Tag: bars

Get More From Your Gravel Bike | Upgrades For Your Ride

– We’ve covered how to choose your gravel bike. We’ve even covered some of the trickier choices, like should you run one-by or two-by? But what about upgrading your bike? In the last of this series, with Shimano’s GRX groupset we’re going to be looking at doing exactly that. Oh, and if you’re a traditionalist, […]

Selecting Parts For The Build | Garbage To Gravel -ish Episode 2

(electronic swishing) – Right, here we are, episode two of Garbage To Gravel ish, although it’s more of an adventure bike I’m going to be creating because I’m going to be using that old Saracen mountain bike frame that was in the bottom of my shed, and putting some new, and some not quite so […]

The Narrowest Bars In MTB? | Blake’s Narrow Handlebar Challenge

– Whoa! So twitchy! Paradise Palms, here we go, dude! Whoa! Oh oh oh! My heart’s in my mouth. Welcome back, you beautiful people. Yes, you have read right. I want to see how narrow I can go with the bar width. Now, my preferred bar width is 770 or 760. I’m running 760 at […]

5 More Hacks To Make Your Bike Even Faster

– Back again to help you go faster on your bike. Recently I gave you five hacks to make your bike just that little bit faster. And well, as ever, you lot got stuck into the comments and gave me some suggestions of your own. So here’s five more ways in which you can really […]

How To Double-Wrap Handlebar Tape | Set Up Your Road Bike For Cobbles

– With the Cobbled Classic season here upon us, we start to see some changes on the bikes of professional cyclists. One of the most common changes is in fact, double wrapping handlebar tape. The reason they do so is to get a little bit more extra comfort when riding over cobblestones. However, it’s not […]

Is This The Most Aero Bike Racer In The World? | Rethinking Cycling Aerodynamics

– Today I’m in mid Wales and I’ve not just come here for the stunning backdrop behind but instead I’m going to meet a gentleman who is actually re-designing and re-thinking aerodynamics when it comes to road racing and time trials. And while reckon you’re going to absolutely love it because, get this, he’s even […]

How to Rap Your Bars

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