It’s amazing how much time someone can spend choosing which bike to buy, reading reviews, asking questions on forums, comparing specs and test riding. But despite all that research a lot of people just stick with the saddle their bike came with. This is madness. The saddle is one of the most important elements of cycle comfort, so you really should be thinking about what the best saddle is for you and your road bike.
Different people will find different saddles comfortable, everyone will have their own favourite brand and model, but asking around those below are those widely considered to be the best mix of comfort, weight and value for money on your road bike or tt machine!
It’s got so dark so quickly which can only mean one thing. Lights time. Are you thinking of getting yourself a new pair? There’s lots of choices at just about every different price point but below we’ve looked at the reviews on the major cycle shops online and and tried to come up with a top list of the best bike lights to make your commute or training ride that little bit safer.
These are mostly for riding on the road, which help you get seen by motorist’s rather than helping you navigate dark roads, which will probably require something more substancial, like the Hope Light at the end of this list.
Everyone loves the idea of turbo trainer, keep up your fitness over the winter, perhaps even catch up on movies while burning a few calories. It’s not that easy, but I’ll save how to get motivated for another post, but how can you get your hands on a turbo trainer cheap? There’s plenty of budget options, there are downsides to some of them, but they are cheap and cheerful.
And it’s nowhere near as expensive as a gym membership is it?
So what’s the best value turbo trainer on the market?
So it looks like winter 2011 is on it’s way. So if your buying a new turbo trainer or just fancy a new upgrade we’ve taken three of the latest model which have been getting great reviews. We’ve got two gel versions and one mag style. Apparently there’s loads of difference between the two types, but I think most people over worry about the differences. It’s mainly to get you to spend more money!
But with these three options you should get yourself a great little buy. A great turbo trainer to get you through the 2011 winter and onwards into the future.
Well the nights are getting darker, the weather is getting progressively worse which can mean only one thing – the turbo trainer is coming. Whether you’re a regular turbo trainer or buying one for the first time my advice would be to invest some money in a tyre specifically for the turbo trainer. The rolling on a turbo wrecks tyres so you have two options get a specialist tyre (we’ve listed a few of the best below) or the other option is to get yourself the cheapest tyre you can get your hands on and realise it won’t last long. (we’ve also listed a few of them as well.
So what follows below are a few of the best turbo trainer tyres.
Continental Ultrasport Home Trainer Tyre
The Cheapest Option
So what tyres do you use on your turbo trainer bike? a cheap normal tyre? one of the specialist turbo trainer tyres? Which would you recommend and say is the best?
So you’ve got 700 quid burning a hole in your pocket and want to get your grubby mitts on a brand new MTB? Well where you you spend your hard earned cash? What’s got the best reviews? and what’s the best deal?
Below we’ve highlighted a few of the mountain bikes you can get for under £700 which we’d be considering if we were in your shoes. Worth checking them all out.
Most people’s budget when buying a new mountain bike can only stretch to a grand but if you can save up a few more quid to £1500 you will be able to buy much better bike. Fifteen hundred quid will get you an amazing bike. Full suspension bikes are more lightweight and a hard tail at this price will last you a lifetime.
Below are some of the mountain bikes for £1500 with the best reviews; (more…)
If your just getting into mountain biking then a budget of £500 will get you a pretty decent MTB, you won’t get all the bells and whistles of a more expensive bike but you will get a great bike that’ll do great job. One thing I will say though at the five hundred pound price point you do need to shop around and read some reviews if you want get your self a bargain.
Below are some of our recommended £500 mountain bikes, there’s a real mixture of brands and styles of bikes but all are really good value and well worth your money.
Well my little one is rapidily approaching the age when she’ll be able to make use of a balance bike. So I’ve started my research early! Being I’m a grown up I’ve not been able to test them myself but I’d read through dozens of sites and forums and these looked like the best balance bike out there.
Some are wooden and some are metal, both works as well as each other but most people seem to prefer the look of one or the other. Personal taste I suppose.
So if you children are looking for a balance bike without pedals you’ve come to the right place!
I’ve had quite a few bikes nicked over the years. It’s absolutely horrible to have your pride and joy stolen. So you should spend some money on the best bike lock you can afford. Below we’ve reviewed and chosen a selection of some of the most secure and safe cycle locks on the market. A lot of them aren’t cheap but if you’ve spend hundreds maybe even thousands on your bike it’s a small price to pay to keep your bike safe.
It’s worth looking whether you can get some free insurance with your lock because some do include it, though the terms and conditions are complex. Most lock also come with security rating, though good luck understanding what they mean!