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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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The Turbo!

  Love it or hate it Winter spells turbo time! Why? Because a good Summer starts with good preparation……..Time constraints, the weather and life in general can get in the way of your bike time so maximising short periods of time you do have is great way of making gains. Little and often will give

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Preparing for a winter ride

Food! First things first, before you head out into the depths of the local lanes on a cold winters morning have some grub! A fasted ride on a wet windy Sunday could spell misery so, something warm to eat before you leave will keep you going. A top tip to keep you warm and comfy

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Trek’s new Stache

The weather is fantastic and we’ve got something new to try! The location? Cleeve common situated just above Cheltenham  heading out towards the North Cotswolds. On offer is a mixture of narrow, edge of the seat singletrack linked by rocky trails, open scrub and loose gravel playgrounds. As for woodland, there are certainly better places

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