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  • Patten (Team Merlin) ‘Versus’ TDF Stars!
    Posted by Rick Robson on 9th August 2018 at 9:47 am

    Just a few days after the Tour De France, our man in Belgium, Dan Patten had the opportunity to race against some of the stars of the TDF in the Post Tour Criteriums in Holland. The post tour crit’s are held all across mainland Europe, they offer local fans the chance to see there country’s […]The post Patten (Team Merlin) ‘Versus’ TDF Stars! appeared first on […]

  • Avoid these 10 Mistakes on your Sportive
    Posted by Rick Robson on 2nd August 2018 at 9:02 am

    A sportive is a great way to get to see a new part of the world on your bike. Unfortunately, there are also lots of opportunities for things to go wrong… Avoid these 10 Sportive mistakes to improve your chances of having a great day. Easy Tiger… Starting too fast is the most common mistake […]The post Avoid these 10 Mistakes on your Sportive appeared first on Merlin Cycles […]

  • 10 Top Tips – New Bike Set up 🛒🚲
    Posted by Rick Robson on 26th July 2018 at 10:35 am

    So you’ve pressed the button, or said “I’ll have that one” in an actual shop – you’ve bought a new bike! That’s great, but how do you get your new bike to fit you and get it ready to ride? Check out our guide to setting up your new bike. There are a few things […]The post 10 Top Tips – New Bike Set up 🛒🚲 appeared first on […]

  • From cyclist to triathlete: Why you should take up the challenge
    Posted by Bring Digital on 25th July 2018 at 2:34 pm

      On the 15th July, the majority of people in the UK were gearing up to watch the World Cup final between France and Croatia from the comfort of their homes or the local pub. But our very own Bex Rimmington had a different day ahead. Just before 6 am, she was standing at the […]The post From cyclist to triathlete: Why you should take up the challenge appeared first on Merlin Cycles […]

  • 10 Tips – Climb like Geraint the Goat?
    Posted by Rick Robson on 19th July 2018 at 7:00 am

    It’s that time of year again. We watch in wonder at the riders in the Tour De France and think, “If only I could climb like a those guys…” Well, here are our top tips for improving your climbing. Unleash your inner mountain goat! Practise There are no real short cuts for improving climbing. Practise […]The post 10 Tips – Climb like Geraint the Goat? appeared […]

  • 10 Ways to Improve a Bike’s Performance*
    Posted by Rick Robson on 12th July 2018 at 7:23 am

    *Without adding a motor ? Riding a bike is great fun, that’s why we do it. However, regular riding can gradually make your bike less efficient. Here are 10 ways to keep your bike working at peak performance.   Under Pressure Over time, air pressure in tyres can reduce. Maybe it seeps out, maybe it’s […]The post 10 Ways to Improve a Bike’s Performance* appeared first […]

  • 11 Top Tips – Descend like a Demon ?
    Posted by Rick Robson on 5th July 2018 at 7:20 am

    Whether on the road or trails, rapid and safe descending is the easiest way to increase your average speed without any real extra physical effort. Mastering descending, or at least improving, is important if you want to become a more effective all-round bike rider. Here are our top tips.   Knowledge Don’t try to descend […]The post 11 Top Tips – Descend like a Demon ? […]

  • 5 Top Tips – Beginners Guide to Gravel
    Posted by Rick Robson on 28th June 2018 at 6:07 am

    Longing to get off busy roads but still want to cover a lot of ground? Would you like to check out new routes and get dirty but also stay with drop handlebars? A Gravel Bike could well be the answer. Here are our top tips for Going Gravel. Keep It Smooth While hard-packed tracks can […]The post 5 Top Tips – Beginners Guide to Gravel appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • Team Merlin Race News
    Posted by Rick Robson on 21st June 2018 at 8:19 am

    As our riders approach the middle of the season, here’s a quick round-up of what our Team Merlin riders have been up to. Bex Tri Success Bex Rimmington won her first triathlon of the year at the Falcon Middle Distance Triathlon in North Yorkshire. Battling wet and windy conditions, Bex came home fastest completing the […]The post Team Merlin Race News appeared first on Merlin Cycles […]

  • 2019 Groupsets ? – Whats New?
    Posted by Rick Robson on 14th June 2018 at 7:14 am

    The last few weeks have seen the unveiling of four new groupsets from Shimano and Campagnolo, these will become available in the next few months. Here at Merlin Cycles we get as excited as anyone about the lovely new shiny stuff. So amongst all the new product ‘bells and whistles’, what are we really looking […]The post 2019 Groupsets ? – Whats New? appeared first on […]

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