Buying Guides

Choosing the right product can be hard, there's so much to choose from, features to weigh up and jargon to navigate. To help choose the right product for you, we've put together these buying guides to help make your decision easier.

  1. Cyclocross Bikes Buying Guide

    Cyclocross Bikes Buying Guide

    Cyclocross bikes are designed specifically for cyclocross racing, a hybrid event that takes cues from both road cycling and mountain biking. Cyclocross bikes look similar to road bikes, with the main differences being the knobbed, off-road tyres; strong wheelsets; and braking systems that allow for better clearance of mud and debris.

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  2. e-Bikes Buying Guide

    e-Bikes Buying Guide

    Electric bikes or e-bikes are bicycles powered by a long life battery that runs an electric motor. The motor acts to assist pedalling, making the act of riding simpler, easy and faster. You can control the amount of assistance the motor provides, which either increase or decrease the energy required by the battery or the rider.

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  3. Fixie Bike Buying Guide

    Fixie Bike Buying Guide

    Fixie and single speed bikes are beautifully simple bikes with only one gear. They're modelled on old school track bikes, and just have a single speed, with no shifters and derailleurs, which makes them little to no maintenance. A fixie has a fixed-hub, so your pedals always move with the wheels, while a single speed bike has a free-hub like a conventional bike.

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  4. BMX Bike Buying Guide

    BMX Bike Buying Guide

    BMX bikes are used for a wide range of BMX disciplines, including BMX race, dirt, freestyle, street, park, and more. Given their size, durability, and simplicity, BMX bikes are a great option for older children and adolescents. As you progress through the kids range, models become stronger, more rugged and more suitable for racing and tricks.

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  5. Kid's Bike Buying Guide

    Kid's Bike Buying Guide

    Kids bikes are sized according to their wheel size, not their frame size like adult bikes. Size is the most important consideration when choosing bicycles for kids. The right size bike will help keep your child safe, comfortable and get the most enjoyment from their bike.

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  6. Accessory Kits Buying Guide

    Accessory Kits Buying Guide

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re a roadie, a trail warrior or a daily commuter, every rider should have a well stocked accessory kit. The best bike accessory kits will include everything you need to get you out of trouble including a pump, patch kit and tyre levers which can be conveniently carried in a durable saddle bag.

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  7. Action Camera Buying Guide

    Action Camera Buying Guide

    An action camera is a great way to capture all the excitement from your rides, whether they be on or off road. When deciding which action camera is right for you, the first step is to consider what type of footage you’d like to capture, and which technical specifications are important to you .

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  8. Aerobars Buying Guide

    Aerobars Buying Guide

    If you’re competing in triathlons or racing the clock in time trials then you should consider investing in a set of aerobars. As the name suggests, Aerobars allow the rider to achieve a more aerodynamic position on the bike which reduces wind resistance and therefore increases speed.

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  9. Bags & Backpacks Buying Guide

    Bags & Backpacks Buying Guide

    When choosing a cycling backpack, there are a couple of important considerations to make in order to get the right product for you. First, you’ll want to ensure that your backpack has an adjustable chest strap to stop it from moving around too much when you’re on the move. Second, consider which size backpack you’ll need.

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  10. Bike Storage Buying Guide

    Bike Storage Buying Guide

    If you’re travelling with your bike as cargo, then a good quality bike bag is a must have. Bike bags are specially made cases that protect your bike and its components from incidental damage when being transported. Many models feature foam padding and hard panels to reduce movement and protect delicate parts (such as rims).

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