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Bikeradar
12. Juni, 07:00 Uhr

We don’t know what Maccatuskil means but On-One describes what it says is the quickest mountain bike in its line-up as a "world class XC race frame ready for you to tackle your local trails with", and we can’t fault that description. That certainly doesn’t mean it’s just a harsh hammerhead with limited laughs though.On-One 45650b SRAM X01 first ride reviewWhich is faster: hardtail or...

Bikeradar
12. Januar, 10:30 Uhr

The 2017 Tour Down Under is about to get underway and with the teams still arriving, mechanics are frantically prepping bikes for the race. We have been wandering the pits for the past day and have spotted a few interesting bits of tech.SRM reveals ridiculously light power meter for 2017Sagan testing a Specialized Venge ViAS Disc bike before Tour Down UnderPeter Sagan's Venge ViAS DiscSince...

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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
16. August, 13:00 Uhr

The foam roller is an excellent tool for cyclists, according to Lorna Chapman of fitness studio Luna Yoga & Health - but you need to persevere and learn to love it!Quick exercises to build your strength for cyclingThree simple excercises to tighten your absYou can pick up a foam roller for a modest outlay at most good sports shops. Once you've done so, try the following exercises to...

Bikeradar
08. Juli, 14:00 Uhr

If you prefer home-made flapjacks to shop-bought versions or sports nutrition products, then you'll love our ultimate flapjack and breakfast bar collection. Whether you want nutrition on the go or just like to control what you put in your body, these will provide the fuel and nutrients you need to power your cycling. We've partnered with Olive magazine (also published by Immediate Media) to...

Bikeradar
18. Juli, 11:00 Uhr

Jumping isn’t just for adrenaline junkies, it’s a fundamental skill that every mountain biker can and should learn. And it's not that difficult once you've got the hang of the techniques involved.How to drop into downslopesHow to ride rocky sectionsIn this video, MTB skills coach Sam from Pedal Progression shows you how it should be done.Step-by-step guide to jumpingJumping is all about...

Bikeradar
29. September, 09:00 Uhr

It’s a massive moment for any child (and their bike-mad parent) – learning to ride on your own, without stabilisers or support. But there are real pitfalls to avoid, so what is the best way to teach a child to cycle? We asked Isla Rowntree, founder of hugely successful children’s bike company Islabikes, to come and show us.First things first, the best way to get a child started on a pedal bike...

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
18. Dezember, 13:00 Uhr

The nights may be long and the days cold but there are the joys of Christmas to look forward to... one of which is eating and drinking with friends and family.8 festive food swaps for the party seasonCycling gifts: the ultimate Christmas gift guide for cyclists5 ideas for healthy working lunchesThe trouble is, with so many office parties, festive get-togethers with friends and family lunches to...

Bikeradar
01. Dezember, 11:00 Uhr

Christmas is a time of indulgence, but what can you do if you don't want to ruin your hard-earned winter fitness? All those Christmas parties, post-work drinks, shopping trips to Christmas markets and team lunches you'll face over the course of December will put you in the path of temptation. If you're trying to avoid piling on the pounds, a few simple swaps can help you enjoy the festive...

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27. Dezember, 11:00 Uhr

The turkey is cold, you've munched your way through a field's-worth of potatoes and enormous number of pigs-in-blankets. You've also got lots of time for long rides on more-or-less empty roads, and a tonne of leftovers. Why waste the energy in those abandoned sprouts when you could turn them into something tasty!5 ideas for healthy working lunchesWe've partnered with Olive Magazine (also...

Bikeradar
01. Januar, 15:00 Uhr

The new year has rolled around, and lies spread out ahead of you full of opportunity and potential: a vista of bike rides yet to be and the chance to get a whole lot of amazing cycling in. The start of a new year gives you good chance to refresh your cycling resolutions list. Think of them like a series of goals to make the next 12 months of cycling as successful and fulfilling as possible. 6...

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
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
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...

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
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
21. Oktober, 09:00 Uhr

Our resident staff writer, Jack Luke, is a self confessed accessories nerd and mudguard evangelist. After spending years wrenching filthy bikes in the inclement climes of his native Edinburgh, he became a fully-fendered-dork and has been pushing the dry bum agenda for years — and he continues the good fight here.Mudguard reviewsWho guards the mudguards?Mudguards make sense for a number of...

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25. Januar, 15:30 Uhr

Garmin Edge bike computers have become hugely popular, thanks to a winning mix of user-friendly features, good looks and effective navigation capabilities. There’s a huge range to cover all budgets and needs though, so which is the best Garmin Edge for you? We’ve put together an explainer to help you choose.Best GPS devices for cyclingGarmin Edge 1000 reviewGarmin Edge 25 reviewIt’s worth...

Bikeradar
07. Oktober, 14:00 Uhr

While bikes are often our pride and joy, not everyone in the family may feel the same way. When not in use, bikes make for an awkward object to store, being selfish on space and easily knocked over. Some of us may be fortunate enough to have space to leave a bike or bikes on the floor – in a rack or not – many will need to resort to clever solutions to save space and create a tidier option....

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