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  • 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* […]

  • 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 […]

  • Fathers Day Gifts 🧦(dodging the socks)
    Posted by Rick Robson on 13th June 2018 at 10:23 am

    Eagerly anticipating even more SOCKS on Fathers Day? Avoid sock Armageddon in your drawers by forwarding this list of potential gifts around your family, what’s the worst that can happen? Oh yes, more cycling socks, at least they are useful…   Funkier Forano 5″ Cuff Summer Socks £6.29 Altura Ascent 2 Short Sleeve Jersey £14.99 […]The post Fathers Day […]

  • Top Tips – Time to Give it a Tri? 🏊‍♂️🚴‍♀️🏃‍♀️
    Posted by Rick Robson on 7th June 2018 at 8:03 am

    Is all this bike riding leaving you feeling a little jaded and in need of a fresh challenge? Merlin Cycles rider, Bex, has made the transition from Elite bike rider to Triathlete. Bex’s transition has gone very well, having recently earned a place on the Zwift Academy Triathlon Team and having won her first Triathlon […]The post Top Tips – Time to Give it a Tri? […]

  • 10 Ways you are Ruining your Bike?
    Posted by Rick Robson on 31st May 2018 at 6:39 am

    Got a bike that you love, cherish and adore? Clothing that makes you feel like a bike riding superhero? Take care of them. Here are 10 ways you might be ruining your bike and kit. Rubberside Down Flipping your bike over, upside down on the stem / hoods / saddle to fix a flat tyre […]The post 10 Ways you are Ruining your Bike? appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • 10 Top Tips – Going for a Long One
    Posted by Rick Robson on 24th May 2018 at 8:50 am

    If you are that way inclined, there is no greater feeling than watching your bike’s computer click over into triple digits – 100 Miles… (although 100 Kilometers is a fair bit easier). Here are our tips and mistakes to avoid when planning to go for a long one. Route Plan Depending on how much of […]The post 10 Top Tips – Going for a Long One appeared first on […]

  • Top Tips – 7 Summer Essentials
    Posted by Rick Robson on 10th May 2018 at 10:53 am

    After what can only be described as a horrendous winter, summer has finally landed in the UK. Well, it was quite warm last week. So it must be almost that time when blokes walk through towns bare-chested to the local pub (this natural phenomenon happens when we hit 15 degrees Centigrade up north). More importantly […]The post Top Tips – 7 Summer Essentials appeared first on Merlin […]

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