Kit Review

Kit Review : Enviliv Advanced Pro 1 Disc

I have been lucky enough to test one of the latest Liv bikes from Rutland Cycling, this time the Enviliv Advanced Pro 1 Disc. I’m a fan of the Liv range anyway, not because I feel a women’s specific bike is a necessity but because I really feel they have done a great job at … Continued

Total cost: £ ?

Bike Review: Liv Langma Advanced Pro 0

I have over the past month been riding the Liv Langma Advanced Pro 0 which is a new model for 2018. The Langma is a bike that has been added into the range as an all-round bike, the name coming from the Tibetan name for Mount Everest; ‘Qomolangma’. I have trained, raced, climbed and completed a … Continued

Total cost: £ 3848.99

Kit Review : Oakley ARO3 Helmet

Love Velo CC ambassador, Carl Dyson has been wearing the new Oakley ARO3 helmet, he puts it to the test and tells us a little about it below. This is one of three new helmets offered by Oakley on their first venture into head protection. It’s available in seven colour ways, I have been wearing … Continued

Total cost: £148.99

The Vätternrundan 2018 : Kit List

Whilst not ideal to be using new kit on an epic long ride, I broke all the rules for long distance riding and trialed some new pieces to really put them to the test whilst riding the Vätternrundan 300km ride in Sweden. The conditions for our ride on the day of the event were good with no rain forecast, … Continued

Total cost: £ ?

Kit Review: Specialized Torch 2.0 Womens Road Shoe

This week I was excited to take delivery of Specialized Torch 2.0 road shoes that I received from Rutland Cycling. I took them out on the road for their first test ride and here is my ‘first look / ride‘ write putting them to the test on the road.   … carbon soled road shoes in … Continued

Total cost: £ 150.0

Kit Review : Fierlan High Waisted Padded Cycling Shorts

I’m not one for over-indulging – my small salary makes sure of that – but these Fierlan shorts are pretty plush. I’ve been enjoying them all winter, and must admit that that’s saying something because I’ve been restricted to my turbo for most of it (which, as we all know, can test anyone’s love for … Continued

Total cost: £70.00

Kit Review: Proviz Reflect 360 Women’s Jacket

  More people are now taking to the roads by bike as a form of transport, and with this, especially throughout the winter months comes the issue of visibility. Good lights are a must, but there also good ranges of clothing products available to help you be seen on the roads.  The product we are … Continued

Kit Review: Fierlans navy layering jacket

I do think that when looking at winter kit its worth buying a few key items that do the job you need and do it well. I also want to find items that look nice and have good styling and that isn’t always so straight forward! I spend quite a lot of time looking at … Continued

Total cost: £100.00

Polaris Bikewear: Vela Race Jersey and Shorts

We’re always on the look out for good  quality female specific kit and earlier this year we were really glad to come across the range offered by Polaris Bikewear. The kit being reviewed here is the Vela Race Jersey and shorts which also has matching gloves and socks. At Love Velo we only ever want to … Continued

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Kit Review: Pearl Izumi Elite – Short sleeve jersey and Elite InRCool Cut Short

As a female rider, it can sometimes be quite difficult to find kit that both looks the part, is of a reasonable price and that performs well. It’s a difficult call because there seems to be quite a gap for women’s kit between being decked out in pink and purple and being very plain. I don’t want … Continued

Total cost: £130.00