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The PRO BIKE TOOL Ultimate Gift Guide

We know that PRO BIKE TOOL’s range of awesome ride equipment and home workshop gear make the best present anyone could wish for, but we thought we’d put together a list of other options to get that cyclist in your life (or, more likely – get yourself!).

‘My World’ by Peter Sagan

He’s a triple world champion, the most charismatic man in road cycling of his generation, and now he’s written a book. We’ve read it, and it’s well worth your time. From insights into the exhilaration of a race-winning sprint to the best pranks […]

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Winter Cycling 101

Just because it’s winter there’s no need to stop riding. With a few careful choices of kit and understanding what type of riding to do, winter cycling can be a fun and rewarding experience.

Our Winter Cycling 101 is your go-to list for keeping the pedals turning this winter!

Your Bike

Of course, fundamental to your winter cycling is making sure your bike is suitable for some cold and  wet miles. A few component and accessory adaptions and your bike will become a trusty steed to take you through the harshest of weathers.

The bike itself

  • Your best bike is for the best weather!
    • Needless […]
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How Important is Torque?

You’ve probably seen the little numbers on your stem and various other places on your bike where hex bolts are. They usually say something like ‘5 Nm’? If you don’t know what they mean or what their significance is, then you’d better keep reading.

Torque wrenches have been around for years in mechanical engineering – motor mechanics and aeronautical engineers for example – and they are used to ensure that the bolts the engineer is tightening are tightened to exactly the correct amount. A good example of where they are used in in the multiple bolts that hold the cylinder head of […]

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The Top Twelve Mountain Bike Trails in the UK.

There are so many awesome mountain bike trails and tracks throughout the UK that it can be difficult to know where to start. However, we’ve put together our list of the Top Twelve Trails in the UK suitable for both families and fanatics, so you can make it your aim of riding them all!

Ashton Court, Bristol

  • The feel: Ashton Court is a great option for those of you in the South West, being just outside the transport hubs of Bristol, and with trails to suit all the family.
  • The rides: There’s a blue trail and a red trail available, making this centre […]
03 8 18

Ride faster and feel better: Cycling fitness and health basics

Want to be faster on the bike? Want to feel awesome off the bike? With a little hard work and training know-how, these things are easily within your grasp.
These are the key things you need to know to get you on track to being a faster, fitter you!

Key Training Principles:

There are three main areas you should work on to build your cycling fitness. Ensuring that you get a good balance of each of these will help you get fitter, faster. If you only devote time to one of these principles your overall fitness will suffer.

High-intensity intervals

  • Ride shorter, go longer! Performing […]
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The Four Fundamentals of Basic Bike Maintenance

There are four fundamental areas you need to know about when maintaining your bike. We’re going to take you through the key aspects of bike maintenance that will save you money replacing worn out parts, keep you safe, and most importantly, keep your bike moving fast so you can beat your buddies up that hill!
! If you’re unsure of which parts of the bike we’re talking about in this blog, check out this handy diagram!

Chain maintenance and lubrication

The most important part of your bike maintenance know-how is understanding how to look after your chain. […]