Category: Road Cycling

How to take care of carbon bikes

Topeak Nano torque wrench

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 »

Bicycle Co-op Hall of Fame: Simon Telford

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 »

Flaer Lubrication System: Add 12 watts to your power gain

This automatic bicycle chain lubricator promises up to 12 Watt power gain, 15% improvement in efficiency and it maximises drivetrain longevity. Here’s how it works: The more than marginal gains offered by this automatic chain lube system has inspired professional team Orica-Scott (previously Orica BikeExchange) to fit it to their bikes for the 2017 season.… Read more »

Countdown to Christmas FINAL DAY: The Tacx Booster Ultra High Power Trainer (RRP £225.99)!

With only today (19 December)* left to catch our pre-Christmas ordering deadline, we thought you might be looking for gift idea inspiration. Here’s how it works Starting on Saturday 10 December, every day we’re highlighting one rare and special Christmas Gift For Cyclists idea on our home page, facebook and twitter. Click on the link… Read more »

New 2017 Giant Road Bikes

2017 giant road bikes

Shop All 2019 Giant Road Bikes Giant Contend The Contend is the 2017 successor of the Defy – Giant’s multi award-winning range of aluminium-frame endurance road bikes, famed for offering a perfect blend of speed potential matched with comfort. Like its Defy predecessor, the Contend is built on arguably the best frame and fork for… Read more »