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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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    Women's mountain bike fit guide
    26 Jun 2015 / Sarah Pain
    If the bike fits, ride it! As a woman you need a bike that fits you well and works with your body shape – sound familiar? Well it should, this is exactly the same rule that applies to men - women are no different in their bike buying needs! Frame and fit A mountain bike trail doesn’t care about your gender when it throws in a steep...
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    Keep on training: winter cycle guides
    26 Jun 2015
    The evenings are creeping in, the temperature is falling, and the rain showers are becoming all the more frequent. With winter approaching it becomes all too easy to shelve your bike, leave your kit in the cupboard and curl back up under the duvet, rather than getting out on your bike. That doesn't have to be the case though! With the right...
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    Mountain bike disc brake buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    What are disc brakes? Disc brakes are a powerful and progressive braking mechanism; a hydraulic or cable actuated caliper forces the disc brake pads onto a rotor to slow down or stop your bike. The vast majority of disc brakes on mountain bikes are hydraulically activated; brake fluid drives pressure to the caliper and this results in a clamping...
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    Renthal MTB grips buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    We have created this MTB grips buying guide with the help of Renthal's cycle marketing manager Ian Collins. The guide aims to help you choose the best bike grips for you and your style of mountain bike riding.

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