It’s that time of year where you’ll notice lots of independent reviews appearing and awards being given to the best products of this season. 2016 has seen yet another rise of innovative and forward thinking kit and we are delighted to say that we have some of the most highly regarded and award winning products on offer for you to get your hands on, whatever your discipline.

In the mountain bike community, Whyte have had an amazing 2016 with their UK designed ethos resonating well with reviewers. Designed in the UK and for UK trails has been the mentality behind Whyte from the start and their trail thrashing T-130 platform has rightly won What Mountain Bike’s Trail Bike of the Year award. Furthering their success, the G-160, Whyte’s more ‘enduro’ focused, hard-hitting 160mm bike also featured in the 2016 instalment Dirt 100 – the 100 best products of 2016 as chosen by Dirt Magazine.


The Road market is as fierce as it has ever been and 2016 has seen forward thinking in many different areas to bring the consumer, an industry at the pinnacle of technological advancements. Cycling Plus have recently released their Bike of the Year Award, going to the rightful Cannondale CAAD 12 105 – reinforcing the fact that technology in aluminium is still a force to be reckoned with. With superb ride quality combined with on point value, the CAAD 12 105 is spot-on.


Spearheading advancements have not purely been seen in the bikes of 2016 however. Well thought-out kit has also emerged in form of commuter clothing, power reading pedals and tyres. Below are some of the best-on-test offerings we have you at Cycle Surgery.



WHYTE G-160 WORKS 2016

For those wanting to take their riding to the next level, the Whyte G-160 Works will take you there. As accustomed on the big hitting DH runs as it is riding back up, this enduro machine boasts 160mm of plush travel coming from a RockShox Monarch Plus air shock with adjustable compression and rebound giving you maximum control throughout the whole stroke.

Frame wise, the G-160 Works is constructed from Whyte’s 6061 Aluminium keeping weight astonishingly low. Using nimble 650b geometry, a slack head angle combined with a roomy top tube and short chain stays produce a longer wheelbase for a lively and responsive ride. Featuring a mix of SRAM X11 and X01 a RockShox Pike RCT3 fork, the G-160 Works is equipped with everything you need for an Alpine adventure epic.




WHYTE T-130 RS 2017

Winning the Esteemed Trail Bike of the Year, the Whyte T-130 RS combines epic trial agility and outstandingly capable rear suspension to create a superb singletrack thrasher.





Taking your rides to the next level, the 2016 Specialized Tarmac Comp is a pure and unbridled racing machine for riders who want blistering speeds and maximum control out on the roads. Built around a stunning FACT 9r Carbon Frame with a matching Carbon fork, the Tarmac handles like a dream out on the roads while the ultra-reliable Shimano Ultegra groupset make sure everything is running smoothly throughout your rides. Lightweight, sleek and ready to race, the 2016 Specialized Tarmac Comp is a must have for dedicated road racers who have their eyes set on a podium finish.






The Lumo Men’s Regents Parka makes an appearance in T3 The Gadget Website ‘Best cycling clothing and bike wear for easy riding’ feature.

‘Neatly straddling the line between style and safety, this coat from Lumo’s London Collective range is, primarily, a very sharp jacket.’- T3 The Gadget Website, 2016

The Lumo Men’s Regents Parka is lovely commuting jacket which combines traditional British styling with world leading fabric technology. The Regents Parka is cut to provide a casual fit, allowing it to be worn over regular clothing in temperatures ranging from -5-15oC. LUMO Glow LED lights increase your visibility to traffic, yet are completely concealed until switched on.

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