PENDLETON ASHWELL £329.99
This is the brand developed by the eponymous Olympic champion-turned-jockey in collaboration with Halfords. The alloy frameset comes in slick British racing green with a low step-through frame and full mudguards in matching green shade. Those ’guards look the part and proficiently do their dirt- deflecting job but they constantly rattle. The brakes also require more pressure than we’d like to stop.