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  • 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 […]

  • Brand Focus – Colnago
    Posted by Rick Robson on 3rd May 2018 at 6:50 am

    If one name has been seemingly ever-present in road cycling over the last 70 years or so, it’s Colnago. Following a career ending crash in a bike race, Ernesto Colnago decided to get into the bike trade. From humble beginnings working for Gloria Cycles in a small town near Milano, Ernesto soon had loftier ambitions […]The post Brand Focus – Colnago appeared first on Merlin […]

  • Sub £100 – 5 ⭐ Road & MTB Upgrades
    Posted by Rick Robson on 1st May 2018 at 7:02 am

    Looking for that extra little something to improve your riding experience? Check out our relatively cheap upgrades which can improve your comfort, practicality and even speed. These products all have 5 Star reviews on our website from customers who purchased from Merlin. Tyres New road tyres can reduce the chance of a puncture and improve […]The post Sub £100 – 5 ⭐ Road […]

  • Qui Est Lapierre ?
    Posted by Rick Robson on 27th April 2018 at 11:02 am

    The post war mood in France was, partly at least, one of hope. Lapierre bikes were born in this era of post war hope and re-generation. Lapierre was established by Gaston Lapierre in 1946 in the town of Dijon. A place more famous for its mustard than its bikes. Lapierre were soon producing bikes which […]The post Qui Est Lapierre ? appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • Team Merlin News
    Posted by Rick Robson on 26th April 2018 at 6:33 am

    With the early season done and dusted, here is a quick round-up of Team Merlin race news. Fastest Ever Rebecca Rimmington (Bex) scored her first two wins from her first two races of 2018. Bex won the North Lancs 10 mile time trial held on the Garstang course in tough conditions. The following week Bex […]The post Team Merlin News appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • Top Tips – 10 Tools ALL bike riders NEED!
    Posted by Rick Robson on 19th April 2018 at 6:45 am

    A decent set of tools are essential for keeping you riding and minimising running costs. Here at Merlin we are big believers in learning how bikes work and what needs to be done to keep them running sweetly. Check out the following essential tools, do you have them all? Allen Keys Quality allen keys are […]The post Top Tips – 10 Tools ALL bike riders NEED! appeared first on Merlin […]

  • Top Tips – Derby MTB Heaven?
    Posted by Rick Robson on 12th April 2018 at 6:13 am

    Derby was once home to the largest Tin Mine in the world. Now it’s home to some of the best MTB riding in the world. But where in the world is it? Worth the Trip Yes, yes, I know, it’s not the most easily accessible place for most people – Tasmania sits 150 miles off […]The post Top Tips – Derby MTB Heaven? appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog. […]

  • Brand Focus – Look
    Posted by Rick Robson on 5th April 2018 at 5:53 am

    Few bike brands have helped evolve bike riding in recent time as much as French firm Look. Whether creating innovative solutions or edgy designs, Look have always had the skill to turn riders heads with that certain French ‘je ne sais quoi’… Look back through History We should all be grateful to Look for one […]The post Brand Focus – Look appeared first on Merlin […]

  • 13 Tips – Avoid These Maintenance Pitfalls
    Posted by Rick Robson on 28th March 2018 at 1:19 am

    Riding a bike is great, whether it’s on the road or on trails – as long as your bike doesn’t let you down. So what are the common errors made by home mechanics? In this blog we highlight the most common pitfalls which riders hit when maintaining their own bike. Pure Filth Keep your bike […]The post 13 Tips – Avoid These Maintenance Pitfalls appeared first on Merlin […]

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