For full suspension bikes, rear wheel travel. There are two types of shocks, Air shocks & Coil shocks. They are named by the type of spring used. The ride can be dramatically improved with an upgraded shock.
Considered essential for road riding and events. Offering better support for improved efficiency, clipless road pedals feature a larger SPD-SL style cleat. Considered essential for road riding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.