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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:26:02
If you’re looking for a high quality recovery drink you can’t go wrong with OTE’s Soya Protein drink, says Cycling Plus.
Featuring on p154 in August’s edition, OTE Soya Protein drink, scores a huge 5 out of 5.
They say: “OTE’s vegan, gluten and dairy intolerant compliant drink is a potent recovery booster.
“The 36% carb, 48% protein, vitamin, electrolyte and BCAA mix starts rebuilding immediately without adding calories. It mixes easily from the fat or thin bottle-friendly sachet, and a natural rather than over-sweet taste means you can start gulping it down before you even
get your breath back.
“There’s an extended release whey and casein mix, and pricing of both is good considering the high
protein and supplement content.”
Find OTE’s Soya drink on our website here.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:15:47
Whilst the summer may be a time that many of us cyclists take to the waterways, for canal boat owners their bikes are as much a part of their lifestyle as their boats.
There are myriad types of bikes suitable for canal boats – whether the bikes are folded and stored inside, covered by a tarpaulin on the roof, or used to tow a cargo trailer – bikes need to be versatile.
At £375 our Voyager LX is designed as a tow path tourer, with comfort frame, saddle and handle bar grips, plus 21-speed Shimano grips “it was a bike any of us would have been happy to set off exploring the coutnry roads on” say Canal Boat. “Plus it will easily handle any traumas on the towpath. We liked the bike and its price a lot; there’s a cheaper version too at £270.”
Find Raleigh Voyagers on our website here, or from all good Raleigh stockists.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:23:32
Our new Moon ADJ1300 front lights made it into Bikeradar’s best road and MTB gear last week. Here’s what they had to say:
“Looking amusingly like the Pixar character Wall-E, is the 1,300-lumen ADJ front light from Moon. Kicking out its full punch, it’ll last for 90 minutes, but knock it down to a more sensible 550 lumens and the 300g unit will give a claimed three hours and 40 minutes of illumination.”
Read more here.
The Moon ADJ1300 delivers 1300 lumens of light from this compact design. The rechargeable lithium polymer battery make it ideal for all types of riding.
Pick up yours from our online shop or from all good Raleigh accessories stockists.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:44:09
If your idea of cycling is getting your head down and smashing your PB every time you leave the house then you’ve probably considered taking part in a time trial.
The race of truth is all about maximum speed and ensuring you’re in a position to generate maximum power for the duration of your ride.
The Aura Comp is our affordable sibling of our Aura Team super bike. Its aerodynamic form is hewn from Kinesium hydro-formed aluminium alloy and is designed to give you a stiff, stable and secure ride.
This month Tri+ reviewed the bike. Here’s what they said:
“The Raleigh frame is certainly distinctive to look at, due mainly to the skinny, super-curved wheel hugger seat tube bending right back round the real wheel.
“The rubberised matt paint finish got a lot of admiring looks (as well as a few strokes).
“The SRAM S350 cranks and Apex gears give encouragingly positive pedalling and gear changing respectively. They also keep weight lower than their Shimano counterparts.
“Thanks to decent cranks and relatively low weight the Aura can lever itself up to speed relatively well though and once we got onto open roads and hit cruising speeds things started to make a lot more sense.”
“Importantly for novice aero riders, the handling of the Raleigh is extremely stable, even in cross winds. We were soon casually resting our hands lightly on the extensions rather than gripping them tightly, again helping to relax our shoulders and decrease overall fatigue on longer outings.”
Verdict: Unorthodox design requires patient fettling but once set up it’s a relatively lightweight and efficient-feeling machine.
View both Raleigh Aura models here.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:43:25
It seems like one of our favourite new helmets, the Uvex Race 1, is also turning the heads of the experts.
Road.cc reviewed the Race 1 helmet and gave it a strong 8 out of 10 score.
They said: “The Uvex Race 1 helmet is an understated yet phenomenally competent road lid that oozes stereotypically Teutonic attention to detail and refinement.
“Overall, I’ve been delighted with Uvex Race 1. It’s extremely well finished, yet very light, intuitive to configure and those twenty vents gulp in plenty of cooling airflow.”
“9/10 for comfort. Barely noticed it – in the most positive sense possible!”
We wholeheartedly agree! Find all Uvex helmets distributed by Raleigh here.