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BikeRadar gear of the year: Matthew Allen’s 2015 roadie picks

BikeRadar gear of the year: Matthew Allen’s 2015 roadie picks

Matthew Allen’s BikeRadar Gear of the Year 2015 Readers of The Skinny and 11spd may have noted that my glass isn’t so much a half-empty vessel as a void of nothingness and despair. Despite this, I do experience from time to time the faintest twinge of pleasure when presented with gear that doesn’t suck. Luckily 2015 has been a good year for lovers of bike tech, and 2016 is showing great promise too. Here are five things that moved the needle for me over the last 12 months… Focus Izalco Max Disc First impressions of focus’s izalco disc are of a no-compromises machine that just happens to have disc brakes: You’re probably sick to death of hearing about how disc brakes are taking over the world, but this is my gear of the year, so suck it up. I haven’t had the opportunity to review it over the long term yet, but the Izalco Max Disc impressed me enormously at the launch. It’s the first disc machine I’ve ridden where it really felt like there was no compromise at all, a bona fide race bike that rides sublimely and which just happens to have really good brakes. Garmin Edge […]

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