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Bikeradar
07. November, 13:00 Uhr

A new groupset can breath fresh life into an old bike and in the hugely competitive world of cycling retail, there are always plenty of bargains to be found.Buyer's guide to mountain bike groupsetsSRAM Red eTap vs Shimano Dura AceFor this week's edition of BikeRadar Bargains, we've brought you our favourite road and mountain bike groupset deals spotted around the web. Scroll on to tempt...

Bikeradar
26. Oktober, 12:00 Uhr

Is it time to upgrade or replace your derailleur? Do you sit awake at night worrying about what a tooth capacity is? Or have you ever simply wanted to know absolutely everything there is to know about buying a rear derailleur? If so, you’ve come to the right place.SRAM and Shimano front derailleurs explainedHow to adjust a rear derailleurWhile we certainly don’t recommend you break out this hot...

Bikeradar
30. Januar, 12:00 Uhr

A road bike groupset is the collection of components that make you stop and go — in other words, the drivetrain, shifters and brakes. Plenty of companies make bike components, but the market is dominated by three giants: Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo. Let's look at each of them in turn…Shimano reviews and buying adviceSRAM reviews and buying adviceCampagnolo reviews and buying adviceDespite the...

Bikeradar
16. August, 07:01 Uhr

Intense seem to be on a roll in 2016 having launched a raft of new bikes, including the ACV, Primer and new Spider 275C. The Recluse is yet another new model in the lineup, and features 27.5” wheels and a 140mm frame mated to 150mm forks – it’s almost the definition of a modern trail bike.Intense are certainly looking to corner the high-end of the market with their range of bikes, and the...

Bikeradar
03. Februar, 11:10 Uhr

With its snowsports business on the wane, French ski brand Rossignol has acquired US brand Felt Bicycles to diversify its operations and strengthen its presence in the cycling world. The new owner aims to double Felt sales within five years.Felt VR2 first ride reviewFelt reviews and buying adviceRossignol, which also acquired French bike brand Time Sport International back in 2015, has seen...

Bikeradar
03. August, 12:00 Uhr

Achieving your optimal cycling weight will make you faster and fitter. But what is it and how do you reach it?How to lose belly fat by cycling10 steps to becoming a fitter, faster, better cyclist“Excess body weight is the cyclist’s enemy,” says Matt Fitzgerald, author of Racing Weight: How to get lean for peak performance (VeloPress). “It wastes energy, slows you down, affects ...

Bikeradar
20. September, 08:15 Uhr

Excluding your mind, hands and perhaps bottle opener, nothing in the bicycle workshop is likely to get more use than Allen keys (AKA hex keys, Hex wrenches). So why is that so many of us will invest in other bicycle-specific tools, but make do with cheap L-shaped Allen keys or worse, a multi-tool? Taking a peek in a well equipped workshop or pro-mechanics tool box will reveal that the...

Bikeradar
21. September, 11:00 Uhr

Riders who have Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and a new Garmin Edge computer can now control certain ANT+ bike lights with the buttons on the tops of Di2 hoods. Garmin announced a few new updates to the Edge 520, 820 and 1000 computers on the first day of Interbike.Garmin Edge 520 review (4.5 stars)Late to group rides? Maybe the Edge 820 can helpGarmin Edge 1000 review (4.5 stars)Back at the 2014...

Bikeradar
20. Januar, 15:00 Uhr

If you could have your choice between the new Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and SRAM’s eTap, which electric drivetrain would you pick?SRAM Red eTap reviewShimano Dura-Ace Di2 9170 reviewSRAM Red HRD eTap reviewShimano Dura-Ace Di2 – all you need to knowI’ve put a few thousand miles on both eTap and 9070 Di2. They are both great groups with pros and cons. And, yes, I’ve managed to find myself out on...

Bikeradar
16. Juni, 08:40 Uhr

Subscribe to Procycling magazine and get your first 5 issues for just £5 – that's just £1 per issue!* Plus for a limited time we'll send you a great Tour de France book and DVD bundle! Including... Etape book: First-person interviews with cycling’s great riders, including Lance Armstrong, Jean-François Bernard, Chris Boardman, Mark Cavendish, Claudio Chiappucci, and many more...The Tour:...

Bikeradar
19. November, 18:00 Uhr

Even without a dedicated power meter you can use your turbo trainer for measured and reliable power workouts. Here’s how…The best smart trainers60 minute turbo training sessionsHow to plan your winter training’P’ is for power...With the increasing availability of power meters and power measuring turbo trainers, training with power is now more accessible. It all starts with your Functional...

Bikeradar
26. Januar, 10:00 Uhr

If you’re going to really throw yourself into the swooping hills and sudden corner cityscapes of virtual training world Zwift, why not use a turbo you can literally throw around too? Especially if it’s also one of the most smoothly visceral ‘enterpainment’ engines on the market that’s just had a whole new smart update: the Kinetic Rock & Roll Smart Control.The best smart...

Bikeradar
19. Oktober, 12:00 Uhr

Hot soup is one of life's greatest comforts, particularly if you've been out in the cold and wet. We've hand-picked a selection of nourishing and tasty soup recipes that are packed full of veg and quick to whip up after a day in the saddle. We've partnered with Olive magazine (also published by Immediate Media) to bring you the very best recipes for cyclists. All the recipes are easy to follow...

Bikeradar
05. September, 13:00 Uhr

Disc brake pads are a consumable component of your bike, and it goes without saying that it’s important to keep them in good condition. Thankfully, renewing them is a five-minute job and they’re cheap and light enough that you can, and should, always carry a spare set when out riding as it's not unheard of to wear through a set on a particularly long and muddy ride.SRAM vs Shimano brake pads...

Bikeradar
06. September, 15:00 Uhr

Travelling with a bike can be fraught with pitfalls and hazards, but if you take the proper precautions, you and your beloved machine should make it to your destination in one piece. Here we explain how to use a car boot rack, so you can drive your bike further afield.Car rack reviewsHow to pack your road bike for a trip abroadFor short trips, boot-mounted car racks are cheap, reasonably fuel...

Bikeradar
07. September, 16:00 Uhr

It's a good idea to carry out a basic safety check on a bicycle before any long ride, or at least once a week. This guide helps you pick out potential problems in a methodical way.Everything you ever wanted to know about tyre pressure for mountain bikesHow to adjust cable disc brakesHow to safety check an adult's bikeWheels, brakes and hubCheck the wheel mounting system is in place — these days...

Bikeradar
08. September, 15:00 Uhr

Gear cables are a consumable part of the drivetrain of your road bike and in order to keep shifting as efficient as possible, they should be routinely replaced.10 reasons why your shifting sucks5 ways to make your old bike feel newAs dirt and grime finds its way into your cables, your shifting will become less responsive. It's easily fixed by replacing your cables and it's best to do this at...

Bikeradar
11. September, 09:00 Uhr

Headsets don't have the easiest life. They’re in the direct line of fire of everything that gets thrown off the front wheel and are subject to regular jet-wash abuse. If your headset has seen better days and servicing your bearings doesn't rectify your problems, then it's time to replace your headset. This guide will also help if you're fitting a new fork.How to adjust your handlebar heightHow...

Bikeradar
11. September, 16:00 Uhr

If your wheels feel rough when you spin them, it's time to service your hubs. Usually the problem will be caused by wear in your bearings or by the ingress of water and grime. Wheel bearings also wear out over time which will introduce play to the hub, allowing the wheel to rock side to side on its axle. Hub reviewsHow to overhaul your freehubThere are two types of bearings commonly seen in...

Bikeradar
13. September, 14:00 Uhr

Knowing how to fit a bike chain is an essential skill for any home mechanic. Chains are one of the consumable parts of your drivetrain and will stretch and wear with use, so you will need to replace it sooner or later.Everything you ever wanted to know about cleaning your bike chainDrivetrain wear explainedThe steps below are the same whether you ride a mountain bike or a road bike.How to...

Bikeradar
16. Oktober, 10:00 Uhr

Whether you’re setting up a brand new fork or just want to get rid of a spacer stack, cutting down a steerer tube isn’t as tricky as you might think. As long as you have the right tools and are very, very careful, that is.That said, new forks will need to be fitted with a crown race before installation, which requires specific and expensive tools and is best dealt with by your local bike...

Bikeradar
11. Juli, 11:00 Uhr

For the average racer, gluing a tubular tyre is a messy ordeal. For pro team mechanics, it’s a part of virtually every day on a Grand Tour. This isn’t just because of punctures. Tyres wear out, pick up glass, wheels break and conditions change. When you have nine riders and each of them has a minimum of four bikes (race, two spare, and TT), that’s 36 bikes. 72 wheels right there. Add to that 10...

Bikeradar
17. Oktober, 14:00 Uhr

Get the best from your winter riding and make sure that your bike survives with these essential tips to prepare your bike for wet and salty roads.When the winds turn to chilly northerlies and darkness more swiftly overpowers daylight, you know it won’t be long until the arrival of more rain, possibly snow, and the colder temperatures which inevitably bring out the gritting lorries. The complete...

Bikeradar
24. November, 17:00 Uhr

The star fangled nut — or ‘star nut’, as it’s known — is pressed into the steerer tube and allows the fork and headset components to be pulled into place in the frame’s head tube.If you have a new fork or have just cut down your steerer tube, you may need to fit a new star nut.How to cut down a fork steerer tubeHow to adjust your handlebar heightWatch the video above to find out how, while...

Bikeradar
28. November, 17:00 Uhr

If you're experiencing play (unwanted movement) in your headset, or a rough grinding when you turn the bars, it's likely that it's time to service your headset or replace the headset bearings.How to adjust your handlebar heightHow to fit a star nutHow to cut down a steerer tubeMost modern bikes use two sealed bearings positioned at the top and bottom of the head tube. We've put together this...

Bikeradar
29. November, 15:15 Uhr

The popularity of bikes with hub gears has skyrocketed over the past few years, but what happens when you get a puncture?Best folding bikes9 tips for getting fitter on your commuteTools requiredAdjustable spannerScrewdriver15mm spannerTyre levers, pump, patch kitAllen keys or multi-toolHow to repair a puncture on a BromptonOne of the most popular hub gear-equipped bikes on the market currently...

Bikeradar
23. August, 13:43 Uhr

A silent and smooth-running transmission can make all the difference to your ride. The videos below explain how to diagnose and fix common shifting problems and the techniques within them apply to both road and mountain bikes.10 Reasons why your shifting sucksHow to clean your bike chainHow to diagnose common drivetrain problems The first thing to do is find out what's wrong with your gears....

Bikeradar
14. Juli, 11:00 Uhr

Keen to try a bit of DIY bike maintenance but worried your ‘can-do’ approach might end up as one big ‘can-D'OH!’? Check out BikeRadar's top 10 DIY 'Don’ts’ to keep you out of trouble.Tools requiredSpoke keyGrease, oil3, 4, 5mm Allen keysChain tool/measuring toolPressure gauge/pumpTorque wrenchPedal spannerSix common beginner repair failsWhy you shouldn't buy cheap tools1. Don’t over-tighten...

Bikeradar
23. September, 10:00 Uhr

Any good suspension product will have a range of adjustments to tune how the fork feels and performs. Getting these settings correct is essential to maintaining your suspension's performance and ensuring you have the most comfortable and controlled ride possible.6 top suspension maintenance tips5 bike handling problems caused by bad suspension set-up (and how to fix them)Suspension...

Bikeradar
04. Oktober, 08:00 Uhr

Well set up disc brakes provide powerful, consistent stopping. But when you fit new pads or rotors, it's essential that you wear off surface glaze and contamination before you rely on your brakes. Editor's note: These steps are demonstrated on a mountain bike but the same goes for any bike equipped with disc brakes.Here's how to do it...ADVERTISEMENTAllen keys: everything you need to knowHow to...

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