• Buying guides
    image of Ben Simmons modelling dhb blok range of clothing
    01 May 2015
    The dhb Blok range is designed to give you an exceptional riding experience during the spring and summer months. Wiggle's Own Brand Assistant Marketing Manager James Pullinger talks about the exciting new changes to the Blok range for 2015.​
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    Wiggle staff member jumping confidently on his mountain bike facing camera
    30 Apr 2015
    What essential items should you bring? As a beginner you're at the very start of your exciting mountain biking journey; we have created this guide to help educate you about products that you should always have in your backpack before you hit the trails. Experienced mountain bikers always store some essential items whenever they embark on a...
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    Mountain biker pushing bike uphill
    30 Apr 2015
    Beginner rider profile You are returning to the sport after a long gap or may have never ridden a mountain bike before. Your aim is to complete at least one 2-3 hour ride a week at your local woods or beginner graded trail at a trail centre. Hardtail or full suspension? Hardtail mountain bikes Hardtails offer you simplicity and affordability. They...
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    Mountain biker riding and looking behind
    30 Apr 2015
    Intermediate rider profile You will be an intermediate mountain biker. You ride your mountain bike across a wide variety of trails and surfaces and are looking for the next progression in your riding. You are quite comfortable on technical climbs and descents and probably own more than one mountain bike. Hardtail or full suspension? Hardtail...
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    Mountain biking for advanced riders
    30 Apr 2015
    Advanced rider profile If you're an advanced rider you will have been riding for a number of years and experienced many fantastic trails! You will have good technical skills and great trail reading abilities. You will be able to ride smoothly and in control on technical descents and climbs. Full suspension or hard tail? If you're an...
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    Shimano SLX M670
    23 Apr 2015
    A mountain bike shifter is the key mechanism for allowing on-the-move gear changes. This is extremely important when riding across technical terrain. Mountain bike shifters still operate by pulling cables to move the derailleurs, forcing the chain to move on to different sprockets or cogs.
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    Road bike shifters buying guide
    23 Apr 2015
    A road bike shifter is the key mechanism for allowing on-the-move gear changes. This is extremely important when riding varying gradients. Both mechanical and electronic shifters are available.
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    Chainsets buying guide
    22 Apr 2015 / Naveed Nasir
    A chainset is part of the drivetrain on a bike, providing the power that moves the bike forwards. It connects via the chain (or belt in some cases) to the drive wheel of the bike. Chainsets need to be strong and able to withstand the motions and stresses cycling puts them through.
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    Race Face Single Narrow/Wide Chainring
    22 Apr 2015
    Chainrings explained Chainrings are an integral drivetrain component for your bike. Chainrings are fixed to the spider of the crankarm. They can either be welded directly to the spider, or in most cases attached via chainring bolts to the spider arm mounting holes. They engage the bike chain to provide power to the drive wheel. A chainrings design...
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    Road wheels buying guide
    22 Apr 2015
    Wheels are your contact point with the ground and play a large part in determining your ride quality. They support your body weight and are powered by your engine as you pedal.

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