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Castelli: A History of Excellence

Friday, 23 September 2016 15:42:15 Europe/London

Focusing on cycling from 1935 onwards, Castelli clothing has laid foundation for itself in cycling’s heritage. Born out of humble tailoring shop in Milan founded by Vittore Gianni, it wasn’t long before Armando Castelli was recruited into the staff.

It only took four years for Castelli to buy out Gianni and rebrand, that’s truly where the story begins. The company began to supply equipment for cycling legends such as: Bartali, Coppi, Van Looy, Bobet, Bartali, and Anquetil. One reason Castelli was so successful in this sense was that he himself had raced, thus lending him a true understanding of what was needed by a cyclist. This understanding and knowledge within the brand can no doubt still be seen today.

 

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Why is the Cannondale Synapse a Great All-Rounder

Monday, 12 September 2016 10:50:25 Europe/London

The Cannondale Synapse allows for smoothness whilst making the most of the power you put into your pedals whilst riding. Through an intelligent frame set up and intelligent Shimano RS685 hydraulic disc brakes, this bike offers the rider a great all-round approach to the road.

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Pros and Cons of the BOA Reel Closing System

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 14:19:34 Europe/London

You may or may not be familiar with the benefits that Boa can bring to your ride, if not then hopefully this post will illuminate some of the benefits of this product whilst still making you aware of any potential drawbacks.

Scott Cycling Shoes are a leading brand that uses and takes advantage of technology for cycling, and it can’t be denied that such an innovation has had an impact on the world of cycling to a healthy extent. Many claims it improves safety, time, comfort and efficiency, here we aim to look at the extent to which all this is true.

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Is Bike Fitting Worth It?

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 15:40:15 Europe/London

Bike fitting is often accused of being an easy up-sell for cycling retailers, but it is actually a crucial part of any bike set up. Little changes, such as stem length and reach can have a profound impact on performance and comfort.

Here are our top 5 reasons to get yourself a bike fit, whether you have a new bike or just want to make sure your current one is the best fit.

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Disc Brakes on Road Bikes

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 16:36:21 Europe/London

It's been a long time coming, but there are now plenty of road bike manufacturers that are starting to add disc brake options to their flagship road bikes. 

Models like the Scott Solace and Scott Addict which have long been popular top end road bikes now have the option to include disc brakes, along with other top names like Cannondale, Pinarello  and Orbea also producing models with disc availability. 

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Preparing your Bike for an Event

Friday, 17 June 2016 15:55:16 Europe/London

Preparation is everything, especially if often take part in events such as sportives, audaxes or local bike race. 

Making sure your bike is in the best condition is important to allow you to make it through the event safely and have the most enjoyable time - even if you end up losing out on the win in the bunch sprint!

Races are commonplace in the UK and anyone can enter category 3/4 races as long as they have the correct license from British Cycling. Races can be fast and furious so experience of riding in a group is essential, as well as the right kit for the race as many events won't let you enter without a helmet. More recently disc brakes have become a contentious issue, so it's best to check if discs are allowed at the event.

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