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7 Tips on Enjoying the Winter Weather

Cycling through the Winter

“It’s too cold”, “It’s too dark”, we’re all guilty of finding excuses to store away the bike through winter! Then come Feb/March, we’re regretting the excessive Christmas indulgence and our newfound lack of fitness!

We’d be lying if we said it was easy to keep going through winter, it isn’t. But what we can assure you of, is that it’ll pay dividends when it comes to your races and sportives at the start of the season! Motivation and some extra layers definitely tend to help, but we’ve pulled together seven more top winter tips to help you enjoy riding through the depths of the cold season.

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Why should you choose an Endurance or Sportive bike?

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…

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Disc brake vs Rim brake – Which one is better?

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…
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