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  • 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 […]

  • Top 10 Tools for the Home Mechanic
    Posted by Rick Robson on 13th July 2017 at 10:33 am

    In these days of austerity and penny-pinching cutbacks, learning to keep on top of your own bike maintenance is a sure-fire way to reduce ongoing costs of being a bike rider… Here’s ten essential tools which will help keep your machine running sweetly and keep your bike out of the workshop. The ‘go-to’ website for […]The post Top 10 Tools for the Home Mechanic […]

  • Beginners Guide – New Bikes
    Posted by Rick Robson on 10th July 2017 at 9:56 am

      Thinking about buying a bike? A little bewildered by the different bikes available? Read our guide to choosing the bike that’s right for you. The type of bike which would suit you the most depends on what type of riding you intend to do. These days there are a wide spectrum of bikes available […]The post Beginners Guide – New Bikes appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • Tips on Road Tyres – Got the right rubber?
    Posted by Rick Robson on 6th July 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Back in the olden days, tubular tyres were for racing and clinchers were for training. More recently, improved clincher tyres and the development of tubeless systems have completely blurred the rubber boundaries. The range of tyres available for road riders today is huge and can be a bit daunting. Here’s our guide to the options.. […]The post Tips on Road Tyres – Got the right […]

  • Watt? more TIPS ? New POWER Generation
    Posted by Rick Robson on 29th June 2017 at 8:42 am

    Once just a tool for a pro bike rider, power meters have gone all mainstream and more accessible. So how will a power meter help your riding? Fight the Power Power is the only measurable and accurate way of assessing effort on a bike. If you are riding at 300 watts you are riding at […]The post Watt? more TIPS ? New POWER Generation appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • 11 Tips for a Long Summer Ride- Scorchio!
    Posted by Rick Robson on 22nd June 2017 at 8:42 am

    Apologies for those reading this elsewhere in the world, but the UK summer has landed. No big deal in many countries. However in the UK, particularly up north, summer is welcomed like a long-lost, much-loved friend you never thought you would see again. When temperatures creep over 25 degrees C, we get all giddy. While […]The post 11 Tips for a Long Summer Ride- Scorchio! appeared first […]

  • Dan Patten – Merlin Nitro SL
    Posted by Rick Robson on 15th June 2017 at 11:56 am

    Belgium’s Best We have been ‘banging on’ proudly about our top-level road bike, the Nitro SL, for some time now. It features the frame that Lotto Soudal used in 2016 World Tour races. The bikes are built especially for us, by our famous big-brand Belgian bike supplier. Bike Rider SOS As well as many glowing […]The post Dan Patten – Merlin Nitro SL appeared first on […]

  • 10 Tips – Group Riding
    Posted by Rick Robson on 8th June 2017 at 9:49 am

    Riding on your own is all well and good but there is something nice about being with others. The miles seem to whizz by quicker and there is often decent banter between riders. So what do you need to think about if you are contemplating heading out on a bunch ride? Here’s our top tips […]The post 10 Tips – Group Riding appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • 10 Tips – Summer Road Bike Check!
    Posted by Rick Robson on 1st June 2017 at 8:43 am

    As we scale the dizzy heights of summer in the UK, (I know, I know – It may well be a bit grim out of the window) spending a few moments checking your bike over can be time well spent. One thing worse than having a ride stopped short because of a mechanical issue, is […]The post 10 Tips – Summer Road Bike Check! appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • 12 Tips SAVE POWER! It’s a low watt life…
    Posted by Rick Robson on 25th May 2017 at 10:13 am

    Forget the ‘old-school’ fun, enjoyment and health aspects of cycling, it’s all about the watts in these marginal-gains obsessed days… Generating more watts on a bike is hard. It demands a lot of training, will-power, sweat and a fair bit of heavy breathing. So, just like those astronauts on Apollo 13, if you can reduce […]The post 12 Tips SAVE POWER! It’s a […]

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