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
“I’m Mr Product.”
Tom Ritchey on life’s knocks, the birth of dirt and racing wooden bikes in Africa.
Words and photos by Dan Milner
“It takes 10 years,” Gary Fisher on trails, commuting and 29-ers.
by Dan Milner