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Specialized Creo SL - First look

Specialized Creo SL - First look

Tuesday, 16th July 2019

The Specialized Creo SL is our first performance electric road bike. We’ve built upon our rich heritage and integrated new technologies to make the most complete e-bike yet. 

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Specialized at the 2019 Tour de France

Specialized at the 2019 Tour de France

Saturday, 6th July 2019

For its 106th edition, organisers have plotted one of the toughest routes in years, with three stage finishes above 2000m for the first time. The race this year is for the guys who can thrive at high altitude and in the pressure cooker of the greatest show on earth.

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Get the grip

Get the grip

Saturday, 29th June 2019

We’ve been designing tyres for over 40 years, and in that time we’ve developed something of an obsession. And for good reason – your tyres are what keeps you rolling, keeps you shiny side up and keeps you smiling. Choosing the right tyres for the job is as important as making sure you choose the correct bike size and ensuring you get the biggest slice of cake at the café.

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Get the connection

Get the connection

Friday, 21st June 2019

Pro riders and their teams spend an awful lot of time getting themselves set up for the most comfortable and aerodynamic position on the bike. There are a lot of very sound reasons for this – the right set up means they can hold their most efficient position on the bike for longer, remain as aero as possible, reduce fatigue and avoid injury at the same time.

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The Tarmac – then and now

The Tarmac – then and now

Saturday, 15th June 2019

For 17 years the Tarmac has been our designated ‘do-it-all’ road racing bike, able to crush it on both the climbs and on the flat. It has won a countless number of stages at all three Grand Tours and even managed to scalp major Monument victories across both the men’s and women’s racing calendars. But what is it that makes the Tarmac so unique? How did it become such a dominant and consistent winning machine? Let’s find out…

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Allez Allez Allez

Allez Allez Allez

Sunday, 9th June 2019

Since it first made waves back when Wham! were top of the pops, we’ve refined the Allez, perfecting every aspect of the bike. 35 years down the line it is the ultimate aluminium road bike for every type of riding, from long distance touring to the heady world of full-gas, head down racing. The latest Allez is so good it would have blown Mike’s flouro socks off back in the day.

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RIde into summer

RIde into summer

Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Warmer weather isn’t too far away now and with temperatures finally heading in the right direction, it’s time to refresh your wardrobe in time for those lazy, hazy summer rides.

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Commute in style this summer

Commute in style this summer

Friday, 17th May 2019

As the days get longer and the weather fairer, there’s never been a better time to take up cycle commuting than right now. And what better way to commute than on a Turbo-powered e-bike, one that can get you to and from work without you having to bust a gut or break a sweat.

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Use your head

Use your head

Friday, 3rd May 2019

Specialized helmets are designed, as you’d expect from us, with you in mind. Specifically tailored to whichever type of riding you do, a Specialized helmet has all the comfort, fit, ventilation and adjustability you’d expect. Our designers spend an awful lot of time creating a lid that works so well you’ll forget it’s there. Until you need it of course – then you’ll sure be glad it is.

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Shred with a Stumpjumper this spring

Shred with a Stumpjumper this spring

Friday, 26th April 2019

Our Stumpjumper has never really fit the mould of a normal trail bike, nor restricted itself to a specific type of off-road riding. It’s a jack of all trades, a monster on the dirt and a machine that’s ready to take your mountain biking to the next level.

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The New Roubaix is here

The New Roubaix is here

Friday, 12th April 2019

Last week we brought you the news that Specialized are to become the sponsor of the Paris-Roubaix one-day race and we couldn’t be more proud to be associated with this epic Spring Classic. Ahead of this Sunday’s 117th edition, we’ve an even more exciting announcement. Yep, it’s new bike day!

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Specialized sponsors the Paris Roubaix

Specialized sponsors the Paris Roubaix

Friday, 5th April 2019

The aim was to create a do anything, go anywhere bike that could cope with the ultimate demands from a wide range of riders. By naming it after the toughest bike race on the professional calendar, one defined by rutted and cobbled farm tracks and so incredibly hard on both bike and rider that it is nicknamed the ‘Hell of the North’,

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Slice through the summer breeze

Slice through the summer breeze

Sunday, 31st March 2019

When it comes to flying at top speeds on two wheels, pedalling is only half of the equation. The rest is all about aerodynamics – the less drag, the faster you’ll fly. Don’t let the wind slow you down this cycling season, cut straight through it with our wide range of aero-optimised equipment, from bikes to bib shorts…

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Take on any trail

Take on any trail

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

We’ve all got that one bogey trail that puts us off a certain centre or downhill run. Whether it’s a gnarly rock garden, super-tight bend or massive jump, it only takes one scary feature to put us off a trail. Here are some of our best trail bikes to help you gain that confidence and finally shred that dreaded trail…

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An in depth look at our super shoes

An in depth look at our super shoes

Friday, 15th March 2019

When it comes to riding your bike, there are few more important pieces of equipment than your shoes. They drive power through the pedals and ensure all of your energy is transferred into forward momentum. No shoes, no fun. We’ve released some pretty spectacular shoes of late, both for the road and the off-road. Here’s an in-depth look at them…

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The Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon has landed

The Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon has landed

Sunday, 10th March 2019

Around a year ago here at Specialized, we revealed the alloy Stumpjumper EVO, the rowdy big brother to the trail-tuned Stumpjumper, built for hard riding and bigger terrain. This spring we’re blessed with the machine to take your riding to the next level – say hello the Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon.

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Pedalling at the speed of light

Pedalling at the speed of light

Sunday, 3rd March 2019

There’s lightweight and then there’s the new S-Works EXOS definition of lightweight – a term that marries lightness, agility and power all in a single shoe. Everything but the bare necessities have been stripped away, leaving a cycling shoe that will help you float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

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Step it up a gear with the Turbo Levo

Step it up a gear with the Turbo Levo

Friday, 22nd February 2019

The days of pedalling your trail-blazer back up to the top of the local run are long over. Thanks to the new Turbo Levo FSR and Turbo Levo Hardtail, the uphill is now just as fun as the downhill.

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10 Reasons why you should  get an Ebike this year

10 Reasons why you should get an Ebike this year

Friday, 11th January 2019

The new year is all about jumping on new trends and trying different things. What better way to do just that than with a turbo-powered e-bike? Here are ten reasons why you should grab an e-bike this winter and join one of the fastest growing trends in cycling.

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Christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide

Friday, 14th December 2018

The trees are up, the carols are blaring, and the calendars are counting ever closer to the 25th folks, Christmas is almost here.

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Our helmets just got a big  facelift

Our helmets just got a big facelift

Friday, 7th December 2018

Remember those days when a helmet was just a plastic lid you wore on your noggin? Well, those days are now gone, we've transformed the rudimentary helmet into a live tracking device.

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Prepare for the worst and stay dry this season

Prepare for the worst and stay dry this season

Friday, 30th November 2018

Anyone who rides a bike knows that you can't beat the weather, but the weather sure can beat you. so you need a reliable selection of gear to keep your pedals turning. At Specialized we have everything you demand, proven on the road and on the trail to be tough enough to last as long as the winter does, and then some.

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Introducing the new SWorks Recon

Introducing the new SWorks Recon

Saturday, 24th November 2018

With a design that's been honed over 30 years, it comes as no surprise to learn that these are some of the lightest, robust and freakishly comfortable shoes we've ever produced.

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Treat the kids this Christmas

Treat the kids this Christmas

Friday, 16th November 2018

Christmas is coming and as the little ones buzz with excitement, adults are often left thinking how the hell are we going to get all this shopping done? Well, that's where we come in. Here's a quick guide to all the awesome kid's bikes and gear that we have to offer. Even if your little-un has forgotten to write their list, fear not, for we have something for just about everyone this Christmas.

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Super support from MIMIC technology - No more suffering in silence

Super support from MIMIC technology - No more suffering in silence

Friday, 9th November 2018

There's nothing worse than a numb backside on a long ride. For female riders especially, finding the perfect saddle is a tough task and one that requires a lot of research and pre-planning. Striking the perfect balance between helping you lay down the watts, and providing a plush surface for your tush, the new women's Power Saddle with MIMIC technology significantly reduces the pressure and improves comfort, power and performance in bucketloads.

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Winters coming - Cyclocross on the CruX

Winters coming - Cyclocross on the CruX

Friday, 26th October 2018

Winter can really test your resolve. As the days get colder and the mornings get darker it can be more and more difficult to prise yourself out of that comfy bed and head outdoors. But at the same time, you’re a cyclist, right? It’s what you do, and it’s what you need – it keeps you sane. This is where cyclocross comes in!

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Wrap Up For Winter

Wrap Up For Winter

Friday, 19th October 2018

One of the best things about bike riding is being outdoors: great views, fresh air and good riding. But there’s no denying it - winter is around the corner.

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Introducing the new S-Works Shiv Disc

Introducing the new S-Works Shiv Disc

Friday, 12th October 2018

When it comes to triathlon, aerodynamics are truly everything and the secret is integration. When you start taping on gels, fixing bottles and flat kits to the frame, you’re left with a whopping aero encumbrance that’s only going to slow you down. The new Shiv has solved that and more.

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Ain't no mountain high enough for the Enduro

Ain't no mountain high enough for the Enduro

Friday, 28th September 2018

The term ‘all mountain’ isn’t used loosely, it takes one special bike to take on climbs and descents with equal aplomb. That’s where the Enduro comes in, a bike that can ride the entire mountain while striking the perfect balance between performance and efficiency.

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Trail-blazing with a turbo boost

Trail-blazing with a turbo boost

Friday, 21st September 2018

The all-new Turbo Levo FSR is here to change that. It’s stiffer, lighter and more powerful than ever before, and, it will give you the boost you need to climb back to the top, rendering the uplift redundant. Welcome to the new age of mountain biking – it’s still you, only a whole lot faster.

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BLCK DMND drops new rubber for our 2019 MTBs

BLCK DMND drops new rubber for our 2019 MTBs

Friday, 7th September 2018

Our tyres are, first and foremost, designed to keep you planted on the trail but a grippy tyre isn't necessarily the lightest. We've been looking for the perfect rubber, a combination of grippy, fast and light for years. With the help of enduro specialists Curtis Keene and Jared Graves we may have just found such a tyre.

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The Stumpjumper evolves

The Stumpjumper evolves

Monday, 3rd September 2018

You're going to love this latest Stumpjumper EVOlution, a bike that doesn't quite fit the mould of a "normal" trail bike. It's built for the rough and gnarly, designed to carry some hot speed through the toughest and most technical of trails. Does this sound like a Stumpy that you could handle? Then listen closely…

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The CruX of Cyclocross

The CruX of Cyclocross

Friday, 31st August 2018

The Specialized CruX has experienced a revamp for 2018, slimming down to be the greatest Cyclocross bike for the local woods or your next world cup.

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The new Allez Sprint

The new Allez Sprint

Friday, 24th August 2018

You may recognise the Specialized Allez Sprint as the aluminium racer that the Hagens Berman Axeon team rode to much success throughout the early 2018 road season, Well, now it has a new iteration, the Allez Sprint Comp Disc, upgrading the stunning alloy racer with superb stopping power and all-weather versatility.

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The new Venge Pro

The new Venge Pro

Saturday, 11th August 2018

As the S-Works Venge went on to dominate the sprints of the 2018 Tour de France, Specialized’s Venge Pro lay in wait – biding its time before this week’s big reveal.

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Turbo: It's you, only faster

Turbo: It's you, only faster

Friday, 27th July 2018

The e-bike revolution is here and it has come surging in with the speed and style to match that of even peloton favourite, Peter Sagan.

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The next evolution of trail bikes

The next evolution of trail bikes

Friday, 20th July 2018

As the cross-country (XC) discipline grows ever popular among the mountain biking community and wider cycling crowds, XC bikes are becoming more and more versatile without compromising any of that characteristic, lung-searing speed.

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Super Sagan and the brand new Venge

Super Sagan and the brand new Venge

Friday, 13th July 2018

With the Tour de France now well underway, we’ve become familiar with seeing the peloton showing off a new collection of drop-dead gorgeous road bikes, all looking to make a statement on the world’s biggest stage.

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Gravel grinding on the road less travelled

Gravel grinding on the road less travelled

Friday, 8th June 2018

An explosion in gravel riding popularity now sees more and more races popping up worldwide, check out this year's UK events as competitors hit the road less travelled and grind it out in the grit.

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Aero is everything

Aero is everything

Friday, 25th May 2018

With aerodynamics now at the forefront of bike technology and driving the market forwards with perpetual advancement, it’s time to take a look at the many ways we can take advantage. Forget pedal power, aero is everything.

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The womens road racing season so far

The womens road racing season so far

Friday, 11th May 2018

The undisputed queens of the early season, Boels have crushed every race that has unfurled before them. With a small hiatus before the next big race, let’s take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on the women’s racing season so far.

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Everything you need to know about Specialized e-bikes

Everything you need to know about Specialized e-bikes

Friday, 6th April 2018

If you think there’s space for an e-bike in your arsenal – which there really ought to be – then you shouldn’t have too much difficulty finding something to suit you in our range. After all, we could all do with a bit of a boost from time to time!

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Improve your commute with a hybrid bike

Improve your commute with a hybrid bike

Sunday, 11th March 2018

Hybrid bikes are all the rage in urban and rural communities alike, favoured by riders looking to upgrade their commutes and improve their fitness, and Specialized boasts some of the best and most popular hybrid bikes that the world has to offer.

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Which bike for you?

Which bike for you?

Monday, 26th February 2018

Two of our most popular machines are the Tarmac and Roubaix, two bikes which seem to have a similar purpose at first glance: to ride fast. However, there is a lot to distinguish between them. Read on for a helping hand in deciding which is for you.

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Specialized Road Helmets

Specialized Road Helmets

Friday, 9th February 2018

With racing underway and motivation gathering momentum, now’s the time to take a look at the new products hitting the cycling world.

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Specialized MTB helmets

Specialized MTB helmets

Wednesday, 31st January 2018

After taking a look at our road helmets last week, this week it is the turn of our mountain bike collection.

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The new 2018 Specialized Epic

The new 2018 Specialized Epic

Thursday, 10th August 2017

In line with the changes to XC tracks in recent years, the Epic frame has been completely redesigned to better negotiate the tricky rock gardens and technical singletrack of modern racing.

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A first look at the all new Specialized Diverge

A first look at the all new Specialized Diverge

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

The Specialized Diverge all-terrain adventure bike has been treated to a major redesign for the new season. In an era in which hybrid disciplines like gravel riding, or “Groad” biking, are inspiring the cycling world

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The new 2018 Crux

The new 2018 Crux

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Right now the perishing cold and sticky mud of winter may seem like a long way off, but Specialized has just launched a new version of its CruX frame. The new CruX is a cyclocross bike that is sure to keep you feeling warm and fuzzy all through ‘cross season when it does eventually come around. 

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STAR 2017 PRODUCTS

STAR 2017 PRODUCTS

Friday, 16th June 2017

From the Venge Vias Disc eTap to the S-Works 6 road shoes, each of the products below are there for a reason; not only do they look simply stunning but they also perform to near-perfection.

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Spotlight on the Sirrus

Spotlight on the Sirrus

Wednesday, 31st May 2017

The Sirrus is a machine perfectly suited to fast and comfortable urban riding, but it needn’t be confined to the city. Every model in the range can help you become fitter, faster and stronger, on the roads, through the woods or to the café with friends.

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TEST RIDE A TURBO LEVO

TEST RIDE A TURBO LEVO

Saturday, 13th May 2017

Countless experienced mountain bikers have started coming out of the woodwork to praise the benefits of motor-assisted bikes, dispelling the assumption that ebikes should be the sole domain of the inexperienced, injured or elderly.

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Spotlight on the Tarmac

Spotlight on the Tarmac

Thursday, 4th May 2017

This year, the men of Quickstep Floors and Bora-Hansgrohe are riding Specialized frames. For the flat and sprint stages, the Venge will be their weapon of choice, while the mountains call for the Tarmac, a significantly lighter beast. Let’s take a look at its merits.

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Spring Road Cycling Clothing

Spring Road Cycling Clothing

Friday, 28th April 2017

Though summer is definitely on the way, this is a difficult time of year to dress for – so here’s a list of the key items that will set you up for spring – whether you’re dodging April showers on British shores or jetting off to the sun-drenched roads of Mallorca, Tenerife or Lanzarote for a training camp.

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Spring MTB Clothing

Spring MTB Clothing

Friday, 28th April 2017

Whether you’re using the spring as an excuse to get away from the UK for your first riding trip of the year, or simply fancy digging your trail-munching machine out of the shed and visiting the local centre, you’re going to need some appropriate kit.

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Specialized Diverge - Jack of all Trades

Specialized Diverge - Jack of all Trades

Thursday, 6th April 2017

If you remember riding your first bike as a kid, you’ll recall the unconquerable compulsion to ride over potholes and through the worst road muck you could possibly find.

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Putting the Spotlight on the Allez

Putting the Spotlight on the Allez

Thursday, 23rd March 2017

The Specialized Allez has been a benchmark in the road bike market for about as long as the company has been around. The Allez, inspired by the shouts of encouragement from French spectators (and also a play on the material the bike is made from), was launched alongside the Sequoia sports tourer as one of the American brand’s first production bikes in 1981.

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Venge ViAS Disc Reviews

Venge ViAS Disc Reviews

Friday, 10th March 2017

The Specialized Venge ViAS Disc has become more and more prominent as the season has progressed. First, Tom Boonen grabbed a maiden race win for a disc-equipped bike at the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina right at the beginning of the year

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E-bike or regular - An E-asy Choice

E-bike or regular - An E-asy Choice

Friday, 3rd March 2017

Electric bikes have been subject to ambivalence for about as long as they’ve existed. They came onto the scene in the 1990s as city bikes with wacky designs that were far removed from traditional bikes.

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The best entry-level bikes for Women

The best entry-level bikes for Women

Friday, 17th February 2017

So you’ve decided to take up cycling, (great news!) but you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Mountain bike, fitness or road racing, it’s easy to get stuck at the first hurdle of there being so much choice

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New Year, New Bike

New Year, New Bike

Tuesday, 17th January 2017

New year, new you, new bike? Everyone knows new kit is one of the biggest motivators for a cyclist. Smart new kit equals more pro, which equals faster and more efficient riding. Whether you’re a mountain biker, road racer, sportive hunter or bike packer, we’ve got something to enable you to make this year great. Check out our list of bikes that will take your riding to the next level in 2017.

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Dress from the ground up - all the essential winter items you need

Dress from the ground up - all the essential winter items you need

Friday, 4th November 2016

Whether we like it or not, winter is here to stay, and with the off-season slump all but over, it’s time to turn our attention to winter training; taxing for some, exciting for others. It has been said that there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing, and we couldn’t agree more.

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Feeling adventurous? The new Sequoia and Burra Burra

Feeling adventurous? The new Sequoia and Burra Burra

Wednesday, 12th October 2016

The trend for adventure riding seems to be gathering pace with every passing month. More and more cyclists, be they mountain bikers or roadies, are discovering the joys of heading out into the wilds, just them and a bike loaded down with everything they might need for a few days in nature.

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Winter welcome – cold weather clothing

Winter welcome – cold weather clothing

Thursday, 6th October 2016

You can’t fight it, in fact you might as well embrace it, winter is well and truly on the way. Riders all over the UK have been feeling a nip in the air and have begun the much-loathed process of sorting out their winter bikes and kit

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Essential 2017 helmets

Essential 2017 helmets

Thursday, 29th September 2016

There are few pieces of kit that are imperative if cycling is to be taken seriously and a helmet is one of them. In some countries you can incur a hefty fine for neglecting to protect your noggin, Australia, for instance. Earlier this week an Australian study was released, drawing on data from more than 64,000 cyclists worldwide, concluding that helmet use reduces the risk of serious head injury by 70%.

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