Gravel​ ​riding​ ​is​ ​an​ ​exciting​ ​discipline​ ​of​ ​off-road​ ​cycling​ ​– it’s​ ​about​ ​fun​ ​and​ ​freedom,​ ​adventure​ ​and  even​ ​racing.​ ​Gravel​ ​originates​ ​from​ ​the​ ​USA,​ ​where​ ​rugged​ ​drop-handlebarred​ ​road​ ​bikes​ ​specified​ ​for  the​ ​tough​ ​challenges​ ​of​ ​touring​ ​and​ ​exploring​ ​bumpy,​ ​dusty,​ ​unsurfaced​ ​roads​ ​developed​ ​a​ ​great  following​ ​and​ ​spawned​ ​its​ ​own​ ​unique​ …

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While​ ​British​ ​winter​ ​means​ ​plummeting​ ​temperatures,​ ​darkness​ ​during​ ​rush-hour​ ​and​ ​wet  paths​ ​and​ ​roads;​ ​the​ ​right​ ​bike​ ​accessories​ ​will​ ​keep​ ​you​ ​rubber​ ​side​ ​down,​ ​relatively​ ​safe  and​ ​dry,​ ​and​ ​smiling.​ ​And​ ​while​ ​there​ ​are​ ​many​ ​types​ ​of​ ​cyclist,​ ​there’s​ ​one​ ​thing​ ​that’s​ ​true  for​ ​us​ ​all​ ​–​ ​bike​ ​weatherproofing​ ​is​ …

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Staying​ ​bright​ ​on​ ​your​ ​bike​ ​is​ ​not​ ​only​ ​important​ ​for​ ​safety,​ ​it’s​ ​a​ ​mandatory​ ​requirement​ ​if  you’re​ ​on​ ​UK​ ​roads.​ ​To​ ​be​ ​compliant​ ​with​ ​road​ ​user​ ​regs,​ ​your​ ​bike​ ​needs​ ​a​ ​white​ ​front​ ​light  and​ ​a​ ​red​ ​rear​ ​light.​ ​This,​ ​of​ ​course,​ ​is​ ​to​ ​be​ ​seen​ ​–​ ​but​ ​just​ ​how​ …

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​On​ ​road​ ​or​ ​trail,​ ​cycling​ ​through​ ​the​ ​British​ ​winter​ ​is​ ​the​ ​ticket​ ​to​ ​next-summer​ ​fitness  and​ ​a​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​character-building​ ​accomplishment.​ ​At​ ​Hargroves​ ​Cycles,​ ​we’re​ ​here​ ​to​ ​help  keep​ ​your​ ​year-round​ ​riding​ ​fun​ ​and​ ​safe​ ​–​ ​starting​ ​with​ ​this​ ​guide​ ​to​ ​winter​ ​cycling​ ​kit. IT’S​ ​ALL​ ​ABOUT​ ​THE​ ​BASE For​ …

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Road​ ​or​ ​trail,​ ​day​ ​ride​ ​or​ ​going​ ​full​ ​adventure​ ​tourist,​ ​a​ ​GPS​ ​unit​ ​is​ ​your​ ​digital​ ​route​ ​guide,​ ​a  mapping​ ​buddy​ ​and​ ​cycling​ ​best​ ​friend. Think​ ​you​ ​can​ ​do​ ​without​ ​a​ ​dedicated​ ​GPS​ ​when​ ​you’ve​ ​got​ ​a​ ​phone?​ ​Think​ ​again!​ ​Phones  are​ ​fragile,​ ​constantly​ ​demand​ ​your​ ​attention​ ​and​ ​need​ ​(usually​ …

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A​ ​bike’s​ ​drivetrain​ ​comprises​ ​the​ ​cranks,​ ​front​ ​chainrings,​ ​rear​ ​cassette​ ​and​ ​the​ ​chain,​ ​as​ ​well  as​ ​the​ ​shifters​ ​and​ ​derailleurs​ ​–​ ​also​ ​known​ ​as​ ​mechs.​ ​Together​ ​they’re​ ​a​ ​hugely​ ​important  part​ ​of​ ​your​ ​bike.​ ​Groupsets​ ​are​ ​essentially​ ​the​ ​same​ ​thing,​ ​but​ ​often​ ​also​ ​include​ ​brakes. Though​ ​simple​ ​in​ ​theory,​ ​some​ …

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