Electric bikes can help you do more and go further than you ever thought possible. And they’re a blast to ride! This guide will teach you all about the benefits of e-bikes, and it’ll also help you choose the right one for your style of riding and tell you everything you need to know about caring for it.
BikeRadar published a review of the new Giant Escape Disc, a versatile flat-handlebar bike made for commuters and recreational riders. Editors were impressed with its comfort, lively handling and rugged durability, giving it a strong 4-star rating.
Despite being designed for a niche discipline within cycling, Cyclocross bikes are nearly always at the top of the list when people ask for recommendations on a single, do it all bike. Below, we look at what cyclocross racing involves, and how it influenced the bike design to create one of the best all-rounders for any cyclist to have in their garage/shed/living room.
The new Contend SL road bike has once again caught the attention of BikeRadar’s gear editors, scoring a near-perfect 4.5-star ranking (out of 5) and emerging as an affordable favourite in its Bike of the Year Awards for the second straight year.
As a result of the Covid-19 advice issued by the government, you’re probably finding yourself at home and unable to leave the house as you normally would. Whilst Roe Valley Cycles and other bikes shops are classed as essential retailers, it may not always be practical or convenient to visit us if you want your bike serviced. But that doesn’t mean you’re not going to be able to ride! We’ve outlined below the things you should be looking for to carry out your very own home bike service.
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Tester David Arthur found the Revolt, with an ALUXX aluminum frame and composite fork, makes a great all-rounder for gravel, dirt or commuting on rough roads: “The Revolt 0 gravel bike offers very impressive performance on the road and in the woods, with an easy agility that makes it fun to carve through the corners,” he wrote. “And there’s nothing to hold you back on your commute or weekend road ride either.”
Bicycling Magazine posted a review of the Talon 29 mountain bike, claiming it “might be the best £599.00 mountain bike you can buy.” Editors praised its lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame, 100mm suspension fork and tubeless-ready wheels, calling it “a great all-terrain commuter and fitness bike, as well as an ideal bike for riders looking to experiment with racing.”
A bike is great for children of any age, as it helps to encourage exercise and provides them with the freedom to explore wherever their pedals may take them. Most people can vividly recall having their first bike and the sense of adventure it brought out in them, and some of their fondest memories in the future will be created on two wheels.
Cycling Plus magazine named the Defy Advanced Pro the overall winner of an endurance bike group test feature in its February issue. With its lightweight composite frame, the Defy Advanced Pro scored a perfect 5-star ranking and beat out competitor bikes from Cannondale, Trek and Specialized.
Buying an electric bike doesn’t have to signal the end of your riding career – in fact, it can do completely the opposite, helping you to return to previous levels of fitness and galvanise your enjoyment for the two-wheeled activity.