spider, Topeak child seat and Rule 28 winter kit

Another week packed full of new bike tech has been and gone, so let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights before jumping into another edition of First…

Best overshoes for cycling 2021

You’re not going to enjoy riding through the colder months in just your best cycling shoes, which are typically designed for more clement conditions, with lots of ventilation and lightweight…

Best hardtail mountain bikes in 2021

The humble hardtail seems to be going through a mini-revival, with a raft of cross-country, downcountry, trail and potentially even radder rigid frames being introduced. The advantages are clear. Where…

The brutal Two Volcano Sprint from Etna to Vesuvius covers 1,180km and climbs 26,000m

Emma Cole 14 Oct 2021 A guide to the Italian ultra-endurance cycling challenge Described as 'brutal', the Two Volcano Sprint is a single stage, self-supported ultra-endurance cycling challenge, which takes…