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Guy Kesteven

Author: Guy Kesteven

Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.

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Whyte has stepped its game right back up with the new T 130 RS

£2,750.00

5

Updated: Stretched, slacked and singled mid-travel ride wins Trail Bike of the Year

Saracen s Hack 2 is a far more engaging companion than the name suggests

£950.00

4

A diamond in the rough that's nowhere near as crude as it sounds

VooDoo s Canzo delivers the goods at a price point where we d normally be fearing to mount full sus machines

£800.00

4.5

Tweak it right and the Canzo is a totally can-do ride

The Trek 720 s fluoro fork mounted baggage certainly makes it stand out from the crowd

£1,200.00

3.5

Understated all-road all-rounder with excellent potential

Giant s Stance 27 5 has a few weak points  but will reward upgrading in the medium to long term

£999.00

3.5

Sorted entry-level full-susser that will reward upgrading over time

The Cooker frame s aesthetic is appealingly old fashioned  despite the on trend rolling stock

£1,500.00

3.5

Plus bike's anti-fashion handling swaps lazy swagger for lively steering

Elite s Volano may be a little rough around the edges compared with the premium competition  but it s a serious bargain

£350.00

3.5

Low price, high resistance, bargain direct-drive trainer

Genesis  Tarn 20 is an outstanding plus sized hardtail

£1,900.00

4.5

Plush frame and sorted kit amplify plus-sized playfulness

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