• Buying guides
    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...
  • 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...
  • Buying guides
    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.
  • Buying guides
    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.
  • Buying guides
    Guide to adventure road bikes
    26 Jun 2015
    This guide is packed with useful information about the adventure road bike category; you will learn about the different kinds of road bikes you can use and the key features that make adventure riding possible.
  • Training guides
    Intermediate/Advanced Sportive training guide
    26 Jun 2015
    In this guide we asked Radeon Cycle Coaching to put together some top tips on training for a longer distance sportive. For more information on Radeon Coaching, reference the contact details at the bottom of the guide.
  • Buying guides
    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...
  • Buying guides
    Road bike shifters buying guide
    26 Jun 2015
    A road bike shifter is the key mechanism for allowing on-the-move gear changes. This is extremely important when riding varying gradients. Both mechanical and electronic shifters are available.
  • 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.
  • 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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