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As I mentioned in ‘Setting the correct saddle position’ saddle tilt is one of the three important measurements a good bicycle saddle fit requires....

Getting your seated position right is one of the fundamentals of cycling. The hobby takes enough out of you as it is without throwing...

There is nothing more annoying than hearing the steady throb of brakes rubbing on your wheel rim. Not only is the noise a pain,...

The lack of comfort on a road bike is probably the biggest shock to any newbie. That’s exacerbated further if you switch from a...

If you’re new to cycling, you may often be bemused by the sheer amount of advice out there about our lovely sport. Road Cyclist...

Not long ago, the question of bike tyres was relatively easy. We cyclists just bought a set of 23s and ran them at 110...

If you read our last post listing five quick fixes for common cycling problems, you will have learned how to fix a puncture and...

One of the most significant hurdles a new cyclist has to overcome is gaining the confidence to ride out into the countryside on their...

Building on what we discussed in ‘When to replace your bike chain’ I thought we should tackle changing a rear cassette. It’s one of...

A chain is one of the most important mechanical elements on any bike. You can ride without gears, without brakes, without a seat and...

Winter is finally here and if it ever stops raining and the wind calms down for longer than half an hour, we might be...

Aside from keeping your bike clean, lubricating the moving parts is the second most important maintenance task you can perform. Do it regularly and...
Cycling road bar selection

Like all contact points on a road bike, choosing the right handlebars is an important part of getting a good fit. Nothing gets in...

One of the less wholesome sides of cycling is the increased commercialisation of our pastime. What began as something we cobbled together with old...

Of all of the tools in the cyclist's tool box, a torque wrench is one of the most important. You may not use it...

After 20 or so years of riding mountain bikes, setting up my first road bike was a bit of a shock. Having gone from...

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