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GearUp Lean Machine

GearUp Lean Machine bike stand review

Keeping your bike secure in London is hard. Especially if you leave it locked up outside every night. Factor in the charming British weather and it’s no surprise that many people choose to keep their bike indoors. As we have talked about previously this can raise various issues in small London flats. I recently moved to […]

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Burley Travoy urban trailer review – a bike trailer for those who don’t do bike trailers

Riding with extra cargo around London isn’t for the self conscious. Pedestrians double take and drivers stare. Bike trailers are not a common sight in London. However, if you’re the type that doesn’t particularly care what others think, then you’ll discover there’s a lot to love about the Burley Travoy. Burley are an Oregon based company who specialise in […]

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Portland Design Works Takeout Basket review

I have not had a front basket since the 80’s when I still had a fetching pink bike with handlebar streamers. I had friends at school who had them and they always seemed so unwieldy that I steadfastly stuck to my backpack or rear rack. I love the aesthetic of a front cargo style rack, but never […]

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Multipurpose cycling products round up

We like reviews and gear here at London Cyclist and we tend to review a lot of things that are specifically made for cycling. However, there are many things that can be used whilst riding a bike that do not have that function in mind. Then there are the things that are designed with cycling […]

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Genesis Flyer

Genesis Flyer 2016 – Full review

Ever since trying out some budget single speeds last year, I have been somewhat hooked. I really enjoyed riding the Mango a lot more than I was expecting, but in comparison to my nicer touring bike, I felt the comfort was a little lacking for a regular, go-anywhere commuter bike. So being the gear head […]

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Flyback riding

Eastway Flyback H1 hybrid bike review

Hybrid bikes are a great choice for commuting and general cycling – you get most of the speed and weight benefits of a road bike, with the riding comfort of a city bike. They are great bikes for commuting and leisure riding, as well as light touring and off-roading. We have often suggested that they make […]

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Three saddles reviewed

Cosine Saddles Review

We gave you an overview of what to look for in a saddle last week. We also said how hard it was to recommend a specific saddle to people. That said, some ranges have quite a few different shapes. One such range is the Cosine saddles – Wiggle’s own brand. They were kind enough to send […]

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Pretty tyres

Tannus Solid Tyres Review

Punctures suck. Regardless of how good you are at changing a tube, they still get in the way. They invariably seem to happen to me when it is raining, which just makes the experience so much worse. An added complication is that I have pit-lock locking skewers on my bike so I don’t have to […]

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Full metal fenders

Mudguards for bikes

Mudguards. Those things that the cyclists in front of you never seem to have when it’s raining. If you’ve cycled for long enough you’ll no doubt be aware of all the gunk on the road that you always tell yourself you should one day clean off your bike. Fortunately, a good set of mudguards goes […]

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Rummy

Mission Workshop Rummy review

I have mostly been using a pannier through the winter as I find it useful in the rain. However, regardless of using it for months now, I still don’t really feel like it works for me for regular trips into and around central London. I love it for longer rides, but start stop travel for me […]

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Stamen Jacket

Windproof cycling jackets

You look on the BBC weather website and it says wind and light rain for the next day. You watch the ITV weather report and they’re suggesting clear skies. Who to trust? Even then, will the weather do the same thing all day? Of course not! Windproof cycling jackets are for moments like this. When […]

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Skull light

Monkey light review

We featured the Monkey Light in our visibility roundup a few weeks ago. I had seen one in action a little while ago and thought it looked awesome so wanted to spread the word. Then of course I wanted one for myself. So here is a full review of the M232 unit! What is it? The […]

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