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Best bike helmets reviewed 2018: a buyer’s guide

Cycling helmets are designed to protect riders from head injuries, but with brands constantly competing to create the best bike helmet, other factors …

Road bike groupsets explained

What is a groupset?<p>On bikes, the term groupset, or “gruppo”, refers to any mechanical or electronic parts that are involved in braking, changing …

Road Bikes

Injury prevention: Thigh & knee 
Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome

After a long ride, many cyclists suffer from pain and tenderness across the outer part of the thigh.<p>If these symptoms last longer than a couple of …

Pain

The COBI smart integrated biking system looks pretty cool (video)

The Germans are at it again. Yesterday we reported on the Möve Bike, which claims to be reinventing the bicycle, and now iCradle say they’ve created …

Cycling

Best cheap road bikes under £500 for 2018: bikes from £260

Contrary to what might seem to be the case when you step into your average bike shop, it is possible to get a good road bike for under £500 – indeed …

Bike gears: shifting explained for beginners

Understanding the fundamentals of how gears work, and what effect varying the size of the front chainrings and rear cassette sprockets will have on …

Cassette

Handling technique: How to corner on your road bike

Whether you’re tackling repeated switchbacks on long and sweeping European descents, or more rugged and occasionally gravel strewn bends in the UK, …

Injury prevention: foot pain

Every useful watt of power you generate while cycling is transferred to your bike through the bottom of your feet. Foot pain, in particular arch …

Massage Therapy

Disc v rim brakes - the aerodynamic battle (video)

Rim brakes or disc brakes. It’s the age-old question that divides opinion in the cycling world. Most bike manufacturers would test the relative …

Triathlon distances, training and equipment explained

If your summer racing season is done and dusted, and you’re looking outside the box for something new to motivate you – then triathlon could well be …