Polar M430 GPS Running Watch Review

The Polar M430 is an update to the excellent Polar M400 running watch, with the inclusion of heart rate monitoring on the rear. So now that optical HRM has trickled down to the mid levels of Polar’s portfolio, what’s the M430 like out on the run?
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Elite Direto Preview – Elite Factory Tour

Making turbo trainers is one thing, but building accurate and robust trainers is an entirely different matter. Elite recently opened their factory doors to me to see what goes into building an Elite trainer, and to take a look at their latest trainer the Elite Direto Continue Reading →

Redshift Shockstop Review –  Bike Stem Suspension 

Everything old is new again! In the 90’s bike firms looked at the idea of making the ride on road bikes more compliant by added shock absorbers to the handlebar stems. But the tech was superseded by the compliance of carbon fibre. Now Redshift has taken another look at the concept, and do you know what? It works! Continue Reading →

Elite Fly Bottle Production & Factory Tour

Elite Cycling is a cycling accessory company which needs no introduction. This month I have been lucky enough to have Elite open their factory doors to me in Italy, to see how the company is injecting Italian style into cycling accessories…and the next generation of turbo trainers

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FoodCell Review – A Negative Drag Nutrition Carrier

It was only a few weeks ago that FoodCell popped up on Kickstarter. I thought the unit looked a sound idea in concept but would wait until I had my hands on some hardware for a definitive opinion. For the last couple of weeks now I’ve had the FoodCell by FlowCell strapped to my aero bike. So, how has it performed? Continue Reading →