There are two S-es dominating cycling now: sportives and Strava. Rose’s easy riding Xeon CW aero bike is not only brilliant for both, but an absolute bargain too.

  • Highs: Fast, friendly and fantastic value
  • Lows: We’d stick with the stock wheels rather than the ‘upgrade’ tested
  • Buy If: You want a brilliant blend of maximum speed and minimum spend

The Xeon CW is the aero road option from the German-based cycling superstore. Drag reduction starts at the minimal frontal area despite the full carbon tapered fork. The internal cable routing entries give neat, low profile cable entry and the tubes get clipped trailing edges for turbulence management.

An asymmetric buttress behind the seat tube increases the stiffness of the press-fit bottom bracket without interfering with front deraileur function. The skinny A-frame seatstays flatten and curve at the seat tube junction to smooth out the rear end ride. The deep down tube

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