Bikes

The third version of Specialized’s aero race bike is faster, stiffer, lighter and easier to live with… according to the Californian brand, anyway. Kevin Eddy went in search of some free speed.

A trio of automotive engineers from Melbourne banded together in 2014 to create Bastion, a bicycle design and manufacturing brand that’s really turning heads. Gemma Mollenhauer has been riding their latest creation and filed this review.

There's no doubting the allure of shiny metal objects, and Luke Meers has been plumbing the depths of his attraction to Bossi's latest titanium framed rig, the Fabrica Ti.

Orbea have unveiled a versatile new alluminium allrounder named the Terra H, a bike they say will "make any terrain rideable".

In what will be seen as a double-barrelled blow from Canadian cycling industry giant Cervelo, the company has simultaneously announced two major news stories - the launch of their new top-model bike and the sponsorship of one of the biggest teams in pro cycling.

"You can bring any bike .... So long as it's made from steel, has downtube shifters, and an '86 model or older." That was the general jist of the eighth annual Noosa Strada Bianche, an inspiring event held in the glorious environs on the weekend of August 11 & 12.

Hailing from New Zealand, Chapter 2 is the brainchild of Michael Pryde, son of that Neil Pryde. Here we take a 'first look' at the Chapter 2 Here, a top-level aero road offering.

It has earned a reputation as the 'goto' crit bike of the decade and now it's available in disc brake configuration, Specialized have released details of the Allez Sprint Disc.

Nat Bromhead has been riding the new Domane SL7 for this review; 7.8 kilos of endurance oriented carbon frame, 35mm carbon rims, and electronic gears...here's what he found.

Trek have released a new alloy road bike the company say performs way out of its league in both ride quality, performance and aesthetics.

Bianchi’s Aria has new beefed up tubes and the addition of disc brakes. It still looks to be an aero-optimised frame so we were keen to see how it rides. Gary Hunt reports.

Just in time for the Tour de France - and ready for some thrilling Peter Sagan sprints - Specialized have released the latest incarnation of their top tier race bike, the S-Works Venge.

The Formentor is touted as a titanium speed machine from J Guillem. Bicycling Australia filmed the build, particularly the fitting of the new Rotor UNO hydraulic groupset, and Print Editor Gary Hunt filed this detailed review.

It's not only the top riders of the pro peloton covering the Italian component of the 2018 Giro d'Italia course, a non-competitive event is also underway - the Giro E with riders touring Italy aboard Pinarello Nytro e-road bikes.

“The Esquire oozes character and quality, each component seems to have been selected carefully and combine to create a bike which delivers across the board. The nishing touch is the quality paint scheme, unique and stylish and very appealing.”