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Sprinting bikes vs climbing bikes – what’s the difference?

Sprinting bikes vs climbing bikes – what’s the difference?

Saturday, 13th July 2019

It’s that time of year again, the time when the Tour de France takes over the world of cycling and fills our TV screens with non-stop pictures of stunning, truly drop-dead gorgeous bicycles. Watching on from afar, however, it can be difficult to see the small details that go into each rider’s bike – the unique features that specialise it for a certain type of terrain.

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Five Great Rides

Five Great Rides

Friday, 25th January 2019

We’re pretty lucky here in the UK to have a great variety of riding on our doorstep. Within an hour or so from each of our shop locations are some jaw-dropping locations, and at this time of year, it’s well worth exploring a little further afield to keep up the motivation.

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Skip the winter and go abroad

Skip the winter and go abroad

Friday, 2nd November 2018

Living in the UK, we all know that winters can get pretty rough, with the snow, rain and slush inhibiting our abilities to get out there and ride. But what if we told you that you didn’t have to trudge through this cold and wet season and that you could head abroad instead, chasing the eternal sun.

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How to prepare for an all-day epic

How to prepare for an all-day epic

Friday, 21st September 2018

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. The 'train hard; fight easy' mantra is never more apt than when the all-day ride, that's been in the diary for months, is suddenly right around the corner. Don't be caught short and follow Ben Plenge's formula to be ever prepared.

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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 Retul bike fit philosophy

The Retul bike fit philosophy

Friday, 18th May 2018

A process often neglected when purchasing a new bike, the bike fit is something that too many riders forgo and almost always regret further down the line. Retul’s bike fit technology provides all the necessary tools to improve both rider performance and comfort, so don’t wing it, bike fit it.

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Worth It: Will Do

Worth It: Will Do

Thursday, 8th February 2018

We know January has slid beneath our wheels already but that doesn’t mean steps can’t be taken to make a change or set a goal in 2018.

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How to plan a long-distance touring trip…

How to plan a long-distance touring trip…

Wednesday, 29th November 2017

A tour guarantees a succession of mornings spent breakfasting in new, beautiful locations, days riding through an endless variety of landscapes filled with friendly people and evenings watching a sunset and reflecting on the day’s events.

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Women's evenings at Specialized Concept Stores

Women's evenings at Specialized Concept Stores

Friday, 10th February 2017

Designed with a view to getting more women cycling, the ‘Where it Begins’ event series from Specialized is a month-long series of events that will offer a huge amount to both newbie riders and those who are looking to get back into the saddle after a long time without picking up a bicycle.

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New year fitness drive

New year fitness drive

Monday, 2nd January 2017

2017 is achingly close now, a new chapter is waiting for our reformed selves. Hopeful lifestyle changes and good intentions are just around the corner, we’ve just had the hurdle of Christmas Week to struggle over first.

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Local Mountain Bike trails: Bristol

Local Mountain Bike trails: Bristol

Friday, 24th October 2014

​There aren’t many cities where good singletrack can be found within a short ride from the city centre, Bristol, however, does offer such riding

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