Sports Gear: Under Test - 2006

Let's look at what cycle gear really passes the test of time. Some equipment lasts better than others, and there can be a bargain to be had, but don't necessarily go by price alone as an indicator of value for money. Sometimes, quality and robust cycle gear needs serious money!

Do you have a piece of cycling equipment that has stood the test of time, or has let you down badly? Think of wheels, bike brakes, bike stands, pumps, lubricants, bike locks, bike computers, cycle clothing, pannier bags, child seats, etc.

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My name is John Swindells and I'm a keen recreational cyclist with a preference for long one-day rides. I've also previously dabbled in time trialling and cyclo-cross. See more of what I get up to on Strava!

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