The Vertigo is world renowned as the Helmet of choice of Team Sky. With unsurpassed fit, workmanship and a host of advanced technical features, the Vertigo offers a true competitive advantage and a dose of style riders of all levels.
"I've always used Catlike helmets previously. They fitted me well and looked great. After a recent crash, I needed a new helmet and friends had recommended the Kask. I'm delighted with my Vertigo. It fits perfectly - even better than the Catlike. The padding on the adjuster at the back sits perfectly on the soft bits at the base of the skull and leave plenty of room to wear a head warmer if it's cold. The Vertigo also looks great - especially with the World Champion stripes. It is pricey, so I'm glad I got this one in the sale. But, I'm a convert to Kask now."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Good Fit
"The idea of this is great. It clips into a the back of a Fizik saddle thus avoiding any 'leg rub' or ugly straps. But, I'm now on my third one. The first lasted four years, the second under four weeks. On both occasions, the clip broke on one side. At the price, it's reasonable to replace, but a chore. If my third one breaks, I'll have to try a new brand, but I'm hoping my second was just a dud as the first one was great. One area that needs improving is the light loop. It's much too flimsy unlike the Topeak. So - good overall, but could be improved. Given how fantastic other Fizik products are, I'm surprised they haven't improved the loop."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Lightweight, Versatile
"I've had a Topeak Joe Blow Track Pump for about six years. The dual head had started to slip off when pumping, so I needed to replace or repair it. I would have preferred just to replace the damaged parts, but these were not available hence this purchase. I have to say, the Smarthead is much better - feels much more secure. My only gripe is that in seeking to be a universal fit for all pumps (there are several fitting attachments), it wasn't completely straightforward to switch over the hose with the same brand. I wasn't keen to cut the old hose, so I've ended up with an extra long one. No big deal really, but a small irritation. But, fundamentally, the Smarthead is excellent - well worth it."
Simply tear open a Viper Active sachet and mix instantly in a water bottle to create a cutting-edge isotonic sports fuel drink that hydrates, energises, sustains and supports well being during training and events.
"I first came across this at a Sportif. I'm glad I did. It tastes great. On long rides, I get fed up with too many sweet things. This tastes like slightly diluted orange juice and is easy to drink and digest. This is my second box and I'd certainly recommend it"
"This is a truly excellent rear light. It is very bright and even more visible, so to speak, in flashing mode. This is the second one I've bought, The first - bought from a shop - had a slightly dodgy swithch. But I think I was just unlucky, which is why I bought a replacement. It's difficult to get excited about rear lights, but I've tried a few and this is the best one I've found"
"This is my first high-powered light (rather than a cheaper city light), so cannot compare with similar products. However, I am delighted with my purchase. It's the usual Lezyne high quality, is very robust, and doesn't look horribly out of place on either my road bike or single speed (a shallow but important consideration!). The brightest setting is very bright and the other two constant ones are also good. The flashing setting is excellent. So - it cost quite a bit (even with the Wiggle discount), but works very well and looks like it will last.
My only quiblle is the mount. It is tool free, but tightening it properly by hand is a bit fiddly. I'd prefer the option of using a tool. But - you only have to do it occasionally, so not a huge problem."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Rugged, High Quality, Versatile
"This is a high quality roof carrier. The arm and mechanism make it much easier to load on the roof of a car, as the bke is stable as you tighten the clamp at roof level. It's also lockable (both the clamp and to the roof bars) which is great. The only downsides are: 1) it is set up for a left hand drive car, so if you want the bike on the passenger side, you need to move the mechanism - I haven't risked this, so the bike sits over the driver; 2) the nature of the clamp means that where bikes have cables that run under the downtube, they get compressed against the frame. The solution to this is to put the gears on the most slack setting (small ring, highest rear gear) and fit a small piece of pipe lagging between frame and cables while carrying the bike. This preevents any cable rub or cable stretch.
"I bought a tube of these as they'd featured in a recent sportif. What attracted me was their portability - carrying around a tub and scoop can be a real faff. The drink tastes pretty good and I'll certainly take them on long rides when I need to top up my bottles.
I prefer the taste of Torq drinks, but these are a great compromise between taste and ease of use."
The Continental Grand Prix series of racing clinchers is the top choice of serious race bike specialists all over the world, and has been for many years. The latest incarnation is the Grand Prix 4000S.