• Buying guides
    image of Hiplok bicycle lock
    15 May 2015
    Our bike locks buying guide takes you through the various types of bike lock you can purchase on the Wiggle website. We also discuss what the Solid Secure Rating means and what you should look out for.
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    Wiggle staffer Ben Simmons riding his Charge mountain bike
    15 May 2015 / Sarah Pain
    What is mountain biking? Wikipedia defines mountain biking as “ the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes”. These days the sport has been further broken down into various categories such as cross country, trail and enduro, but essentially the gist of it remains the same;...
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    SRAM road bike disc brakes
    15 May 2015
    Road brakes explained Road brakes control the speed of your bike. By using your brakes you can slow down your bike or bring it to a complete stop. The main type of brakes found on road bikes are caliper brakes . Cantilevers and V-brakes are often used on cyclo-cross and commuting bikes . Disc brakes , as found on mountain bikes, are also gradually...
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    product image of a shimano chain
    15 May 2015
    What are they? A bike chain is made of links joined by pins. It converts and transmits the power created by you via your pedals to the cassette/freewheel to make your bike travel forwards. Bike chains are mainly constructed from alloy steel. This material is strong and durable enough to withstand the stresses associated with pedalling. What are...
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    image of female mountain biker
    15 May 2015 / Sarah Pain
    Women's bike geometry explained The bike that you ride will be very personal to you and there is no easy answer to fine tuning it. However, if you are about to buy a unisex bike , or already have a unisex bike that does not quite feel quite right, it’s worth tweaking it to create your perfect, one of a kind ride. The theory is that on...
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    image of Renthal grips
    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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    image of Chris Wright in Morvelo clothing
    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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    product image of GoPro camera
    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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