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    image of Bracciano wheelset
    05 May 2015
    Wiggle speaks to Rob King of Pro-Lite The Pro-Lite philosophy is to produce a range of high quality PRO fessional LITE weight bicycle equipment using the very latest technology and materials available. Wiggle contacted Pro-Lite Sales Manager Rob King to ask him why the Bracciano wheelset range is #goodstuff How would you describe the Bracciano?...
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    Wiggle Nutrition Energy Gels
    05 May 2015
    Sports nutrition explained If you want to get the most out of any physical activity it’s essential to have a basic understanding of nutrition and nutritional products. Making sure that your body is properly fuelled both before and during a race or training session is key to maintaining your form and performing as well as you can. Pre-event...
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    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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    How to convert your wheels to tubeless
    23 Apr 2015
    The purpose of this guide is to show you how I made my non tubeless wheels become tubeless. It is not the manufacturers correct way of running tubeless tyres and is in fact a Ghetto (cheaper alternative) to run tubeless tyres on standard equipment. The first thing you need to do is...
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    rear-derailleur-buying-guide
    23 Apr 2015
    A rear derailleur (often referred to as a 'rear mech') is the mechanism that moves the chain from cog-to-cog on the cassette at the rear of the bike. The right hand gear shifter on the handlebars pulls a cable (or uses electronic signals) to move the derailleur, which in-turn moves the chain onto the appropriate cog on the cassette.
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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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