Last Updated 6th March 2019 Whether you know someone who road cycles for fun, for commuting or for fitness, read our gift guide for plenty of gift ideas. We’ve split this guide into price points to help you find a gift for every budget. As well as free UK delivery over £20, don’t forget, we… Read more »
The Giant Defy The Giant Defy has been a popular endurance road bike since it’s launch in 2008. In order to stay up with the competition and remain a great value and great performing bike, Giant has introduced some key upgrades across the Giant Defy range for 2019; summarised in a review by Road Cycling… Read more »
Liv Bikes are designed by women, for women. Here are a few of our bestsellers, and with good reason.
LAST UPDATED 24 JANUARY 2019 Looking for a road bike that won’t break the bank? We’ve come up with a list of the best road bikes that you can get for under £1,000. The good news is that for £1,000 – you can get a lot of road bike for your money. In fact, you… Read more »
The Hebridean Way: add it to your cycling bucket list Since it’s Bike Week this week we have been thinking about epic cycle routes that everyone should go on. And if you’re thinking of taking on a cycling adventure, the Hebridean Way has got to be considered! It could be a solo expedition, a romantic break or… Read more »
The Benefits of Cycling There are many benefits of cycling. It’s better for the environment. It’s great for physical fitness. Not to mention the financial big plus if your ride a bike rather than run a car. However, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re talking mental health benefits of cycling. While we’re not… Read more »
Road bikes have come in all sorts of shapes and sizes over the past 100-plus years so finding the best road bike for you might seem overwhelming. Here’s one Cannondale did already, on the right. Today, the design has pretty much settled down, so at least 90% of today’s road bikes come in one of… Read more »
The road cyclist, or “roadie” as he/she is affectionately known, is a particular breed of cyclist that loves lycra and is obsessed with all things carbon-composite. Take a peek inside their heads and you’ll notice some interesting ways of thinking… Know a roadie? Share with a friend using the buttons below. Shop Road Bicycles
LAST UPDATED 22 JANUARY 2019 The Raleigh Strada 1, one of our best buy flat bar road bike. A flat bar road bike is like a normal road bike (or “racer” as they’re sometimes called,) but instead of having drop handlebars (that curve down), it has flat handlebars. If you want to enjoy the fun… Read more »
Chain cleaning needn’t be challenging. Graham from our Edinburgh shop shows you how to perform this routine bike maintenance drill in 5 minutes on our latest video.
LAST UPDATED: 21 JANUARY 2019 Shop All Current Specialized Diverge Models When Specialized alerted us that their whole Diverge dirt road-capable road bike range was being radically upgraded for 2018 we were amazed. After all, the Diverge was launched as recently as 2015 when it was pretty universally hailed as a superb… Read more »
We’ve got a number of these popular 2017 bikes that are sold out at the supplier level – meaning that when they’re gone, that’s it until the 2018 models come in. Here’s a few highlights of what you can grab before it’s too late: Bike Radar’s 2017 Bike of the Year, the Specialized Roubaix Comp… Read more »
The Cervelo S3 Ultegra carbon aero road bike Check the pro peloton. If you want the fastest, lightest road bike, carbon composite is king. For some of the most highly rated bike companies, no other material competes. Think Cervélo. But isn’t carbon comparatively fragile? Its use in aerospace applications informs us that carbon is plenty… Read more »
When you visit our Newcastle shop, you’ll probably know Simon Telford as the friendly shop manager. Simon’s not one to blow his own trumpet so you might not realise that he was once a contender in UK road bike circles. Racing in the highly competitive amateur scene of the early 1990s, Simon loved to test… Read more »
We’ve long maintained that if you want the best engineered and best spec’d bike for your money, you should do yourself a favour and consider a Giant. We were delighted to note that the Observer took a similar view when they named the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 their Bike of the Week this Easter… Read more »