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Tech & Maintenance

Top 10 workshop tools every rider should own

Top 10 workshop tools every rider should own

For adjusting and maintaining your bike and replacing worn parts, every rider needs the right tools for the job. Here's what you need to get your workshop started.
How to... shut your bike up

How to... shut your bike up

Silence is golden, and a quiet bike makes a happy rider. Our guide to the most common causes of bike squeaks, creaks and rattles, and how to fix them at home.
Explainer: Bottom bracket standards

Explainer: Bottom bracket standards

Your bottom bracket is one of the most important components on your bike but the wide range of different standards can be confusing. We look at the key differences between each one...
Explainer: Introduction to road bike gearing

Explainer: Introduction to road bike gearing

Your bike’s gears help you to ride smoothly, quickly and efficiently up hills as well as down. Find out where they came from, how they work and what’s the best way to use them.
How to... set up your MTB suspension

How to... set up your MTB suspension

Plush, high-performance suspension is what makes MTB awesome - but you won't get the best out of your bounce without learning how to dial in some key settings. Learn what they are and how to get them right.
How to... get your tyre pressure right

How to... get your tyre pressure right

The correct tyre pressure means finding the balance between comfort and performance, taking into account your bodyweight, tyre width and more. Here’s how to do it…
Explainer: MTB Boost spacing

Explainer: MTB Boost spacing

‘Boost’ hub spacing has emerged as a new wheel/frame standard in recent years, especially for 29” trail bikes. We explain what it is, and if you need to worry about it.

Explainer: MTB wheel sizes

Explainer: MTB wheel sizes

The plethora of MTB wheel and tyre sizes on the market can be confusing - but more choice for consumers can only be a good thing. We explore the range of current standards, and predict the next big thing, wheel-wise.
Explainer: Road tubeless tyres

Explainer: Road tubeless tyres

Tubeless tyres have been hailed as the next great leap forward in road bike tech, but many riders (pros included) have been slow to make the jump. Is it time to ditch the tubes?
Explainer: Road bike wheels

Explainer: Road bike wheels

To aero or not to aero, is that the question? A quality wheelset can transform your ride, but lusting after the latest deep-section carbon hoops may not be the right thing to do. Find out what is.
How to... pack your bike for travel

How to... pack your bike for travel

A protective bike bag gives you peace of mind when flying with your bike. Here's how to pack your pride and joy for air travel.

Explainer: Road bike types

Explainer: Road bike types

A road bike is a road bike - except when it's an aero bike, endurance bike, climber's bike, women's-specific bike or 'AllRoad' bike. Navigate the different bike types with our handy breakdown.