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How to choose the right size bike

Posted by Michael Tarr on

Buying a bike online doesn't have to be a daunting process, especially when buying a single speed bike. If you are new to cycling it is completely normal if you feel absolutely clueless about what size bike to go for. Choosing the right size single speed bike is not as hard as you think and in this guide I hope to make the idea of buying a bike online more positive. If you plan on using your bike with flat pedals and normal shoes then sizing can afford to be a bit more relaxed. This simply means you can choose a bike that is either one...

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The best value high powered bicycle lights

Posted by Michael Tarr on

3600 Lumen Bicycle Light Available to purchase here This is a quick recommendation about an awesome high powered bicycle lamp I have been using throughout winter. This light is more than you will ever need for cycling at night. Quiet country lanes that would otherwise be completely dark become lit up like you won't believe. The light has 3 LED's with 3 power settings. The light comes with 2 rubber loops of different size to mount on your handlebars. The rechargeable battery lasts just over 2 hours on the most powerful setting.  Check it out here Full review coming soon...

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Crazy brakeless descent through Mexico City

Posted by Michael Tarr on

If you are brave enough to ride a fixed gear bike brakeless on your commute to work you’ll be well aware of how much focus and concentration it can require. As you maneuver in and out of traffic you have to predict the very next move of the cars in front of you. In this video Brian ‘Safa’ Wagner leads filmmaker Lucas Brunelle on a fast paced commute along one of Mexico City’s busiest roads called the Avenida Constituyentes. Safa weaves in and out of traffic making gaps that you would never of thought possible. There are a few nail biting...

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Why you need foot retention

Posted by Michael Tarr on

Why you need foot retention straps About 5 years ago I was cycling along a road in Oxford on my old mountain bike and as I stood up on the pedals to accelerate the chain skipped a gear and snapped. My right foot slipped off the pedal downward into the tarmac. This resulted in quite a bad crash but luckily there were no buses behind me otherwise I could’ve been in trouble. This really shook my confidence and from then onwards every time I rode my bike I made a conscious decision not to stand on the pedals remaining seated...

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Cinelli Mash Histogram 2015 Frameset

Posted by Michael Tarr on

It's a true street track machine with aggressive geometry and awesome looks. The unique geometry of the 2015 Mash Histogram allows for high speed cornering and agility that is needed for navigating busy streets and racing in track criteriums. 

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