Bike Reviews

Aug 30 2018

A new bike for my birthday

by Charlie Bowker (Aged 11) For my birthday, I received the coolest present – a Trek Domane AL2. I am going to tell you why I think it is the perfect first road bike to buy. Styling The styling of the bike is very good using a matte and gloss paint format. The colours work…

Apr 07 2018

Eternal Youth on two wheels

Confessions of a cyclist I have a bit of a confession when it comes to cycling. Actually, I have two. The first is that as much as I love cycling (and I really do) I am one of those people that tend to reflect on what a wonderful time they’ve had after the ride is…

Jun 22 2017

Bianchi Oltre XR3 – A stunning first impression

  Bianchi – a legendary Marque   Since 1885, Bianchi has been a byword for quality. From design to materials innovation, Bianchi have built up an extraordinary body of technical know-how and race-honed real world experience to produce some of the finest frames the world of cycling has ever seen. Oh yes, and there’s that colour…

Mar 20 2017

Trek Fuel EX – Evolution of a Legend (Part 2)

The Trek Fuel EX is one of the genuine contenders for best all round trail bike in the world. This 9.8 version in Project One guise recently delivered to Team Scotland and Team GB triathlete Natalie Milne is bound to draw envious looks when spotted on the trails!

Jan 31 2017

Trek Domane – the world’s best endurance road bike?

Finding the optimal balance of lightness, stiffness and rider comfort especially on long rides is the focus of all road bike designers. There are many solutions but Trek’s IsoSpeed system on the Trek Domane is superb. Criterium Cycles finds out why.

Jan 13 2017

Trek Fuel EX – Evolution of a legend (Part 1)

The mountain bike has evolved a great deal over the past 30 years. Since 1986, Trek has been at the forefront of mountain bike technology the world over. They have created a bike that has evolved into a global sales success for well over a decade. The bike in question is the Trek Fuel EX. We look at the history of the Trek Fuel EX and find out why it is so successful.

Dec 09 2016

Trek Remedy 9 RSL (2017)

Trek’s 2017 range of Remedy mountain bikes is the best ever. The stand out model is the Remedy 9 RSL. Criterium Cycles reviews the bike plus we have stock arriving in December!

Oct 19 2016

Trek Remedy 8 WSD Criterium Special Edition

It all started with Rosie, an experienced mountain bike rider, wondering what her ideal full suspension mountain bike would look like. The guys at Criterium Cycles came up with this stunning bike, the new 2017 Trek Remedy 8 WSD Criterium Special Edition, available to buy now at Criterium Cycles.

Oct 17 2016

Winter Cycling is Fun

As winter approaches, all of us find ourselves wondering how to ensure our continued cycling enjoyment? One option is to consider a winter bike. Criterium Cycles has a Trek Crockett 7 on its fleet so we gave it the once over to see how to prepare it for perfect Winter cycling.

Aug 29 2016

Bianchi Oltre XR4 First Ride

Bianchi have launched their sensational new superbike the Oltre XR4 with Countervail vibration cancelling carbon technology. Criterium Cycles will be taking delivery of our first Oltre XR4’s in September so in July, we had opportunity to test ride the bike. In Italy, of course…..

Aug 15 2016

Stunning Trek 2017 Range now in stock

Trek Bikes have long been at the forefront of developing superb bikes for discerning riders. The list of technological ‘firsts’ from the team in Waterloo, WI, reads like the definitive guide of some of the biggest improvements in bike technology of the last 20 years.When Trek announce a new season line up, customers and retailers wait with bated breath. This year, the wait was especially worth it because Trek have absolutely nailed it. We think the 2017 line up could be one of their best yet. Criterium Cycles have previewed some of the highlights of the 2017 season and we think you’ll absolutely love them.

Aug 15 2016

Testing Trek and Bianchi at Dirtschool

Bianchi ‘s JAB 27.1 Plus is a superb hardtail Plus bike and definitely worth considering for cross country and enduro. The Jab 27.1 Plus is suitable for everyone and all ages but we decided to put it through a particularly tough test – on a 3 day school holiday training course at Dirtschool, Glentress alongside a Trek Kids Dual Sport.

Aug 08 2016

Bianchi Jab 27.1 +

by William Bowker, Aged 11 My face lit up when I saw my first Bianchi bike, a Jab 27.1 Plus bike. The matt, acid green paint and huge 2.8” wide tyres were really dramatic . The rockshox suspension instantly caught my eye, along with the Remote lockout system, something I have not used before. Of course,…

Jul 05 2016

Trek Domane SLR – one of the best bikes of 2016

The Trek Domane SLR was launched to considerable fanfare earlier in 2016, in time for the fabled Cobbled Classics in Northern Europe. Trek claimed that with front and rear IsoSpeed, the Trek Domane SLR had it all; blistering speed, smooth race comfort and superior balance for precision handling and (according to Trek) all day domination….

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