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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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    Cassette buying guide
    22 Apr 2015
    A bicycle cassette is the cluster of sprockets located on the rear hub of your bike, slotting onto a freehub body and held firmly in place with a threaded cassette lockring. Find out everything you need to know in our Cassette Buying Guide.
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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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    Mountain bike wheels buying guide
    22 Apr 2015
    Mountain bike wheels play a large part in determining your ride quality. In this guide we talk about the different kinds of wheels available and the performance characteristics of the various wheel sizes.
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    commuter-tyres-buying-guide
    22 Apr 2015
    Commuting by bike is a great way to get fit, and save money. Making sure that you have a good grip on the road surface, and taking steps to avoid punctures, is wise though; so which tyres are best for commuting? Let's find out...
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    mountain bike tyre buying guide
    20 Apr 2015
    Our mountain bike tyre guide will take you through the various tyre options so you can corner with confidence...
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    Road tyres buying guide
    20 Apr 2015
    Tyres are one of the most important parts of your bicycle; they affect performance, comfort and safety. Road bikes use narrow tyres, so that small contact area with the road is super important! Let's find out more...

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