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At RCB we’re keen to give our opinion on the latest bits of kit. We’ve got these reviews divided out into sections including Cycling Gadgets, Clothing, Accessories and more. Feel free to suggest a bit of kit to review over on our Facebook page.


Topeak® Aero Wedge Saddle Bag (Small) – Reviewed

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The Topeak® Aero Wedge saddle bag series comes in a variety of sizes (Micro, Small, Medium and Large) to suit a variety of needs. I rarely go out for more than ~3 hours at a time so I didn’t feel the need to go for anything larger than something which would accommodate a miniature tool kit, tyre levers/puncture repair kit ... Read More »

Topeak® Headlux red/white bicycle light – Reviewed

The Topeak Headlux

We recently received this quirky little helmet light by Topeak®. First impressions were good as it’s design is very sleek and relatively compact. The fact that the one unit contains both a white and red light is great as this saves the need to buy two individual lights, as is the norm when attaching lights to the front and rear ... Read More »

Sunwise Hastings Sunglasses – Reviewed

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We recently spoke with the guys at Sunwise® to sample a pair of their new range of sunglasses, the Hastings. With an RRP of £94.99, they don’t come cheap, but still a little way off of the likes of Oakley etc. As do most cycling sunglasses, the Hastings boast anti-fog properties which, for a change, actually do seem to help mitigate the ... Read More »

Tom Tom Multi-Sports Cardio GPS watch – Reviewed

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We recently received the brand new TomTom Multi Sport Cardio GPS Watch w Heart Rate Monitor and Cadence/Speed/Altimeter Sensor. This watch is really nice to look at easy to set up, simply plug into a computer, download the TomTom MySportsConnect app and follow the instructions! However, priced at £224 (Wiggle, 2014) the price may seem abit steep for some. Although ... Read More »

Garmin Edge 1000 – Reviewed

Garmin Edge 1000

Having reviewed the 200 and 500 from the Edge series, we thought we’d better step up and get one of the more up to date models. Garmin kindly sent us an Edge 1000 Bundle which contains: – Edge 1000 unit – Preloaded Garmin Cycle map of Europe – Quarter turn mount – Out-front mount – Speed sensor – Cadence sensor ... Read More »

Black Dog Bikes Wall Mounted Repair Stand – Reviewed

Black Dog Bikes Wall Mounted Repair Stand

We were recently in contact with the kind people at Black Dog Bikes who sent us this really rather cool wall stand to review. As you can see, out of the box this product comes with the stand in a single piece as well as two mounting plates (handy if you want to have an indoor and outdoor workstation). Initial ... Read More »

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition HD – Reviewed

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“Features video resolutions up to 4K, 12MP photos up to 30 frames per second, built-in Wi-Fi, SuperView™ and Auto Low Light modes. Waterproof [up] to 40m.”   I recently purchased the Go Pro Hero3+ (Black Edition) HD camera to record our ride to Monaco, and to record our rides in the uk. I almost went for a cheaper alternative because ... Read More »

Continental Gatorskin 700C – Reviewed

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Are you sick of getting punctures? I know we are, or should I say were, right now punctures seem to be a thing of the past now that we’ve discovered Continental Gatorskin’s, and  we could not be happier with their performace thus far! These tyres are made of thick galvonised rubber with a layer of Kevlar (or something similar) on the inside ... Read More »

Garmin Edge 200 – Reviewed

Garmin 200

The Garmin Edge 200 is the cheapest Garmin GPS cycle computer out there, at just £79.99 on Amazon. It is a brilliant little piece of kit, it records your current speed, average speed, milage (Km/Mi), Laps, ascents, and even has a “ghost rider” function. If you use Garmin Connect, Map My Ride or anything similar be sure to check the ... Read More »

Garmin Edge 500 – Reviewed

The Garmin Edge 500 Cycling GPS System

The Garmin Edge 500 is a tad more expensive than the Garmin 200 we recently reviewed. Dropping in at around £130 on Amazon. Amazon.co.uk Widgets Read More »