Reviews

Review: Boardman SPORT/e Hybrid

17 June 2014

Boardman must surely have sold more hybrid bikes than anyone else in the UK. Now they’re offering the new SPORT/e Hybrid, a 26”-wheel, scaled-down junior version of its adult hybrids. The bike sits alongside a road bike and a MTB in the new junior range.

Review: Boardman SPORT/e MTB

17 June 2014

Boardman’s junior MTB fills the gap between cheaper bikes that aren’t capable off-road and much more expensive MTBs. So, as a £300 MTB specifically designed for children, the Boardman has an opportunity to carve its own niche.

Video review: Hoy Cammo road bike

17 March 2014

Sir Chris made it clear that he was closely involved in every aspect of HOY Bikes, so we expected a lot from the Cammo junior road bike. There’s a growing choice of quality road bikes for kids, so the Cammo needs to impress. Watch our full review video to see whether it lived up to expectations.

Video review: Carrera Zelos Junior road bike

06 March 2014

A proper road bike that can be bought for just over £200? Does it have a part to play in Under 10 and Under 12 circuit racing, and can it really be raced seriously against its competitors costing £400 or more?

Video review: Hoy Meadowbank track bike

27 February 2014

We took a first look at this new junior track bike a few weeks ago and it certainly looked promising. We’ve given it a thorough test on the track since then. Is it worthy of the Hoy name…?

Video review: Culprit Junior 2

29 January 2014

It’s a junior road bike with 650c wheels and Shimano 105 gears. With carbon forks & seatpin, high specification and light weight, it’s obviously aimed at committed Under 10 and Under 12 riders. Find out what we made of the exotic Culprit.

Video review: Islabikes Creig 26 MTB

26 January 2014

It’s a serious junior mountain bike and it’s the most expensive model in the Islabikes range. Our video review looks at what the Creig 26 is best suited for, and how well it performs.

Group test – junior road/cyclocross bikes (part 2)

19 December 2013

This is the final part of our grouptest of four top junior road/cyclocross bikes. We look at their brakes, components, performance, customisation & upgrade, service & support, and value for money.

Group test – junior road/cyclocross bikes (part 1)

18 December 2013

Not long ago the choice of quality junior road/cyclocross bikes was very limited. Now there are half a dozen bikes to choose from, and we’ve reviewed four of the best.

Review of Peré Performance winter clothing

06 December 2013

Got a child who loves cycling but suffers when riding in the wet and cold? Read whether Peré’s products solve that problem.