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  • PETER SAGAN TO RETIRE FROM WORLDTOUR, FOCUS ON MOUNTAIN BIKE OLYMPICS

    PETER SAGAN TO RETIRE FROM WORLDTOUR, FOCUS ON MOUNTAIN BIKE OLYMPICS

    Peter Sagan, one of the most prolific and popular riders of his generation, confirmed the 2023 season will be his last year racing in the elite men’s WorldTour. Sagan,  said he will ride out this season with TotalEnergies and then transition to mountain biking and a bid...
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  • Bike Rim Width and Tires

    Bike Rim Width and Tires

    A big trend in recent years has been wider tires, with gravel tires getting up to the 50cc mark, and mountain bikers experimenting with 2.8” or 3.0” tires. To go with those tires, wheel manufacturers have come up with wider rims. Wheel manufacturers will often list two rim widths, inside, and out...
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  • HOW TO GET MORE AERO ON YOUR GRAVEL BIKE

    HOW TO GET MORE AERO ON YOUR GRAVEL BIKE

    Written by Bruce Lin Gravel races are getting more competitive, and racers need every edge to stay ahead. Even if you don’t compete, it’s always fun to go a little faster, right? If you want more speed, aerodynamics are key. Air resistance is the greatest force cyclists face, so if you can reduce...
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  • Bike Wheel FAQs

    Bike Wheel FAQs

    How do you remove a bike wheel? The process of removing a bike wheel varies based on whether you wish to remove the front or back wheel. Remove the front wheel by releasing the brake, flipping the bike over, opening its quick-release or unscrewing the wheel nuts, and pu...
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  • Road bike wheels: aerodynamic and rim height differences

    Road bike wheels: aerodynamic and rim height differences

    There is a huge offer of different types of wheels available on the market, and sometimes choosing between them can be tricky, especially when you are not informed about the differences and benefits of each one. Types of road bike wheels If you want to improve your performance, you must know the...
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  • Which Gravel Wheel Is Best? 700c vs 650b

    Which Gravel Wheel Is Best? 700c vs 650b

    What Does 700c and 650b Mean? In short, wheel size. Let’s start with the basics. What does 700 and 650 mean? What does the “c” and “b” mean from 700c and 650b? Originated in France, there was a naming standard for rim sizes. The numbers 700 and 650 were an estimate of th...
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  • The Difference Between Hooked & Hookless Rims

    The Difference Between Hooked & Hookless Rims

    The History Of Why Rims Have Hooks You will not find hooks on a car or motorcycle rim. So, why do bicycle rims have hooks? The answer takes us back to the 1970’s when, in an attempt to save weight, tires made the switch from rigid, non-folding tires to folding bead tires...
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  • Cycling technical skills you should have when training for race

    Cycling technical skills you should have when training for race

    The importance of technical skills in riding performance In this modern age of science and cutting-edge technology, it is often easy to forget the fundamentals that contribute to a rider’s speed and performance. Many riders get caught up with the latest developments in ...
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  • Carbon Vs Aluminum Wheels: Pros and Cons

    Carbon Vs Aluminum Wheels: Pros and Cons

    Your wheels are arguably the most important individual component of your bicycle when it comes to performance. Upgrading from entry-level to premium wheels can reduce weight, increase speed, and improve the overall performance of any bike. When choosing bike wheels, one ...
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  • Carbon Fiber Vs. Aluminum Rim Braking

    Carbon Fiber Vs. Aluminum Rim Braking

    Have you heard any of these statements when talking about carbon wheels? Carbon rims are only for racing. Carbon rims are not safe when braking on long descents because they melt. Carbon rims are not as tough as aluminum rims. Carbon rims have poor braking performance w...
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  • 650B VS 700C WHEELS

    650B VS 700C WHEELS

    The question of 650b or 700C wheels has been around for a while. But if you’re making the choice for yourself we’ve got you covered. We explain the difference between the two and why we chose the 650b wheels for some of our Hybrid bikes. DIFFERENT SIZE "What are 650b whe...
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  • 2023’s key cycle trade events at a glance— By Mark Sutton

    2023’s key cycle trade events at a glance— By Mark Sutton

    2022 was the year where most cycle trade events got back on track after a few turbulent years and, fingers crossed, that trend carries through to 2023. With that in mind here we have compiled a list of the key trade exhibitions and events to mark on your calendar… JANUA...
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