Tim O'Rourke

Tim O'Rourke

RoadCyclingUK Technical Editor

Recent Articles By Tim

Wheels

Easton EA90 SL wheelset – review

They're light, they feature Easton's latest hubs and they perform well, but there's a question mark over build quality

Easton EA90 SL wheelset – review
Reviews

Merida Reacto DA Ltd road bike - review

Fast, aggressive aero bike with a couple of niggles

Merida Reacto DA Ltd road bike - review
Reviews

Kask Protone helmet - review

Excellent aero road lid which is cool and comfortable out on the road

Kask Protone helmet - review
Shoes

Giro Factor ACC shoes - review

Day-long comfort, super-stiff sole and easy adjustment

Giro Factor ACC shoes - review
Reviews

Endura Equipe Thermo Windshield Biblongs - review

Decent full-length tight with water and windproof fabrics

Endura Equipe Thermo Windshield Biblongs - review
Reviews

Solo RT jacket - review

Versatile jacket with relaxed fit

Solo RT jacket - review
Gear News

Fizik R3 Uomo shoes - first look

Soft, supple, kangaroo-hide uppers with carbon sole

Fizik R3 Uomo shoes - first look
Wheels

Bontrager Aura 5 wheelset - review

Good value alloy-carbon wheelset; performance satisfactory rather than astounding

Bontrager Aura 5 wheelset - review
Guest

Scratching the itch

The irresistible urge to customise

Scratching the itch
Tyres

Clément Strada LLG tyres - review

Grippy, robust, and stylish

Clément Strada LLG tyres - review
Gear

Rotor Flow crank - review

Aero-formed chainset put to the test

Rotor Flow crank - review
Reviews

Tacx Galaxia rollers - review

Simple, clean design with chassis rocker for added stability

Tacx Galaxia rollers - review
Reviews

Cateye Nano Shot Plus and Rapid safety lights - review

600-lumen headlight and USB-rechargeable commuter lights

Cateye Nano Shot Plus and Rapid safety lights - review
Reviews

Hope R4 headlight and Hope District rear light - review

Powerful, reliable and well-machined. Unsightly cables only drawback

Hope R4 headlight and Hope District rear light - review
Saddles

Fizik Arione 00 saddle - review

Elegant but expensive

Fizik Arione 00 saddle - review
Tyres

Panaracer Race Type D tyre - review

Exceptional puncture resistance, but 'draggy' rolling characteristic

Panaracer Race Type D tyre - review
Gear

Marchisio TX100 - first look

£400 aluminium clincher from Italian brand

Marchisio TX100 - first look
Wheels

Hope Pro 3 RS-SP 30 full carbon clincher wheelset - review

Impressive hub, but package a little heavy

Hope Pro 3 RS-SP 30 full carbon clincher wheelset - review
Gear

Solo winter clothing - first look

RT Jacket, Merino base layer, Merino collar

Solo winter clothing - first look
Wheels

Mavic Ksyrium Elite S - review

Stiff, versatile, and an excellent upgrade for factory-supplied hoops on entry-level mid-range machines

Mavic Ksyrium Elite S - review
Reviews

Avanti Corsa DR4 - review

Light handling, positive steering, ample stiffness

Avanti Corsa DR4 - review
Shoe Covers

Castelli winter clothing - review

Espresso Due jacket, Sorpasso bibtight, Sottile jacket, Diluvio shoe cover and glove, Chiro Due glove

Castelli winter clothing - review