Are disc brakes on road bikes a good or bad thing?

Simon Nurse | 23/12/2017 08:37:36

So the gloves are finally off. In road and circuit races, disc brakes are now legal to race in the UK. Queue celebrations from technophiles, MTB and cyclocross racers, queue wailing and gnashing of teeth by dyed in the wool roadies. So which camp do we belong to? In short, we’re with the technophiles and we’ll explain why..... More

The glorious world of Cyclo-cross

Simon Nurse | 17/10/2017 14:10:03

If you’re a keen as mustard cyclist, there’s every chance that right now you’re doing one of three things. I would wager you’re either (a) Enjoying a hard earned rest after a long season on tarmac (b) Right in the middle of cross season, mud splattered, tired and happy or (c) Have itchy feet from the former and.... More

Review: Shoetastic–The fiziks of MTB shoe performance

Simon Nurse | 18/09/2017 13:14:01

Shoes are quite literally the foot soldiers of cycling. They are an essential piece of kit. Anybody that’s ridden in daps with clips and straps will attest to the difference with hard soles and stiff resistance. This point is so important that I’ve used bad poetry to illustrate it. While cycling in the Loire this summer,.... More

Don’t give your rump the hump; selecting the right saddle and shorts makes all the difference.

Simon Nurse | 29/08/2017 17:13:57

Over the years, our riders at the shop must have clocked up hundreds, no, thousands, no, MILLIONS of miles. Well ok, maybe not as many as that, but certainly quite a lot. Some of these miles have been comfortable affairs, where we forget about the fact that we’re perched on a slim, hard saddle and get on with.... More

How skills complete the set

Simon Nurse | 28/07/2017 09:38:41

So…You’ve got a shiny new Giant TCR, a top notch Kask helmet, your rump is comfortable in some marvellous Fizik shorts and you’re looking the bizz in that Spokesman jersey. With boundless enthusiasm you’re ready to smash those Strava stats, aim for sportive supremacy and fill your calendar with wondrous events from all round Blighty. You’re almost completely.... More