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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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