• Buying guides
    bike infographic of a Verenti road bike
    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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    dhb cycle tight image
    08 May 2015
    Cycling tights are a great way to keep your lower body at a good temperature, optimal for your performance, comfort and enjoyment. In this guide we'll take a look at what tights would be best for your riding.
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    dhb cycle shoe lifestyle image
    08 May 2015
    This guide helps to explain the wide variety of cycling shoes available. We consider specific designs for road cycling, triathlon and mountain biking, and variations within these sub-categories. What are cycling shoes? Starting with the basics, what are cycling shoes? and how are they different from normal sports shoes? Cycling shoes use "...
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    shimano road pedal image
    07 May 2015
    Why are pedals important? There’s no shying away from it, pedals are an essential part of your bicycle as either a method of transport or the key to exciting new adventures in performance and fun. They are the connection between you and your beloved machine. The question is then which connection is best and most suitable to enable you to get...
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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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    image of ethirteen chain device
    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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    image of woman mountain biking in woodland
    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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    image of man riding a commuter bike
    06 May 2015
    If you are new to the two wheeled world, then there are several Wiggle guides that will make things a lot easier to understand. Whether you are struggling with bike jargon, the accessories you need to buy or the clothing you should wear, we are here to help. Read on to learn more... Bike buying guide "What bike is right for me?" This is...
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    Base Layer Buying Guide
    05 May 2015
    Base layers are the base of any layering system. They are designed to sit next to the skin and wick moisture away from your body - they do this by absorbing moisture (sweat) from the surface of your skin, then allowing it to evaporate away. By wicking sweat away from the body, a base layer keeps you dry, comfortable and chill free. Thermal base layers can also help to keep you warm, by trapping an insulating layer of warm air around the skin.

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