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Chain life, the lies, the truth

When to replace your chain? Do chains stretch? What’s an in spec chain? How do you get more life from your chain? and other techy chain questions addressed.

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XDr ? Are you making the switch to 1x? or going for more gear range?

You may have heard of this thing called XDr, So what’s all the hype? I decided to lay down some practical XDr knowledge.

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New bicycle tech from 2019 Vegas CES show

CES in Las Vegas is the biggest US show for consumer electronics. A quick rundown of some bicycle innovations.

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Winter Waterproofing, DWR’s, Knits, Stretch, Wovens and Ply’s

We spend a lot of time choosing our gear carefully and as we know cycling gear is expensive! especially when it comes to all waterproof wear. But do you know how to keep your Rapha softshell going strong? Your Castelli Gabba still stretchy or your favourite Showers Pass shedding through the spring?

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Tech: Wolftooth ReMote Dropper Lever

The Wolftooth dropper lever for your mountain or gravel bike – With a slight change from the regular pace, we have a tech review on the widely praised Wolftooth dropper lever.

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Roadies and deep carbon wheels, be prepared

ou are crushing along then it happens, you get a flat, or your second flat. By accident the current tube you brought was a 48mm valve stem length and needed to be a 60mm!

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Tech: Care for your waterproof gear

We spend a lot of time choosing our gear carefully and as we know cycling gear is expensive! especially when it comes to all waterproof wear. But do you know how to keep your Rapha softshell going strong? Your Castelli Gabba still stretchy or your favourite Showers Pass shedding through the spring?

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Tech: Smoother shift trick

For those still on mechanical groups we all know how the cable condition really matters for smooth shifts. Well, have you considered the state of the cable guide at the bottom bracket? Often an overlooked area, this cable guide has a large amount of surface area and can hold dirt and sticky bidon leftovers from […]

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Tech: Replacing Cartridge Bearings

Well as you probably know things wear away the more you use them, and also riding in dirt and wet can accelerate the wear process. The wear is what causes your wheels to not turn smoothly (or at all, if its really bad)

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Tech: Wheel Bearing Service r1

Rolling smooth? It’s only when things are not smooth that we seem to notice as it affects the quality of your ride. Most of this smoothness comes from the mechanics of bearings which allow things to rotate in a controlled and fluid manner. Wheel bearings are some of the many bearings found on a bicycle, […]

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Puncturelicious Q&A and Tips

Puncture Repair 101 –If you ride enough, at some point you have to deal with these, otherwise, you get left stranded in the middle of nowhere and we don’t want that!

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Thread-locker – Let’s use this stuff

If you get into the details of this magic stuff, it’s really quite amazing. And do you know how to use it to get the best out of it? We are having an in-depth look at the chemistry, types available and how to use the stuff.

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The clever puncture kit you need

Don’t get stuck, here’s the essential kit