Simon Warren, author of the popular 100 Climbs series of books, reveals five of the toughest but lesser-known UK climbs. Let his expert selection inspire you to climb higher and further this summer.
Endurance or sportive-specific bikes might not look especially different from a regular racer, but there are subtle differences in their geometry which benefit the non-racing cyclist.
The typical endurance bike frame has a more relaxed geometry, making it more comfortable when spending long periods of time in the saddle. The relaxed geometry makes a longer wheelbase for stability and comfort, while bringing the handlebars closer and higher so the rider is in a less extended or aggressive position.
The difference in the geometry of these bikes compared to a bike designed for racing are quite subtle, but if you really want to get into the detail here goes…
Disc brakes versus Caliper brakes – the classic debate when it comes to buying your new road bike. Whilst disc has been growing increasingly popular, the old rim brake seems here to stay and rightly so. Unsure what to go for? Ash puts them head to head to see which brakes suit you better…
Continue reading Disc brake vs Rim brake – Which one is better?
Riding in an organised group is not only more sociable, it can help increase your fitness and save you energy compared with riding solo. Here’s our expert guide to the important aspects of group riding that will help you get the most out of it and enjoy it safely. Continue reading Ribble Guide: Riding in a group and how you will benefit
Winter Training and Four Ways to Stay Focused
Jack Rees from Ribble Pro Cycling takes a look at the infamous winter training and prescribes four ways to keep going when the days get shorter and the temperature drops.