Whilst on holiday at Butlins Caravan Village Skegness in June I had the pleasure of riding the beautiful and practical Butlins Fun Bike (a Single Bench Classic Surrey Cycle) for roughly one hour with my family (wife and two children). I was pleasantly surprised by the speed you can achieve. You’re not going to win any races, but who’s going to enter a race on such a bike? Actually, I’d quite like to see that happen. Read More
I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on a pair of BARTOP and CURVE grips from Shape My Grip and here are my first impressions. I will be performing a long term review, so be sure to check back if you’re interested.
Note: I’m awful at applying bar tape. Sorry perfectionists!
This review is based on 75 hours of riding whilst wearing these gloves (74 hours and 57 minutes to be precise, according to Strava).
Since purchasing my Specialized Allez E5 in February 2017, I have clocked up 2,000 miles (3,218km) on primarily A roads and cycle lanes in the UK. I can honestly say that despite this being the bottom of the range model, I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the ride and durability of the components fitted.
Note: I apologise for the dirty bike in the pictures used in this review. I only wash the bike at the end of every week and the pictures were taken on my last day using it before a wash.