Van Bikeradar: Best winter road bike 2022 | A guide to winter bikes and components

Are you thinking about building or buying a bike for winter road riding? BikeRadar’s experts have an immense combined experience of winter riding and in this guide, we’ll discuss some different approaches to choosing a bike for winter road riding, and which components and accessories matter the most. Whether you’re looking to buy a whole […]

Van Bikeradar: BikeRadar Builds | Oscar’s Specialized Allez DSW SL road bike 

This edition of BikeRadar Builds focuses on my Specialized Allez DSW SL with a custom build you won’t see anywhere else. It’s quite a special build to me because the frame was the first to use Specialized’s Smartweld aluminium technology, and it’s effectively an aluminium Specialized Tarmac SL5. Specialized released S-Works Allez models in 2014 […]

Van Bikeradar: Trek’s director of road bikes explains the tech behind the new Madone

It’s been said many times that performance aero race bikes now all look the same – deep tube sections, dropped seatstays and one-piece integrated cockpits typify the modern aero road bike. That changed with the launch of the new seventh-generation Trek Madone though; its radical seat tube design, with the saddle cantilevered over the rear […]

Van Bikeradar: Specialized returns to tubeless with its new S-Works Turbo tyre range

Specialized has announced a refresh of its S-Works Turbo range of high-end road bike tyres, with two new tubeless tyres and one clincher. The American brand claims the development of two new rubber compounds has enabled significant improvements to rolling resistance, durability, grip and puncture protection across the board. The new Specialized S-Works Turbo RapidAir […]

Van Bikeradar: The HED Jet 180 is a radical rear wheel with a 180mm-deep rim

HED has announced the Jet 180, a new rear wheel with a 180mm-deep rim. The Jet 180 is designed specifically for athletes competing at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Full rear disc wheels are banned at Kona due to concerns over safety in windy conditions. The 180mm-deep rim has a maximum external width […]

Van Bikeradar: 13 road bikes you can still buy with rim brakes

It may feel as if rim brake road bikes have gone the way of the dodo, overtaken by road bike disc brakes for the most part. However, while the selection of rim brake road bikes out there isn’t quite what it once was, there are still plenty of bikes out there with rim brake stoppers. […]

Van Bikeradar: High Mileage Heroes | Matt’s Garmin Forerunner 45

When it comes to tracking your rides and posting them to Strava for the world to see, there are plenty of options available. Many people will opt for a specific GPS bike computer, from the likes of Garmin or Wahoo, and some will use a mobile phone with one of the best bike phone mounts […]