• Buying guides
    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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    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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    Body armour buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    Why is body armour important? Body armour massively reduces the likelihood of injury. It can make the difference between going home hurt and frustrated, or satisfied with the day's riding, with a bit of mud on your knee-guard. Not only does armour keep you safe, but the added confidence you receive from using it can make a massive difference...
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    Bottom brackets buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    Bottom brackets explained The bottom bracket is a component that is housed in the bottom bracket shell of a bike frame. The purpose of the bottom bracket is to connect the chainset to the frame, this allows the chainset to rotate smoothly. As technology evolves bottom brackets have too, and can be very minimalist, typically bottom brackets are now...
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    A beginner's guide to cycle commuting in Australia
    26 Jun 2015
    The cost of running a car and the limitations of taking public transport are encouraging more and more people to take to two wheels on their daily commute. We have some useful advice to help you start cycling to work.
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    Chain devices buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    Why are chain devices important? If you are running a single or double ring set-up on your mountain bike and are heading out on very rough terrain, then a chain device will help prevent your chain from dropping off your chain ring or rings. Combine this with a bash guard to the outside of your chainset to help protect your chainring from getting...

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