• Buying guides
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    14 May 2015
    We have created this MTB grips buying guide with the help of Renthal's cycle marketing manager Ian Collins. The guide aims to help you choose the best bike grips for you and your style of mountain bike riding.
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    13 May 2015
    What is a hydration pack? A hydration pack is specially designed backpack or waist bag that carries a bladder full of fluid. This bladder feeds a hose, which is then led over your shoulder and clipped in place on the chest strap of the bag. The result is an easy to grab means to drinking; just by sucking the valve on the hose you can easily quench...
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    13 May 2015 / Chris Wright
    This guide is packed with useful information about the adventure road bike category; you will learn about the different kinds of road bikes you can use.
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    13 May 2015
    Ride and record with a helmet camera Helmet cameras are an incredibly popular way for you to document and share your sporting adventures online. People are now tapping into the creative power of cameras more than ever before. While films of bike tricks and crashes will forever remain popular; more and more people are using the power of film to...
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    13 May 2015
    Soft bike bags explained If you are travelling to your local race, trails or further aboard on a cycling holiday, a soft bike bag is a must. Its padded construction will help protect your frame and components when transporting your bike. What types of soft bike bag are available? We stock a wide range of soft bike bags at Wiggle to offer you as...
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    08 May 2015
    Bike jargon explained The world of bikes and parts can at times be confusing and we've all come across some terms that are challenging to understand. We have made a list of some common technical words and explained them here as simply and accurately as we can. A ​ Alloy: An alloy is a mixture of two or more elements, at least one part is metal...
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    Image of Fizik Cyrano 00 Carbon Road Handlebar
    07 May 2015
    The sweeping curves of a set of road bars are synonymous with the classic imagery of what defines a road bike. Whilst road bars may all look to be made from the same mould, there have been many innovations and variations in design, creating a whole host of different bars to accommodate very individual rider preferences. Road handlebar anatomy The...
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    07 May 2015
    Why are chain devices important? If you are running a single or double ring set-up on your mountain bike and are heading out on very rough terrain than a chain device will help prevent your chain from dropping off your chain ring or rings. Combine this with a bash guard to the outside of your chainset to help protect your chainring from getting...
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    07 May 2015 / Sarah Pain
    If the bike fits, ride it! As a woman you need a bike that fits you well and works with your body shape – sound familiar? Well it should, this is exactly the same rule that applies to men - women are no different in their bike buying needs! Frame and fit A mountain bike trail doesn’t care about your gender when it throws in a steep...
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    Image of single speed bike
    07 May 2015
    Single speed bikes explained Single speed bikes offer cycling in its simplest and purest form. They are lightweight, low maintenance machines which make them ideal for commuting. Having one gear significantly reduces the need for daily bike maintenance and drive-train repairs. The rear wheel dropouts on single speed are often horizontal and...

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