• Buying guides
    Wiggle staff member jumping confidently on his mountain bike facing camera
    30 Apr 2015
    What essential items should you bring? As a beginner you're at the very start of your exciting mountain biking journey; we have created this guide to help educate you about products that you should always have in your backpack before you hit the trails. Experienced mountain bikers always store some essential items whenever they embark on a...
  • Buying guides
    Mountain biker pushing bike uphill
    30 Apr 2015
    Beginner rider profile You are returning to the sport after a long gap or may have never ridden a mountain bike before. Your aim is to complete at least one 2-3 hour ride a week at your local woods or beginner graded trail at a trail centre. Hardtail or full suspension? Hardtail mountain bikes Hardtails offer you simplicity and affordability. They...
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    Mountain biker riding and looking behind
    30 Apr 2015
    Intermediate rider profile You will be an intermediate mountain biker. You ride your mountain bike across a wide variety of trails and surfaces and are looking for the next progression in your riding. You are quite comfortable on technical climbs and descents and probably own more than one mountain bike. Hardtail or full suspension? Hardtail...
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    Mountain biking for advanced riders
    30 Apr 2015
    Advanced rider profile If you're an advanced rider you will have been riding for a number of years and experienced many fantastic trails! You will have good technical skills and great trail reading abilities. You will be able to ride smoothly and in control on technical descents and climbs. Full suspension or hard tail? If you're an...
  • Training guides
    Mountain bike technique guide
    30 Apr 2015 / Sarah Pain
    Mountain bike technique is often shrouded in mystery; many riders feel it's a vast and highly complex area which can take years to master. In this technique guide, Wiggle's very own MTB skills coach Sarah Pain explains the core fundamentals of mountain bike riding in an easy to understand manner. Regardless of your ability level; Sarah...
  • How to guides
    How to air travel with your bike
    23 Apr 2015
    The first question you should ask yourself before travelling with a bike, is which level of protection is required to protect it from damage on air travel? We have some answers for you!
  • How to guides
    FFWD F4R Wheelset
    23 Apr 2015
    FFWD have been producing strong, reliable and high performance carbon wheels in their factory in Holland since 2006. They produce a broad range of designs, so which is the best one for your riding and discipline? In this guide we consider how to pick the best FFWD wheels for you!
  • Buying guides
    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.
  • Buying guides
    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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