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Flat Pedal Guide

Flat Pedal Guide

Also known as flat pedals, designed for MTB and BMX riding. Platform pedals offer great foot support. They come in different shapes and sizes some with a more concave shape to suit rider preference.

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Clipless MTB Pedal Guide

Clipless MTB Pedal Guide

Designed for MTB these pedals will keep your foot in place over rough ground. Attached to your shoe the small SPD style cleat fixes with two bolts. SPD stands for Shimano Pedalling Dynamics.

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Schwalbe Tyre Guide

Schwalbe Tyre Guide

Schwalbe tyres are packed full of technology. With puncture protection, grippy rubber compounds and tread patterns designed for different surfaces, their road and MTB tyres offer the best.

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Continental Tyre Guide

Continental Tyre Guide

Continental are a premium tyre brand and their bike tyres are packed full of technology designed to improve your ride. From extra grippy, yet fast rolling rubber compounds to puncture protection.

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Maxxis Tyre Guide

Maxxis Tyre Guide

Maxxis are perhaps the most popular MTB tyre brand with tread patterns and tyre technologies that are perfectly suited to each mountain bike discipline. Maxxis also offer similar tailored for road cycling.

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Full suspension mountain bike shock

Bike Pedals Guide

For power, comfort and practicality, the right pair of pedals is vital. The term 'clipless pedals' often catches people out - confusingly, it refers to pedals that need you to clip-in to them.

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Shimano Guide

Shimano Guide

The giant of the cycling industry has a huge history of innovation and the world of bicycles would not be the nearly same without the influence of Shimano. Discover more about Shimano here.

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bike inner tube

Inner Tubes Guide

It's inevitable you'll get a puncture at some point. When you do you'll need a spare bike inner tube with you. Use our simple bicycle inner tube guide to discover the right type for your bike.

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chunky mountain bike tyres

Bike Tyre Guides

Whether you are replacing a worn out tyre or want a performance upgrade, it is essential that you choose a tyre that is compatible with your bicycle as well as your riding style.

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bike chainset

Chainset Guide

Every bike has a chainset. It is the name given to a group of components that rotate when you turn your pedals, to drive the bike's chain and turn the rear wheel to propel the bike along.

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bike groupset

Groupset Guides

A fully comprehensive guide into groupsets. What's a groupset and what parts make it go? We look at how the manufacturers compare and what makes them stand apart in MTB and Road.

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How to lighten your road bike

How To Lighten Your Road Bike

One of the easiest ways to eke out more performance out of your bike is to reduce its weight. From mild tweaks to big changes, we have compiled the best ways to do this, while keeping budget in mind.

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Saddle Guide

Saddle Guide

A suitable and comfortable saddle is incredibly important while cycling.

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Men's Saddle Guide

Choosing A Men's Saddle

By using this saddle guide you’ll discover how to measure your sit bone width and choose the style for your riding so you ride longer, faster and in more comfort.

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Women's Saddle Guide

Choosing A Women's Saddle

Use this women's saddle guide to learn why a specific saddle is a great choice for you, how to measure your sit bones and the style of saddle you need.

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