• 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
    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.
  • 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
    Bike locks buying guide
    26 Jun 2015 / Martin McKinlay
    Keep your bike safe and secure Buying the correct lock for your bike can be the difference between finding it there when you return or forking out for a replacement. We have created this bike locks buying guide with the help of Wiggle’s accessories buyer Martin Mckinlay. The aim of this guide is to help explain the different kinds of bike...
  • Buying guides
    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...
  • Staff reviews
    dhb Flashlight Autumn/ Winter Range
    26 Jun 2015 / Tim Wiggins
    For those of us that commute all year round, the darker months of autumn and winter present a period when HiVis clothing is of great value. I've been testing out the dhb Flashlight range for the last month or so, it's proving to be good stuff...

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