Monday media mashup: MTB, road and tri gear ridden and rated

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 8:00am
Category: News

We've got a vast range of bikes, parts and accessories for sale on our site which as well as receiving user reviews, are regularly tested by cycling magazines and websites such as Cycling Plus, BikeMagic, Cycling Weekly, and

We're going to bring you a selection of review highlights as and when they appear so you can see just how good the equipment is that we sell.

This week we cover a wide range of kit including mountain biking and road riding parts from Zipp and RaceFace, luggage from Evoc and clothing from Sombrio and Bluegrass.

Without further ado here's this week's instalment…


Bluegrass Grizzly d3o Lite Vest 2012
"Snug and comfy vest using d3o technology on the back and shoulder area for maximum protection when you hit the deck."

"Thanks to the minimalist approach, it’s one of the best-fitting back protectors we’ve ever had the pleasure of riding in – ideal for races where a back protector is compulsory. Almost £120 for a back protector might seem steep, but for this level of comfort, we think it’s worth it." BikeRadar

• Click here for more information on the Bluegrass Grizzly d3o Vest and to shop now.

Evoc Bike Travel Bag 280L 2012
"The perfect bike travel bag for trips by plane, car, or train. No matter whether you're taking your road bike, cross-country, freeride, downhill or enduro bike, everything is safely stored and ready-to-go within minutes."

"EVOC are specialists in the field of bicycle transport, and the voc 280L Bike Travel Bag is a case in point, with many great features only gained through experience. Great design makes short work of the usual bike travel woes – a truly stellar bike bag."

• Click here for more information on the Evoc Bike Travel Bag 280L and to shop now.

RaceFace Turbine Flat Bar
 "For low cockpit purests the new Turbine flat bar with 5deg back sweep will keep you on track for epic climbs without weighing you down."

"The Flat Wide Turbine bars aren’t crazy wide but at 700mm I think they’re ideal for a lot of XC riders. The bars will be of great interest to 29er riders wishing to run wider bars without having to resort to riser bars that would make their front end undesirably high." Singletrack

• Click here for more information on the RaceFace Turbine Flat Bar and to shop now.

Sombrio X-Shazam Shoes 2012
 "The Shazam Shoe is a hybrid mid top designed for the rigors’ of high speed flat pedal shredding."

"The Shazams’ overall coverage and protection is great. The sole is fairly thin but comfortable, and being able to move your feet on the pedal slightly is a bonus. A great weather-protected flat pedal shoe, with plenty of grip on it." BikeRadar

• Click here for more information on the Sombrio X-Shazam Shoes 2012 and to shop now.

Zipp 101 wheelset
 "Lightweight, aero and extensively tested, these wheels have a fine-tuned rim shape for unrivalled performance and handling."

"We were sceptical about the drag drop claims, but these wheels really do seem to reduce the expected ramp in effort once you hit 20mph and above. Truly stunning handling from a deceptively aero wheelset." BikeRadar

• Click here for more information on Zipp 101 wheels and to shop now.

Selle Italia SLR Flow Saddle 2012
 "A saddle featuring a refined style, the SLR is a combination of the highest properties of carbon: its extraordinary lightness combines with high strength guaranteed by the strictest testing."

"A light and firm saddle that is surprisingly comfortable for shorter rides, and it’s not just for the racers either, trail riders seeking a lightweight perch will love it." BikeMagic

• Click here for more information on the Selle Italia SLR Flow Saddle 2012 and to shop now.

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