• Buying guides
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
  • Training guides
    MTB mind skills: tame the trail
    26 Jun 2015
    Chris James is the owner of Alliance mountain bike skills in the UK. With a rich background in sport and coaching, Chris brings confidence inspiring skills to get the best out of each and every rider. In this guide he talks about some of the mental skills required to tackle the trails. Learn to focus I think of riding as a game of chess, and in...
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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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    Mountain bike shifters buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    A mountain bike shifter is the key mechanism for allowing on-the-move gear changes. This is extremely important when riding across technical terrain. Mountain bike shifters still operate by pulling cables to move the derailleurs, forcing the chain to move on to different sprockets or cogs.
  • Training guides
    PowerTap - Training with power - Part 1
    26 Jun 2015 / Tim Wiggins
    In this “Training with Power” series, in association with PowerTap, we take a look firstly at why power is such a good measure to use, then we will look at what sessions you can do with your power meter, both indoors and out on the road.

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