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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.


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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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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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 on the chainstay, backpack or helmet.

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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), Shimano being the primary brand for this system.

Read More | 30th August 2018

Mondraker Dune 2019

Mondraker Dune 2019

The Dune is Mondraker’s dedicated Enduro mountain bike and features 170mm of suspension travel front rear. Mondraker actually class this as a Super Enduro bike as it is at the long travel end of the Enduro category when compared to its Trail / Enduro sibling, the Foxy.

Read Review | 15th August 2018