Van Bikeradar: Specialized’s new S-Works Torch is a “luxury” road cycling shoe

Specialized has announced the S-Works Torch, a new top-of-the-range road cycling shoe said to represent a “new generation of S-Works footwear”. Rather than arriving as a premium addition to the more budget-friendly Specialized Torch shoe range, the Specialized S-Works Torch replaces the high-end S-Works 7, and is said to address a number of issues some […]

Van Bikeradar: Is the new Rondo RATT CF the future of road bikes?

The new Rondo RATT CF is intended to be a variable-geometry all-road bike with 650b wheels for “going anywhere fast”. Rondo’s flip chip in the fork can transform the RATT from road bike to gravel bike in minutes, according to the brand. The RATT incorporates the Polish company’s patented TwinTip technology seen on the Rondo […]

Van Bikeradar: 5 ways to make your riding fun again

It’s important to remember why we all got into cycling in the first place – because it is fun. Regardless of the purpose of your riding – whether that’s commuting, cycling to lose weight or training for a big ride – riding your bike should be a joyful experience that brings a smile to your […]

Van Bikeradar: How hard is the Giro d’Italia?

The Giro d’Italia is one of the toughest races on the WorldTour calendar – but what toll does the opening Grand Tour of the season place on riders? The EF Education-EasyPost team uses the WHOOP 4.0 band to measure the physiological strain, recovery and sleep of its riders through the season. Ahead of the start […]

Van Bikeradar: Cycology: from work of art to cycling kit

A wife and husband tag-team turned global cycling brand, Cycology offers striking, design-led cycling kit that doesn’t compromise on technical performance. What started as a design project for a fashion brand headed up by a keen cyclist has evolved over the past decade, and is now the choice of many style-conscious riders around the world. […]

Van Bikeradar: Ere Genus CCX tyre uses carbon compound to lower rolling resistance

Ere Research’s new Genus CCX road tyre uses a new rubber compound said to lower rolling resistance, improve grip and boost puncture resistance. CarbonX is a company spun off from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and also the name of the firm’s flagship product, a 3D structure made of chemically bonded carbon […]

Van Bikeradar: New Cube road bike spotted at Giro d’Italia | Lightweight-aero mash-up

Is Cube about to launch a new top-tier road bike? That appears to be the case, with the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux team riding an unreleased model at the 2022 Giro d’Italia. The Litening C:68X SLT aero bike is the Belgian team’s go-to machine, but we’ve spotted a number of the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux team riding what looks, […]

Van Bikeradar: New Garmin Varia RCT715 tail light has a camera to record your crashes

Garmin has released the Varia RCT715, a new version of its tail light that features a high-definition camera to record any incidents out on the road. The Varia RCT715 features the same radar technology as its predecessors. When paired with a Garmin bike computer or smartwatch, the Varia will alert users to vehicles approaching from […]