Read our interview with SeasideCottages.im owner Lynsey. We discuss the best places to ride on the Isle Of Man and our top five tips for people new to riding off – road!
Hope have made a version of their F20 for children. The F12! Is it the perfect pedal for kids? Made from aluminium using the same internals and platform material as the larger pedals these too are also available in Hope’s famous wide range of colour anodising. The platform measures 90 x 90 which would fitContinue Reading Hope F12 Kids Flat Pedal
Early Rider are relatively well know for their stylish and innovative children’s bicycles. They also sell many parts to support those well designed bikes. That’s where these pedals come in. Available standard on their Seeker and Hellion bikes and also via their website on the components store website. The Works pedals are made from aluminiumContinue Reading Early Rider Works Platform Pedal
Having worn out standard allen keys and P handle hex keys and increasingly doing more of my own bike maintenance I decided it was time to upgrade to the Park Tool Sliding T handle set. With eight common sizes from 2mm all the way to 10mm it’s unlikely you’ll need to buy any other sizeContinue Reading Park Tool Sliding T Handle THH-1 Mini Review
Ibis are a long established American brand who have a history with only releasing new bikes every few years. The bikes they make are made to last and usually have some very individual features that make them category winners. The DV9 is no exception.. The DV9 is a carbon hardtail designed to accommodate 29 inchContinue Reading Ibis DV9 – Mini Review
One of our coached riders had his first experience of road racing on a closed road circuit. We wanted to share his account of the experience and learning new skills under pressure such as when to attack, pacing and how to ride in a peleton which ultimately led to a category win! 1). Loved it!Continue Reading First Road Racing Experience..
Here is all you need to know about how to order Pedal To Progression kit. All items offer great value compared to RRP and are available from us at cost price. No mark ups from us to have excellent quality kit! *Image shows XC version of the jersey. Enduro, DH road are available. STEP ONE: ChooseContinue Reading How to order our kit!
My first experience owning a gravel bike has been excellent considering my preferred bikes are mountain bikes. The transition to narrower bars and tyres has been made a lot easier with the high quality and spec of the Giant Revolt. The paint job alone makes the bike a stunner. I wasn’t expecting the ‘candy’ paintContinue Reading Giant Revolt Advanced 2 – Mini Review -Gravel Bike
I am pleased to be announced as a finalist of Gef The Mongoose ’30 Under 30′ initiative. Along with their sponsors, Newfield IOM, they look to recognise 30 individuals under the age of 30 who have made themselves a success on the Island. “The visionaries, the leaders, the impressive, the fearless; all in their respectiveContinue Reading ’30 Under 30′ Finalist
Nukeproof Advanced Rim Protection!
Most tyres now have inbuilt protective casing and are better than ever! However it only takes one awkward rock or spike to cause pinch flats, rim dings, tyre burps etc. The last thing you want is a hole in your tyre when your in the middle of the night! Most tyre manufacturers add heavier casing to their tyres which adds weight that riders don’t want to carry, never mind the spare tubes, tyre plugs and patches in your backpack. This can also lose the feel and natural cushioning in the tyres hence why plus sand fat tyres are so popular! Over the past few years engineers have been looking at ways to develop protective systems to help eliminate the chances of punctures.
Current offerings can be up to 4 times as expensive and can be way more challenging to fit! The closest competitor is the flat tyre defender which I have fitted to one of my rear wheels. It is the lightest offering and sold a similar price point as the A.R.D. It is easy to cut and fit but doesn’t offer the same level of dampening.
Enter stage, Nukeproof A.R.D. The ARD has an unusual shape to act as a bump stop between the rim and tyre. This deflects the energy and minimises the opportunity for pinch flats. The “wings” of the ARD protect the rim from dents and dings whilst also allowing the tyres to be seated easily. The insert slides easily into the tyre when one side of the tyre is already fitted.