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2017 HONC setup

Hell of the North Cotswolds is this weekend and with the hope of bone dry dusty weather conditions here’s a setup up to hopefully touch the 4 hour mark….It’s not far off a regular cross setup up the major deviation being the addition of 2 waterbottle cages. A Hope thick thin 40t chainring mated to an

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Spring is coming!

The temperature is rising and hopefully we’ll be seeing more sunshine soon! Got an event planned or just need to kickstart your cycling routine? Get out in those lanes! Peaceful, traffic free cycling is right on your doorstep! This shot was taken only a 40min ride from Cheltenham! Don’t get stuck on busy main roads, if you’re

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E=Mc Sale bike

Here’s an interesting formula:   Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand you get a winning combination!   Or you could flip it on it’s head – Rough roads + TREK DOMANE x 3.142 (because every good formula has that…..I think) = Classics Super Star! Maybe that’s a bit of an over statement, this bike will get you over rough roads

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Stache ‘ing a bargain

January is usually a time for bargains but with bike model years changing in summer the first month of the year tends to be sparse for picking up a corking deal. That said we do have just one super fun bike at a stonking price! This is it! Our ex demo TREK Stache 7 29er+.

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  The bicycle as we know it has evolved a huge amount in the past few years. Changes in wheel size, geometry and a much broader selection of bike categories have all been rolled out in a short space of time. Disc road bikes are one of the latest big changes but with a failed UCI introduction into

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Sorted headset.

The headset, a common item that is often not correctly adjusted when bikes come in for service that is in fact very simple to adjust. Here’s how: At the bottom of the picture is the headset cover. Above is a stem spacer, then the stem and finally a top cap and bolt. When all parts

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Madone 9!

Progress, technology…..sometimes things evolve without you really noticing, the new Trek Madone 9 series however takes a giant leap forward. This is Andrew’s journey into the discovery of  his ultimate bike. It all started with some furtive keyboard bashing on Treks Project One website and if you’re going to build the ultimate bike you might as well

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Lost in the lanes!

Cartography, maps, a tempting squiggle taking you slightly further from home, avoiding main roads or finding a challenging new climb! Pink is bad, orange is good, yellow? Now we’re talking! It’s easy to just stick your head down get on a busy ish road do your 1/2/3 or more hours and get home…… But you’re

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Aaargh, my gears don’t work!

A rear mech that doesn’t index correctly can ruin a ride, this can happen for a number of reason’s. The most simple and common cause is a loss of cable tension, get the tension right and the gears will work like a dream. Here’s how: Make sure that your in your highest gear with the chain

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Does winter get you cross?

It’s easy to lose focus in the cold dark winter months, trying to drag yourself out when it’s wet and windy can be a big challenge for anyone! As we’ve touched on in previous posts though, a good summer starts with a good winter. In steps the cross bike, N+1 and all that…… A cross

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