COMPETE GUIDE FOR HEAD TO TOE (APPAREL)

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Getting into cycling can be quite intimidating especaially for a complete beginner. There’s a lot to learn and there’s a lot you can invest in to improve your riding experience. One of those expenses would be cycling apparel. If you’re going to be out cycling then you should look at getting the right kind of kit that’s going to make …

BIKE CLEANING (EQUIPMENT GUIDE)

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Riding your bike whenever you get a chance is always an enjoyable experience. But you know what’s even better? Riding a nice, clean and shiny bike. Cleaning your bike on a regular basis will keep it performing well and is an effective way of ensuring it works safely and looks good. It’s a well known fact that clean components wear out less …

CYCLING EYEWEAR – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, E-commerce, Racing

If you’ve been cycling long enough you’re probably already wearing cycling eyewear when on the road. The rush of wind against your face would leave you in tears if you didn’t use them. Debris, rain, mud, and absent-minded insects can easily find their way into your eyeball, with the high-speeds of road and downhill trail riding giving you little to no time …

TOP 5 ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR BICYCLE TRAINER – BUYERS GUIDE

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Indoor training can be just as fun as cycling outdoors. It can also get quite as physically challenging – during these times, it’s good to make your training cave a little more “comfortable”. Let’s take a look at the top 5 accessories that can help improve your workouts. 1. TRAINER MAT Out of all the accessories, we think that the …

HOW TO CHOOSE ROAD BIKE TIRES – BUYERS GUIDE

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Bicycle tires are often an underrated component. Not surprisingly so, but if you think about (especially with a road bike), there’s only about an inch or so of rubber that keeps you grounded. That inch of rubber is expected to give you grip, puncture protection, comfort – all this and more, at car-like speeds. That’s why it’s important to have …

POWER METER – BUYING GUIDE

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If you’ve been cycling for a while, you probably know that training is a big part of a cyclist’s routine. As the sport of cycling has evolved, so have methods and equipment for training. Today, we’re going to get to know the controversial “power meter” a little better and whether its right for you. Controversial? Yes, because most of us …

CASSETTE VS FREEWHEEL

Shaun George Bike Skills, BOTS Guides, D.I.Y, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

You’ve probably asked yourself. Does my bike have a cassette or a freewheel? It’s something our inner mechanic has always wanted to know. Both perform a very similar function, but there are a few fundamental changes to know about. Read on to geek out over the fundamental differences between cassettes and freewheels. The rear cogs on bicycles are attached to …