Cycling Plus May is out now!

How to find a Superbike... on the cheap

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In the new issue of Cycling Plus, Warren Rossiter takes a look at the accessible face of the world of superbikes. The world’s best bikes, as used by the elite professionals, come with the price tag akin to a small nation’s GDP, but there are more affordable versions out there, with cheaper frames and lower grade components putting them within reach of more buyers. We test four in this month’s main bike test.

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Italian legends Campagnolo have been producing some of the finest groupsets for almost a century, but they’ve only just stepped into the world of gravel. We’ve been trying out that groupset, Ekar, and bring you an expansive review.

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We’ve also got first ride reviews of The Light Blue Newnham, Shand Leveret and Salsa Warbird Carbon GRX 600 gravel bike, and gear upgrades of FSA Flowtron AGX dropper post, Fabric Line Race Shallow saddle and FFWD Drift gravel wheels. Our gear grouptest this month focusses on the best smart watches on the market.

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In Features, we show you how to train for the high mountains of Europe on the molehills of Britain, bring to life with stories the data from Strava’s Year in Sport 2020 report into who was riding bikes last year, investigate the sudden rise in the cost of bikes and go for a ride in the Perthshire hills with a British audax legend.

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