BikeRadar tests the new Canyon Ultimate EVO, goes full-fluoro and races new Niner gravel bike

Here’s some of the gear we’ve loved riding this past week

In a fresh twist to Our Week On Two Wheels, this time round we’re going to look at all the bike kit we’ve enjoyed testing in the past seven days.


Don’t worry, you’ll still get to see your favourite BikeRadar writers in Lycra doing silly things in cold temperatures, but we’ll tell you a bit more about the gear we were riding at the same time.

We’ll be bringing you the good and the bad from the front lines of bike testing, so there’ll be some fresh gear that’s not even in the shops yet, our long-term test rigs, and perhaps an amusing trinket or two.

Oh and we rescued a lost hedgehog. Enjoy!

Josh Evans — social media manager

Our social media manager goes full-Euro-fluoro in the 2015 Tinkoff-Saxo kit from Sportful
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Saturday saw the BikeRadar crew head down to Cheddar Gorge and freezing conditions and a dusting of snow made for a fresh ride, but luckily we didn’t encounter any ice.

For the ride I decided to go full #Euro and wore the 2015 fluoro Tinkoff-Saxo kit. 

While to some I looked ridiculous, the Sportful jacket is made from Gore WindStopper material and kept me warm with a thin baselayer and thermal jersey underneath, as well as providing great visibility in the low light.

Unfortunately the matching fluoro tights weren’t thermal and although I looked the part (in my opinion at least), my legs definitely felt the cold and I’ll be wearing thermal tights on our next snowy expedition.

Jamie Wilkins — Procycling deputy editor