Wherever you’re riding this summer, if you’re looking to get there faster then we have six pure race bikes that will deliver speed without (totally) breaking the bank on test in this issue. Specialized, Cannondale, Giant, Boardman, Bianchi and Focus provide the speed machines, ‘all’ you need to supply is the firepower. Or, alternatively, for the firepower-challenged (and there are several of us in the CP office who would include ourselves in that number) we check out four new generation e-bikes that are bringing power-assisted technology into the world of serious road cycling. Is it cheating, or merely making best use of the technology available? We also look at new bikes from Pearson, Merlin, Moots, Cannondale, Pinnacle and Specialized, plus take an in-depth look at new tech and kit from the likes of Abus, Easton, Bont and Chpt3, with a shootout of six of the best track pumps and more… Elsewhere in the issue we get a masterclass in descending from British pro and former hour record holder Alex Dowsett, discover the easy ways you can fuel better and ride faster without hassle, take a look at the UK’s first indoor racing championships and take on perhaps Strava’s toughest segment, an 81km climb in Colombia! Plus we take a look at 2019’s essential cycling events in our 28-page Summer of Cycling supplement.