• 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.
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    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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    Race Face Single Narrow/Wide Chainring
    22 Apr 2015
    Chainrings explained Chainrings are an integral drivetrain component for your bike. Chainrings are fixed to the spider of the crankarm. They can either be welded directly to the spider, or in most cases attached via chainring bolts to the spider arm mounting holes. They engage the bike chain to provide power to the drive wheel. A chainrings design...
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    Road wheels buying guide
    22 Apr 2015 / Damien Whinnery
    Road bike wheels are fundemental to your cycling experience. A great wheelset can transform the performance of your bike and your choice to go with road clinchers, tubeless, or carbon road bike bike wheels is a major decision. Our guide to finding the best road bike wheels for you will help you navigate the various options and pick the best hoops for your needs.
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    Mountain bike wheels buying guide
    22 Apr 2015
    Mountain bike wheels play a large part in determining your ride quality. In this guide we talk about the different kinds of wheels available and the performance characteristics of the various wheel sizes.
  • Buying guides
    SRAM Guide RS Disc Brake
    20 Apr 2015
    What are disc brakes? Disc brakes are a powerful and progressive braking mechanism; a hydraulic or cable actuated caliper forces the disc brake pads onto a rotor to slow down or stop your bike. The vast majority of disc brakes on mountain bikes are hydraulically activated; brake fluid drives pressure to the caliper and this results in a clamping...
  • Buying guides
    Mongoose Legion L60 2015
    16 Apr 2015
    BMX Bikes are compact heavy-duty stunt bikes that come with 20-inch wheels and wide tires. The bike design has an upright handlebar position with a steep head angle for quick steering. The small nature of the bike makes it very agile and is ideal for jumping, tricks and stunts
  • How to guides
    image of SKS raceblades
    07 May 2014 / Tim Wiggins
    In this guide we have picked out one of the best sets of mudguards that Wiggle sells: the SKS RaceBlade Long, and to make the fitting of them as easy as possible we've got step by step photos for you to follow.

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