• Buying guides
    Shimano threaded bottom bracket image
    21 May 2015
    Bottom brackets explained The bottom bracket is a component that is housed in the bottom bracket shell of a bike frame. The purpose of the bottom bracket is to connect the chainset to the frame, this allows the chainset to rotate smoothly. As technology evolves bottom brackets have too, and can be very minimalist, typically bottom brackets are now...
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    Dainese knee protector image
    21 May 2015
    Why is body armour important? Body armour massively reduces the likelihood of injury. It can make the difference between going home hurt and frustrated, or satisfied with the day's riding, with a bit of mud on your knee-guard. Not only does armour keep you safe, but the added confidence you receive from using it can make a massive difference...
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    Cyclists riding along a main country road
    20 May 2015
    We have a great range of Wiggle events throughout the UK, some that venture into France, as well as events in Australia! On this page we have culminated our Wiggle Sportive Guides; a selection of guides that are designed to make your sportive experience as enjoyable as possible. Read on to find out more... Wiggle sportive checklist Getting...
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    A cyclist wearing a green dhb waterproof jacket
    19 May 2015
    Waterproof jackets explained At Wiggle we have a vast array of cycling specific jackets, including windproof jackets, gilets and waterproof jackets. The later is our focus in this guide; jackets that are designed to keep you dry and comfortable whilst you are out on the road or trails. Waterproof jackets can vary significantly in design and...
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    A pair of road bike wheels
    19 May 2015
    Upgrading your wheels can be a simple and quick way to dramatically improve the speed, feel and ride quality of your bike. In this guide we take a look at why upgrade wheels make such a different, and what you should look for when making an upgrade... Why upgrade your wheels? Almost any road bike stands to benefit from an upgraded set of wheels...
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    image of mountain bike wheel
    19 May 2015
    Upgrading the components on your bike can significantly improve its feel, performance and appearance. Wheels are often one of the first upgrades that a rider makes, so we look at why upgrade wheels could benefit your mountain bike, and what you should look out for.
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    A bike light attached to handlebars
    19 May 2015
    Why should I try night riding? Night riding is so much more than just riding your bike at night. Not only will it enable you to keep riding in the Autumn and Winter evenings when the daylight is depleted, but it can also add a whole new dimension to the trails and routes that you would normally ride... that twisty singletrack will become a series...
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    Turbo Trainer Buying Guide
    18 May 2015
    What are turbo trainers? Turbo trainers are a static resistance platform; you attach the rear wheel of your bike to the unit, and then you are able to replicate the resistance and feel of riding outdoors, but from the comfort of your home or garage. A turbo trainer gives a cyclist a great alternative to training outdoors, in the dark, gloomy and...
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    image of various colour schemes of RaceFace grips
    18 May 2015 / Tim Wiggins
    At Wiggle we stock six different Race Face handlebar grips, in a huge range of colours. To help you choose the best grip for your needs, our tester Tim Wiggins, who has experience in cross country racing, all mountain riding and downhill, has been riding and rating them all...
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    Lezyne mini-pumps
    18 May 2015
    Why are pumps important? The humble bike pump is often overlooked but it will probably be one of your most regularly used cycling accessories whether you’re at home or out on the road. Buying a quality bike pump is a worthwhile investment. Keeping your tyre pumped up to the recommended pressure should be a weekly task - it can help reduce...

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