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    multi tool image
    04 Jun 2015 / Chris Wright
    A multi-tool is like a Swiss Army Knife for your bike. A small but handy tool with multiple functions, it allows you to perform essential repairs and maintenance by the side of the road or trail.
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    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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    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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    image of Hiplok bicycle lock
    15 May 2015
    Our bike locks buying guide takes you through the various types of bike lock you can purchase on the Wiggle website. We also discuss what the Solid Secure Rating means and what you should look out for.
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    Wiggle staffer Ben Simmons riding his Charge mountain bike
    15 May 2015 / Sarah Pain
    What is mountain biking? Wikipedia defines mountain biking as “ the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes”. These days the sport has been further broken down into various categories such as cross country, trail and enduro, but essentially the gist of it remains the same;...
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    SRAM road bike disc brakes
    15 May 2015
    Road brakes explained Road brakes control the speed of your bike. By using your brakes you can slow down your bike or bring it to a complete stop. The main type of brakes found on road bikes are caliper brakes . Cantilevers and V-brakes are often used on cyclo-cross and commuting bikes . Disc brakes , as found on mountain bikes, are also gradually...
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    product image of a shimano chain
    15 May 2015
    What are they? A bike chain is made of links joined by pins. It converts and transmits the power created by you via your pedals to the cassette/freewheel to make your bike travel forwards. Bike chains are mainly constructed from alloy steel. This material is strong and durable enough to withstand the stresses associated with pedalling. What are...
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    image of female mountain biker
    15 May 2015 / Sarah Pain
    Women's bike geometry explained The bike that you ride will be very personal to you and there is no easy answer to fine tuning it. However, if you are about to buy a unisex bike , or already have a unisex bike that does not quite feel quite right, it’s worth tweaking it to create your perfect, one of a kind ride. The theory is that on...

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