• 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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    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...
  • Buying guides
    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...
  • Buying guides
    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...
  • Buying guides
    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...
  • Buying guides
    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?...
  • Training guides
    PowerTap - Training with power - Part 3
    05 May 2015
    This is the third and final guide in our series of guides on 'Training with Power'. In our Part 1 Guide we considered the advantages of training with a power meter, in our Part 2 Guide we discussed some productive training sessions that you could do with your power meter out on the road or trails. In this Part 3 guide we consider indoor...
  • Training guides
    Cyclist training hard on his bike
    05 May 2015 / Tim Wiggins
    Welcome to the second in our series of Wiggle Guides on Training with Power. In our Part 1 Training with Power guide we discussed the advantages of training with power and why power is a good metric to use. In this guide we will consider some sessions that you can do out on the road using your power meter; ranging from short interval sessions to...
  • Training guides
    Group ride training image
    05 May 2015
    Training with Power is a superb way to add science and structure to your cycle training plans. Whether your objective is to reduce your sportive times or win your next criterium, power data gives you the ability to see real changes in your training progress. In this three part series of guides we take a look at why you should train with power, and...
  • Training guides
    camera shot following a group of mountain bikers riding in muddy conditions
    30 Apr 2015
    Chris James is the owner of Alliance mountain bike skills. With a rich background in sport and coaching, Chris brings confidence inspiring skills to get the best out of each and every rider. In this guide he talks about some of the mental skills required to tackle the trails. Learn to focus I think of riding as a game of chess, and in the game I...

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