Bike & Technology Reviews


Crankboutique brings you reviews and in-depth guides to the latest and greatest in bikes, accessories, parts and technology.

Reviews In Depth

Our in depth reviews covers cycling components and accessories in depth, explaining the key things to look for before buying and giving an overview of the key terminology. We’ll even throw in some additional resources you can go and read at your leisure. You’ll also find all our latest reviews linked.


Locks
Locks

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Saddles
Saddles

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Glasses
Glasses

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Latest Reviews

Crankboutique writes regular articles in the latest and greatest in bikes, technology, components and accessories. We pride ourselves on detail and neutrality so you can be sure that what you’re reading is our fair and honest assessment. Where we can we’ll also provide links to other – sometimes differing – opinions.


Brooks Cambium C13 Saddle Review

About the Manufacturer Ask the layperson what they considers British and they’ll probably come up with some combination of HRH, fish and chips and tea. Ask a cyclist and they’re likely to say threaded BBs, Brompton and Brooks. The story of Brooks begins way back with the birth of the modern bicycle in the 1800s…

PRO Griffon Anatomic Fit Saddle Review

About the Manufacturer With the likes of Specialized Roval and Trek’s Bontrager breaking the mould with what people thought of own brand accessories and parts, Shimano have started entering the aftermarket and upgrade party with their own Pro brand. The brand covers a huge range of parts and accessories across cycling disciplines (including Tri and…

Bontrager Montrose Elite Saddle Review

About the Manufacturer It used to be that people turned their nose up at the big manufacturers own finishing parts and mostly they were right to. Trek’s Bontrager brand was one of the first to start challenging this convention when they took their R&D and manufacturing in house and started creating some of the most…

Shimano Pro Turnix Carbon Saddle Review

About the Manufacturer With the likes of Specialized Roval and Trek’s Bontrager breaking the mould with what people thought of own brand accessories and parts, Shimano have started entering the aftermarket and upgrade party with their own Pro brand. The brand covers a huge range of parts and accessories across cycling disciplines (including Tri and…

Ritchey WCS Streem TT Bicycle Saddle

About the Manufacturer There’s not many names bigger in the cycling world than Ritchey. The child of renowned road and mountain cyclist Tom Ritchey (who still owns and runs the company), the company started in 1974 to challenge some of the bigger players in the market and the conventional thinking in cycling at the time….

Ritchey WCS Skyline Bicycle Saddle Review

About the Manufacturer There’s not many names bigger in the cycling world than Ritchey. The child of renowned road and mountain cyclist Tom Ritchey (who still owns and runs the company), the company started in 1974 to challenge some of the bigger players in the market and the conventional thinking in cycling at the time….

Selle Italia SLR Tekno Flow Saddle Review

About the Manufacturer Originating in the village of Corsico, Italy in 1897, Selle Italia has remained one of the most trusted names in the cycling industry for well over a century. Devoted to performance, comfort, and innovation, their extensive team of experts has always and continues to strive for perfection through constant research, inventive designs,…

Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow CK7X9 Saddle Review

About Selle Italia Selle Italia first began their incredible journey into the cycling industry back in 1897 in Corsico, just outside of Milan, Italy, at a time when automobiles were too expensive for most people and bicycles were the major method of transportation. Beginning with the Bigolin family in the 19th century, the company has…

Origin8 Classic Lite Saddle Review

About the Manufacturer Origin8 has remained at the top of the cycling industry year after year due to their dedication, innovation, and expertise. Offering everything you need to ride, from handlebars to hubs, you can be certain to find only the best of the best. No matter what type of rider you are, mountain, track,…