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Guides & Reviews

Bike Guides & Tips For All Riders

Welcome to the Tredz Guides and Reviews page. Here you’ll find our latest reviews of the best cycling products, helpful buyers guides and highlighted products. We review the latest bikes and accessories, handpick our favourites. There is a range of buyers guides to help you make the right choice.


Best Electric Road Bikes

Best Electric Road Bikes

Electric road bikes have come a long way since their first incarnations. We have been riding them lately from the ultra-powerful crank drive versions to the new breed of sleek, hub driven models now made. 


Read More  | 21st March 2019

Giant Road-E+ Review

Giant Road-E+ Review

An electrically assisted road bike, the Giant Road-E+ is designed to get you up to speed quickly. With a motor situated in the middle of the bike and a battery that sits along the downtube, it propels you up to speed faster than a regular bike, without hampering handling performance.

Read Review | 2nd April 2019

Best Alloy Mountain Bikes

Best Alloy Mountain Bikes

One of the questions you might be asking yourself before buying a new bike is what frame material should you go for. Over the years we have seen the price on carbon fibre frames come down to suit more riders, but the alloy v carbon discussion is still hotly debated.

Read More  | 1st March 2019


Suspension Forks Guide

Suspension Forks Guide

A new suspension fork is one of the most noticeable and worthy upgrades you can make to your mountain bike. A higher quality fork will be able to deal with more difficult terrain, remaining composed on the trail.

Read More  | 1st March 2019

Best Trail Mountain Bikes

Best Trail Mountain Bikes

Trail mountain bikes have come a long way since simply being a longer travel cross country bikes. Modern trail bikes can rival enduro bikes in ability over technically demanding terrain but retain the agility and all-day comfort that made them shine.

Read More  | 12th March 2019


Mountain Bike Wheels Guide

Mountain Bike Wheels Guide

MTB wheels are available in different diameters with different size hubs. While some bikes, like the Scott Genius are compatible with both 650b+ and 29” wheels, most bikes are designed to work with a specific wheel size.

Read More  | 30th January 2019

Reflective Clothing Guide

Rear Shocks Guide

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.

Read More  | 16th January 2019

Reflective Clothing Guide

Reflective Clothing Guide

Reflective cycling clothing is one of the best ways to be seen while you are riding on the road at night. While bike lights are an essential, nothing will make you stand out better on busy city streets at night.

Read More  | 8th January 2019

Long Finger Gloves Buying Guide

Long Finger Gloves Guide

Long finger cycling gloves come in many different styles and designs. For fast road cyclists, hard-hitting mountain bikers and daily commuters, finding the right glove for the conditions and your riding style is key.

Read More  | 30th November 2018

Giant Fathom E+ Review

Giant Fathom E+ Review

The new 2019 Giant Fathom-E+ is a hardtail E Mountain bike that takes the reliable and simple fun of a hardtail and pairs it to a powerful custom tuned motor from Yamaha. 

Read Review | 26th November 2018

Mountain Bike Shoe Guide

Mountain Bike Shoe Guide

Mountain bike shoes are built tough to stand up to the rigours of off-road riding. Soles are stiff for efficient pedalling but tend to have more flexibility than road cycling shoes.

Read More  | 28th November 2018

Long Sleeve Jersey Guide

Long Sleeve Jersey Guide

For those cooler rides a long sleeve jersey is what you need to stay comfortable on the bike. Some zippered road cycling jerseys have extra thermal properties for more warmth on those really cold days.

Read More  | 29th November 2018

Giant Trance E+ Pro Review

Giant Trance E+ Pro 

With the Trance E+ Pro Giant have at last broken in to the high-performance electric mountain bike market. We look at the four models in this Giant Trance E+ Pro review. You also get a pedal assist drive unit.

Read Review  | 7th November 2018

Giant Stance E+ Pro Review

Giant Stance E+ Pro 

The Stance E+ is the new entry level full suspension e bike that offers the same great value as its non-powered MTB cousin. In this Giant Stance E+ Review we take a detailed look at the both models. 

Read Review  | 9th November 2018

Orbea Gain Range Review

Orbea Gain

An electric bike that is designed to enhance your ride rather than dominate it, the Orbea Gain is for those who want the feel of a regular bike, with some extra pedalling assistance.

Read Review | 23rd October 2018

MTB rider in Baggy Shorts

MTB Shorts Guide

Baggy cycling shorts are ideal for all sorts of cycling from mountain bike riding to urban commuting. While cross-country mountain bikers prefer lycra, most MTB shorts are baggy and give you a more casual look.

Read More | 15th November 2018

Cyclist wearing a windproof cycling jacket

MTB Helmet Guide

A mountain bike helmet needs to protect your head, while being comfortable enough to wear all day long. Fit and venting are key, & we will look into this further below, helmets meet the min safety standard.  

Read More | 7th November 2018

Cyclist wearing a windproof cycling jacket

Road Helmet Guide

Wearing a road helmet while cycling is the best way to maximise your safety. All our road helmets meet minimum EU safety standard. What you pay for is reduced weight and enhanced safety features. 

Read More | 7th November 2018

Mudguard Guide

Mudguard Guide

Mudguards help keep you warm and dry in the wetter months while also protecting your bike from mud, grit and spray. For commuters they are essential, road cyclists will enjoy being dry & comfortable.

Read Review | 29th October 2018

Best Road Clipless Pedals

Best Road Clipless Pedals

Using road clipless pedals vastly improve the performance and efficiency of your road riding. Offering better support for improved efficiency, clipless road pedals feature a large cleat that is attached to your shoe. 

Read More | 30th September 2018


Merida One-Twenty Range Review

Merida One-Twenty

A trail bike to spend all day in the mountains. We review the Merida One-Twenty range, finding a mountain bike in its purest form, and made for you to just get out there and ride. 

Read Review | 22nd October 2018

Specialized Pitch hardtail mountain bike

Specialized Pitch

When adventure comes calling, the Specialized Pitch mountain bike promises an exciting and reliable ride to take on the trails with. The Pitch is designed for both new and experienced riders. 

Read Review | 22nd October 2018

Mondraker Crafty+ 2019 Review

Mondraker Crafty+ 2019 Review

The Mondraker Crafty Plus has evolved from its trail bike roots and is now a dedicated electric mountain bike for effortless all mountain riding. 

Read Review | 5th September 2018

Giant Reign 2019 range

Giant Reign 2019

The 2019 Reign does not disappoint. The bike now has better all-round ability than ever before, featuring SRAM eagle 12-speed groupsets on all but one model, and a lighter, stiffer Carbon fibre rocker.

Read Review | 19th Sep 2018

Clipless Road Pedals Guide

Clipless Road Pedals Guide

Considered essential for road riding and events. Offering better support for improved efficiency, clipless road pedals feature a larger SPD-SL style cleat that is attached to your shoe.

Read More | 18th September 2018


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.

Read More | 18th September 2018


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.

Read More | 18th September 2018


Rear Lights Buying Guide

Rear Lights Buying Guide

Front lights can reach up to and above 1000 Lumens. Multiple rear lights are the best way to be seen from behind. With one attached to the seatpost it can be good to have another.

Read More | 18th September 2018

Scott Ransom Mountain Bike 2019

Scott Ransom 2019

The Ransom slots right into the range as the Enduro race bike to replace the Genius LT MTB. In this first look Scott Ransom review we look at all the models in the range. Scott full suspension MTB allow you to easily swap between wheels.

Read Review | 4th September 2018

Best MTB Clipless Pedals

Best MTB Clipless Pedals

Designed for MTBs these clipless pedals will keep your foot in place. Attached to your shoe the small SPD style cleat fixes with two bolts. Pedals that use the two-bolt cleat system are commonly called SPD (Shimano Pedalling Dynamics).

Read More | 30th August 2018