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Road Bike Guide

Road Bike Guide

Characterised by their drop handlebars (mostly) and 700c wheels, with narrow, fast rolling tyres, road bikes are designed for fast and efficient tarmac riding.

The drop handlebars allow you to adopt an efficient aerodynamic riding position, while the narrow tyres reduce rolling resistance, both of which are essential for riding quickly and efficiently on the black stuff.

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Mountain Bike Guide

Mountain Bike Guide

A mountain bike, also known as an MTB, is designed for riding off-road tracks and trails. An upright riding position and stable handling characteristics offer control on uneven ground, chunky tyres offer grip on loose surfaces while suspension helps to smooth out the bumps on the trail.

Wheels vary in size from 26” up to 29” and tyre widths from 1.8” up to 3.5”, which we will go into in more detail later.

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Hybrid Bike Guide

Hybrid Bike Guide

A hybrid bike is a general-purpose bicycle, for cycling over a range of terrains with a mixture of road and mountain bike characteristics. 

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Women's Bike Guide

Women's Bike Guide

Women's bikes offer the best fit and performance by having subtle differences built into the frame to change your riding position.

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E-Bike Guide

Ebike Guide

An eBike is  a bike with a modified frame, designed to incorporate an electric motor and hold a battery pack. These high tech bikes boost your natural pedalling speed.

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Cyclocross Bike Guide

Cyclocross Bike Guide

Cyclocross bikes look like road bikes at first glance, but they are built for riding off-road. Cyclocross is a fast, furious and fun style of racing over rough terrain.

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Kids Bike Guide

Kids Bike Guide

You want their first bike to be perfect, so to help you, we've put together this kids bike guide covering sizing and a few key tips to ensure you make the right choice.

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triathlon bikes

Triathlon Bike Guide

A properly fitting triathlon bike will make all the difference not only on the bike but for the run as well. Premium quality bikes for the best results.

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Folding Bike Guide

Folding Bike Guide

Folding bikes are a great option for those that need to fit a bicycle into a small flat or on public transport. 

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BMX Bike Guide

BMX Guide

An Olympic sport since 2008, the BMX revival has seen an increase in indoor and outdoor BMX parks.

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Jump Bike Guide

Jump Bike Guide

Jump bikes blend the simplicity and smaller frames of BMX's with the rough ground capabilities of mountain bikes.

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Touring Bike Guide

Touring Bike Guide

Touring bikes look are specifically built for the demands of long journeys carrying lots of luggage. 

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Nearly New Bike Guide

Nearly New Bike Guide

Take a closer look at the story behind our great value ex-demo and ex-display bikes available for sale.

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First Road Bike Guide

Buying Your First Road Bike

Choosing your first road bike can be daunting, we're help to guide you through your first purchase.

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First Road Bike Guide

Balance Bike Guide

With no stabilisers and no pedals, balance bikes give children the chance to develop balancing skills in their own time.

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Choosing The Right Type Bike

Here, we take a look at the key differences between the main types of bike available, along with the benefits and drawbacks.

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