Kit

Review: Islabikes Luath 700 Pro Series

09 December 2016

In-depth review of the new ultra-performance junior cyclocross bike from Islabikes. Good enough to deserve a £1600 price tag?

Review: HOY Meadowmill 26

19 June 2016

How does the contender from HOY Bikes measure up in the highly competitive market for children’s 26″ wheel road/cyclocross bikes?

Islabikes Pro Series: superbikes for children

25 May 2016

The Islabikes Pro Series launches today. Do these superbikes for children create a completely new market?

Kit Review: ShredXS Downhill shorts and Freeride jersey

16 October 2015

Junior cycle clothing brand ShredXS belongs to MTB-mad kids Jessica and Fraser. We tested the mainstays of their range, the Downhill MTB shorts and the Freeride jersey.

Review: Trek Fuel EX Jr

28 September 2015

Trek’s new Fuel EX Jr is a quality, full-suspension junior MTB. Does it justify its big price tag? And what difference does a full-sus bike make to a skilled young mountain biker anyway?

Group test – 26″ wheel road/cyclocross bikes

14 March 2015

Here’s our mega group test of lightweight 26” wheel road/CX bikes ranging from £425 to £600. It’s our most thorough review ever. With a choice of six bikes, young riders have never had it so good!

Tracy Moseley – equipment advice for young riders

18 January 2015

Setting up your MTB – snippets of advice for youth riders from world champion Tracy Moseley.

Tracy Moseley – my enduro bike

05 January 2015

Tracy Moseley is one of the most versatile riders in pro cycle sport. Her biggest focus recently has been enduro racing. Here the World Champion talks us through the spec and set-up of her all-conquering Trek enduro bike.

Kit Review: dhb Kids’ Transparent Rain Jacket

11 December 2014

At last there’s now a good choice of effective, well-designed kids’ clothing. We reviewed dhb’s lightweight rain jacket to see if it deserves to become as popular as their cycling kit for adults.

Kit Review: Fusion Speed Mini Rollers

09 December 2014

Fusion Sport’s Mini Rollers came about as a direct result of the business owner’s youth circuit racing experiences. It’s such a brilliantly simple idea that you wonder why no-one had thought of it before.

Review: Raleigh RX Elite cross bike

22 October 2014

Youth riders buying their first proper cyclocross bike wouldn’t be disappointed with the RX Elite. It can be used straight out of the box for racing, and a wheel upgrade would keep it competitive in National Trophy races too.