Tag: pro tips

How To Hold Your Handlebars Like A Pro

This position gives you the most control of your bike. This is perfect for descending or when riding in a nervous peloton. You are closer to your brakes and also have the greatest leverage in this position, and therefore more stopping power. This is the safest position to ride in, as you can maintain a […]

Ask The Pros – What Do You Always Travel With?

What one thing could you not travel to races without? Uhh…probably my phone. It’s pretty full of games and crap and contacts so I spend quite a lot of time on it. I would say my phone! What’s the one thing, apart from your phone, that you can’t travel without? My toothbrush. My laptop. Umm… […]

Is A 1x Drivetrain The Right Choice For You?

– Pro cycling team Aqua Blue recently announced that they would be using 3T frames for the 2018 season. It caused something of a ruckus. Firstly because the frames are disc brake only. So controversy one. And then secondly because you can’t use a front derailleur with them. It just won’t fit. So they have […]

Top 10 Common Cycling Mistakes

Top 10 Basic Cycling Mistakes. Going out without spares or money Your bike is ready, you feel fit, it’s a beautiful day, and you’ve headed out over a lovely route that takes you to places you’ve never been. As you reach the furthest point, on the verge of heading back home, disaster strikes. You suffer […]

9 Bike Maintenance Mistakes All Cyclists Have Made

Over the last three years, we have given you literally hundreds of maintenance tips but never before have we put in one place all the things that you shouldn’t do until now, that is, because here are the top 10 maintenance mistakes. First mistake regards lubricant, but not the way you’re thinking. Many people either […]

How To Bunny Hop Like A Pro

The bunny-hop is an amazing technique no matter what bike you ride. It’s fun, it looks cool and it can keep you safe whilst out on the road. It’s possible to clear big obstacles with this move but we’re going to start with just getting airborne. You can make life easier for bunny hops right […]

How To Cycle Like A Pro | Cycling Tips For Triathletes

– When you watch the pros ride, they aren’t just strong. They ride smoothly and efficiently. So to be a pro triathlete, it isn’t just about being able to put out a load of power. – Yeah, I agree. It’s about being able to ride a bike well, and get the small things right. So […]

How To Fuel Like A Pro – On-Bike Cycling Nutrition

The fact that you need to fuel your body on the bike is obvious, but what isn’t is exactly what with, how often and how much. Before we even get started on the fuelling side of things, there’s a couple of things I always take out with me in my pockets. The first of those […]

How To Pedal Like A Pro | Road Bike Skills And Technique

Pedalling is something most of us do without even thinking about it. But if that’s you, then you’re missing a trick. Like most things in cycling, there’s a technique to doing it well. There’s a well-worn phrase, which is to pedal in circles. Essentially this means that you should think about using all 360 degrees […]

7 Ways To Use Your Old Bicycle Inner Tubes

– Now many of us have plenty of these lying around. Old inner tubes. So wherever you put your stuff after you’ve finished your ride, often we just forget about it. So your garage, your shed, your workshop, who knows? So, what can we do with these? Well, other than re-patch them and use them […]