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  • Road to Tri – Bex’s Transition
    Posted by Rick Robson on 23rd November 2017 at 11:36 am

    The beauty of sport is that everyone’s direction and journey is completely different, there is no written rule on which path to take but each is full of its own unique challenges and adventures along the way. Here’s Merlin Cycles employee Bex’s story from mid-season 2017 and plans for the coming year; Breaking News The […]The post Road to Tri – Bex’s […]

  • 10 Tips – Protein Sources for Cyclists
    Posted by Rick Robson on 9th November 2017 at 2:40 pm

    As bike riders we all know that we should be eating a balanced diet with a decent amount of protein. But what are the best foods for protein? Here’s our top ten protein packed foods. Eggs For relatively low price and high quality, it’s hard to find a comparable source of high quality protein out […]The post 10 Tips – Protein Sources for Cyclists appeared first on Merlin […]

  • The economics of cycling to work
    Posted by Bring Digital on 8th November 2017 at 2:56 pm

    In the UK, many of us spend more than two hours a day commuting to work. And many of us are willing to put up with even longer commutes. Crazy, but true! Cars are by far the most popular form of transport over here, in contrast with countries like the Netherlands where there are more […]The post The economics of cycling to work appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • Brand in Focus – Camelbak
    Posted by Rick Robson on 8th November 2017 at 12:12 pm

    When a company name becomes the generic name for the products they sell, they have done pretty well, like Hoover with vacuum cleaners for example. This same can be said of Camelbak, the name has become synonymous with hydration packs. Here’s how Camelbak came to dominate their market. Back When… Way back in 1989, Michael […]The post Brand in Focus – Camelbak appeared […]

  • Time to Choose? Caliper-V-Disc Brakes 😕
    Posted by Rick Robson on 3rd November 2017 at 1:03 pm

    With Disc brakes now allowed for road racing in many countries around the world, here’s the lowdown on the hot topic of disc-usion on road bike braking… In the last few months we have conducted social media polls on Disc versus Rim brakes for road bikes. The outcomes for our poll questions were split roughly […]The post Time to Choose? Caliper-V-Disc Brakes 😕 appeared […]

  • Hate Wet Cold Feet? Check out Spatz Pro☔
    Posted by Rick Robson on 2nd November 2017 at 11:14 am

    Now and again at Merlin, we get the opportunity to be involved in something different. We were very keen to take a look at a product designed by former UK professional rider, Tom Barras. Tom is one of the most down to earth, plain speaking people you could ever meet. So when Tom told us […]The post Hate Wet Cold Feet? Check out Spatz Pro☔ appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • Top Tips – In between bike sizes? 😕
    Posted by Rick Robson on 26th October 2017 at 9:24 am

    A little while ago we wrote a Road Bike Size Guide which proved very popular. However, If you’re buying a new bike – but fall between two sizes, how do you decide which one you should go for? Rather than just closing your eyes and picking at random, If you’ve been looking at size guides […]The post Top Tips – In between bike sizes? 😕 appeared first on […]

  • Buyers Guide – Bike Lights🌛
    Posted by Rick Robson on 19th October 2017 at 8:00 am

    There are a wide range of Bike lights available for 2017 / 18. Ranging from emergency back up lights and day time flashers, to lights powerful enough to light the darkest trail or country lane – So what should you be looking for in a set of bike lights? Sparkling Lumenade🍋 A light’s brightness is […]The post Buyers Guide – Bike Lights🌛 appeared first on […]

  • 8 Tips – Love Your Links 💘
    Posted by Rick Robson on 12th October 2017 at 9:27 am

    If there is one vital bit of the bike which can get neglected, it’s the chain. Having limited opportunity for updating its look, bike chains have remained basically the same for years. They’ve just got thinner as cassettes have gained more sprockets. Chains just don’t have the same appeal as the ‘A-list-celebrities’ of the bike […]The post 8 Tips – Love […]

  • Coaching Tips with Tom Barras
    Posted by Rick Robson on 10th October 2017 at 1:58 pm

    A series of six coaching videos featuring former pro rider, Tom Barras. In this series of six films, Tom looks at six key aspects of cycling and offers tips gleaned from his 15 years as a professional bike rider. Since retiring from racing professionaly, Tom managed the super successful UK based NFTO Team during 2016. […]The post Coaching Tips with Tom Barras appeared first on Merlin […]

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