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We’ve refreshed our selection of the best bikes and kit to cover March 2021. Find out which items have made the cut

The latest update to Recommends has gone live with our pick of the of the very best bikes and kit that we reviewed in March 2021, adding some exceptional products to the mix.

Wilier Filante SLR 202

SKS Chromoplastic Mudguard set 

Craft Active Extreme X Round Neck Base layer

Orro Terra C GRX800

Oxford Aqua V32 Double Pannier Bag

Pearl Izumi Women’s Attack Capri Bibtights

Wolf Tooth Components Drop Stop B Chainring

Dexshell Ultra Thin Children’s Socks

Vittoria Terreno Zero TLR G2.0 Tyre 700x38

Orro Pyro Line Aquazero Bibtights

Muc-Off Stealth Tubeless Puncture Plug Kit

You’ll hopefully have got the idea of Recommends by now. Essentially, it’s the place where we group all of the very best-performing products that we’ve reviewed – the crème de la crème if you like – not simply stuff that’s scored well, but those items we think stand out as special. In short, it’s a one-stop-shop for cycling excellence.

We update Recommends monthly, and we’ve added 11 products from all those we review in March, including two bikes: one from Wilier and one from Orro. The Wilier Filante is a high-end aero road bike currently being ridden by the Total Direct Énergie team – and it’s gorgeous, frankly.

Watch the very best stuff in cycling | Recommends episode 1

The Orro Terra C GRX800 is the updated version of a bike that we reviewed last year, now with cable routing that enters the frame at the top of the head tube. It’s a sporty bike and an absolute blast to ride. Complete bikes start at £1,800.

We have clothing from Pearl Izumi, Craft and DexShell, along with another offering from Orro: the Pyro Line Aquazero Bibtights. With a Cytech pad and water repellent treatment, these impressed us massively. It has been a good month for Orro!

On the components and accessories side of things, new entries in Recommends include tyres from Vittoria, panniers from Oxford, and mudguards from SKS. The one thing that they all have in common is their superb performance,

Head over to Recommends to check it all out, and look out for our Recommends video, coming later in the month.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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