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  • 9 Top Tips – For When You Can’t be Arsed!
    Posted by Rick Robson on 21st September 2017 at 7:42 am

    Struggling to get out of the door for a ride? Feeling a bit jaded and like you need a break? Just really can not be arsed? Here’s our 9 tips for keeping motivated – It would have been 10 but… Take a Break Learn from full time rider’s, have a proper break at the end […]The post 9 Top Tips – For When You Can’t be Arsed! appeared first on Merlin Cycles […]

  • 10 Tips – Don’t Panic… WINTER’S COMING!
    Posted by Rick Robson on 14th September 2017 at 9:41 am

    Well that’s about it. For those in the north of the UK, the warmer rainy season is over – it’s almost time for the colder rainy season, AKA winter. However it’s not all doom and gloom, there are some great things about winter. Actually, there aren’t any. Here are some tips for surviving, or even […]The post 10 Tips – Don’t Panic… […]

  • Tips for a Tough Bike Test…
    Posted by Rick Robson on 7th September 2017 at 12:58 pm

    So where’s the best place to test a bike? Not just a pootle around the lanes by a flabby cycling journo, spouting on about the bikes ‘epic levels of stiffness’ but properly TEST a bike? Here’s how we tested two Merlin bikes, which we our very proud to sell… Race Test We know Belgium is […]The post Tips for a Tough Bike Test… appeared first on Merlin […]

  • TOP 10 TIPS From Merlin Mechanics 🚵
    Posted by Rick Robson on 31st August 2017 at 9:44 am

    The Merlin workshop is always a hive of activity; building new bikes, repairing bikes, stripping bikes, swapping components… Workshop head honcho, Lee, shares the top ten customer bike issues. Yes, we are giving you the heads up – Avoid / Keep on top of these if you can… Seized / Snapped components A little dab […]The post TOP 10 TIPS From Merlin Mechanics 🚵 […]

  • 6 Tips – BIG Comfort on BAD Roads
    Posted by Rick Robson on 23rd August 2017 at 3:28 pm

    While all bike manufacturers tell us their frames are laterally stiff (side to side) and vertically compliant (absorbing shocks and road vibrations), the condition of many roads, especially here in the UK, can easily test the limits of vertical compliance. So how can we stay comfy riding on bad roads? While clothing can help alleviate […]The post 6 Tips – BIG Comfort on BAD Roads […]

  • 13 Tips – STOP, THINK & Dont Be a D*ck!
    Posted by Rick Robson on 17th August 2017 at 11:31 am

    Firstly, it’s worth mentioning that I have done some stuff which I regret in 30+ years of road riding. Some far worse than those in the top 13 list of things to avoid below. For example… I went over the handlebars at considerable speed while testing some aero riding positions aged 15. I had my […]The post 13 Tips – STOP, THINK & Dont Be a D*ck! appeared first on […]

  • 10 Tips – Mid-Season Reboot
    Posted by Rick Robson on 10th August 2017 at 9:03 am

    Stuck in a rut? Mid-year plateaux? Same old rides? Lost your mojo? It is easy to just keep riding the same routes and the same rides, it can get a little bit repetitive and you could start to feel stale. Here are some options to give you a fresh outlook on pedalling… Bike Swap! Road […]The post 10 Tips – Mid-Season Reboot appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • Transformers – Road Bikes in Disguise!
    Posted by Rick Robson on 3rd August 2017 at 9:20 am

    A £100 road bike make-over can morph your road bike into a slightly more specialist machine and lead you on a whole new route. Road bikes offer huge flexibility, they are like the blank canvas just waiting for you to crack open the paint… TT Try Out Get into time trialling with a few road […]The post Transformers – Road Bikes in Disguise! appeared first on Merlin Cycles […]

  • Clothing Tips – Summer Style
    Posted by Rick Robson on 27th July 2017 at 10:36 am

    Summer is here! As the rain lashes our office window… So what are the essential clothing options for those long summer rides? The best summer cycling clothing keeps you cool and comfortable for the those long hot days in the saddle. Capped Off Caps are cool, they have been for a long time too. They […]The post Clothing Tips – Summer Style appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • 10 Top Tips – Summer Sportive
    Posted by Rick Robson on 20th July 2017 at 10:24 am

    Have you been enjoying getting out on your bike this summer? Why not capitalise on your fitness by riding a summer cycling event. As well as sportives and mass participation events, summer is peak time for charity fund-raising rides too. So whether you use your fitness to raise funds, overcome a challenge or both, the […]The post 10 Top Tips – Summer Sportive appeared first on […]

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