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Bikes Etc Magazine

November 2019

Bikes Etc is the monthly road cycling magazine that delivers more pages of bike and kit reviews than any other road cycling magazine. Established in 2014 to specifically cater to the road cycling community, Bikes Etc is written by a dedicated team of industry veterans. Whether you’re looking to buy your first serious road bike or just tweaking your current setup, our expert, in-depth reviews will give you all the information you need to make the best decision possible. Illustrated with stunning photography and packed with expert reviews and advice on performance and maintenance, Bikes Etc shows you the must-have bikes and the best places to ride them.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dennis Publishing UK
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IN THIS ISSUE

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fabric®

Wide open on the open road Ride after ride, mile after mile, PB after PB, here at Fabric we create the products that noticeably improve your ride experience by upgrading your bike at key points – take our Road Collection, which includes our genre-defining Scoop saddle: elegantly simple, durable, and available in numerous profiles making it more comfortable than anything else out there. Because when it comes down to it, that’s what we do best here at Fabric – we do the hard work to create the products that keep you focussed, fulfilled, and help push your riding onwards to the next stage. Ride better. Day in, day fabric.cc/collections…

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win a rapha jacket!

Wet weather may be ahoy but that’s no reason to stop riding. In fact, with the right gear, you can make sure rain is little more than a minor nuisance. Which is why, this month, we’ve teamed up with the fine folk at Rapha to give one lucky reader the chance to win a Core Rain Jacket II worth £100. Rapha takes its name from the legendary cycling team St Raphael which Jacques Anquetil led to four consecutive Tour de France victories between 1961 and 1964, and the Rapha range has similarly winning appeal. Take the Core Rain Jacket II. It’s a fine example of the brand’s ability to blend good looks with great functionality. Weighing just 124g, it packs down small enough to be stowed in your jersey pocket…

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ed’s letter

As I sit and write this I realise, a little wistfully, that another summer is coming to a close. That the fine weather will soon give way to the wet and the wind and that riding a bike will go back to being more of a challenge. Having said all that, there’s still plenty of year left to squeeze in at least one more epic adventure to remember 2019 by. Indeed, a quick glance at the events section of British Cycling’s website tells me that there are stacks of sportives and off-road events to try between now and the end of the year, from the Wirral Ark Mow Cop Classic in Cheshire, to the Red Rat Rampage (I swear I’m not making these up) in the Derbyshire Dales. Alternatively, why not…

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bikes etc magazine

EDITORIAL Editor Nick Soldinger nick_soldinger@bikesetc.co.uk Editor at Large Joseph Delves joseph_delves@illuminatedmedia.co.uk Art Director Andrew Sumner andrew_sumner@bikesetc.co.uk Additional Contributors MarcAbbott, Michael Hawkins, MatthewPage, SteveThomas(words) Kevin February (illustrations) ADVERTISING Email: firstname_lastname@dennis.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)20 3890 3801 Advertising Manager Adrian Hogan Account Manager Alex Law Account Manager Daniel Wallace Sales Executive Ben Lorton DENNIS PUBLISHING LTD 31-32 Alfred Street, London WC1E 7DP Email: firstname_lastname@dennis.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)20 3890 3890 Editorial Director Pete Muir Online Content Martin James Senior Production Executive Anisha Mogra Senior Production Manager Daniel Stark Direct Marketing Manager Samantha Pashley Marketing Executive Eloise Jacobi PR & Marketing Communications Director Jerina Hardy Newstrade Director David Barker Newstrade Manager James Mangan Licensing Manager Carlotta Serantoni Publishing Director Dharmesh Mistry CFO/COO Brett Reynolds CEO James Tye Company Founder Felix Dennis…

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wyndymilla massive attack sl

WEIGHT: 6.74kg FRAME: Customcarbon GROUPSET: ShimanoUltegra 11-speed BRAKES: ShimanoUltegra CHAINSET: ShimanoUltegra 50/34t CASSETTE: ShimanoUltegra 11-speed BARS: DedaZero100 STEM: DedaZero100 SADDLE: FabricScoop Titanium SEATPOST: DedaZero100 WHEELS: MavicR-SYSSLR TYRES: PirelliP-Zero COST: Frameset:£3,925 Buildsfrom:£4,745 CONTACT: wyndymilla.com What is it? A very light and very racy bike from UK based design-studio WyndyMilla. Available in multiple different guises, it’s part of a range including a steel racer, a gravel grinder, and an aero speedster. However, the Massive Attack SL (for superlight) stands out from its siblings. Disdaining many of the latest accoutrements in search of attaining the lowest possible mass, it’s a stripped-back calliper-equipped mountain climber. And it comes custom? Absolutely. Starting with a bike fit, each is made to the exact measurements of its prospective owner. Despite svelte modern looks, the frame is built using mitred tube-totube construction in Italy. Allowing the length of all the main parts to be adapted,…

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meet brompton’s tearaway twin

BROMPTON EXPLORE EDITION Price: from £1,525 Contact: brompton.com Touring cyclists and bikepackers are obsessed with shrinking their gear. But what about shrinking your bike? Well, Londonbased Brompton has created a new version of its famous folder optimised for adventure riding – complete with a new 28-l roll-top front pannier and rear saddle pack tailored for tough conditions. Despite diminutive 16-inch wheels, Bromptons have proved adept at getting themselves into remote spots: Ultra cyclist Heinz Stucke once rode one around the world, numerous Antarctic scientists have ridden them at the South Pole, and they’ve been used multiple times to tackle Land’s End to John O’Groats. This latest model builds on this tradition. Fitted with low-ratio 6-speed gearing for lugging kit up extended climbs, and a Brooks Cambium C17 all-weather saddle, the design features either the…

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