They say a week in politics is a long time, and it might well be, but I can guarantee it’s not as long as a week at the world’s biggest cycling show held annually in Southern Germany…
I’ve lost 4 stone 12lb, annoyingly just 2lb short of 5 stone, and I’ve pedalled a grand total of 3284 miles.
Mail order, interweb, superstore, dodgy imports or local bike shop? Consider carefully the pros and cons of buying from each
Ask our test team about bike fit and feel and they’ll tell you that every bike is different. Most require perseverance to get the best out of them.
If you buy a new bike, only to sell it on a whim as soon as you feel the urge to try something different, you’ll lose money.
You’ll soon discover that the advantages of quality kit and cycling gear is now as much fashion as function led.
The properties and material structures of a bike’s frame and component parts play a far bigger role than many riders imagine in influencing ride feel.
The development of the species…
Buying a second-hand bike is fraught with danger. The secondhand bike market is one in which you can easily be ripped off, cheated, deceived, conned, and double crossed… and that’s all before you’ve even been to see the bike.
“If you put your mind to it…” Keith Bontrager on widgets, English mud and tomatoes.
Words and photos Dan Milner