• Buying guides
    Helmet buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    A good helmet will provide a balance of coverage, ventilation and comfort. Great strides have been made by designers to improve the comfort level offered by helmets. They come with a variety of padding inserts which help you customise the internal fit and feel of the helmet.
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    Road handlebars buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    The sweeping curves of a set of road bars are synonymous with the classic imagery of what defines a road bike. Whilst road bars may all look to be made from the same mould, there have been many innovations and variations in design, creating a whole host of different bars to accommodate very individual rider preferences. Road handlebar anatomy The...
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    Helmet cameras buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    Ride and record with a helmet camera Helmet cameras are an incredibly popular way for you to document and share your sporting adventures online. People are now tapping into the creative power of cameras more than ever before. While films of bike tricks and crashes will forever remain popular; more and more people are using the power of film to...
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    Mountain bike wheels buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    Mountain bike wheels play a large part in determining your ride quality. In this guide we talk about the different kinds of wheels available and the performance characteristics of the various wheel sizes.
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    Mountain biking for advanced riders
    26 Jun 2015
    Advanced rider profile If you're an advanced rider you will have been riding for a number of years and experienced many fantastic trails! You will have good technical skills and great trail reading abilities. You will be able to ride smoothly and in control on technical descents and climbs. Full suspension or hard tail? If you're an...
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    Spring cycle clothing: Kit yourself out for a Spring Classic
    26 Jun 2015 / Tim Wiggins
    Whether you're starting your first season of cycling, or you're a life-long rider, spring is a season that can present challenges in terms of clothing and kit. In this guide, Tim Wiggins, one of our staff writers and riders, takes a look at what he wore on a recent trip to the Flemish cobbles in February.
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    Hydration pack buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    What is a hydration pack? A hydration pack is specially designed backpack or waist bag that carries a bladder full of fluid. This bladder feeds a hose, which is then led over your shoulder and clipped in place on the chest strap of the bag. The result is an easy to grab means to drinking; just by sucking the valve on the hose you can easily quench...
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    Mountain biking for intermediate riders
    26 Jun 2015
    Intermediate rider profile You will be an intermediate mountain biker. You ride your mountain bike across a wide variety of trails and surfaces and are looking for the next progression in your riding. You are quite comfortable on technical climbs and descents and probably own more than one mountain bike. Hardtail or full suspension? Hardtail...
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    Spring season clothing guide
    26 Jun 2015
    Spring presents a challenge in terms of clothing; mastering the balance between being hot or cold, wet or dry, comfortable or uncomfortable is difficult. The 'transition' season demands increased adaptability from your clothing...
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    Introducing: dhb Halterneck Shorts
    26 Jun 2015
    Though some are initially sceptical, most cyclists will transition to wearing bib shorts on the bike: waist shorts offer a great level of comfort, but the secure fit of bibs is a real step up. Unfortunately this increased comfort means a decrease in convenience when nature calls. This isn’t much of a problem for men, but for women it’s...

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