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Flashy Upgrades - How To Dazzle On The Club Run

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 09:59:44 Europe/London

Upgrading your bike is one of the finer pleasures in life - there's few things more satisfying than spending some time replacing components, or adding nice upgrades to improve performance and make you bike look awesome. 

Cycling is a sport that is somewhat obsessed with image, there are plenty of so-called 'rules' which say how cyclists should act. These 'rules' include everything from etiquette when passing fellow riders to the correct sock length - looking at you Velominati.

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Posted in Latest Blog By Adam Reaney

What Cycling Does To Your Body

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 15:25:41 Europe/London

Cycling is one of the healthiest activities that you can do in terms of physiology. It provides a low impact workout that can be done at various intensities, working out the entire body.

Not only are there physical benefits to cycling, there are loads of mental health positives as well as the fact that cycling is the most efficient way to travel around.

With so many benefits it ca be hard to find the most important ones, so here are our top 5 physiological effects on the body that cycling causes:

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Posted in Latest Blog By Adam Reaney

Suspension Road Bikes: Just a Fad or Here to Stay?

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:19:45 Europe/London

In 2015 bike manufacturer Pinarello unveiled the K8-S - an aero road bike with rear suspension that was Team Sky's weapon of choice for the cobbled classics.

Team Sky used it to great effect with Ian Stannard winning the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Geraint Thomas taking victory in the E3 Harelkebe, breaking the team's WorldTour duck for the early season classics.

So, why has it taken so long for a road bike with suspension to come to the fore in professional racing? Purely from a manufacturer's point of view it has always been difficult to create a frame with enough rigidity to handle the flex created by suspension, especially within the weight limits and specifications of the UCI rulebook.

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Posted in Latest Blog By Chris Day

Common Maintenance Problems (and how to fix them)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 14:30:19 Europe/London

We've all been in the situation on the road when we hear a creak, squeak or something on the bike feels a little wobbly. It's scary at worst, frustrating at best and it can all but ruin a perfectly good ride. 

Luckily, many of these can be easily fixed by yourself, either with some basic maintenance or by replacing parts. Here we list 5 common maintenance problems which you might encounter on the bike and how you can fix them.

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Posted in Latest Blog By Adam Reaney

Base Miles: A Folly or an Opportunity?

Thursday, 26 January 2017 16:38:31 Europe/London

The 'base mile blast' or whatever you choose to call it is the practice of riding a set number of miles throughout the winter months, usually some way below your summer mileage. 

The theory behind this is that by riding your bike (your winter bike, mind) steadily throughout the colder months, you will maintain your fitness for when the spring and summer comes, giving you more time to get race-fit and less time to try and get your fitness back. 

We should mention that this only works if you're fit in the first place. 

Base miles are a term bandied around between cyclists all the time, but what if you could actually IMPROVE your fitness in winter?

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Posted in Latest Blog By Chris Day

Top 5 Ways to Lose Weight Cycling

Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:52:53 Europe/London

Cycling is one of the best sports you can do to lose weight, giving you an early advantage to achieving your weight loss goals for 2017 right off the bat.

But what's the best way to go about shifting that extra timber? Is it epic 5 hours sessions at low intensity? Replacing milk on your cereal with recovery shake? Eating nothing but your base metabolic rate no matter the ride?

Here are our five top tips for losing weight whilst cycling.

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Posted in Latest Blog By Chris Day