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Should you worry about chainline efficiency?

First things first: it helps to understand what chainline is and why it’s important. The term itself seems relatively self-explanatory: the line in which your chain runs in any given…

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Are direct-mount brakes the future?

Every bike manufacturer worth its salt has launched an ‘aero’ road bike in the last few years. Typically that means a frame with svelte, kammtailed tubes, a rear wheel cutout,…

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B’Twin Triban 500 Flat Bar road bike

We all know the B’Twin range of bikes from Decathlon’s chain of sports superstores offers some amazing drop-bar packages, but what can it do with a flat-bar machine? This Triban…

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Are carbon-soled cycling shoes necessary?

Just as having a carbon bike frame usually indicates a rider is quite serious about their cycling, carbon-soled shoes have likewise become a sign of dedication and aspiration. With prices…

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Should you change to tubeless tyres? (Video)

If you’ve bought a new bike in the past year or so, chances are the wheelset is ‘tubeless-ready’. The technology has been around for several years and the number of manufacturers…

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Trek Emonda SL5

We take a look at what Trek calls “the lightest production road line ever”

Cycling Active Feb 2015

Cycling Active February 2015

Cycling Active magazine February 2015 issue is on sale now at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newagents priced £4.75


Cycling Active January 2015

Cycling Active magazine January 2015 issue is on sale now at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £4.75


How to avoid getting your bike stolen

You can be the fittest rider in the world, with the best prepared bike, but it all comes to nothing if your cycle is stolen. Here’s how to avoid it…

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Raleigh Revenio 2

If you’re British or American, chances are at some point you’ve owned a bike with Raleigh’s heron head badge. The brand makes bikes for every discipline, body shape and size,…

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Campagnolo Veloce groupset review

Compared to the omnipresent Shimano groupsets, finding any Campagnolo components fitted to a mainstream road bicycle is something of a novelty. And if you do find it attached to an…

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Giant Defy 3

Giant has a distinguished place in the history of aluminium road bikes, but can the Defy 3 live up to its provenance?

Cycling Active Dec 2014

Cycling Active December 2014 issue

Cycling Active December 2014 issue on sale at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents from Wednesday, November 5