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Shimano Chain breaker

11 things you need to maintain your bike

Anyone can learn the basics of maintaining a bike. The simplest thing is to keep it clean – doing this can extend the life of parts like the chain, cassette…

The peloton on stage six of the 2013 Tour of Spain

Vuelta a Espana 2014 preview

A look ahead to the final Grand Tour of the 2014 season, the Vuelta a Espana, starting on Saturday, August 23

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Which pedal system is best for you?

We take a quick look at some of the more popular pedal-cleat systems on the market, which include; Look Keo, Shimano SPD and SL, Speedplay and Time Xpresso

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New Forest’s bad attitude towards cycling

Pretty much everyone who has ever visited the New Forest will have been stuck in a traffic jam. In the summer the place is simply overrun with cars, so you’d…

Chain-off

Toolbox tips: getting your chain back on

Having your chain come off mid-ride is a bit of a nuisance, and getting it back on, for the fingers of clumsy folk, can be a fairly hairy procedure. Here’s…