In the following piece we look at why female riders might what to buy a women’s road bike, at what makes a great female-specific bike and discuss the growing range of high-spec models.   by Fiona Outdoors   A bike made to fit a woman is a great idea, isn’t it? After all, compared to men, the average […]

We recently had chance to chat with Steven Fairchild, global product manager with Fuji Bikes, about the brand’s recent successes and what it’s got planned in the near future. But with our recent focus on cycling heritage, it’s also worth looking at Fuji’s history because, despite being a relatively young brand in the UK market, Fuji […]

A decade ago, before I owned my first racer bike, I might have scoffed at half the products on this list thinking that they were only for elite riders. But now, having become a keen cyclist, I can see benefits in every one of these items. In fact, I rarely set out on my bike […]

Can’t keep an eye on social media all the time but want to be kept updated on the latest new product and service additions to our stores, warehouse and website every week? No problem! Once a week we highlight the best of ‘What’s New’ in our round-up. Our most exciting additions from last week include more Shimano’s XT 11-speed components, a sophisticated new colourway in Brompton’s ML3 […]

The number of people cycling to work is increasing at a rapid rate and for this growing army of commuters a key questions is ‘how am I going to lug my stuff from A to B?’ Whether you carry a laptop and your suit, or just a simple pen and notepad, cycling backpacks cater for the needs […]

Commuting by bike? A messenger bag could be the perfect accessory. Here’s how to make sure you end up with one of the top messenger bags around.   What is a messenger bag?   An oblong shaped bag worn   over a single shoulder. In different guises they’re worn by students, DJs and yuppies – but they […]

N +1 – and the problem of bike storage   by Fiona Outdoors I loves bikes. And I enjoy living by the N +1 rule, where N is the Number of bikes I own and +1 is the extra bike I always aspire to own. According to Velominati Rule 12, this equation may also be […]

Can’t keep an eye on social media all the time but want to be kept updated on the latest new product and service additions to our stores, warehouse and website every week? No problem! Once a week we highlight the best of ‘What’s New’ in our round-up. Our most exciting additions from last week include the Oltre XR1 Veloce 2015 road bike from […]

British cycling heritage is something to celebrate, with many of our home-grown brands not just helping to mould life here at home but also often having an influence across the world. We’ve picked four of the most historic British bike makers — with one tradition-infused modern upstart — and even chosen a model from each […]

There isn’t usually an easy answer to what makes a bike ‘right’ for somebody. As an athlete, I have been in the fortunate position of having had plenty of bikes being made exactly ‘right’ for me, in terms of geometry, technology, feel and fit. But the gain of a fraction of a second certainly isn’t […]

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