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What makes a downhill bike different to a regular MTB?

Big jumps, tall drops and more rocks than a Flintstones movie. Downhill bikes are designed for the most extreme side of mountain biking, but what makes them different to normal mountain bikes?

How to clean a bike

A clean & shiny bike not only looks fantastic, it will perform better for longer too. Until someone builds a ride-through bike wash, cleaning your bike will have to be done by hand, but with these tips it need not be a chore.

The beginner’s guide to Enduro racing

The name ‘Enduro’ has been circulating for a number of years, but where did it originate from? Did Mountain Bike Enduro races take inspiration from endurance motorbike events? One thing is for certain, Enduro MTB racing is taking the industry by storm!

Cycle to work: Tips and products for commuters

Commuting by bike is not only good for the environment, it can save you thousands of pounds which would otherwise be spent on fuel, tax and insurance, plus the cost of servicing and maintaining a car. On top of that, you can’t put a price on the health benefits you’ll feel. Here’s a quick guide …

How to assemble a kids bike

  Teaching a child to ride a bike is a great sense of achievement, however, before you get that far you may need to build the bike first. A child’s bike can be assembled in a matter of minutes when you know how. To help you build a bike with ease we have put together …

Cold and wet weather commuting, part 2: Taking care of your bike

As identified in ‘Cold and wet weather commuting, part 1‘ it is very important to prepare yourself and your bike for cycling in the Great British weather. Your bike will need some extra TLC over these wetter months as water, mud and salt from the road can cause all sorts of issues if they aren’t …

How to increase your cycling confidence

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a cycling newbie, improving your cycling confidence can help your riding. If you can cycle more confidently you’ll be able to ride safer and if you wish, faster. Commuters may wish to improve their confidence when riding amongst traffic, whilst mountain biking requires the rider to be confident and …

A road cycling safety guide

If you don’t take the appropriate steps to stay as safe as possible on your bike then cycling can become risky. Recently six cyclists died whilst cycling in London in the space of just 13 days, prompting many cyclists to reconsider their safety efforts. Over 43% of the UK’s population cycles or has access to …

Your Guide To Bike Mudguards

If by simply adding mudguards, you could stay drier whilst cycling, surely you would? This time of year brings even more rain than usual thanks to the autumn/winter weather which is why a pair of mudguards should be high up on your priority list. Relatively inexpensive, they can be worth their weight in gold as …

A Guide To Autumn Cycling

Just because autumn has crept in doesn’t mean you should put away your bike until the sun pops back out. The leaves begin to fall and a certain crispness in the air starts to develop; a manageable temperature to ride in is welcomed along with the rewarding autumnal scenes making autumn a great time to …