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Don't Let Winter Ruin Your Ride

Posted: 01/07/2021 Tips & Tricks

When the wet weather hits, don't put your bike in the shed! There's a way to keep rolling through the winter months without ruining your ride. Here's BMCR's handy guide on Surviving Winter Cycling. Plus some Pete-shaming, which is always fun.   Read More

Tips for Tingles

Posted: 01/03/2021 Guest Posts Tips & Tricks

A mystery client (whose name may or may not rhyme with 'Meet') presents a problem for Holly: a tingly left arm brought on by riding downhill. What could it be? And how does Holly solve it? Get your deerstalker hats ready: we're going in.   Read More

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Posted: 01/02/2021 Tips & Tricks

It's so hot the asphalt is melting but you still want to go for a ride... Should you? Let BMCR be your sweaty weather guide!   Read More

Repairs In The Wild: Punctures

Posted: 01/01/2021 Tips & Tricks

Everything you need to know about repairing flats on the side of the road or out on the trail. Tips, tricks, and why you shouldn't rely on glueless patches.   Read More

The Mystery Noise

Posted: 01/10/2020 Tips & Tricks

A noisy bike is an unhappy bike, but how do you know what's actually causing the issue? We'll show you how to help pinpoint common noise causes, and how to reduce your service bill by doing a bit of simple homework.   Read More

What is the point of a rear derailleur hanger?

Posted: 01/09/2020 Tips & Tricks

Are your bike's gears misbehaving? Have you fiddled with your limit screw to no avail? What's that strange 'ting' noise? The problem could be your rear derailleur hanger. We'll tell you what it does and why, and how to take care of it.   Read More


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