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What are hybrid bikes good for? Should you buy a hybrid bike?

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Halfway between mountain bikes and road bikes, hybrid bikes are incredibly common. Watch people riding to work or pootling around riding spots away from traffic and you’ll see lots of hybrid bikes. But just what qualifies a flat-bar bike as a hybrid bike, and what makes them Britain’s best-selling bike type? In a sensible world, a hybrid bike would just be a bike, and all the specialist bike types would get their own particular names. But the popularity of different bike types follows fashion trends. Before the mountain bike boom of the late ’80s and early ’90s ‘10-speed racers’ and touring...

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Beginner's guide to buying a road bike

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New to road cycling? You're in for a treat! First, let's make sure you get the right road bike for you. In this beginner's road bike guide, we talk about some key factors that you should consider before buying your next road bike at Wiggle. Key factors to consider before buying your first road bike Before you get into buying your first road bike, there are a few key factors that you should consider. The first is whether you want a purebred race bike or a more relaxed geometry (upright position) sportive bike. The second factor is whether you want...

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Ultimate Beginner Guide to Buying a Bicycle

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Buying a bicycle can be intimidating. If you are new to riding, or have been off two wheels for a few years, the choices can seem endless. The aim of this guide is to help you through the key decisions you’re going to need to make and get you set to make a purchase you are happy with for years to come.   1. Why are you buying a bicycle? The number of different types of bike available on the market these days is huge. Later in this blog we will cover the different bikes available, but before we get...

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How to Buy a Bicycle

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When you go to a bike shop to buy a bicycle, you might feel overwhelmed by the selection. Luckily, by doing some background research and appraising your needs, you can easily find the best bike for you. In almost no time, you’ll be ready to put on a helmet and enjoy your new bike! Method1 Picking Out Your Bike 1 Choose a road bike if you’ll be traveling primarily on paved roads. Road bikes are mainly for riding on roads and highways because they have lighter frames, slimmer tires, and no suspension systems that absorb shock.[1] Road bikes are a good...

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Wheel Fit Size System Explained

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New for 2018 is Polygon’s Wheel Fit system, part of Polygon’s constant effort to improve their bikes and rider performance. The Wheel Fit system ditches the old rhetoric that says 29 inch wheels are superior to 27.5 or the other way around and looks the rider first and foremost. It became clear that neither wheel size is superior for all riders and that better results are achieved when you consider the way the bike is meant to ride and feel to the rider regardless of his/her height, body type or weight. Essentially, 29ers have always been designed for taller riders and...

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