Van Bikeradar: High-Mileage Heroes | Oscar’s Castelli Gabba 2 jacket

I bought my Castelli Gabba 2 jacket in early 2015 and, after seven seasons of winter abuse, it’s still going strong. That’s what makes it a High-Mileage Hero. The semi-waterproof and windproof cycling jacket has seen countless Sunday club runs, as well as three years of riding around the bitterly cold Norfolk lanes while at […]

Van Bikeradar: Best climbing bikes 2022 | 17 lightweight road bikes

The best climbing bikes, of course, boast light weight. But a modern lightweight bike has to prove itself not solely through a lack of grams on the scales, but also by having the aerodynamics to up your ride speed. In fact, for most riding conditions, aerodynamics is more important than weight, although there’s a definite […]

Van Bikeradar: Best road bike helmets 2022 | 27 top-rated cycle helmets

The best road cycling helmets will give you plenty of protection and many of them are not too expensive either. Yes, you can pay a lot for a top-spec road helmet as used by the pros, but even budget helmets can come with a range of great features. MIPS tends to be the headline extra […]

Van Bikeradar: Best road bikes under £2,000 or $2,000 for 2022

The best road bikes under £2,000 or $2,000 give you a quality frame and spec without the high cost of some of the best road bikes we’ve ridden and reviewed. Separately, we’ve rounded up the best endurance road bikes if you’re after long-distance comfort and aren’t so constrained by price. If you’re looking for something […]

Van Bikeradar: Oakley cycling sunglasses to buy this year: 2021 guide

Oakley sunglasses are a popular go-to option for cyclists, and with good reason. While often more expensive than some of the competition, there’s no denying that its shades are well-designed, high-quality and, at times, unmistakably distinctive.  The current collection of cycling-specific shades features a wide range of frame styles to suit all tastes and face […]