Reviews & hands-on

  • Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Mio Cyclo 505 HC review

    By 15 July 2013

    We've had a love/hate relationship with the Mio Cyclo 505 in the number of weeks that we've been using it. Love because there's as much here as any cycling computer can offer these days and its full mapping and routes have come in handily plenty of times;...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Polar RC3 GPS Tour De France edition review

    By 10 May 2013

    Just like Le Tour winner's yellow jersey, the limited Tour De France edition of the Polar RC3 GPS sports watch comes dressed in a similar bright yellow finish. The RC3 was the first built-in GPS sports watch released by Polar in 2012 and this limited...

  • Sports Fitness

    Pacific Cycles iF Urban 700C pictures and hands-on

    By 18 June 2012

    People are intrigued by folding bikes, as you'll soon discover when you hit the streets with the Pacific Cycles iF Urban 700C. People will stop and stare; they'll gawp at you folding what looks like a normal bike in half. The biggest draw is that this...

  • Online

    Mio Cyclo 305 HC pictures and hands-on

    By 22 May 2012

    Mio has announced a new line of bike computers which draws on the company's experience in the satnav arena. We've managed to get our hands on the Mio Cyclo 305 following its announcement yesterday. The Cyclo 305 is a complete package for your bike, including...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Boardman Team Carbon review

    By 25 April 2012

    Pocket-lint recently undertook a fairly meaty 175km cycle with our bum firmly planted on its fairly comfortable seat. The Boardman Team Carbon was so good, we figured we'd give it a review. So what do you get with a £1499 bike? In most cases, more than...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Gocycle electric bike review

    By 24 June 2010

    We first saw the Gocycle at the London Cycle Show and we've been living with one to see how the electric bike copes with the rigours of London commuting. Cycling has been gaining popularity for commuters in London as people look for an alternative to...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Trixter X-dream Fitness Bike review

    By 1 January 2009

    When you think of an exercise bike, you probably think of a tired white thing stuck in the corner of your garage. The Trixter X-dream is entirely different. It pairs an advanced interactive exercise bike with a computer system to give you what is more...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Early Rider Lite bicycle review

    By 8 August 2008

    The Early Rider is a bicycle without pedals designed for kids that want to look cool. Confused? Thought you would be, as were we when we first saw the retro-looking bicycle. But will it encourage your kids to learn to ride a bike? We gave one to a couple...

  • Sports Fitness 5 out of 5

    Specialized Armadillo tyres review

    By 16 March 2007

    We don’t like to do things by halves at Pocket-lint. So when the challenge to test a set of tyres came along, we had to “think outside the box”. Well, not that far outside the box. We fitted the Armadillos to a London commuter and asked him to ride...

  • Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Foska Bones Training Jacket review

    By 1 April 2006

    If there is one thing that you don’t want to do whilst it is cold and dark it’s ride your bike. The wind, the rain, the smug motorists all add up to a pretty miserable experience. Foska want to help change that with their Bones training jacket. Finding...

  • Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Bikehut rucksac hydration system review

    By 4 March 2006

    One of the biggest problems with doing plenty of exercise, be it cycling or running, is that the longer you do it, the more hydrated you can become; it is one of the biggest problems that affect runners and cyclists. On short runs you can get away with...

  • Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Cyclaire Bicycle Pump review

    By 26 February 2006

    We’ve all had a puncture at some point. The worst time however is when you're bang in a middle of a race. It’s happened to us and it’s a pain to say the least. So it was with a big smile then that the Cyclaire landed on our desk, because its promise...

  • Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Polar cs100 bike computer review

    By 21 February 2006

    The reason people go to the gym to run on the treadmills isn’t because they like oogling at the girls also in the gym or the fact that they prefer to run inside rather than out, it's because of the stats. How fast, how far, what incline are just some...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    VDO HC12.6 Bike Computer review

    By 11 August 2004

    If you have a bike, you need to have a computer on it - especially if you’re a fan of gadgets, and you probably are if you’re ferreting around on We got our dirty cycling mitts on the VDO HC12.6: I’m not sure what all the numbers...

  • Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Giant FCR Zero road bike review

    By 25 July 2004

    Le Tour de France may be an all-male affair but the latest hybrid racing bikes with flat handlebars are a perfect fit for women. Gizmogirl took Giant's FCR Zero racing bike on a road test through the Oxfordshire countryside. When this bike arrived, I...