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URBAN 
<b>Demon Frameworks </b><br/>

Dutch ex-pat Tom Warmerdam's stunning hand-made steel fixies were the stars of last year's London Cycle Show. Lovingly crafted and with astonishing detailing, his frames, available with a range of parts, including beech-wood rims, are works of art on wheels.

<b>Where</b> www.demonframeworks. com

<b>How much</b> from £1,200 (frame and fork)

URBAN <b>Demon Frameworks </b><br/> Dutch ex-pat Tom Warmerdam's stunning hand-made steel fixies were the stars of last year's London Cycle Show. Lovingly crafted and with astonishing detailing, his frames, available with a range of parts, including beech-wood rims, are works of art on wheels. <b>Where</b> www.demonframeworks. com <b>How much</b> from £1,200 (frame and fork)

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&lt;b&gt;Comtat Telegraphe&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;

'This new brand marries British style with massproduced carbon and great knowledge when it comes to speccing a good road bike. In every way, their machines look and perform like more expensive rides,' says Tony. The range starts at £1,500.

&lt;b&gt;Where &lt;/b&gt;www.comtat.co.uk

&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £1,799

ROAD <b>Comtat Telegraphe</b><br/> 'This new brand marries British style with massproduced carbon and great knowledge when it comes to speccing a good road bike. In every way, their machines look and perform like more expensive rides,' says Tony. The range starts at £1,500. <b>Where </b>www.comtat.co.uk <b>How much</b> £1,799

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&lt;b&gt;Yeti ARC&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;

'The aluminium ARC's relaxed geometry gives confident, neutral handling for the demanding trail rider or racer,' Jeff Jones says. 'We often escaped trouble on tricky descents simply by letting the front end go with the flow. We couldn't fault it.'

&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.yeticycles.com

&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £2,850

MOUNTAIN <b>Yeti ARC</b><br/> 'The aluminium ARC's relaxed geometry gives confident, neutral handling for the demanding trail rider or racer,' Jeff Jones says. 'We often escaped trouble on tricky descents simply by letting the front end go with the flow. We couldn't fault it.' <b>Where</b> www.yeticycles.com <b>How much</b> £2,850

CHILDREN
&lt;b&gt;Islabikes Luath 24&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;

'It's bad enough that grown-ups ride hulking ?mountain' bikes on roads without inflicting them on kids,' Tony says. 'Thank goodness for Islabike. Their well-thought-out rides aren't cheap, but if you want your children to fall in love with cycling, they'll need something worth loving.'

&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.islabikes.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How much &lt;/b&gt;£349.99

CHILDREN <b>Islabikes Luath 24</b><br/> 'It's bad enough that grown-ups ride hulking ?mountain' bikes on roads without inflicting them on kids,' Tony says. 'Thank goodness for Islabike. Their well-thought-out rides aren't cheap, but if you want your children to fall in love with cycling, they'll need something worth loving.' <b>Where</b> www.islabikes.co.uk <b>How much </b>£349.99

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&lt;b&gt;Dahon Mu P8 &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Like Bromptons only cheaper, American-made Dahons also look pretty smart. The Mu Uno is the firm's first singlespeed, offering total simplicity and a light weight (10kg), making it the perfect rail-commuter. 

&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.dahon.co.uk

&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £460

FOLD-UP <b>Dahon Mu P8 </b><br/> Like Bromptons only cheaper, American-made Dahons also look pretty smart. The Mu Uno is the firm's first singlespeed, offering total simplicity and a light weight (10kg), making it the perfect rail-commuter. <b>Where</b> www.dahon.co.uk <b>How much</b> £460

URBAN 
&lt;b&gt;Charge Lazy Susan&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Charge's Plug has swept the nation's cities but, says Tony, 'the more discerning female should look up this classy offering. A modern take on the classic ?granny bike', the Susan is good for all clothes and conditions'.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.chargebikes.com 

&lt;b&gt;How much &lt;/b&gt;£499

URBAN <b>Charge Lazy Susan</b><br/> Charge's Plug has swept the nation's cities but, says Tony, 'the more discerning female should look up this classy offering. A modern take on the classic ?granny bike', the Susan is good for all clothes and conditions'. <b>Where</b> www.chargebikes.com <b>How much </b>£499

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&lt;b&gt;Serotta Meivici AE&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
London-based Cyclefit is a laboratory for custom bikes. Your every inch will be measured to create the perfect steed, be it a Colnago, Mercian or Guru. USbased Serotta's bold, light, stiff Meivici is a bike to behold. 

&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.cyclefit.co.uk
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £5,999 (frame, forks and fitting)

ROAD <b>Serotta Meivici AE</b><br/> London-based Cyclefit is a laboratory for custom bikes. Your every inch will be measured to create the perfect steed, be it a Colnago, Mercian or Guru. USbased Serotta's bold, light, stiff Meivici is a bike to behold. <b>Where</b> www.cyclefit.co.uk <b>How much</b> £5,999 (frame, forks and fitting)

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&lt;b&gt;Giant Trance X Advanced SL 0 &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;

'Pricey but one of the best trail bikes we've tested,' Jeff says. 'For a full-suspension rig it's amazingly light at 11kg. It combines that with well-controlled front-and-rear suspension and a top-class finishing kit. A responsive all-round superbike' 

&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.giant-bicycles.com 

&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; www.giant-bicycles.com

MOUNTAIN <b>Giant Trance X Advanced SL 0 </b><br/> 'Pricey but one of the best trail bikes we've tested,' Jeff says. 'For a full-suspension rig it's amazingly light at 11kg. It combines that with well-controlled front-and-rear suspension and a top-class finishing kit. A responsive all-round superbike' <b>Where</b> www.giant-bicycles.com <b>How much</b> www.giant-bicycles.com

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&lt;b&gt;Condor Leggero&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Rapha Condor Sharp is one of the most exciting teams on the pro circuit, pairing the high style of gear merchants Rapha with the hi-tech innovation of Condor. Their whippet-fast ride is the perfect race or sportive machine.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.condorcycles.com
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £1,800 (frame and forks)

ROAD <b>Condor Leggero</b><br/> Rapha Condor Sharp is one of the most exciting teams on the pro circuit, pairing the high style of gear merchants Rapha with the hi-tech innovation of Condor. Their whippet-fast ride is the perfect race or sportive machine. <b>Where</b> www.condorcycles.com <b>How much</b> £1,800 (frame and forks)

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&lt;b&gt;Lapierre Zesty 714 &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;

Jeff says you can throw the 714 at 'any terrain. Weighing in at just 11.7kg, it accelerates fast and the combination of the stiff frame, OST virtual pivot suspension and Fox rear shock make it a super-efficient ride'.

&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.lapierrebikes. co.uk
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £3,700

MOUNTAIN <b>Lapierre Zesty 714 </b><br/> Jeff says you can throw the 714 at 'any terrain. Weighing in at just 11.7kg, it accelerates fast and the combination of the stiff frame, OST virtual pivot suspension and Fox rear shock make it a super-efficient ride'. <b>Where</b> www.lapierrebikes. co.uk <b>How much</b> £3,700

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&lt;b&gt;SE Draft Lite &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Bikes don't come much cheaper than this single-speed from American SE Bikes. You won't get top-notch parts (I suggest switching to a Charge saddle) but you will get a dirt-cheap no-fuss runabout. Keep it classy in black.

&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.evanscycles.com
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £300

URBAN <b>SE Draft Lite </b><br/> Bikes don't come much cheaper than this single-speed from American SE Bikes. You won't get top-notch parts (I suggest switching to a Charge saddle) but you will get a dirt-cheap no-fuss runabout. Keep it classy in black. <b>Where</b> www.evanscycles.com <b>How much</b> £300

CHILDREN
&lt;b&gt;Early Rider Classic&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
Can you imagine getting one of these for Christmas as a twoyear- old? London-based Early Rider's SoCal-inspired scootalongs, which come in three sizes, aren't cheap but are fast becoming design classics.

&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.earlyrider.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £110

CHILDREN <b>Early Rider Classic</b><br/> Can you imagine getting one of these for Christmas as a twoyear- old? London-based Early Rider's SoCal-inspired scootalongs, which come in three sizes, aren't cheap but are fast becoming design classics. <b>Where</b> www.earlyrider.com <b>How much</b> £110

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&lt;b&gt;Focus Cayo Expert Compact&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Wiggle's own-brand Focus bikes have made waves with their high specs and low prices. The flagship carbon Cayo offers great value and a stiff ride ideal for shorter sorties.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.wiggle.co.uk 

&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; www.wiggle.co.uk

ROAD <b>Focus Cayo Expert Compact</b><br/> Wiggle's own-brand Focus bikes have made waves with their high specs and low prices. The flagship carbon Cayo offers great value and a stiff ride ideal for shorter sorties. <b>Where</b> www.wiggle.co.uk <b>How much</b> www.wiggle.co.uk

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&lt;b&gt;Trek Fuel EX 9.8&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Jeff says the lightest version of Trek's popular Fuel EX series 'reacts positively when you put the power down and handles sharply even in the worst conditions. The rear end completes the package'.

&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.lapierre-bikes.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £3,600

MOUNTAIN <b>Trek Fuel EX 9.8</b><br/> Jeff says the lightest version of Trek's popular Fuel EX series 'reacts positively when you put the power down and handles sharply even in the worst conditions. The rear end completes the package'. <b>Where</b> www.lapierre-bikes.co.uk <b>How much</b> £3,600

URBAN 
&lt;b&gt;Cotic Roadrat&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
'This British-designed steel bike is one of our favourites atRoad.cc,' Tony says. 'It's so nice to ride and is superversatile. You can run it with flat bars, or drops and as a singlespeed or fixed.' 
&lt;b&gt;Where &lt;/b&gt;www.cotic.co.uk
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £635

URBAN <b>Cotic Roadrat</b><br/> 'This British-designed steel bike is one of our favourites atRoad.cc,' Tony says. 'It's so nice to ride and is superversatile. You can run it with flat bars, or drops and as a singlespeed or fixed.' <b>Where </b>www.cotic.co.uk <b>How much</b> £635

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&lt;b&gt;Wilier Izoard Centaur &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Italian firm Wilier's Izoard Centuar is one of their best-received steeds, winning plaudits for its lightweight, sharp handling and exceptional comfort. Ships with aCampag Centaur groupset. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.wilierbikes.co.uk
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £2,400

ROAD <b>Wilier Izoard Centaur </b><br/> Italian firm Wilier's Izoard Centuar is one of their best-received steeds, winning plaudits for its lightweight, sharp handling and exceptional comfort. Ships with aCampag Centaur groupset. <b>Where</b> www.wilierbikes.co.uk <b>How much</b> £2,400

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&lt;b&gt;Scott Voltage FR10&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
'The FR10 fits firmly into the top of the freeride range,' Jeff says. 'It's strictly for fun and will handle changes of direction and eat up rocks with aplomb' 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.scottusa.com
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £2,899

MOUNTAIN <b>Scott Voltage FR10</b><br/> 'The FR10 fits firmly into the top of the freeride range,' Jeff says. 'It's strictly for fun and will handle changes of direction and eat up rocks with aplomb' <b>Where</b> www.scottusa.com <b>How much</b> £2,899

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&lt;b&gt;Surly Steamroller&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
'This fixed (or singlespeed) steel classic is more than tough enough to cope with anything Britain's roads can throw at it,' Tony raves. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.isondistribution.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How &lt;/b&gt;much £675

URBAN <b>Surly Steamroller</b><br/> 'This fixed (or singlespeed) steel classic is more than tough enough to cope with anything Britain's roads can throw at it,' Tony raves. <b>Where</b> www.isondistribution.co.uk <b>How </b>much £675

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&lt;b&gt;Trek Madone Series 6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
'Pretty much straight from the box the latest version was piloted to first and third places at last year's Tour de France by Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong,' Tony says.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.trekbikes.com
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £5,800

ROAD <b>Trek Madone Series 6</b><br/> 'Pretty much straight from the box the latest version was piloted to first and third places at last year's Tour de France by Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong,' Tony says. <b>Where</b> www.trekbikes.com <b>How much</b> £5,800

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&lt;b&gt;Rock Lobster Team Ti&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
This hardtail 'offers a greatvalue spec and a sturdy titanium frame,' Jeff says. 'It's well behaved on the trail, giving both low-speed control and high-speed comfort.'
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.merlincycles.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £1,650

MOUNTAIN <b>Rock Lobster Team Ti</b><br/> This hardtail 'offers a greatvalue spec and a sturdy titanium frame,' Jeff says. 'It's well behaved on the trail, giving both low-speed control and high-speed comfort.' <b>Where</b> www.merlincycles.co.uk <b>How much</b> £1,650

CHILDREN
&lt;b&gt;Mongoose Micron&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Founded in a 1970s Californian garage, Mongoose is steeped in BMXheritage. Their classically styled junior ride is a playground crowd-pleaser and will take as much abuse as your budding daredevil can throw at it. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; Mongoose (www.mongoose.com)
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £160

CHILDREN <b>Mongoose Micron</b><br/> Founded in a 1970s Californian garage, Mongoose is steeped in BMXheritage. Their classically styled junior ride is a playground crowd-pleaser and will take as much abuse as your budding daredevil can throw at it. <b>Where</b> Mongoose (www.mongoose.com) <b>How much</b> £160

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&lt;b&gt;Specialized Ruby Elite&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
The carbon-framed sister to Specialized's successful Roubaix is built with women in mind, offering female-specific geometry that will make all the difference on longer rides, while compromising nothing when it comes to performance. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.specialized.com
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £1,600

ROAD <b>Specialized Ruby Elite</b><br/> The carbon-framed sister to Specialized's successful Roubaix is built with women in mind, offering female-specific geometry that will make all the difference on longer rides, while compromising nothing when it comes to performance. <b>Where</b> www.specialized.com <b>How much</b> £1,600

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&lt;b&gt;Whyte 905&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Jeff says this race-oriented cross-country ride 'combines light weight and stiffness with relaxed angles, which means it handles surprisingly well. You'll come out exactly where you want to even after the most random rooty or rocky sections'. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.whytebikes.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much &lt;/b&gt;£1,499

MOUNTAIN <b>Whyte 905</b><br/> Jeff says this race-oriented cross-country ride 'combines light weight and stiffness with relaxed angles, which means it handles surprisingly well. You'll come out exactly where you want to even after the most random rooty or rocky sections'. <b>Where</b> www.whytebikes.com <b>How much </b>£1,499

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&lt;b&gt;Brompton M3&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
The Brompton's curved top tube and titchy wheels have made it an icon of British design, invoking a peculiar passion among fold-up fans. They come in three types, including the classic M3, and can be custom built. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.brompton.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £735

FOLD-UP <b>Brompton M3</b><br/> The Brompton's curved top tube and titchy wheels have made it an icon of British design, invoking a peculiar passion among fold-up fans. They come in three types, including the classic M3, and can be custom built. <b>Where</b> www.brompton.co.uk <b>How much</b> £735

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&lt;b&gt;Kona Africabike&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
For every two Africabikes sold, one is shipped to someone in Africa who really needs it. Better still, Tony says, 'it's a hoot to ride. The fuss-free hub gear and skid-happy brake makes you wonder why all town bikes aren't built this way'.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.konaworld.com
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £360

URBAN <b>Kona Africabike</b><br/> For every two Africabikes sold, one is shipped to someone in Africa who really needs it. Better still, Tony says, 'it's a hoot to ride. The fuss-free hub gear and skid-happy brake makes you wonder why all town bikes aren't built this way'. <b>Where</b> www.konaworld.com <b>How much</b> £360

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&lt;b&gt;Lapierre Xelius 900&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
For anyone seeking continental style to counter the mass-produced rides rolling out of China, the Xelius offers, Tony says, 'supreme elegance matched to blistering performance hand finished in France'.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.lapierre-bikes.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £4,599

ROAD <b>Lapierre Xelius 900</b><br/> For anyone seeking continental style to counter the mass-produced rides rolling out of China, the Xelius offers, Tony says, 'supreme elegance matched to blistering performance hand finished in France'. <b>Where</b> www.lapierre-bikes.co.uk <b>How much</b> £4,599

MOUNTAIN 
&lt;b&gt;Specialized Rockhopper Prs SL&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
Jeff says, 'Light, affordable and with components that withstand the rigours of off-road riding, it's a bike that wants to go faster and makes it surprisingly easy for any rider to keep up.'
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.specialized.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £1,100

MOUNTAIN <b>Specialized Rockhopper Prs SL</b><br/> Jeff says, 'Light, affordable and with components that withstand the rigours of off-road riding, it's a bike that wants to go faster and makes it surprisingly easy for any rider to keep up.' <b>Where</b> www.specialized.com <b>How much</b> £1,100

URBAN 
&lt;b&gt;Specialized Sirrus Elite&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
Commuting doesn't get much faster than on a hybrid with roadracing credentials. The Sirrus range pairs the speed of skinny tyres and a stiff frame with the comfort and stability of flat bars and an upright riding position.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.specialized.com
&lt;b&gt;How much &lt;/b&gt;£650

URBAN <b>Specialized Sirrus Elite</b><br/> Commuting doesn't get much faster than on a hybrid with roadracing credentials. The Sirrus range pairs the speed of skinny tyres and a stiff frame with the comfort and stability of flat bars and an upright riding position. <b>Where</b> www.specialized.com <b>How much </b>£650

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&lt;b&gt;Enigma Eulogy&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
It's not all about carbon; titanium offers a super-light alternative that no longer costs the earth. Tony says this 'classy English-made roadbike mixes comfort, performance'.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.enigmabikes.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £1,599 (frame and forks)

ROAD <b>Enigma Eulogy</b><br/> It's not all about carbon; titanium offers a super-light alternative that no longer costs the earth. Tony says this 'classy English-made roadbike mixes comfort, performance'. <b>Where</b> www.enigmabikes.com <b>How much</b> £1,599 (frame and forks)

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&lt;b&gt;Boardman Mountain Bike&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
Boardman's hard-tail offers hard-to-beat value for money. 'The spec is excellent and is more than backed up by the ride,' Jeff says. 'It's tight, balanced and teases every spare watt out of your engine.' 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.boardmanbikes.com
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £999.99

MOUNTAIN <b>Boardman Mountain Bike</b><br/> Boardman's hard-tail offers hard-to-beat value for money. 'The spec is excellent and is more than backed up by the ride,' Jeff says. 'It's tight, balanced and teases every spare watt out of your engine.' <b>Where</b> www.boardmanbikes.com <b>How much</b> £999.99

CHILDREN
&lt;b&gt;Puky Princess Lillifee&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
Puky's children's bikes are well made, hard-wearing and unapologetically childish, just as this girly number for three-yearolds (or those ready for 16-inch wheels) is unapologetically pink. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.pukydirect.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How much &lt;/b&gt;£195

CHILDREN <b>Puky Princess Lillifee</b><br/> Puky's children's bikes are well made, hard-wearing and unapologetically childish, just as this girly number for three-yearolds (or those ready for 16-inch wheels) is unapologetically pink. <b>Where</b> www.pukydirect.co.uk <b>How much </b>£195

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&lt;b&gt;Genesis Equilibrium &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
'A steel bike designed to cope with British conditions,' Tony says. 'Astonishingly good on descents, and superbly adaptable, it would make a great fast commuter or sportive bike.' 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.genesisbikes.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £999

ROAD <b>Genesis Equilibrium </b><br/> 'A steel bike designed to cope with British conditions,' Tony says. 'Astonishingly good on descents, and superbly adaptable, it would make a great fast commuter or sportive bike.' <b>Where</b> www.genesisbikes.co.uk <b>How much</b> £999

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&lt;b&gt;Voodoo Bokor&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
'The Bokor hardtail is lighter, faster, better controlled and better equipped than most bikes at this price,' Jeff says. 'With extra transmission versatility thrown in, it's hard to beat.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.voodoocycles.net
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £749.99

MOUNTAIN <b>Voodoo Bokor</b><br/> 'The Bokor hardtail is lighter, faster, better controlled and better equipped than most bikes at this price,' Jeff says. 'With extra transmission versatility thrown in, it's hard to beat. <b>Where</b> www.voodoocycles.net <b>How much</b> £749.99

URBAN 
&lt;b&gt;Ridgeback Flight 01&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
All of the Flight series are designed with speed and comfort in mind and the entry-level 01 is keenly priced and well appointed with plenty of gears forhard climbs. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.ridgeback.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £500

URBAN <b>Ridgeback Flight 01</b><br/> All of the Flight series are designed with speed and comfort in mind and the entry-level 01 is keenly priced and well appointed with plenty of gears forhard climbs. <b>Where</b> www.ridgeback.co.uk <b>How much</b> £500

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&lt;b&gt;Boardman Comp&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
Tony says this entry-level aluminium steed with carbon forks 'packs in the value for money and design quality that have become Boardman's trademark'.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.boardmanbikes.com
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £649

ROAD <b>Boardman Comp</b><br/> Tony says this entry-level aluminium steed with carbon forks 'packs in the value for money and design quality that have become Boardman's trademark'. <b>Where</b> www.boardmanbikes.com <b>How much</b> £649

MOUNTAIN 
&lt;b&gt;Genesis Bikes Core 20&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
Jeff says that the Core 20 'punches above its weight for its price. While not that light, it's technically adept, handles well and offers a smooth, sturdy ride'. It comes well specced withRockShox's Tora fork and Shimano Deore gearing. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.genesisbikes.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £700

MOUNTAIN <b>Genesis Bikes Core 20</b><br/> Jeff says that the Core 20 'punches above its weight for its price. While not that light, it's technically adept, handles well and offers a smooth, sturdy ride'. It comes well specced withRockShox's Tora fork and Shimano Deore gearing. <b>Where</b> www.genesisbikes.co.uk <b>How much</b> £700

URBAN 
&lt;b&gt;Giant Chixie&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;

The mass producers have piled on to the fixie/singlespeed bandwagon (to the horror of purists), but, says Tony, 'the girl-friendly Chixie has track-inspired geometry softened by upright swept bars. Minimalist graphics and finish keep it classy'.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.giant-bicycles.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much &lt;/b&gt;£499

URBAN <b>Giant Chixie</b><br/> The mass producers have piled on to the fixie/singlespeed bandwagon (to the horror of purists), but, says Tony, 'the girl-friendly Chixie has track-inspired geometry softened by upright swept bars. Minimalist graphics and finish keep it classy'. <b>Where</b> www.giant-bicycles.com <b>How much </b>£499

ROAD
&lt;b&gt;Kinesis KR210-L &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Not the prettiest paint job but Tony says this frame for keen juniors and women is 'a wellthought- out bit of kit that can be built up in to a very competitive entry-level racer or mileeater'. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.kinesisbikes.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £449.99 (frame and forks)

ROAD <b>Kinesis KR210-L </b><br/> Not the prettiest paint job but Tony says this frame for keen juniors and women is 'a wellthought- out bit of kit that can be built up in to a very competitive entry-level racer or mileeater'. <b>Where</b> www.kinesisbikes.co.uk <b>How much</b> £449.99 (frame and forks)

MOUNTAIN 
&lt;b&gt;Carrera Fury&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
Halfords' Carrera range has always been a reliable budget option. Jeff says the Fury 'matches a proper fork and great wheels to a light, confident and power-friendly frame. It handles well, although more aggressive riders may want a shorter stem'. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.halfords.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £530

MOUNTAIN <b>Carrera Fury</b><br/> Halfords' Carrera range has always been a reliable budget option. Jeff says the Fury 'matches a proper fork and great wheels to a light, confident and power-friendly frame. It handles well, although more aggressive riders may want a shorter stem'. <b>Where</b> www.halfords.com <b>How much</b> £530

CHILDREN
&lt;b&gt;Trek MT 220 &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
A proper bike for proper grownup riders (or nine-to-12-yearolds), the MT 220 hardtail comes with extendable pedal cranks that will also please parents dealing with growing legs. Quality parts and 24-inch wheels complete a great package.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.trekbikes.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much &lt;/b&gt;£240

CHILDREN <b>Trek MT 220 </b><br/> A proper bike for proper grownup riders (or nine-to-12-yearolds), the MT 220 hardtail comes with extendable pedal cranks that will also please parents dealing with growing legs. Quality parts and 24-inch wheels complete a great package. <b>Where</b> www.trekbikes.com <b>How much </b>£240

FOLD-UP 
&lt;b&gt;Airnimal Joey Commute &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
They won't shrink small enough to lug onto a crowded Tube train but Airnimal's rides are the acceptable face of fold-ups because, with mid-size wheels, they look more like proper bikes.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; Airnimal (www.airnimalfoldingbikes. com) 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £999

FOLD-UP <b>Airnimal Joey Commute </b><br/> They won't shrink small enough to lug onto a crowded Tube train but Airnimal's rides are the acceptable face of fold-ups because, with mid-size wheels, they look more like proper bikes. <b>Where</b> Airnimal (www.airnimalfoldingbikes. com) <b>How much</b> £999

ROAD
&lt;b&gt;Giant Trinity 0&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
An entry-level ride for the keener time-triallist or triathlete. 'The baby brother of the extraordinary Trinity Advanced is still a fully fledged speed machine,' Tony says, adding, 'Zero is plenty slippery through the air.' 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.giant-bicycles.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £1,399

ROAD <b>Giant Trinity 0</b><br/> An entry-level ride for the keener time-triallist or triathlete. 'The baby brother of the extraordinary Trinity Advanced is still a fully fledged speed machine,' Tony says, adding, 'Zero is plenty slippery through the air.' <b>Where</b> www.giant-bicycles.com <b>How much</b> £1,399

MOUNTAIN 
&lt;b&gt;Orange Five Diva Pro &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
The Diva, Jeff says, is a 'great do-everything bike. It climbs well for a single-pivot frame and descends even better. It comes in two length options and a short stem keeps the bars in reach of smaller riders'.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.orangebikes.co.uk
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £2,550

MOUNTAIN <b>Orange Five Diva Pro </b><br/> The Diva, Jeff says, is a 'great do-everything bike. It climbs well for a single-pivot frame and descends even better. It comes in two length options and a short stem keeps the bars in reach of smaller riders'. <b>Where</b> www.orangebikes.co.uk <b>How much</b> £2,550

URBAN 
&lt;b&gt;Fixie Inc Peacemaker &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
'This is one of the most attractive fixed-gears out there,' Tony says. 'It comes with a belt instead of a chain yet can still be flipped to singlespeed. Simple shapes and classy graphics finish a fine-looking steed.'
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.cycles-for-heroes.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £1,149

URBAN <b>Fixie Inc Peacemaker </b><br/> 'This is one of the most attractive fixed-gears out there,' Tony says. 'It comes with a belt instead of a chain yet can still be flipped to singlespeed. Simple shapes and classy graphics finish a fine-looking steed.' <b>Where</b> www.cycles-for-heroes.com <b>How much</b> £1,149

ROAD
&lt;b&gt;Santos Travelmaster 2.8&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 

'This custom-fitted, Dutchbuiltworkhorse carried James Bowthorpe on his 18,000-mile, 175-day, round-the-world record bid,' Tony says. 'His belt drive and hub gear required minimal maintenance.'
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.msgbikes.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £2,900

ROAD <b>Santos Travelmaster 2.8</b><br/> 'This custom-fitted, Dutchbuiltworkhorse carried James Bowthorpe on his 18,000-mile, 175-day, round-the-world record bid,' Tony says. 'His belt drive and hub gear required minimal maintenance.' <b>Where</b> www.msgbikes.com <b>How much</b> £2,900

MOUNTAIN 
&lt;b&gt;Specialized Myka FSR Comp&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
The entry-level Myka is an 'ideal women's all-rounder', Jeff says. 'It's comfy enough to ride all day and a blast if you've only got an hour.' 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.specialized.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £1,099.99

MOUNTAIN <b>Specialized Myka FSR Comp</b><br/> The entry-level Myka is an 'ideal women's all-rounder', Jeff says. 'It's comfy enough to ride all day and a blast if you've only got an hour.' <b>Where</b> www.specialized.com <b>How much</b> £1,099.99

FOLD-UP 
&lt;b&gt;Pashley Guv'nor&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
The pre-eminent purveyor of British-made cycles does a fine line in rides for the gent about town. The steel Guv'nor has three speeds, leather trim and bags of style. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.pashley.co.uk
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £845

FOLD-UP <b>Pashley Guv'nor</b><br/> The pre-eminent purveyor of British-made cycles does a fine line in rides for the gent about town. The steel Guv'nor has three speeds, leather trim and bags of style. <b>Where</b> www.pashley.co.uk <b>How much</b> £845

CHILDREN
&lt;b&gt;Raleigh Chopper&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Great for any child over the age of eight, the Raleigh Chopper needs no introduction. New for 2010, the Hot One is an icon of the Seventies that surely deserves a revival.
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.raleigh.co.uk 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £250

CHILDREN <b>Raleigh Chopper</b><br/> Great for any child over the age of eight, the Raleigh Chopper needs no introduction. New for 2010, the Hot One is an icon of the Seventies that surely deserves a revival. <b>Where</b> www.raleigh.co.uk <b>How much</b> £250

ROAD
&lt;b&gt;Dawes Ultra Galaxy&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
This mile-eating tourer to has a tank-strong Reynolds 853 steel frame, a sturdy rack and the obligatory Brooks leather saddle. 
&lt;b&gt;Where &lt;/b&gt;www.dawescycles.com
&lt;b&gt;How much &lt;/b&gt;£1,700

ROAD <b>Dawes Ultra Galaxy</b><br/> This mile-eating tourer to has a tank-strong Reynolds 853 steel frame, a sturdy rack and the obligatory Brooks leather saddle. <b>Where </b>www.dawescycles.com <b>How much </b>£1,700

URBAN 
&lt;b&gt;Charge Plug&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt; 
Clean lines, an understated and practical navy (or grey) finish combined with brown trim and a flip-flop hub make Plug one of the best affordable singlespeed/ fixed rides on the streets. 
&lt;b&gt;Where&lt;/b&gt; www.chargebikes.com 
&lt;b&gt;How much&lt;/b&gt; £500

URBAN <b>Charge Plug</b><br/> Clean lines, an understated and practical navy (or grey) finish combined with brown trim and a flip-flop hub make Plug one of the best affordable singlespeed/ fixed rides on the streets. <b>Where</b> www.chargebikes.com <b>How much</b> £500

URBAN <b>Demon Frameworks </b><br/> Dutch ex-pat Tom Warmerdam's stunning hand-made steel fixies were the stars of last year's London Cycle Show. Lovingly crafted and with astonishing detailing, his frames, available with a range of parts, including beech-wood rims, are works of art on wheels. <b>Where</b> www.demonframeworks. com <b>How much</b> from £1,200 (frame and fork)

Simon Usborne presents the experts’ guide to getting around on two wheels - from whippet-fast commuter rides to sturdy kings of the mountain

This week’s panel

Tony Farrelly is the former editor of ‘Cycling Plus’ magazine and now runs Road.cc, home to news and reviews for road-bound riders;

Jeff Jones is editor of Bikeradar.com , whose cycle-mad staff helped him pick great mountain bikes for all budgets.

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Source: Independent

Belfast Telegraph