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Giant Contend AR3 Review

The Giant Contend AR3 is one of the best ‘all rounder’ bikes that we have stock at Westbrook Cycles - Giant claim it’s been designed for use by road riders who have a ‘thirst for adventure’. Translated into the real world, this is a high performance road bike which rides smoothly across a lot of different terrain and riding conditions - it handles smooth tarmac as well as it handles bumpy, uneven roads and even canal towpaths.

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Bike Chains Buying Guide

Bike Chains are an essential part of any bike, whether that’s a road bike, gravel bike, mountain bike, electric bike or commuter bike. Chains are metal links which are secured together with pins, as you cycle - the power of your cycling is transferred through the chain to the cassette and gearing on the bike, moving you forwards.

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GT Transeo Review

The GT Transeo range of hybrids, is one of the most utiliaterian, diverse and useful collections of hybrid bikes on the market. There are plenty of models with different specifications available, including womens GT Transeo models.

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Cannondale Tesoro Neo Review

Hybrid Bikes are in a league of their own when it comes to utility, they are able to handle the daily shop, the daily commute - as well as light off road performance, including firetracks and canal towpaths.

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Cycling Commuting Advice And Mistakes

At Westbrook Cycles, every year we supply more and more bikes to commuters. The rise in popularity of hybrid bikes and gravel bikes has seen more and more cyclists looking to commute to work on a bike which is equally capable on tarmac as it is on mild off road conditions.

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Should You Buy Ceramic Bearings?

There are some things in life that never change, regardless of technologies and advancements. One such thing that remains the same, despite all of the technological advancements in mountain bike and road bike technology - is the fact that all of our bikes rely on ball bearings to operate.

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Road Bike Descending Tips

Descending on a road bike is in our opinion, one of the best parts of riding a road bike - after ascending some steep hills, a good stretch of downhill road provides the perfect reward.

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Tips For Cycling In The Wind

The UK is a windy place to head out cycling, especially on higher ground - near where our bike shop is in North Yorkshire. There are some advantages of living in such a windy place, mainly the fact that it’s good for renewable energy!

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Advantages Of Electronic Shifting

Electronic Shifting on both road bikes, gravel bikes and mountain bikes is no longer new technology - with many drivetrain manufacturers such as Shimano & SRAM all having had their electronic shifting options on the markets for many years.

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How To Find New MTB Trails

One of the most challenging and demorailising things for many gravel and mountain bike riders - is finding new trails to ride and enjoy. For many riders, especially those who ride alone, finding the best trails and routes can be very difficult.

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How To Prevent Speed Wobble

If you are reading this article, it’s likely that you have encountered a speed wobble on a road bike. Speed wobbles don’t really need much explanation if you have suffered from one - they can be pretty scary and in some cases, can lead to a crash.

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Two Short Rides Vs One Long Ride

It’s often hard to fit cycling in around everyday life, especially if training for a specific event or fitness goal. One of the questions we see asked the most, is what is best - one big bike ride, or two smaller ones?!

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How To Improve Cycling Braking Performance

Braking on a bike is not only about performance, it’s also about remaining legal and adhering to bike specific legislation, which dictates that a bike must have working brakes. Bikes used by adults in the UK must have two independent braking systems, namely a front and back brake.

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When To Replace Bike Chainrings & Cassette

Although the drivetrain of your bike is not classified as a consumable item, like brake pads are - it’s true that if you do enough mileage, or poorly maintain the drivetrain of your bike - you can expect to wear the drivetrain, requiring replacement components and parts.

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Scott Strike eRide Review

The Strike eRide is a fantastic full suspension electric mountain bike, it’s packed with technology and features that are designed to make this bike one of the very best ways of travelling across varied off-road terrain, from gravel tracks and fire roads to challenging singletrack. In this post, we look at the range in greater detail, examining everything from the bike’s power supply, to its suspension and handling in the real world.

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How To Improve Bike Comfort

One of the biggest barriers to enjoying a new bike, or maximising your performance on the bike - is the comfort of your bikke. There are often times when out riding when pain is good, the pain and burning in your legs as you ascend can be painful but incredibly satisfying, but other forms of pain, caused by discomfort on the bike is never a good thing.

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How To Stop Bike Brakes Squeaking

One of the most irritating things about a bike ride, is having to listen to squealing brakes on your bike - squealing brakes affect all bikes equally, mountain bikes, gravel bikes and road bikes all suffer.

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GT Stomper 20 Review

The GT Stomper 20 is one of the very best investments you can make into ensuring that your child gets a fantastic start into the world of cycling. The Stomper 20 has been designed to provide a fast, controllable and reliable kids bike which can take your child off road, in many ways it’s the first child's bike which can be used for shredding off road trails, and it’s been designed to perfectly meet kids riding requirements.

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Fox Rear Shock Guide

Fox is one of the biggest and best names in mountain bike suspension, designing and manufacturing an incredible range of MTB forks and shocks, which provide excellent performance across all kinds of mountain bikes - from cross country bikes, to enduro mountain bikes as well as downhill mountain bikes.

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Cycle Scheme Mountain Bikes

Although many cyclists do commute on a mountain bike, hybrid bikes and road bikes are more commonly seen - that does not mean though, that you cannot secure yourself an excellent mountain bike with all of the benefits of using a cycle scheme to do so.

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Cannondale Trail Review And Features

At Westbrook Cycles, we are proud to stock and supply the most comprehensive range of Cannondale Bikes available, including the Cannondale Mountain Bike range. One of the biggest ranges of hardtail Cannondale Mountain Bikes is the aptly named Cannondale Trail Hardtail Mountain Bikes.

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Cycle Scheme Electric Bikes

Recent changes to the Cycle Scheme - lifting the previous cap of a maximum bike budget of £1,000 - now sees a range of electric bikes become affordable through the cycle scheme. The budget change has come about because of a number of bikes entering the marketplace, which simply were not affordable sub £1,000.

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Cycle Scheme Road Bikes

There have been exciting changes in the Cycle Scheme recently, whilst the older cycle schemes were capped at £1,000 - the cycle scheme is now uncapped, allowing cyclists to purchase and save on cycle scheme bikes at any price point. The change has come about with the introduction of many different types of bikes into the marketplace, including electric bikes and cargo bikes - which were unavailable at the older price point of sub £1000.

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Fox Fork Buying Guide

At Westbrook Cycles, we are proud to work with some of the biggest and best mountain bike brands in the world, and Fox is certainly a brand which deserves such accolades. Fox has been around in the world of mountain biking since 2001 - this was when Fox launched their own mountain bike suspension fork, which found instant popularity.

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Giant Revolt E Plus Review

At Westbrook Cycles, we are massive fans of drop bar electric gravel bikes - these bikes really can do it all, from swallowing up tarmac miles, to making light work of rough off road terrain. The efficient designs of these gravel bikes are massively assisted by the presence of an electric motor - which allows the riders to travel both further and faster than ever before.

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Giant Stance 29 Review

Taking many of the successful ingredients of the Trance 29, the Stance 29 provides great performance, at a much lower price point - allowing riders access to a Giant Full Suspension Mountain Bike - at the lowest possible price point. The Giant Stance is built around 29 inch wheels and is designed to do it all - it’s designed to be the only trail bike that a rider would ever need - there’s 130mm of travel upfront, and 120mm of rear travel - thanks to Giant’s flexpoint suspension.

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GT Avalanche Sport Hardtail Mountain Bike

GT Design and Manufacture an excellent range of hardtail mountain bikes, representing fantastic value for money. These GT hardtail mountain bikes are ideal for those riding a range of cross country terrain, but especially those riding gravel roads, fire tracks, grassland and tarmac on rides such as the daily commute.

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GT eGrade Current Review

GT is one of the most iconic bike brands in the world, but they are mostly known for their excellent range of mountain bikes - now more than ever, they are pushing the boundaries of what is capable in the world of gravel bikes, as well as electric gravel bikes. GT in our opinion always provides excellent bikes, at great price points - and their electric gravel range is no exception.

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GT Zaskar LT Review And Features

The GT Zaskar LT is one of the most historic names in mountain biking. First introduced way back in 1991, the Zaskar has won world cup championships in so many different mountain bike disciplines. In recent years, the GT Zaskar has been revamped, and in this post we look at the old, but new GT Zaskar LT.

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How To Make Gravel Bikes More Comfortable

At Westbrook Cycles, we speak to many customers who ask us about what they can do to make their gravel bike more comfortable. This is usually after they have invested in their first or second gravel bike, and are already enjoying all of the benefits of being able to ride wherever they want to, whenever they want to - away from traffic, and into off road terrain.

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Moterra Neo 3+ Review

At Westbrook Cycles, we are massive fans of the Cannondale Bike Range - we have been selling a huge amount of Cannondale Gravel Bikes, alongside their range of mountain bikes. At the premium and most capable side of their mountain bike range, sits the Cannondale Moterra collection. The Moterra is available in Carbon 1, Carbon SE, Carbon 2, Carbon 3+, Neo 4 and Neo 5.

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Scott Aspect 950 Review And Specifications

At Westbrook Cycles, we are massive fans of Scott Hardtail Mountain Bikes. We find that they provide the perfect balance of efficient performance across a wide variety of terrain, alongside plenty of singletrack capability - which sees these bikes become go anywhere mountain bikes, especially for those up for a challenge.

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Scott Roxter 24 Review And Specs

At Westbrook Cycles, we have been increasing our range of kids mountain bikes - and with our close relationship with Scott, it’s no surprise that we have been adding an excellent range of Scott Kids Bikes into stock. The Roxter 24 is an important part of the kids Scott Bike lineup, and for good reason, it’s a bike which ticks a lot of boxes and is incredibly fun to ride.

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Scott Scale 980 Review And Specs

At Westbrook Cycles, we are huge fans of the Scott Hardtail Mountain Bike Range. In our opinion, the hardtail range from Scott covers all riding requirements and all budgets. These hardtails are at home on the daily commute, as much as they are at home crossing challenging terrain

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Cannondale Topstone Neo Range Review

Cannondale have long held the position as one of the top brands when it comes to gravel bikes, but for a long time their electric gravel bike range consisted of just the incredibly high end Topstone Carbon Neo. Whilst the Topstone Carbon Neo, with its lefty fork, Bosch motor and carbon fibre frame is fantastic, you pay for the quality - and the prices of the Carbon Neo ranged from £4,000 to £8,000.

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Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Red eTap AXS Review

One of the most exciting names for any road bike, comes in a range of exciting colours and metallic paint schemes - with metallic frames and retro tyres with tanwalls - makes this one of the most exciting road bikes on the market.

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Cannondale Supersix EVO CX Review And Specs

At Westbrook Cycles, we are proud to stock and supply an excellent range of Cyclocross Bikes - and Cannondale have long held their dominant market position when it comes to designing and manufacturing the very best cyclocross bikes, at all budgets and price points. In recent years, the Cyclocross range from Cannondale has been overhauled, with the Super X being discontinued and being replaced with the Supersix Evo CX.

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Cannondale Scalpel Review

The Scalpel is one of the most well known full suspension mountain bikes on the market, the first Cannondale Scalpel was launched way back in 2001. When first launched, the Scalpel was designed to draw racers away from hardtail mountain bikes, instead choosing to fit short travel suspension.

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What to Wear Winter Mountain Biking

At Westbrook Cycles, we understand that it’s not just the bike itself which makes for an enjoyable day out mountain biking, although it certainly helps! Equally important, is a massive range of...

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Winter Road Cycling Clothing Guide

If you live and ride in the UK, it’s likely that you will have to encounter some pretty miserable weather conditions if you want to ride any other time than over the few weeks that we can...

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Mudguards Buying Guide

Like many components that we discuss here on The Blog, mudguards are not the most exciting bits of kit that we get into the shop here at Westbrook Cycles. Mudguards are however, pretty...

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How To Upgrade Your Mountain Bike

At Westbrook Cycles, the mountain bike side of our business is split into a couple of different parts - mainly the sales of full and ready to ride mountain bikes, and the sales and supply of a range...

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Mountain Bike Tyres Guide

Mountain Bike Tyres are designed for off road use, and typically feature raised tread patterns known as either ‘knobs’ or ‘lugs’ which dig into loose material and ground, providing the best...

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Mountain Bike Helmets Guide

Across the full Mountain Bike industry, and the cycling industry in general, technological advancements have made the sport not only more fun, but also a lot safer. Not surprisingly one of...

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The New Cannondale SuperSix Evo At Westbrook Cycles

The previous version of the Cannondale SuperSix Evo has proven over the years to be an incredibly fast road racing bike, winning numerous awards for its innovative, lightweight design. With this iteration...

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Best Electric Mountain Bikes under £2,500

Electric Mountain Bikes have truly revolutionised mountain biking in recent years, and here at Westbrook Cycles - even our most traditionalist and purist mountain biking customers have recently...

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Coil VS Air Suspension Forks MTB | Westbrook Cycles

The Mountain Bike Industry, in fact the cycling industry in general is one of the most interesting - with developments and innovative technologies being developed all of the time. There are...

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Best Electric Mountain Bikes | Westbrook Cycles

Electric Mountain Bikes are the most technologically advanced mass market mountain bikes for sale. The research and design, as well as the quality of components used within these bikes is reflected...

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Full Suspension or Hardtail Mountain Bikes | Westbrook Cycles

At Westbrook Cycles, we advise many customers about whether or not to choose a full suspension mountain bike, or a hardtail mountain bike. A lot of the time, there is no right or wrong answer, but...

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Best Mountain Bikes for Everyday Use | Westbrook Cycles

At Westbrook Cycles, this is a question we hear a lot from our customers - what mountain bike is best for everyday use? Everyday use is of course different for each and every rider, with...

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Electric Mountain Bike VS Regular Mountain Bike | Westbrook Cycles

At Westbrook Cycles, in recent years all of our team have become massive fans of electric mountain bikes, although it took some of our ‘purist’ team members slightly longer than others to realise...

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Clipless Pedals Online from Westbrook Cycles

Clipless Pedals are one of the most important developments in cycling technology. Heavily inspired by the world of skiing, clipless pedals connect the rider to the pedals in an incredibly efficient way...

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Winter Road Bikes, Winter Spec Bikes from Westbrook Cycles

As a company full of cycling enthusiasts, it’s no surprise that we look for almost any opportunity to buy an extra bike to add to our collections. Increasingly, we have been, and witnessed our...

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Best Bikes for 10-12 Year Olds

At Westbrook Cycles, we understand the importance of cycling with a family - and it’s as enjoyable seeing your children enjoy the freedom of riding a bike, as cycling yourself. Combining the two together...

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Buying Your First Road Bike

At Westbrook Cycles, we are lucky enough to be based in the beautiful market town of Stokesley, surrounded by brilliant roads which criss cross beautiful countryside, including the North Yorkshire Moors...

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Best Road Bikes for Climbing Hills

If there is one thing guaranteed when road cycling, it’s that at some point or another you will encounter a hill - usually or on a long and winding country B-road. Although hills can be hard work, they...

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Best Mountain Bikes for under £1,000

There’s not a massive amount in the world you can get now for £1,000, but you can still get a fantastic quality mountain bike - capable of getting you well and truly off the beaten track for adventures...

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Best Bikes for a Coast to Coast Ride

At Westbrook Cycles, our staff and customers love a cycling challenge - and cycling challenges do not get much more iconic than doing a coast to coast ride in the North of England. One of the most...

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Best Road Bikes for under £1,000

Road Bikes are some of our best selling products here at Westbrook cycles, we have worked hard to make sure we have the perfect range of road bikes for all cycling preferences and requirements...

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Best Triathlon Helmets 2019

Aero Helmets, when worn for a triathlon or similar race undoubtedly receive a few glances - thanks to their distinctive, aerodynamic shape. Aero Helmets are a popular choice however, for a...

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Road Bike Disc Brakes VS Rim Brakes

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply a massive range of both Rim Brakes and Disc Brakes for all kinds of bikes. These are supplied both fitted to new bikes delivered complete, as well as...

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Best Mountain Bike Cleaning Products

A lot of people invest good money in their mountain bikes, not only spending a lot of money when they first purchase their mountain bike - but also spending money on a range of upgraded...

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Best Mountain Biking Shorts

If you mention cycling clothing to anybody, it’s almost guaranteed that their first thought will fall to lycra and all kinds of revealing ensembles. There are of course, many different disciplines and types of...

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Affordable Carbon Fibre Road Bikes

As many hobbies in life, there has to be a balance between money spent VS enjoyment, with hobbies such as cycling easily swallowing thousands, and if not - tens of thousands of pounds. At Westbrook...

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Cycling Hill Climbing Advice

On our doorstep here at Westbrook Cycles, across the North Yorkshire Moors are some of the most beautiful, but steepest roads in England. Although there are certain parts of the country, where long cycles...

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What To Pack On A Mountain Bike Ride

Mountain Biking provides an unparalleled sense of freedom, allowing riders to journey off road to remote and far-flung locations that people just cannot reach or see, during their day to day lives. The...

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Best Cycle Ride Nutrition

Regardless of whether you are out for a long day mountain biking, or taking part in a road cycling competition where speed is key - keeping your internal energy levels topped up with the right nutrition...

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Best Bike Travel Cases And Bags

No matter where you live in the UK, there’s some fantastic places to cycle - the call of further off destinations however, cannot be ignored. Whether it’s road cycling across the majestic roads of islands...

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Best Bikes for City Cycling

We handpick a range of bikes that have been designed, and are perfectly matched for cycling across cities. These bikes are used for everything from seeing friends and getting about on a...

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Beginner Mountain Bikes

We believe everybody can remember the very start of their mountain biking journey, instead of riding along complete flat and smooth ground - the first mountain bike ride can be an equally scary...

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Intermediate Mountain Bikes

We know how important is to buy the right bike for your requirements - and that’s why our customer services teams are equipped with all of the knowledge required for our customers to make the...

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Advanced And Expert Mountain Bikes

We know the importance of ensuring that you choose the right mountain bike for your riding requirements, as well as ambitions. If you get this balance right, you can find the perfect mountain bike...

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Beginner Road Bikes

We deal with customers of all cycling capabilities - from athlete level cyclists right across to complete novices, and we deal with each customer exactly the same. Providing them with access to the...

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Intermediate Road Bikes

Road Bikes follow the same key design principles, they are lightweight, they feature dropped handlebars, have narrow wheels and tyres, usually have a carbon fibre fork and do not feature any...

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Gravel Bikes Explained

Although at first glance, a gravel bike can look just like a cyclocross bike but they are actually very different propositions and in this post we look at exactly what a gravel bike is, and why...

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What is the Best Wheel Size for Mountain Bikes?

Mountain Bike wheels have to perform in some incredibly difficult situations, as well as powering you across rough terrain - they need to be able to soak up damage from impacts with...

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Best Reflective Cycling Clothing

At Westbrook Cycles, we are proud to stock and supply an excellent range of Reflective Clothing suitable for all kinds of cycling & mountain biking. This range of reflective clothing holds...

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Best Mountain Bikes for Recreational Riding

Mountain Biking is one of the very best recreational hobbies that you can do, getting you outside in the fresh air - whilst getting you fitter and stronger in the process. Mountain Biking does...

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2020 Electric Mountain Bikes

The start of the year is always a really exciting time for us here at Westbrook Cycles, it’s the time of year when we get our hands on the very latest releases from bike manufacturers...

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2020 Electric Road Bikes

Electric Bikes are one of the most exciting additions and innovations to hit the world of cycling,  and they are becoming increasingly popular in road bike format. Electric Road Bikes provide...

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2020 Scott Mountain Bikes

Scott is one of the brands that we work with most closely here at Westbrook Cycles, for so many different reasons. As well as representing excellent value for money for the specification...

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2020 Mountain Biking Body Armour

The New Year is always a really exciting time for us here at Westbrook Cycles, we finally get our hands and can supply all of the latest stock that our suppliers have been working on for the...

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Road Cycling Shorts Buying Guide

Cycling Clothing gets a bad press here in the UK, with many non cyclists choosing to laugh and take the mickey out of road cyclists, adorned in lycra and tight fitting materials...

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Road Cycling Jersey Buying Guide

At Westbrook Cycles, we do not just supply a range of bikes online - we also supply a massive range of cycling clothing and accessories, with one of the most popular product groups we sell...

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Mountain Bike Jersey Buying Guide

Although it’s easy to assume that cycling jerseys are the reserve of road cyclists, there’s actually a fantastic range of Mountain Bike Jerseys available to buy. These Jerseys differ from cycling...

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Best Baggy Mountain Bike Shorts

Although tight lycra can look pretty cool, there’s nothing really cooler than baggy mountain bike clothing, manufactured by some of the coolest and most respected mountain bike...

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Best Cycling Overshoes

If you cycle in the UK, it’s likely that you have encountered some pretty harsh weather - whether it was out riding when it starts snowing, or battling torrential rain and strong winds in...

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Common Mountain Bike Drivetrain Replacement Parts

At Westbrook Cycles, we are proud to stock and supply a fantastic range of Mountain Bikes, all of which have been handpicked from the world’s best mountain bike manufacturers...

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Best Way to Upgrade Your Mountain Bike Components

If you are into your mountain biking it’s likely that you will be, or have in the past, considered how to improve the ride and upgrade the performance you get from your mountain bike...

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Best Way to Upgrade Road Bike Components

Upgrading the components on a road bike oddly has some stigma attached to it. It’s true in 99% of cases that it’s easier to improve your riding performance by riding more, improving your...

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Mountain Bike Grips Buying Guide

At Westbrook Cycles, we place massive importance on the contact points that a mountain bike has with it’s rider - mainly the handlebars, bike grips, saddle, as well as pedals. Getting...

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Mountain Bike Disc Brake Guide

Almost everybody who rides a Mountain Bike, or has bought a Mountain Bike in recent years, will be riding a bike which has been fitted with Disc Brakes. Disc Brakes have long been the brake...

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Preparing You And Your Mountain Bike for Mud

If you ride your mountain bike in the UK, there’s a few guarantees when it comes to riding conditions - you will have experienced unpleasant weather, and you will also have experienced...

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Aftermarket And Upgraded Mountain Bike Forks | Westbrook Cycles

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock a fantastic range of aftermarket mountain bike forks which we supply to customers looking to upgrade the suspension forks on their mountain bikes...

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Aftermarket And Upgraded Road Bike Forks | Westbrook Cycles

Although road bikes are pretty simple machines - it does have some incredibly important parts - one of the most important, being road bike forks. These forks deliver power and steering...

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Valentine's Day Gifts For Mountain Bikers

If your valentine is a keen mountain biker, then you are lucky - not only are they more than likely incredibly cool, as well as physically fit - Valentines day, and other gift giving occasions...

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Mountain Biking And Coronavirus | Westbrook Cycles

We think it’s fair to say that nobody has now not heard of Coronavirus - and the effects that it has had on people’s work, shopping habits, hobbies and general behaviour. At the moment, we are...

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Valentine's Day Gifts For Road Cyclists

If your partner or valentine this year is big into their road cycling - you have come to the right place to find the perfect gift for them. The road cycling industry is absolutely full of fantastic gifts...

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Coronavirus and Road Cycling | Westbrook Cycles

Most of our lives have now been affected by Coronavirus in some way - and professional sports, including road cycling - have been particularly hard hit. We don’t know of any cycling events...

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Cycling at Home during Coronavirus Outbreak | Westbrook Cycles

Cyclists are a resilient bunch, and it’s been widely reported that both professional and amateur cyclists are meeting in virtual reality to work out at home. Across countries such as Spain...

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Coronavirus - Time To Encourage Cycling

Transport is one of the biggest concerns with the outbreak of Coronavirus - and as part of social distancing measures, it’s become very difficult getting from one place to another - avoiding...

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Snapped/Broken Chainstay | Westbrook Cycles

At Westbrook Cycles, we supply all of the parts required to keep your road bike or mountain bike in tip top riding condition. This means supplying a massive range of components and...

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Snapped/Broken Gear Hangers | Westbrook Cycles

At Westbrook Cycles, as well as supplying a range of new road & mountain bikes to our customers - we also carry stock of, and supply a massive range of components which have been designed...

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Snapped/Broken Road Bike Forks Guide | Westbrook Cycles

At Westbrook Cycles, we not only supply our customers with a full range of new road bikes and mountain bikes - but also with a complete range of replacement parts and components, to...

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Coil VS Air Suspension MTB Shocks | Westbrook Cycles

At Westbrook Cycles, nobody understands how quickly the industry can change - more than us. Each year, we see all kinds of different products come through our doors, some of which are massive...

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Kids Full Suspension Mountain Bikes for Sale | Westbrook Cycles

Full Suspension Mountain Bikes are the ultimate in mountain bike performance, boasting suspension at the front and rear of the bike - in the form of a rear shock and front suspension forks...

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Excuses to Buy Another Bike | Westbrook Cycles

At Westbrook Cycles, we are lucky to have access to the very best and most exciting bikes from the world’s leading manufacturers of both mountain and road bikes. One of the issues that...

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When To Buy A New Mountain Bike | Westbrook Cycles

Mountain Bike enthusiasts will face the question of whether to buy a new mountain bike - throughout their mountain biking career. Usually balancing out the desire for increased performance, as...

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When To Buy A New Road Bike

The above question is one of the most difficult questions that road bikers face, when to replace their current road bike with a newer bike. There’s an ever changing landscape of road bikes - with...

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Road Bike Beginner Essentials

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have seen a massive number of customers finding road cycling for the first time, or returning to road cycling after a lengthy break from riding. These...

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Mountain Bike Beginner Essentials

At the moment, we are speaking to and dealing with more and more customers who are either getting into mountain biking for the first time, or getting back into mountain biking for the first...

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Mountain Bike Price Ranges

There are plenty of fantastic mountain bikes available for under £500 - and at Westbrook Cycles, in working with the very best mountain bike manufacturers, we have confidence in each...

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Road Bike Price Ranges

At Westbrook Cycles, we speak to customers both over the phone and in our North Yorkshire shop - and one of the most common budgets we hear customers wanting to stick to for a...

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Starting Mountain Biking During Coronavirus

Although Coronavirus is one of the most devastating health pandemics the world has ever seen, it’s had a few strange consequences. There is less traffic on the road than ever before, pollution...

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Does an Electric Bike still Burn Calories?

"Does an Electric Bike aid weight loss, and burn calories?" is one of the most common questions we get asked here at Westbrook Cycles. The team here is split when it comes to the popularity...

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Beginner Mountain Bike Mistakes

At Westbrook Cycles, during the Covid lockdown we are supplying a massive array of road bikes and mountain bikes to beginner cyclists, or cyclists who have not ridden in a long time - and...

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Downhill Mountain Bike Tips For Beginners

Downhill Mountain Biking is without doubt the most exciting and white knuckle experience you can have whilst mountain biking. Downhill mountain biking is all about getting to the top...

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Avoiding Saddle Soreness When Cycling

Saddle Soreness is one of the most frustrating parts about cycling, especially if you are getting back on the bike after some time not riding. It’s very easy to head out on a bike all guns...

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Mountain Bike Trail - Colour Grading Explained

In the UK - there are many businesses and trail centres investing masses of time and money in creating a fantastic network of mountain bike trails, at their dedicated trail centres, which...

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Electric Mountain Bike VS Traditional Mountain Bike

At Westbrook Cycles, we are run by staff who are all mountain bike fans in some formats - whilst some shun the rise of the electric mountain bike, more and more are regarding electric...

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How to Improve Singletrack MTB Performance

Singletracks are one of the most rewarding types of mountain bike terrain - not only do singletracks test the mountain biker across the fastest and most fun terrain - they also snake through...

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Are Scott Mountain Bikes Good?

At Westbrook Cycles, we avoid brands which do not reach the high standards of bike and components that we are willing to supply to our customers. In our experience, cheaper bike brands provide...

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Are GT Mountain Bikes Good?

At Westbrook Cycles, we are proud to stock and supply the full collection of GT Mountain Bikes. GT was one of the first brands involved in the world of mountain biking, and today faces tough...

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Are Cannondale Mountain Bikes Good?

At Westbrook Cycles, we only ever stock bike brands who we know design and manufacture high quality mountain bikes at a range of different price points and levels. We never...

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Mountain Biking Styles

At Westbrook Cycles, we love the fact that our range of bikes caters for any mountain biker looking for a top quality mountain bike - which has been thoughtfully designed, is fit for purpose...

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Mountain Biking Terrain Beginners Guide

All of us have a pretty good idea with what a bike does and looks like - but as you look closer at cycling and biking - you begin to notice and learn of different bike styles and types, all of which...

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Reasons To Buy The Cannondale Topstone

At Westbrook Cycles, in recent years and especially during the increase in cycling during the Coronavirus outbreak, we have been supplying our customers with an increased range...

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Gravel Bike VS Mountain Bike

It’s often said - that the current range of gravel bikes are just old mountain bikes - and we can see why this is said (even when tongue in cheek!) Gravel Bikes do share a lot of the geometry...

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Gravel Bike VS Road Bike

All kinds of different cycling disciplines are fantastic in their own way - and much in the same way that it’s not a fair comparison to compare mountain bikes to road cycling - there are some...

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Tips For Your First Commute By Bike

The Coronavirus outbreak has made commuting via bike more important than ever, especially with commuters being encouraged to avoid cramped and busy public transport, such as...

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Tips For Winter Cycling Commutes

Cycling can be one of the most joyous activities in the UK - when the weather is right. When the weather gets tough however, is when some fairweather cyclists take a break from cycling...

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Mountain Biking Basics

During the Covid-19 outbreak, the cycling industry has had to deal with an unprecedented demand for all kinds of different bikes - with customers getting into cycling for the...

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What Are Hardtail Mountain Bikes Good At?

Hardtail mountain bikes are often overlooked in favour of more expensive, more impressive full suspension mountain bikes which do a better job of crashing down, downhill trails...

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Why Choose A Full Suspension Mountain Bike?

Full Suspension Mountain bikes are the ultimate mountain bike to own - they are crammed with components, and rear and front suspension makes soaks up the uneven terrain found...

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Reasons To Buy A Gravel Bike

At Westbrook Cycles, we have been busier than ever through the CoronaVirus pandemic - and although we briefly halted web sales - we soon got the e-commerce side of our business back...

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Coronavirus And Cycling To Work

In the UK, everybody’s life has been touched by Coronavirus in some way or another - for some, it’s been a case of staying isolated, for some it’s been working on hospital wards full of...

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Disc Brake Road Bikes VS Rim Brake Road Bikes

Disc Brakes have been used on road bikes for some time now, on both amateur bikes and those riding professionally. Rim brakes do remain popular with many cyclists, especially traditionalist...

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Pannier Buying Guide

Panniers are one of the most important and effective ways to travel on your bike - being able to carry everything from your laptop and work files, right across to your camping equipment. Panniers...

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Bottle And Cage Buying Guide

Water is one of the most important elements in any athlete's performance, our bodies are made up of  60% water - and it's easy to know when we are becoming dehydrated - our bodies can not...

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Bike Lock Buying Guide

Bike locks, aside from the usual safety equipment such as a helmet - is one of the most important things that you can buy to protect your bike. These locks are important for all bike owners, but...

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Road Bike Seatpost Buying Guide

A seatpost is one of the most cost effective upgrades you can make to your road bike - it’s an easy way to shave some grams off the weight of your bike - whilst adding comfort, with weight...

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Road Bike Frame Materials

Advances in road bike technology means that now more than ever, there’s a massive range of bikes to choose from - ranging from specific road bikes, designed for either comfort or pure speed...

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Road Bike Wheel Buying Guide

All components on a road bike are important, and all play their part in providing you with a safe and strong performance. Road Bike Wheels are amongst the most important, with a set of road bike...

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Mountain Bike Wheel Buying Guide

There are so many different styles and types of mountain biking, that each component and mountain bike is very different. Wheels are an incredibly important piece of equipment on a bike...

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What To Wear Road Cycling in Winter

Just because the weather is turning cold, there’s no need to stop cycling during the autumn and winter months, or even in early spring. These months provide some of the very best and most...

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What To Wear Road Cycling In Summer

Summer is understandably the best time in the UK to head out on the road bike, long days and good weather make for some fantastic and comfortable days out - enjoying the very best of the...

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What To Wear Downhill Mountain Biking

Downhill Mountain Biking is about as exciting as it gets on two wheels, the clue in what this type of riding involves is in the name - it involves riding down bike trails and tracks, which have been specifically...

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Things Not To Wear When Cycling

If you are new into cycling, or have gotten back into cycling after a hiatus - be that mountain biking or cycling on the roads, it’s easy to find the experience a little more uncomfortable than...

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Winter Road Bike Tyres Buying Guide

If, like many riders in the UK - you plan on riding throughout the colder and wetter winter months in the UK - whether that’s to maintain fitness levels, or as part of needing to ride to get around...

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Cyclocross Bike Buying Guide

Cyclocross is one of the most varied types of cycling that any rider can do - combining sections of both road work and off road work - allowing the rider to navigate all terrain types, either...

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How to Descend on a Road Bike

Road Bikes provide some incredibly exciting riding - and it’s important to remember that what goes up, must come down. So if you enjoy the ups and downs (literally) of riding around the UK...

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How To Ride Steep MTB Trails

If you have ever sat at the top of the trail and thought "That looks very, very steep!" then this article will be well worth reading, because in it - the mountain bikers in the team here at...

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How To Cycle Into A Headwind

Heading into the winter months, cycling in adverse weather conditions is sadly part and parcel of life, if you want to continue riding and commuting during the colder months. One of the main...

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Reasons To Ride In The Rain

If you ride your road bike long enough in the UK - there will come a time when you get caught in the rain - and in our experience here at Westbrook Cycles - we recommend tackling the rain...

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Reasons To Mountain Bike In The Dark

During the winter months here in the UK, as long as the autumn and spring months - it can get pretty dark, pretty early in the evening. This can mean that mountain biking is the reserve of either...

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Mountain Biking And Weight Loss

An article about weight loss is not the usual format for our posts here at Westbrook Cycles, but after our own experiences and the experiences of many of our customers, the link between mountain...

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Tips For Overcoming Fear When Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking is one of the most white knuckle, adrenaline fuelled hobbies you can have - and this applies when you ride recreationally, as well as when you ride competitively. It’s...

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How To Mountain Bike For Longer

Mountain Biking is best done over longer distances - spending hours and hours out on the mountain bike is how you can access the very best, remote areas, as well as get the maximum benefits...

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How To Ride Faster On Your Mountain Bike

Riding your mountain bike is usually the name of the game if you are a recreational rider, it’s most definitely the name of the game if you ride competitively or professionally...

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How To Sell Your Mountain Bike For More Money

If you are looking to sell your mountain bike, either to free up some cash - or to fund a new mountain bike, there’s a number of things you can do to maximise the money you get for your bike...

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How To Sell Your Old Bike Online

At Westbrook Cycles, we speak to lots of customers who have come to us to purchase a new bike - who have an old bike that they need to sell. Reasons for selling an old bike are numerous...

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Tips For Mountain Biking In A Group

Mountain Biking can be an incredibly social sport, allowing you to meet all kinds of different riders and people - improving and enjoying your mountain biking more and more in the process...

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Tips For Mountain Biking Alone

Mountain Biking is a fantastic sport, with one of the reasons it’s so good being the fact that it can be enjoyed either with a group, or completely alone - allowing you to ride how you want, depending...

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How To Increase E-MTB Range

Those among us who ride an electric mountain bike, will probably be aware of the term - electric mountain bike range anxiety. We have all experienced it, you are off road far away from home...

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Headset Buying Guide - Mountain Bike And Road Bike | Westbrook Cycles

Welcome to Westbrook Cycles' bicycle headset guide. With so many different types of bike headset available, we realise it can be tricky to find the correct one for your bike. What is a bike...

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Are Gravel Bikes Good For Commuting?

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply a range of bikes to customers looking for their ideal commuter bike. The increase in the popularity of Gravel Bikes in recent years, we are finding that this...

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Sportive Cycling Mistakes

Sportive Races are hugely popular all over the world as well as here in the UK. Sportive Bike Races can be compared to running a marathon for a runner. Sportive races are usually between 50...

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Winter Cycle Commuting Guide

Whilst some of us will look outside and have the darker nights creeping in and be tempted to put our bikes away for the winter months, many who commute to work will be continuing with...

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What Are Cyclocross Bikes?

There can be quite a bit of confusion around exactly what a Cyclocross Bike is and what they are used for. To the untrained eye, a Cyclocross Bike looks just like a road bike - but in fact they...

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How To Cycle Past Horses

If you cycle on UK roads, especially rural roads - you will be all too familiar with the other road users that you have to share the road network with. Typically, as cyclists we can come across...

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Are Wider Road Bike Tyres Better?

In the earliest days of road bikes, when road surfaces were poorer than they are today (hard to believe sometimes!) road bikes were fitted as standard with larger, fatter tyres. As advancements...

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Should I Use Bike Lights During The Day?

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply a massive range of bike lights suitable for mountain bikes and road bikes. Supplying a lot of these lights to our customers lead us to conversations...

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Cycling In Low Winter Sun

There is certainly some irony in writing about the risks and challenges associated with cycling in sunlight, during the winter months - when sunlight can seem a rare occasion. In truth, winter...

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Best Mountain Bike Tyres For Different Surfaces

Mountain Bikes usually come with a decent set of tyres on them, which allows for all kinds of mountain biking to be carried out across a wide range of different terrain - across different...

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Getting Your Mountain Bike Ready For Winter Mud

If you ride your mountain bike during the winter months, you will of course encounter rain, grime, muck and mud on almost every ride. Although the British winter weather may not appeal...

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How To Refurbish And Refresh An Old Bike

Your Mountain Bike or Road Bike will more than likely feel like an old friend, a bike you have owned for a while will feel familiar and you can expect to understand how the bike performs, knowing...

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Mountain Bike Tyre Guide

Mountain Bike tyres provide the only contact that you and your bike will have with the ground that you are travelling across, and with mountain biking taking place over incredibly varied...

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Road Bike Tyre Guide

Road Bike tyres are massively important to every rider hitting the roads, as the only component of the bike that should ever be touching the ground - they are responsible in no small part for...

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When To Replace Bike Tyres

Whether you ride a mountain bike or a road bike, the importance of tyres on your bike remains the same. Tyres are the only component which is in contact with the ground, and it’s therefore...

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How To Ride Over Wet Roots

Mountain biking throws up all kinds of obstacles and terrain to cross, with wet roots being one of a long list of obstacles that require concentration and skills to negotiate safely. Wet roots...

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What Is A Smart Trainer?

Smart Trainers have been growing in popularity massively in recent years, with many cyclists choosing to switch their winter training schedule indoors thanks to the invention of these clever...

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Indoor Cycling Guide

There will never be a replacement for cycling outside, encountering new people, the great British countryside, beautiful winding roads and incredibly challenging routes. There are times...

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Best Cycling Energy Bars

Road Cycling and Mountain Biking is an intense activity, providing not only a cardiovascular workout - but also a workout for your muscles, including your core. Cycling over longer...

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Gravel Bike Clothing Guide

Gravel Bikes provide the perfect halfway house between mountain biking, and road cycling. Does this mean that the clothing and gear needed for gravel bike riding sits somewhere between...

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Gravel Bike Skills And Techniques

Riding Gravel is here to stay, with more riders than ever purchasing and enjoying using gravel bikes to provide their cycling fix. Allowing road bike type performance, with the ability to enjoy...

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Sore Neck Whilst Cycling

The neck is one of the areas of the body which can suffer from strain and pain when riding on the roads, with hours spent in the saddle - with the neck and head held at an unnatural angle...

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Is It Worth Making Your Mountain Bike Tubeless?

Tubeless tyres have been taking both the mountain biking and road cycling industry by storm in recent years, promising massive benefits over traditional tyre setups. The amount of...

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How To Make A Mountain Bike More Comfortable

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply a massive range of new mountain bikes - encompassing both full suspension and hardtail mountain bikes. One of the biggest questions that...

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Reasons To Wear A Cycling Jersey

At Westbrook Cycles, we cannot think of anything but a cycling jersey to head out on the bike in - whether it’s a mountain bike jersey or a road bike jersey, we find the performance of a...

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Which Parts Do You Need To Build A Mountain Bike?

Building your own mountain bike can be a daunting task, but with some patience - plenty of Youtube videos and the right components, mountain bikers can design and build a mountain bike...

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How To Burn More Calories When Cycling

A lot of people use cycling as a low impact form of exercise to help shift weight. As well as being low impact, protecting the joints - cycling is also a very fun and stimulating form of exercise...

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How To Ride Undulating And Rolling Roads

At Westbrook Cycles, based just near the North Yorkshire Moors National Park - we know a thing or two about rolling roads. The local road network over the moors covers some of the most beautiful...

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Bike Brake Pad Buying Guide

Brake Pads are understandably one of the most important components found on a bike - and one of the smallest. Brake Pads, often also known as brake blocks and brake shoes - are massively...

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Bike Brakes Guide

Bike Brakes are a critical part of any bike, be that a BMX, Mountain Bike or Road Bike. Able to bring you to a safe and satisfactory stop in an incredibly short amount of time, braking systems...

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Brake Cables Buying Guide

Brake Cables are used on road bikes, mountain bikes and BMX bikes which use cable pull braking systems. The cables consist of two parts, an inner cable which is made from stainless steel and...

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Road Bike Seatpost Guide

Although it can be quite difficult to get excited about a new road bike seatpost, if you are looking to replace or upgrade the seatpost on your road bike - there are a number of different things to...

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Cold Hands When Cycling

Cycling during the colder, autumn and winter months provides some of the very best cycling there is - whether it’s mountain biking or road biking, stunning scenery and cold, crisp weather makes...

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How To Fall Back In Love With Cycling

Cycling is a fantastic sport, but as with anything in life - a few difficult rides, some poor form and fitness or some bad weather can see your passion and enthusiasm for heading out on the bike...

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Planning Your First Long Road Bike Ride

Road Bikes are designed to cover incredibly long distances at a really good speed - coupled with a decent road network and some route planning, and you can expect to be able to cover good...

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Mountain Bike Parts Explained

Mountain Bikes are amongst the most complicated and technologically advanced bikes available on the market. With so many different mountain bike disciplines, from downhill racing right across...

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Bike Frame Material Choices

In a world of almost endless bike choices - encompassing road bikes, electric bikes, mountain bikes, gravel bikes and hybrid bikes there are so many different choices and options to choose...

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Electric Hardtail Mountain Bike 2021 Guide

Electric Mountain Bikes have easily become our best selling ranges of bikes online here at Westbrook Cycles - with those new to the world of mountain biking, as well as experienced in the...

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Electric Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2021 Guide

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply a complete range of Full Suspension E-Bikes Online. In recent years, we have seen many customers and many members of staff resist the rise of...

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Are Electric Bikes Worth it?

Although the introduction of electric road bikes and electric mountain bikes may seem new - they have existed in various forms for over twenty years. Not until recently has there been such a...

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Why Avoid Cheap Mountain Bikes?

At Westbrook Cycles, we have decades of experience in the cycling industry - encompassing masses of experience with stocking, supplying and most importantly - riding Mountain Bikes...

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Bosch Electric Mountain Bike Guide

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply an excellent selection of Electric Mountain Bikes online. These bikes have been handpicked from the world’s leading manufacturers of mountain bikes...

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Best Disc Brake Road Bikes Under £4,000

The use of Disc Brakes on Road Bikes has caused some strong arguments and debates within the cycling community in recent years, and we don’t think that the debate of Rim Brakes VS Disc...

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Madison Cycling Jackets

Madison designs and manufactures an excellent range of lightweight cycling jackets, for both road cyclists and mountain bikers. These jackets are both thin and lightweight, often designed to...

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Madison Cycling Jerseys Guide/Review

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply the complete range of Madison Jerseys - encompassing both mountain bike jerseys and road bike jerseys. These jerseys have all been designed to...

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Baggy Mountain Bike Shorts Guide

Baggy Mountain Bike Shorts are ideal for everything from cross country mountain bike blasts, right across to the daily commute. Comfortable and stylish enough to look good during all activities...

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Long Finger Cycling Glove Guide

Long Fingered Gloves are perfect for all kinds of cycling disciplines, from fast road riders, mountain bikers and commuters. As with any form of cycling clothing and accessories, the amount of...

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Bib Tights Buying Guide

Bib Tights are the perfect item of clothing to wear when cycling during colder months. These bib tights are suitable for all kinds of cycling, including cross country mountain biking. Most often...

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Correct Tyre Pressures For Mountain Bikes

Tyres are one of the most important elements and components of a mountain bike, being the only thing connecting the bike to the rough, wet and challenging terrain found when mountain...

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Correct Tyre Pressures For Road Bikes

There are many variables to consider when finding the right tyre pressure to use on your road bike, and there’s not one size fits all solution. Gone are the days of inflating road bike tyres to...

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Bike Hub Buying Guide

The Hub is the central part of your bike’s wheels. The hub is the component which allows the bike's wheels to rotate. Hubs are the centre of the bike wheel, and are axle mounted in the...

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How To Choose The Perfect Cycle Jersey

As with any specialist sport, choosing the right equipment and clothing makes life significantly easier. The right cycling jersey for example, makes every ride more comfortable, more...

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Cycling Arm Warmers Guide

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply an excellent range of Cycling Arm Warmers - which are perfect for months in the UK, when the weather can feel changeable. Arm Warmers are the ideal...

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Cycling Cap And Headwear Guide

Cycling Caps and Headwear are designed to keep you riding in a wide variety of weather and riding conditions. As one of the most important parts of the body, we supply a range of...

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Cannondale Gravel Bikes Review And Guide

In recent years, the bike industry has gone a bit gravel bike mad - but no bike brands have invested as heavily into their gravel bike collection, as Cannondale have. The Topstone range in...

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Cannondale Supersix Evo Carbon Disc 105 Review

At Westbrook Cycles, we are massive fans of the Cannondale Supersix Evo Carbon Disc 105. This bike is an award winning machine, racking up a number of industry awards. The bike's history runs...

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Why Buy A GT Grade Gravel Bike?

There are so many reasons to buy a Gravel Bike - seamlessly switching between on road cycling and off road cycling - these bikes can do it all, and handle everything from racing, to touring...

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2021 Cycling Clothing Guide

Most sports and activities, whether it's running or rock climbing - all have special equipment and clothing, and cycling is no different. There are specific clothing options for both mountain bikes...

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Scott Cycling Jackets

At Westbrook Cycles, we have an excellent relationship with Scott - stocking and supplying, not only their excellent range of Mountain Bikes, Gravel Bikes and Road Bikes, but also their...

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Best Cycling Jackets

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply an excellent range of Cycling Jackets. These jackets have been designed using a mix of synthetic and natural martials - providing a warm, comfortable jacket...

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How To Cycle Faster

Although cycling speed may not seem too important when you start out on your cycling interest and journey - it’s one of the easiest ways to record your performance on the bike. With many cycling...

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What To Wear When Cycling To Work

As with any specialist activity, the correct equipment and clothing makes a massive difference - that's why there are different items of clothing for all kinds of sports and activities, from hiking...

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Castelli Classifica Jersey Review

We have been getting our hands on the latest Castelli range, and trying their jerseys out on the roads. In the recent spell of good weather, we have taken out and reviewed the Castelli Classifica...

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Bike Inner Tube Buying Guide

The inner tube is an often overlooked and forgotten about part of the bicycle tyre - doing the hard work in the background. Bicycle inner tubes, whether that’s a road bike, gravel bike or mountain bike inner tube - are usually made from either rubber or latex - and they sit...

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Hybrid Bikes VS Mountain Bike For Kids

If you buy the right bike for your child - they will learn to love cycling both on and off the roads. As they grow older, their bike becomes a good means of transportation - allowing them to explore job opportunities such as paper rounds, and most importantly, allowing you to put...

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Bottom Bracket Buying Guide

The bottom bracket of a bike is hidden away inside the frame of the bike, and it has an important purpose. It has been designed to connect the chainset to the frame itself - allowing the cranks to run smoothly. If you are deciding to replace the bottom bracket of your bike...

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Road Bike Geometry And Handling

The cycling industry, and the road bike industry especially, has undergone a research & development transformation in recent years. Having said that, road bikes remain as they have done...

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Best Bike For A 60 Year Old Man

At Westbrook Cycles, whether it’s online or in our North Yorkshire store - we deal with customers shopping for bikes in so many different ways, and frequently we hear the question - what’s...

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Cycling In London Guide

In recent years, politicians and governments have placed massive emphasis on improving London for cyclists, whilst increasing the number of cyclists using the city. The policies have...

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Beginners Guide To Downhill Mountain Biking

It’s impossible to head out on a mountain bike, through trail parks, forestry or moorland - and not head down a hill. Riding downhill is incredibly good fun, whether that’s reaching...

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How To Choose Your First Bike

At Westbrook Cycles, we speak to many customers coming to us to choose their very first bike. Although most people have ridden a bike before, we find many customers come to us for...

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Track Cycling Introduction And Guide

If you are a keen cyclist, and enjoy seeing the action from the Velodrome from the comfort of your own home - there’s nothing to stop you getting involved with some track cycling...

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How To Get More Aerodynamic On A Road Bike

Aerodynamics are one of the biggest challenges that road cyclists face, especially those who compete. Wind resistance on your body and your bike, is the number one challenge to getting...

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Mountain Bike Fork Maintenance

Mountain Bike Forks are found on both full suspension and hardtail mountain bikes - providing much needed suspension on a mountain bike, when travelling off road. In this post, we look at...

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Bike Fork Buying Guide

Bicycle forks attach your front wheel to the main frame of your bike - via a steering tube that sits in the headset of the bike frame. Forks are found on every single type of bike, mountain...

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Why Upgrade Road Bike Wheels

There are many different reasons to upgrade the wheels on your road bike, ranging from improving performance, right across to personalising the bike's aesthetics. Customers of ours...

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Full Face VS Open Face MTB Helmets

At Westbrook Cycles, we wear a mixture of both full face and open face helmets when out mountain biking, the majority of the decision making when it comes to what helmet to wear, comes...

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Best MTB Goggles 2021

It comes with the territory that mountain biking, especially downhill mountain biking comes with risks - the risk of falling/crashing is part of what makes mountain biking so exciting, but it...

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Gravel Bike VS Hardtail Mountain Bike

At Westbrook Cycles, we have seen an incredible increase in the numbers of people enquiring, buying and enjoying riding Gravel Bikes. Bikes such as the Topstone have done an incredible...

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What Is The Kingpin Suspension System?

The Kingpin Suspension System is a leaf spring suspension system, which is found on the Cannondale Topstone range of Gravel Bikes. This new suspension system allows greater comfort...

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Air Shocks Vs Coil Shocks

At Westbrook Cycles, we have mountain bikers within our team who use different types of shocks on their full suspension mountain bikes, with some using air shocks and others preferring to...

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Indoor Cycling Kit And Clothing Guide

Increases in training technology, now allows cyclists to have a realistic and immersive cycling workout in the comfort of their own home. Years ago, one of the only options of a home cycling...

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Should I Buy Carbon Fibre MTB Wheels

Carbon Fibre Wheels are a mountain bike upgrade which causes some controversy, there are riders who favour, and always will favour aluminium wheels - describing carbon wheels as...

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Best Under £1000 Mountain Bikes

A £1,000 is a fantastic budget for a hardtail mountain bike and once you accept you are not going to spend multiple thousands of pounds on a dream mountain bike, you can search for and enjoy...

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Best Under £750 Mountain Bikes

£750 is a great budget point for getting a high quality, incredibly usable mountain bike. At this price point, you can expect to buy a high quality hardtail mountain bike, with a good standard of...

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Best Under £600 Mountain Bikes

Mountain Bikes can easily cost 10 x £600 for an all singing and all dancing full suspension mountain bike, from one of the world’s leading bike brands such as Scott and Cannondale...

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Best £500 Mountain Bikes

Although cheap mountain bikes fail to perform well in many areas, a fantastic mountain bike can still be purchased for around the £500 mark, the world’s leading bike manufacturers...

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£3000 Mountain Bikes

There is an eye watering range of mountain bikes available, with budgets ranging from around £500 for a good level hardtail mountain bike, to multiple thousands of pounds for race ready...

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£1000 Gravel Bikes

Gravel Bikes are a pretty new kind of bike - they combine the very best of mountain bikes and road bikes - into a package which can be described as an endurance road bike, with larger...

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£1500 Gravel Bikes

At the £1,500 mark - there are a stack of Gravel Bikes which perfectly balance the requirements of value and performance. At this price point, buyers will still have to choose an alloy...

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£2000 To £3000 Gravel Bikes

At a £2,000 budget and above, cyclists can have the pick of the very best gravel bikes on the market. At this budget, there are two main types of gravel bike to choose from - with both types those...

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Sore Hands And Wrists When Cycling

Cycling, especially for longer distances places a number of stresses on the body - and as we ride, we may experience pain & discomfort in a number of places, caused by a number of different...

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Mountain Bike Trousers Guide

Mountain Bike Trousers, also called MTB pants - are a great choice for mountain bikers all year round, but especially when the colder weather bites during the winter months. Mountain bike...

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Mountain Bike Geometry Guide

Mountain Biking is one of the most diverse sports and hobbies in the world, with many mountain bikes being almost completely unsuitable to crossover mountain biking disciplines. Riding...

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Layering Winter Cycling Clothing

The winter months provide plenty of challenges for cyclists, long routes and days out can be restricted by available daylight hours, and the colder/wetter weather can end up ruining what could...

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In Stock Mountain Bikes UK

It’s no secret that mountain bike stock has been limited in recent times, for many different reasons - increased demand for bikes, with more people taking up cycling during lockdown...

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Cannondale Trail Neo Review

The Cannondale Trail Neo is one of our best selling electric mountain bikes here at Westbrook Cycles. This range of electric hardtail mountain bikes is based on the Cannondale Trail Hardtail...

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Scott Scale 970 Review And Specs

At Westbrook Cycles, we are big fans of the Scott Mountain Bike Range. Scott has always accommodated all different mountain bike budgets and requirements, without sacrificing quality...

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GT Zaskar Specifications And Review

The GT Zaskar has been around now for almost thirty years, first being introduced back in 1991 - it’s a model range with plenty to shout about, and the Zaskar range has won world class competitions...

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SuperSix Evo Carbon Disc 105 Specifications And Review

The Cannondale Supersix Evo Carbon Disc 105 Road Bike has built up legendary status in the world of road cycling. Priced at £2,250 this bike provides outstanding performance and...

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Cannondale Topstone 4 Gravel Bike Specs And Review

The Cannondale Topstone 4 is the perfect entry level gravel bike, allowing cyclists access to the brilliant Topstone Gravel Bike range. The Topstone 4 is the perfect bike for those looking to...

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Cannondale Topstone 3 Gravel Bike Specs And Review

The Cannondale Topstone 3 has proven itself a very popular bike, with both customers and staff here at Westbrook Cycles. This mid-range aluminium gravel bike provides, as expected, versatile...

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Rockshox Rear Shock Guide

Rockshox design and manufacture an excellent array of rear shocks, suited to all kinds of mountain bikes. These shocks are often bought by our customers as means of upgrading their full...

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Rockshox Forks Buying Guide

There aren't too many people in the world of mountain biking that have not heard of Rockshox. Founded back in 1989 in North Carolina, the company shortly after setting up, moved to California...

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SRAM MTB Groupset Buying Guide

SRAM is an American bike component bike brand which set the standard for groupsets and chainsets - achieving market domination, in a very short space of time. The product they...

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Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2 RL Review

The Synapse range from Cannondale has long been one of our best selling bike collections here at Westbrook Cycles. The latest version of the Synapse Carbon 2RL retails at £4,000 and...

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Cannondale Trail Review And Specs

The Cannondale Trail range of hardtail mountain bikes are the perfect way to get into recreational mountain biking. The Trail range of bikes are not only suitable for cross country adventures, but...

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Castelli Estremo Gloves Review

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply a large range of Castelli clothing and accessories - including the complete range of Castelli Gloves. One of the warmest, and most popular gloves...

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Castelli Alpha Ros 2 Review

At Westbrook Cycles, we stock an excellent range of Castelli clothing & jackets, with one of the most popular with our staff and customers being the Castelli Alpha Ros 2 Cycling Jacket. The...

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Castelli Alpha Ros 2 Light Jacket Review

The Castelli Alpha Ros 2 Light is the perfect do it all, year round road cycling jacket from Castelli. It’s designed to be worn in temperatures between seven degrees and fifteen degrees...

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