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Once you get the “less is more” monkey on your back, it’s very hard to shift him. Yes, a lighter bike will help you go faster and ride longer under MOST circumstances. However, weight saving is conditional on a lot of other factors… and since we can’t meet each and every one of you individually we are going to give you what we think is the best “bang for buck”… Plus a few added extras in there for good measure. Firstly thing to remember with bikes is that you get what you pay for. Read: the lighter your bike is...

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Cyclocross is a great way to mix things up on 2 wheels. Whether you’re competitive or social, experienced or green, male or female. At a cyclocross event, everyone is equal in the eyes of the course. If you’re wondering what to do, what to bring, what to ride and how to finish your first CX event, you’ve come to the right place (virtually speaking). The Bike The beauty of CX is that it can basically be done on almost anything with 2 wheels and pedals… from dual suspension mountain bikes to single speed hipster fixies. If you are in the...

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It’s hard to argue that rim brakes are more effective than discs as a method of stopping. And as mountain bikers will be only too happy to tell you, the technology isn’t new. They’ve been enjoying it for quite some time.

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How do you do it? What are the advantages? Any drawbacks? All those questions and more answered here… What does it mean? Quite simply, going tubeless means relying on the tyre and the rim to hold the air in. Car wheels moved on from tubes decades ago, but only in the last 6-8 years have tyre and rim manufacturers embraced the concept making it practical for the casual user. How? By improving the tyre itself, the seal where it joins the rim (known as the ‘bead’) and by making it airtight (no loss or air at the spokes). How is...

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I am lucky enough to be in a 2-cyclists relationship. And even luckier to be in a “dating the mechanic” relationship. What does this mean? Well, often it means I get lots of new shiny things on my bike – not only without asking for them, but often without noticing them. The latest on my Scott Scale MTB is a front wheel with a bolt through axle. Last week, the boy looks at me like an expectant puppy as I come to collect Scotty for a ride with the girls after having it serviced (by him, of course). He looks...

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