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Just like you zip on a jacket, what about zipping on tyres!

I came across a few comments recently about zip on tyres and my immediate reaction was WTF!

But they are for real:  http://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/4858/zip-on-tyres-brilliant-or-bonkers ; and they are apparently out there being used although the Norwegian company who make them are still crowdfunding to expand the business.

So has anyone any experience?  i can see that in places where…

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Added by Terry Hayward on October 12, 2018 at 12:59 — 2 Comments

Ten of the best Spring/Summer 2018 Jerseys

It’s been a long hard slog of a winter in the northern hemisphere, but you know that spring is definitely around the corner when all the cycle clothing brands unveil their respective collections for Spring/Summer. Over the last few weeks, both the big brands and the smaller independent manufacturers have been enticing us with new designs, updated classics and the promise of fabric combinations that will enhance and improve our road cycling experience in the sunshine.

There’s a myriad…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on April 13, 2018 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

The dangers of potholes and how to report them

A BBC news story last week reported that 10% of British roads are in a lamentable state of repair, with the RAC warning that "as a result of the 'Beast from the East' some local roads will have deteriorated even further, possibly to the point that they represent a serious risk to the safety of users."

As road cyclists we are more aware of the proliferation of potholes than any other…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on March 26, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Five of the Best: Arm & Leg Warmers AW17

Arm and leg warmers provide added flexibility to your cycling wardrobe throughout the year. They really come into their own on autumn and spring mornings when an early morning chill can soon give way to warm sunshine. On milder winter days they can be paired with a more substantial short-sleeve jersey or thermal shorts and if you are heading up into the high mountains in summer, stash away a pair with your gilet to guard against heat loss at high altitude and on descents.

Those made…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on November 27, 2017 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Smart Cycling Tips for Road Cyclers

Road biking - what a hobby! It is healthy, it is fun and it is dynamic. If you’re looking for a type of cardio exercise, you can just hop on your bike and start pedaling; if you want to blow off some steam and just enjoy the ride and take it slowly, you can do that too. There are tons of options and you have the freedom to choose whatever you want. However, there are certain things that you should pay attention to before you just hop on your bike and cycle away.…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on November 25, 2017 at 0:20 — No Comments

Haute Route Series unveils expanded 2018 calendar

If you are already looking ahead to a cycling challenge for next year that is really going to test both your physical and mental limits then a multi-day challenge is the one for you!

The organisers of the epic Haute Route Cycling Series, OC Sport, have announced that they will be adding five new events to their 2018 calendar, including 3-day events in the USA, Norway (pictured below) and Italy. …

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Added by Wheelsuckers on October 31, 2017 at 9:37 — No Comments

Strava publishes Global Heatmap

Strava has today unveiled its Global Heatmap, an interactive data visualisation featuring more than 1 billion activities from Strava athletes across the globe. The map boasts six times more data than their original version in 2015, and incorporates a wide variety of year-round land and water activities.

If you are not familiar with Strava’s heatmap, it is essentially a…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on November 1, 2017 at 10:42 — 2 Comments

Review: nicnacpac cycle pack

We feature and review products from many brands on Wheelsuckers, from famous marques with an enviable heritage to new start-ups offering an innovative accessory. Falling into the latter category, the nicnacpac, conceived by two experienced North Yorkshire based cyclists, is a neat solution to carrying your ride essentials.

The duo, Tim Brayshaw and Rob Carr, recently launched the nicnacpac on…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on September 19, 2017 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

Member Review: dhb Aeron Speed

Wheelsuckers’ member, Paul Antony, assesses the dhb Aeron Speed Short-Sleeve Jersey and Bib Shorts, both of which were a new addition to the dhb stable of cycling apparel for 2017 and are available in both a men’s and women’s version.

The Aeron Speed is an updated version of the excellent ASV collection and the tight-fitting, aero cut makes pitches it very much in the performance and race-orientated market.…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on September 12, 2017 at 13:30 — 2 Comments

Review: Specialized Audax Road Cycling Shoe

As the name implies, this is a shoe aimed at that growing breed of cyclists who participate in endurance events, or at the very least, would think little of heading out in the morning for a couple of hundred kilometres before breakfast.

Don’t, however, disregard this shoe if your idea of a long ride is 50km with a leisurely café stop! This is a versatile, stylish road shoe that would sit just as happily on a feisty club ride, a leisurely pootle or, of course, the ultimate audax events…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on August 17, 2017 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

So why do we love road cycling?

For many of us, possibly all of us, cycling is an integral part of our life and on those occasions when we are denied getting out for a few hours, we feel robbed. An injustice that is only intensified if the sun is shining and you know a good smattering of your cycling mates will be out in force!

Cycling, we are told, is ‘the new golf’, but though we have seen a massive boom in the sport, there has never been any clear research as to the reasons why road cycling has exploded in the…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on August 25, 2017 at 13:11 — 3 Comments

Review: Secret Training Juice Bars

Is there any aspect of cycling that has escaped our insatiable appetite for marginal gains? Sir David Brailsford has much to answer for and as the gigantean twitter following of his former Team Sky chef, Søren Kristiansen, so clearly demonstrates, nutrition is not immune to our constant quest to transform ourselves from Christopher Biggins into Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Sport Nutrition is a competitive market, with brands competing with one another to convince us that their magic formulas…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on July 7, 2017 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Tour de France riders to follow on Strava

An increasing number of the top pro riders now upload their rides to Strava and with just 4 days to go until the Grand Départ in Düsseldorf, below are just some that will be riding the Tour de France this year, who you can follow on Strava.

There are some familiar British names in the mix, including Scott Thwaites, Ben Swift and Simon Yates, plus several who will be looking to sneak the odd stage win, like sprinters Andre Greipel and Alexander Kristoff and former World Champions…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on June 27, 2017 at 13:04 — No Comments

Review: Rapha Classic II Bib Shorts

The road cycling clothing industry is a competitive market and as the increase of people taking up cycling has showed signs of reaching a plateau, there was a certain inevitability that some brands would never make the summit.  

Some disappeared without featuring on many people’s radar and then there is the sudden demise of Vulpine recently, which imploded, or rather self-destructed, due to…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on June 6, 2017 at 10:30 — 11 Comments

Review: Bonza Bike Box

One of the knock-on effects of the boom in road cycling as a recreational sport has been the huge increase in cycle tourism and, as recent posts by Wheelsuckers’ members testifies, there is no corner of the earth that is immune to exploration.

For many of us, trips abroad are now an essential part of our cycling calendar and with new cycling nirvanas being discovered every year and innumerable travel firms offering bespoke cycling trips, it appears that the appetite for overseas…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on May 23, 2017 at 10:32 — 7 Comments

Vittoria Corsa G+ Road Tyre

Review: Vittoria Corsa G+ Clincher Tyre

Over the winter months I rode (and tested) the Rubino Pro G+ tyre from Italian tyre specialist, Vittoria, and was impressed not only by the durability and grip they offered, but also their low rolling resistance. In short, a winter/training tyre to compete with the perennial bestsellers out there.

For those not yet up to speed on the Vittoria G+ range…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on May 10, 2017 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Cycling Vietnam: Same same, but different!

Same same, but different. It's a saying the Vietnamese use to describe the way they do things, how they live, what they're selling, almost anything. It boils down to how their way of life is essentially the same as Westerners, but actually very, very different!

Same same, but different: Vietnamese way VS the…

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Added by Middle Ringer on April 29, 2017 at 7:42 — 3 Comments

April 200km Audax done, 10 to go!

2 down, 10 to go; that is, a 200km ride in each of 12 consecutive months. This month I took myself off across the border and into the Borders. Relatively close to home, an area that I've driven past many times on the way to the Scottish Highlands, I'd possibly never have thought of riding here but for this ridiculous challenge that I've set for myself. My route started at Langholm and had to visit Innerleithen, Biggar, Moffat before returning to Langholm. It hasn't really turned to Spring up…

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Added by Andy Bruce on April 21, 2017 at 19:28 — 1 Comment

Review: Vittoria Rubino Pro Control G+

Innovations come in many forms and whether it is frame design, components or clothing, brands are constantly looking for the ‘next big thing’ that will allow them to steal a march on their rivals. Tyres are no exception and with many cyclists tending to favour a particular brand, manufacturers are always looking at improvements to their rubber compounds that might cause cyclists loyal to their competitors to switch across!

The search for the ultimate cycling tyre continues, but when…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on March 23, 2017 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Five of the Best: Road Cycling Helmets

It’s always heartening to see the first daffodil blooms lighting up the verges and to know that spring cannot be too far away. Whether it’s those deep rims you’ve been secretly coveting all winter or (yet) another addition to your cycling wardrobe, now is the time to make those all-important upgrades for the warmer months ahead, to ensure that both you and your bike are looking sharp!

It’s common knowledge that one should always replace a helmet that has been involved in a crash, even…

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Added by Wheelsuckers on March 8, 2017 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

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